Optoma announces a world-first 7,000 ANSI lumen short-throw projector
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Optoma's DuraCore ProScene large-display laser projectors are high-brightness units, one of the latest of which (the ZU720T) is a 2020 Projector Central Best of the Year Award winner. Its successor, the ZU720TST, has a ground-breaking maximum brightness of an admittedly super-high 7,000 ANSI lumens.
However, this spec does not also stop it being rated for a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio (with its extreme-black mode enabled). It has a WUXGA resolution, although Optoma claims it is also 4K and HDR compatible. It can throw images of up to 300 inches from short distances. It is a fixed-lens projector, although those lenses are also interchangeable and supports a up to 1.26x zoom.
This, according to its OEM, makes it powerful and versatile enough for professional applications such as projected signage, simulations, mapping work and full-wall displays with accurate corner-adhesion and blended edges.
The ZU720TST is also apparently quiet and stable enough to throw its DLP-generated images all day if necessary. It is also 28 pounds, or less than half the weight of competitors in its market, which may make its installation as simple as its maintenance. It I/O includes HDBaseT, VGA, LAN, and 3 HDMI ports, as well as 3D Sync in and out, a 12V trigger, RS-232 control and dual 10W speakers.
The Optoma DuraCore ProScene ZU720TST laser projector is priced at US$5,999, and is available through distributors listed on the OEM's website.