Optoma unveils £1149 short throw home projector


For those who love gaming or watching TV, sports or films on a big screen, Optoma has unveiled the £1149 HD31UST ultra short throw projector.

Capable of projecting a 100 inch image from just 30cm away without the hassle of shadows or cables running across the room, this projector – the successor to the popular GT5000+ –  is both smaller and lighter than its predecessor. Optoma claims the 3,400-lumens Full HD 1080p projector can beam razor sharp images with optimum colour performance even with the lights on.

The new model comes with the added benefit of vertical and horizontal keystone and four corner geometric adjustment. This gives quick and accurate set-up, ideal for uneven walls or where a projector placement is at an angle from the screen. In addition, when the projector is not centred directly in front of the projection surface, the auto vertical keystone feature will detect and correct the distorted image with the touch of a button.

It also comes with a built-in speaker that delivering 16 Watt output  and an audio output connector is also included, enabling connection to external sound systems.

HD31UST key features

  • Super-sized 100-inch images with the projector placed just 30cm away
  • Lights on viewing with bright 3400 lumens
  • Enjoy gaming, TV, sport and films in Full HD 1080p resolution
  • Easy set-up – broad connectivity, auto vertical keystone and four corner geometric correction
  • Sound from integrated 16W speaker
  • Compatible with HDMI dongles: Google Chromecast™, Amazon Fire™ and Apple TV™
  • WHD200 compatibility

Set-up is simple with a host of connection options including two HDMI and two VGA inputs for connection to any device. This projector also works with Optoma’s WHD200 which is designed to stream video content wirelessly – up to 20 metres in any room. 

It can be turned into a smart projector by connecting an HDMI dongle like the Google Chromecast™, Amazon Fire™ or Apple TV™ to play games, stream videos and share photos on the big screen at home.

The HD31UST can display true 3D content from 3D sources too, including 3D Blu-ray players, 3D broadcasting and the latest generation games consoles. For 3D viewing, the Optoma ZD302 glasses (sold separatelyuse DLP® Link™ active shutter technology to automatically sync with the on-screen image.

Says Kishan Mistry, Senior Product Manager at Optoma EMEA:

“The unrivalled set-up convenience of our high brightness, ultra-short throw HD31UST creates an exceptional 100-inch Full HD experience that can be placed directly in front of a wall or screen for permanent use, tidied away after occasional use or taken around to a friend’s house.”

For maximum contrast and brightness, it can be used with Optoma’s 100” ambient light rejecting ALR100 screen. It costs £1149 including VAT. For more information visit: www.optoma.co.uk


Chris Price
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