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This thread is for owners of the Optoma UHD60/65 Projector or are serious about buying and have questions. If you do not own it or are serious about buying it there is another thread to post in on this projector.

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Ordered my UHD 65 from Projector People on Thursday and it is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. Senior Customer Rep John Sullivan there was very helpful answering my questions as I was making the final decision to take the plunge to replace my 2 year old LG PF1500.

My main concerns this point deal with my location and long HDMI cable. I have my current projector mounted a little lower than where this one should be, so I will first test it there and see if it works okay without much distortion. I have a 40' HDMI cable run around the outside of the room behind furniture, it was supposed to be 4k ready so hopefully will work okay, otherwise I will buy a fiber cable instead.

Also I just ordered a Sony UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player to use with the projector after reading about them here. I don't have any 4K movies but would like to see how upscaled Blurays will look.
 

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Ordered my UHD 65 from Projector People on Thursday and it is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. Senior Customer Rep John Sullivan there was very helpful answering my questions as I was making the final decision to take the plunge to replace my 2 year old LG PF1500.

My main concerns this point deal with my location and long HDMI cable. I have my current projector mounted a little lower than where this one should be, so I will first test it there and see if it works okay without much distortion. I have a 40' HDMI cable run around the outside of the room behind furniture, it was supposed to be 4k ready so hopefully will work okay, otherwise I will buy a fiber cable instead.

Also I just ordered a Sony UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player to use with the projector after reading about them here. I don't have any 4K movies but would like to see how upscaled Blurays will look.
Interesting you ordered the Sony, I was looking at that for upstairs, I have the Oppo 203 downstairs. Will be curious how it works with you Optoma.
 

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Interesting you ordered the Sony, I was looking at that for upstairs, I have the Oppo 203 downstairs. Will be curious how it works with you Optoma.
Right now looking more for improved viewing experience for what I normally watch rather than dedicated 4K Bluray viewing so went with the lower cost alternative. If it turns out I want to move up to the Oppo 203 then I will put the Sony downstairs and buy it. Currently using a couple old Samsung Bluray players and both could use a refresh.

I think if I were more of a hardcore movie watcher I would build out my media room differently. For me mostly I just want a big TV watching experience rather than a true home theater experience.
 

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Ordered my UHD 65 from Projector People on Thursday and it is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. Senior Customer Rep John Sullivan there was very helpful answering my questions as I was making the final decision to take the plunge to replace my 2 year old LG PF1500.

My main concerns this point deal with my location and long HDMI cable. I have my current projector mounted a little lower than where this one should be, so I will first test it there and see if it works okay without much distortion. I have a 40' HDMI cable run around the outside of the room behind furniture, it was supposed to be 4k ready so hopefully will work okay, otherwise I will buy a fiber cable instead.

Also I just ordered a Sony UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player to use with the projector after reading about them here. I don't have any 4K movies but would like to see how upscaled Blurays will look.
I ordered a 50' Optic HDMI cable. Had a 35' but everything I have seen points to the longest is 20' and then you may not get the performance you want.
 

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I ordered the UHD65 from PP and am scheduled to get it tommorrow.

I currently have a Epson 3010 in a bat cave media room and will be able to switch it out with the UHD65 without needing any lens shift. The Epson 3010 has 0 offset with no lens shift.

I recently got a Samsung K8500 4K Blu-ray player that I plan on using. I currently have a 35 feet Monoprice Redmere cable that advertisers 18gbps bandwidth so hopefully I won't need new cables. Will give my impressions tommorrow when I have it installed and setup :)
 

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Happy owner of uhd60! Amazing 4k performance for the price!
Did you tweak any settings? If so can you let us know what you did.

Thanks for helping all of us out!!
 

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Ordered a UHD65 from ProjectorPeople the first day they were accepting orders and received it on june 22nd. I've watched a few movies and TV shows on it. I don't have a ton of 4k content and the only 4k device I have right now is a Chromecast ultra. The detail is great. I am sensitive to motion processing and had to turn off PureMotion which was one of the things that people really seem to like about the 65 over the 60. I need to spend some time tweaking all the settings but so far am fairly happy not sure I personally would have been any less happy with the UHD60 though.
 

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I ordered the UHD65 from PP and am scheduled to get it tommorrow.

I currently have a Epson 3010 in a bat cave media room and will be able to switch it out with the UHD65 without needing any lens shift. The Epson 3010 has 0 offset with no lens shift.

I recently got a Samsung K8500 4K Blu-ray player that I plan on using. I currently have a 35 feet Monoprice Redmere cable that advertisers 18gbps bandwidth so hopefully I won't need new cables. Will give my impressions tommorrow when I have it installed and setup :)
I think I read people had trouble with this unit and Redmere cables.
 

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I think I read people had trouble with this unit and Redmere cables.
I needed about 30ft in the wall plus a couple feet on either end. I couldn't find a passive cable that would work and did a ton of reading on active cables. I ended up going with Monoprice PID 21567 (I can't post links yet) it is a fiber optic cable and it has handled everything I have thrown at it so far. It's expensive for sure but much cheaper than the competition.
 

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Ordered a UHD65 from ProjectorPeople the first day they were accepting orders and received it on june 22nd. I've watched a few movies and TV shows on it. I don't have a ton of 4k content and the only 4k device I have right now is a Chromecast ultra. The detail is great. I am sensitive to motion processing and had to turn off PureMotion which was one of the things that people really seem to like about the 65 over the 60. I need to spend some time tweaking all the settings but so far am fairly happy not sure I personally would have been any less happy with the UHD60 though.
For you was the motion processing worse for you?
 

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I needed about 30ft in the wall plus a couple feet on either end. I couldn't find a passive cable that would work and did a ton of reading on active cables. I ended up going with Monoprice PID 21567 (I can't post links yet) it is a fiber optic cable and it has handled everything I have thrown at it so far. It's expensive for sure but much cheaper than the competition.
Have you thrown HDR and everything at it? What projector do you have?
 

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I think I read people had trouble with this unit and Redmere cables.
So I got the projector today and have been testing it out. The Redmere cables fine with my Samsung UBD-K8500 4K player and my Shield TV. Can sent 4K/60 4:2:0 10bit from the Shield TV, haven't tried 4K/60 4:4:4.

4k Blu-Rays look incredible on the projector, I tested out Planet Earth II, Lucy and Deadpool, The Martian and they all look amazing, HDR is enabled automatically when playing a 4K movie with HDR.

I tried SDR-HDR conversion on 1080p content but I think it increased the saturation way too much and did not like the look. Frame Interpolation on it is pretty good, way better then any FI i've seen before. On panning scenes it does remove judder completely, but it still causes a little bit of the soap opera affect which I hate, so I will be leaving it off.

Overall I am really happy with the projector and its a huge upgrade over my old Epson 3010, even on 1080p content.
 

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I took some pictures of 1080p Lucy and 4K Lucy, but realized you can't really tell too much from these images. The SDR-HDR mode actually looks good from this picture but it doesnt look that good in person.

1080p Lucy:


1080p Lucy with SDR-HDR turned on:


4K UHD Blu-Ray with HDR
 

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So I got the projector today and have been testing it out. The Redmere cables fine with my Samsung UBD-K8500 4K player and my Shield TV. Can sent 4K/60 4:2:0 10bit from the Shield TV, haven't tried 4K/60 4:4:4.

4k Blu-Rays look incredible on the projector, I tested out Planet Earth II, Lucy and Deadpool, The Martian and they all look amazing, HDR is enabled automatically when playing a 4K movie with HDR.

I tried SDR-HDR conversion on 1080p content but I think it increased the saturation way too much and did not like the look. Frame Interpolation on it is pretty good, way better then any FI i've seen before. On panning scenes it does remove judder completely, but it still causes a little bit of the soap opera affect which I hate, so I will be leaving it off.

Overall I am really happy with the projector and its a huge upgrade over my old Epson 3010, even on 1080p content.
Awesome, thanks for the update. Do you have a DVD player or AVR that upconverts the 1080P instead of the projector? Curious on that. Reports so far seem to be that the conversion at the projector is not that good.
 

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Awesome, thanks for the update. Do you have a DVD player or AVR that upconverts the 1080P instead of the projector? Curious on that. Reports so far seem to be that the conversion at the projector is not that good.
My AVR (Denon X3200W) can up convert any source to 4K, honestly I can't tell the difference between my AVR up converting and the projector doing it. So currently I just have the projector doing it.
 

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Can owners of either of these confirm the mounting situation? If ceiling mounted (unit is upside down) do you have to have the lens above or even with the top of the screen? I need to be able to mount where the lens is 3 inches below the top of the screen due to a support beam. Is it possible or would I have to move my screen?
 

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For you was the motion processing worse for you?
It seems to bother me any time there is a person on screen the motion just isn't natural. With that said I have never seen a TV that I didn't HATE this on. I have been known to grab other peoples remotes when they leave the room just to turn it off.
Have you thrown HDR and everything at it? What projector do you have?
I only have a Chromecast Ultra right connected through a Denon AVR-S720W to UHD65 now the only 4k source material I have is Youtube and a couple things on Plex. Everything has worked perfectly so far. I bought the monoprice cable after finding this comparison/review (again no link but it is an AVS Thread titled "TEST REPORTS | HDMI CABLES WHICH PROPERLY AND RELIABLY SUPPORT 18GBPS & HDMI 2.0b")

If you want me to try something specific or would like additional detail I am more than happy to share.
 
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