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Optoma UHZ65 Projector Review

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Optoma is a renowned and well respected manufacturer of projectors with various models to their name. In fact Optoma is the number one 4K UHD brand in home theater projectors. The new Optoma UHZ65 harnesses the very latests in laser technology along with th esame high-end specifications as the previous UHD65 projector.

Built around a 4K UHD 0.66″ DLP chip and Optoma DuraCore laser technology, the Optoma UHZ65 delivers a unique combination of leading edge technology. It is one of Optoma’s Professional–as opposed to Consumer–projectors and the top of the line in the company’s UHD (lamp-based)/UHZ (laser-based) series. More important, it delivers the visual impact you would expect at this price, with rich, saturated color and visibly high contrast.

Much of the credit for the superb image goes to the DLP chip’s 3840×2160 resolution, for showing fine detail, and the light engine, which uses an RGBY color wheel. The UHZ65 offers 99% coverage of the Rec.709 gamut as well as support for Rec.2020 and DCI-P3. It also supports HDR10, and it delivers a rated 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio with its Dynamic Black setting. Also helping is that the HDMI 2 port is Full Speed 18Gbps and HDCP 2.2-compatible, which means it can handle up to 4K 60P (4:4:4) 10-bit signals for 4K HDR. A second port is HDMI 1.4a.

The laser light source is designed to last the life of the projector, with a rated lifetime of 20,000 hours in full brightness mode. In addition, although the UHZ65 isn’t IP5X certified for dust resistance, Optoma says it is IP5X compliant. The two features together make it maintenance free. Never having to buy a replacement lamp also translates to lower running costs. The UHZ65 can easily be less expensive over its lifetime than a lamp-based model that costs less, but needs a replacement lamp every few thousand hours.

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