Optoma Claims first Projector Compatible with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa
At Infocomm 2018, Optoma announced UHD51A 4K is first voice-controllable home-theater projector compatible with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
The new feature is available via an Action for Google Home devices and Android smartphones. Optoma claims the UHD51A was the "world's first voice assistant compatible projector" when it launched with Amazon Alexa compatibility, and now is the only projector compatible with both of the leading voice platforms.
The Optoma SmartProjection Action for Google Home and Assistant features standard and custom actions that enable users to turn the projector on and off, adjust volume and brightness, change inputs and display modes, and other image adjustment features.
"Consumers are increasingly integrating voice assistants into their daily routines, as well as expecting the convenience of smart home integration with their devices and electronics, so it was important for us to enable home theater to align with these growing consumer needs," says Brian Soto, head of product management at Optoma Technology.
SmartProjection for Smart Home, an Alexa Smart Home skill, currently allows Optoma UHD51A users to power the projector on and off, change volume and input source, and control the USB 4K UHD media player. Coming soon to the UHD51A is Advanced SmartProjection, an Alexa Custom Skill that allows users to voice-control advanced features, including the ability to change display and HDR picture modes, and PureMotion settings.
The projector boasts 2,400 lumens, 500,000:1 contrast ratio, and HDR10 with Rec.2020 / DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut support and Blu-ray 3D compatibility. It also features a built-in 4K UHD HDR media player and Android OS, along with a pair of HDMI 2.0 inputs with HDCP 2.2 support to ensure compatibility with the latest 4K UHD devices and consoles with HDR at 60 Hz refresh rates.
Retail price is $1,699.
Optoma UHD51A Specifications, Features
- Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
- 4K UHD, bright 2,400 lumens and RGBRGB color wheel
- HDR10 support for brighter whites, deeper black levels and vivid colors
- 4K video playback with the integrated USB media player
- Dynamic Black delivers 500,000:1 contrast ratio for exceptional black levels
- HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 connectivity ensures compatibility with 4K UHD video sources
- Vertical lens shift and 1.3x zoom for easy installation.
Alexa Smart Home
Alexa Smart Home Skill enables projector control via Amazon Alexa. Supported control functions include power on/off, volume level, input selection and the USB media player playback.
Google Assistant Compatible
Google Voice Action compatibility provides projector control via Google Assistant. Supported control functions include power on/off, volume level, input selection, USB media player playback and more.
DLP (Digital Light Processing) is a proprietary technology that offers digital projection with higher contrast, faster response time, good pixel structure, and virtually no color degradation.
Display true 3D content from almost any 3D source, including 3D Blu-ray Disc™ players, 3D broadcasting, and the latest-generation game consoles. Support for 144Hz rapid-refresh rate provides ultra-smooth flicker-free images. Optoma 3D glasses required.
Dynamic Black Technology
This feature gives more depth to your image by smoothly adjusting the lamp output to create a stunning high contrast ratio. Bright scenes appear crisp and clear, while dark scenes remain detailed with deep blacks and exceptional light and shade detail.
Using sophisticated frame-interpolation technology, advanced motion control processing eliminates motion blurring or image judder, even in high-speed action sequences. PureMotion works in both 2D and 3D and is optimized for 1080p24.
This technology ensures all the information contained in an image is accurately reproduced on the screen to give a stunning crystal clear, pin-sharp picture. Complex algorithms detect each frame and improve image sharpness before the frame is projected.
This mode allows the projector to reproduce more detailed shades of color for vibrant, natural-looking images. Colors are more saturated and more accurate.
Vertical Lens Shift
Vertical lens shift simplifies installations by shifting the image up and down without image distorsion to provide a wider range of projector placement possibilities, making it easier to position the projector in a room.
High dynamic range (HDR) technology delivers brighter whites and deeper black levels. Optoma HDR accepts HDR10 signals with four selectable picture modes: Normal, Bright, Detail, Film
Color the way it is meant to be seen – rich, colorful and cinematic pictures and games via DCI-P3 wide color gamut coverage.
HDR signals are mapped using REC.2020 tone mapping and provides coverage for REC.709, DCI-P3 and a wide coverage color gamut.
PC-Free USB 4K UHD HDR Media Player
Integrated 4K UHD HDR USB Media Player provides playback of 1080p and 4K UHD HDR video, audio files and images along with support for Office Documents and PDF Files.
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