Optoma announces new flagship 4K Ultra HD projector

Optoma, a manufacturer whose 4K HDR projector recently won a What Hi-Fi? Award, has just announced a new flagship projector based on its tech - the UHZ65.

The UHZ65 uses the same pixel-switching techology to put the required 8.3million pixels on a screen needed to meet the 4K standard, and is HDR compatible for a greater colour range than standard Blu-rays.

You get a couple of HDMI inputs and a powered USB port - so you can connect up a Google Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV device for smart-viewing.

But this new projector has greater luminosity - with 3000 lumens over the UHD65's 2200 - and a better contrast ratio at a claimed 2,000,000:1 (rather than 1,200,000:1).

There are also the expected motion-processing modes for smoother frame interpolation, and a reference mode that recreates the DCI-P3 colour space used in cinemas.

Prices start at £5000, with the projector becoming available later this month.


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Simon Lucas is a freelance technology journalist and consultant, with particular emphasis on the audio/video aspects of home entertainment. Before embracing the carefree life of the freelancer, he was editor of What Hi-Fi? – since then, he's written for titles such as GQ, Metro, The Guardian and Stuff, among many others.