Manufacturer Optoma has unveiled another ultra-short-throw projector, following the CinemaX D2 series in October and two other product launches in late November 2022. The Optoma L1 is said to be particularly eco-friendly, offering 4K UHD resolution and a low-latency gaming mode.
The Optoma L1 in detail
The new Optoma L1 joins the ranks of other ultra-short-throw projectors from the manufacturer. It offers true 4K UHD resolution with 8.3 million pixels and is also HDR and HLG compatible.
It is also equipped with 4LED technology, which allows a brightness of up to 2,500 lumens and has significantly lower energy requirements compared to other solutions that rely on lamps. The manufacturer promises up to 30,000 hours of maintenance-free operation. The Optoma L1 ultra-short distance projector consumes a maximum of 170 watts of power.
Also offered is a special gaming mode with “maximum contrast, impressive response times and lifelike colors.” In 4K at 60 Hz, the latency is said to be only 27 ms, and in 1080p gaming at 240 Hz even only 15 milliseconds.
105 inches from 30 centimeters
Rich colors according to the Rec.709 color scheme and high brightness even in daylight and sunlight are also offered. Thanks to a geometric correction with 32 individual points, the image can be adjusted to any wall or surface. There is also a horizontal and vertical keystone corrector, as well as Four Corner Adjustment for uniform images.
As an ultra-short throw projector, the Optoma L1 allows you to project a 105-inch (85-inch minimum) image in 4K resolution from less than 30 inches away. It is 3D compatible and offers an integrated 15-watt speaker. In addition, the L1 is HDR10 compatible.
On the connection side, there are a full three HDMI 2.0 ports, one 3.5mm jack, one USB-A for power, one S/PDIF and one micro-USB to choose from. It also relies on an eco-friendly, sustainable design and is made of 50 percent recycled PCR plastic, while the packaging is said to be up to 99 percent recyclable.
Price and availability
However, the manufacturer does not provide any details on the price and availability of the Optoma L1 ultra-short throw projector. At least the official product website provides some additional details, though.