Optoma unveils HD26 Full HD projector

Optoma claims the HD26 is "ideal for use without dimming the lights" thanks to its 3200-lumen brightness. This is designed to let it be used on a more regular basis for watching TV shows, sports, movies and for playing games.

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The HD26 comes with two HDMI 1.4 inputs, which means you can easily switch between a variety of sources - including games consoles, Blu-ray players and digital set-top boxes. An MHL connection also means a supporting smartphone or tablet can be connected if you wanted to share photos and videos on a bigger screen.

Built-in speakers provide 10W of audio, which Optoma claims can "easily fill a living space". An audio output is onboard for connecting to external sound systems. Meanwhile, the Optoma HD26 also comes with full 3D support and a gaming mode; the latter of which is designed to improve response times and provide maximum contrast and vivid colours.

The Optoma HD26 is available now for an MSRP of £650.

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Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.