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Optoma MovieTime DV11 Projector Review

by July 12, 2007
Optoma MovieTime DV11 Projector

Optoma MovieTime DV11 Projector

  • Product Name: MovieTime DV11 Projector
  • Manufacturer: Optoma
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarStar
  • Review Date: July 12, 2007 17:14
  • MSRP: $ 999
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Brightness: 1600 ANSI lumens (high power mode)
Contrast: Up to 2200:1 (full on/off)
Resolution: 800 x 600 native 4:3 resolution
Aspect Ratio: Native 4:3 aspect ratio (16:9 compatible at 800x450 or 856x480 cropped)
Throw Ratio: 1.36 – 1.50:1
Supported Screen Size: 48-359 inches (theoretical)
DLP Technology: Single 0.55” DDR DLP
Color Wheel: 2x speed, 4-segment
Offset (of vertical height): 115%
Computer Compatibility: SXGA+, XGA, SVGA, VGA Compression; VESA Standards; PC and Macintosh Compatible
Scanning Formats: 480i/480p/720p/z-Cinema systems match that description perfectly. d set up. Elite Screens of entertainment system1080i
Video Inputs (projector): S-video, composite video, VGA (component-compatible with included adapter)
Misc Connections: USB (service only), digital audio output, stereo audio output (18-inch mini), analogue audio inputs
Projection Lens
: 1.1x Manual Zoom and Focus
Lamp: 180W user-replaceable; 2000 hr life

Mounting: ceiling, desk, front/rear (menu configurable)
Keystone Correction: +/- 15 degrees vertical
Power Supply: 100-240 volts, 50-60Hz
Power Consumption: 245 watts (+/-10%); <12W standby
Fan: 34dB/28dB noise level
Projection Method: Front/rear/ceiling mount/table-top

Remote Control: IR remote Control with source selection, AAA x 2 batteries
Standard Accessories
: AC power cord, composite cable, VGA-to-component adapter, lens cap, remote control, batteries for remote, User’s manual, carrying case, Warranty Card and Quick Start Card

Optional Accessories: Panoview GrayWolfII™ Portable-Lift Screens, Dolcen Kreiling™ 50-Watt Subwoofer, BERING Mount and Gold Service Warranty

Dimensions: 15” x 5.5” x 10.9” in (381 x 140 x 277 mm)

Weight: 8.5 lbs (3.9 kg)
Warranty: 2 years limited parts and labor; 1 year on DVD module; 90 days lamp


  • Portable and easy to use
  • Nifty all-in-one system
  • Excellent graphics-laden User manual
  • Bright 1600 lumens
  • Decent color reproduction
  • Blazing fast DVD navigation & control


  • Poor deinterlacing and black levels
  • Remote not backlit
  • Weak zoom lens (yields smaller screen or puts people in front of the projector)
  • Native 4:3 resolution (with 16:9 support)


For those who can't permanently convert their living area to a theater, Optoma's DV11 combines ease of use with some nifty features that allow "movie nights" without breaking the bank and tearing up the house.
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Recent Forum Posts:

Caralfa posts on September 14, 2007 13:49
Hack for DV11 anyone?

Have purchased the Optoma DV11 in the United Kingdom (Region2 DVD's), does anyone have any knowledge of a ‘Hack’ to allow playing of either All Region DVD's or even just Region 1 DVD's as well as Region 2?
I am aware that there is a ‘Hack’ for the previous model the DV10 to allow it to play All Region, does anyone know if this will also work with the DV11 ?
I'm living in hopes
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