Laser projectors are generating a buzz at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, with big brands like LG and Hisense and others introducing their newest models. It’s not been long since laser projectors sneaked into the home entertainment market, especially, the UST (Ultra Short Throw) projectors, which tout very short projection distance.
These are becoming increasingly popular for their space-saving design, which allows them to be mounted right above or below the surface where you want your content projected.
In addition to space-saving, people are adopting modern projectors for their quality, brightness, and longevity. If you are looking to upgrade your home cinema, 4K ultra-short throw laser projectors are the just right option for you.
To provide you more insight and help you make a decision, below is a list of finest 4K laser projectors showcased at the CES 2019 (in no particular order).
- LG CineBeam 4K UST laser projector
- Hisense Series L UST 4K laser projector (H100LDA)
- Optoma P1 4K laser projector
- Vava 4K laser projector
- ViewSonic LS700 4K laser projector
LG CineBeam 4K UST laser projector
LG has introduced the HU85L CineBeam 4K laser projector with Ultra Short Throw (UST) technology at CES 2019. The distance from which it can project a screen is the main feature, which makes the projector ideal for small rooms. The CineBeam can project a 90-inch screen from just two-inches from the wall. It delivers 2,500 ANSI lumens of brightness and an impressive 4K UHD resolution.
Powered by LG’s ThinQ AI, the HU85L CineBeam 4K UST laser projector can be controlled using voice commands to the included Magic Remote. There are multiple connectivity options, including USB, Ethernet and HDMI.
Hisense UST 4K laser projector (H100LDA)
Hisense’s 4K UHD Smart Dual Color Laser TV is a UST 4K laser projector that displays a colorful and bright image onto a thin and lightweight 100-inch screen that hangs on a wall effortlessly sans wires or installation. Interestingly, the projector can be placed only at a distance of 19 cm from the screen and it delivers its best quality.
The new dual-color laser light engine improves color, while there are 14 built-in speakers with dbx-TV technology, as well as a wireless subwoofer powered by JBL, enhancing the audio game. The Hisense 4K TV provides eye-friendly viewing distance of just four meters from the screen in contrast to nine meters of conventional LED TVs. There’s a built-in TV tuner, while one can also use media streaming apps like Netflix and YouTube.
Optoma P1 4K laser projector
The newly unveiled Optoma P1 is a 4K home theater projector that comes integrated with a NuForce soundbar with Dolby Digital 2.0 support. The projector supports Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT, as well as the much-hyped ultra short throw (UST) technology.
This 3000-lumen UHD home theater, allows users to project up to 120-inch image from just a few inches away. It also supports HDR10 and HLG High Dynamic Range. If you wish to purchase one, it will be available later this year for an expected price of $2,999.
Vava 4K laser projector
The speaker and headphone startup Vava jumped into the home entertainment market with the introduction of its latest 4K laser projector. Offering 6,000 lumens of brightness, this UST projector with advanced laser display (ALPD) technology is capable of projecting a massive 150-inch screen from a distance of seven-inches for up to 20,000+ hours.
With built-in 30-watt Harmon Kardon DTS-HD sound system and an Android 7.1 OS, the projector appears even more interesting. There’s another cool feature, it automatically dims brightness for safety when someone is approaching near.
ViewSonic LS700 4K laser projector
ViewSonic Corporation, headquartered in Brea, California has launched a new 4K laser projector. Combining laser technology with 4K UHD resolution and 3,500 lumens of brightness, ViewSonic LS700 4K projector offers a great home cinema experience. It supports HDR content and SuperColor technology for richer color.
With an integrated Smart TV interface, The ViewSonic 4K laser projector can easily stream TV shows and movies from popular content services. In addition, the 360-degree orientation function allows the projector to be installed in nearly any position.
There are a variety of connectivity options, including HDMI, VGA In/Out, USB, Audio In/Out, Composite, RJ45 and RS232. It will be available for about $3,500 in around February 2019.