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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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BenQ Short Throw W770ST
Projector nat. WVGA 16:9 (1280x720), up to UXGA (1600x1200), 2500 ANSI lumens, 13.000:1 contrast, 2x HDMI 1.4, 10W speakers, 3D projection DLP Link and NVIDIA 3D Vision
Fun as in a 3D cinema for watching movies and sports Enjoy amazing 3D effects while watching 3D movies in the comfort of your home! The...

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BenQ W2000
Projector DLP 3D nat. Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) max. WUXGA (1920x1200) 16: 9 2000 ANSI lumens, contrast of 15,000: 1, 3x HDMI, MHL 2x, 3x USB, RS232, 2x 10W speaker
Domestic cinematic Full HD projector BenQ W2000, a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, high contrast ratio of 15 000: 1, 2,000 lumens light...

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BenQ W1110s Football Edition
Projector DLP 3D nat. Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) max. WUXGA (1920x1200) 16: 9, 2200 ANSI lumens, contrast of 15,000: 1, 2x HDMI, 2x USB, RS232, D-sub, RCA, DC 12V, 10W speakers
Home cinematic Full HD projector BenQ W1110s, resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, high contrast ratio of 15 000: 1, brightness 2,200 lumens. It is...

£710.36 excl.VAT £591.97
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BenQ MS630ST
Projector DLP, nat. SVGA 4: 3 (800x600), max. WUXGA (1920x1200), 3200 ANSI lumens, contrast of 13,000: 1, 33 db, Project 3D DLP Link
Treat the audience clearly visible projection on a large screen at small distance from the screen, preventing throwing disturbing shadows and glare...

BenQ MS630ST
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BenQ W2000w Football Edition + Wireless Full HD Kit
Projector DLP, nat. Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) max. WUXGA (1920x1200) 16: 9, 2000 ANSI lumens, 15,000:1 contrast, 3x HDMI, MHL, 2x USB, VGA, repro

The W2000w takes the home cinema experience to a new level thanks to BenQ technology that achieves the Rec. 709 standard for high-definition color reproduction. W2000w is precisely calibrated for cinematic color with Rec.709, utilizing a 6X RGBRGB color wheel with precision-tuned coating and color segments to replicate stunningly true colors and a superb viewing experience. The bundled WDP02 Wireless Full HD Kit provides fast and easy uncompressed 1080p wireless projection.

£1,130.32 excl.VAT £941.93
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Acer H7550ST Short Throw
Projector nat. Full HD 16: 9 (1920x1080), max. WUXGA (1920x1200), 3000 ANSI lumens, contrast 16000: 1, NVIDIA & Blu-Ray 3D, 3D ColorBoost, VGA, HDMI (MHL), 2x 10W speaker
Acer projectors H7 have been designed to provide amazing home entertainment. They can be placed within a very short distance from the wall and...

£807.28 excl.VAT £672.73
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ASUS E1 ZenBeam
Projector Portable, DLP, nat. WVGA (854 × 480), 150 ANSI lumens, LED, contrast 3500: 1, 2W speakers, HDMI, MHL, headphone output
The pocket projector ideal for traveling. High capacity battery provides up to 5 hours of wireless projection. Enjoy large-format image with a...

£249 excl.VAT £207.50
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Optoma W331
Projector DLP, nat. WXGA (1280x800), 16:10 FULL 3D 3300 ANSI lumens, contrast of 22,000: 1, HDMI, VGA, RS232, USB, speakers 2W

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£355.02 excl.VAT £295.85
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BenQ TH682ST
Projector 3D Full HD 1080p (1920x1080), max. WUXGA (1920x1200), 3000 ANSI lumens, contrast 10000: 1, 1.1x zoom, HDMI, D-Sub, USB (mini B), RS232, Speaker 10W, SmartEco
Full HD projector with an economical operation and with 3D projection short distance . It is ideal for gripping presentation as well as the...

£710.36 excl.VAT £591.97
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Optoma Short Throw GT5000
Projector - DLP, 4:3, 16:9, nat. Full HD (1920x1080), FULL 3D, 3,000 ANSI lm, contrast 23,000:1, 2x VGA, 2x HDMI, RJ45, RS232, USB, speakers, DO

Optoma introduces a FullHD, perfectly equipped short throw projector with high brightness and low latency, ideal for live sports, blockbuster movies, or high-quality gaming.

£1,099 excl.VAT £915.83
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ASUS S1
Mini DLP Projector - portable, nat. WXGA (854x480), 200 ANSI lumens, LED, 1000:1 contrast ratio, USB 2.0, HDMI

Looking for a projector that could provide good quality images and you could have it handy all the time? Asus S1 is small, lightweight,...

£245.18 excl.VAT £204.32
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Acer H6517ST Short Throw
Projector nat. Full HD 16: 9 (1920x1080), max. WUXGA (1920x1200), 3000 ANSI lumens, a contrast of 10,000: 1, NVIDIA & Blu-Ray 3D, 3D ColorBoost, VGA, HDMI (MHL)
Create your home cinema in the popular Full HD resolution and a short distance from the screen. The device offers a detailed picture suffused with...

£610.22 excl.VAT £508.52
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BenQ MW632ST
Projector DLP, 3D, nat. 16:10 WXGA (1280x800) max. WUXGA (1920x1200), 3200 ANSI lumens, contrast of 13,000: 1, 2x HDMI, MHL, D-Sub, 2x USB, S-Video, RS232, repro 10W
New BenQ projectors deliver clear image quality and advanced features. Thanks saving features make the projector more economical than previously...

£548.84 excl.VAT £457.37
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BenQ W3000
Projector DLP 3D nat. Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) max. WUXGA (1920x1200) 16: 9 2000 ANSI lumens, a contrast of 10,000: 1, 2x HDMI, MHL, 2x USB, RS232, D-Sub, IR, Speaker 10W
Thanks to the combination of high-tech design and faithful color film W3000 is the best choice for an amazing audio-visual entertainment and great...

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Optoma W303ST
Projector DLP, nat. WXGA (1280x800), 16:10 FULL 3D, 3,000 ANSI lumens, contrast of 18,000: 1, 2 VGA, S-Video, RS232, USB, HDMI, speakers 2W
Optoma projector provides a short distance Full 3D projection and popular WXGA resolution. The projector is also suitable for carrying and...

£613.45 excl.VAT £511.21
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Optoma EH320UST
Projector - DLP, nat. Full HD (1920x1080), 16:9, 4:3, FULL 3D, 4,000 ANSI lm, contrast of 20,000:1, 2x HDMI, 2x VGA, RS232, USB, RJ45, 12V, 16W speaker

The Optoma EH320UST 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.

£1,679.48 excl.VAT £1,399.57
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Optoma W330
Projector DLP, nat. WXGA (1280x800), 16:10 FULL 3D, 3,000 ANSI lumens, contrast of 20,000: 1, HDMI, VGA, RS232, USB, RJ45, 2W speaker

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£338.87 excl.VAT £282.39
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ASUS P2E
Mini DLP Projector portable, nat. WXGA (1280x800), 350 ANSI lumens, LED, 3500:1 contrast, Speaker 1.5W, mini VGA, HDMI
For ASUS P2E was meant for small size and weight, ease of use, speed of installation and durability. It is therefore designed for easy carrying...

£355.02 excl.VAT £295.85
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Epson EB-595Wi
Projector 3LCD Short Throw Interactive, WXGA (1280x800) 16:10 3300 ANSI lumens, 10,000: 1, WiFi, 2x HDMI, USB, VGA, LAN, RS-232C, S-Video, MHL, Speaker 16W

£2,260.97 excl.VAT £1,884.14
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Optoma GT760 Short Throw
Projector nat. WXGA (1280x800), FULL 3D, 3400 ANSI lm, kontrast 20000:1, 2x VGA, HDMI, S-Video, RCA, RS232, USB, 2W speaker, DO
Elegant Full 3D projector upper class with amazing projection for a short distance. Full 3D Technology create stunning three-dimensional...

£451.93 excl.VAT £376.61
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ASUS P3B
Mini DLP Projector - portable, nat. WXGA (1280x800), 800 ANSI lm, LED contrast of 100,000:1, 2W speaker, USB 2.0, SD card reader, internal 2GB memory
Are you longing for freedom and complete independence for your presentations or multimedia content screening? Asus P3B can offer you all...

£565 excl.VAT £470.83
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