Optoma was one of the first companies to start integrating Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant into their home theatre projectors. The company is upping their game with the Optoma P1 Smart 4K UHD Laser Cinema with both voice control and an integrated NuForce soundbar.
“The Optoma P1 Smart 4K UHD Laser Cinema brings together the best of both worlds – large, true-to-life images withBrian Soto, head of product management at Optoma Technology
high qualitysound – for a truly cinematic, ultra-immersive home entertainment experience. At Optoma, we are continually committed to introducing innovations to the market that meet consumers’ evolving needs and expectations, bringing quality and simplicity to their lives at affordable prices. The P1 is the first entertainment product we’ve developed that we can confidently say stands to replace TVs in a large number of homes.”
Introduced at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, the Optoma P1 Smart 4K UHD Laser Cinema projector features a 3,000 lumen laser lens. With an ultra short throw distance, the projector throws a 4K UHD image up to 120-inches in size. The projector also features HDR10 and HLG (Hyrbrid Log Gamma) compatibility which Optoma says provides bright whites and deep blacks.
While many home theatre projectors feature speakers, they are usually somewhat lacking. Optoma hopes to fix this with the integrated NuForce soundbar which features Dolby Digital 2.0 support. The integrated soundbar has individual woofers, aluminum full-range drivers, and isolated speaker enclosures.
As far as smart features, the Optoma P1 also supports Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT. The Optoma Marketplace allows users to access streaming services like Netflix and YouTube for further entertainment enjoyment.
With an expected MSRP of US$2,999, the Optoma P1 will be available in late Q2.