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Optoma unveils 4K UHD Home Cinema Projectors

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  1. Scott Hart

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    Optoma unveils 4K UHD Home Cinema Projectors
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    Optoma launches two new home cinema projectors UHD65 and UHD60. Ultra HD 4K resolution brings content to life with excellent details, color, and contrast for a stunningly immersive experience.

    With 8.3 million on-screen pixels, Optoma UHD65 meets the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) requirements for 4K UHD and comply with the CTA High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible display standards.

    Capitalizing on the fast switching speed of the DLP chip with XPR technology and advanced image processing, Optoma UHD65 and UHD60 deliver 8.3 million pixels to the screen without alignment issues, especially critical at 4K, with four times as many pixels as 1080p. This brings ultimate clarity to home users.

    For a truly future-proofed home cinema projector, both UHD65 and UHD60 fully support HDCP 2.2, the latest evolution of copy protection, so that users can enjoy the fast-growing choice of 4K content.

    Equipped with Optoma’s Amazing Color technology, which includes an enhanced color wheel and multiple modes and settings to choose from, Optoma UHD65 and UHD60 offer usersthe freedom to select the best setting for the content. Each mode has been fine-tuned by Optoma’s expert color team to ensure superior color performance. Reference mode reproduces accurate Rec.709 HDTV broadcast spec colors – ensuring reproduction of cinematic color – exactly as the director intended.

    The UHD65 also boasts sophisticated PureMotion frame-interpolation technology. This advanced processing eliminates motion blur or image judder, even in high-speed action films or fast-paced sports. An RGBRGB color wheel provides accurate, true-to-life color- perfect for high-definition color reproduction. With its sleek black casing and 2,200 lumens, the UHD65 produces outstanding images for those looking for a dedicated home cinema projector.
    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 even 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.
    UHD65/ UHD60 key features
    • 4K Ultra HD – 8.3 million pixel detail for greater realism.
    • Amazing color – accurate Rec.709 colors, HDR compatible.
    • Lights on viewing –3,000/ 2,200 lumens and 1,000,000:1/ 1,200,000:1 contrast.
    • Digital connectivity – 2x HDMI, MHL and HDCP 2.2 support.
    • PureMotion – frame interpolation processing (UHD65 only).
    • PureContrast – optimizes the brightness of the display during dark or light movie scenes (UHD65 only).
    • PureColor –significantly increase the image’s vividness (UHD65 only).
    • Easy set-up and operation – vertical lens shift, 1.6x manual zoom.
    • Integrated speaker for powerful sound.
    • USB power – to stream content via HDMI dongle.
    • Whisper quiet operation – 25dB (Eco mode).
     
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  2. Joseph Bolus

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    Nice!

    For the record, the UHD60 streets for about $2,000 while the UHD65 streets for about $2,500.

    I’m keeping my eye on these units as well as the Epson Home Cinema 4000. Since I’ve been partial to DLP for the past 10 years (RBE doesn’t bother me as long as the color wheel is at 4X or greater; but convergence issues *do* bother me) I’m *very slightly* leaning toward one of these Optoma’s. I guess the reviews will tell the tale.
     
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    That is a great deal at $2,500.
     
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    Why is this in the software forum? Anyway I'd be all over this if it had a wider shift range, but its unusable in my curent setup...
     
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    Is this a true 4K HDR projector for $2500?

    That would be amazing...and about two years sooner than I expected. This could really upset my theater upgrade plan, and render my HD HTPC obsolete much faster than I'd hoped / expected.
     
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    No. It's still using refresh tricks similar to wobulation but it has more real pixels than the Epson, giving it a more stable look according to early reviews. You know I have harshed on fake 4k but this improvement might be enough to pass my sniff test. Just the lack of shift kills it for me. Other PJs embracing this tech with better shift might be in my future!
     
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    The Epson FauxK was really good looking. If this is better, it'll be harder for people to tell the difference.

    All the same, I'm a bit relieved to know it's not a true 4K UHD HR for $2500. That would've blowed up my schedule and plans. :D
     
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    What? No 3D?
     
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    While it's true that these Optomas do not offer 3D, the Epson Home Cinema 4000 mentioned in this thread boasts full HD 3D. It’s one of the reasons it’s still in the running for my next projector purchase. (Well ... that and the motorized zoom-and-shift lens memory system for optimized aspect ratio control.)
     
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    Thanks for the info on the Epson. I too was hoping that one of the Optomas would be 3D-capable. But since Optoma doesn't want my money (and since I'm not going to gimp out my HT), I'd be happy to send it Epson's way. (Once there are some reviews of the 4000.)
     
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    I have a few other things planned to upgrade first but hopefully there will be a new model with Dolby Vision available by the time I am ready to purchase one! I will keep Optomas in mind when it is time. I am going to have to think about if no 3D is a deal breaker or not, but it may not end up being because I only have a handful of 3D titles at this time.
     
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    The no-3D kills it for me as a purchase. How long do you guys estimate before a 4K 3D projector hits the market under 5 grand?
     
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    I'm betting on true 4K HDR for $5000 or less in two more years. Home 3D seems to be on the way out so I'm not betting on that being available.
     
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