Optoma Previews $5,000 Laser Phosphor 4K Projector

Optoma has announced that it will deliver a 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) projector built around a laser phosphor light source this fall at a “projected street price” of $4,999.

The UHZ65 projector is described as combining “the latest advances in imaging, light source, and color space.” Its laser phosphor light engine boasts a 20,000-hour life cycle and delivers about 2,800 lumens of brightness with a contrast ratio of 1,500,000:1, according to Optoma.

The projector supports the HDR10 high dynamic range (HDR) format, REC.2020 wide color gamut, and HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 for a full 18Gbps bandwidth. A 1.6x optical zoom and 15 percent vertical lens shift are designed to aid installation flexibility.

The company also announced that it will launch the 4K500 lamp-based 4K/UHD projector in July at an “estimated end user price” of $6,999. Brightness is rated as 5,000 lumens, and contrast ratio as 1,200,000:1 (with Dynamic Black enabled).

Horizontal and vertical lens shift, motorized zoom and focus, keystone correction, and a 2.0x zoom ratio are designed to ensure easy installation from any angle. The projector is equipped with a variety of inputs, including HDMI 2.0.

For more information, visit optomausa.com.

jnemesh's picture

Third paragraph says 1.6, 5th says 2.0.

hk2000's picture

1.6 for the laser based one, 2.0 for the lamp based.

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hk2000's picture

Anything less than 50% lens shift is no go for me. No one does lens shift like Epson and Sony.
The ideal projector that will sell tons of units: laser/LED based, over 2000 Lumens, over 500,000 contrast, minimum 25% horizontal and 50% vertical lens shift and under $3,000. Maybe $5,000 if UHD.

ToddAtmos's picture

clears my throat or JVC