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Optoma CinemaX P2 Review

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This projector boasts impressive image quality and brightness. Read our 4K vs 1080p projector piece for a lower-resolution projector. Unfortunately, its low 69.75ms lag time is not ideal for gaming and shows rainbow artifacts.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Optoma CinemaX P2 is a top-end projector released in late 2020. The 4K UHD projector boasts a remarkable 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a noise output of only 24 dB. These features give some of the best projectors on the market a run for their money.

The Cinemax P2 can project images up to 120 inches in size from a throw distance of up to half a meter, which translates to a throw ratio of 0.25:1.and supports HDR10+ and HLG content playback, giving it a slight edge over alternatives such as the BenQ TK700STI. However, it misses out on a motorized vertical and horizontal lens shift, which you’ll find with the Epson Home Cinema LS11000.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Optoma CinemaX P2 is a high-end 4K UHD DLP home projector with impressive picture clarity courtesy of its HDR10+ and HLG support. It also has a super long 30,000-hour lamp life. However, despite having three different HDMI ports, gamers might not appreciate its 69.75ms lag time, which is detrimental during fast-action gaming. Noise output is pretty low at 24 dB, and the projector also allows for both vertical and horizontal digital keystone correction. Additionally, with a 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, the projector delivers impressive shadow detail, especially in a dark room.

The Cinemax P2 offers a good 3000-lumen brightness rating, which gets bright enough for content to stay clear and detailed in a dark room, or fight ambient light in a fairly bright room. The projector also boasts an SDR brightness rating of 2,864 nits and an HDR brightness rating of 1,990 nits, but its color accuracy is fairly average, covering 79% of the DCI P3 color scale and earning it a top 40% ranking compared to other alternatives in our certified, tested list.

Reason to Buy

  • Impressive brightness output
    • The Optima CinemaX P2 home cinema projector boasts an impressive 1990-lumen brightness rating for HDR content and 2,488-lumen brightness for SDR content.

    • Its SDR brightness rating places it in the top 30% of projectors on our certified, tested list. This is bright enough to maintain sharp details when viewing movies in a dark or moderately bright setting.

  • High image quality
    • The Optoma CinemaX P2 offers a bright, clear 4K-resolution image, courtesy of its 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, as well as support for HDR10+ and HLG content.

Reason to Avoid

  • High input lag
    • The Optoma CinemaX P2 has a fairly high input lag of 69.75ms, which is problematic for gamers as it causes delays in responses.

  • Prone to rainbow artifacts
    • As a projector that uses 1-chip DLP technology, the CinemaX P2 is prone to rainbow artifacts.

Optoma CinemaX P2 Specs

3D Ready3D ReadyYes
Aspect RatioAspect Ratio16:9
BrightnessBrightness3000 lumens
Contrast RatioContrast Ratio2,000,000:1
DepthDepth14.96"
Digital KeystoneDigital KeystoneYes
Display TechnologyDisplay TechnologyDLP
HDMI TypeHDMI Type2.0
HDRHDRYes
HeightHeight5.11"
Integrated SpeakersIntegrated SpeakersYes
Light SourceLight SourceLaser
Light Source LifeLight Source Life30,000 hrs
Max DistanceMax Distance17"
Max Screen SizeMax Screen Size120"
Min DistanceMin Distance6"
Min Screen SizeMin Screen Size85"
Noise LevelNoise Level26 dB
PortablePortableNo
Refresh Rate60 Hz
ResolutionResolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Smart FunctionalitySmart FunctionalityAmazon Alexa, Android TV, Google Assistant
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a
TV TunerTV TunerNo
ThrowTypeThrowTypeUltra Short Throw Technology
Video InputsVideo InputsEthernet, HDMI 2.0, USB
WeightWeight24.25 lbs
WidthWidth22"

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Market Context

The Optoma CinemaX P2 is a top-end projector released in late 2020. The 4K UHD projector boasts a remarkable 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a…

The Optoma CinemaX P2 is a top-end projector released in late 2020. The 4K UHD projector boasts a remarkable 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a noise output of only 24 dB. These features give some of the best projectors on the market a run for their money.

The Cinemax P2 can project images up to 120 inches in size from a throw distance of up to half a meter, which translates to a throw ratio of 0.25:1.and supports HDR10+ and HLG content playback, giving it a slight edge over alternatives such as the BenQ TK700STI. However, it misses out on a motorized vertical and horizontal lens shift, which you’ll find with the Epson Home Cinema LS11000.

The Optoma CinemaX P2 has HDR support for higher resolution images, making it slightly better than the Optoma Cinemax D2, which does not. The CinemaX…

The Optoma CinemaX P2 has HDR support for higher resolution images, making it slightly better than the Optoma Cinemax D2, which does not. The CinemaX P2 also offers better wireless and wired connectivity than the D2 because of its WiFi and Bluetooth support and its inclusion of three USB ports instead of only one of the D2. However, users will have to pay a lot more for the Cinemax P2 for all these extra advantages.

The Optoma Cinemax P2 has a significantly longer lamp life compared to the BenQ TK700STi, as well as a higher static contrast ratio. The P2…

The Optoma Cinemax P2 has a significantly longer lamp life compared to the BenQ TK700STi, as well as a higher static contrast ratio. The P2 is the quieter pick between the two, and its port selection is also better than that of the BenQ, but the BenQ allows for much easier lens adjustment than the P2.

The Optoma Cinemax P2 isn’t as easy to adjust as the Epson Home Cinema LS1100. The Epson projector is also slightly quieter and has a…

The Optoma Cinemax P2 isn’t as easy to adjust as the Epson Home Cinema LS1100. The Epson projector is also slightly quieter and has a much bigger projection size. The two are in the same price category, but the Epson projector is the somewhat more expensive pick. The Cinemax P2 is also a DLP projector, but if you’re not sure about how well it compares to LCD projectors, then maybe our DLP vs LED projector will help.

3D Ready

Yes

Yes

No

Aspect Ratio

16:9

16:9

16:9

Brightness

3000 lumens

3000 lumens

2500 lumens

Contrast Ratio

2,000,000:1

10,000:1

1,200:000:1

Depth

14.96"

9.70"

17.6"

Digital Keystone

Yes

Yes

Yes

Display Technology

DLP

DLP

3LCD

HDMI Type

2.0

HDMI 2.1

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