Infocomm 2017: Optoma Unveils UHZ65 Laser Phosphor, 4K UHD Projector for $4,999

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Optoma Unveils UHZ65 Laser Phosphor, 4K UHD Projector for $4,999

Optoma Brings More Innovation to InfoComm 2017 with Multiple 4K Projectors and Interactive, Mapping and Laser Demonstrations




ORLANDO, Fla., June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Optoma, a world-leading manufacturer of video and audio products, at InfoComm 2017 today introduced two new 4K UHD resolution projectors to bring the ultimate in crisp, sharp images to the market. With the Optoma UHZ65, the company combines laser phosphor light source with 4K UHD resolution at the groundbreaking projected street price of $4,999. In addition, the company unveiled availability and pricing for its 4K500 lamp-based 4K UHD projector. Both projectors reaffirm Optoma's focus on providing innovative solutions with maximum flexibility to the ProAV market.

Infocomm 2017: Optoma Unveils UHZ65 Laser Phosphor, 4K UHD Projector for $4,999Infocomm 2017: Optoma Unveils UHZ65 Laser Phosphor, 4K UHD Projector for $4,999

Optoma UHZ65
The UHZ65 from Optoma combines the latest advances in imaging, light source and color space in one incredible projector. With 3840x2160 resolution delivering 8.3 million pixels, approximately 2,800 lumens, a 1,500,000:1 contrast ratio, a powerful laser phosphor light engine, high dynamic range in the form of HDR10, and wide color gamut (REC.2020), the UHZ65 has been engineered to deliver the ultimate 4K UHD viewing experience. A generous 15 percent vertical lens shift and a massive 1.6x optical zoom offer a great deal of flexibility in terms of installation. HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 deliver a full 18Gbps for the best 4K UHD video bandwidth, image quality and device compatibility.

Available in the fall, the Optoma UHZ65 will be on the market through distributors for an estimated street price of $4,999. With an impressive 20,000-hour life cycle and vibrant colors, it is the ideal choice for home and corporate applications.

Optoma 4K500
Ideal for corporate environments, houses of worship and ProAV installations, the Optoma 4K500 4K UHD projector also delivers 8.3 million pixels on screen, 5,000 lumens, and a 1,200,000:1 contrast ratio with Dynamic Black enabled, to deliver rich blacks, vibrant and popping colors, and bright whites in any lighting environment. Horizontal and vertical lens shift, motorized zoom and focus, keystone correction, and a 2.0x zoom ratio ensure easy installation and usability from any angle. It is also equipped with a variety of inputs, including HDMI 2.0 with daisy chain support, enabling connections to multiple devices to display content to several different audiences across presentation locations.

Launching in July with an estimated end user price of $6,999, the Optoma 4K500 will be a standout choice for installers and venues looking for a versatile projector to produce stunningly detailed and bright images for a wide variety of professional applications.

"With the introduction of the UHZ65 and 4K500, Optoma now has a full portfolio of 4K UHD projectors for the ProAV market to complement the line of 4K UHD projectors for the home theater market announced earlier this month," said Brian Soto, head of product management, "By bringing quality and innovation to the market at industry leading pricing, we're showing we're listening to our customers and designing projectors to meet their needs."

Optoma at InfoComm 2017
At InfoComm 2017, Optoma is also showcasing new and top-selling ProAV projection products in a variety of creative applications at its booth (2021). From impressive 3D animation projected on a dining table and interactive floor projection displays, to a sphere displaying 360 virtual reality media that simultaneously turns into 3D content with the use of 3D glasses, the company is bringing content to life with projector applications that cannot be reproduced with flat panels, providing more possibilities, creativity, and flexibility for the ProAV channel. Through partnerships with key technology solution providers, Optoma is displaying the best of what the projection market offers.

In addition to the cutting-edge display applications and new line of 4K UHD projectors, Optoma is also showcasing an interactive blending and warping demo which features a Projected Capacitive Touch (PCT) screen designed from a unique material that can be easily rolled, transported and mounted, eliminating the need for an interactive laser curtain or a flat panel display. Lastly, the company is demonstrating the Optoma Projection Mapper app, which allows retailers and installers to easily create engaging, live content experiences and digital art displays on nearly any surface.

For more information about Optoma and its products please visit: https://www.optomausa.com/.

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Infocomm 2017: Optoma Unveils UHZ65 Laser Phosphor, 4K UHD Projector for $4,999
Optoma releases UHZ65 Laser Phosphor, 4K UHD Projector for $4,499
« Reply #1 on: Sun October 08, 2017, 08:42:30 AM »
Optoma released the Optoma UHZ65, 4K UHD laser-phosphor illuminated home theater projector. Optoma says it is "delivering incredibly sharp images with a high level of detail and breathtaking color, the Optoma UHZ65 integrates all the latest technology innovations in color, light source and resolution for market-leading performance as well as price". The UHZ65 saw a 10% drop in MSRP, from its initial showing at Infocomm this summer as it is now available for $4,499.

The Optoma UHZ65 is the laser illuminated version of the UHD65/60.

"The Optoma UHZ65 is the culmination of years of design iterations, engineering and testing to bring the highest quality home cinema projector to market for a price that consumers can afford," said Brian Soto, head of product management, Optoma Technology. "With 4K content now readily available, and entertainment options always expanding, we are delivering on our goal to provide an entertainment experience that can truly envelop a room and an audience at home."

Following the introduction of first affordable 4K resolution projector the UHD60 (that was quickly followed by competing units from Acer amongst others), Optoma is adding a cutting-edge laser phosphor light source to the mix for an elevated, reliable home viewing experience. Able to project 4K UHD images of 140-plus inches, viewers will experience the full 4K resolution from up to 11 feet away, surpassing size and viewing capabilities of 4K TVs on the market today to provide the best price-per-inch home entertainment experience. Its powerful laser phosphor light engine, High Dynamic Range (HDR) in the form of HDR10, vertical lens shift and 1.6x zoom 'take image quality to world-class, cinema quality' the vendor claims.

In addition, the Optoma UHZ65 features PureMotion technology to dramatically enhance games, movies, and sports by eliminating noise, motion blur, and erratic movement in fast motion video, producing images that are clear, consistent, and smooth.

Optoma UHZ65 Specifications:

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Resolution: Full / native ultra-high-definition 3840x2160 resolution on screen
Brightness: 3,000 lumens for great viewing in dark room or with ambient light
Contrast: 2,000,000:1 with Dynamic Black enabled
Color: HDR-compatible color gamuts Rec.709, REC.2020 and DCI-P3, means incredibly rich colors
Lamp Life and Type: Its laser phosphor provides a remarkable 20,000 hours of life, eliminating the need to replace the light source throughout the life of the projector
Imaging Processing and Stability: PureEngine's PureMotion technology eliminates noise, motion blur, and judder in fast motion video, producing clear and consistently smooth images
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 native, 4:3 auto, LBX (2160p and 1080p)
Throw Ratio: 1.39 - 2.22
Noise: 33/29dB (Bright/ECO)
Audio: Integrated dual stereo speakers for crisp, loud audio
I/O: HDMI 1.4a, HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP 2.2, MHL 2.1 and Full 18Gbps), VGA-In, Audio-In (3.5mm), Audio-Out, SDPIF Out (Optical/2 Channel ONLY), USB 2.0 Port (Service), USB-A Power, RJ45, RS232C


The Optoma UHZ65 is powered by the well known 0.67" Texas Instruments 4K DLP UHD DMD with asociated chipset XPR video processing technology with fast switching to display 8.3 million distinct pixels.

The Optoma UHZ65 will be available for purchase at an estimated street price of $4,499 at ProjectorPeople.com, ProjectorScreen, ProjectorSuperstore, Full Compass and Visual Apex.