Simon said: “When researching which to buy, it was an easy choice to go with Optoma as I have had three Optoma projectors already.
He chose the UHD550X UHD 4K DLP projector. Packed with the latest technology and features, the UHD550X boasts High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatibility and HDCP 2.2 support.
Unlike others which use just 1080p pixel chips, the UHD550X uses Texas Instruments’ XPR™ technology to deliver 8M pixels from a 4M pixel chip. The inherent fast switching speed of the DLP chip and advanced image processing allows the projector to display the full 8.3M pixels to the screen. This guarantees razor sharp, vivid images capable of showing more details than standard Full HD – to give that cinema experience in the home.
Simon explained: “I like DLP projectors because you know you are going to get a razor sharp image. They handle fast movements and are easy to set up with zero maintenance. With LCD projectors you get dust blobs on the lens and convergence issues as they use multiple LCD panels.”
Simon already had a good sound system and amp, so only needed the projector, cabling and screen to complete his 4K projection system. He chose the 106” Grandview cyber electric screen. He commented: “This hangs amazingly flat for a non-tab tension screen. You can get cheaper ones from eBay but you might as well burn your money as it will ruin your viewing having a cheap screen.”
He installed high speed HDMI cables (2x15 metres) with Redmere technology to ensure the projector received a good signal despite the long cable run.
Simon added: “I ordered the HD33 before any reviews were out to get one of the first units in the UK. I did the same with the UHD550X and I'm not disappointed."