Optoma UHZ66 4K Gaming Projector: A Game-Changer for Home Entertainment

Optoma UHZ66 4K Gaming Projector: A Game-Changer for Home Entertainment

By CE Critic - Buy Better Tech

The world of home entertainment just got a whole lot brighter and more exciting, thanks to the Optoma UHZ66 projector. This projector is setting new standards with its combination of high brightness, rich colors, and extended lifespan. But what's even more remarkable is that it's now more accessible than ever before, making high-quality laser projectors a part of our everyday lives.

A New Standard for Entry Level?

The Optoma UHZ66 projector boasts all the critical features you'd expect from a laser projector. With a dazzling peak brightness of 4,000 lumens, an impressive lifespan of over 30,000 hours (equivalent to around 15,000 movies), and the capability to display more than a billion colors, it's a true powerhouse. And the best part? The UHZ66 comes at a price point of just $2,999 in the US and an eye-catching £1,799 in the UK. This affordability brings the magic of laser projectors into living rooms and media spaces worldwide, marking a significant shift from what was once considered a luxury just a year or two ago.

The UHZ66 doesn't stop at brightness and lifespan; it offers a true 4K resolution through its DLP-based optical system. While some may argue about this claim, it's important to note that this DLP approach to 4K has been deemed genuine 4K by the influential Consumer Technology Association (CTA) foundation in the US. And for all the home cinema enthusiasts out there, the UHZ66 boasts a high contrast ratio of 500,000:1 alongside its 4,000 lumens of peak brightness. High brightness is undoubtedly an asset for a living room projector, especially one that supports high dynamic range images. However, the UHZ66 ensures that this brightness doesn't compromise the contrast, providing a balanced and immersive movie experience.

A Gaming Powerhouse?

The UHZ66 comes prepared for gaming as well, with impressively low input lag. Gamers can enjoy just 4.4ms of lag with 1080p/240Hz feeds and a still-commendable 17ms with 4K/60Hz feeds. This projector takes gaming to a whole new level, offering an incredibly responsive experience for gamers seeking the best performance. With two HDMI 2.0 inputs, including one with eARC support for audio output to soundbars or AV receivers, it's equipped for the latest gaming setups. The lack of HDMI 2.1 is a missed opportunity for Optoma to set it self ahead of the pack. 

Screen Size, Sustainability, and More

When we talk about a big screen, we mean it with the UHZ66. This projector can display an image up to a colossal 300 inches across, providing an immersive cinematic experience that would be hard to match with a 4K TV. A DuraCore laser light source delivering 4,000 lumens ensures you can enjoy your content without the need to close curtains or turn off lights. The device also maintains a sensible throw ratio of 1.4:1, allowing it to fit into a variety of room sizes. Plus, an external power supply keeps it compact and portable, with Optoma stating it's 34% smaller than previous models.

In terms of sustainability, the UHZ66 takes a step forward by incorporating up to 50% post-consumer recycled materials into its construction. The device offers a maintenance-free lifespan of 30,000 hours, and it's 45% more power-efficient than comparable lamp-based projectors.

The Awaited Reviews and CE Critic Score

The Optoma UHZ66 projector is now available for purchase from major home cinema specialists, offering an enticing alternative to compact OLED or LCD TVs. We're looking forward to seeing how reviewers assess its performance, especially when it comes to gaming and home theater applications. With its impressive specs, it's likely to earn a strong CE Critic Score. The UHZ66 is not just another projector; it's a game-changer in home entertainment.