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Optoma's new projector could be the new pack leader

Optoma have announced their latest new home cinema projector, the HD36. Featuring both HDMI and DVI inputs, the unit also offers support for Google's Chromecast and other USB-powered devices thanks to its onboard powered USB connector.

It also offers sharp 1080p 3D video at 24fps. We're getting an exclusive first look at the HD36 next week so will be bringing you a full review once we've put it through its paces...


Native resolution

Full HD 1080p (1920 x1080)

Contrast ratio



3,000 ANSI Lumens

Throw ratio

1.37 - 2.05:1

Noise level





386 x 280 x 162mm (W x D x H)


HDMI (v1.4a 3D supported)


2 x VGA



3 x Audio In (RCA / 3.5mm)


3D-Sync Out (3-Pin VESA)

12V Trigger

USB-A Power

Audio Out



Optoma has added another Full HD 1080p projector to its home range. The new HD36 couples high-end home cinema performance with bright, vibrant visuals to produce high-resolution viewing without dimming the lights.

This Full 3D 1080p projector with powerful speakers, vertical lens shift and boasting 3,000 ANSI Lumens is perfect for watching TV shows, sports and movies or playing action-packed games on a huge screen any time of day.

Optoma’s Head of Product Marketing, Justin Halls, said: “The new high specification HD36 with its sleek matte black design is one of a number of projectors we are launching in 2014, to bring the best big-screen experience straight to the home.”

Easy connectivity
HDMI and DVI inputs are a huge benefit of the HD36. Blu-ray players, digital television set top boxes or games consoles can be easily connected via HDMI. Along with other standard video inputs, DVI and twin VGA ports can also be useful for gamers and connecting from a laptop or PC.

Simple installation
The stylish black finish complements any living space and its 1.5x zoom along with vertical lens shift ensure a large range of placement possibilities. This makes it easier to position the projector, allows a wider choice of screen sizes and makes the HD36 the perfect option for home.

The USB-Power input can be used to power a HDMI dongle, such as Google Chromecast or the Optoma WHD200 wireless HDMI device.

Dynamic Black Technology
This feature gives more depth to the image by smoothly adjusting the lamp output, based on the brightness information of each frame; to create a stunning high contrast ratio. Bright scenes appear crisp and clear, while dark scenes remain detailed with deep blacks and exceptional light and shade detail.

24 fps
Most movies are shot at 24 frames per second (fps). To preserve the purity of the original image, the HD36 can accept high definition sources at 24 fps to display movies exactly as the director intended.

Full 3D
The HD36 can display true 3D content from almost any 3D source, including 3D Blu-ray players, 3D broadcasting and the latest generation games consoles. Support for 144Hz rapid refresh rate provides ultra-smooth flicker free images. The 3D-sync port can connect to an Optoma ZF2100 System – required for 3D viewing (sold separately).

HD36 key features

  • Full HD 1080p image quality - perfect for watching Blu-ray movies without downscaling or compression
  • Bright, vivid colours – 3,000 ANSI Lumen brightness
  • Easy connectivity - HDMI and DVI
  • Dynamic black technology to create a stunning 30,000:1 contrast ratio
  • Powerful built-in 30W speaker
  • 1.5 zoom and vertical lens shift
  • Full 3D support
  • Built-in 2D to 3D converter

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