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Offline donaldk

Optoma is launching its first projectors using TI's XPR Technology pixel shifting 4K DLP projectors. These are based on the new smaller platform by parent company Coretronic. At ISE in Amsterdam this February the company showed its non Home Theater optimised version the UHD 60. Rated at 3000 lumens it looked a bit lacking in contrast. Therefore there is the UHD65 that is rated at 2200 lumens and 1.2 million : 1 instead of 1 million : 1 for the 60. Most likely the difference should be more noticable in the intra-image contrast, as light is squeezed to benefit contrast ratio's. My impression was that the UHD60 at ISE lacked brightness for livingroom use, so it will be a wait and see for the first reviews and production units to enter users hands.

Optoma launches three 4K XPR DLP projectors in US and Europe, UHD60, 65, UHD550X

There is a clear difference in slant between the US announcement and positioning the US division stressing the sub $2000 price point of its least expensive 4K projector, that is hard to do when it costs 2500UKP, or $3225. Even when considering the UK price includes Value Added Tax of 20%, the ex-tax price would be the equivalent of $2688, at today's exchange rate of 1.29 $ to the UK Pound.

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The UHD60 is available now (RRP £2,499.99) and the UHD65 will be available from August (RRP £2,999.99).


I am awaiting word on the Euro pricing, but at ISE I was told the difference between the UHD65 and UHD60 was only 200-300 Euro, remarkably little difference between the Home Theater and regular version. The UHD60 would be €2500 including VAT. So let's see if the UHD65 hits or misses the traditional limit among consumers of €3000.

Optoma kindly provided the MSRP in Euro (inc tax):

UHD550X €1999, UHD60 €2599, UHD65 €3299.

The Optoma UK website also lists the UHD550X, aimed at corporate users, it is being marketed on its portability. As all three units, and others (to be) released by Acer, and Casio are based on Coretronics second XPR platform, that is much smaller than the first generation/platform we know from the Acer V9800, or BenQ W11000/X12000.

The UHD60 and UHD550x should be available right now from Optoma, some EU retailers/distributors are still awaiting stock, but should have them in house soon. The UHD65 is scheduled for an August release, across Europe. The US announcement says it is available now through distributors.





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Offline donaldk

Optoma Disrupts Home Theater Market with 4K UHD, HDR-Compatible Projector for Under $2,000
Optoma UHD60 and UHD65 Projectors Deliver Razor-Sharp, Stunning Quality 4K Images

Fremont, Calif., June 5, 2017 – Optoma, a world-leading manufacturer of video and audio products, is shaking up the home theater and home cinema markets with two of the industry’s first 4K UHD projectors at market-shattering prices. The Optoma UHD60 and UHD65 are state-of-the-art consumer projectors that deliver the highest resolution for home theater available today at a fraction of the cost of other 4K projectors. As the number one manufacturer of consumer 1080p projectors for the home, according to the 2016 U.S. Projector Census from PMA Research, Optoma continually looks to improve upon the quality, ease of integration and price of projection to make it more accessible to every home.

With four times the pixels of 1080p, The Optoma UHD60 and UHD65 feature 3840 x 2160 UHD resolution to deliver a razor-sharp image with an 8.3-million-pixel image on screen. High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatibility with open standard HDR10, along with REC.2020 wide color gamut and DCI-P3 coverage, guarantee strikingly life-like color, with bright whites and deep blacks. Both models are also equipped with high quality stereo sound to deliver crisp, sharp audio for watching movies and TV, playing video games or enjoying any other type of entertainment.

The Optoma UHD60 and UHD65 home projectors also feature vertical lens shift and a 1.6X zoom for easy installation, delivering an incredible 4K UHD image of up to 300 inches. With two HDMI and one HDCP 2.2 ports each, both projectors provide superior 4K UHD device and content compatibility options.

Optoma UHD60: Priced at an incredible $1,999, the Optoma UHD60 delivers the ultimate viewing experience for home theater enthusiasts, combining cutting-edge 4K technology with flexibility and media compatibility.

Brightness: 3,000 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio with Dynamic Black enabled
Color:  HDR compatibility delivers cinematic color
White Chassis
Designed for consumer home theater, and available through retailers

Optoma UHD65: Priced at just $2,499, and featuring unique PureMotion video processing technology to eliminate motion blurring or image judder, the Optoma UHD65 steps up quality even further to offer unforgettable 4K digital cinema quality images in the comfort of any home.

Brightness: 2,200 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 1,200,000:1 contrast ratio with Dynamic Black enabled
Color: Extraordinary cinematic color via HDR compatibility and RGBRGB color wheel
Black Chassis
Designed for the CEDIA/home cinema channel, and available through distributors

“With the UHD60 and UHD65, Optoma is putting the industry’s most innovative and cutting-edge 4K technologies into the hands of consumers in a way that’s never been done before,” said Brian Soto, head of product management at Optoma Technology. “As leaders in the 1080p resolution home projector market, the introduction of our 4K resolution projectors is the next big step in providing high end viewing experiences at extremely accessible pricing. We are making 4K home theater projection a mainstream technology for the first time, allowing consumers to enjoy an experience that will rival or surpass any TV or even cinema experience today.”

The UHD60 is available for purchase through retailers Amazon, Best Buy and Beach Camera, and the UHD65 is available through distributors Full Compass, ProjectorPeople.com and Visual Apex. For more information on Optoma and its products please visit: https://www.optomausa.com/.

Offline donaldk

Ultimate 4K home projectors - Optoma UHD65 and UHD60
A greater sense of realism in every scene


TV, gaming and movie fans can now enjoy impressive 4K cinema quality images in their own home with the launch of two new home projectors from Optoma - UHD60 and UHD65. Ultra HD 4K resolution brings content to life with thrilling detail, colour and contrast for a stunningly immersive experience.

With full 8.3 million on-screen pixels, the new models meet the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) requirements for 4K UHD and comply with the CTA High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible display standards. This guarantees razor sharp, vivid images capable of showing more details than standard HD – replicating the unforgettable experience of attending a digital cinema.

Joe Ahmed, Head of Marketing at Optoma EMEA, said: “We are incredibly excited to launch our much anticipated first 4K UHD HDR compatible home projectors, the UHD60 and UHD65. The advanced DLP single-chip design from Texas Instruments ensures absolute image integrity delivering over 8 million pixels to screen. Without doubt the 4K UHD experience requires the biggest of images, which the two new projectors deliver at an affordable price to home users.”

Capitalising on the fast switching speed of the DLP chip with XPR technology and advanced image processing, 8.3 million pixels are delivered to the screen without alignment issues, especially critical at 4K, with four times as many pixels as 1080p. This brings ultimate clarity to home users.

For a truly future-proofed home projector both models fully support HDCP 2.2, the latest evolution of copy protection so users can enjoy the fast-growing choice of 4K content.

Equipped with Optoma’s Amazing Colour technology which includes an enhanced colour wheel and multiple modes and settings to choose from, users have the freedom to select the best setting for the content. Each mode has been fine-tuned by Optoma’s expert colour team to ensure superior colour performance. Reference mode reproduces accurate Rec.709 HDTV broadcast spec colours – ensuring reproduction of cinematic colour - exactly as the director intended.

The UHD65 also boasts sophisticated PureMotion frame-interpolation technology. This advanced processing eliminates motion blur or image judder, even in high-speed action films or fast-paced sports. An RGBRGB colour wheel provides accurate, true to life colour - perfect for high-definition colour reproduction. With its sleek black casing and 2200 lumens, the UHD65 produces stand-out images for those looking for a dedicated home cinema projector.

At 3000 lumens, the UHD60 produces bright images for life-like big-screen entertainment even with the lights on. Its gloss-white finish makes for discrete integration into any living space.

Packed with the latest features, these new models are whisper quiet and come complete with integrated speakers that provide powerful 8W audio, with exceptional sound quality. S/PDIF audio output is also included, enabling connection to external sound systems.

Set-up is simple with vertical lens shift and a host of connection options such as two HDMI ports and Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) for compatible phones and tablets. In addition, the UHD60 and UHD65 can even be turned into smart projectors by connecting a HDMI dongle like the Google Chromecast™ or Amazon Fire TV to access popular media services and stream TV shows, films and video clips, play games and share photos on the big screen.

A full specification sheet for the UHD60 and UHD65 together with information on the full product range, brochures and images of the projectors are available from www.optoma.com

 

UHD60/ UHD65 key features

Ultra HD 4K – 8.3 million pixel detail for greater realism
Amazing colour - accurate Rec.709 colours, HDR compatible
Lights on viewing – 3000/ 2200 lumens and 1,000,000:1/ 1,200,000:1 contrast
Digital connectivity – 2x HDMI, MHL and HDCP 2.2 support
PureMotion frame-interpolation processing (UHD65 only)
Easy set-up and operation - vertical lens shift, 1.6x manual zoom
Integrated speaker for powerful sound
USB power - to stream content via HDMI dongle
Whisper quiet operation – 25dB (Eco mode)
 

Specifications

UHD60

UHD65

Resolution

4K UHD

4K UHD

Lamp life

15,000 hours

15,000 hours

Weight

7.8kg

7.8kg

Contrast ratio

1,000,000:1

1,200,000:1

Brightness

3000 ANSI lumens

2200 ANSI lumens

Throw ratio

1.39 – 2.22:1

1.39 – 2.22:1

Lens shift

Vertical: +15%

Vertical: +15%

Screen sizes

0.67 - 7.68m (26.45" - 302.2") diagonal

0.67 - 7.68m (26.45" - 302.2") diagonal

Built-in speakers

8W

8W

Dimensions

498 x 331 x 141mm (w x d x h)

498 x 331 x 141mm (w x d x h)

PureMotion

 -

PureMotion frame interpolation

Connection

HDMI v2.0

HDMI v1.4 + MHL

VGA

USB-A power

USB service

Audio in

Audio out

S/PDIF out

12v trigger

RS232

RJ45

HDMI v2.0

HDMI v1.4 + MHL

VGA

USB-A power

USB service

Audio in

Audio out

S/PDIF out

12v trigger

RS232

RJ45


Offline donaldk

 
Optoma launches UHD 4K projectors UHD60 and UHD65


TV, gaming and movie fans can now enjoy impressive 4K cinema quality images in their own home with the launch of two new home projectors from Optoma - UHD60 and UHD65. Ultra HD 4K resolution brings content to life with incredible detail, colour and contrast for a stunningly immersive experience.

With the full 8.3 million on-screen pixels, the new models meet the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) requirements for 4K UHD and comply with the CTA High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible display standards. This guarantees razor sharp, vivid images capable of showing more details than standard HD and replicating the digital cinema experience.

Joe Ahmed, Head of Marketing at Optoma EMEA, said: “We are incredibly excited to launch our much anticipated first 4K UHD HDR compatible home projectors, the UHD60 and UHD65. The advanced DLP single-chip design from Texas Instruments ensures absolute image integrity delivering over 8 million pixels to screen. Without doubt the 4K UHD experience requires the biggest of images, which the two new projectors deliver at an affordable price to home users.”

Capitalising on the fast switching speed of the DLP chip with XPR technology and advanced image processing, 8.3 million pixels are delivered to the screen without alignment issues, especially critical at 4K, with four times as many pixels as 1080p. This brings ultimate clarity to home users.

For a truly future-proofed home projector, both projectors fully support HDCP 2.2, the latest evolution of copy protection so users can enjoy the fast-growing choice of 4K content.

Equipped with Optoma’s Amazing Colour technology which includes an enhanced colour wheel and multiple modes and settings to choose from, users have the freedom to select the best setting for the content. Each mode has been fine-tuned by Optoma’s expert colour team to ensure superior colour performance. Reference mode reproduces accurate Rec.709 HDTV broadcast spec colours – ensuring reproduction of cinematic colour - exactly as the director intended.

The UHD65 also has sophisticated PureMotion frame-interpolation technology. This advanced processing eliminates motion blur or image judder, even in high-speed action films or fast-paced sports. An RGBRGB colour wheel provides accurate, true to life colour - perfect for high-definition colour reproduction. With its sleek black casing and 2200 lumens, the UHD65 produces stand-out images for those looking for a dedicated home cinema projector.

At 3000 lumens, the UHD60 produces bright images for life-like big-screen entertainment even with the lights on. Its gloss-white finish makes for discrete integration into any living space.

Packed with the latest features, these new models are whisper quiet and come complete with integrated speakers that provide powerful 8W audio, with exceptional sound quality. An audio output is also included, enabling connection to external sound systems.

Set-up is simple with vertical lens shift and a host of connection options such as two HDMI ports and Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) for compatible phones and tablets. In addition, the UHD60 and UHD65 can even be turned into smart projectors by connecting a HDMI dongle like the Google Chromecast™ or Amazon Fire TV to access popular media services and stream TV shows, films and video clips, play games and share photos on the big screen.

A full specification sheet for the UHD60 and UHD65 together with information on the full product range, brochures and images of the projectors are available from www.optoma.co.uk

UHD60/ UHD65 key features

Ultra HD 4K – 8.3 million pixel detail for greater realism
Amazing colour - accurate Rec.709 colours, HDR compatible
Lights on viewing – 3000/ 2200 lumens and 1,000,000:1/ 1,200,000:1 contrast
Digital connectivity – 2x HDMI, MHL and HDCP 2.2 support
PureMotion frame-interpolation processing (UHD65 only)
Easy set-up and operation - vertical lens shift, 1.6x manual zoom
Integrated speaker for powerful sound
USB power - to stream content via HDMI dongle
Whisper quiet operation – 25dB (Eco mode)
 

 

UHD60

UHD65

Resolution

4K UHD

Lamp life

15,000 hours

Weight

7.8kg

Contrast ratio

1,000,000:1

1,200,000:1

Brightness

3000 ANSI lumens

2200 ANSI lumens

Throw ratio

1.39 – 2.22:1

Lens shift

Vertical: +15%

Screen sizes

0.67 - 7.68m (26.45" - 302.2") diagonal

Built-in speakers

8W

Dimensions

498 x 331 x 141mm (w x d x h)

PureMotion

-

PureMotion frame interpolation

Connection

HDMI v2.0, HDMI v1.4 + MHL, VGA

USB-A power, USB service

Audio in, Audio out, S/PDIF out

12V trigger, RS232, RJ45

 

Offline donaldk

Optoma launches UHD 4K projector UHD550X

Optoma launches three 4K XPR DLP projectors in US and Europe, UHD60, 65, UHD550X

Optoma has just launched the first affordable 4K UHD projector on the market displaying the full 8.3M pixels – the UHD550X.

TV, gaming and movie fans can get impressive 4K cinema quality images in their own home with this new home entertainment projector, available from today. Ultra HD 4K resolution brings content to life with incredible detail, colour and contrast for a stunningly immersive experience.

It is significantly more compact than 4K projectors currently on the market and unlike others which use just 1080p pixel chips, the UHD550X uses Texas Instruments’ XPR™ technology to deliver 8M pixels from a 4M pixel chip. The inherent fast switching speed of the DLP chip and advanced image processing allows the projector to display the full 8.3M pixels to the screen.  This guarantees razor sharp, vivid images capable of showing more details than standard HD – to give that cinema experience in the home.

Joe Ahmed, Head of Marketing at Optoma EMEA, said: “We are incredibly excited to launch our much anticipated first 4K UHD HDR compatible home entertainment projector. The advanced DLP single-chip design from Texas Instruments ensures absolute image integrity delivering over 8 million pixels to screen. Without doubt the 4K UHD experience requires the biggest of images, which the new projector delivers at an affordable price to home users.”

For a truly future-proofed home projector the UHD550X fully supports HDCP 2.2, the latest evolution of copy protection so users can enjoy the fast-growing choice of 4K content.  The UHD550X meets the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) requirements for 4K UHD and complies with the CTA High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible display standards.

Equipped with Optoma’s Amazing Colour technology which includes an enhanced colour wheel and multiple modes to choose from, users have the freedom to select the best setting for the content. Each mode has been fine-tuned by Optoma’s expert colour team to ensure superior colour performance. Reference mode reproduces accurate Rec.709 HDTV broadcast spec colours, ensuring reproduction of cinematic colour exactly as the director intended.

At 2,800 lumens, the UHD550X produces bright images for life-like big-screen entertainment even with the lights on. Its gloss-white finish makes for discrete integration into any living space.

Packed with the latest features, this new model is whisper quiet and comes complete with integrated speakers that provide powerful 8W audio, with exceptional sound quality. S/PDIF audio output is also included, enabling connection to external sound systems.

Set-up is simple with vertical lens shift and a host of connection options such as two HDMI ports and Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) for compatible phones and tablets. In addition, the UHD550X can even be turned into a smart projector by connecting a HDMI dongle like the Google Chromecast™ or Amazon Fire TV to access popular media services and stream TV shows, films and video clips, play games and share photos on the big screen.

A full specification sheet for the UHD550X together with information on the full product range, brochures and images of the projectors are available from www.optoma.co.uk

 

UHD550X key features

Ultra HD 4K – 8.3 million pixel detail for greater realism
Amazing colour - accurate Rec.709 colours, HDR compatible
Lights on viewing – 2800 lumens and 500,000:1 contrast
Digital connectivity – 2x HDMI, MHL and HDCP 2.2 support
Easy set-up and operation - vertical lens shift, 1.6x manual zoom
Integrated speaker for powerful sound
USB power - to stream content via HDMI dongle
Whisper quiet operation – 25dB (Eco mode)
 

Specifications

UHD550X

Resolution

4K UHD

Lamp life

15,000 hours

Weight

7.8kg

Contrast ratio

500,000:1

Brightness

2800 ANSI lumens

Throw ratio

1.39 – 2.22:1

Lens shift

Vertical: +15%

Screen sizes

0.67 - 7.68m (26.45" - 302.2") diagonal

Built-in speakers

8W

Dimensions

498 x 331 x 141mm (w x d x h)

Connection

HDMI v2.0, HDMI v1.4 + MHL, VGA

USB-A power, USB service

Audio in, Audio out, S/PDIF out

12V trigger, RS232, RJ45

The UHD550X is available now (RRP £1,999.99).

Offline donaldk

Video of the UHD 65 projecting video on a wall in a lighttight room. Shot using an iPhone.

Offline Alcala

This is gonna be good. I need a new projector and this one looks awesome.

Offline donaldk

Welcome to the forum alcala. Indeed the more mainstream 4K projectors are finally coming to market. Following several manufacturers testing the waters with the larger platform, selling smaller numbers.

Offline DCI forum

The first serious reviews of projectors based on Coretronics second and smaller 4K XPR platform are strating to trickle in. From France there's this review of the Optoma UHD 550x. Unfortunately its quality and performance matches its relatively low price point of €1999,-.

Native Contrast is low. Dynamic contrast, as with most Optoma HD models in the past, is not very usable, due to pumping effect (and delay). Brightness matches spec. Uniformity is poor due to the use of an 1080P lens. The optical block is also used by the Acer V and H 7850. There is no way to adjust the grey scale, but there is a 3D CMS that works reasonably well.

The full review in French

The google translate version

Gregory also reviewed the Acer H7850, basically the same projector made by Optoma's parent company Coretronic. So, also limited contrast, and not too great colorimetry, but a little bit brighter, and with good frame interpolation.
« Last Edit: Thu July 13, 2017, 03:05:12 PM by DCI forum »

Offline DCI forum

Optoma launches three 4K XPR DLP projectors in US and Europe, UHD60, 65, UHD550X
Optoma UHD65 4K XPR DLP projector v.s. Sony 365, Epson LS10500 and Pro 4040
« Reply #9 on: Thu July 13, 2017, 09:40:31 PM »





Offline DCI forum



UHD 60, Optoma Europe won't ship the UHD 65 till next month at the earliest, so Euro reviews will be limited to the UHD60 and UHD550z for now.




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