Optoma Makes 4K/HDR Projection More Affordable

Convinced that the price of entry into 4K projection is too high, Optoma has opted to break down price barriers with 4K DLP projectors that sell for $1,999 and $2,499.

In addition to supporting HDR10 high dynamic range and wide color gamut (Rec.2020 and DCI-P3), the new UHD60 and UHD65 projectors are equipped with vertical lens shift to simplify installation, a 1.6X zoom to enable 4K images up to 140 inches (diagonal), ISF modes for saving calibrated Day and Night settings, and HDMI 1.4a and HDMI 2.0 ports, the latter with HDCP 2.2 support.

Sold at retail through Amazon, Best Buy, and Beach Camera, the UHD60 has a rated brightness of 3,000 lumens and rated contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 with the projector’s Dynamic Black mode enabled.

The UHD65, aimed at the custom installation channel and sold through distributors such as ProjectorPeople.com and Visual Apex, features PureMotion video processing technology to “eliminate motion blurring and image judder” and has a rated brightness of 2,200 lumens and rated contrast ratio of 1,200,000:1 with Dynamic Black enabled.

“We are making 4K home theater projection a mainstream technology for the first time, allowing consumers to enjoy projectors that will rival any home entertainment or even cinema experience,” said Brian Soto, Optoma’s head of product management.

For more information, visit optomausa.com.

davidbe's picture

Apparently no 3D. Count me out for that reason.

sam52054's picture

Just checked the manual, evidently the 3D button on the remote is not supported. So you're right it doesn't. Last year that would have prevented me from considering it, but after a retinal detachment in one eye, I can't see 3D anymore

tommygunzz's picture

No 3d, no buy.

sam52054's picture

They don't specifically mention 3D but there IS a 3D button on the remote which leads me to think it might indeed support 3D. Check out the data sheet at Optoma the UHD60

amann's picture

People still care about 3D? I thought that was a fad that's been slowly dying for the last 6 years.

brenro's picture

3D died.

Steve117's picture

And I am one of them. I'd been waiting for a DLP 4k enhanced but opted out of purchasing this PJ because it does not support 3D. So, I just purchased Epson's 5040ub.

RaleighTiger's picture

I can understand why 3D fails on smaller TV screen sizes, but it's at its best on large projection screens and the quality there has increased significantly in the 6 years since Avatar made the big entrance. Not every movie uses it well but when it's done well like many of the animated and superhero movies do, it's worth donning the glasses for the added dimensionality.

bassplayersal's picture

Ditto that. I'm a 3D fan and I purchase all my favorite movies on Blu-Ray that are available on 3D. And I have a 60" plasma TV that provides me with an enjoyable 3D experience. 4K? Maybe, but I can wait. I'm sure they will be pushing something new in the very near future.