Optoma Announces New 4K UHD HDR Projectors, Prices Start at $1,999

Posted Mon Jun 5, 2017 at 07:45 PM PDT by
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Two new affordable Ultra HD projectors have been revealed.

Optoma has detailed the latest additions to its projector lineup. The collection includes the UHD60 and UHD65 UHD DLP projectors.

"With the UHD60 and UHD65, Optoma is putting the industry's most innovative and cutting-edge 4K technologies into the hands of consumers in a way that's never been done before," said Brian Soto, head of product management at Optoma Technology. "As leaders in the 1080p resolution home projector market, the introduction of our 4K resolution projectors is the next big step in providing high end viewing experiences at extremely accessible pricing. We are making 4K home theater projection a mainstream technology for the first time, allowing consumers to enjoy an experience that will rival or surpass any TV or even cinema experience today."

Both projectors deliver a UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 (through special video processing to double the 2716x1528 resolution of the DLP chip). Support for HDR10 is included as well, along with REC.2020 wide color gamut and DCI-P3 coverage (though a exact percent is not listed). In addition, the projectors feature high quality stereo sound, vertical lens shift, a 1.6X zoom for easy installation, and support for producing UHD images at up to 300 inches. 

Here's a rundown of key specs for each model:

Optoma UHD60 ($1,999) 

-Brightness: 3,000 lumens
-Contrast Ratio: 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio with Dynamic Black enabled
-Color: HDR compatibility delivers cinematic color
-White Chassis
-Designed for consumer home theater, and available through retailers

Optoma UHD65 (Priced at just $2,499)

-Brightness: 2,200 lumens
-Contrast Ratio: 1,200,000:1 contrast ratio with Dynamic Black enabled
-Color: Extraordinary cinematic color via HDR compatibility and RGBRGB color wheel
-Black Chassis
-Designed for the CEDIA/home cinema channel, and available through distributors

The UHD60 will be available for purchase through retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, and Beach Camera. Meanwhile, the UHD65 will be available through distributors Full Compass, ProjectorPeople.com, and Visual Apex. 

Source: Optoma, Engadget, Projector Central 

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