Optoma showed off a number of projectors at CES this week--some are definitely coming soon, while some are closer to the prototype stage. The most exciting introduction for our audience, scheduled for release in the second quarter, is the UHD60, a single-chip DLP projector that uses the new UHD chip from Texas Instruments. (You can read about the new chip here.) The UHD60 is expected to offer about 3,000 lumens of brightness, support HDR10 (but not Wide Color Gamut), and cost just $2,799. Optoma explains that the UHD60 will be targeted more at the home entertainment space, but the company also plans to introduce a more theater-oriented version called the UHD65 a little later in the year.
Optoma is unveiling a stellar lineup of new and innovative home theater projectors at CES to deliver unprecedented home cinema experiences. By offering high quality products at market-leading prices, Optoma's 2017 product lineup will drive the industry forward and make projectors more accessible and mainstream.
The home cinema and theater segments continue to see growth, and Optoma is one of the top two brands in the space, according to PMA Research. With a continued commitment to bringing innovation to the industry, and as more consumers choose projection over TV for an unmatched image size, quality and price, Optoma is set to deliver everything from 4K UHD resolution and laser light sources to ultra-short throw distances. The company is also introducing an ultra-compact pico projector with LED illumination, an Android operating system and app store that makes connecting and viewing content easier than ever. This wide array of options Optoma is introducing translates to a high quality, versatile range of products that deliver dynamic and immersive images to any home.
At CES, Optoma is unveiling and showcasing:
Optoma 4K UST: The Optoma 4K Ultra Short Throw (UST) laser projector delivers the ultimate in home theater, combining incredible imagery with high style and function. With 4K UHD resolution, HDR10 wide color gamut, and an ultra short throw of just 0.18 for up to a 140-inch image size from just inches away, an incredible cinematic experience awaits. With an estimated price of $19,999, it will lead the market in quality and affordability in the premium home theater space. This projector will be available in Q3 2017.
Optoma ZH55: The 1080p Optoma ZH55 laser projector delivers stellar images and the ultimate in reliability. This high definition laser phosphor projector features 3,000 lumens of brightness, 20,000:1 contrast ratio, Rec. 709 color and HDR wide color gamut, and dual HDMI ports with MHL. The installation-friendly ZH55 has a throw ratio of 1.06 along with a zoom of 1.36x. Availability and pricing to be confirmed at a later date.
Optoma UHD60: For home theater aficionados, the Optoma UHD60 projector delivers true 4K UHD for the ultimate in image quality. This 3,840 x 2,160 resolution home cinema projector with vertical lens shift will be available for just $2,799 in Q2 2017.
Optoma IntelliGo: While the "Pico" market has been limited by lower brightness levels in the past, the Optoma IntelliGo delivers a sharp, bright image in a highly portable package. Built with mainstream consumer needs in mind, an Android 4.4 OS with a customizable home screen and the AptoideTV app store with access to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora and more. In addition, it is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth compatible, has USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, and offers 2D to 3D content conversion. It will be available in late Q1 2017 for just $599.
Optoma HD29Darbee: The successor to one of the brand's most popular high definition home cinema projectors, the Optoma HD28DSE, the Optoma HD29Darbee features 3,000 lumens, 30,000:1 contrast ratio, and a DARBEE Visual Presence image enhancement technology. Its Rec.709 and sRGB color modes ensure brilliant and accurate representation of colors for PC, Mac and HDTV broadcast content and color spaces. It will be available Q1 for $699.
GT1080Darbee: Ideal for gaming enthusiasts, the GT1080Darbee short throw projector is the successor to the popular GT1080, offering 1080p resolution, Rec. 709 color, dual HDMI ports, 3,000 lumens of brightness, and a 25,000:1 contrast ratio. The Optoma GT1080Darbee features a new Enhanced Gaming Mode with a 16ms response time, while the integrated DARBEE Visual Presence image enhancement technology brings revolutionary levels of depth and realism to the images. It will be available in Q2 for $699.
For more information about the company and its current products please visit http://www.optomausa.com/. Pricing of all projectors is not final and subject to change.