Optoma ZU650

Spectacular image quality, low maintenance and ultimate reliability
  • Lamp-less laser-phosphor light source – long lifetime, low maintenance, constant brightness, great colour
  • Bright detailed images – 6000 lumens, WUXGA resolution, high contrast
  • Installation flexibility – 5x motorised lens options, lens shift, 360˚ and portrait mode operation
  • Unobtrusive – compact, lightweight and quiet
  • HDBaseT™ – for simplified installation
  • Exemplary service – a huge range of service centres across Europe and extensive warranty and servicing packages

The Optoma ProScene ZU650 laser-phosphor projector provides up to an astonishing 20,000 hours of impressive, virtually maintenance free operation. This technology eliminates the need for lamp and filter replacements for an even lower total cost of ownership.

Designed for meeting rooms, boardrooms, auditoriums, museums and other large venues, the laser-phosphor light source delivers great colours and more consistent brightness, along with high resolution and contrast for stunning quality images. It is also ultra-quiet making the ZU650 an ideal companion for quieter environments, smaller rooms or those with lower ceilings.

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Image quality

Superb image quality is at the heart of every ProScene product design. At every step, commencing with the incredibly reliable, high resolution WUXGA DLP® chip, where the image is initially created, via the laser phosphor light source, through to the precision optics to focus the image on screen, accuracy and integrity of the image are paramount.

ProScene chose DLP® technology for its image quality and unmatched reliability. The reflective nature of DLP® micro-mirror technology provides highly efficient bright images with great contrast whilst maintaining precise colour accuracy and natural, real-world colour reproduction. For demanding professional applications, the proven reliability of DLP® technology makes it the obvious choice.

Better than full HD resolution

Where detail really matters, the full WUXGA (1920x 1200) resolution offers 15% more pixels than 1080p and 60% more than SXGA+. This enables unscaled full HD video and extra detail. Time code information can be displayed onscreen at the same time, perfect for soundtrack recording and video editing where precise timing can be critical.

Precision optics

High quality glass optical elements maintain optimum sharpness and focus uniformity over the entire image. The ProScene insistence on uncompromising optical quality ensures extremely low colour flare and chromatic aberration resulting in a crystal clear, high contrast image.


All ProScene projectors are designed for continuous 24/7 operation. Only the most reliable, industry proven components are used to ensure superior reliability. This hard-earned “capability” has been meticulously developed over a decade of designing and supporting millions of projectors the world over. The dust-sealed, filter-free design prevents dust and dirt from affecting the system – ensuring optimal image quality with minimal maintenance. ProScene customers can therefore be confident that, as one of the most reliable projector brands in the industry today, Optoma has a reputation for service excellence that is well deserved.

Constant brightness

Some installation applications such as control rooms, simulations and museum exhibits do not require the full brightness of the ZU650. In this case lowering the brightness can extend the laser-phosphor light source life span and “constant brightness” modes can be enabled to keep the brightness more consistent for longer without the need for costly lamp changes.

Enhanced color gamut

The laser-phosphor light source provides benefits such as a sealed mercury free optical design to prevent dust entering the projector, minimal warm-up and cool-down time, and long life light source operation of up to 20,000 hours with minimal maintenance.

DLP® technology

DLP® technology from Texas Instruments® is widely recognised and acclaimed for its unmatched reliability and long lasting image performance. When combined with high brightness and native contrast ratios, it becomes the obvious choice for demanding applications. Independent testing has proven DLP® to be the most reliable of projector technologies. Whilst other technologies may show image quality decline after only a few thousand hours, DLP® technology can remain unchanged over hundreds of thousands of hours.


To help meet the seemingly limitless challenges of ProAV installations the ZU650 provides 5 lens options with motorized zoom and focus to ensure you can get the image size you require. Motorized lens shift helps you get the image exactly where you want it.

There are 5 optional lenses, all of which can be easily adjusted via motorized lens-shift, zoom and focus.

360° and portrait projection capability

Images can be projected over a full 360° range along the vertical axis, including reproduction on a ceiling or floor. The projector can also be placed in portrait mode for applications such as digital signage or for tall thin projection areas.

Quick start-up and shutdown

The ZU650 features quick start-up and shutdown and reaches full brightness quickly. To maximise energy saving it also includes a ‘pause projection’ feature where the light source can be completely shut off. Unlike conventional lamp based projectors, the laser-phosphor light source requires minimal cool-down time.


In situations where only absolute darkness is good enough, the ZU650 has an ExtremeBlack mode to provide total blackout. Perfect for scene changes during live performances where traditionally a mechanical shutter would be used.

Color matching

The ZU650 has a color matching system, which combined with accurate measurements can create seamless blends every time.

Edge blending controls

No two projectors are completely identical. When performing complex, or even simple edge-blend projects using multiple projectors, it can be difficult to achieve good results if the images do not match. The ZU650 incorporates the following features to ensure high quality and consistent results:

Brightness matching

The brightness of a projector will vary throughout its life. To correctly match multiple units, the ZU650 has multiple light source power options to achieve the correct matched brightness level.


HDBaseT simplifies cabling requirements and reduces installation complexity saving both time and reducing costs.

Projector security

The ZU650 features both a Kensington lock and security bar for enhanced theft prevention

Custom ID colors

The ZU650 is available in black as standard.

System integration control

Multiple ZU650 can be monitored over LAN and also provide the user with an email message alert in case an error occurs or a light source fails or needs to be replaced, using Crestron RoomView. While the web browser interface and full support for Extron’s IP Link, AMX dynamic device discovery and PJ-Link protocols, allow almost all aspects of the ZU650 to be controlled across a network, keeping you in control, wherever you are.

Ultimate control

Cut up to 30% from your energy bills using 24-hour automated power scheduling to ensure that projectors power off when not in use.

Help alert

Real-time interactive help desk requests are sorted to come to the top. The help desk then has the ability to respond with an automatic message or instant message the room with exact procedures.

Display power

Check on/off status of display power and system power. View a bar graph to monitor the percentage of available projector light source usage and set an alert to notify the services department when maintenance is needed.

Display usage

A visual indication of light source or service interval status.

Schedule event

RoomView Express makes scheduling of recurring or one time events easy. Setting RoomView to automatically power down at midnight throughout the week can save valuable light source life and ensure security inside the facility.
Selected view by rooms, attributes or contacts

RoomView Express gives you the ability to simultaneously view more than 250 rooms from a single screen. Customise RoomView to view by room name, locations and group.

Event log

Automatically generates log files, reports and charts to analyze ROI and budget allocation. Track device usage, call statistics and user history.

Display Technology DLP™ Technology by Texas Instruments, 0.67” WUXGA, DC3,Type A chip
Resolution WUXGA 1920 x 1200
Brightness 6000 center lumens (5500 ANSI lumens)
Contrast Ratio 2,000,000:1 ExtremeBlack enabled (2000:1 full on/off)
ANSI Contrast 250:1
Lamp Life2 Bright 20000 (hrs)
Lens Options A15-0.75-0.95
A13- 2.90-5.50
Throw Ratio 3 0.75 ~ 5.50 “lens dependent”
Zoom Type Motorized
Lens Shift Motorized lens shift, focus and zoom horizontal: +/-15% (typical; tolerance +/-4%) vertical: +/-50% (typical; tolerance +/-4%)
I/O Connectors 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI-D, HDBaseT, Component Video, 1 x VGA, VGA Out, RJ45, RS232, wired remote in, wired remote out, USB A
Weight 18Kg
Dimensions (W x H x D) 484 x 509 x 185mm without lens
Aspect Ratio 16:10 native, 16:9/4:3 compatible
Projection Screen Size Dependent upon lens
Projection Distance Dependent upon lens
Projection Lens 5 x lens options “no lens supplied as standard”
Uniformity 85% (center)
Maximum Resolution Native WUXGA (1920 x 1200)
Computer Compatibility WUXGA, HD, UXGA, WXGA, SXGA+, SXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA Resized, VESA, PC and Macintosh Compatible
Video Compatibility PAL (625/576i/p), SECAM, NTSC (525/480i/p), HDTV (720p, 1080i/1080p)
Horizontal Scan Rate 15kHz to 100kHz
Vertical Scan Rate 25Hz to 85Hz
Displayable Colors 16.7 million
Noise Level (Eco mode) 33dB
Power Supply 100 – 240V AC @ 50 – 60Hz
Power Consumption 560W+/-20%@ 110VAC in normal brightness mode
Lamp Type Laser Phosphor
Operating Temperature for 0 ~ 2500 ft, 41°F-104°F
for 2500 ~ 5000 ft, 41°F-95°F
for 5000 ~ 10000 ft, 41°F-86°F
Security 4-digit PIN code, Kensington lock port, security bar
On Screen Display 18 languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch, Russian, Finnish, Swedish,Greek, Norwegian/Danish, Hungarian, Czech
Remote Control Infra-red remote control, wired connection
Standard Accessories VGA cable, AC power cord, Infra-red remote control, 2 x batteries, user manual CD, quick start card, WEEE card, warranty card
Optional Wireless Yes
360’ Operation Yes
Portrait Mode Yes
Warranty 3 Years
Conformances CE, TUV-GS, CB
Features 5 x optional Lens, motorized full lens shift, Crestron RoomView®, PJ-Link, 360° operation
Warranty 3 year or 20,000 hour light source warranty (whichever comes first), 3-year Optoma Express advance exchange warranty on the projector.

3 year or 20,000 hour light source warranty (whichever comes first), 3-year Optoma Express advance exchange warranty on the projector.