The Mitsubishi stacks up quite well with a recently reviewed short throw projector, the Optoma ZX210ST. Compared to the Optoma, the Mitsubishi WD380U-EST has very similar price and performance, with an advantage in a shorter throw. On the plus side, the Mitsubishi has greater brightness and better color in the brightest mode, as well as full color management that allows for greater control over the color palette. Conversely, the Optoma’s LED/Laser light source never needs replacing and it has more flexibility in its presentation options. If you need greater brightness, the WD380U-EST would probably be your choice. If minimal maintenance and presentation flexibility are your priorities, then look to the Optoma.