You may have heard about short throw and ‘ultra’ short throw projectors. As projector technology advances, more and more audio visual firms are developing these smaller projectors, designed for use at home. We take a quick look at short throw projectors.
What is a short throw projector?
Short throw and ultra short throw projectors are designed to allow you to enjoy high quality content and project images in tight spaces. That means a projector that’s set very close to a projecting wall or screen, but in such a way that it doesn’t compromise on picture quality. The ‘throw’ ratio is the distance from the projector to the screen compared to the screen size.
Pros of a short throw projector
Can be placed a few inches away from a screen
This means you can enjoy movies and TV at home, even if you’re short on space
They’re also useful in corporate and education settings
They offer excellent image quality
Cons of a short throw projector
Most have a fixed lens and no zoom
Must be placed near a screen – so not much room for movement
All in all, short and ultra short throw projectors represent a sound investment, particularly if you don’t have a lot of space but want to create a cinema experience at home.