Mr Henry installed the projector himself and the HD91 slotted straight into the existing fittings.
The combination of lens shift and a wide 1.9x zoom range provides flexibility for installation. This combination makes it easier to position the projector in the viewing room and allows a wider range of screen size options. And because the LEDs produce less heat and need less cooling, the projector is quieter and can be installed closer to walls, ceilings or within cabinets. The light weight (7kg) and compact size of the HD91 simplifies installation further.
Mr Henry said: “I literally plugged it in and it was ready to play. It was up and running in minutes with the image quality as sharp as when I viewed it in the shop. The picture quality was unbelievable. The operating system menu is very easy and straightforward to navigate.
“I watch a lot of cinema and had to replace the bulbs in my previous projector regularly. These also made the projector hot and noisy. When I first saw the article on the HD91, I must admit to being a little sceptical on the idea. But with the machine installed, LED is definitely the way forward.
“And the price point at £3,000 is probably the best value for money you can get on a projector of this quality.
“Believe me, the picture quality is already stunning straight out of the box, however, I would still recommend expert calibration. The vivid and crystal clear images were given an even more cinematic feel and a more natural colour rendition."
Chris Frost from Lucid A.V. calibrated the projector to suit the lighting conditions in the room and the distance from projector to screen which is important to balance the brightness and colour on the screen. The sound system was also adjusted to complete the installation.
The HD91 comes equipped with a full colour management system, allowing installers to choose from five preset colour gamuts (Native, Adobe, DLP-C, HDTV and SMPTE-C), six colour temperatures (D50, D65, D83, D93 and Native) or alternatively, they can fine tune intensity and x/y co-ordinates of primary and secondary colours for ultimate calibration precision. "
Lucid A.V. calibrated the HD91 perfectly to the D65 using the intensity and x/y co-ordinate controls, and then provided the customer with a ‘before’ and ‘after’ written report. This is helpful if the projector calibration settings are lost as they can be easily re-installed by the user.
Mr Henry said: “The picture quality has to be seen to be believed. Skin tones are perfectly natural – just as the film director intended. It looks like the actors are actually in the room.
“There was no need to adjust any of the brightness or contrast settings. These are perfect.”
Shane Harrison from Roy Jowett AV, said: “The customer is over the moon with the projector. And having seen it in action, I have to say, when my current projector dies, my next projector will definitely be a HD91!”
Fully-rechargeable wireless 3D glasses have been developed in parallel with the HD91. These are optimised to provide higher contrast and brighter images than ever before, while eliminating any issues of emitter placement, limited range and potential interference commonly experienced when using Infra-red.
Mr Henry said: “We charged up the 3D Glasses, connected the emitter to the system. They are so easy to use and set up and they worked flawlessly.
“The glasses are pure quality, forget the rolla cola versions. The family tried them out with a 3D film (Gravity) and you could see them move and duck as bits of space debris flew out of the screen.
“The glasses are extremely light and best of all they fit over my normal glasses like dream.
“We are extremely happy with the Optoma products and are sending screen shots to our friends over Facebook, they are so jealous, the recent England game was great to watch as we have the Tivo hooked up and watch the HD TV channels.”