The true 4K picture with high sharpness of details and true-to-source color make the highlights of the Optoma UHD50 review. This projector has a good focal range and throw ratio providing the crisp immersive picture just 10ft away from the screen. It’s fitted with several adjustment mechanisms (lens shift, vertical keystone regulation) and will fit the variety of rooms (big and small, dark, and moderately lit).
The brightness of this model is standard leaving the most contrast and vivid images for the dark rooms. The projector can be connected to various devices including the gaming consoles, Blu Ray players, and PC. Its price tier is affordable for most buyers making another benefit.
The Optoma UHD50 features the distinctive “grilled” design of some of the Optoma projectors, is compact at 5.10 x 15.40 x 11.10 inches, and weighs a bit less than 12 lbs. The body of the unit is low-profile and has three rubber feet, which are quite sturdy and don’t let the projector slide even on a glossy surface.
The back panel features multiple connections and the top part has the navigation buttons set and the switches for the zoom and vertical keystone control. The included remote is comprehensive and has the original ergonomic shape.
The throw ratio of the Optoma UHD50 4K ultra high definition home theater projector is enough to use it in middle-sized and small rooms, while the lens shift feature focuses the image efficiently. The unit can be placed almost anywhere (on the wall, ceiling, shelf, or desk), with the possibility to adjust the picture manually.
The projector supports the 1080p resolution and the 4K one along with the upscaling function. It implements the DLP technology, has a good contrast ratio, and wide color gamut. The HDR10 format is supported, with the maximum brightness reaching 2,400 lumens. There’s no 3D support.
Connectivity is represented by the HDCP 2.2. compliant HDMI ports, the VGA input, audio input and output, the RS-232 cable, the trigger port, and two USB connections (for power and service). The integrated stereo speaker is rated at 10W. The lamp life makes 4,000 hours that could be extended up to 15,000 hours in the Eco mode.
The Optoma UHD50 4K provides several preset modes that differ in color brightness and contrast. The default “Bright” setting might go greenish in the slightly lit room, while other settings provide a better image balance.
The colors produced are accurate and natural, with a wide palette of shades. Blacks are saturated and rich, whites are bright if a fraction is cool. The skin tints can go reddish in the high contrast scenes. Another drawback of this model is the distinct dark frame around the image, which is apparent in bright scenes.
The contrast is good without the muddy effect in the shaded parts of the picture. Boosted with the Dynamic Black technology, the picture becomes sharper and the detail is clearer. The peaks are bright with no halo effect.
The upscaling feature brings more sharpness and contrast into the Full HD image and adds brightness to the highlights thanks to the HDR Sim feature. The Optoma UHD50 reviews typically focus on the original 4K/HDR performance with higher contrast, richer detail, and more accurate peaks in comparison with non-HDR playback.
The integrated speaker provides distinct voices and dialogs, decent music, and sound effect playback. The input lag of 57ms enables the PC monitor functioning, while the dynamic video games would require a faster response.