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Optoma HD36 1080p projector boosts home range

Bright HD visuals without dimming the room lights are the promise of the 3,000 ANSI lumen

Optoma has added the new HD36 model to its 1080p home projector range. The new projector is said to couple high-end home cinema performance with bright, vibrant visuals to produce high-resolution viewing without dimming the lights.

With powerful speakers, vertical lens shift and 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness, the HD36 is described as perfect for watching TV shows, sports and movies or playing action-packed games on a huge screen, any time of day.

Optoma’s head of product marketing, Justin Halls, said: “The new high specification HD36 with its sleek matt black design is one of a number of projectors we are launching in 2014, to bring the best big-screen experience straight to the home.”

The HD36 sports an HDMI input for connecting Blu-ray players, digital TV set-top boxes or games consoles, and, along with other standard video inputs, DVI and twin VGA ports for connecting laptops or PCs.

The projector’s 1.5x zoom and vertical lens shift ensure a large range of placement possibilities, allowing a wider choice of screen sizes.

The USB-Power input can be used to power a HDMI dongle, such as Google Chromecast or the Optoma WHD200 wireless HDMI device.

The HD36’s Dynamic Black Technology feature gives more depth to the image by smoothly adjusting the lamp output, based on the brightness information of each frame, to create a 30,000:1 contrast ratio. Bright scenes appear crisp and clear, while dark scenes remain detailed with deep blacks and exceptional light and shade detail.

The HD36 can display true 3D content from almost any 3D source, including 3D Blu-ray players, 3D broadcasting and the latest generation games consoles. Support for 144Hz rapid refresh rate provides ultra-smooth flicker free images. The 3D-sync port can connect to an Optoma ZF2100 System – required for 3D viewing (sold separately). In addition, the projector has a built-in 2D to 3D converter.