Optoma ThemeScene HD87
New HD87 has better brightness and new image-processing engine for better contrast and smoother motion

New from Optoma is the ThemeScene HD87 projector, which replaces the HD86 as the flagship of its home cinema range.

The new model, which starts from £2799, has improved brightness and contrast, and also incorporates a new version of the company's Puremotion picture-processing engine, claimed to eliminate judder while optimising the projector for 1080p 24fps content.

Brightness has been increase to 1700 ANSI Lumens, and the ANSI Contrast ratio is 800:1, while dynamic contrast is 80,000:1. Optoma says the ANSI contrast figure gives a much more accurate measure of real-world performance, being measured when the screen is showing both black and white elements, rather than the full-screen white/full-screen black measurement method.

The Puremotion 3 processing eliminates judder and motion-blurring for smooth movement, and the projector also features an improved Colour Management System and Dynamic Black, along with a user-adjustable nine-step iris and vertical and horizontal lens-shift.

The HD87 has three HDMI inputs, plus component, RGB/VGA, composite and S-video inputs, plus two 12V trigger sockets and an RS232 connection.

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It's available now with three lens options, costing £2799 with standard lens, £2999 in a long-throw version, and £3399 with a short-throw lens.

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