Following hot on the heels of the budget-friendly UHD60 projector, Optoma has released what it's calling a game changer. The UHZ65 laser home theater projector is said to rock industry-leading light, color and resolution, as well as huge contrast, wide color gamut support and integrated speakers.

The Optoma UHZ65 projector is powered by TI's 4K DLP UHD chipset, and features a 3,000 lumen laser phosphor light engine, with a 20,000 hours lamp life, for a native 3,840 x 2,160 resolution (which can be bumped up to 4,096 x 2,160 at 60 Hz with the help of XPR video processing technology).

There's a massive 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio (with Dynamic Black enabled), HDR10 support for rich, lifelike colors and vertical lens shift and 1.6x optical zoom for placement flexibility. Optoma says that movie watchers will be treated to full 4K resolution at over 140 inches from as far as 11 ft (3.3 m) away, while PureMotion technology from PureEngine is reported to eliminate "noise, motion blur, and judder in fast motion video," for the promise of smooth gaming and crystal clear movie action.

The UHZ65 has built-in stereo speakers rated at 4 W each for cooked-in sound, but also has analog and optical output ports around back, together with HDMI, VGA, USB and RJ45 input/output connections.

The Optoma UHZ65 4K projector is available now for US$4,499.

Product page: Optoma UHZ65

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