The Optoma UHL55 follows in the footsteps of the UHD51A, which was Optoma’s very first smart projector. Like the UHD51A, the UHL55 has Alexa and Google Assistant integrated into the projector itself. When Optoma announced the UHL55 almost a year ago, the suggested price was $1,499. At a glance, that made it a very interesting solid-state home entertainment projector, at a price point currently being dominated by entry level 4K UHD projectors that are lamp based.
I am not sure when they did, but the UHL55 is now just $999, and that price drop is a game changer – making it a clear winner for our Price Performance Award in the Under $1000 Entry-Level Class. Dave was most impressed when reviewing this projector, noting that it does really nice skin tones, has plenty of brightness, and some hefty sound for a projector with built-in speakers.