Optoma has announced three new 4K & HDR-compatible 1080p projectors, including two models that sport bright laser light sources & support 3D.

The GT1090HDR ($1399) offer 4200 lumens output and a short throw ratio of 0.5:1 so you can set it up on a coffee table and get a big picture. The laser light sources good for 30,000 hours in Eco mode. This model includes HDMI 2.0 input as well as VGA.

With Optoma's HZ39HDR ($1199) you get essentially the same feature set as the GT1090HDR in a traditional long-throw projector featuring a 1.3X optical zoom lens. This projector advertises 4000 lumens output and covers the rec.709 gamut.

Gamers will enjoy support for 1080p at 120 Hz with 8ms input lag when a forthcoming firmware update rolls out (Q2 2020).

Optoma GT1090HDR and HZ39HDR additional specifications:

● Dimensions: 13.26” x 4.8” x 10.5”

● Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080)

● Brightness: GT1090HDR: 4,200 lumens; HZ39HDR: 4,000 lumens

● Contrast Ratio: 300,000:1 with Extreme Black enabled

● 4K UHD input with HDMI 2.0

● Light Source: DuraCore Laser

● Light Source Life: Up to 30,000 hours of operation in Eco mode

● Audio: 2 x 10W speakers

● Blu-Ray 3D support

● Enhanced Gaming Mode - 16ms at 1080p 60Hz & 8ms at 1080p 120Hz (Firmware update available early Q2)

● The two laser models support Blu-ray 3D with DLP Link at 144 Hz

All three of these projectors support 4K UHD input, despite being 1080p devices.

HD28HDR for Games & Movies

If you're willing to live with a bulb-based 1080p projector and want something that's good for gaming in 1080p, the HD28HDR ($649) touts 3600 lumens output, a 120 Hz refresh rate and 8.4ms input lag. It even has a Game Display Mode that lifts the shadows that you can see enemies lurking in the dark.

"Optoma’s market leadership in the consumer home theater sector is largely due to its ability to design projectors that leverage the latest innovations and technologies to deliver the high quality entertainment experiences consumers are seeking,” said Maria Repole, head of marketing, Optoma Technology, Inc.“As our first laser gaming projectors, the Optoma GT1090HDR and Optoma HZ39HDR raise the bar on projection and gaming performance, providing users with best in class picture quality and gaming action.”

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