Optoma Ships MovieTime Digital DVD Projector
MILPITAS, Calif. - July 11, 2005 - Optoma Technology Inc. announces the shipping of its MovieTime(TM) digital DVD home theater projector. The MovieTime DVD projector features a built-in DVD player and integrated speakers in a stylish, compact design. With its ultra bright, theater-quality projection and easy-to-use features, movie enthusiasts can enjoy stunning and engaging video and sound for instant home entertainment.
MovieTime is designed for a wide range of home entertainment options, from watching the latest DVD movie releases to hooking it up to a gaming console to play the latest, hottest gaming titles on a large screen with friends and family. Because of MovieTime's integrated digital DVD player and speakers, as well as its short-throw lens, it is easy to turn any room in the house into an instant screening room -- right out of the box.
"Optoma's MovieTime Digital DVD projector changes the home entertainment landscape by helping people instantly create a home theater in just about any room in the house," said Ralph Merrem, director of product management of Optoma Technology Inc. "MovieTime is a simple, plug-and-play product, giving a way for movie fans to quickly and easily create their own home theater environment with a built-in DVD player and speakers and a native 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio."
MovieTime features Digital Light Processing(TM) (DLP) technology from Texas Instruments, providing a direct digital signal from the DVD to the projector to produce accurate color and details, and ensuring that the images on the screen do not fade or degrade over time. MovieTime offers HDTV compatibility for HD content from a number of sources, as well as an optimized display setting for true widescreen theater-quality performance. The MovieTime DVD projector also offers an optical audio output, which can deliver up to 7.1 channels of surround sound. MovieTime is also compatible with gaming consoles, VCRs, and PCs, as well as other devices to provide large-screen entertainment.
MovieTime is a pure digital DVD projector and accepts direct digital signals from a DVD disc to the projected image. There is no analog to digital conversion in the signal processing, resulting in a DVD viewing experience with guaranteed color accuracy and distortion-free pictures. MovieTime provides true 480p from DVD to DLP, with no scaling errors.
Display Technology DarkChip2 DLP technology by Texas Instruments
Brightness 1000 Lumens
Resolution 480p (854x480) native, SXGA+ (1400x1050) compressed
Contrast Ratio 4000:1(a)
Throw Ratio 1.26 - 1.41
Aspect Ratio 16:9 native, 4:3 and 5:4 compatible
Image Size 36 to 335 inches
Projection Distance 4.9 to 32.8 feet
Weight 7.8 pounds
MovieTime by Optoma is now available through major retail and e-tail outlets with an MSRP of $1,499.
Optoma Technology Inc.
Optoma Technology Inc. is an award-winning developer of projection and digital display products for business and home. The company manufactures multimedia projectors for mobile users, fixed installations and home theaters, HDTVs, LCD flat panel monitors and plasma displays. Optoma products combine superior image processing technologies with exceptional engineering and innovation to deliver images that are bright, crystal clear, and finely tuned for tone and color. Optoma products are sold through the company's global network of pro AV dealers, major consumer electronics retailers and Internet resellers. Optoma's worldwide headquarters is located in Milpitas, Calif. For more information, please call 888-942-2929 or visit optomausa.com.