Optoma has announced the Optoma UHD50, a ‘state-of-the-art’ 4K UHD home theater projector, the latest addition to its portfolio of mid-priced beamers. Although first announced at CES back in January, the UHD50 includes the latest Texas Instruments DLP technology and integrates innovations in color and 4K resolution, coming in at a cool $1,499.
The PJ features 2,400 lumens and a claimed 500,000:1 contrast ratio, which will produce razor-sharp images with exceptional clarity and vibrancy. The UHD50 sports an RGBRGB color wheel, HDR10 and Rec.2020/DCI-P3 color gamut compatibilities for ‘cinematic’ experiences in the home. With vertical lens shift and a 1.3X zoom for easy installation, the projector should also be capable of a 4K UHD image of up to 300 inches diagonally. Typical for this class of kit, the unit also includes two HDMI 2.0 inputs with HDCP 2.2 support, allowing compatibility with HDR at 60Hz refresh rates for image smoothness.
“Continuing our success with the launch of the Optoma UHD60 and UHD65 and Optoma ProScene UHZ65 4K projectors this past fall, Optoma is once again putting the industry’s most innovative and cutting-edge 4K technologies into the hands of consumers with the UHD50,” said Brian Soto, head of product management at Optoma Technology. “As leaders in the ultra-high-definition home theater market, we’re happy to introduce the next generation of 4K resolution projectors to continue providing our customers cinema-quality viewing experiences at incredibly accessible prices.”
The Optoma UHD50 can be snapped up at Amazon, BestBuy.com and Fry’s Electonics for an estimated street price of $1,499.
Features of the Optoma UHD50 include:
- Resolution: 3480 x 2160 4K UHD
- Brightness: 2,400 ANSI lumens
- Contrast Ratio: 500,000:1
- HDR10 with WCG (Wide Color Gamut)
- Color Wheel: RGBRGB 6 segment color wheel
- Lens Shift: 15% vertical
- Connectivity: Two HDMI 2.0 ports with HDCP 2.2 support
- Price: $1,499 estimated street price
Optoma has also taken this opportunity to announce two more projectors, the HD143X and HD27e, the next iterations of the HD142X and HD27, two of the biggest selling consumer projectors in the market to date. Both the HD143X and HD27e deliver 1080p hi-def images and retail for $549 and $649 respectively. Both PJs are available from authorized resellers including Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo and Fry’s Electronics.