Two new 3D-ready models target the education market and feature Optoma’s Eco+ illumination system, claimed to reduce power consumption by 30% and increase lamp life by 50%. The TX635‑3D produces 3,500 lumens at XGA (1,024×768)resolution. The TW635‑3D produces 3,500 lumens at WXGA (1,280×800) resolution. Both models offer wireless connectivity via accessory dongles and Crestron RoomView support for IT administration. The TW635-3D is currently available for suggested retail price of US$949, while the TX635-3D carries a price of US$849.
Also new, the TW556‑3D, which is aimed at the entry level boardroom/classroom market segment, produces 2,800 lumens at WXGA (1,280×800) resolution with 10,000:1 contrast ratio. Pricing and availability for the TW556‑3D were not disclosed.
Two additional budget-minded 3D-ready projectors were also announced. The TW631-3D produces 3,500 lumens at WXGA (1,280×800) resolution. The TX631‑3D produces 3,500 lumens at XGA (1,024×768) resolution. Both models feature Eco+ and are currently shipping. The TW631-3D carries a suggested retail price of US$749, while the TX631-3D is available for US$649.
The most recent end-user survey conducted by projector market research firm Pacific Media Associates showed that consumers and businesses are increasingly budget minded, so these new budget-minded models from Optoma should do well.