We all love a trip to the movies, after all, nothing beats seeing a summer blockbuster in front of the big screen. Many of us want to try and recreate the same experience in our homes, and often times a TV just doesn’t cut it. Projectors are often a go-to, but rarely lack features like 4K and HDR at a reasonable price. Today, Optoma looks to change that by unveiling two new models of 4K-ready projectors starting at just under $2,000.
Optoma has been in the projector game for years, and in fact, was the number one manufacturer of consumer 1080p home projectors last year. Looking to improve on its already widely-praised projectors, the company seeks to add features commonly found in high-end TVs like 4K, HDR and UHD to two of its new models.
Both of Optoma’s new projector will sport a ‘vertical lens shift and a 1.6X zoom’ which essentially means that it can deliver 4K UHD content onto a screen size of 300-inches. The new projectors don’t skimp out on ports either, offering two HDMI and a single HDCP input.
Optoma offers two distinct options in its new 4K projector lineup, the Optoma UHD60 and Optoma UHD65. While you won’t be able to tell that just from the names, the features certainly differentiate the two models. On the lower end, the UHD60 outputs a brightness of 3,000 lumens, and has a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The UHD60’s features gear it towards the home market, just as with their previous projectors.
Taking a look at the more higher-end version, the UHD65 projector only has a brightness of 2,200 lumens, as well as a contrast radio of 1,200,000:1, but sports a much larger range of color, which is said to be extraordinary compared to the other model.
The biggest standout feature is the inclusion of what Otpoma calls ‘PureMotion video processing technology’, which eliminates motion blurring or image judder from one’s content. This, as well as the other features make UHD65 much better suited towards the pro market rather than its home-based counterpart.
In terms of pricing, both models are definitely on the higher-end, with the UHD60 coming in at just under $2,000, and the UHD65 at $2,499. With the former, you’ll find it available from retailers like Amazon, B&H Photo and Beach Camera, fitting into the company’s emphasis on it as a home projector solution. The UHD65 on the other hand will only be available directly from home theater venders.
FREMONT, Calif., June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Optoma, a world-leading manufacturer of video and audio products, is shaking up the home theater and home cinema markets with two of the industry’s first 4K UHD projectors at market-shattering prices. The Optoma UHD60 and UHD65 are state-of-the-art consumer projectors that deliver the highest resolution for home theater available today at a fraction of the cost of other 4K projectors. As the number one manufacturer of consumer 1080p projectors for the home, according to the 2016 U.S. Projector Census from PMA Research, Optoma continually looks to improve upon the quality, ease of integration and price of projection to make it more accessible to every home.
With four times the pixels of 1080p, The Optoma UHD60 and UHD65 feature 3840 x 2160 UHD resolution to deliver a razor-sharp image with an 8.3-million-pixel image on screen. High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatibility with open standard HDR10, along with REC.2020 wide color gamut and DCI-P3 coverage, guarantee strikingly life-like color, with bright whites and deep blacks. Both models are also equipped with high quality stereo sound to deliver crisp, sharp audio for watching movies and TV, playing video games or enjoying any other type of entertainment.
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