Optoma HD70 Projector Review
Brightness: 1000 ANSI lumens (high power mode)
Keystone Correction: horizontal/vertical (digital)
Uniformity Ratio: 95% (center-to-corner)
Remote Control: Backlit IR remote Control with source selection, AAA x 2 batteries
Optional Accessories: Ceiling mount, carrying case and GrayWolf II series screens
Dimensions: 15.5” x 4.4” x 11.8” in (395 x 112 x 300 mm)
Weight: 5.6 lbs (2.5 kg)
- First sub-$1000 720p DLP projector! (street price)
- Deep blacks, rich colors
- Consumer adjustment of RGB gain, cut and gamma
- Backlit remote
- 1080p support (downconverted)
- Weak 1.2x Zoom Lens
- Requires some calibration out of the box
- IR sensor on front only
- No RS-232 Support
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Recent Forum Posts:
I tryed using Avia for calibration, but i did not like the results. can you publish the calibration numbers for the optoma d70 that the datacolor showed? Thank you!
Great review, what led me here was a problem with my HD70 that I think may be easily corrected. I have 25FT runs of both SCART/Component and straight component cables - each of which I have hooked up to my 5-7 year old Sony DVD player (dont have model # handy). My issue is that during indiscriminate times or scenes, the HD70 will “drop” the image completely with its blue splash screen, 2-5 seconds later, the image comes back. I have tried it with a SCART/Component cable as well as the straight component port and the same thing happens, even at the exact same moment in the scene on the DVD. I ran DVD over SVIDEO and no signal problems at all. My HDMI source (cable TV) has never dropped either.
Is this a cable problem? A signal degradation problem? a projector problem? If I had a spare DVD player that was easily removeable, my plan was to move it closer to the projector and test a different DVD player with a shorter cable, but I haven't been able to do that yet. It seems to happen with action scenes/sequences, and less on dramatic slightly moving images.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
I have the same problem it drops in and out. I have the Sony DVD S5550D and the HD70. It works fine on S-Video. My cable run is aprox 33 feet. The image on component when present looks great. Is this a cable problem or HD70 not being able to hold on to the sync or maybe just the DVD player.
Clint, after reading your article I went to BBUY to pick up my HD70 but when I arrived they had the Sony Cineza HS51A for the same price on sale. Should I go for the new DLP technology in the HD70 or for last years model Sony? Which would give me a better picture? Many thanks for your help!