What they are, how they work, and why you should consider one for your media room
Home theater design is changing. You don’t need a lot of space or an unused room anymore. You can enjoy the benefits of high-end audio, incredible picture quality, and more in a versatile area that’s fun for the whole family. With that in mind, we want to highlight some of the latest technology you can experience in your theater and media room. In this blog, we’re taking a closer look at ultra-short-throw projectors. Keep reading to learn more.
What Is Ultra Short-Throw?
Projectors come in three main throw distances: long-throw, short throw, and ultra-short throw. “Throw” is defined by the distance the projector sits from the screen. Long-throw units will sit six or more feet from the screen, while short-throw devices typically operate only about four or five feet from the screen. What makes ultra-short-throw projectors special is that they require two or fewer feet of distance to function properly.
One of the main benefits of a projector over a TV display is the variety of size options. TVs are enclosed units of fixed size. Projector screen sizes can vary, and easily reach more than 100 inches. Ultra-short-throw projectors often offer the best space economy, so you don’t need a large room to enjoy the big screen.
How Ultra Short-Throw Works
Long-throw projectors are the most common and operate intuitively. Light fires through a lens to project an image of 80 inches or more. Similarly, short-throw projectors beam light through a lens, but they often come equipped with multiple lenses of different focal lengths designed to modify the size of the image.
Ultra-short-throw projectors operate differently. Rather than firing light directly at the screen, the light beams backward to an in-built mirror. The reflected projection then hits the wall and produces a large format image even when the unit sits close to the screen.
Experience Ultra Short-Throw
At last year’s CES, Sony’s 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector LSPX-A1 nearly stole the show. The unit sits just 9.6-inches from the wall and project an image of up to 120-inches in full 4K resolution.
The device comes ready-made for operation, allowing simple installation and utilizing Sony’s 4K SXRD projection and HDR technology for stunning color reproduction. And at 2500 lumens, it’s bright enough to accommodate most media rooms and home theaters.
Sony also claims the built-in Glass Sound Speaker offers 360-degree audio. Of course, you can also upgrade with an immersive surround sound system if you want to experience the full impact of your movies and TV content.
The projector also comes encased in a marble-topped cabinet with a half-mirror finish aluminum frame and wooden shelf. It’s designed to be a stylistic addition to your space as much as an audiovisual one.
At Hermary’s, we use the latest technology and proven techniques to design a home theater or media room that fits your lifestyle. If you want to build the home theater of your dreams, just click here or give us a call at 650-592-9480 today!