Optoma announce £1599 UHD40 4K HDR Compatible Projector
Optoma has become the latest manufacturer to offer sub-£2,000 Ultra HD home projection with the launch of the UHD40 4K at just £1,599.99.
The UHD40 also boasts High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatibility, HDCP 2.2 support and includes a stereo speaker that provides, what Optoma describes as, powerful audio but we suspect most AVForums readers are going to want more than the 2x5w output on offer. It seems the UHD40 should be a fairly quiet performer in operation, however, with Optoma quoting 25dB as a typical loudness figure.
Kishan Mistry, Senior Product Manager at Optoma EMEA, said “We continue to expand our 4K UHD home projection range and offer customers more compact solutions with razor sharp, high resolution HDR images”.
The UHD40 features vertical lens shift (+10%) for simple positioning and a range of connection options including two HDMI ports, S/PDiF and a 12V trigger. In addition, the compact UHD40 is lightweight (5.22Kg) and so should be easy to move around. At 2,400 lumens (claimed ANSI) it should also be suitable for most environments.
With its ‘full’ (that’s an argument for another time) 8.3 million on-screen pixels, the new model meets the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) requirements for 4K UHD and also complies with the CTA High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible display standards.
The UHD40 also sports Optoma’s ‘Amazing Colour’ technology which includes an enhanced colour wheel and multiple modes and settings to choose from. The Reference mode reproduces accurate 100% Rec.709 HDTV broadcast spec colours, according to the release.
More information the UHD40 can be found at www.optoma.co.uk
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