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Optoma UHZ45 4K UHD Laser Home Theater and Gaming Projector $1999.00

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[Amazon.ca] Optoma UHZ45 4K UHD Laser Home Theater and Gaming Projector $1999.00

Optoma UHZ45 4K UHD Laser Home Theater and Gaming Projector
$1999.00 ships and sold by Amazon.ca at 38% off (lists at $3199.00)
Used warehouse deal for $1769.62 if you don't mind open box. (Sold - OOS)
3,800 Lumens for Lights-On Viewing
240Hz Refresh Rate and Ultra-Low 4ms Response Time
2,000,000 to 1 dynamic contrast ratio
1.3x Zoom, 1.5-1.66:1 Throw Ratio, Laser Light Source,
HDR/HLG supported!

Cheap for a laser projector. Uses the Ti pixel shifter for 4K. Should have lots of brightness for daytime usage at 3800 lumen. I don't have any experience with it but others might from Black Friday deals ($2300 then).

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Dang, 240hz! Better then TV for gaming.
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JoJoCan wrote: Dang, 240hz! Better then TV for gaming.
i'm pretty sure the 240Hz is only at 1080p, though.
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According to product page: 16.7ms response time in 4K at 60Hz and 4ms in 1080P at 240Hz
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krn905 wrote: I feel like this is what those guys sell u out of white vans in Walmart parking lots.

Prove me wrong lol
The step up UHZ50 won Editor's Choice and Best of the Year 2021 at Projector Central. The UHZ45 is a 2022 model that never got tested there but it is similar in many respects, just no wireless connectivity or streaming, 2M vs 2.5M to 1 contrast, less setup adjustments, and no frame interpolation to mention a few of the main differences which make it USD$300 less normally. The UHZ50 at Amazon is currently CAD$3599 in comparison.

I'm hoping someone who owns one will chime in to give their opinion on it.
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It's $500 more (when not on sale) but how does this compare to an LED Benq x3000i?

I don't plan to game much on it, maybe not at all, so it may seem odd to be looking at that model but it seems to be very well reviewed for movies as well. I also looked at LG CineBeam but what pushed me towards Benq was the 3yr warranty vs. LG's 1yr. I looked at some Optomas but nothing stood out, the Benq seemed to easily beat them for around the same price.
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Can anyone recommend a good projector under 500 just for sports events in my basement with friends maybe twice a month?? Is there a decent projector out there under 500?
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I feel like the age of projectors is coming to an end…

85” TVs vs 100” Projectors/Screens (obviously if you can fit a larger screen it changes the comparison - but 100” is fairly xommon)

The TVs win significantly on every aspect except those 15” and the prices are comparable

I have pk-747x myself and i am considering selling it for a TV
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thesubmitter wrote: I feel like the age of projectors is coming to an end…

85” TVs vs 100” Projectors/Screens (obviously if you can fit a larger screen it changes the comparison - but 100” is fairly xommon)

The TVs win significantly on every aspect except those 15” and the prices are comparable

I have pk-747x myself and i am considering selling it for a TV
Who is buying 85" TVs though? Especially OLEDs. And those TVs cost the equivalent of high end projectors where you can project 120-130" screens
https://www.samsung.com/ca/projectors/t ... sp7tfaxzc/
https://www.samsung.com/ca/projectors/t ... sp9tfaxzc/

The newest Samsung 8K projects 150" screen (likely $11k price tag though)

I'm an OLED tv owner (65" LG C2) and don't own a projector yet, but I'd definitely buy 4k projector on a really good deal (like that Epson price error) for the immersive-ness.
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thesubmitter wrote: I feel like the age of projectors is coming to an end…

85” TVs vs 100” Projectors/Screens (obviously if you can fit a larger screen it changes the comparison - but 100” is fairly xommon)

The TVs win significantly on every aspect except those 15” and the prices are comparable

I have pk-747x myself and i am considering selling it for a TV
This exactly - tv's have become so much cheaper and deliver a better picture. If these projectors were $1000 and brighter they could compete but not currently......
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My old projector was a 1080P Optoma for $800 and that was paired with an 100" screen and 120" screen.
The immersive factor was still greater for me than using my 82" OLED. So if you have screen space for 100" and up; go projector!

Once TV's reach minimum 100", I think lower end projectors will lose out so I agree with that.

If I had to choose between a 100" OLED and 100" Projector, i'd go OLED easily.
My current setup is the JVC NZ7 with 180" which obviously no consumer TV will compete for a very long time.
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thesubmitter wrote: I feel like the age of projectors is coming to an end…

85” TVs vs 100” Projectors/Screens (obviously if you can fit a larger screen it changes the comparison - but 100” is fairly xommon)

The TVs win significantly on every aspect except those 15” and the prices are comparable

I have pk-747x myself and i am considering selling it for a TV
Projectors have their use. I project it to the ceiling for watching movies on the bed. Imagine hanging a TV on the ceiling. It might fall on your face.
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Brea wrote: Projectors have their use. I project it to the ceiling for watching movies on the bed. Imagine hanging a TV on the ceiling. It might fall on your face.
I can imagine it very well. And it can't fall on your face. If you know how theater stages are done, anything hanging above needs to have double attachment, so in addition to the very secure mount you will also have someone like a metal chain or a cord which would catch the load in the very unlikely scenario that the mount somehow fails.
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thesubmitter wrote: I feel like the age of projectors is coming to an end…
Not really. But let me know once you get a 120" TV.
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How about regular projector vs laser tv interms of picture quality, i like the convience of a laser tv.
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Thread on AVS Forum with opinions

One review from 2nd link:
Got the projector today. Set it up real quick projecting onto a wall in my living room. Normal living room, daytime didn’t close any curtains. Eventually it will be projecting onto a 120” Vividstorm alr screen in a different room but it will be a few weeks until that is setup.

My wall isn’t white so I used the wall adjustment. I played around with the different brightness modes. Right now I’m liking dynamic black. Couldn’t tell much difference between constant luminescent and constant power. Eco was too dim.

There’s a separate brightness slider. I cranked that to the max of 50. It for sure washed things out, but everything was much more watchable in my living room in daytime. I’m sure the screen I’m getting will help out, will report back.

In terms of noise I’m sitting right next to it and barely hear it. There’s a low fan noise you can hear if you focus, but you’re not going to hear it during normal viewing.

Here’s some videos I took:
Football: no complaints here. You should have no issue watching the game with your buddies in a normal room.

Dune Daytime Scene: Little washed out because of high brightness. Still looks good to me though.

Dune Night Scene: Not great, blacks are grey, hard to see details. Hopefully a screen helps.

This is my first projector and I like it a lot. Just throwing it up on the wall with no prep and minimal adjustments 90% of content is very watchable. I actually prefer it to my oled right now for daytime viewing because there’s no reflections. Who cares how deep your blacks are if you see screen reflections? I’m definitely going to want to try it out for a few weeks with a screen before I commit, but so far my experience is positive.
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Damn, this is so close to my budget to upgrade my old projector which is on its last legs. I’m looking for $1500 but this sounds good on paper.
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So this is a non Ultra Short Throw projector. Is it compatible with an ALR screen? I would guess it is not. The review quoted above implies that it is.
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elfion wrote: So this is a non Ultra Short Throw projector. Is it compatible with an ALR screen? I would guess it is not. The review quoted above implies that it is.
Of course it is compatible with an ALR screen. How well the ALR screen rejects ambient light depends on where it is coming from and what kind of ALR screen you buy, though.

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