Optoma UHD55: 4K projector launches with Smart Home integrations and 240 Hz refresh rate support
Optoma has unveiled the UHD55, a DLP projector that the company markets as being suitable for gaming. Accordingly, the projector can output at high refresh rates, although the lack of HDMI 2.1 connectivity makes it incompatible with the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X's high refresh rate modes. Instead, the Optoma UHD55 has HDMI 2.0 and VGA video outputs, along with RJ45 Ethernet, S/PDIF, RS232 and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
According to Optoma, the UHD55 can create between 34.1-inch to 302.4-inch projections at 4K/60 Hz or 1080p/240 Hz. Optoma adds that the projector should deliver 16 ms response times at 4K/60 Hz, which drops to 4 ms at 1080p/240 Hz. Supposedly, the projector offers 10-bit colour depth too, along with 3,600 ANSI Lumens of peak brightness and a 1,200,000:1 contrast ratio.
Moreover, the Optoma UHD55 supports HDR and HLG, while covering 97% of the DCI-P3 colour space. Incidentally, Optoma quotes a 15,000-hour lamp life when using the UHD55 in 'Dynamic Black' mode and claims that the projector is compatible with smart home services like Amazon Alexa, Google Home and IFTT. Optoma states that the projector will be available in the Eurozone for €1,599; it has not commented on availability in other markets yet.