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Ultra Short Throw Projectors

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!!!

Ultra Short Throw Projectors - UST Reviews

BenQ V5000i 4K RGB Laser TV Projector Review

January 20, 2024

The BenQ V5000i is a $3,499 smart ultra-short throw 4K projector with RGB triple laser source. Ideal for vibrant, bright viewing experiences.

NOMVDIC P2000UST-RGB Triple Laser UST Projector Review

November 13, 2023

The Nomadic P2000UST-RGB is a 4K Triple Laser projector with ALPD 4.0 laser light source, low input lag for gaming, and Harmon Kardon sound system. I

Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS650 Projector Review

November 11, 2023

The Epson EpiqVision LS650 is a 4K UST laser projector with Android TV, 3,600 ANSI lumens, and 10-bit HDR at $2,799 MSRP.

Hisense 100L5H 4K Laser TV Review

November 6, 2023

The Hisense L5H is a 4K Laser TV with Google TV, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos sound for a $3999.99 MSRP. Ideal TV replacement with high-gain screens and gaming features.

AWOL Vision LTV-3000 Pro 4K UST Projector Review

September 10, 2023

The AWOL Vision LTV-3000 Pro, which retails for $3,999, is a 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160p) ultra-short throw home theater projector.

Leica Cine 1 Tri-Color Laser TV Review

September 8, 2023

Leica Cine 1 is a 3000 Lumen 4K Tri Laser ultra-short throw projector. There are two versions of the Cine 1 available in the US, which have been optimized for either a 100" ($8,995 SRP) or 120" ($9,495 SRP) screen.

WEMAX Nova 4K Smart UST Projector Review

May 29, 2023

The WEMAX Nova, retailing for $2,699.00, is a smart 4K Ultra Short Throw (UST) laser projector featuring Advanced Laser Phosphor Display (ALPD) technology and 2,100 ANSI lumens.

Optoma CinemaX D2 Smart 4K DLP Ultra-Short Throw Projector Review

January 5, 2023

Optoma's newest addition to the CinemaX line of ultra-short throw projectors The Optoma CinemaX D2 Smart is a laser DLP powered, ultra-short throw (UST) 4K projector that retails for $2,699. Optoma has been in the projection industry since 2004 and tod ...

Hisense PX1 TriChroma Laser Cinema Review

December 1, 2022

Triple-Laser UST Built for Home Cinema The Hisense PX1 is a Tricolor laser-equipped smart ultra-short-throw projector with a brightness rated at 2,000 ANSI lumens priced at an MSRP of $3,299.  The PX1 is the little brother to the Hisense PX1-PRO. ...

Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS800 3LCD Laser Projector Review

November 25, 2022

The Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS800 is a 4,000-lumen 4K PRO-UHD ultra short throw home theater projector.

Philips Screeneo U4 Ultra-Short-Throw 4LED Projector Review

September 1, 2022

The Philips Screeneo U4 is compact with a contemporary look. The Philips Screeneo U4 is a compact 400 ANSI lumen Ultra-Short-Throw (UST) 4LED projector with integrated speakers and retails for $669. Dan Mamane, President of Screeneo Innovation SA, stat ...

Hisense L5G 4K Smart Laser TV Review

June 30, 2022

A great addition to the Hisense line of ultra-short-throw projectors The Hisense L5G is an X-Fusion laser-equipped, smart, ultra-short-throw projector with a brightness rated at 2,700 ANSI lumens that comes with a screen at $4,499 MSRP (120-inch) and $ ...

ViewSonic X2000B-4K Ultra Short Throw 4K Laser Projector Review

June 29, 2022

The ViewSonic X2000B-4K has a nice shape and modern design. The ViewSonic X2000B-4K is a 4K Ultra-Short Throw (UST) smart Laser Projector that retails for $3,098.99. The projector can deliver 2000 ANSI lumens of brightness and it includes a high-qualit ...

JMGO O1 PRO UST Smart LED Projector Review

April 13, 2022

The JMGO 01 PRO is an LED powered ultra-short-throw, Full HD (1,920 x 1,080p) projector selling for $1,699.99. JMGO, pronounced JM Go, is a Chinese company that current CEO Eric Hu founded. CEO Hu describes himself as an avid fan of cinema movies who j ...

Hisense PX1-PRO TriChroma Laser Cinema Review

March 10, 2022

Fifth Generation Hisense Ultra-Short-Throw Projector The Hisense PX1-PRO is a Tricolor laser-equipped smart ultra-short-throw projector with a brightness rated at 2,200 ANSI lumens which sells for $3,999 MSRP.  Hisense introduced the world's first ...

Samsung Premiere LSP9T Laser TV Review

February 14, 2022

The Premiere LSP9T is one of Samsung's first Laser TVs The Premiere LSP9T and its little brother, the Premiere LSP7T is Samsung's first 4K ultra-short-throw smart projectors. Each year Flat-panel TVs get bigger and bigger. For example, Samsung offers s ...

Hisense L9G TriChroma Laser TV 4K Review

November 2, 2021

Hisense TriChroma Laser TV 4K The Hisense L9G is a Tricolor laser-equipped smart ultra-short-throw projector with a brightness rated at 3,000 ANSI lumens. These types of projectors are commonly referred to as "Laser TVs". They are called Laser TV becau ...

XGIMI Aura 4K Ultra Short Throw Smart Laser Projector Review

October 28, 2021

The Aura is XGIMI’s First Ultra Short Throw Smart Laser Projector. We are taking a look at XGIMI’s new Aura 4K Ultra Short Throw (UST) Smart Laser Projector which retails for just $2499. The Aura is XGMI’s first UST projector. XGIMI made sure their fir ...

BenQ V7050i 4K Laser TV Projector Review

August 26, 2021

BenQ V7050i The BenQ V7050i is a 2500 lumen Laser TV that retails for $3499. Ultra-short throw, smart 4K laser projectors commonly referred to as "Laser TVs" have been growing in popularity. If like me, you have been waiting for BenQ to enter the Laser ...

OPTOMA CINEMAX P2 LASER TV REVIEW

July 15, 2021

Optoma CinemaX P2 ultra-short-throw smart 4K laser home theater projector also known as a laser TV review.

Elite Screens Aeon CLR® 3 Series Screen Review

March 14, 2021

Elite Screens is one of the major screen manufacturers in the industry. They make tons of different models for consumer, educational, and business applications. The Aeon CLR® 3 is a series of fixed frame, front projection screens, created specifically ...

Elite MosicGO 360 Portable Cinema System Review

December 15, 2020

The Elite Projector offers multiple MosicGO systems, which are a portable home theater system designed for outdoor and indoor entertainment.

Epson EpiqVision LS500 Laser TV Review

December 11, 2020

The Epson LS500 is a laser powered, 4000 lumen, 3LCD projector with an ultra short throw design, and it is bundled with either a 100” or 120” screen.

HISENSE 100L5F LASER TV REVIEW

November 14, 2020

The Hisense 1000L5F Laser TV is a 4K DLP Laser Ultra-Short Throw Smart projector. With a retail price of $3999, the new Hisense 100L5F is the most affordable Laser TV they have ever offered.

Hisense 100L10E Laser TV Review

August 20, 2020

The Hisense 100L10E Laser TV is a 4K DLP ultra-short throw smart laser projector which includes a 100" ALR Screen.

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

July 27, 2020

Epson recently announced a slew of new projectors aimed squarely at the education market, including two interactive BrightLink models and seven non-interactive models.

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

July 6, 2020

A quick review of VividStorm’s 120” motorized screen designed for ultra-short-throw projectors and laser TVs.

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

June 5, 2020

Optoma's hot new ultra short throw, 4K UHD laser TV.

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

December 2, 2019

The VAVA Laser TV LT002 is a 2500 ANSI lumens (manufacturer claimed) at well below the price point of many other ultra-short through projectors.

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

November 22, 2019

Welcome to our Holiday Guide To Five Great Home Theater Projectors Over $2000. Here’s your chance to learn about some awesome projectors and screens that will change the way you enjoy movies, HDTV, streaming and more! You’ll find the scoop on a number ...

Maxell MP-TW4011 Ultra Short Throw Interactive Laser Projector Review

September 27, 2019

The Maxell MP-TW4011 is an ultra short throw, 3LCD projector with WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution with a laser light engine.

The Optoma P1 4K UHD Laser Projector - Is this The Game Changer…

May 31, 2019

The Optoma P1 4K UHD Laser Projector has been generating alot of buzz since it was first announced. Will it be worth the hype?

Optoma EH330UST Business/Education Projector Review

February 26, 2019

The Optoma EH330UST is a 3,600 lumen ultra-short throw projector with DLP technology for business and education applications.

ViewSonic PX706HD Gaming Projector Review

October 22, 2018

The ViewSonic PX706HD is a DLP gaming projector with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution.

Epson PowerLite 675W Ultra Short Throw Classroom Projector Review

March 23, 2018

The Epson PowerLite 675W is an ultra short throw, WXGA (1280 x 800) business and education projector claiming 3,200 lumens.

Dell S718QL - A 4K UHD, Ultra Short Throw, Laser Projector Review

March 13, 2018

Review of the Dell S718QL 4K UHD Ultra-Short Throw Laser business and education projector.

Epson BrightLink 710Ui Interactive Laser Projector Review

February 1, 2018

The Epson BrightLink 710Ui is a WUXGA (1920 x 1200) laser projector with interactive capabilities.

ViewSonic PS750W Interactive Education Projector Review

January 12, 2018

The ViewSonic PS750W is an interactive projector designed for the classroom.

Epson Home Cinema LS100 Laser Projector Review

November 9, 2017

The Epson Home Cinema LS100 Laser Projector is 1080p ultra-short throw projector with 4,000 lumens.

Epson BrightLink 696Ui Projector Review

July 27, 2017

The Epson BrightLink 696Ui is an ultra-short throw, 3LCD, interactive projector claiming 3,800 lumens.

Ricoh PJ WXL4540 Ultra Short Throw Projector Review

July 9, 2017

Ricoh is an established manufacturer of business and classroom class projectors and they offer models using DLP and LCD technology. We wish to thank Epson America for sponsoring this year’s Best Classroom Projectors Report. ...

Optoma ZW300UST Projector Review

June 20, 2017

The Optoma ZW300UST is a business/education installation projector claiming 3,200 lumens, with WXGA resolution, DLP technology, and a laser light engine.

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