Projector Reviews

Optoma CinemaX D2 Smart 4K DLP Ultra-Short Throw Projector Review

The Optoma CinemaX D2 Smart is a laser DLP powered, ultra-short throw (UST) 4K projector that retails for $2,699. Optoma has been in the projection industry since 2004 and today is a leading large-display brand and, specifically, the world’s number one 4K UHD projector brand worldwide. In late September of this year, I wrote a news article about Optoma’s two new CinemaX D2 ultra-short throw projectors, the CinemaX D2 and CinemaX D2 Smart. These two new models are a direct follow-up to last year’s award-winning ultra-short-throw projector, the CinemaX P2. I liked the previous version, the CinemaX P2, and looked […]

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Optoma Launches 4K UHD Short Throw Gaming Projector GT2160HDR

by Philip Boyle What if Optoma took their best-performing, lamp-based projector and cranked it up to eleven? You don’t have to wonder because this week, Optoma announced the GT2160HDR cinema gaming projector. The GT2160HDR is a projector with an almost singular focus on creating an affordable, high-quality cinema gaming experience. GAMING The GT2160HDR is a gaming projector through and through. Optoma’s GAMER mode is calibrated to boost the details in the dark areas of an image. This means gamers have a better chance of avoiding being fragged by an opponent hiding in the shadows. If the GT2160HDR detects an HDR-encoded […]

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Optoma Debuts UHD35STx Short Throw 4K Home Gaming Projector

by Philip Boyle Optoma, the No. 1 4K UHD and DLP® projection brand worldwide and in the Americas, has introduced the Optoma UHD35STx. The UHD35STx is a short-throw 4K UHD gaming and home entertainment projector designed to allow users to immerse themselves in a world of Ultra HD gaming, live sports, and TV shows. This projector takes all the best of the Optoma UHD35 and adds short-throw functionality, making it an even more flexible projector to own and install.  4K Optoma lists the UHD35STx as offering True 4K resolution designed to deliver sharp, lifelike images and rich colors, allowing viewers […]

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Optoma Expands CinemaX Line with CinemaX D2 Series UST Laser Projectors

by Philip Boyle Optoma, the world’s number one brand of DLP and 4K UHD projectors worldwide, has launched two new additions to the award-winning CinemaX series of Ultra-Short-Throw (UHD) projectors. The Optoma CinemaX D2 ($2,499 MSRP) and the CinemaX D2 Smart ($2,699 MSRP) are Optoma’s next-generation true 4K UHD home theater projectors. For a look at our complete reviews on both the CinemaX P1 and the CinemaX P2, please click on the links. The CinemaX D2 and CinemaX D2 Smart share an almost identical design and feature set, except that the D2 Smart provides smart device and streaming features. “Consumers […]

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The Optoma ZU920TST is an ultra-bright 8,200 ANSI lumen professional projector that sells for $12,999 MSRP. The ZU920TST has a manufacturer-rated DYNAMIC CONTRAST Ratio of 3,000,000:1 and a WUXGA (1,920×1,200 pixels) native resolution.  This projector is part of Optoma’s ZU series and is the direct replacement for the ZU720TST. The ZU920TST features three (3) HDMI inputs, which can accept signals up to 4K @ 60 fps. An Optoma DuraCore laser diode powers the ZU920TST with an estimated light-source life of 30,000 hours in ECO mode. The ZU920TST is a short-throw, fixed lens projector designed for digital signage, multi-projector edge-blending, and […]

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The Optoma UHD55 is a 2,700-lumen 4K UHD projector that retails for a $1,799 MSRP and is designed for gaming and home entertainment. This new 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) projector offers advanced features such as a 1.3x optical zoom, vertical lens shift, HDR, a low input lag of 4.3 ms at 1080p for gaming, and both wired and wireless networking. The Optoma UHD55 is a projector designed to satisfy the full spectrum of your home entertainment needs, from entering the world of Ultra HD gaming to getting immersed in all your favorite live sports, TV shows, and movies. […]

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Optoma Introduces The ZU920T and ZU920TST High Brightness Business Projectors

Optoma ZU920T

by Philip Boyle Today at Infocomm in Las Vegas, NV, Optoma, the number one Digital Light Processing (DLP) brand worldwide, introduced two new High Brightness WUXGA Laser Projectors explicitly designed for the education and corporate markets. These new, powerful Optoma projectors called the ZU920T and ZU920TST are a big addition to Optoma’s DuraCore line of laser projectors. Optoma’s DuraCore laser installation projectors are precision engineered to deliver exceptionally lifelike, rich images over years of 24/7 continuous operation. These projectors are designed to maintain consistent light output regardless of their installation orientation. Designed for the professional installation market, the ZU920T and […]

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Optoma Introduces The UHD55 4K UHD Gaming and Home Entertainment Projector

Optoma UHD55 from the front right

Optoma has just introduced the UHD55 4K UHD projector. The UHD55 was designed to meet the needs of demanding gaming and Home Entertainment customers. The UHD55 also supports 4K@60p along with both HDR10 and HLG. The lamp-based UHD55 uses a single Texas Instruments (TI) Digital Light Processing (DLP) chipset to deliver a 4K UHD (3840×2160 pixels) displayed resolution. The UHD55 has a rated brightness of 3,600 lumens of brightness, with an impressive 1,200,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio so content should look great on even the most massive screen day or night. In addition to the ability to reproduce 97% DCI-P3 color […]

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New Optoma UHZ50 4K Laser DLP Projector with 3000 Lumens and High-Speed Gaming Mode


by Philip Boyle Optoma Technology, the number one 4K UHD projection brand, and DLP projector brand in North America just gave all of us an early Christmas present, and it looks to be a good one. Today Optoma announced a new 4K laser projector called the UHZ50. As I went through the product information on Optoma’s website, I couldn’t help but get excited about the opportunity to get a test sample ASAP and put it through its very well-credentialed paces. The UHZ50 uses Optoma’s DuraCore Laser Technology. It wasn’t that long ago Optoma utilized DuraCore lasers almost exclusively for their […]

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Optoma Launches ZX300 and ZW350 Affordable Corporate and Education Laser Projectors

By Philip Boyle Optoma Corp has announced two new compact XGA and WXGA laser projectors designed for K-12 classrooms, corporate environments, and small to medium-sized venues. The first is the ZX300 compact high brightness laser projector that displays XGA resolution. The ZX300 is an IP6X rated projector designed to provide users maintenance-free continuous operation. This projector offers consistent brightness and color saturation over the ZX300’s operating life, especially when compared to lamp-based projectors in this price range. The ZX300 is on the smaller side, allowing for installation in virtually any orientation. Its size and lightweight combined with 360-degree and portrait […]

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