The new Optoma ZH507 1080p single-chip DLP laser projector is now available. It is intended to take the position of the ZH506, which was retired in July 2022. The ZH507 sports an upgraded DuraCore laser phosphor light engine with a brightness rating of 5,500 lumens (up from 5,000), a contrast ratio of 300,000:1, and a lifespan of up to 30,000 hours (an additional 10,000 hours over the ZH506). The optical engine has an IP6X rating, which indicates that there is no dust entry.
The projector can produce images with a diagonal dimension of 20.2 to 320.4 inches. The projector’s 1.6x zoom and throw ratio of 1.4:1-2.24:1 allows for versatile placement. The projector can be positioned anywhere between 10.16 and 16.25 feet from the screen for a 100-inch diagonal image. (Use the Optoma ZH507 ProjectorCentral Throw Distance Calculator for complete distance measurements.) The lens can adjust for horizontal and vertical digital keystone shifts of up to 30 degrees and a +16% vertical optical shift. The ZH507 projector has auto keystone and can be positioned in any direction due to its laser light engine, making it excellent for installations with unusual or complicated layouts.
With the ZH507, technicians have access to the Optoma Management Suite (OMS), which allows them to improve performance, send out emergency messages across all supported displays on the network, and remotely monitor the projector.
One VGA, two 3.5mm audio out, one 3.5mm mic in, two HDMI connectors (one HDMI 2.0 and one HDMI 1.4a that supports 3D), and composite video are also available. Control systems like Crestron, Extron, AMX, PJ-Link, and Telnet can all be used with an RS232 port.
The Optoma ZH507 laser projector is now offered for $2,349 on the open market.