UHD60

Once up and running, gaming on the UHD60 is absolutely stunning. The projection is vibrant, and exceptionally detailed – it’s easy to forget the image isn’t running straight off a mammoth panel until you turn the beamer off unveiling your bland off-yellow wall.

What really makes the Optoma UHD60 special is the price. You might blow air out of your nose at the sight of the price tag being lauded as ‘affordable’ but for a 4K, HDR-capable projector, it’s a steal

Optoma have put together a menagerie of features – previously kept locked behind gargantuan price tags – into their UHD60 projector.

UHD60

FLYING THE FLAG for affordable 4K projection is this sweetly-styled DLP model from Optoma. Its large screen images are blisteringly sharp – this resolution revolution backed by a 3,000 Lumens brightness punch and shadow-detailing talents that work well with HDR sources.

Colour handling impresses, too, as does the level of calibration/ setup flexibility on offer, including a 1.6x zoom and extensive throw ratio that makes the UHD60 a simple fit for your cinema room.

UHD60

When watching something in 4K it is simply stunning. Almost like a window to the world outside. Hooking up my PC to the projector I watched some of the 4K nature videos on YouTube and you feel like you could step into the scenes. It is impossible to describe in the written word the step up 4K gives you when compared to the current HD images. You just need to try and experience it for yourself.

Once you get it set up to your liking you will find the images are rich, balanced, sharp and dynamic. The projector can deal with fast-moving images without thing becoming blurry. Playing video games was a delight with the processor having no problem keeping up with the fast gameplay ensuring a high-quality gaming experience.

UHD60

The Optoma UHD60 makes 4k projection affordable. It offers a very sharp appealing picture, which can be used in Cinema and Vivid modes. The projector is very good suitable for photo clubs and AV users, if they are limited to smaller forums.

  • Image impression: good – very good
  • Sharpness: very good – excellent
  • Movement: no judder, smooths
  • Noise level: low

UHD60

“The Optoma UHD60 brings you 4K and HDR for under $2,000, it’s remarkable…I keep trying to find something I don’t like about this projector, but so far I haven’t found anyting. As far as I’m concerned, this is one of the top 3 consumer-level projectors on the market this year, and it might just be my favourite.”

UHD60

“This product is a pleasure! The detailed resolution is unique in this price segment with its high brightness output, the projector is currently the most affordable UHD projector for home cinema”.

 

UHD60

“The Optoma UHD60 projector is one of the most exciting new products in the audio/visual world of 2017.”

UHD60

Until I received the Optoma UHD60, I was sure that no remotely affordable projector could ever do both 4K and HDR convincingly. I’ve never been happier to be proved wrong.

Its native 4K claims, meanwhile, are backed up by outstanding image detailing and sharpness when watching 4K sources. There’s no way any HD or even pseudo 4K projector I’ve seen to date could match the intense textures, fine shading, and freedom from both jagged contours and visible image/pixel structure that the UHD60 enjoys.

It upscales HD images to 4K with aplomb, making them look more detailed and textured, without generating obvious processing artefacts or noise

UHD60

Right from the off the UHD60’s images stand out from the same priced competition thanks to an impressive blend of sharpness, detail and HDR-ready brightness.

The biggest and best surprise about Optoma’s UHD60 is how well it handles HDR.

Yet the UHD60 squeezes out more shadow detailing and subtle low-level colour information with dark HDR scenes than any sub-£5,000 HDR projector I’ve witnessed, which immediately makes such content feel more natural and consistent to watch

The UHD60’s bright , ultra sharp and impressively balanced pictures make this affordable PJ an instant hit.  Looking for an upgrade on a Full HD model? Look here.

UHD60

“Here’s the bottom line: If you’ve been waiting for 4K in a projector, this is the one to get.”

“The Optoma UHD60 delivers unrivaled image quality at this price (and beats a lot of higher priced options), while also offering HDR support and decent onboard speakers.”

“I’ve been testing the Optoma UHD60 for a couple of weeks now, and it has really blown me away in terms of how much of a difference it makes vs. even very good full HD resolution projector hardware. The difference is immediately apparent, offering a sharpness that to my eyes was similar to the difference between Retina resolution and what came before on Apple computers and smartphones.”

UHD60

“UHD60 delivers the most convincing image quality and definition.”

“With HD sources, the Optoma projector delivers very good results.”

“With few adjustments, the results in post-calibration are particularly excellent.”

“With 4K sources, Ultra Detail is very useful to reinforce image sharpness.”

“Various 4K sources were analysed during this test and on both UHD Blu-ray and also streaming videos SVOD Amazon Video and Netflix, the new DLP chip shows all of its capabilities with the UHD60.”

Final rating : 4/5

UHD60

“The Optoma UHD60 makes fascinating precise Ultra-HD home cinema finally accessible to a wide community of fans. Its complex video editing offers a bright, but still good quality colour in all images.”

“The sharpness of the Optoma UHD60 is phenomenal in its price class. The detailed image quality is excellent and in the same class as much more expensive e-Shift projectors from JVC (based on full-HD chip). “

+ Accurate in every detail and bright projection

+ HDR compatible

+ Flexible installation and lens shift

UHD60

“Optoma UHD60 – currently the most favourable DLP-UHD projector.”

“Compared to the Epson EH-TW 7300 LCD Projector, in fact the resolution of the DLP chip based projector is more closely to the native 4K-resolution than the LCD based projectors.”

“The detailed resolution that the Optoma UHD60 brings to the screen is unique in this price segment. Combined with its high light output, it is currently the cheapest projector for your home cinema.”

“The relatively small white housing and the long operating time of the lamp speak also for an extensive use in the living area.”

“Price/ performance: good – very good”

UHD60

“As far as 4K goes, this is still the best bang for your buck out there. If you’re looking to make an investment that will last for many years, this would be our first choice.”

“In the color department, this projector is no slacker either. It’s capable of producing the full range of HDR images. It’s fully compliant with REC 2020, which ensures that the colors are accurate, and presented exactly the way that your movie producer intended them to be seen.”

“Optoma’s optical system is a cut above the rest. It has 1.6x optical zoom, so you have more flexibility between placement and display size. You also get a variable throw ratio of 1.39 to 2.2, and vertical lens shift.”

UHD60

“Optoma UHD60 – currently the most favourable DLP-UHD projector.”

“Compared to the Epson EH-TW 7300 LCD Projector, in fact the resolution of the DLP chip based projector is more closely to the native 4K-resolution than the LCD based projectors.”

“The detailed resolution that the Optoma UHD60 brings to the screen is unique in this price segment. Combined with its high light output, it is currently the cheapest projector for your home cinema.”

“The relatively small white housing and the long operating time of the lamp speak also for an extensive use in the living area.”

“Price/ performance: good – very good”