Optoma’s newest home cinema projectors (the UHD60 and UHD65) are being targeted towards movie, TV and gaming fans. The UHD60 is available now for a RRP of £2,499.99, while the UHD65 will be available from August for a RRP of £2,999.99.
With the full 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.
“We are incredibly excited to launch our much anticipated first 4K UHD HDR compatible home projectors, the UHD60 and UHD65,” says Joe Ahmed, Head of Marketing at Optoma EMEA. “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.”
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 an optimised colour performance. Reference mode reproduces accurate Rec.709 HDTV broadcast spec colours – ensuring reproduction of cinematic colour – exactly as the director intended.
The UHD65 also features PureMotion frame-interpolation technology, which Optoma says eliminates motion blur or image judder, even in high-speed action films or fast-paced sports.
At 3,000 lumens, the UHD60 produces bright images for life-like big-screen entertainment – even with the lights on, says the manufacturer.
These new models come complete with integrated speakers that provide 8W audio, although an audio output is also included, enabling connection to external sound systems.
Set-up is simple 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 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.