Finally! 4k Short Throw PJ from optoma

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    I,m gonna keep my eye on the 4K550ST,hope it reviews well.
    Just the sort of PJ ive been waiting for.
     
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    Pity it doesn’t do 3D as well
     
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    How do you know this?
     
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    In the spec at bottom it doesn’t say it has it
     
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    Fixed zoom, no keystone correction and only 10% vertical lense shift with no horizontal lense shift. Going to make placement a challenge if you already have a fixed screen / existing home cinema set up. Looks like they have given it a minimum amount of capability and therefore little in the way of flexibility. For me the biggest omission is the lack of zoom. The wait is not yet over.
     
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    I know. Unfortuantelly my room has 293cm from screen to back wall so I am very limited with options. For 4k it's either this or UST Dell. (293cm is a hint that I can't afford sony ;) ) I'll wait for this one to be reviewed.
     
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    Interesting. Even without an optical zoom it’s 0.78 throw it may just work as a replacement for my BenQ 1080st without having to reposition cables and mount.
    Hopefully we will see pricing and possibly reviews soon.
     
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    any reviews out there??
     
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    Not that I have seen. It seems to be aimed at the business and education markets as price looks to around £4000 to £5000 and output is 4500 lumens. So too bright and too pricey for my needs. The wait continues for me.
     
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    Why would brightness be bad?? Isn't that the holy grail?
     
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    You are right if daytime viewing or you are unable to control the amount of ambient light, the extra lumens would therefore maximise the perceived contrast. In my case I have been able to create a small dedicated cinema room with very low ambient light and relatively dark walls etc in order to try and maximise the contrast and black levels. Potentially 4500 lumens would create much more reflected light bouncing back onto the screen washing it out. And possibly just too bright to watch comfortably.

    Would still be interested to see some reviews of the 550st as a home cinema projector to see if it is workable.
     
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    Newbie in the projector area here - do Projector and their respective prices fall in line with say TV's over time? I.e., does the £4.5k pricetag actually might hit closer to say £2k next Summer, etc.?
     

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