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shhhh....don't tell Optoma but........

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by ntslik, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. ntslik

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    During my recent visit to Optoma's head office I was given a dem on the new RD65 DLP rear pro 65" TV due out soon, which by the way, is out of this world, but while being left on my own for ten min's i thought why should I be the only one who get's to see it.........................so as i happened to have my panny digi camera

    :nono: mums the word
     

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    That's an impressive looking beast... the guys over on the RP TV forums would no doubt drool....

    How deep is it ? interested to know how they "squeeze" the throw distance, presume it's using an ultra-short throw lens...


    Sean.
     
  3. ntslik

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    World’s largest HD2+ DLP TV
    The ThemeSceneTM RD65 DLPTM TV delivers unparalleled image quality
    on a huge 65" 16:9 screen.
    HD2+ Digital Light Processing from Texas Instruments coupled with the
    finest High Definition image processing components provides an image
    of breathtaking clarity with vibrant, perfectly balanced natural colour and
    outstanding detail.
    HD-2+ Digital Light ProcessingTM technology from Texas Instruments
    Native High Definition resolution for astounding image quality
    Faroudja DCDi deinterlacing
    Unique furniture grade black high-gloss 'Piano Finish' cabinet
    11 inputs including HDMI, DVI (HDCP), Component Progressive and SCART RGB
    Twin tuners for Picture-in-Picture viewing
    Specifications
    Screen Wide-angle Non-reflective 0.15 mm screenpitch
    Native Resolution 1,280 x 720
    Contrast Ratio 2000:1
    Brightness 400 nits
    Lamp Type 120 watt VIP
    Lamp Life 8,000 hours
    Video Compatibility PAL 576i/576p
    NTSC 480i/480p
    HD 720p/1080i
    Tuner Compatibility 2 x Analogue tuners
    PAL I,D,K,B,K
    SECAM L
    NICAM
    Inputs 1 x DVI (with HDCP)
    1 x HDMI(via DVI with supplied adaptor)
    1 x Component Progressive
    1 x Component Interlaced
    3 x SCART
    2 x S-video
    2 x Composite
    1 x VGA
    Image Processing Faroudja DCDi
    Computer Compatibility VGA, SVGA (800 x 600)
    XGA (1,024 x 768)
    1,280 x 720
    SXGA (1,280 x 1,024)
    Teletext 2000 Page memory
    Level 2.5
    Electronic Programme Guide NexTView (for use in Germany
    France Switzerland and Belguim)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 151 x 132 x 56 cm
    Weight 107 kg
    Power Supply AC input 90-260V; Input
    Frequency: 50-60Hz
    Input Current: 4.5A @ 90VAC
    Power Consumption:
    250W in operation
    8W in standby
    Audio NICAM 2 x 15w
    Control Advanced Discrete Infra Red control
     
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    OH MY GOD :) !!!! Now that's what I call well spec'd !!!!
    How much (roughly) ?.
     
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    That looks awesome :eek:

    I reckon I want one of those little beauties.
    Their about 4 grand ish btw (ouch)


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    Just put these up on our site - RD65 is 3999.95 and the RD50 is £2799.95.

    We also had the privilege of seeing these in Optoma's dem room and there is only one word for the picture quality - STUNNING.
     
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    Ooh you have to go and tempt me dont ya :)
    I'm looking at one for a viable replacement for front projection,I currently use a 6foot screen and LCD projector (AE500 now sold was looking at a 700 or HS50) so size would be a tad smaller but I reckon the PQ quality would more than make up for it. (time to do some thinking!).


    Regards

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    When are you guys expecting these sets in?

    Im looking for a set to replace my Sony kps41 and have been looking at the Sagem and the samsung DLP sets,As im also getting a H77(when they have had the pal fix) for my cinema room i would be intrested in one of these...


    great pics guys :thumbsup:
     
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    Optoma are telling us that they should be in by the end of the month/first week in November
     
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    This year or next year? Sorry..... waiting for a H77 you see.....

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    now the Themescene range has a 3 year "ZERO DEAD PIXEL" warranty. :clap:
     
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    The RD65 is already down to £3,400!! At that rate it'll be a grand by xmas. ;)

    Oh, and the RD50 is now less than £2000! WOW! :D I really really want one now. All we need now is HDTV in this country to watch on it!
     
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    These beasts were on display at the Manchester show this weekend. They were pretty much the only displays *not* showing high def and still got all the attention. HDTV is not required to get the best out of these, just a pretty big lounge! Thought it was more the H57s and H77s that were coming in early Nov tho, think the RPTVs are gonna be week or two later.

    Sean - RPTVs usually based on mirror projection rather than a really short lens. Thing that is always beyond me is you've got a a HD2+ DLP, beaming a 50" image, with Faroudja, 3 scarts, 2 YUVs, DVI, 2 SVHS, 2 CVBS, speakers, cabinet, all for the price of a Matterhorn chipped PJ! Surely it should be as least as expensive as the H77?!?!?!

    And it's not just the Zero Dead Pixel warranty that impresses, included in the price is home installation!!! You've gotta have a really good reason to buy plasma when things like this are out, my Dads 5 series Panasonic is on the way out for one....
     
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    The RD50 was incorrectly quoted from the start, but i would not hold on for a further reduction (which won't happen) get in quick..these things are going to fly
     
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    Sorry guys I've cocked up :oops:

    The RD65 is 3400 + VAT, and to save your calculators that's £3995.

    Sorry for my confusion
     
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    Hi all. :)

    Very interested in the 50" model. :D
    However, I'd be seated about 7 feet from it (8 feet, at a stretch).
    Would it be too close? :eek:

    P.S: how much would a lamp replacement cost?
     
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    It's gonna feel pretty imposing from 7ft, but there again that's pretty much what you want ;) 8ft+ is gonna be more comfortable though.

    Replacement lamp IIRC is around £300-£400, but doesn't need replacing for 10,000 hours!! (and is a doddle to do too, just unscrew a flap at the front, pull out old, push in new)
     
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    Thanks for the reply, Liam. :)
     
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    That looks like me sorted for next year when Sky bring in the HD service. My Panasonic 47" RP is due for replacement then and I really thought I'd have to go for a 50" plasma for mega bucks. This is just the ticket!

    Thanks
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    I'm completely pulling my hair out now deciding whether to go with front projection which is what I usually have and was planning on the the sony HS51 on a 6foot wide screen or having a change and going for the RD50,obviously its a fair old screen downsize but the room I have is pretty darn small anyway.

    I would bite the bullet and go with the monstrous RD65 but its simply too big for the room,apart from the obvious screensize difference between the RD50 and RD65 are there any other technical differences? quality differences?

    To the couple of lucky guys in this thread who have viewed these screens would you say the PQ would be a step up from an LCD front projector?(I had an AE500 before I sold it a while back to upgrade)?


    Cheers

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    Hi Sean, it's the same as most things, the smaller you go the more refined the picture becomes, so picture quality would blow most of the LCD's away, if you have a small room, a projector maybe just a bit to much.....how small is small (your room that is :D )
     
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    Hi,

    Aye I figured the quality of picture would be an improvement,the fact I'm used to the "big Screen" front projectors was putting me off.
    My minds made up now though to go with the RD50 for a change,then when the new D5 panels etc are out next year+ I can look at upgrading again,it looks so good,my high def movies will love it I'm sure :)

    The cinema room is only like 12 foot squared by the way,so the RD65 would be massive overkill and pretty cack in there imo.I just cant wait to get it now(though the room is under massive re-decoration right now),any set date for these arriving into stock anywhere yet?


    Regards

    Sean
     

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