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Optoma UHD60 4K Projector $1830 at Amazon

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This is the lowest I have seen the UHD60 since it came out earlier this year. It is sometimes at $1899 (below $1999 list) but never really below that.

Amazon [amazon.com] is selling the Optoma UHD60 projector for $1829 with free prime shipping, or alternately $1799 with free shipping from a 3rd party seller.

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  • True 4K UHD 3840x2160 2160p resolution, bright 3000 lumens, and cinematic color with Rec.709
  • HDR-Compatible - HDR10 produces the brightest whites, deepest blacks, and life-like color due to the REC.2020 wide color gamut and DCI-P3 color gamut compatibility
  • Dynamic Black delivers 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio for exceptional black levels
  • HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 deliver a full 18Gbps for the best 4K UHD video bandwidth, image quality and device compatibility
  • Vertical Lens Shift and 1.6x zoom provide an intuitive and flexible installation

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UHD60 is a state of the art 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) Projector for home cinema and home theater capable of delivering ultra sharp images with a high level of detail and breathtaking color. With 4 times the pixels of 1080p, an Ultra High Resolution of 3840x2160, 3000 lumens, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, High Dynamic Range in the form of HDR10, vertical lens shift and a massive 1.6x Zoom, the Optima UHD60 has been engineered to deliver the ultimate 4K UHD home viewing experience. Incorporating Ultra HD 4K resolution it brings content to life with thrilling detail, colour and contrast for a stunningly immersive experience. The Optima UHD60 is powered by a revolutionary Texas Instruments 4K DLP UHD Chipset with a high performance DMD utilizing XPR video processing technology with fast switching to display 8.3 million "distinct" pixels as mandated by the Consumer Technology Association's 4K UHD 2160p specification. The UHD60 can project 4K UHD images up to 140 inches, allowing viewers to be in optimum viewing area to enjoy all 4K UHD pixels, from a distance of up to 16 feet. The average 50-65 inch 4K UHD TV simply cannot match this, as viewers typically sit further away from their TV than the optimum viewing area of 6-9 feet. High Dynamic Range is the true star of the 4K UHD show, leveraging REC.2020 and DCI-P3 color gamut's to deliver bright and luminous whites, the deepest black levels, and beautiful, life-like, real world color that was previously only possible on the big screen at the movies. A generous 15% vertical lens shift and 1.6x optical zoom provide a great deal of flexibility in terms of installation location within any home, while dual 4W stereo speakers generate audio that is loud and crisp. The lamp life on the UHD60 is a robust 10,000 hours in ECO mode and 15,000 hours in Dynamic mode.
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This is the lowest I have seen the UHD60 since it came out earlier this year. It is sometimes at $1899 (below $1999 list) but never really below that.

Amazon [amazon.com] is selling the Optoma UHD60 projector for $1829 with free prime shipping, or alternately $1799 with free shipping from a 3rd party seller.
$1774 at Buydig [buydig.com] with code DIGTURKEY25. Also tax free in all states except NJ.
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Anyone else have any input on this deal?

I saw on projector central they just had a shootout between this and the Vivitek HK2288 which I also was looking at hard core.
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Lowest price I've seen on it too. I'm still holding out for the UHD65 though. The UHD60 is tempting, if it hits $1500, I will probably bite.
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$1774 at Buydig [buydig.com] with code DIGTURKEY25. Also tax free in all states except NJ.
5% cashback on Amazon purchase thru doscover card should knock off another 91 bucks... bringing amazon price to $1738
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The vivitek looks, at least in the specsheet, better. It compares very closely to the UHD65, which is the higher end version of the UHD60, and has an RGBRGB color wheel instead of the RGBY colorwheel of the UHD60. And it was going for 1500 at projectorpeople last I checked.
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The vivitek looks, at least in the specsheet, better. It compares very closely to the UHD65, which is the higher end version of the UHD60, and has an RGBRGB color wheel instead of the RGBY colorwheel of the UHD60. And it was going for 1500 at projectorpeople last I checked.
Why people are saying vivitek was good, low lumins and technology on UHD60 is far better, I am llooking for 1500 for UHD60, UHD65nhas low lumins
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Why people are saying vivitek was good, low lumins and technology on UHD60 is far better, I am llooking for 1500 for UHD60, UHD65nhas low lumins
Vivitek compares to UHD65 both are designed for control lighting environments, they both have superior color wheels but give up some brightness. UHD60 gives up color and contrast for higher brightness, it's geared more for office use.
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Vivitek compares to UHD65 both are designed for control lighting environments, they both have superior color wheels but give up some brightness. UHD60 gives up color and contrast for higher brightness, it's geared more for office use.
Office use? The 60 is meant for environments with higher ambient lighting, and it would more generally classify as a "home entertainment" PJ rather than one for a dedicated HT.
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Office use? The 60 is meant for environments with higher ambient lighting, and it would more generally classify as a "home entertainment" PJ rather than one for a dedicated HT.
I've been researching a lot the past few days.
I have a very dark basement I can make even darker (almost pitch black), so I don't think I need the brightness as much. The UHD65 sounds impressive with the color representation.
I, too, would have bought the UHD60 here if it was $1,500. The vivitek scares me because I've read you can't update firmware yourself and some ship with old firmware.

I'm trying to wait a few more weeks to see if a UHD60, UHD65 deal pops up. The benq2250 faux 4K projector recently announced has me interested, too, but won't be shipping until January.
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UHD gives up contrast why and why you say gives up color
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Why people are saying vivitek was good, low lumins and technology on UHD60 is far better, I am llooking for 1500 for UHD60, UHD65nhas low lumins
Colorwheels make a ton of difference. I have a 7 year old vivitek f1080hd with a 6 segment colorwheel that i finally need to replace. A couple years ago I bought my in laws an Acer projector that had a newer DLP chip and more lumens, I figured it would be better than what I had at home, but it's not. Not even close. It's bright...but the colors are washed out unless you heavily adjust the color and brightness settings. Once you do that, it's not nearly as bright anymore, darker than a 6 segment colorwheel projector with 1000 less lumens. I haven't seen any of these projectors in person, but I'd be willing to guess both the UHD65 and the HK2288 are much better than the UHD60.
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I've been researching a lot the past few days.
I have a very dark basement I can make even darker (almost pitch black), so I don't think I need the brightness as much. The UHD65 sounds impressive with the color representation.
I, too, would have bought the UHD60 here if it was $1,500. The vivitek scares me because I've read you can't update firmware yourself and some ship with old firmware.

I'm trying to wait a few more weeks to see if a UHD60, UHD65 deal pops up. The benq2250 faux 4K projector recently announced has me interested, too, but won't be shipping until January.
Doesn't the BenQ use the same pixel-shifting tech as the Optoma?

I'm starting to consider upgrading my 1080p PJ to 4K, but expecting/hoping that we'll start seeing the influx of cost-is-an-object 4K stuff this year and don't feel the need to jump the gun.
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Doesn't the BenQ use the same pixel-shifting tech as the Optoma?

I'm starting to consider upgrading my 1080p PJ to 4K, but expecting/hoping that we'll start seeing the influx of cost-is-an-object 4K stuff this year and don't feel the need to jump the gun.
yeah, I believe you are correct. The Benq will likely use the same or similar means to make it a "4K', whatever that means. I agree with you about yearning for a cost-is-an-object 4K projector solution. This would be my first projector ever, so I'm hesitant to pay a lot now for something that will be obsolete soon. Honestly, I'm considering a low-end projector to get my feet wet and jump back in when real 4K projectors are under $2500 and the technology has matured more. The optomas only do one kind of HDR, so it might not be able to handle stuff in the near future.

I'm looking at the Benq2050, which I know is not in the same league, at $500 refurbished just to set up my place and see if I would want an expensive 4K projector. I know I will be getting an OLED sometime next year, so maybe a cheaper toy to play with in the meanwhile is what I need to prevent blowing up my bank account twice on tvs in one year.
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yeah, I believe you are correct. The Benq will likely use the same or similar means to make it a "4K', whatever that means. I agree with you about yearning for a cost-is-an-object 4K projector solution. This would be my first projector ever, so I'm hesitant to pay a lot now for something that will be obsolete soon. Honestly, I'm considering a low-end projector to get my feet wet and jump back in when real 4K projectors are under $2500 and the technology has matured more. The optomas only do one kind of HDR, so it might not be able to handle stuff in the near future.

I'm looking at the Benq2050, which I know is not in the same league, at $500 refurbished just to set up my place and see if I would want an expensive 4K projector. I know I will be getting an OLED sometime next year, so maybe a cheaper toy to play with in the meanwhile is what I need to prevent blowing up my bank account twice on tvs in one year.
Frankly, I don't know that I'm too caught up in the "not real" 4K stuff. These project 4K-worth of discrete pixels. We're not talking about three aligned 1080p chips like with the Epson 5040. I just don't think I'm interested in being an early adopter considering that I've been very happy (and still am) with my current PJ. My biggest beef is the high input lag with the UHD65....I already get killed by the eleven year olds too much when I'm playing online.

My $0.02, if this (or any other PJ) fits your needs, pull the trigger. There will always be something else better on the horizon.
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