Ultra Short Throw Projectors – UST

For those not familiar UST stand for Ultra Short Throw:  These projectors typically sit 4-8 inches back from the screen, thus the “ultra short throw”.

Those UST projectors used for business and education are typically wall mounted above the screen, while those used at home will sit on a table or credenza just below the screen. Recently the vast majority of these were being used in classrooms, while others end up in high-end corporate boardrooms and the like. The key benefits are light from the projector does not blind the educator or business presenter. Also, installing screen and projector on one wall saves money compared to a ceiling installation.

In the home, UST projectors offer the advantage of being in front of the viewer, people cannot walk through the picture and it is an optimal position for gamers, and also projectors with built in speakers put the sound right in front of the viewer/listener.

In the past 2 or 3 years, we’ve started to see Ultra Short Throw projectors enter the home space.  Approximately 2 years ago HiSense introduced a projector system they called their Laser TV which even included a 100″ screen in the package.  Now however, a number of companies have announced Ultra Short Throw projectors for home entertainment and home theater.  A significant number of home oriented UST projectors are coming from brands including LG, (the HU85LA just reviewed) as well as projectors from Optoma, VAVA and more. Epson launched their first home UST projector a couple of years ago – but not 4K capable. Many of those announced for this first big wave will be very popular in 2020 and beyond.

The UST projector revolution is upon us!!!

 

REVIEWS

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Maxell MP-TW4011 Ultra Short Throw Interactive Laser Projector Review Maxell MP-TW4011 Ultra Short Throw Interactive Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: September 27, 2019
  • MSRP:$4,239
  • Technology: 3LCD
LG HU85LA CineBeam ThinQ 4K Projector Review – UST Design Brings Quality Home Theater To Your Living Room LG HU85LA CineBeam ThinQ 4K Projector Review – UST Design Brings Quality Home Theater To Your Living Room
  • Review Date: August 13, 2019
  • MSRP:5999
  • Technology: DLP
LG CineBeam HU85LA First Look Review – 4K UHD and Ultra Short Throw LG CineBeam HU85LA First Look Review – 4K UHD and Ultra Short Throw
  • Review Date: June 13, 2019
  • MSRP:N/A
  • Technology: DLP
The Optoma P1 4K UHD Laser Projector – Is this The Game Changer… The Optoma P1 4K UHD Laser Projector – Is this The Game Changer…
  • Review Date: May 31, 2019
  • MSRP:
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Optoma EH330UST Business/Education Projector Review Optoma EH330UST Business/Education Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 26, 2019
  • MSRP:$1599
  • Technology: DLP
Epson PowerLite 675W Ultra Short Throw Classroom Projector Review Epson PowerLite 675W Ultra Short Throw Classroom Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 23, 2018
  • MSRP:$1190
  • Technology: 3LCD
Dell S718QL – A 4K UHD, Ultra Short Throw, Laser Projector Review Dell S718QL – A 4K UHD, Ultra Short Throw, Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 13, 2018
  • MSRP:$5999
  • Technology: DLP (1)
Epson BrightLink 710Ui Interactive Laser Projector Review Epson BrightLink 710Ui Interactive Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 1, 2018
  • MSRP:$3,499
  • Technology: 3LCD
ViewSonic PS750W Interactive Education Projector Review ViewSonic PS750W Interactive Education Projector Review
  • Review Date: January 12, 2018
  • MSRP:$1,629
  • Technology: DLP
Epson Home Cinema LS100 Laser Projector Review Epson Home Cinema LS100 Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: November 9, 2017
  • MSRP:$2999
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson BrightLink 696Ui Projector Review Epson BrightLink 696Ui Projector Review
  • Review Date: July 27, 2017
  • MSRP:2,799
  • Technology: 3LCD
Ricoh PJ WXL4540 Ultra Short Throw Projector Review Ricoh PJ WXL4540 Ultra Short Throw Projector Review
  • Review Date: July 9, 2017
  • MSRP:$2279
  • Technology: DLP
Optoma ZW300UST Projector Review Optoma ZW300UST Projector Review
  • Review Date: June 20, 2017
  • MSRP:$3399
  • Technology: DLP

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