The Dimplex Opti-V VF2927L – The Most Realistic Flame Effect

The Dimplex Opti-V VF2927L is part of the all new Opti-Virtual series. The Opti V is the most realistic electric fireplace to date with a High Def LED screen. Dimplex makes some of the best electric fireplaces and it seems fitting as founder Dimplex is the original inventor of the modern electric fireplace.

Dimplex Opti-Virtual

The Dimplex Opti-Virtual Duet. Available from Portable starting Mid-September 2014 now! Click to view enlarged HD image.

  • 9/8/2014 Great news! The Opti-V VF2927L 29″ is now available from Portable!
  • The Opti-Virtual VF5452L is also available in a double version that is 54.25″ wide.

Why Choose Dimplex Electric Fireplaces.

The Dimplex Opti V VF5452L is the most realistic electric fireplace to hit the market. It was recently featured as one of The 5 Most Realistic Electric Fireplaces in 2014. The Opti V is the single length version of the Opti Virtual series that is also available in an extended form as the Opti-V VF5452L.

Dimplex Opti-V VF5452L

The Dimplex Opti-V VF5452L uses a high resolution HD LED screen to make it one of the most realistic fires you’ve never seen. Available in September 14′ now!

Key Features of the Dimplex Opti-V VF5452L

  • LCD Television screen. High Definition 1920 x 1080 pixels filled with color on a 22” display rated at 22 W.
  • Fuel bed and lighting: Extremely low energy LED’s that only consumes 9W/hr. This makes it an eco-friendly heating solution.
  • Total electricity consumption = 35 W/hr and only 1W/hr when on standby mode.
  • Remote control with Virtual Sound Effect volume control.
  • Video: 4G SD card with 30 minute looped video so you get a constantly changing fire.
  • Modern stainless steel frame.
  • No exhaust fumes that pollute the air inside your home.

Pepper’s Ghost Principle

Opti Virtual Flame Effect Technology is based on the Pepper’s Ghost illusory technique that is commonly used in theatre productions and haunted houses. This technique uses plate glass and special lighting to make objects seem to appear, disappear, or become transparent.

Dimplex Opti-V PGF-10 Realistic Fire

Virtual flames rise from glowing logs that give off wisps of smokes and crackling embers.

Dimplex Opti-Virtual Flame Effect

The Opti-V is arguably the latest and greatest electric fireplace on the market. Awarded the Vesta Award for Best Electric Product at the 2013 Hearth Industry Trade Show, this electric unit continues to push the envelope of innovation. When LCD TV’s were all the rage, many were stunned to realize how much LED TV’s could improve visual performance. In a similar fashion, the Opti-V has set a new standard and raised the bar completely.

The Opti-V uses some of the latest in Electric Flame Technology. Dimplex has been able to capture the realistic sound of a crackling fire, glowing embers, and smoke in an imaginative new product.

Dimplex Opti-V VF5452L

The Dimplex Opti-VVF5452L/a> displays real fire footage on a high definition LCD screen with flickering flames that dance atop a glowing ember bed. Wisps of smoke are created using steamed water to give the effect of smoke rising from the fire. Sporadic sparks coincide with the crackling sound amplified from the Opti-V VF5452L.

“The new Dimplex Opti-V effect is the most realistic flame effect you’ve ever seen. The additional sound of crackling logs perfectly complements the real fire footage, and you’d never believe it was an electric flame effect and not a real fire. The stunning Opti-V effect creates a welcoming ambiance and as it doesn’t produce heat it can be used all year round.”

-Jonathan Smith, Marketing Manager at Dimplex

The Opti-Virtual is the next in line to past successions of Dimplex Flame Technology, following the OptiFlame (1988) and Opti-Myst fires which were the most realistic electric fireplaces of their time. The Opti V Fire does all of this at less than the cost of running a single light bulb.

Dimplex Opti-Virtual Single

Opti V VF5452L Technical Specifications

  • Height = 17.5197 inches (445mm)
  • Width = 28.9764 inches (736mm)
  • Depth = 12.5984 inches (320mm)

Opti Virtual Review and Testimonials

Since it’s unveiling, the Opti-V VF5452L has received rave reviews from industry experts and home enthusiasts. Dimplex has consistently lead the industry in innovation and technology. The Opti-V VF5452L simply expands upon past technologies seen in the popular Optimyst Electric Fireplace. You can watch live testimonials of the Opti-V VF5452L here.

The Opti-V has been touted as the most realistic fire effect because of visually enhanced LED Display screen that loops a 30 minute video of a real fire burning. You don’t feel like you’re watching a video. If you remember watching the End of the World Prank put on by LG, you know that the capabilities of HD LED screens is remarkable. When encased in a stainless steel frame, this level of clarity is utterly amazing.

As a wall mounted fireplace, the Opti-V VF5452L will require some installation. The VF5452L is a plug in electric fireplace that is very easy to set up. No smoke, no heat, and no excessive utility costs!

Where to Buy the Opti-V VF5452L?

The Dimplex Opti-V VF5452L and VF5452L will be available for purchase from Portable in the Fall 2014. The Opti-Virtual is now available! Portable is an authorized dealer of Dimplex Electric Fireplaces. We will continue to keep you updated on the status, availability, and pricing of the Opti-V VF5452L on this page.

Dimplex Opti-V Fire

Pricing on the Dimplex Opti-V fire varies from retailer to retailer. Portable offers a Lowest Price Guarantee that means we will match or beat any advertised prices by competitors. This means you don’t have to do any price checking. You can check back on this page for the lowest price on the Opti V VF2927L when this model becomes available.

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UPDATE 7/1/2014: The Opti-V VF2927L and Opti-V VF5452L will be available in mid-September 2014. Please check back for an update. This is the earliest any retailer will have this model in stock.

Dimplex Opti-V Duet

The Dimplex Opti-Virtual Duet VF5452L. This is the double version of the Opti-Virtual from Dimplex.

9/8/2014 – IT’S HERE!!
The Opti-V VF2927L and and VF5452L are now available from Portable!  Visit these pages to view:

Continue Reading:

  1. The 5 Most Realistic Electric Fireplaces in 2014
  2. The Complete Collection of Dimplex Opti-Myst Fireplaces
  3. Electric Fireplace Reviews

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