Optoma CinemaX P1 Ultra-Short Throw Projector
- CinemaX P1
- CinemaX P1
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Easy, Mobile, Bright Gaming Projector!!
Great option for gaming at a satellite location. Great Soundbar, BUILT-IN!!
- 3,000 lumens laser light source with 1,500,000:1 contrast ratio
- 4K UHD HDR with high-performance glass lens
- NuForce Dolby Digital 2.0 audio with 2 full range aluminum drivers and 2 woofers
- SmartFIT companion app with auto geometry correction system for Android and iOS
- Smart+ technology with Alexa, Google Actions and IFTTT integration, and InfoWall
- Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus passthrough via HDMI ARC or optical S/PDIF
- Throw Distance Calculator
All-in-one home entertainment system. Just find a flat wall, plug-in, and PLAY!!!
Bring the cinematic experience home with the 3,000 lumens, ultra short throw, Optoma CinemaX P1 Smart 4K UHD Laser Cinema projector. The space-saving design, high-performance glass lens and SmartFIT auto geometry correction system ensure easy place and play setup for an instant huge screen experience anywhere.
Wide color gamut and HDR support with a 1,500,000:1 contrast ratio provides stunning color accuracy, brighter whites and deeper black levels. An integrated Dolby Digital 2.0 soundbar with two full range aluminum drivers, two woofers, ported, isolated chambers and 40 watts of power, engineered by NuForce, delivers crisp details with superior dialogue clarity.
Smart+ technology enable Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT support for easy integration into your smart home while InfoWall provides a personalized, configurable information display. An Android OS with smart TV apps and Optoma Marketplace deliver USB media playback compatibility, Internet streaming services and downloadable apps.
The Optoma P1 Projector delivers a razor-sharp 3,000 lumen, 8.3-million-pixel image on screen, allowing viewers to project up to a 120-inch image with four times the details than a Full HD display from just inches away. HDR10 (High Dynamic Range) and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) compatibility guarantee life-like color performance, with bright whites and deep blacks.
Pure glass optics, a laser light source, HDR compatibility. PureMotion image processing and NuForce premium sound come together in a sleek form factor to produce an instant cinematic experience anywhere.
By smoothly adjusting light output to create a stunningly high contrast ratio, bright scenes appear crisp and clear, while dark scenes remain detailed with deeper black levels.
- 4K UHD
- 3000 ANSI Lumens
- Alexa Smart and Custom Skill, Google actions, IFTTT and SmartFIT automatic geometry connection
- 3x HDMI, RJ-45, Audio OUT, S/PDIF, 3x USB 2.0, AC in, HDMI-ARC (port 1)
Aesthetics - The projector itself is the only UST 4K HDR projector I found where the design got as much attention as the features; it’s a big device, but it’s gorgeous as these things go. And not just because all of the other UST’s I looked at were white for some reason; the P1’s sleek lines, fabric speaker cover and all black design were easy wins. The fan is not silent, and it gets louder when the processor is working harder (i.e. it amps up when going from 1080p to 4K HDR) but it’s still quiet enough to be undetectable when there’s literally any other noise source (including the PS4’s fans when it’s outputting 4K HDR).
Setup – Setup is easy out of the box: Put it as close to the wall for the screen size you want and make adjustments as needed. It comes with cards that show you how far away to place the console based on what size you want; good reference, but not as helpful in practice. I played around with geometry correction, but as I am going to be playing games on this, I turned it off to reduce input lag. That’s also why I have turned PureMotion off (though I would have anyways because of Soap Opera Effect) and I haven’t even downloaded SmartFIT app. If you’re not going to be playing video games on this, both geometry correction and SmartFIT would make setup even easier. Keep PureMotion off though.
I set up the projector like so, and the image pretty much perfectly in the screen with no distortion or digital correction:
-Placed the projector on the TV stand, powered it on, and moved it until the image was the desired size on the wall, as level as possible, and in approximately the right location.
-Marked the upper corners of the image with a pencil.
-Hung frame so that corners were lined up as closely as possible to markings.
-Moved TV stand back by same 1” distance screen juts out from wall, angled it so it looked good in room.
-Made micro adjustments to projector’s angle, leg position, leg height, etc (this took almost 30 minutes on the floor making 1mm adjustments; frustrating but super worth it.)
Image Quality *Note: paired with Elite Screens Aeon Series CLR 100” screen* – Big, bright beautiful picture, especially at night / in darkness. Image can’t match the black levels of an OLED, but it looks as good as any LCD or LED TV, and the image is completely smooth with no vertical banding, unlike my OLED. There are some adjustments you’ll need to make right on each display mode on each input: turn Dynamic Black off and leave that setting on Power 100%, (going lower changes the color temperature for some reason), crank up the color and contrast to double digits at least (my color is 35 out of 50, contrast is 23), turn off Brilliant Color (or whatever it’s called) in the Color Settings, and change the white balance to Neutral. Then play with the brightness to combat the washed-out look.
4K HDR sources look amazing, especially video games. I’ve played God of War and Overwatch on it, watched Endgame, IT Part 2, and Into the Spider-verse to test the HDR, and they all look great. It’s bright and colorful enough that anyone who sees it assumes it’s a large TV at first. Thanks to zero digital image adjustments, I don’t notice any input lag with console gaming at all; I’ve played Overwatch, Borderlands 3, and Witcher 3 on it, and I don’t notice any difference from playing on a TV. (I HAVE noticed a good amount of input lag if you turn PureMotion on; makes gaming very sluggish).
Sound – Sound is good for being just the one source; simulated surround sound works, but you’ll definitely notice the lack of subwoofer. I have a receiver with 5.1 surround so I’m not using speaker; I would have happily gone with a speaker-less version if available.
Smart Features – Very lacking; only YouTube is 4K HDR, the rest are 480p. USB media player is OK, but the interface is not great and it doesn’t decode or passthrough HD audio. Alexa works fine: I can turn it on and off and switch inputs, which is great, but I can’t get it to change display modes or brightness yet. Still tweaking, and could be fixed with an update.
-100” image when placed 12” from wall; bottom of screen is 14” above TV stand surface
-Good looking unit, which is good because it becomes the centerpiece of your TV stand
-Bright, crisp, and colorful 4K HDR; great black levels and contrast with HDR content
-Games and movies look amazing; HDR games look as good as an OLED.
-I didn’t notice any input lag after turning off SmartFIT and PureMotion (which should be off anyways, soap opera effect is terrible)
-Remote is metal and feels good in the hand.
-InfoWall is fun… kind of… I can’t imagine using it regularly.
-I could not get HD Audio from the USB Media Playback; neither DD+ nor DTS-HD were sent to my receiver via the ARC connection.
-Especially because of the above, I didn’t need the speakers to be as good as they are; not sure how much cost, weight and bulk it adds, but I’m guessing some.
-There is slight pixel overspray: where the sharp line of the image ends, there’s .5”-1” of softer light around the edges. I solved this easily by ‘thickening’ the borders of my screen with felt tape. I have never seen this in a projector before, but would assume it’s due to the extreme angle of projection.
-Would love it if I could turn off the Power On video and chime.
-Can’t get Alexa to change display modes or brightness yet.
-Smart Apps not worth it; will need FireStick, ChromeCast, NVIDIA Shield TV (my choice), etc.
It's the first one I've bought and have to say, I couldn't be happier. I will admit that it's quite larger - much larger than anticipated but it's so beautiful I don't mind.
I can't say enough good things about it.
If you're contemplating a short throw one, this is it.
Received my P1 on Dec 27 - Protech did NOT overcharge like almost everyone else did because of demand. It was easier to setup than a normal flat screen since it's not as unwieldy. I was expecting the unit to be larger than I expected based on some reviews, but it was actually smaller. Build, fit and finish look great! Environment - basement with 2 escape windows coming off the right about 8 feet from the edge of the screen. Four flood lights in the ceiling. Screen - beige drywall for now. Projector placed for 120 inch display (used the box it came in on as a table with the far end of the box 30 inches away from the wall). The projector is uncalibrated. It came with the picture set to Game, but I think I prefer Cinema. Picture With Lights On - it is slightly washed out but still good under bright flood lights. My holiday guests watched Netflix all day with the lights on and never complained. I was surprised that no one noticed any color issues (me either) with it on the beige wall. I displayed it anywhere from 80 to 150 inches. I heard that Optoma doesn't recommend going over 120 inches, but honestly it still looked good - especially at dusk or with no or a few lights on. Picture With Lights Off - exceptional - fantastic even on beige dry wall. Everyone told me I didn't need to buy a screen. I feel like I'm at the movie theater - period. My XYScreens Pet Crystal ALR 120 inch screen came in Saturday, 28 Dec. I put it together the screen together the next day. I had half the picture on the screen and half the picture on the drywall to see the impact of the screen: Lights on - it's a remarkable improvement as the screen BLOCKS out the light from above. It's almost, but not as good as drywall at night (no light). You can watch this projector all day long in daylight with an ALR screen. Lights out - with the screen, the colors and blacks are much richer than the drywall (no surprise). If I were penny pinching then I would not get the screen in my setup since I primarily use the basement in the evening or at night. The screen also provides a more cinema-like setting. Without the screen, the rooms seems like it doesn't even have a tv in it. Features - I love the geometric correction - it is very easy to level out the picture from top to bottom and left to right. The need for the correction is more evident when you view menu screens in things like Netflix where things are aligned horizontally and vertically. I corrected the few variations in under 2 minutes without using the app. The variations were likely caused by my drywall which probably isn't flush. I read that some tvs/projectors have issues when switching from HDR to non-HDR content. I didn't notice this problem with the Optoma HDR setting at AUTO. Roku-The roku remote does turn on the Optoma and controls the volume since I have everything connected through HDMI ARC. That is a big plus. I haven't used the native apps because I have the Roku and know that apps on other devices aren't supported as well as the Roku. Bear in mind that I haven't perfomed any calibration or read the manual (I haven't found the need to). After reading projector reviews for a year I am extremely happy with the picture and features of the P1. This is my first projector and I love it. Next - need to find a stand for it to sit on or maybe even a low ceiling mount that would sit right in front of the wall. Then put up my screen. I never thought of using a ceiling mount for an UST, but I'm curious about how clean it could possibly look. Love it!