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Optoma UHD65 Unboxing & First Impressions

Arjun4

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Hello FM's

Finally, I have received my Optoma UHD65, which was replacing my Panasonic PT-AR100. I tried few titles from Netflix & Amazon Prime and the picture is amazing :)

I started thinking about an HT upgrade sometime back in September 2017. Came across few reviews about Optoma UHD projectors and Since its recently launched, thought of giving some time to settle any possible initial issues with these projectors.

After going through multiple reviews i realized that i need to replace most of the stuff i had, even the HDMI Cables ! I started with selling my old projector, bought nVidia Shield for 4K content from Netflix & Amazon Prime. I have upgraded my AVR from SR6008 to SR6012 as well.

After researching for about 6 months, i was able to shortlist few of them, Optoma UHD 60 , UHD 65 & Sony VPL-VW285ES. Sony was ruled out coz of the price ( 5K$)

Finally i had to select one among the Optoma's. Native resolution for both the projectors are 3840 x 2160 - which is UHD 4K ( Ultra HD )

Few reviews suggested UHD 60 coz of the value for money factor.

UHD 60

Pros :

Low input lag about 33ms - good for gaming person

3000 Lumens - good for a living room

Price 1750 $ - Value for money

Cons :

May not be good for watching live contents such as sports - This doesn't has pure motion like in UHD 65

Contrast Ratio : 1000000 : 1

RGBCY Color wheel

UHD 65

Pros :

Pure motion : Good for watching live content

Pure contrast : Movies looks better with this

Pure Colour : Better color for Movies

RGBRGB Color Wheel

Contrast Ratio : 1200000 : 1


Cons :

2200 Lumens - Need to be installed in a light controlled room

High Input Lag : ~ 80 ms - Not at all good for gaming

Price : 2499 $

In short if your priority is for gaming & movies UHD 60 is the only choice and if priority is for movies and live content - go with UHD 65

More updates to follow.....
 
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hi Arjun .. congrats for the purchase .. how did you ship the PJ?? what is the final landing costs for both ?
 

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Thanks ! I bought it from Chennai thru one of my friend. 2.3L total including warranty. ( 2 years for projector, 1 year lamp, 3 year for PJ Board)
Actually i bought UHD 60 from Amazon.com first but they didn't deliver as per the commitment, so i cancelled it and bought UHD 65 from Chennai.
UHD 60 from Amazon was for 1.9L (including everything).
 

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Hi, Congrats on your purchase.. I was looking for a projector for 50% live sports and 50% movies...so I guess UHD 65 will be better. Does it have to be completely dark - for example can I use it during the day with heavy blinds drawn? or at night with a few ceiling lights. I don't have separate AV room so completely dark is probably out of the question since I have to keep enough light for people to walk around in my living room
 

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Congratulations on your new purchase. Did you mount it to the ceiling. Some reviews were mentioning that the PJ is heavy and need special mount to do so. Hows the up scaling capability of SD/HD content?
 

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Hi, Congrats on your purchase.. I was looking for a projector for 50% live sports and 50% movies...so I guess UHD 65 will be better. Does it have to be completely dark - for example can I use it during the day with heavy blinds drawn? or at night with a few ceiling lights. I don't have separate AV room so completely dark is probably out of the question since I have to keep enough light for people to walk around in my living room
Thanks. Nope, it doesn't need to be completely dark. As you can see from the pictures, i'm using it in my living room and as of now there is no blinds at all ! If your living room gets too much light definitely blinds might help.
 
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Arjun4

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Congratulations on your new purchase. Did you mount it to the ceiling. Some reviews were mentioning that the PJ is heavy and need special mount to do so. Hows the up scaling capability of SD/HD content?
nope not yet. Its a heavy projector ( ~ 8 Kg) but no special mount is required. My previous projector (PT-AR100) was also heavy (8.5 Kg )

I was using something similar but its costly.

https://www.ebay.in/itm/323054177650?ul_noapp=true
 

RajithKumar

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Hello FM's

Finally, I have received my Optoma UHD65, which was replacing my Panasonic PT-AR100. I tried few titles from Netflix & Amazon Prime and the picture is amazing :)

I started thinking about an HT upgrade sometime back in September 2017. Came across few reviews about Optoma UHD projectors and Since its recently launched, thought of giving some time to settle any possible initial issues with these projectors.

After going through multiple reviews i realized that i need to replace most of the stuff i had, even the HDMI Cables ! I started with selling my old projector, bought nVidia Shield for 4K content from Netflix & Amazon Prime. I have upgraded my AVR from SR6008 to SR6012 as well.

After researching for about 6 months, i was able to shortlist few of them, Optoma UHD 60 , UHD 65 & Sony VPL-VW285ES. Sony was ruled out coz of the price ( 5K$)

Finally i had to select one among the Optoma's. Native resolution for both the projectors are 3840 x 2160 - which is UHD 4K ( Ultra HD )

Few reviews suggested UHD 60 coz of the value for money factor.

UHD 60

Pros :

Low input lag about 33ms - good for gaming person

3000 Lumens - good for a living room

Price 1750 $ - Value for money

Cons :

May not be good for watching live contents such as sports - This doesn't has pure motion like in UHD 65

Contrast Ratio : 1000000 : 1

RGBCY Color wheel

UHD 65

Pros :

Pure motion : Good for watching live content

Pure contrast : Movies looks better with this

Pure Colour : Better color for Movies

RGBRGB Color Wheel

Contrast Ratio : 1200000 : 1


Cons :

2200 Lumens - Need to be installed in a light controlled room

High Input Lag : ~ 80 ms - Not at all good for gaming

Price : 2499 $

In short if your priority is for gaming & movies UHD 60 is the only choice and if priority is for movies and live content - go with UHD 65

More updates to follow.....




Congraulations for the new pj. Its very nice ...This UHD65 pj has very good sharpeness as per reviews ,hope u r enjoying the same.
It is one of the affordable 4k pj in market .However a small correction,this pj is not 4k native , it is a faux type 4k .[i,e, 2716×1528 pixel DLP chip (with pixel shifting) provides higher resolution than 1080p pixel shifting projectors]
Enjoy the pj..waiting for your further reviews..
 
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That's correct, but it doesn't matter much as the native resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the projector is able to produce more than 8 million pixels

Actual 4K resolution is 4096 x 2160 and the aspect ratio is 17:9 instead of the standard 16:9. 4K UHD is 3840 x 2160 and aspect ratio is 16:9

"This differs from the similar shifting technique that JVC and Epson use in their LCOS and LCD “4K” projectors. Those designs use 1920 x 1080 chips. Do the math, rounding off to the nearest million, and you get 2 million pixels on the screen before the shift, then 4 million after. With TI’s new 2176 x 1528 chip, the results are4 million pixels before the shift and8 million after.
It’s important to understand that for a shift using 1920 x 1080 chips, the total number of pixels must be downconverted, before being displayed, from the native 8 million to 4 million. The video processing used for this downconversion might be done well (and in our experience, it is), but you don’t get all of the original 8 million pixels on the screen. The TI chip, together with shifting, displays them all, though not at the same time. Optoma refers to a projector with this chip as providing 4K Ultra High Definition, a claim you might deem to be correct or dubious, depending on your point of view. But, its ability to hit that 8 million pixel threshold is what officially qualifies it as a 4K display by the Consumer Technology Association."

https://www.soundandvision.com/content/optoma-uhd65-4k-dlp-projector-review
 

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Congrats on your Purchase. The picture looks really amazing.

Which brand screen you are using. Also screen size & distance of projector from screen.
As of now i don't have a screen, I'm projecting it to wall, Screen size is ~ 160 inch and the distance is ~ 5 meters
 

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That's correct, but it doesn't matter much as the native resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the projector is able to produce more than 8 million pixels

Actual 4K resolution is 4096 x 2160 and the aspect ratio is 17:9 instead of the standard 16:9. 4K UHD is 3840 x 2160 and aspect ratio is 16:9

"This differs from the similar shifting technique that JVC and Epson use in their LCOS and LCD “4K” projectors. Those designs use 1920 x 1080 chips. Do the math, rounding off to the nearest million, and you get 2 million pixels on the screen before the shift, then 4 million after. With TI’s new 2176 x 1528 chip, the results are4 million pixels before the shift and8 million after.
It’s important to understand that for a shift using 1920 x 1080 chips, the total number of pixels must be downconverted, before being displayed, from the native 8 million to 4 million. The video processing used for this downconversion might be done well (and in our experience, it is), but you don’t get all of the original 8 million pixels on the screen. The TI chip, together with shifting, displays them all, though not at the same time. Optoma refers to a projector with this chip as providing 4K Ultra High Definition, a claim you might deem to be correct or dubious, depending on your point of view. But, its ability to hit that 8 million pixel threshold is what officially qualifies it as a 4K display by the Consumer Technology Association."

https://www.soundandvision.com/content/optoma-uhd65-4k-dlp-projector-review
Yes lot of debate are there for Faux 4K of this version.Finally how much u enjoy out of this matters most.Once again Congratulations and enjoy .Please do post your reviews which will be helpful for the FMs.
 

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