Video display manufacturer Optoma this week introduced three new projectors including an affordably priced 4K Ultra HD/HDR models and a pair of advanced gaming models, all based on Texas Instruments’ DLP microdisplay technology.

On the home theater front, the Optoma UHD52AL ($1,799 suggested retail) features 4K UHD resolution, smart home integration, and both HDR10 and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) high dynamic range (HDR) compatibility.

The other two models are optomized for gaming enthusiasts. The Optoma HD39HDR ($799 suggested retail) features ultra-bright 4,000 lumens peak brightness, high definition 1080p resolution and an enhanced gaming mode capable of supporting up to a 120Hz refresh rate.

The Optoma GT1080HDR ($799) is the company’s latest short-throw projector offering an Enhanced Gaming Mode with up to a 120Hz refresh rate, 3,800 lumens of peak brightness for use in rooms with ambient lighting, Full HD 1080p resolution, compatibility with both 4K UHD and HDR input signals and a wide assortment of connectivity and setup options optimized for easy room placement and use with gaming consoles.

The new Optoma 4K Ultra HD UHD52ALV (shipping in October at a $1,799 suggested retail price) offers strong, bright color performance from HDR10 and HLG encoded content. It also offers voice command interoperatiblity and smart home connectivity, through use with Amazon Echo and Google Assistant devices. It also supports with IFTTT home automation interoperability platform. This provides new levels of connectivity and interoperability for smart home operation and use with integrated services. One connection enables integrating any service in the home ecosystem with another through the tap of a button.

The IFTTT platform helps bring together services into Applets enabling specific tasks using connected services. So, an Applet can be used to sync Amazon Alexa to-dos with your Google Calendar or one that supports synching to an iPhone calendar, via Google Assistant.

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The UHD52ALV features two HDMI inputs, a 4K UHD media player, wireless mobile screen mirroring and casting, and a PC-free image and document viewer for great playback flexibility.

The UHD52ALV is based on the latest Texas Instruments 4K UHD DLP chipset and uses the company’s approach to pixel-shifting to display 8.3-million simultaneous distinct pixels at screen sizes of 140 inches and higher. The projector also includes a 1.3x optical zoom with 15% vertical lens shift for greater installation flexibility.

Available now, the Optoma HD39HDR is a high performing Full HD 1080p gaming projector offering ultra-bright peak 4,000 lumens brightnes and an enhanced gaming mode capable of supporting up to a 120Hz refresh rate and 8.4 ms response time. Other features include a 50,000:1 contrast ratio, 1.3x zoom, HDMI 2.0 input, SRGB and Rec. 709 color gamut coverage. It is equipped with a 10-watt speaker and is powered by a 15,000-hour-rated lamp.

Another gaming option is the Optoma GT1080HDR short-throw projector offering easy use and setup. It offers an Enhanced Gaming Mode with 120Hz refresh rate, 8.4 ms response time, 3,800 lumens peak brightness for use in rooms with ambient light and a selection of connectivity options, including HDMI 2.0 and VGA, for connectivity to a wide range of devices. The projector uses a lamp rated at up to 15,000-hours of life. It also adds a built-in 10-watt speaker.

By Greg Tarr

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