It may seem that projectors are more related to business and educational environments. However, everything changes as technology evolves and, above all, democratizes with the drop in prices. Today, any user can get a projector to use from their own home with the premise of creating a cinema experience like in a conventional movie theater. For this, short throw projectors are the perfect solution . Also, their prices have dropped considerably in recent years.
These short throw models, unlike normal projectors , do not need to be at a significant distance from the projection surface . Large, crystal-clear images can be projected at really short distances of just a few centimeters. Not to mention how easy they are to use and install.
Next, we show you a selection of the best short-throw projectors that you can buy today.
This ultra-short-range model allows us to place it just a few centimeters from the wall and still enjoy a huge image. The LG PF1000U does that and much more. This single chip 1080p DLP projector is equipped with two HDMI inputs, one component input, 3.5mm audio, and of course Bluetooth.
It emits a light output of up to 1,000 ANSI lumens, so we will have to stay in a room as dark as possible to correctly view the images. However, if we want a huge 1080p image without the hassle of installing a projector on the ceiling , the MiniBeam PF1000U is a truly exceptional value for money option.
The useful life of your LED lamp lasts 30,000 hours, which means that we have a bulb for a while. Regarding other specifications, it has a contrast ratio of 150,000: 1, and a projection ratio of 0.21: 1. Its price? You will find it available for 700 euros.
The BenQ TH671ST is a projector that has a Full HD resolution of 1,080py that can generate a screen of up to 100 inches at less than one and a half meters. This indicates that, unlike the previous reference, we are facing a short-throw projector, and not an ultra-short .
It is a very interesting projector thanks to its great brightness and its DLP image technology. BenQ has put the accent on its very low input lag of 16.67 ms , almost nonexistent. This guarantees a great experience in action, adventure or sports games, with hardly any motion blur.
It has a powerful built-in 5W stereo speaker that gives us a decent audiovisual experience for games, movies and television. Although if we are a little more demanding, it may be better to get a good sound equipment. The price is 660 euros.
Another LG reference if you don't have a lot of space to place your projector. This model is capable of projecting a large 80-inch image from just 33 cm away . The only downside is that it only has a resolution of 720p. It has 450 lumens of brightness, LED lamp with up to 20 years of useful life and has an HDMi (MHL) input.
Another of its most notable characteristics is its total portability and the autonomy of its battery that can last up to two and a half hours . The fact that we can use this projector without a single cable comes with a number of complementary features. On the one hand, the fact that it allows connection to different devices via Bluetooth for the transmission of audio, whether they are speakers or wireless headphones. On the other, its support for Miracast allows you to play any content stored on your phone, tablet or computer.
Finally, having said the most noteworthy features of this device, it is worth mentioning its compatibility for 3D content . Although as you may have imagined, the DLP Link glasses are sold separately.
It is available for a price starting at 525 euros.
Epson EH-TW5400 is a projector capable of reproducing images in Full HD natively (1920 x 1080 pixels) and a screen size of up to 300 inches (with a minimum of 34).
On the other hand, Epson's 3LCD technology achieves very bright and colorful images by projecting a high output of white and color light. Even in bright rooms this device will have no problem projecting sharp images thanks to its 2,500 lumens and 30,000: 1 dynamic contrast ratio.
In its back we will find two HDMI inputs (including one with MHL connectivity), a USB 2.0 type A port, USB 2.0 Type B and 3.5 mm stereo audio output. The downside is that it lacks options for wireless connectivity .
In terms of the lifespan of their lamp, they promise around 4,500 hours of use in normal mode. You will find it from 580 euros.
The Optoma GT1080E is the first GT model with a native resolution of 1080p (Full HD). A real beast that could not be missing from our list. It offers a wide range of functions that make it a very good option to enjoy your video games. It has 3,000 ANSI lumens to achieve a clear image even in conditions with ambient light, although moderate, yes. Its short-throw lens allows you to project 90-inch images from just 1 meter away .
This projector supports all 3D HDMI 1.4a formats . This means that in addition to having support for 3D games, it works just as well to connect to any media player for viewing any 3D content.
Video inputs are limited to two HDMI ports, so you can connect it to any PC or the Chromecast. One of the HDMI ports also supports Mobile High-Definition Link ( MHL) for easy connection to smartphones and tablets. It can be all yours for about 700 euros.