Optoma Ships Gaming Projectors

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Optoma Technology

said it is now shipping its GameTime dedicated gaming projectors.

The projectors, which were first introduced at International CES in January, include the GT720, GT360 and the newly added GT700, all of which have been optimized with features to accentuate gaming on a big screen.

Street retails for the projectors are as follows: GT360 ($599), GT700 ($749) and GT720 ($799).

"Gamers love to feel totally immersed in their games, and the bigger the picture, the more ‘in the game' they feel," said Jon Grodem, Optoma's product marketing senior director. "These GameTime projectors are designed for flawless performance with today's top HD consoles and gaming PCs, and enhance games with stunning speed, high contrast and vivid colors."

The GT360 and GT720 package a short-throw lens to create large images in smaller rooms, 2,500 lumens of brightness and a 3000:1 contrast ratio.

Each projector includes a 10-watt stereo speaker system to deliver in-the-action sound without external speakers.

Optimally designed for Nintendo's Wii console, the GT360 includes native 800 by 600-pixel (SVGA) resolution, PC and Mac compatibility, and 1,920 by 1080p resolution.

The GT720 features WXGA (1,280 by 800-pixel resolution, and is designed to maximize the widescreen attributes of the Xbox and Sony PlayStation gaming consoles, among others. It also is PC and Mac compatible, supports computer resolutions up to 1,920 by 1,080 pixels (HD), and accepts common global video inputs and video formats up to 1080p.

The newly added GT700 was said to have been designed for Xbox and Sony PlayStation users

The GT700 delivers WXGA resolution with all the same features and connectivity as the GT720, but at 2,300 lumens with a contrast ratio of 2,500:1.

Accessories for all three projectors include a remote and a special backpack. All are compact and lightweight at only 6.5 pounds, allowing gamers to take the big-screen experience with them wherever they go.

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