Top 9 Best Ultra Short Throw Projectors – Updated August 2022
Those that are looking to level up their entertainment space, might be looking to get themselves a nice projector. But then you’ll need to have the projector across the room and mounted on the ceiling. That’s where Ultra Short Throw Projectors come into play. These projectors can be as close as six inches from the wall, and provide up to a 100″ picture. And in some cases, even larger.
These projectors can be pretty pricey though, so we are here to help you find the best ultra short throw projector that 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 up to over $5,000. So depending on your budget, there is something here for everyone.
Believe it or not, this is actually BenQ’s first ultra short throw projector, and it’s a pretty impressive one. This is a true 4K projector, with 2500 ANSI Lumens, so it’s going to be pretty bright. Even good for rooms with some direct sunlight. It also has 98% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and HDR-Pro technology included.
You can get about 100-inches of screen, with just 8.7-inches of clearance from the wall, which is really impressive. BenQ also includes an Android TV dongle with this projector – but still no Netflix available, like most other projectors.
The Epson EpiqVision LS300 is probably the best value for your money on this list. It can provide up to a 120″ picture, and is ultra bright at around 3600 Lumens. That is one of the brightest ultra short throw projectors on the market right now.
Epson also uses Yamaha for its sound, so it should offer some really great sound from this small projector. It uses a custom-designed audiophile 2.1 speaker system, that provides some powerful bass. Epson says it can rival some soundbars too.
On the software side, this is running Android TV and Chromecast Built-in. Making it great for really anyone, as all your apps are going to be available here.
This is 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 80 to 100″ pictures at FHD resolution. And this can be done with the projector just 10.6-inches away from the wall. JMGO also worked with Dynaudio to provide some epic sound with this projector. JMGO claims cinematic stereo sound out of the O1.
Software-wise, this is running a forked version of Android. It works, but most of your apps likely aren’t available. Luckily there are plenty of IO on the back. This includes two USB ports, two HDMI ports, an optical and a LAN. So you can plug in a Chromecast and a PS5.
Hisense L9G TriChroma Laser TV
The Hisense L9G is a rather interesting entry in this list, as it is the only one that comes with the ALR screen. Which also explains why it is so pricey – and the most expensive on this list.
This is another very bright projector, coming in at 3000 Lumens. Typically anything over say 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’s going to give you a really great audio experience. Finally, this projector can offer up to a 120-inch picture.
The WEMAX Nova actually offers the largest picture of any projector on this list, coming in at up to 150 inches. Now that’s a great way to watch The Batman. It isn’t quite as bright as some others on this list though, at 2100 Lumens. It should be bright enough to use in a room with direct sunlight however.
WEMAX has 30W DTS HD speakers with Dolby Audio included. So you’re going to get some really great audio here, though it could be better. Most people will be happy with it though.
This is also running on Android TV, so you’ll have access to over 5,000 apps to watch on the WEMAX Nova.
This is actually the projector that I use in my home and it’s really good. It’s pretty bright at 2400 lumens, though not perfect for a room with direct sunlight. Some darker shows will be tough to see if there’s sunlight in the room. It can create up to a 100-inch picture, at 4K resolution.
JMGO uses Dynaudio here, like with the O1 also on this list. The two tweeters actually are raised on the projector, and provide a really nice audio experience. I have never used this with a soundbar, because it’s just not needed.
This does run a forked version of Android, which means most of your apps won’t be available, however there are plenty of ports available for plugging in a Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku or even a Fire TV Stick. That includes 2 HDMI (including one HDMI ARC), 1 Optical, 1LAN, 1 Service and 2 USB ports.
Optoma CinemaX P2
Optoma is another name that has been in the projector game for quite some time, and the CinemaX P2 is a really good option. It gets super bright with up to 3,000 lumens. That will be bright enough for most rooms with direct sunlight. And that can also do a 120-inch picture.
This is a 4K HDR10 projector, giving you an incredible looking picture, that is also pretty bright. It does also work with Amazon Alexa Skills and Google Actions, allowing you to use your voice to control the projector.
Samsung The Premiere
Samsung does make its own projectors, but there’s not as many of them. Their best is The Premiere, which is a really modern looking projector that is a monster. It’s able to throw a 120″ picture on the wall using lasers, and is rated at 2200 Lumens of brightness.
It’s a 4K HDR projector and is able to cover 83% of the DCI-P3 color spectrum too. On top of that, it has cinema-quality sound with 30 watts of 2.2ch built-in. Giving you a great theater-like experience.