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Optoma launch UHZ65 sub £5K native 4K Laser Projector

Just add laser

by Mark Hodgkinson Oct 30, 2017 at 4:31 PM

  • Optoma has announced the launch of its new flagship 4K Ultra HD laser projector, the UHZ65.
    The new UHZ65 uses laser technology along with the same high-end specifications as the impressive UHD65. The added laser tech brings with it increased efficiency to maintain consistent brightness, superior colour performance, instant on/off and a life span of up to 20,000 hours, says Optoma.

    Kishan Mistry, Senior Product Manager at Optoma EMEA, said: “Reviews for the UHD65 have been excellent so we’re excited to be unveiling the next evolution of 4K home cinema projection with the UHZ65. Ultra High Definition coupled with laser technology delivers a truly spectacular experience for film fanatics, and the addition of the UHZ65 to our home range offers the ultimate in home projection.”

    Capitalising on the fast switching speed of the DLP chip with XPR technology and advanced image processing, 8.3 million pixels are delivered to the screen without alignment issues claims the company and the the new model meets the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) requirements for 4K UHD and complies with the CTA High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible display standards.

    The UHZ65 fully supports HDCP 2.2, the latest evolution of copy protection so users can enjoy the growing choice of 4K content. Featuring Optoma’s Amazing Colour technology, users have a variety of picture preselects with each mode ‘fine-tuned’ by Optoma’s colour team. The Reference mode reproduces 80% of DCI-P3, according to the press release, and there’s up to 3000 lumens peak brightness. The UHZ65 also boasts PureMotion frame-interpolation technology, if you’re in to that sort of thing.

    The new model is said to be ‘whisper quiet’ and comes complete with integrated speakers that provide 8W of audio power but there’s an S/PDIF audio output, enabling connection to external sound systems. There’s also two HDMI ports and Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) for compatible phones and tablets. The UHZ65 also features vertical lens shift and 1.6x zoom.

    The UHZ65 has a suggested price of £4,999 - about £1,000 less than the Epson EH-LS10000 - and will be available in November 2017

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