Optoma launches new home £499 home entertainment projector, H116ST

Gadgets, Gaming, Home cinema

Optoma has unveiled the next evolution of the popular GT760 home entertainment projector, the H116ST. Bright and versatile, this portable projector is billed as ideal for gamers or sports and TV fans who want to play the latest games or watch their favourite shows with a super size image.

This new home entertainment projector has a short throw lens which is capable of producing a 100-inch image from just over a metre away from the screen or wall. This means it can be placed on a coffee table near to the screen and no shadows are cast by gamers.

Boasting 3600 lumens, it is brighter than its predecessor, delivering sharp imagery with optimum colour performance, claims the manufacturer – even with the lights on. It also features an enhanced gaming mode with low input latency – perfect for games that rely on rapid reactions.

Kishan Mistry, Senior Product Manager at Optoma, commented: “The new H116ST is the complete package for gamers and TV fans alike, with HD Ready resolution, a short throw lens, bright images and a powerful built-in 10W speaker.”

The integrated 10W speaker and HDMI input enables quick setup to a laptop, PC, Blu-ray player, media streamer or games console. It can even be turned into a smart projector by connecting a HDMI dongle such as Google Chromecast to play games, stream videos and share photos on the big screen.

H116ST key features

  • Bright lights on viewing – 3600 ANSI lumens
  • HD Ready – WXGA resolution
  • Short throw lens – 100″ image from just over a metre away
  • Easy connectivity – HDMI, VGA, USB Power
  • Ideal for gamers – low input latency
  • Clear, powerful audio – 10W speaker
  • Lightweight and portable

The H116ST is available now and has a RRP of £499.99 inc VAT.

Chris Price
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