Optoma P1 Smart 4K UHD Laser Cinema
Short-throw laser projectors promise fewer compromises than long-throw models, and Optoma’s $3,700 CinemaX P1 delivers on that. It offers very high brightness, good contrast levels and excellent color accuracy, especially with HDR content. Best of all, you get an image up to 120 inches in size for a fraction the price of a comparable TV. With an ambient light rejecting screen, you can use it in the daytime with indoor light and still get a usable image. It also has a built-in sound bar that delivers a rich audio experience without the need for a separate home theater system. The biggest flaw is with the built-in streaming apps, which don’t work in 4K. However, that’s easily resolved with the purchase of a 4K streaming stick or 4K Blu-ray player.
- Very bright
- Good contrast and color accuracy
- Excellent sound system
- Poor streaming apps
- Slightly tricky setup
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- 88AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE4 ReviewsWhat Hi-Fi80Optoma P1 reviewBigscreen projection has always required a system to be built around the projector – cabling, HDMI switching, separate audio. But the Optoma P1 is a new breed of ultra-short-throw that's doing away with all that, making bigscreen delivery far easier.Projector Central90Optoma CinemaX P1 Ultra-Short-Throw 4K Laser Projector ReviewOptoma's CinemaX P1 delivers high brightness, good out-of-box image quality, friendly ergonomics, and thoughtful features to achieve an exceptional price/performance quotient.GottaBeMobile100Optoma CinemaX P1 ReviewThe Optoma CinemaX P1 is a great 4K ultra short throw projector with an impressive soundbar built-in.TechRadar80Optoma's 4K HDR projector shines (sometimes)The Optoma CinemaX P1 offers a good image quality and solid built-in sound. It’s let down by the sub-par software experience, but if you use a streaming box, that won’t matter.