Optoma announces 4K Ultra HD home projectors, UHD60 and UHD65

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TV, gaming and movie fans can now enjoy 4K cinema quality images in their own home with the launch of two new home projectors from Optoma – the UHD60 (pictured above) and the UHD65.

Boasting 8.3 million on-screen pixels, the new models meet the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) requirements for 4K UHD and comply with the CTA High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible display standards.

The UHD60 is available now (RRP £2,499.99) and the UHD65 will be available from August (RRP £2,999.99).

Capitalising on the fast switching speed of the DLP chip with XPR technology and advanced image processing, 8.3 million pixels are delivered to the screen without alignment issues, especially critical at 4K, with four times as many pixels as 1080p. This brings ultimate clarity to home users.

For a truly future-proofed home projector, both projectors fully support HDCP 2.2, the latest evolution of copy protection so users can enjoy the fast-growing choice of 4K content.

Equipped with Optoma’s Amazing Colour technology which includes an enhanced colour wheel and multiple modes and settings to choose from, users have the freedom to select the best setting for the content.

Each mode has been fine-tuned by Optoma’s colour team to ensure superior colour performance. What’s more, the UHD65 also has sophisticated PureMotion frame-interpolation technology. According to Optoma, this advanced processing eliminates motion blur or image judder, even in high-speed action films or fast-paced sports.

An RGB colour wheel provides accurate, true to life colour – perfect for high-definition colour reproduction. With its sleek black casing and 2200 lumens, the UHD65 produces stand-out images for those looking for a dedicated home cinema projector.

At 3000 lumens, the UHD60 produces bright images for life-like big-screen entertainment even with the lights on. Its gloss-white finish makes for discrete integration into any living space.

Packed with the latest features, these new models are exceptionally quiet, claims the manufacturer, and come complete with integrated speakers that provide powerful 8W audio. An audio output is also included, enabling connection to external sound systems.

Set-up is straightforward with vertical lens shift and a host of connection options such as two HDMI ports and Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) for compatible phones and tablets.

In addition, the UHD60 and UHD65 can even be turned into smart projectors by connecting a HDMI dongle like the Google Chromecast™ or Amazon Fire TV to access popular media services and stream TV shows, films and video clips, play games and share photos on the big screen.

Says Joe Ahmed, Head of Marketing at Optoma:

“We are incredibly excited to launch our much anticipated first 4K UHD HDR compatible home projectors, the UHD60 and UHD65. The advanced DLP single-chip design from Texas Instruments ensures absolute image integrity delivering over 8 million pixels to screen. Without doubt the 4K UHD experience requires the biggest of images, which the two new projectors deliver at an affordable price to home users.”

UHD60/ UHD65 key features

  • Ultra HD 4K – 8.3 million pixel detail for greater realism
  • Amazing colour – accurate Rec.709 colours, HDR compatible
  • Lights on viewing – 3000/ 2200 lumens and 1,000,000:1/ 1,200,000:1 contrast
  • Digital connectivity – 2x HDMI, MHL and HDCP 2.2 support
  • PureMotion frame-interpolation processing (UHD65 only)
  • Easy set-up and operation – vertical lens shift, 1.6x manual zoom
  • Integrated speaker for powerful sound
  • USB power – to stream content via HDMI dongle
  • Whisper quiet operation – 25dB (Eco mode)

 

UHD60 UHD65
Resolution 4K UHD
Lamp life 15,000 hours
Weight 7.8kg
Contrast ratio 1,000,000:1 1,200,000:1
Brightness 3000 ANSI lumens 2200 ANSI lumens
Throw ratio

1.39 – 2.22:1

Lens shift

Vertical: +15%

Screen sizes

0.67 – 7.68m (26.45″ – 302.2″) diagonal

Built-in speakers 8W
Dimensions 498 x 331 x 141mm (w x d x h)
PureMotion PureMotion frame interpolation
Connection HDMI v2.0, HDMI v1.4 + MHL, VGA

USB-A power, USB service

Audio in, Audio out, S/PDIF out

12V trigger, RS232, RJ45

 

Chris Price
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