The Tri-LCD technology implemented by Sony (SXRD technology), JVC (D-ILA) and DreamVision (LCOS) is no longer the sole player in the field of 4K UHD video projection. World leader in the market of professional and consumer video projection solutions, Optoma’s catalog now includes two models proposing UHD and DLP processing technology. The Optoma UHD60 and the Optoma UHD65 video projectors announce a new chapter in the development of the 4K format for projector screens. Positioned at a price point a bit more reasonable than the competition–the Optoma UHD60 is available for less than 2600€ and the Optoma UHD65 for less than 3500€–these two models constitute a major step forward in bringing 2160p UHD content to more home theaters and living rooms.
The Optoma is the brand’s first Ultra-High-Definition projector. It uses the latest DLP chip to be made available by Texas Instruments to display UHD images in native resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels). Ensuring HDR compatibility and covering the full Rec.709 color space with more than a billion shades, this UHD DLP video projector delivers bright (3,000 lumens), high-contrast (1,000,000:1) images. Its 1.6x zoom and vertical Lens Shift contribute to making it an easy model to install. The Optoma UHD65, a version of the Optoma UHD60 optimized for home theaters, has lower brightness levels (although still reaching 2200 lumens) but higher contrast levels (1,200,000:1). It also benefits from PureMotion video processing technology for a smoother image with less judder (image interpolation).
The Optoma UHD60 and Optoma UHD65 projectors are equipped with a 240-Watt UHD lamp which is designed to last 4,000 hours in Eco mode and up to 15,000 hours with the Dynamic Black technology activated. This technology adjusts the lamp’s power in real time depending on the brightness of the image to be displayed, which provides optimized contrast while extending lamp life.
Thanks to a 1,6x manual zoom, both of these UHD DLP Optoma projectors are easy to place. A 2-meter-wide image may be obtained by placing the projector at a distance of between 2.77 and 4.42 meters away from the screen. In addition, the vertical Lens Shift allows for a margin of +15% when aligning the projector vertically with the screen.
In terms of connectivity, the Optoma UHD60 and Optoma UHD65 feature two HDMI inputs, of which is an HDMI 2.0 input compatible with the HDCP 2.2 protocol as well as images transmitted by a 4K UHD Blu-ray player or Ultra HD gaming console. In this arena, the Optoma UHD60’s input lag rating is particularly interesting, with only 33 ms of delay (in other words, an offset of 2 images at 60 fps).French