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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HISENSE 100L5F LASER TV REVIEW

HISENSE 100L5F LASER TV REVIEW

  • Review Date: November 14, 2020
  • MSRP:$3,999
  • Technology: DLP

Hisense 100L10E Laser TV Review

Hisense 100L10E Laser TV Review

  • Review Date: August 20, 2020
  • MSRP:$6,999
  • Technology: DLP

Epson BrightLink 735Fi, PowerLite 750F, and PowerLite L200SW Education Projectors: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

Epson BrightLink 735Fi, PowerLite 750F, and PowerLite L200SW Education Projectors: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

  • Review Date: July 27, 2020
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VividStorm 120” Projector Screen Review:  An Ambient Light Rejecting, Motorized Floor Screen  For Laser TVs and UST Projectors

VividStorm 120” Projector Screen Review: An Ambient Light Rejecting, Motorized Floor Screen For Laser TVs and UST Projectors

  • Review Date: July 6, 2020
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VAVA’s Laser TV Delivers An Affordable 4K Viewing Experience For Your Home: Whether in your Theater, Living Room, or Family Room, Immerse Your Family With the Wow Factor of a Movie Theater

VAVA’s Laser TV Delivers An Affordable 4K Viewing Experience For Your Home: Whether in your Theater, Living Room, or Family Room, Immerse Your Family With the Wow Factor of a Movie Theater

  • Review Date: July 1, 2020
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Optoma CinemaX P1 Laser TV Review: A Smart, 4K UHD Projector For The Really Big Screen Experience

Optoma CinemaX P1 Laser TV Review: A Smart, 4K UHD Projector For The Really Big Screen Experience

  • Review Date: June 5, 2020
  • MSRP:$6649
  • Technology: DLP

VAVA Laser TV Review:  2500 Lumens of 4K UHD Ultra Short Throw Projector For The Whole Family

VAVA Laser TV Review: 2500 Lumens of 4K UHD Ultra Short Throw Projector For The Whole Family

  • Review Date: December 2, 2019
  • MSRP:$2,799.99
  • Technology: DLP

2019 Holiday Guide To Five Great Home Theater Projectors Over $2000

2019 Holiday Guide To Five Great Home Theater Projectors Over $2000

  • Review Date: November 22, 2019
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Casio Laser/LED Projectors Simply Provide a Better Value Proposition Than The Competition

Casio Laser/LED Projectors Simply Provide a Better Value Proposition Than The Competition

  • Review Date: October 2, 2019
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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
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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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