4KTVs have dropped enough in price that they’re now genuinely accessible to a larger segment of consumers. 4K projectors, on the other hand, remain out of reach with their still expensive price tags. While it’s not exactly cheap, the Optoma 4K UHD60 represents a significant move towards affordability.
While most 4K projectors go for $5,000 and above, Optoma’s latest leaves itself available for just a couple of grand. No, the price of 4K-capable hardware didn’t actually go down that much. Instead, the device relies on some custom video processing to convert the native 2,716 x 1,528 output it produces into 4K video that’s near-impossible to tell apart from the real thing.
The Optoma 4K UHD60 can beam the pseudo-4K video at diagonal lengths of up to 300 inches for truly large screen viewing, all while providing a picture that’s up to 3,000 lumens in brightness. It comes with HDR for cinematic color reproduction, as well as a 1 million to 1 contrast ratio and 1.6x zoom. Vertical lens shift (up to 15 percent) allows you to adjust the picture horizontally without having to physically move the projector, ensuring setup will be a breeze, regardless of the viewing room’s layout.
Features include integrated 4-watt stereo speakers, two HDMI ports, one HDCP 2.2 slot, and a USB slot for inserting a streaming dongle. It has a lamp life of up to 15,000 hours.
Available now, the Optoma 4K UHD60 is priced at $1,999.