Optoma intros 4K UHD65 and UHD60 HDR DLP projectors for home cinema and gaming

posted on Wednesday, 7th June 2017 by Steve May

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Optoma has announced two 4K DLP projectors, UHD60 and UHD65 for gaming and home cinema. The models use a DLP 0.67-inch chip with XPR (eXpanded Pixel Resolution) technology to project an 8.3 million pixel image. Optoma says 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. 

Connections comprise two HDMI inputs, one of which is v2.0 with HDCP 2.2 support, plus VGA. A USB-A power port is provided to drive an HDMI streaming service dongle. Control is via 12V trigger, RS232 and RJ45.

.The black chassis UHD65 (pictured above) has PureMotion frame-interpolation technology, designed to reduce motion blur and judder. It uses an RGBRGB colour wheel for cinema grade colour – in Reference mode it can reproduce Rec.709 - and has a brightness of 2200 lumens. Contrast is rated at 1,200,000:1.

The gloss-white UHD60 (pictured below) is intended for media rooms, and is brighter at 3000 lumens but has lower contrast, 1,000,000:1. It uses a different RGBYCMW colour wheel.

Both models have an integrated 8W speaker system, as well as an audio output for connection to external sound systems. They have a manual 1.6x zoom and vertical lens shift. Operating noise is rated at 25dB in Eco mode.  

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“We are incredibly excited to launch our much anticipated first 4K UHD HDR compatible home projectors, the UHD60 and UHD65,” comments 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.”

Optoma has appointed Into AV as the distribution partner for its 4K UHD projectors into the custom install market. 

Carl Knichel, Director at IntoAV, said. “Having developed a strong presence in the home cinema channel for several years now, we are delighted to add Optoma 4K UHD projectors to our portfolio to be able to offer a one-stop home cinema solution to our customers.”

Tyrone Hammill, Retail Channel Manager at Optoma Europe, said: “Into AV will provide excellent regional focus and support for home cinema dealers and custom installers.

“Our 4K projectors, that IntoAV will be supplying, represent a genuine major breakthrough for the home projection market.  They will be the first affordable 4K UHD projectors on the market displaying the full 8.3M pixels and are significantly more compact with a smaller chassis than all other 4K projectors. We look forward to working closely with the team at Into AV to bring these best-pound-for-pixel 4K projectors to the market.”

The UHD60 retails for £2,500, and the UHD65 £3,000.

Steve May

Steve is a veteran of the UK consumer electronics industry, having covered it for
various media outlets for more than 20 years.

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