Those looking to upgrade their entertainment space might be looking to get a nice projector. But then you will need to have the projector across the room and mounted to the ceiling. This is where ultra short throw projectors come in. These projectors can be as close as six inches from the wall and deliver an image up to 100″. And in some cases even bigger.
These projectors can be quite expensive though, so we’re here to help you find the best ultra-short-throw projector you can add to your home.
Best Ultra Short Throw Projectors
In this list we have ultra short throw projectors from many different brands. Including Samsung, LG, Epson, Optoma and many more. These also range in price from around $899 to over $5,000. So, depending on your budget, there is something for everyone.
Epson Epiq Vision LS300
The Epson EpiqVision LS300 is probably the best value on this list. It can provide an image up to 120″ and is ultra bright at around 3600 Lumens. This is one of the brightest ultra short throw projectors on the market today.
Epson also uses Yamaha for its sound, so it should deliver very good sound from this little projector. It uses a custom-designed 2.1 audiophile speaker system that delivers powerful bass. Epson says it can compete with some soundbars too.
On the software side, it runs Android TV and Chromecast Built-in. Which makes it ideal for really everyone, because all your apps will be available here.
Epson EpiqVision LS300 – Amazon
It’s the cheapest projector on this list, and also the only one under a grand. But that doesn’t mean it’s a bad projector, quite the contrary. It is, however, the only 1080p projector on this list.
The JMGO O1 can offer images from 80 to 100″ in FHD resolution. And it can be done with the projector just 10.6 inches from the wall. JMGO also worked with Dynaudio to deliver epic sound with this projector. JMGO claims cinematic stereo sound on the O1.
Software-wise, this is running a forked version of Android. It works, but most of your apps are probably not available. Luckily, there’s plenty of IO on the back. This includes two USB ports, two HDMI ports, one optical and one LAN. So you can plug in a Chromecast and a PS5.
JMGO O1 – Amazon
Hisense L9G tri-color laser TV
The Hisense L9G is a rather interesting entry in this list, as it is the only one that comes with the ALR display. Which also explains why it’s so expensive – and the most expensive on this list.
This is another very bright projector, reaching 3000 Lumens. Generally, anything over 2800 lumens will be bright enough to use in a room with direct sunlight. It’s also 4K HDR, with Dolby Atmos support. Hisense has included 40W Dolby Atmos sound, so it will give you a truly great audio experience. Finally, this projector can offer up to 120 inches of image.
Hisense L9G TriChroma Laser TV – Amazon
The WEMAX Nova actually offers the largest image of any projector on this list, reaching up to 150 inches. That’s a great way to watch The Batman. It’s not quite as bright as some others on this list though, at 2100 lumens. It should, however, be bright enough to use in a room exposed to direct sunlight.
WEMAX has 30W DTS HD speakers with Dolby Audio included. So you’re going to get really good sound here, although it could be better. However, most people will be happy with it.
It also works on Android TV, so you’ll have access to over 5,000 apps to watch on the WEMAX Nova.
WEMAX Nova – Amazon
This is actually the projector I use at home and it’s really good. It’s bright enough at 2400 lumens, but not perfect for a room with direct sunlight. Some darker emissions will be difficult to see if there is sunlight in the room. It can create an image up to 100 inches, at 4K resolution.
JMGO uses Dynaudio here, as with the O1 also on this list. The two tweeters are actually raised on the projector and provide a really enjoyable audio experience. I’ve never used it with a soundbar, because it’s just not necessary.
This is running a forked version of Android which means most of your apps won’t be available, but there are plenty of ports available for plugging in a Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku or even a Fire TV Stick. This includes 2 HDMI ports (including one HDMI ARC), 1 optical, 1 LAN, 1 service and 2 USB ports.
JMGO U2 – Amazon
Optoma CinemaX P2
Optoma is another name that has been in the projector game for a while, and the CinemaX P2 is a very good option. It gets super bright with up to 3,000 lumens. It will be bright enough for most rooms with direct sunlight. And it can also make a 120 inch image.
This is a 4K HDR10 projector, giving you an amazing image, which is also quite bright. It also works with Amazon Alexa Skills and Google Actions, allowing you to use your voice to control the projector.
Optoma CinemaX P2 – Amazon
Samsung The First
Samsung makes its own projectors, but there aren’t that many. Their best is The Premiere, which is a really modern projector that’s a monster. It is capable of projecting a 120 inch image onto the wall using lasers and its brightness is rated at 2200 lumens.
It’s a 4K HDR projector and is also capable of covering 83% of the DCI-P3 color spectrum. On top of that, it has cinema-quality sound with 30 watts of built-in 2.2 channels. Giving you an exceptional theatrical experience.
Finally, The Premiere is powered by Tizen, as you’d expect. So most of your favorite streaming apps are available on this projector.
Samsung The First – Samsung.com