OUR VERDICT - Normally when faced with setting up a projector we have to resort to laser levels and tape measures, not to mention the fiddly mounting screws and arm tensing moment as we lift the projector on to its mount. Luckily that's not the case with this new Ultra Short Throw UHZ65 from Optoma. Setup is simple, clear the top of your TV stand, unbox the Optoma and plug it in. That sounds too simple but that really is it. If you want a 100 inch screen ( Now your neighbours will be jealous )then just position the front of the projector about 26cm from your wall / screen.
Hang on, how can you get that big a picture when its that close ? Thanks to a technique those clever Egyptians used, that's how. Using a mirror to reflect the image means that the UHZ65UST can be really close to the wall and give a hugely cinematic picture.
As this Optoma projector has a high light output and sits so close to the screen it means that it is less susceptible to ambient light in the room when compared to a conventional projector which means that you can still enjoy whatever you are watching without having to switch your room to stealth mode.
As with TV's, the sound from a projector is normally less exciting however, Optoma have cleverly engineered the back panel to incorporate a soundbar so movies won't just look great, they will sound great too. Thanks to the Marketplace feature you can enjoy popular streaming services such as Netflix, YouTube and Spotify all without the need for any extra boxes or cables. The UHZ 65 UST is compatible with the latest formats including HDR and HLG meaning your movies will be given extra detail and depth. - we believe that this is another award winner in the making. - Thoroughly Recommended.
Optoma laser projectors use high-quality lasers to create the projected image. In many situations the perceived brightness from laser illumination projectors can be twice that of an equivalent lamp-based model. They also deliver increased efficiency to maintain consistent brightness, superior colour performance, instant on/off and an extraordinary life span of up to 20,000 hours.
With over eight million pixels, Ultra HD 4K resolution brings four times more detail than Full HD, to deliver sharper, life-like images and richer colours allowing you to sit closer to the screen and enjoy a more immersive experience.
The UHZ65UST boasts HDR10 (High Dynamic Range) and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) compatibility for life-like colour performance, with bright whites and deeper black levels. Objects look more solid and life like and the extra detail creates a greater sense of depth.
Optoma projectors provide reliable performance suitable for any content and environment. However, UHZ65UST is capable of reproducing 121% of Rec.709 and 87% DCI-P3 colour gamut, the international HDTV standard to guarantee accurate colour reproduction exactly as the director intended for a truly cinematic experience. Laser technology delivers more saturated vivid colours that stand up very well to ambient light.
Using sophisticated frame-interpolation technology, advanced motion control processing eliminates motion blurring or image judder, even in high-speed action sequences.
The integrated NuForce soundbar delivers premium audio with crystal-clear sound, balanced midrange and wide frequency response, to produce realistic vocals for enhanced TV and movie-watching experiences. Built with individual woofers, as well as aluminium full-range drivers and isolated speaker enclosures for low distortion, the integrated soundbar offers Dolby Digital, and Dolby Digital Plus decoding capabilities, bringing immersive viewing experiences to life. Suitable for any home environment and perfect for movies.
Capable of decoding Dolby 5.1 to delivers rich, clear and powerful sound. It even supports pass through via S/PDIF out port so that you can connect it to your surround sound system. HDMI-ARC allows you to control volume for your external audio devices for an even bigger audio experience.
Control your projector with your voice using Alexa or Google Assistant. You can ask Alexa or Google to turn the projector on or off, adjust volume, switch inputs and more. Voice control is a natural way to interact with technology in the home and now owners of Amazon Echo or Google Home devices can simply control the projector with their voice. Note: Alexa smart home control is only currently available in the UK and Germany.
Watch movies directly from your projector without the need of a laptop or PC by using the built-in media player. Simply copy your files to a USB stick and watch them on the big screen.
Access compatible apps such as Netflix, YouTube and Spotify using the built-in App store - Marketplace. Perfect for streaming movies, TV shows and clips *(Google Play Services not supported).
Create a personalised digital wall of tailored information. Using the Optoma connect app you can schedule the projector to display the weather, videos and social media feeds. You can even schedule it to turn on at set times or wake you up naturally using your favourite relaxing playlist.
Connect to your network wirelessly or using the in built LAN port. Optoma internet access supports IOT (internet of things) and OTA for firmware updates (over the air). USB-A port is also included to support power for HDMI dongles such as Amazon FireTV & Google Chromecast.
|Resolution||4K UHD (3840 x 2160)|
|Contrast Ratio||2,500,000 : 1|
|Native Aspect Ratio||16:9
|Screen Size||85 - 120 Inch Diagonal|
|Noise Level (Typical)||26dB|
|Inputs||3 X HDMI 2.0|
|Dimensions||130 x 576 x 383 MM ( H x W x D )|
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This projector has provided me with moments of visual joy and cinematic delight. I award this model a golden award. PASSION HOMECINEMA.FR Review
|Type||Ultra Short Throw Projector|
|Price Match||Peter Tyson|