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Manchester Show 2011: Optoma brings down the cost of 3D projection

Optoma HD33

Optoma says its bringing down the cost of Full HD 3D projection with its stylish new HD33 DLP projector.

Retailing at £1350, the HD33 comes with one pair of rechargeable 3D glasses which use wireless RF transmission, rather than the more usual IR (infra-red) system, for more stable syncing. Additional pairs of glasses are £80 each.

The projector is powered by Optoma's PureEngine technology, including PureMotion4 and PureD, designed to create clearer, sharper pictures. Claimed contrast ratio is 10,000:1 and brightness is 1800 ANSI Lumens.

There's a full range of digital and analogue inputs, including two HDMI inputs with 1.4a 3D support.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.