OPTOMA ANNOUNCES BRIGHTER HD HOME THEATER PROJECTOR

HD23 To Be Sold Exclusively Through Best Buy

FREMONT, Calif. | May 1, 2012 | Optoma, the best-selling brand of DLP projectors in the


Americas, has announced the U.S. launch of its new, brighter HD23 home theater projector,

which will be sold in-store and online exclusively through leading big box retailer, Best Buy.

The HD23, a 2500 ANSI lumen, full 1080p projector will carry a price of $999, and will be

available in May.

"The increased brightness of the HD23 gives end-users much more flexibility regarding

setting this up in their homes," said Jon Grodem, Optoma's senior director of product and

marketing. "Not all home theater environments can enjoy complete darkness, and the added

power fulfills this type of need."

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According to Grodem, the exclusive arrangement with Best Buy was the result after

analyzing Best Buy's customer base and preference. "It's been Optoma's goal to fulfill both its

partners' and end-users' needs."

The HD23 delivers a contrast ratio of 5,000:1 and offers many of the features found on more

expensive home theater projectors. Based on Texas Instruments' 1080p DLP chipset, and

BrilliantColor™ technology, this new projector offers the connectivity necessary to meet most

consumer's needs. Two HDMI inputs allow users to connect to more than one device at a time,

such as their cable/satellite receiver, Blu-ray DVD player, or video gaming console. It also

provides VGA, component and composite video inputs for connection to other devices, as well

as a 12v trigger to signal other components to turn on/off.

The HD23 operates at a native 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), while also being

compatible with most computer formats, such as UXGA, WXGA, SXGA+, SXGA, XGA, SVGA,

VGA resized, VESA, PC and Macintosh, and it can also accept common global video inputs and

video formats up to 1080p (HDTV, EDTV, SDTV, NTSC, PAL, SECAM).

Like all Optoma projectors, the HD23's DLP engine operates without filters, keeping

ownership and maintenance costs low while ensuring consistent performance throughout the

projector's life. The projection lamp is rated to last up to 4000 hours in standard mode or 3000 hours

in bright mode. The HD23 also incorporates a rapid shutdown feature that further reduces energy

costs, and it comes with a one-year parts and labor warranty, with the lamp being covered for 90

days.

Weighing only 6.4 pounds, the HD23 is either table or ceiling-mountable, which gives

consumers flexibility with how they use the projector. The HD23 operates quietly at 29db and is

equipped with a remote control (with batteries) that has backlit illumination for user convenience in

dark room viewing. For more information on all Optoma products, go to www.optomausa.com or

call 888-289-6786.

About Optoma Technology, Inc.

Optoma Technology, Inc. is an award-winning developer of projection and digital display products for

business, education and home. The company manufactures multimedia projectors for mobile users, fixed

installations, classrooms and home theaters, as well as HD displays. Optoma products combine superior

image processing technologies with exceptional engineering and innovation to deliver images that are

bright, crystal clear and finely tuned for tone and color. Optoma products are sold through the company's

global network of Pro AV dealers, major consumer electronics retailers and Internet resellers. For more

information, visit www.optomausa.com.

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