Prolific projector maker Optoma has unveiled a new laser ultra-short throw home machine.

The maker says gamers, TV and sports fans and movie buffs can get a 100in diagonal image from just 30cm away with its new laser ultra-short throw home entertainment projector, the HZ40UST.

With laser technology and bright 4000 lumens, this full HD 1080p is probably not going to be your first choice for a dedicated room, but could deliver some useful abilities in a media room environment, den or kids play area, with its low latency, gamers of all ages should be happy.

Simple to set up close to the screen or wall, the HZ40UST can project imagery without any shadows or cables running across the room.

Kishan Mistry, senior product manager at Optoma EMEA, says, “High definition coupled with laser technology delivers a truly spectacular big screen experience.

“With the unrivalled set-up convenience, the HZ40UST creates an exceptional 100in full HD display that can be installed, tidied away after use or easily taken around to friends for a film night.”

The HZ40UST’s small chassis and white colour means it should fit with a variety of environments. It comes equipped with a built-in speaker that delivers 10W audio, but it does have an audio output connector for connection to external sound systems.

The HZ40UST’s connectivity includes two HDMI and two VGA inputs delivering connection to games consoles, Blu-ray players or digital television set top boxes simultaneously.

The unit can also be turned into a smart projector by connecting an HDMI dongle like the Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire or Apple TV to play games, stream videos and share photos on the big screen at home.

The HZ40UST displays true 3D content from almost any 3D source, including 3D Blu-ray players, 3D broadcasting and the latest generation games consoles.

For maximum contrast and brightness, it can be used with Optoma’s 100in ambient light rejecting ALR100 screen.

HZ40UST key features

  • Laser 1080p ultra short throw projector
  • Super-sized 100-inch images with the projector placed 30cm away from the wall
  • Lights on viewing with bright 4000 lumens
  • Amazing colour – accurate Rec.709 colours
  • Easy set-up – 2x HDMI
  • Quality sound from integrated 10W speaker