Optoma Shows Alexa-Enabled Home Theater Projector at CES

Optoma Shows Alexa-Enabled Home Theater Projector at CES

At CES 2018, Optoma unveiled the UHD51A 4K UHD voice-enabled home theater projector.  The UHD51A has 2,400 lumens, a 500,000:1 contrast ratio, and an RGBRGB color wheel and HDR10 with Rec.2020 / DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut. It come standard with a pair of HDMI 2.0 inputs with HDCP 2.2 support to ensure compatibility with the latest 4K UHD video playback devices and game consoles with HDR at 60 Hz refresh rates for  image smoothness.

The UHD51A projector can integrate with Amazon Alexa Smart Home and Custom Skills to enable the projector to align with speakers, the screen, lighting and other devices in a smart home setting. Using skills based on Amazon’s API and custom skills created by Optoma, users can use voice commands to replicate the top 15 commands used on Optoma projector remotes (such as switching inputs, adjusting the volume, or launching content). There’s also a built-in Android-based media player, Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, as well as a 1.3x zoom lens.

The lamp-based UHD51A, which uses the latest DLP technology, will be available in late Q1 with and MSRP of $1,699.

At CES, Optoma also showed the UHD50 which leverages the latest TI DLP technology. Like the Optoma UHD51A, it features 2,400 lumens and a 500,000:1 contrast ratio, along with an RGBRGB color wheel and HDR10 with Rec.2020/DCPI-3 wide color gamut and two HDMI 2.0 inputs with HDCP 2.2 support. The Optoma UHD50 will be available at Amazon, BestBuy.com and Fry’s Electronics for an estimated street price of $1,499.

Analyst firm PMA Research covers developments in the large-screen displays market. At CES 2018, PMA analysts noted the growing Internet-of-Things trend in home automation technology, and Optoma is the first company to show a home theater projector with Alexa-enabled voice control capabilities. New price points for 4K Home theater projectors, specifically 4K offerings for $1,500, also garnered attention at CES, and Optoma also hit this mark with the UHD50.