Optoma L1 4K Ultra HD, 2500 lumens ultra-short throw 4LED video projector

After the CinemaX P1 4K Ultra Laser Cinema and CinemaX P2 4K UHD unveiled by the Taiwanese manufacturer respectively at the CES show in Las Vegas 2019 at CES 2020, Optoma unveiled at the ISE show in Barcelona which is held from 01/31 to 03/ 02 another ultra-short-throw model, this time based on 4LED technology, the Optoma L1.

If the Optoma CinemaX P1 4K Ultra Laser and Optoma CinemaX P2 4K Ultra Laser Cinema, as their reference indicates, were based on a laser light source, the Optoma L1 uses four LEDs, i.e. an RGB trio enhanced by a white diode. The desired goal is therefore luminosity but also with a measured energy consumption. If, aesthetically, the resemblance is strong between the P1 and the L1, the latter nevertheless plays softness with a rounded design.

90% of DCI-P3 gamut and peak light at 2,500 lumens

This ultra-short-throw projector therefore (to the editorial staff, we still love this concept and still does), offers an image up to 105'' (267 cm) for a setback of only 30 cm (throw ratio 0.25 :1 and native offset of 126%). This opens new horizons in terms of interior decoration, the video projector being of a size equivalent to that of a mini Hi-Fi system.

For the rest, the Optoma L1 therefore embeds a TI DLP chip with XPR (wobulation) technology to display the 8.3 million pixels required for Ultra HD 4K resolution. The 4LED light source boasts a lifespan of 30,000 hours (Eco mode) without any maintenance, and a peak light output of 2,500 lumens for a contrast ratio displays of 1,800,000:1. In the end, the coverage of the Rec.709 gamut is ensured at 100%, 90% for that of the DCI-P3. Namely, the Optoma L1 is HDR10 and HDR HLG certified.

In the audio chapter, we note the presence of two speakers with a total power of 20 watts. There is also a horizontal and vertical keystone correction of, each, 30 degrees. Likewise, it is a 3D Ready model that is also 3D DLP Link compatible.

Connectivity and Input Lag The connection has three HDMI 2.0 inputs, a USB port, a micro-USB port, an optical output and a 3.5 mm mini-Jack stereo output. Besides home cinema sessions, the Optoma L1 will also be ideal for gamers with an Input Lag of 27.4 ms in the presence of a 2160p signal at 60 Hz and 15.2 ms with a 1080p signal at 240 Hz.

And finally, a few words on the operating noise given between 26 dB and 28 dB depending on the Image modes selected, and a few others on the consumption of the Optoma L1 given between 95 W and 170 W , again depending on the Image modes and the nature of the image displayed, for 0.5 W in standby.

Availability expected in early summer. Indicative price: 1,799 euros.

Reminder of the key features of the Optoma L1:

• Mono-DLP type

• 4K Ultra HD resolution

• Contrast: 1,800,000:1

• Light source: 4LED (RGB + white diode)

• Brightness: 2,500 lumens

• Input Lag: 27.4 ms in 2,160p at 60 Hz and 15.2 ms in 1,080p at 240 Hz

• XPR Wobulation functions

• HDR10 compatibility

• 3D Ready compatibility (BD 3D and DLP Link)

• HDR HLG compatibility

• Gamut: 100% Rec.709 and 90% DCI -P3

• Sound section: 2.0

• Power: 20 W

• 3D compatibility: yes

• Connections: three HDMI 2.0 inputs, one USB port, one micro-USB port , an optical output and a 3.5 mm mini-jack stereo output

• Sound level: from 26 dB to 28 dB

• Lamp life: 30,000 hours (in Eco mode)

• Vertical keystone correction: +30/-30 vertical and horizontal

• Weight: 5.1 kg

• Consumption: 95 W to 170 W depending on use

• Dimensions (L x H x D): 400 x 316 x 102.3 mm