The Full HD projector from Optoma can beam images from as little as 30 cm

<pre><pre>The Full HD projector from Optoma can beam images from as little as 30 cm

AV specialist Optoma has unveiled the latest in capable home cinema projectors, the HD31UST.

An upgrade of the Optoma GT5000 + from 2017, the new projector has a smaller form factor, but is full of even more brighter 3,400 lumens – with the same 100-inch max display, Full HD 1080p resolution and ability to stream true 3D content from compatible broadcasts or Blu-ray players.

The HD31UST is also capable of vertical and horizontal keystone – automatic angle correction to maintain a consistently formed image – along with & # 39; quadrilateral geometric adjustment & # 39 ;. The ultra-short projection distance also makes it much easier to place a projector at your home – after all, the trend is towards smaller living spaces.

The built-in amplifier offers a suitable 16 W audio power – similar to a standard TV – although anyone who invests in a serious home projector such as this one wants to match an external speaker to the audio front.

Pricing and release have not been confirmed, but we expect this to cost around £ 1,080 / $ 1,080 / AU $ 1,500 of the GT5000 + with comparable specifications.

No place like home

Although many modern houses have proved suitable for destroying a traditional television set-up, the growth of HD streaming content on, for example, Netflix, YouTube or iPlayer has only increased the appeal of high-resolution screens.

A home projector avoids the need for a bulky TV set and is usually more portable to switch between rooms – even if you need a suitable wall to project to.

The HD21UST should also limit the number of wires you follow, with the ability to wirelessly connect to a set-top box, AV receiver or game console – or plug into a USB dongle such as the Google Chromecast or Amazon Fire Stick access get to streaming content that way. And if wireless is not your thing, there are two HDMI and VGA inputs for those who want to use these reliable cables.