Optoma unveils follow up to award winning HD28DSE projector, HD29Darbee

Gadgets, Home cinema

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Optoma has unveiled the follow up to its multi-award winning HD28DSE home entertainment projector.

Called the HD29Darbee, this new model is brighter, smaller, and quieter than its predecessor – ideal for those who love to watch films, TV and sport or play action packed games without having to dim the lights.

The new HD29Darbee boasts integrated DARBEE Visual Presence™ image enhancement technology for improved levels of depth, clarity and realism while Enhanced Gaming Mode is also included for games that depend on fast reaction time.

Created for Full HD 1080p home entertainment, this new portable projector takes colour accuracy a step further with support for industry standard Rec. 709 for high-definition colour reproduction. In addition, Optoma’s Amazing Colour technology ensures vibrant, long-lasting and accurate colours, claims the manufacturer.

Weighing less than 2.5kg, the HD29Darbee can be taken round to a friend’s house using the optional carry bag for a sports event, movie night or games marathon for the best big screen experience anywhere with a flat surface.

Two HDMI inputs enable an easy setup – perfect for connecting a laptop, PC, Blu-ray player, media streamer or games console. This projector also works with Optoma’s WHD200 which is designed to stream video content wirelessly – up to 20 metres in any room.

For added convenience, the HD29Darbee comes complete with an integrated speaker that delivers powerful 10W audio. An audio output is also included, enabling connection to external sound systems.

Says Joe Ahmed, Head of Marketing at Optoma EMEA:

“Building on the success of the popular HD28DSE, the new HD29Darbee is an all-round home entertainment projector with added innovation – Darbee Visual Presence processing.

“The addition of higher brightness, smaller chassis, quieter operation and an enhanced colour wheel make this model an extremely convenient choice for use in any living space.”

A full specification sheet for the HD29Darbee together with information on the full product range, brochures and images of the projectors are available from www.optoma.com

HD29Darbee key features

  • Powerful DARBEE Visual Presence™ image enhancement technology – extraordinary levels of depth, clarity and realism
  • Full HD 1080p resolution – perfect for watching HD TV, sports, movies and gaming
  • Amazing Colour – Rec. 709 HDTV standard for accurate colour
  • Bright 3200 lumens – lights on viewing
  • Easy connectivity – 2x HDMI and MHL support
  • Compatible with HDMI dongles: Google Chromecast™, Amazon Fire™ and Apple TV™
  • Low noise – only 26dB
  • Built-in 10W speaker
  • Lightweight and portable
  • WHD200 compatibility


HD29Darbee specifications

Native resolution Full HD 1080p (1920 x1080)
Contrast ratio 30,000:1
Brightness 3200 ANSI lumens
Throw ratio 1.48 – 1.62:1
Noise level 26dB
Weight 2.4kg
Dimensions 298 x 230 x 96.5mm (W x D x H)
Inputs 2 x HDMI v1.4a + MHL
Outputs 3D-sync

12V screen trigger
USB-A Power


Chris Price
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