That finally brings the really big screen experience into your Family or Living Room?
The 4K UHD Optoma P1 has been generating a lot of buzz since first announced and shown at the CES show in Las Vegas, back in January. Now that it is June, it won’t be much longer until they start shipping. I await the arrival of a P1 projector for my usual in-depth review!
Folks its always about the big screen, and being immersed in the content. That's why we pay $10-$20 a ticket at our local Cinemaplex. Save a fortune on popcorn - put one of these in your living room or family room (or theater/cave).
100" diagonal picture - a piece of cake. 120" diagonal, sure, why not? Even better! Geez, 65" TVs seem awfully small.
Once again, projector fans, I’ve whipped up a “custom” Advertorial. This time for Optoma. I’m focusing primarily on the Optoma P1, with its 3000 laser powered lumens for $2999! And, once again, I get to write this piece, (Optoma has editing privileges). My goal, however, is to provide as much insight as I can, without overhyping (beyond the headline of course!).
The P1 certainly isn’t the first 4K UHD laser projector, nor is it the first 4K UHD Ultra Short Throw Projector. Hey – it’s not even the first 4K UHD UST laser projector.
But, it is a 4K UHD Laser Projector – yes – UST – designed seriously for the home. And to my thinking, the first projector in its class, from a projector first manufacturer.
Integrated into the design is also what we can call a rather powerful sound bar, with room-filling capabilities. Optoma notes that the sound system is from well respected NuForce, which is part of the Optoma family of products.
I’m going to focus on the Optoma P1 for most of this feature, but Optoma has a couple of other projectors that are newsworthy, that I will introduce you to below. Both are a good deal more affordable than the P1, for those choosing to spend a bit less.
This article is designed to share what we already know, and to focus on our expectations for the P1. And why you should consider being excited!
Not all that familiar with home projectors? Optoma is one of the top players. Optoma is best known on the home side of projectors, for their series of gaming projectors (the “GT”s), but also in general for high quality, lower cost and mid-priced home projectors (typically under $2000). They have a full line of 4K UHD projectors. Optoma also offers one of the most extensive line-ups of business and education projectors.
Meet The P1’s Combination Of Features that Make It Unique:
1st: It is a laser projector 3000 lumens bright!
2nd: It is ultra short throw. That will place it on a table or credenza only inches below your screen – up to 120” in diagonal! And, it will sit only inches back from that screen – thus the UST moniker - “ultra short throw.”
3rd – It is specifically designed, optimized for home use.
4th – The P1 think's it is pretty smart – with Alexa and Google Assistant support, an App store with Apps for Netflix and other services. It also supports IFTTT (for smart home integration).
5th – Bigger sound! No surprise at all, thanks to the isolated, internal NuForce sound bar.
Competition? The P1 certainly isn’t the first UST laser projector for home. But that first laser UST - by comparison - has been sold only as a complete system bundled with screen (and some good sound), starting at $8000. A full system built around the Optoma P1 could sell for half as much!