The Philips Screeneo U4 is a compact UST projector that retails for $669. It utilizes a single Texas Instruments (TI) DLP chip for its Full HD (1080p) displayed resolution. In addition, its 4LED light source is rated to deliver 400 ANSI lumens for up to 30,000 hours for many years of maintenance-free usage for a lower overall cost of ownership. According to Philips, their tuning of the Screeneo U4 reaches 108% of the Rec.709 color gamut.
The Screeneo U4’s integrated dual 15-watt speaker audio system means the projector does not need an external audio source. Simply select your Picture Preset and SoundPreset, and you’re all set to enjoy your favorite movies or music. The Screeneo U4’s dual Bluetooth audio functionality allows you to listen to your media audio on two different Bluetooth devices at once. In addition, the end-user can use two pairs of headphones at one time and independently control the volume of each headset.
If you need a UST projector to replace your TV in a high ambient light environment, well then, you may need to look elsewhere. The Screeneo U4’s claimed 400 ANSI lumens is not intended to fight through high amounts of ambient light. The Screeneo U4 is best suited for watching in a dark environment with an 80-inch or smaller projected image, precisely what Philips’ recommends for the Screeneo U4 UST projector. However, the Screeneo U4 is a good option if you want a compact and transportable UST projector. Especially with its good for its tiny size integrated audio system and dual Bluetooth 5.0 capabilities.
Suppose you’re a military member always on the move, a road warrior, an RVer (a recreational vehicle user), or a student living in an apartment or dormitory. In that case, this UST projector could definitely be for you. If you’re a homeowner, a parent, or anybody else who could use a compact UST for a quick movie night setup or an after-dark street party in the cul-de-sac, then the Screeneo U4 UST projector could also be for you.
Philips Screeneo U4 Pros
Compact and transportable
30,000-hour 4LED light source lifespan
Auto 4-point geometry (keystone) correction
Dedicated game mode
Dual Bluetooth 5.0
Integrated 2.1 sound system with dual 15-watt speakers
Philips Screeneo U4 Cons
Low ANSI lumens
Elevated black levels
Image edges tend to get out of focus once you go above an 80-inch image