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Short Throw Projectors

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Projectors with short throw distances can be projected from a distance of 1 metre or less. Unlike other projectors, they can be used effectively in very small spaces. 

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When choosing a short-throw projector, first consider what it will be used for

Film projectors

As movies are filmed in widescreen resolution, projectors with an aspect ratio of 16:9 or 21:9 are ideal home-cinema devices, i.e. projectors with native resolution of HD (1024 × 768 pixels), Full HD (1920 × 1080 pixels) and 4K (3840 × 2160 or 4096 × 2160 pixels).
 

Office projectors for presentations

For projecting presentations, we recommend an aspect ratio of 16:10 or 4:3. Office projectors woth native WXGA resolution (1280 × 800 pixels) or higher provide sufficient image quality .

Read about the difference between the native and maximum resolution of the projector.

What else should I consider when choosing a short-throw projector?

Throw distance and diagonal size

Before buying a film projector, first determine how far from the screen or wall it will be placed. If the projector isn't placed within its optimum projection distance, it won't provide a sufficiently sharp image. Generally, the further you place the projector from the screen or wall, the larger the size of the projected image.

Luminosity

  • Up to 2000 lumens - suitable for darkened rooms with minimal lighting.
  • 2000-3000 lumens - recommend for less well-lit rooms.
  • Over 3,000 lumens - provides a highly visible projection, even in daylight.

Technology

  • DLP projectors - have excellent contrast and shadow detail. Compared with LCD projectors, they require less maintenance (no need to clean the dust). The disadvantage is that fast moving objects may cause a rainbow effect on the canvas.
    • With halogen lamp - compared with LED projectors, they are often larger in size with higher luminance and power consumption.
    • With LEDs - generally smaller in size; they offer low power consumption, but also lower luminosity.
  • LCD projectors - outstanding colour reproduction. Compared with DLP projectors, they are more prone to rainbow effect but are quieter. They are also slightly more difficult to maintain (some models have a dust filter, which must be cleaned from time to time).

Connection

Before buying, make sure the projector has at least one same port as the device to which you plan to connect it. If not, you won't be able to connect to the projector.

HDMI cable HDMI

VGA cable D-SUB (VGA)

composite cable Composite

component cable Component

Useful functions and features

  • Remote control - allows convenient operation and setup of the projector.
  • Built-in speakers - ideal for those planning to show films and videos.
  • Wi-Fi - project slideshows, movies and videos wirelessly from your computer.
  • Zoom - resize the image without moving the projector.
  • PiP (Picture in Picture) - allows you to project two different presentations or videos simultaneously.
  • USB port - project films, videos or presentations without your PC via an external memory drive.
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Sony VPL-SW631
Projector - LCD, WXGA, maximum resolution 1600 x 1200, 3300lm, 3000:1, HDMI, S-Video, Video-in, 2xD-Sub, USB, RS232, RJ45, 16W

The VPL-SW631 is an affordable, short-throw projector ideal for installation in conference rooms or school classrooms. It can easily project a screen size screen over 2 metres while being placed only 47cm from the wall or screen...

£1,029 excl.VAT £857.50
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Sony LSPX-W1S White
Projector - 4K, 3D, for home theatre for ultra short distance, SXRD (HFR) technology, 4096 x 2160 x 3 resolution, 2000lm light output, laser light source with with a lifetime of 20,000hrs, dynamic contrast over 1,000,000: 1, 4 x HDMI, LAN, RS232, USB, integrated 2 x 40W speaker system

You can have a full-fledged home theatre experience in virtually any room. Until now, film enthusiasts needed dedicated space to view the...

£46,929 excl.VAT £39,107.50
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Sony LSPX-W1S black
Projector 4K, 3D home theater with Ultra Short Throw technology SXRD (HFR), 3x4096x2160 resolution, luminous flux 2500Lm, laser light source with a life of 20,000 hours, HDR, dynamic contrast of over 1,000,000:1, 4x HDMI, LAN, RS232, USB + FREE installation

Luxurious quality and big picture home theater you can indulge in any space. Projection can handle when he pushed up...

£15,527.87 excl.VAT £12,939.89
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Viewsonic LS 830
Projector - DLP, laser, 3D, FullHD 1920x1080 (16: 9), 4500lm, 100000:1, HDMI, D-Sub, S-Video, USB, Mini USB, RJ-45

The ViewSonic LS830 is the perfect projector for high-end home cinema. It offers a large...

£3,624.77 excl.VAT £3,020.64
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Epson EB-536Wi
Projector - 3LCD, Short Throw, interactive, WXGA (1280x800), 3400 ANSI lm, 16,000:1, HDMI, USB, VGA, LAN, RS-232C, S-Video, 16 W speaker

The EB-536Wi delivers superior-quality images and a host of additional features as standard to give users more for their money. Ideal for classrooms or small meeting rooms, this projector can be wall or ceiling mounted. It also includes a range of interactive features, including a fast-syncing pen for precise writing, which are available to use straight out of the box.

Epson EB-536Wi - Projector
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£1,151.90 excl.VAT £959.92
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Acer U5220
Projector - DLP, XGA (1024 x 768), 3000 ANSI lm, contrast 13000:1, Full 3D, VGA, HDMI (MHL), RJ-45, Ultra Short Throw

Acer U5220 is a DLP ultra short throw projector which delivers a 2m image (diagonal) at a distance of 40cm from the screen, which will be filled with a great picture with realistic colours during its entire lifetime...

£814.02 excl.VAT £678.35
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Optoma W320UST
Projector - DLP, nat. WXGA (1280x800), 16:10, FULL 3D, 4000 ANSI lm, contrast 20,000: 1, 2x HDMI, 2x VGA, RS232, USB, RJ45, 12V, 16W speaker

The powerful widescreen Optoma W320UST is remarkably compact and lightweight, making it a perfect portable projector.

£1,379 excl.VAT £1,149.17
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Optoma X319UST
Projector - DLP, native XGA (1024x768), 4:3, 16:9, FULL 3D, 3,200 ANSI lm, 18,000:1 contrast, 2x HDMI, 2x VGA, RS232, USB, RJ45, 12V, 16W speaker
The new Optoma projectors are designed primarily for projection for a short distance. With advanced optics to offer an image with a diagonal of...

£1,099 excl.VAT £915.83
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Optoma EH319UST
Projector - DLP, native Full HD (1920x1080), 16:9, 4:3, FULL 3D, 3,500 ANSI lm, 18,000:1 contrast, 2x HDMI, 2x VGA, RS232, USB, RJ45, 12V, 16W speaker

The Optoma EH319UST is a projector designed primarily for short-distance projection. With an ultra-short throw lens and a throw ratio of 0.25:1, it can project a 100” image from just 55cm away.

£1,479 excl.VAT £1,232.50
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Optoma X320USTi
Projector - DLP, interactive, nat. XGA (1024x768), 4: 3, 16:9 FULL 3D, 4000 ANSI lumens, contrast of 20,000:1, 2x HDMI, 2x VGA, RS232, USB, RJ45, 12V, 16W speakers, 2x IR pen

One of the main advantages of this powerful wide-angle projector is its compact size and low weight, making it easily portable. With an ultra-short throw lens, you can project an impressive image greater than 100” from less than 0.5m away... 

£1,729 excl.VAT £1,440.83
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Optoma W320USTi
Projector - DLP technology, interactive, native resolution WXGA (1280 x 800), 16:10, FULL 3D, 4000 ANSI lm, contrast ratio 20,000:1, 2 x HDMI, 2 x VGA, RS232, USB, RJ45, 12V, 16W speakers, 2 pens

This powerful wide-angle projector will attract you mainly due to its small size and low weight, making it easily transportable...

£1,619 excl.VAT £1,349.17
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