Published On: February 22, 2024

Optoma UHZ55 Laser Projector: Lightning-Fast Performance Meets Long-Lasting Brilliance

Published On: February 22, 2024
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Optoma UHZ55 Laser Projector: Lightning-Fast Performance Meets Long-Lasting Brilliance

Optoma UHZ55 Smart UHD laser projector is now available and promises to unlock a world of vibrant imagery and seamless performance.

Optoma UHZ55 Laser Projector: Lightning-Fast Performance Meets Long-Lasting Brilliance

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Optoma has unveiled its latest innovation, the Optoma UHZ55 Smart UHD Laser Projector. This new device promises to elevate home entertainment experiences with its impressive features and versatile functionality.

Designed as a successor to the popular UHZ50, the UHZ55 is engineered to deliver razor-sharp, vibrant images for a long-lasting viewing experience. With a brightness of 3,000 lumens and a remarkable contrast ratio of 2,500,000:1, this projector ensures exceptional image clarity even in well-lit environments.

"As consumers are looking for increased flexibility and versatility, we are introducing the Optoma UHZ55 that elevates experiences in the home for everything from entertainment to remote work in today's hybrid office environment," said Maria Repole, Head of Marketing at Optoma. "With a crisp, bright image, easy installation features and a long-lasting laser light source, the UHZ55 is an ideal, economical option for any room in the home."

Optoma UHZ55 Smart UHD Laser Projector.

One of the most impressive features of the Optoma UHZ55 is its lightning-fast performance, making it ideal for gaming enthusiasts. Boasting four times the standard refresh rate at 240Hz in 1080p, the projector offers a seamless and fluid gaming experience comparable to high-end gaming monitors. Additionally, its ultra-quick 16.9ms response time in 4K at 60Hz ensures smooth gameplay for next-gen console users.

Powered by Texas Instruments' DLP technology and Optoma's DuraCore laser technology, the UHZ55's laser light source enables up to 30,000 hours of maintenance-free operation. This longevity, coupled with its Eco Mode for economical 24/7 usage, makes it a cost-effective solution for home entertainment setups.

In terms of visual enhancements, the UHZ55 supports HDR10 and HLG, delivering stunning color accuracy and vibrancy. The inclusion of DCI-P3 WCG and PureMotion MEMC technology further enhances the viewing experience by eliminating motion blur and displaying lifelike video playback.

A top view of Optoma UHZ55 Smart UHD Laser Projector.

Versatility is a key aspect of the UHZ55, catering to both home entertainment and home office needs. Easy installation features such as four-corner correction, vertical lens shift, and warping capabilities ensure hassle-free setup in any room. Moreover, WiSA HT certification enables seamless wireless audio transmission, enhancing the overall audio-visual experience.

The Creative Cast app allows users to mirror content from their smartphones, tablets, or laptops effortlessly, making it convenient for presentations, virtual meetings, or simply sharing personal media on a larger screen. Additionally, the Optoma Marketplace offers access to popular media streaming apps, providing endless entertainment options.

A rear view of Optoma UHZ55 Smart UHD Laser Projector.

Voice control capabilities through Alexa and Google Home add another layer of convenience, allowing users to operate the projector hands-free. Whether it's adjusting settings or selecting content, voice commands offer a seamless and intuitive user experience.

Optoma UHZ55 Smart UHD Laser Projector Features: 

  • Resolution: 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
  • Brightness: 3,000 ANSI lumens
  • Contrast Ratio: 2,500,000:1
  • Light source: DuraCore laser light source with up to 30,000 hours of maintenance-free operation (in Eco Mode)
  • Noise level: 27 dB (in Eco Mode)
  • Built-in Enhanced Gaming Mode with 4ms response time in 1080p at 240Hz and 16.9ms response time in 4K at 60Hz  
  • Media Player: Built in and supports 4K HDR and HLG
  • Built-in Speaker: 2x10W speakers
  • I/Os: Three HDMI 2.0 ports, one HDMI 2.0 port with eARC, HDCP 2.2 support for Enhanced Gaming; three USB-A 2.0 ports with two for USB Media Flash Drives and WiFi dongle and one for power 1.5A; Audio & S/PDIF out; RS232; RJ45; 12V Trigger and 3D Sync 
  • Wireless Operating Frequency: Dual-Band 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz Wi-Fi
  • Optoma Marketplace Apps: Access compatible apps, such as Prime Video and Spotify
  • Smart Home Compatibility: Alexa Smart Home Skill and new "Works with Google Home" Action

The Optoma UHZ55 Smart UHD Laser Projector is now available for purchase at an estimated street price of $2,499. Interested buyers can find it at participating retailers, including B&H Photo.

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