Optoma Prepares for Olympics

Optoma is preparing for a sports-filled summer, with three new projectors designed for easy set-up and with low input lag (for gaming).

The H114, H183X and S331 DLP projectors all feature Texas Instruments’ BrilliantColor, which is designed to supply more vibrant and accurate colours to the display. Optoma guarantees five years of consistent colour performance with each model. The H114 and H183X reproduce Rec.709, while the S331 reproduces sRGB.

All three units feature automatic power-off if no source is detected, and a ‘blanking’ mode to save power, which cuts lamp brightness by up to 70%. They can also be turned back on instantly if accidentally shut down. The H183X adds an additional feature: a gaming mode, which lowers response times and boosts colours.

A 27″ – 316″ image, from 1m – 12m, can be thrown by each projector. They all use a 195W lamp and share 1.1x manual zoom; +/-40° vertical keystone correction; and two 2W speakers. They are also the same size, at 298 x 230 x 97mm, and weighing 2.17kg. They have a 33ms response time and can show 10-bit colour.

Both ‘H’ projectors share specifications, and are differentiated only by their brightness and contrast levels. The H114 reaches 3,400 lumens and has a 27,000:1 contrast ratio; the H183X is 3,200 lumens and 25,000:1.

Display resolution is 1280 x 800. The projectors have a 5,000 – 8,000 hour lamp life and 1.55-1.73:1 throw ratio. HDMI, VGA, composite, USB-B and RS232 ports are featured.

Optoma’s S331 has 800 x 600 resolution and and 8,000 – 10,000 hour lamp life. Throw ratio is 1.94-2.16:1 MHL-HDMI (x2) and USB-A ports are featured.

The projectors are available now, for £295 ($420) (H114), £280 ($400) (H183X) and £185 ($260) (S331) ex VAT.