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Optoma Launches $649 HD27 1080p Projector

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Optoma-HD27.jpgOptoma has launched a new low-priced 1080p projector, the HD27. A follow-up to the popular HD26, this new $649 DLP projector adds Rec 709 and sRGB color modes, has an improved lamp life of 8,000 hours, and has a smaller form factor. The projector has a rated contrast ratio of 25,000:1 and rated brightness of 3,200 lumens. The HD27 is available now.

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Optoma is launching its HD27 1080p home theater projector, improving upon its impressive Optoma HD26, a top-two selling 1080p projector in the U.S. market behind the top selling Optoma HD141X. With new color modes to accurately reproduce colors as they were created, improved lamp life and a smaller form factor, the all-digital Optoma HD27 delivers an incredible high definition picture for the discerning home cinema and theater enthusiast.

Brilliant color is critical to a quality picture, and with the addition of sRGB and Rec.709 color modes, the Optoma HD27 reproduces accurate colors for PC, Mac and HDTV broadcast content and color spaces - ensuring true and vibrant colors. In addition, lamp life has been improved to deliver up to 8,000 hours, and a new and advanced optical lens ensures even sharper and crisper images. Its new and smaller form factor with a rear I/O panel makes adopting projection into a home even easier.

Features of the Optoma HD27 include:
• Accurate, rich colors: with new Rec.709 and sRGB color modes, the Optoma HD27 can deliver true and accurate colors for any content
• Incredible contrast: an impressive 25,000:1: contrast ratio translates to bright whites, popping colors and dark, detailed blacks in any picture
• 1080p resolution: high-definition resolution means incredible picture detail for movies, games and more
• Brightness: with 3,200 lumens of brightness, the HD27 can be used in rooms with moderate ambient light, and can light up larger home screens or walls
• Integrated sound: featuring a 10-watt speaker for integrated audio/video, its designed for plug-and-play use
· All digital: with two HMDI ports, a 3D vesa sync port for 3D readiness, and MHL readiness, the Optoma H27 is a perfect choice for today's digital consumer
• Wireless compatibility: the HD27 is compatible with several wireless devices, such as Chromecast and Amazon Fire Stick, providing a USB port for power, as well as MHL compatibility for those products this feature like the Optoma HDCast Pro, Roku Streaming Stick and smartphones to play music, movies and TV and view pictures

"On the heels of announcing the improved HD142X, the top selling 1080p model on the market, we're excited that we can bring more upgrades to yet another top-selling high-definition home theater projector with the HD27," said Brian Soto, head of product management, Optoma Technology. "As more and more millennials are replacing TVs for the flexibility and large image size of projectors, Optoma is delivering two new projectors that deliver the some of the best images out there, for a fraction of the price of HDTVs and competing high-definition projectors. We remain committed to bringing projectors into more homes, and the release of the HD27 and HD142X are designed to do just this."

The Optoma HD27 is available for purchase online for $649 (estimated street price) from Amazon, B&H Photo, Beach Camera and Best Buy.

Additional Resources
Optoma Announces $579 HD142x 1080p Projector at HomeTheaterReview.com.
Optoma HD28DSE DLP Projector Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com.

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