Optoma has revealed two new, $ 1,300 4K HDR home theater projectors UHD35 and its slightly stronger brother, $ 1,400 UHD38. They look like every other bulb-based projector on the market, but inside their slick white shell, Optoma has included a number of technologies that will make these projectors a lot more appealing to them. gamers.
Home theater projectors do one thing really well: They offer the largest picture size for the lowest price. A nice, large image 150 inches or more is a really compelling way to play console or PC games, but the downside of these projectors is that their input lag and response times are often too slow for Serious gamers who need everything as quickly as possible. That’s where the UHD35 and UHD38 come in.
Equipped with the Advanced Gaming Mode, two projectors have input lag as low as 4.2 milliseconds. That doesn’t seem like a big deal when compared to dedicated gaming monitors, which can go as low as 0.7ms, but in the projector world, the UHD35 and UHD38 are speed demons – faster. almost twice as fast as the previous fastest model, owned by Optoma.
The response time is equally impressive. If you set your game resolution and refresh rate to 1080p at 240Hz, the UHD3X models can hit a blisteringly high performance of 4.2ms. Even their slowest response rate of 16.7ms when using 4K at 60Hz wasn’t too bad for a projector.
Those specs are sure to please gamers, but these projectors seem to all have standard viewing capabilities. too. The difference between the two models that you have no doubt about is brightness. The UHD35 emits 3,600 lumens, while the UHD38 can output 4,000 lumens. Their bulbs are rated for a lifetime of up to 15,000 hours before needing to be replaced. They support both HLG and HDR10 formats of high dynamic range (HDR) materials. There’s also support for Rec.709 and DCI-P3 color spaces, though Optoma hasn’t said what percentage each projector can display.
Optoma claims that, unlike other projectors labeled 4K UHD but actually have a lower native resolution, the UHD35 and 38 have a true native resolution of 3840 x 2160 – giving these two models proof. receive True 4K UHD from the Consumer Technology Association. (CTA).
The image size can be as large as 300 inches depending on the distance from the screen. The back has two HDMI 2.0 inputs with HDCP 2.2 along with a VGA port, a USB port supported, optical output, analog input and output for audio, and a 12-volt trigger port for use with monitors with engine.
While we can’t imagine anyone going to want to use it, there’s also a built-in 10-watt speaker, just in case you need to game on the big screen so you don’t need to set up your home theater. .
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