Optoma has announced a number of new home theater projectors, which include the UHL55, LH150, LV130 and ML1050ST. All have a small form factor and voice assistant capability.
The Optoma UHL55 (pictured in header) is a compact and portable 4K UHD smart projector designed to play back 4K content, includes Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility, as well as an integrated Android OS and 4K UHD HDR media player. Voice compatibility allows for voice control and smart home integration, and lets users power the projector on and off, change volume and input source, and control the 4K UHD HDR media player.
The UHL55 also features auto focus and auto keystone correction for easy placement, and includes NuForce stereo audio. The projector will offer an integrated Android OS with a growing list of Smart TV apps, including Netflix, Youtube TV, Spotify, BBC News and others, as well as the Optoma Marketplace app store for access to internet streaming services and additional entertainment options. The Optoma UHL55 is being offered at $1,499.
“Adding to our line of industry-breaking 4K UHD voice assistant-compatible home theater projectors, we’re excited to introduce the Optoma UHL55 to consumers, which will allow them to take 4K content and voice innovation wherever they go,” said Brian Soto, head of product management. “We’re committed to meeting consumers’ changing needs and expectations through innovation, and we are proud to offer a variety of premium quality, portable projector options that deliver impressive performance and functionality in any environment.”
The Optoma UHL55 specifications include 1,500 ANSI Lumens, HDR10 with REC709, a claimed contrast ratio of 250,000:1 and a lamp life of 30,000 hours.
Optoma LH150 (above)
The Optoma LH150 is a 1,300 lumen, 1080p LED projector and is powered by a 12,000 mAH battery, delivering up to 2.5 hours of viewing time, and its RGB LED light source provides up to 30,000 hours of life. Bluetooth audio connectivity enables compatibility with wireless speakers, and four corner geometry correction allows for more flexible placement. With an optional wireless USB adapter, the projector is also equipped for wireless presentations and screen mirroring with HDCast Pro for iOS and Android mobile devices. ESP pricing is $899.
Optoma LV130 (above)
Optoma LV130 is a portable 300 lumen WVGA projector designed to project images of up to 80 inches. Equipped with a 6,700 mAH battery, the Optoma LV130 will enable up to 4.5 hours of viewing time in a small palm-sized form factor. The projector also features an HDMI input with MHL 2.2 for compatibility with notebooks, mobile devices and gaming consoles, and the integrated 1.0-amp USB port connect to wireless streaming video devices and charges mobile devices. The LV130 also has up to 30,000 hours of lamp life, a built-in speaker and claimed 100,000:1 contrast ratio. It is available for an ESP of $279. Optoma has also introduced a 1,000 lumen WXGA short throw projector which can create a 100-inch picture from ‘a few feet away’ for $649.