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Affordable Optoma UHD50 4K Projector Produces up to 2,400 Lumens

Adding to its selection of 4K projectors is the new Optoma UHD50 that produces up to 2,400 lumens of brightness.


Affordable Optoma UHD50 4K Projector Produces up to 2,400 Lumens
Among the three new projectors announced by Optoma is the $1,500 UHD50 4K projector.
Robert Archer · March 22, 2018

The reasonably priced Optoma UHD50 is aggressively targeting the projection UltraHD market, providing homeowners with a 4K projector for $1,500. 

The UHD50 4K projector produces up to 2,400 lumens and contrast levels as high as 500,000:1. Optoma says that through its 4K resolution capabilities, high lumen levels and high contrast levels, the UHD50 is able to produce "razor-sharp images with exceptional clarity and vibrancy."

Related: Review: Optoma UHZ65 4K Laser Projector Offers Quality at an Affordable Price-point

"Continuing our success with the launch of the Optoma UHD60 and UHD65, and Optoma UHZ65 4K projectors this past fall, Optoma is once again putting the industry's most innovative and cutting edge 4K technologies into the hands of consumers with the UHD50," says Brian Soto, head of product management, Optoma Technology. 

"As leaders in the ultra-high-definition home theater market, we're happy to introduce the next generation of 4K resolution projectors to continue providing our customers cinema-quality viewing experiences at incredibly accessible prices."

Optoma UHD50 Employs TI DLP Technologies 

At the heart of the UHD50's value and performance capabilities is Texas Instruments' (TI) 4K UHD DLP chipset, which produces 8.3 million pixels and a RGBRGB color wheel. 

According to Optoma, the UHD50 is compatible with the HDR10 high dynamic range (HDR) format, as well as the Rec.2020 and DCI-P3 color spaces. 

Some of the UHD50's installation options include vertical lens shift and a 1.3x zoom.

The projector also incorporates a pair of HDMI 2.0 inputs that support HDCP 2.2 copyright protection standards, and it offers the ability to reproduce 60Hz refresh rates to deliver to homeowners smooth-looking images. 

Optoma UHD50 Specs:

  • The UHD50 produces a resolution of 3840x2160 to comply with UHD specifications
  • Optoma states the UHD50 produces up to 2,400 lumens of brightness
  • Contrast ratios up to 500,000:1
  • The projector offers compatibility with the HDR10 HDR spec and wide color gamuts (WCGs)
  • TI DLP 4K UHD chipset
  • Six-segment RGBRGB color wheel
  • Vertical lens shift up to 15 percent
  • The UHD50 incorporates a pair of HDMI 2.0 inputs with HDCP 2.2
  • MSRP is $1,500 


  About the Author

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at [email protected]pub.com

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