Optoma this week unveiled three new projectors for gaming, living room entertainment and home theaters. The GT1090HDR ($1,399) and HZ39HDR ($1,199) are its first laser gaming and entertainment projectors and offer a full HD 1080p image with “cinema-quality projection, exceptional brightness and brilliant colors.”

The GT1090HDR boasts 4,200 lumens, a claimed 300,000:1 contrast ratio and 0.50:1 short throw ratio, targeted at space-constrained environments. It also utilizes a 4K input, HDR10 and Hybrid-Log Gamma (HLG) color compatibility. A DuraCore laser light source promises up to 30,000 hours in Eco mode, and built-in auto keystone and four corner correction provide flexible image adjustments. It also includes HDMI 2.0 and VGA connectivity, along with a built-in 10-watt speaker.

HZ39HDR is primed for gaming and live action sports and can achieve a 300-inch image with 4,000 lumens, a 300,000:1 contrast ratio, as well as 4K input compatibility and Rec. 709 color coverage. Designed with a compact form factor, built-in vertical keystone correction and a 1.3x optical zoom, the HZ39HDR can deliver “flexible installation options.” Both the projectors support Blu-ray 3D.

“Optoma’s market leadership in the consumer home theater sector is largely due to its ability to design projectors that leverage the latest innovations and technologies to deliver the high quality entertainment experiences consumers are seeking,” said Maria Repole, head of marketing, Optoma Technology, Inc. “As our first laser gaming projectors, the Optoma GT1090HDR and Optoma HZ39HDR raise the bar on projection and gaming performance, providing users with best in class picture quality and gaming action.”

Rounding out the trio is the 3,600 lumen HD28HDR ($649), designed for both cinema and gaming applications, and features a built-in Enhanced Gaming Mode with up to a 120Hz refresh rate and 8.4ms response, as well as an integrated Game Display Mode for boosted shadows and dark scenes. It also offers HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 connectivity for 4K UHD and HDR video sources, and HDMI-link support. You can get more information and purchasing options from Optoma.

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