Optoma HD72 DLP Projector Review
Display Technology: Single 0.65-inch DarkChip2™ DLP™ technology from Texas Instruments
Brightness: 1300 Lumens
Contrast Ratio: 3500:1 Full On/Off (5000:1 In AI Mode)
Noise Level: 27dB typical
Lamp Life: 3000 Hours standard
Horizontal Scan Rate: 15-75 kHz
Vertical Scan Rate: 43-85 Hz
Image Size: 28-inches to 304-inches
Throw Ratio: 1.5 to 1.9 (Distance/Width)
Uniformity: 90% Or Better
Keystone Correction: Horizontal and Vertical
Video Compatibility: NTSC, PAL, SEACAM, EDTV, HDTV
Computer Compatibility: UXGA, SXGA, WXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA
Input Connectors: HDMI, HDCP-DVI, Component Video, S-Video, Composite Video, RS-232
I/R Pickup Receivers: Front and Rear
Dimensions: 13.56” W x 3.65” H x 9.67” D (344 x 94 x 246 mm)
Weight: 7 Pounds (3.2kg)
Power Supply: 100-240 Volts 50-60Hz
Projection Methods: Front, Rear, Ceiling Mount, Table Top
Limited With Zero Dead Pixel Policy
- Excellent detail, black level and color
- Very good internal video processor
- Every input you would need
- Modern styling
- Excellent warranty including a no dead pixel policy
- Remote has sporadic operation
- Standby light blinks on/off until hard shut down
- Excessive offset may not be suitable for some installations
- Small amount of light leakage from side of projector
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Recent Forum Posts:
Any fixed pixel display (LCD, Plasma, Front/Rear Projector, etc.) will convert the incomming signal to its native resolution (720p in the case of the Optoma HD72). The reason for an upscalling DVD player is that you can feed the display its native resolution and some players like the Oppo have much better conversion chips than the ones bulit into the display.
Also, check out the beginners section of the site for plenty of good articles on A/V components and systems.
Need some help again! Wow, do I ever have a lot to learn.
I am wondering if the HD72 does any type of up-conversion of DVDs? I have an older DVD player and would consider getting one of the newer up-converting ones, but if the projector already does this then what would be the point.
Thanks for any input.
It's nice to see a deal in Canada for a change. Costco.ca is offering the Optoma HD6800, DVI cable, 92 inch screen and ceiling mount for $1824.99 plus tax whereas Costco.com has the same projector, and 106 inch screen for $1999.99.
Great to be in Canada!
Kevin, thanks for your input.
David, I found this link on the AVS forum which seems to work quite well.
It's an excel spreadsheet which takes everything into account.