Optoma UHD42 (White) 4K UHD HDR DLP Projector

Optoma UHD42 (White)

4K UHD HDR DLP Projector

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Super-smooth and detailed images come naturally to the Optoma UHD42.

Clearly better, with 4K UHD resolution
With over eight million pixels, Ultra HD 4K resolution brings four times more detail than Full HD, delivering sharper, life-like images and richer colours. A further advantage of UHD 4K resolution is that, because the pixels are smaller, you can sit much closer to the screen. This makes the UHD42 ideal for rooms that previously might have been too small for a projector to work at its best.

Reveal hidden detail with HDR10 and HLG
Compatible with HDR10 video, the UHD42 lets you see far more detail and texture. HDR enhances the brightest and darkest sections of scenes – letting you see detail in what was previously a solid block of colour. It also makes the rest of the colour spectrum appear more natural, giving an even greater sense of ‘being there’. The UHD42 is also compatible with HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) – the high dynamic range developed for broadcasting.

Class-leading brightness for lights-on viewing
Boasting an outstanding brightness figure of 3400 ANSI Lumens, the UHD42 not only offers bright and vivid colours but is also able to be used in many lighting conditions. Even during daylight conditions with curtains or blinds open, the Optoma produces a watchable and detailed picture – thanks to its sensational brightness.

Colour – just as it should be
The UHD42 is capable of reproducing the Rec.709 colour gamut, the international HDTV standard to guarantee accurate reproduction of cinematic colour - exactly as the director intended. Enjoy watching films and TV shows and playing games with stunning colours in any environment.

Colour Management System (CMS)
Display accurate life-like colours to best match your viewing environment. This unique feature provides you with the flexibility to fine-tune the colour settings to the Rec. 709 standard for optimal precision.

Wall Colour Adjustment for optimised colour
Although a dedicated screen is always going to give the best results, the UHD42 offers Wall Colour Adjustment for when this isn’t possible. Six options let you adjust the image to suit blackboard, light yellow, light green, light blue, pink and grey walls.

Vertical lens shift
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.

Gaming advantage
A trio of features make the UHD42 perfect for gaming. 240Hz smooth motion gives fluid motion and reduced delay – making fast-moving games a less nerve-racking experience. Game Mode optimises the projector’s contrast to produce vivid detail and maximum contrast – perfect for spotting the danger lurking in the shadows. With input lag reduced to 15.70ms, you can be assured lightning-fast response times.

Flexible connectivity, including twin HDMI sockets
Featuring twin HDMI sockets (one compatible with HDR), you can connect a UHD Blu-ray player and video streamer. For older sources, the UHD42 also comes with a VGA input – perfect for laptops and PCs. Multi-room connectivity is enhanced by an RS232 interface, plus there’s a 12v output for syncing with an electric screen. Audio is outputted via digital optical or analogue 3.5mm sockets.

USB power
Another great feature is the handy USB power output. This is used to power USB-powered smart devices, such as the Google’s Chromecast or a Roku TV stick. Plug Chromecast, or similar, in and you’ll have easy access to smart video and TV services without the need for any other device or lengthy connection cables.

Scale up your home entertainment, with the Optoma UHD42.

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Spread the cost over 6 or 10 months on this projector, available from your local store or our Telesales team. 10% deposit required up-front, pay the balance in full before the end of the period and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Click here for more info.
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Super-smooth and detailed images come naturally to the Optoma UHD42.

Clearly better, with 4K UHD resolution
With over eight million pixels, Ultra HD 4K resolution brings four times more detail than Full HD, delivering sharper, life-like images and richer colours. A further advantage of UHD 4K resolution is that, because the pixels are smaller, you can sit much closer to the screen. This makes the UHD42 ideal for rooms that previously might have been too small for a projector to work at its best.

Reveal hidden detail with HDR10 and HLG
Compatible with HDR10 video, the UHD42 lets you see far more detail and texture. HDR enhances the brightest and darkest sections of scenes – letting you see detail in what was previously a solid block of colour. It also makes the rest of the colour spectrum appear more natural, giving an even greater sense of ‘being there’. The UHD42 is also compatible with HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) – the high dynamic range developed for broadcasting.

Class-leading brightness for lights-on viewing
Boasting an outstanding brightness figure of 3400 ANSI Lumens, the UHD42 not only offers bright and vivid colours but is also able to be used in many lighting conditions. Even during daylight conditions with curtains or blinds open, the Optoma produces a watchable and detailed picture – thanks to its sensational brightness.

Colour – just as it should be
The UHD42 is capable of reproducing the Rec.709 colour gamut, the international HDTV standard to guarantee accurate reproduction of cinematic colour - exactly as the director intended. Enjoy watching films and TV shows and playing games with stunning colours in any environment.

Colour Management System (CMS)
Display accurate life-like colours to best match your viewing environment. This unique feature provides you with the flexibility to fine-tune the colour settings to the Rec. 709 standard for optimal precision.

Wall Colour Adjustment for optimised colour
Although a dedicated screen is always going to give the best results, the UHD42 offers Wall Colour Adjustment for when this isn’t possible. Six options let you adjust the image to suit blackboard, light yellow, light green, light blue, pink and grey walls.

Vertical lens shift
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.

Gaming advantage
A trio of features make the UHD42 perfect for gaming. 240Hz smooth motion gives fluid motion and reduced delay – making fast-moving games a less nerve-racking experience. Game Mode optimises the projector’s contrast to produce vivid detail and maximum contrast – perfect for spotting the danger lurking in the shadows. With input lag reduced to 15.70ms, you can be assured lightning-fast response times.

Flexible connectivity, including twin HDMI sockets
Featuring twin HDMI sockets (one compatible with HDR), you can connect a UHD Blu-ray player and video streamer. For older sources, the UHD42 also comes with a VGA input – perfect for laptops and PCs. Multi-room connectivity is enhanced by an RS232 interface, plus there’s a 12v output for syncing with an electric screen. Audio is outputted via digital optical or analogue 3.5mm sockets.

USB power
Another great feature is the handy USB power output. This is used to power USB-powered smart devices, such as the Google’s Chromecast or a Roku TV stick. Plug Chromecast, or similar, in and you’ll have easy access to smart video and TV services without the need for any other device or lengthy connection cables.

Scale up your home entertainment, with the Optoma UHD42.
Brand Optoma
Colour White
4K Ultra HD Yes
HDR Yes
Carry Bag No
Maximum Screen Size 302"
Projection Technology DLP
Fan Noise 26dB
Throw Ratio 1.21:1 - 1.59:1
Lens Shift Yes - Vertical +10%
S Video No
Projector Technology dlp
Lumens 3000_plus
Pixel Resolution 3840 x 2160
Contrast Ratio 500,000:1
Brightness 3400
Number of 3D Glasses Included None - Optional
Speakers Yes (Single)
3D TV Yes - With optional glasses
Digital Audio Output Yes - Optical
USB 2 (Service Only/Power Out)
Weight (KG) 3.9
Analogue Audio Output Yes - 3.5mm
Component No
Remote Control yes
Audio Inputs 3.5mm x 1
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 315 x 270 x 118
HDMI 2_HDCP2_2_2
Power Consumption- Normal Use 220 - 305
Power Consumption - Standby 0.5
HDMI 2.0 Yes (1)
HDR Format HDR10, HLG
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Picture With Niggling Flaws I bought this a month ago to replace a 12 year old 1080p projector and first time with Optoma. Bought during lockdown the first things to note are you can only use it either coffee table forward and up or ceiling mounted pointing down either onto screen or rear screen. My old projector had vertical and horizontal manual chunky thumbscrew adjusters, the UHD42 has minute vertical adjustment from a less than impressive disc. To make the projector work in our room I was advised by Optoma to use their ceiling mount - avoid based on the one I was sent. On finding a better mount on Day 40 I could then turn on and use in our usual room. Overall picture and 4k playback is lightyears better than old projector experience but I would avoid the in built speaker apart from when you want to be on the move (with coffee table position being better for sound). The projector doesn't come with a lens cover and if you're a little o.c.d. a very short black power cable. (Optoma website does not have specific lens caps available yet for the UHD42 and for the sake of something that retails for £2.50 why not include as standard?)
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant service from Richer Sounds I`m a cinema romantic, so this is the best purchase I`ve made in a while. I`ve done some extensive research on projectors but the Richer Sounds team were always there to answer my questions and had lots of patience.
Date published: 2020-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb picture This is my second Optoma first was only HD the picture difference is massive. Only bad comment is the fan noise is higher in this new model but once you begin to watch something you cant hear it.
Date published: 2020-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Faultless projector! This Optoma UHD42 is a terrific unit with a bright and colourful image that is truly spectacular! The service from Richer Sounds was absolutely top notch too!
Date published: 2020-07-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor HD quality avoid Poor HD quality loads of video noise would not recommend brought Epson 7100 which is movie and game friendly
Date published: 2020-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Optoma UHD42 I have been looking for a projector for us, so we can have movie nights outside etc. I wanted it 4K/HDR/speaker as still have a very good HD TV I saw no reason to replace. After seeing the reviews on What Hi-Fi for the Optoma UHD40 I went down that journey to purchase, but realised that the 40 was 'old' and has been replaced by the 42. The spec. was much better and after seeking advice from Richer Sounds I decided to buy the 42 though them. I have nothing to compare as do not have a 4K TV, but set it up for our first Movie night against a 3m white wall on full 4K for Disney Plus - Lion King. I used a Amazon Fire Stick into the HDMI. This was in the evening, with no light interference. Wow - it was amazing. The clarity of the picture, colours, blacks were incredible. I tried HD version of films and messed about with the different options, Cinema, HDR, Bright, reference etc. I have not used it with the PS Pro yet in 4K, but confident it will transform the games into another dimension for the kids. I wanted it with a speaker for portability outside etc. It is OK, if not set slightly too loud on lowest setting possible. I was not expecting 5.1 or soundbar quality, but it will do for my purposes. I will fit a soundbar when I get round to it. The fan is quiet and did not notice it even with the speaker set to 1. The only criticism I have as I want it portable, is it does not come with a lens cap or zip-carrier except the cardboard box it came in. I bought this at £1149 via Richer Sounds with the 0% 10 Months plan. All set up and done over the phone and quickly delivered. I always buy from Richer Sounds for the big stuff and they have never failed me, especially with the 6 yr guarantee....
Date published: 2020-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound value for money Installed a week ago so early days but fantastic picture. Deals with light no problem. Fan noise is present - doesn’t affect sound but I’ve switched off the projector internal for surround sound. And Richer Sounds always the place to go for this sort of tech. Decision I’m left with now is new Xbox or PS for Christmas??
Date published: 2020-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Great Value Having tried the really cheap projectors and being disappointed I decided to spend little more without breaking the bank. This projector is great value for money and exceeded my expectations. Yes the speakers are poor (its projector not a sound system) but the picture is great straight out of the box. Don't get a projector if you expect a perfect picture in daylight, it won't happen. The picture is tolerable and easy to view in a bright room turn the brightness right up (at the expense of colour and contrast) and it is actually really good for a projector, super bright. Darken the room and the UHD42 comes alive, 4k through the HDMI 2 port is amazing, as is the HDR. For a tenth of the price of the top end gear this really is great quality. Hook it up to an NVidea shield and Disney + 4k with a decent sound system, and you are at the movies (though the picture is better than at the Odean!) for not much money. Play with the settings manually and you can achieve great things, yet to play with the 3d and other settings but first impressions are that this is a great projector and at this price point, hard to fault. I don't get the comments about the vertical shift being only one way, start the shifter in the middle and it works both ways? For the money, hard to beat.
Date published: 2020-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impressed with picture Impressed with the picture and it was very easy to setup using my universal mount. I am 2.6m from my screen and I have a 99inch picture. I beleive projectors need some time for the lamps to reach optimal conditions (a bit like running a car in), but from the off it has been a marked improvement on my previous optima 720p. The screen is bright enough to be seen if full daylight with the curtains opened and lights on. It is far from optical obviously and the lacks and colours are definitely washed out, but then what would you expect. It's still usable. In 3/4 to full darkness it really pops however. I notice no lag in game mode at all (even when not using the enhanced gaming section), but I'm not a competitive or professional online gamer. The HDR setting works well and HDR sim for non HDR content seems to be decent too. I'm no expert though. I'm not so keen on the dynamic black mode. I think it makes the picture slightly lighter and more washed out (but I know it will make the lamp last longer) There are a few things that have disappointed me however: I cannot get any 4k content from my 4k Firestick when I plug it into the HDMI 1.4 port, but it does work on the hdmi 2.0 port. A bit annoying as i also have an xbox one X for that port for the 120hz gaming. So either I'm going to have to get an hdmi splitter and run both through the hdmi 2.0 port, or accept the firestick won't be in 4k, A second issue is the integrated speakers. Like most reviews say, they're not great. They are loud, but without bass and very tinny. A very annoying feature is that even though I've connected the projector to my soundbar via an optical cable the internal speaker still outputs at the same time! so my rich sounding soundbar is competing with my tinny internal speaker. There is an option to turn off the internal speaker in the menu, but it leaves a speaker off logo permanently on the top right of the screen! The internal speakers are really loud at the lowest setting, so it's very annoying. I've found a strange workaround for this though: By plugging a 3.5mm cable into the projectors audio out port (and not plugging the other end of the cable into anything) the internal speakers are silenced - AND the sound still comes through the optical port to my soundbar. So i don't need to turn the internal speakers off and see that stupid icon display and i don't need to hear the internal speakers bashing away above my head when my soundbar is far better. A very, very strange way to get this done though. surely this is a software fault. finally - while it has vertical lens shift - please be aware it is only capable of shifting in one direction - down the way. If you have the projector mounted like i do, the projector sits inverted on the ceiling. So this means that you'll only be able to lens shift your image further up your wall. I got lucky and my setup was just the right height, but it was still unexpected that in mounted position i would be able to shift the image any further down the way (but could shift it up if i needed)
Date published: 2020-06-10
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Optoma UHD42 (White) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 17.
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