Optoma HD27e Supports Rec.709

The HD27e – the next evolution of Optoma’s HD27 FullHD 1080p lamp-based DLP home entertainment projector – is now available.

The new model offers brighter images, with 3,400 lumens, runs quieter (25dB) and has a longer expected lamp life than its award-winning predecessor (3,500 to 12,000 hours depending on mode). Featuring Amazing Colour (which is claimed to fully support Rec. 709), the projector is said to deliver accurate true-to-life colour reproduction and there is an ISF mode that allows calibration. It also features support for 24fps.

There are two HDMI inputs and MHL. Additionally, the HD27e weighs less than 2.9kg. Wireless is supported by an optional HDMI dongle. There is an integrated 10W speaker. The lens supports 1.47:1 – 1.62:1 throw ratios. The lamp is a 240W unit.

The unit is selling in the UK for £549 including tax ($635 + tax)

Analyst Comment

This projector provides 14 lumens per watt and we assume that the cinema mode, which supports Rec. 709, has lower brightness. Still, the unit looks very versatile and extremely good value. Bringing Rec. 709 down to this price and performance level means really good value. (BR)