Optoma UHZ50 entry level laserprojector


Laser projectors are known to be expensive. Luckily, Optoma wants to ease the financial pain a bit with help of the UHZ50. A 4K laser entry-level projector!

The new Optoma UHZ50 laser projector is a single-chip DLP projector, based on a home-grown DuraCore laser with an estimated life cycle of about 30,000 hours. The manufacturer uses a 1080p projector panel; coupled with Optoma’s True 4K pixel-shifting technology, it delivers a true 4K picture. This trick works by continuously shifting the position of the chip a bit at lightning speed, which ultimately produces a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels on the projection screen.

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Optoma deploys a 1.3x manual with 10% vertical shift lens, with a throw ratio 1.21:1 – 1.59:1. Keystone and Warp correction make it easy to project an undistorted image. Three HDMI 2.0 connectors are available as inputs, including one with eARC. Via USB, various file formats can be played stand-alone by the projector. Furthermore, there are a 3.5 mm line output as well as an S/PDIF output implemented. In terms of sound, there are two internal speakers, driven by an amplifier with a maximum power of 2 x 10 watts. The built-in smart platform provides access to various streaming services and (or) apps. The price? You’ll pay $2799 for the Optoma UHZ50, which is considerably cheaper than many other 4K laser projectors.

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