CEDIA 2017 Optoma Booth – Meet the Optoma UHZ65

We visited Optoma’s booth at CEDIA 2017 to find they’re releasing a new projector! The Optoma UHZ65. Sounds similar to the UHD65 that we just reviewed, doesn’t it? That’s because it is. The major difference between the two is that the UHZ65 has a laser light engine, as opposed to the UHD65’s (and UHD60’s) DLP technology. That means that colors really pop on the UHZ65.

The UHZ65 is a $4999 (street price) projector claiming 2,800 lumens. The Optoma booth at CEDIA displayed this projector in a semi-darkened area. That is, it had three walls and a ceiling to block out most ambient light. Since there was an opening where a wall would normally be, there was still a modest amount of ambient light peaking through. Even so, the UHZ65 looked fantastic projecting on the screen.

The UHZ65 has lens shift and a generous amount of zoom for better placement flexibility. This guy’s a pixel shifter – that’s 2716 x 1528 pixels, x2. That makes it inherently sharper than the 1080p pixel shifters, and this Optoma is definitely very sharp. The UHZ65 has great color as well, but I’ll let Art give you the scoop on that.

In this video, Art Feierman discusses the newest projector from Optoma. He talks about some specifications and his take on the projector, as well as who gets to review this 4K UHD projector. Watch the video to find out more!

CEDIA 2017 was held in San Diego, California, from September 7-9. This year, there was a remarkable amount of manufacturers and distributors that participated. From products ranging from home theater seating, home theater projectors, and projector screens, to automated TV mounts, artistic projector screen and TV covers, and smart products for the home, CEDIA 2017 had something for everyone.

We will continue to publish videos and articles from the expo over the next several weeks, hopefully introducing you to products that will enhance your home theater experience. Look out for that content, as you are sure to find something that sparks your interest, and possibly, something that may even be perfect for your set up!

News and Comments

  • Paul

    Can’t wait to see a comparison of the UHZ65 vs the Sony VPL-VW285ES. 2 very different projectors featuring very different technologies (LCOS / UHP / 1500 specced lumens / full 4K vs DLP / Laser / 2800 specced lumens / simulated 4K) but at the same price.

    • Rob

      yep. watching closely for this comparison.

      • Paul

        One thing has killed the UHZ65 for me – it’s been confirmed as having no 3D. That is a must in a projector, for me. I know it’s a niche now but I love seeing movies that are designed for 3D, in 3D.

        • Rob

          That is a fly in the ointment for sure.

          • Justin Smith

            Yep, I won’t be buying it for that reason as well. Please put 3d in it!!

          • Alvaro Ruiz Ramirez

            I was reading its user manual yesterday and it seems it Does support 3d. You can check the user manual here: https://www.optomausa.com/projectorproduct/uhz65
            Also the couple of reviews i have read so far, couldn’t be more positive

    • Jeffery Rasmussen
  • WHere’s the video? The link above is for some timelapse vid…

  • Still no link to the video??