Optoma has unveiled a new lamp-based DLP projector that delivers 4K output and a peak brightness of 3,600 lumens. With a claimed contrast ratio of 1,200,000:1, the company says the UHD55 is suitable for daytime use as long as there’s no natural or artificial light falling directly on your wall or projection screen. There’s no mention of Dolby Vision support, but it does offer HDR and HLG compatibility. With its shutter enabled, the UHD55 covers 97 percent of the DCI-P3 wide color gamut.
It also comes with 3D support in side-by-side, top and bottom and frame sequential modes. You can expect to get up to 15,000 hours of use from the included bulb if you use the projector’s built-in Dynamic Black mode. Provided you have the space to accommodate it, the UHD55 can project a 300-inch image.
A dedicated gaming mode limits input lag to below 16 milliseconds at 4K, but the UHD55 is more of a PC gaming projector than a console one. It doesn’t feature an HDMI 2.1 port, limiting its ability to refresh a 4K image at 60Hz. However, connected to a PC, the UHD55’s two HDMI 2.0 ports with HDCP 2.0 support a 240Hz refresh rate at 1080p. Input lag is also reduced to 4 milliseconds or less. Other notable features include Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility and built-in IFTTT support. The UHD55 is available to purchase starting today for $1,799.
Perfect for Gamers
The new Optoma UHD55 Smart 4K projector looks to deliver a class-leading gaming or theater experience without the high price tag. Delivering specs that match far more expensive projectors, like a bright 3,600-lumen output, making it the perfect choice for your gaming setup
- Resolution: 3480 x 2160 True 4K UHD
- Brightness: 3,600 ANSI lumens
- Contrast Ratio: 1,200,000:1
- Light source: Lamp, up to 15,000 hours of operation in Dynamic Black mode
- HDR and HLG compatible
- Wide Color Gamut support: 97% DCI-P3
- Smart home compatibility with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and IFTTT compatibility
- 1.3x optical zoom
- Horizontal and vertical keystone correction
- Vertical lens shift and 3×3 warping
More importantly, the new UHD55 features a built-in “Enhanced Gaming mode” that delivers a bright screen, not to mention a refresh rate of 16ms in 4K at 60Hz, and 4ms in 1080p at 240Hz. So basically, this projector will offer smooth, stunning, intense gaming experiences.
This projector hosts a suite of smart features. For example, it has smart tech and smart home integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support. With the Creative Cast app, you can also cast pictures, documents, and videos from up to four devices.