Optoma launch 4K UHD projector

Optoma have launched what they call “the first affordable 4K UHD projector”  which is capable of throwing the full 8.3M pixels 4K needs.

The Optoma UHD550X uses the latest Texas Instruments’ XPR technology to squeeze a higher output from the 4M pixel chip. With a lot of engineering behind the whole process to make sure that the 4K signal is not degraded.

Joe Ahmed, Head of Marketing at Optoma EMEA, said: “We are incredibly excited to launch our much anticipated first 4K UHD HDR compatible home entertainment projector. The advanced DLP single-chip design from Texas Instruments ensures absolute image integrity delivering over 8 million pixels to screen. Without doubt the 4K UHD experience requires the biggest of images, which the new projector delivers at an affordable price to home users.”

The UHD550X comes equipped with Optoma’s Amazing Colour technology. This feature includes an enhanced colour wheel with multiple modes to choose from, allowing you to select the best setting for content you choose to watch.

Full specifications are below:

  • Ultra HD 4K – 8.3 million pixel detail for greater realism
  • Amazing colour – accurate Rec.709 colours, HDR compatible
  • Lights on viewing – 2800 lumens and 500,000:1 contrast
  • Digital connectivity – 2x HDMI, MHL and HDCP 2.2 support
  • Easy set-up and operation – vertical lens shift, 1.6x manual zoom
  • Integrated speaker for powerful sound
  • USB power – to stream content via HDMI dongle
  • Whisper quiet operation – 25dB (Eco mode)
Specifications UHD550X
Resolution 4K UHD
Lamp life 15,000 hours
Weight 7.8kg
Contrast ratio 500,000:1
Brightness 2800 ANSI lumens
Throw ratio 1.39 – 2.22:1
Lens shift Vertical: +15%
Screen sizes 0.67 – 7.68m (26.45″ – 302.2″) diagonal
Built-in speakers 8W
Dimensions 498 x 331 x 141mm (w x d x h)
Connection HDMI v2.0, HDMI v1.4 + MHL, VGA

USB-A power, USB service

Audio in, Audio out, S/PDIF out

12V trigger, RS232, RJ45


The UHD550X is available now with an RRP of £1999.99 –


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