Please bear with us while we sort through multiple news stories from CES this week. Many of the stories will get covered over the next few days and into next week.
In the meantime, Optoma has unveiled the Optoma P1 Smart 4K UHD Laser Cinema at the show, a next-generation all-in-one smart home entertainment system. The Optoma P1 integrates a 4K UHD home theater projector, featuring Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice control capabilities, with an ultra short throw distance, as well as an integrated premium NuForce soundbar with Dolby Digital 2.0 support.
The Optoma P1 delivers a 3,000 lumen 4K image allowing a 120-inch image from ‘just inches away’. HDR10 (High Dynamic Range) and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) compatibility promise to deliver ‘life-like color performance’ with bright whites and deep blacks. An integrated soundbar designed by NuForce, boasts a balanced midrange and wide frequency response, and is built with individual woofers, and aluminum full-range drivers and isolated speaker enclosures for low distortion. The NuForce integrated soundbar offers Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS audio decoding capabilities.
The Optoma P1 also incorporates smart+ features from Optoma, including smart home compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant capabilities, IFTTT support for smart home automation with smart IoT devices, plus access to popular streaming services, including Netflix and YouTube, through the Optoma Marketplace. In addition, the P1’s smart+ features include access to Optoma’s Infowall via Optoma Connect App, which allows for customization to further integrate the projector as a centerpiece of a home’s ecosystem.
“The Optoma P1 Smart 4K UHD Laser Cinema brings together the best of both worlds – large, true-to-life images with high quality sound – for a truly cinematic, ultra-immersive home entertainment experience,” said Brian Soto, head of product management at Optoma Technology. “At Optoma, we are continually committed to introducing innovations to the market that meet consumers’ evolving needs and expectations, bringing quality and simplicity to their lives at affordable prices. The P1 is the first entertainment product we’ve developed that we can confidently say stands to replace TVs in a large number of homes.”
The Optoma P1 Smart 4K UHD Laser Cinema will be available in late Q2 for an expected street price of $2,999.