Optoma – with its brand new UHD51A 4K UHD projector, is one of the first projector manufacturers to offer up a smart projector design for the mainstream of the market. This projector is 4K capable using the the smaller/less expensive of the two 4K UHD resolution DLP chips.
The secret sauce – if you will, the smarts – is supporting Alexa (and also Goggle Assistant) which I’ll go into at length in this review. Optoma put their “home theater” color wheel in this projector, but still manages to claim 2400 lumens, more than other 4K UHD projectors with similar wheels. (Hint, the UHD51A did not meet its brightness claim, but is comparable to the competition).
The UHD51A is $1699 list price, be aware, also that it has an almost identical twin, the UHD50, this is only $1399. With the UHD51A, it’s those smarts that you are paying for, with the difference in list price. (I suspect the selling prices will be closer to each other).