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Is Optoma UHD50 the Game Changer?

If you are tempted by the attractive price of BenQ 4K projector which launch two months ago, you should pull hand brake right now. Yes, right now!

Optoma is making the competition more intense for the category of 4K home cinema projectors. Introducing the cheapest 4K projector, the Optoma UHD50. While rumor has been surrounding this model in the beginning of the year, Optoma had finally broke their silence with premier in Malaysia at an invited only launching event that held on 16th March 2018.

What can we expect?

Before that, we have reduce our expectation towards this model after knowing the offer price. We assume the offering would be much closer to the nearest competitor. However, we are very impressed with the newest model, UHD50, which the specification is so much greater compared to W1700. What’s more excited is the selling price is even RM1,000 cheaper. Too good to be true? Yes, it is.

The resolution is at UHD 3840×2160 or 4K in more common terms. Total pixels are approximate 8.3million. Seems familiar? Yes, it is similar to it’ siblings, UHD60 & UHD65. The major difference are brightness level which is at ample output of 2,400 lumens and contrast ratio is much lower at 500,000:1. For home entertainment, contrast ratio makes differences between a good and bad-looking image. Following are some snapshots of image produce from UHD50. The image is colorful with a well-balanced saturation for both still images and action movies.

TV killer?

The attractive selling price at RM6999 will definitely make chaos over consumers nowadays who are more exposed to variety of entertainment other than conventional TV channels which include gaming, VR, home cinema. Besides, the 4K resolution will make UHD50 a heavy contestant in home entertainment.


  • 4K image quality
  • Super value projector for massive UHD image
  • Better color gamut with Rec. 709
  • HDR
  • MHL, SPIDF connectivity


Projection Method: DLP

Resolution: 4K with XPR technology

Brightness output: 2,400 lumens

Contrast Ratio: 500:000:1

Connectivity: VGA In, HDMI In (MHL supported), Audio In & Out, SPIDF out, USB, DC 5V, RS232


Beginning of late March 2018


Home entertainment

Product Website: https://www.unbox.my/optoma-malaysia/optoma-uhd50-dlp-4k-ultra-hd-home-theater-projector

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