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Optoma Ships Sub-$1,000 1080p Projector

Optoma has begun shipping three new DLP projectors, including a sub-$1,000 1080p model and two sub-$700 data projectors.

The two new data projectors, the PRO250X and PRO150S, both offer a brightness of 2,800 lumens and a contrast ratio of 3,000:1. The PRO250X offers a resolution of 1,024 x 768 (XGA), while the PRO150S offers an SVGA resolution (800 x 600). Some other features of the new models include:

  • Lamp life of up to 4,000 hours in "standard" mode, 3,000 hours in "bright" mode;
  • VGA passthrough;
  • Power consumption of 230 watts in standard mode; and
  • Various security features, such as password protection and a Kensington Lock port.

The new sub-$1,000 HD projector, the HD20, which was introduced earlier this month, offers a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080, a brightness of 1,700 lumens, and a contrast ratio of 4,000:1. It includes two HDMI inputs, as well as component, composite, and VGA.

The PRO250X and PRO150S are available now for $649 and $549, respectively. The HD20 is available for $999.

Further information on all of the new models can be found here.

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