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Optoma launches 4K UHD home projectors for gamers, TV and movie fans

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Ultimate 4K home entertainment projector at an astonishing price of £1999 RRP

Optoma has just launched the first affordable 4K UHD projector on the market displaying the full 8.3M pixels – the UHD550X.

TV, gaming and movie fans can get impressive 4K cinema quality images in their own home with this new home entertainment projector, available from today. Ultra HD 4K resolution brings content to life with incredible detail, colour and contrast for a stunningly immersive experience.

It is significantly more compact than 4K projectors currently on the market and unlike others which use just 1080p pixel chips, the UHD550X uses Texas Instruments’ XPR™ technology to deliver 8M pixels from a 4M pixel chip. The inherent fast switching speed of the DLP chip and advanced image processing allows the projector to display the full 8.3M pixels to the screen.  This guarantees razor sharp, vivid images capable of showing more details than standard HD – to give that cinema experience in the home.

Joe Ahmed, Head of Marketing at Optoma EMEA, said: “We are incredibly excited to launch our much anticipated first 4K UHD HDR compatible home entertainment projector. The advanced DLP single-chip design from Texas Instruments ensures absolute image integrity delivering over 8 million pixels to screen. Without doubt the 4K UHD experience requires the biggest of images, which the new projector delivers at an affordable price to home users.”

For a truly future-proofed home projector the UHD550X fully supports HDCP 2.2, the latest evolution of copy protection so users can enjoy the fast-growing choice of 4K content.  The UHD550X meets the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) requirements for 4K UHD and complies with the CTA High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible display standards.

Equipped with Optoma’s Amazing Colour technology which includes an enhanced colour wheel and multiple modes to choose from, users have the freedom to select the best setting for the content. Each mode has been fine-tuned by Optoma’s expert colour team to ensure superior colour performance. Reference mode reproduces accurate Rec.709 HDTV broadcast spec colours, ensuring reproduction of cinematic colour exactly as the director intended.

At 2,800 lumens, the UHD550X produces bright images for life-like big-screen entertainment even with the lights on. Its gloss-white finish makes for discrete integration into any living space.

Packed with the latest features, this new model is whisper quiet and comes complete with integrated speakers that provide powerful 8W audio, with exceptional sound quality. S/PDIF audio output is also included, enabling connection to external sound systems.

Set-up is simple with vertical lens shift and a host of connection options such as two HDMI ports and Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) for compatible phones and tablets. In addition, the UHD550X can even be turned into a smart projector by connecting a HDMI dongle like the Google Chromecast™ or Amazon Fire TV to access popular media services and stream TV shows, films and video clips, play games and share photos on the big screen.

A full specification sheet for the UHD550X together with information on the full product range, brochures and images of the projectors are available from www.optoma.co.uk

UHD550X key features

  • Ultra HD 4K – 8.3 million pixel detail for greater realism
  • Amazing colour - accurate Rec.709 colours, HDR compatible
  • Lights on viewing – 2800 lumens and 500,000:1 contrast
  • Digital connectivity – 2x HDMI, MHL and HDCP 2.2 support
  • Easy set-up and operation - vertical lens shift, 1.6x manual zoom
  • Integrated speaker for powerful sound
  • USB power - to stream content via HDMI dongle
  • Whisper quiet operation – 25dB (Eco mode) 

Specifications

UHD550X

Resolution

4K UHD

Lamp life

15,000 hours

Weight

7.8kg

Contrast ratio

500,000:1

Brightness

2800 ANSI lumens

Throw ratio

1.39 – 2.22:1

Lens shift

Vertical: +15%

Screen sizes

0.67 - 7.68m (26.45" - 302.2") diagonal

Built-in speakers

8W

Dimensions

498 x 331 x 141mm (w x d x h)

Connection

HDMI v2.0, HDMI v1.4 + MHL, VGA

USB-A power, USB service

Audio in, Audio out, S/PDIF out

12V trigger, RS232, RJ45

 

The UHD550X is available now (RRP £1,999.99).

About Optoma

Optoma delivers engaging visual and audio experiences for a connected world.

With our customer needs and the user experience at the centre of everything we do, Optoma’s projection products combine superior image processing technologies with exceptional engineering and innovation to deliver stunning crystal clear images with ultimate reliability. Designed for professional AV and home entertainment, these use DLP® technology, pioneered by Texas Instruments.

The Optoma NuForce audio range is designed for people that care about sound. They are built from premium quality components combining a sleek design with outstanding audio quality. 

The Optoma Group has continental headquarters in Europe, the USA and Asia Pacific. Optoma Europe, based in London, covers Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Local services are delivered from multiple offices across this region. www.optoma.co.uk