Optoma, one of the not-so-famous manufacturers of projectors, has just announced that its GameTime projectors are available now. It was about time for this company to release something bigger than those Pico projectors that I have been continuously coming across
for a while. The GameTime projectors, on the other hand, can be called anything you want, my friends, but definitely not Pico.
The new Optoma GameTime projectors are said to be targeting especially computers and console gamers, and the company has even introduced three models for the more particular styles of gaming. First are the GT720 and GT360 that both embed a short-throw lens, to suit rooms that are not so libertine regarding space, and by that I'm thinking about non-dedicated gaming rooms. Also, both of the two projectors will deliver a more than decent 2,500 lumen brightness to customers, as well as soothe their retinas with a 3,000:1 contrast ratio.
With a built-in, 10W speaker, the two can even have you backed up in case you don't have a surround-sound system at hand. The GT360 is claimed to have been developed for the Wii, and that's easy to tell, as the projector sports a native 800 x 600-pixel resolution, and it suits standard definition, but that doesn't mean it can't take HD input
, aside from complying with Macs and PCs.
The GT700 is the top-notch of the three, taking advantage of the DLP display technology by Texas Instruments, and bringing customers a native, 1,280 x 800-pixel resolution and a brightness output of 2,300 lumens, while the contrast ratio is mentioned as being of 2,500:1, and that's why it also costs less than the GT720 that has the same resolution. The GT720 is targeting the Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles, as it can deliver 720p resolutions. Pricing is of $599, $740 and $799, respectively.
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