Optoma is launching a few products this week — one is a native 4K projector. Dubbed the Optoma 4K UST (Ultra Short Throw), it’s a native 3,840×2,160 laser projector with HDR10 wide color gamut, an ultra short throw of just 0.18 for up to a 140-inch image size from just inches away and it’s priced at $19,999. But, this projector won’t be available until Q3 2017.
The Optoma ZH55, also a laser projector, is spec’d at 3,000 lumens of brightness and a 20,000:1 contrast ratio with Rec. 709 color and dual HDMI ports with MHL. The installation-aimed ZH55 has a throw ratio of 1.06 along with a zoom of 1.36x. No pricing or availability though. Expect late 2017.
Optoma UHD60 is the surprise, though. Optoma claims it’s a native 4K UHD (3,840×2,160) resolution home cinema projector with vertical lens shift at only $2,799. That would be an amazing price-point. And, it will ship in Q2 2017.
Also, Optoma just launched the IntelliGo pico projector using 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 WiFi 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. But, it’s only 60 lumens.
The successor to one of Optoma’s most popular home cinema projectors, the Optoma HD28DSE, will be the Optoma HD29Darbee. It’s spec’d to be 3,000 lumens with a 30,000:1 contrast ratio (and a DARBEE Visual Presence image enhancement technology) with Rec.709 and sRGB color modes. It will be available Q1 for $699.