Posted Mon Dec 7, 2009 at 01:00 PM PST by Mike Attebery
Slated to hit stores in early 2010, Optoma's new projector brings 3D to the home for a surprisingly low price, but there's a catch.
The new Optoma Projector, model HD66, is a 3D capable projector that's an otherwise fairly straightforward product. It can handle signals at 1080p resolution and has a 4,000:1 contrast ratio. It puts out 2500 ANSI lumens brightness. The HD66 features a single HDMI in and a stereo audio out for those who want to listen to something above the included 2 watt speaker.
The main feature being touted of course, is that of the HD55's 3D capability. At a sub $1,000 price though, you'd expect some trade offs, and you'd be right. While the HD55 is capable of displaying high definition content in 3D, the projector sports a max resolution of 720p.
The other catch, if you could call it that, is that viewing 3D content on the projector requires the use of active shutter glasses, which would need to be purchased separately.
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