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Optoma Ships First Native Widescreen Digital Projector

Optoma has announced that it is shipping its EP1690 native widescreen digital projector

Optoma Ships First Native Widescreen Digital Projector

Aug 17, 2006 8:00 AM

Optoma, a manufacturer of digital projection and display devices, has announced that it is shipping its EP1690 digital projector. A native widescreen projector, the EP1690 delivers performance and picture quality for today’s widescreen notebooks, the latest DVD releases, and high-definition content.

The EP1690 features Optoma’s exclusive Widescreen Maximizer, which guarantees perfect picture matching between the video source and the projector. The Widescreen Maximizer software, downloaded for free from, provides the fastest and easiest way to match notebook video resolutions with the EP1690.

With a DarkChip2 DLP chipset and BrilliantColor technology, both by Texas Instruments, the Optoma EP1690 projects high-quality images. The BrilliantColor color processing technology, along with the 2500 lumens and 2500:1 contrast ratio of the EP1690, ensures that the projector delivers higher brightness and provides truer, more vibrant colors to the picture on display. Its 1280×768 WXGA resolution provides up to 25 percent higher resolution than a standard 1024×768 XGA projector, allowing the Optoma EP1690 to display crisper and more vibrant graphics and digital photos.

Optoma’s EP1690 includes extensive connectivity options, including DVI w/HDCP, as well as four audio and video inputs. The projector also features a built-in 3W speaker, making the EP1690 a true multimedia projector for office and home entertainment use.

The EP1690’s Express on/off function allows the projector to power on/off in mere seconds. The projector also has a lower noise level usually associated with other typical data projectors. Optoma’s patent-pending “wind tunnel” cooling system is designed for near-silent operation with minimal light leakage.

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