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Next-Level 1080p Gaming & 4K UHD Home Theater

Optoma UHD50X

Features

  • Bright 3,400 lumens with 500,000:1 contrast ratio for lights-on viewing
  • Ultra-fast 240 Hz refresh rate for unmatched 1080p gaming smoothness
  • Enhanced Gaming Mode delivers 16ms response time at 1080p, 240 Hz
  • Vertical lens shift with 1.3x zoom

Quick Specs

  • Type: Projectors
  • Style: LCD
  • Width: 12.4"
  • Height: 4.65"
  • Depth: 10.63"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Max Resolution: 4K
  • WiFi Connected: No

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We currently only offer this product for purchase within 150 miles of our store. Questions? Contact us for more information.

 
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Big screen entertainment

Create and view images far larger than any TV with a projector. You can create a massive up to 300? image*. Perfect for recreating the immersive cinema experience in the comfort of your own home.

*Screen size depends on space available (wall size and distance) and ambient lighting conditions.

This all-round home entertainment projector combines high brightness and vivid colors for vibrant, true-to-life visuals in well-lit environments* ? ideal for watching TV shows, sports and movies or gaming with family or friends any time of day.

*With no direct sunlight or lights directed on screen.

Ultra HD 4K resolution delivers sharper, life-like images and richer colors - allowing you to sit closer to the screen and enjoy a more immersive experience.

Our DLP projectors provide CTA (Consumer Technology Association) approved True 4K UHD resolution, capable of projecting 8.3 million on screen pixels. That's four times more detail than Full HD and twice as many from competing technology, which only delivers 4.1 million pixels.

Capable of receiving and displaying both HDR10 and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) HDR content. This Optoma projector allows you to see far more detail and texture. Objects look more solid and lifelike and the extra detail creates a greater sense of depth.

Watch your movies, TV shows and play games with stunning colors in any environment. Optoma projectors provide reliable performance suitable for any content and environment. Our home projectors are capable of reproducing the Rec.709 color gamut, the international HDTV standard to guarantee accurate reproduction of cinematic color exactly as the director intended. Or more saturated colors for a punchy looking image, great for gaming and animated movies.

Display accurate lifelike colors to best match your viewing environment. This unique feature provides you with the flexibility to fine-tune the color settings for optimal precision.

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ISF modes

This feature allows you to save your calibrated day and night mode settings for the highest possible viewing experience.

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Full 3D

Optoma projectors can display true 3D content from almost any 3D source, including 3D Blu-ray players, 3D broadcasting and the latest generation games consoles.

Simplify installation with vertical lens shift, which provides a wider range of projector placement possibilities. This makes it easier to position the projector in your room and enables a wider range of screen size options.

Play games, stream videos and share photos on the big screen in the comfort of your own home.
With dual HDMI inputs, you can easily connect to your games console, set-top box, laptop, PC, Blu-ray player or media streamer with a single cable. You can even turn it into a smart projector by connecting an HDMI dongle like the Google Chromecast?, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV? or Roku stick.

Enhanced gaming mode optimizes your projector for maximum contrast and vivid colors to capture every detail. It also reduces input lag down to as little as {{ProjInput_Lag}}ms for lightning-fast response times.

Note: When this setting is enabled some settings will be disabled. Please refer to the user manual for more information.

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240Hz smooth motion

Enjoy ultra-smooth fluid motion and reduced ghosting. A high refresh rate makes it easier to keep track of the action, giving you a better chance of hitting your target earlier. Ideal for fast action gaming.

* 1080p240Hz PC gaming

Game mode optimises your projector for maximum contrast and vivid colours to capture every detail - leaving you time to focus on winning.

Get right inside the action with the most immersive experience possible ? a huge screen up to 300in.* Far larger than the average TV, split-screen multiplayer games are more enjoyable to play on the big screen.

Complete your home entertainment experience with the convenience of a powerful built-in speaker for exceptional sound quality and an easy set up without the need for costly external speakers.

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24p

Most movies are shot at 24 frames per second (fps). To preserve the purity of the original image, Optoma projectors can accept high definition sources at 24 fps to display movies exactly as the director intended.

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USB-Power

Use the USB-A port to power an HDMI dongle, such as Google Chromecast.

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Backlit remote

Our backlit remotes are designed using subtle white LEDs to light up the buttons, making it to see and operate, especially in the dark

Don't have a white wall or a projector screen? No problem! With the 'Wall Color? setting, you can alter the projected image based on the color of your wall. With six options to chose from you can easily adjust for blackboard, light yellow, light green, light blue, pink and grey walls to get the most accurate color gamut.

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Big screen entertainment Create and view images far larger than any TV with a projector. You can create a massive up to 300" image*. Perfect for recreating the immersive cinema experience in the comfort of your own home.

ISF modes This feature allows you to save your calibrated day and night mode settings for the highest possible viewing experience.

Full 3D Optoma projectors can display true 3D content from almost any 3D source, including 3D Blu-ray players, 3D broadcasting and the latest generation games consoles.

240Hz smooth motion Enjoy ultra-smooth fluid motion and reduced ghosting. A high refresh rate makes it easier to keep track of the action, giving you a better chance of hitting your target earlier. Ideal for fast action gaming.

24p Most movies are shot at 24 frames per second (fps). To preserve the purity of the original image, Optoma projectors can accept high definition sources at 24 fps to display movies exactly as the director intended.

USB-Power Use the USB-A port to power an HDMI dongle, such as Google Chromecast.

Backlit remote Our backlit remotes are designed using subtle white LEDs to light up the buttons, making it to see and operate, especially in the dark

Features

  • Bright 3,400 lumens with 500,000:1 contrast ratio for lights-on viewing
  • Ultra-fast 240 Hz refresh rate for unmatched 1080p gaming smoothness
  • Enhanced Gaming Mode delivers 16ms response time at 1080p, 240 Hz
  • Vertical lens shift with 1.3x zoom
Display/image
Display technology DLP ?
Resolution UHD (3840x2160)
Brightness 3,400 lumens
Contrast ratio 500,000:1
Native aspect ratio 16:9
Aspect ratio - compatible 4:3
Keystone correction - vertical +/-40°
Horizontal scan rate 31 ~ 135Khz
Vertical scan rate 24 ~ 120Hz
Uniformity 80%
Screen size 34.1" ~ 302.4" diagonal
Lamp info
Light source type Lamp
Lamp watts 240
Lamp life hours (up to) 4000 (Bright), 15000 (Dynamic), 10000 (Eco)
Optical
Throw ratio 1.21:1 ~ 1.59:1
Projection distance 47.24" - 318.9"
Zoom 1.3
Zoom type Manual
Focal length (mm) 12.81 mm~16.74mm/0.504"~0.659"
Lens shift Vertical +10%
Native offset 105%
Connectivity
Connections Inputs 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x HDMI 1.4a 3D support, 1 x VGA (YPbPr/RGB), 1 x Audio 3.5mm Outputs 1 x Audio 3.5mm, 1 x S/PDIF Control 1 x USB-A power 1.5A, 1 x USB-A service, 1 x RS232, 1 x 12V trigger
General
Noise level (typical) 26dB
Noise level (max) 28dB
PC compatibility UHD, WQHD, WUXGA, FHD, UXGA, SXGA, WXGA, HD, XGA, SVGA, VGA, Mac
2D compatibility 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p(50/60Hz), 1080i(50/60Hz), 1080p(50/60Hz), 2160p(50/60Hz)
3D Full 3D
Security Security bar, Kensington Lock, Password protected interface
OSD / display languages 10 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (simplified), Spanish
Operating conditions 5°C~40°C/41°F~104°F, max altitude 3000M/9843ft, max humidity 85%
Remote control Backlit home remote
Speaker count 1
Watts per speaker 10W
In the box AC power cord
Remote control
2x AAA batteries
Basic user manual
Input lag 15.70ms
Power
Power supply 100 ~ 240V, 50 ~ 60Hz
Power consumption (standby) 0.5W
Power consumption (min) 220W
Power consumption (max) 305W
Weight and dimensions
Dimensions (W x D x H) 12.4" x 10.63" x 4.65"
Gross weight 11.24 lbs
Net weight 8.6 lbs

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Projectors
  • Style: LCD

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 12.4"
  • Height: 4.65"
  • Depth: 10.63"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

  • Panel

  • Max Resolution: 4K
  • WiFi Connected: No

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