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Optoma has unveiled a new home entertainment smart 4K projector, the UHD55, priced at $1,799 and available now. Targeted for both day- and night-time viewing, the HDR and HLG compatible unit features 3,600 lumens of brightness and a claimed 1,200,000:1 contrast ratio. The UHD55 can produce 97% of DCI-P3 color space coverage with the use of an in-built wide color gamut mode (with shutter enabled).

Optoma says the projector is also primed for gamers via a built-in enhanced gaming mode for a response time of 16ms in 4K at 60Hz and 4ms in 1080p at 240Hz. Technologies for smart home integration include Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility. With a “sleek and compact” design, the UHD55 also enables button-touch content sharing with the creative cast app for wireless image display from up to four devices.

“We remain committed to meeting the demands for flexible display solutions which have expanded in the home entertainment market during the pandemic. The new Optoma UHD55 combines top-of-the-line features to meet the needs of home entertainment enthusiasts, delivering on image quality, performance and functionality – all at a market-leading price,” said Allen Pestell, Head of Product Marketing, Optoma.

The projector includes vertical lens shift, 1.3x zoom, horizontal and vertical keystone correction and a 3×3 warping feature. Connectivity supports two HDMI 2.0 inputs and RS-232 compatibility.  You can view Optoma’s UHD55 product page here.


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