Laser TV Showdown

Find The Best Low Budget Ultra Short Throw Projectors 2023

Our projection experts have spent hours upon hours testing and torturing every 4K ultra short throw projector that's available for sale to pick their top choices. Each laser TV has its own unique features and specs. Some have incredible color vibrancy, some emphasize brightness, others have better sharpness, some have higher quality sound bars and others are more affordable UST projectors.

We weighed all of these factors and more together to give you our expert’s top 4 picks for the best ultra short throw projectors under $3,000. This ranking can help you pick the right UST to fulfill your needs and wants.

Check out the winner of our 2022 Laser TV Showdown.


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When it comes to a low priced ultra short throw projector under $3,000 that performs amazingly, the Formovie Theater (the upgraded American version of the Fengmi T1 UST) is without a doubt the top choice. This fantastic 2800 lumen, triple laser projector utilizes ALPD® 4.0 RGB+ technology which helps give it some of the best black levels we've seen on a UST projector. Like the Hisense L9H, the Formovie Theater covers 107% of the BT2020 Color space. With such an affordable price, the value of this laser TV is hard to beat.

This projector isn't just one of the best options for less than $3,000, it's one of the best ultra short throw projectors, period.

  • Lumens:
    2800
  • Contrast:
    3,000:1 (full on/off)
  • Chipset:
    DLP
  • Throw Ratio:
    0.23:1 (D:W)
$2,799.00
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Hisense was one of the first brands to release an affordable laser TV. So you know when they put out a projector, it's going to perform fantastically. The lower budget Hisense PL1 UST projector is just that; fantastic! With 2100 ANSI lumens of brightness, this single laser ultra short throw isn't going to give you the lumen output needed for a bright living room space. But if you're planning to use your new projector in a light controlled environment, the Hisense PL1 gives plenty of brightness to watch your favorite TV and movies with some ambient light in the room. The Hisense PL1 advertises a fantastic 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio and 85% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space giving you a gorgeous and colorful image. When you combine that with the sharp lens, smart TV functionality that includes Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Prime Video, its solid built-in speakers, and Dolby Vision support, you've got an absolute winner on your hands at a budget friendly price.

  • Lumens:
    2200
  • Contrast:
    2,000,000:1
  • Chipset:
    DLP
  • Throw Ratio:
    0.25:1 (D:W)
$1,997.97
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As one of the newer UST projectors on the market, the performance you get from the Nexigo Aurora Pro far exceeds expectations when you consider its lower price point. Boastsing a RBG triple laser light engine that reproduces over 1 billion colors, covering an impressive 107% BT.2020 wide color gamut, with the Nexigo UST you get a stunningly vibrant image. This low cost UST also supports 3D and Dolby Vision content. If you're shopping for a budget friendly 4K laser TV, the Nexigo Aurora Pro is without a doubt a great choice.

  • Lumens:
    2400
  • Contrast:
    3,000:1 (full on/off)
  • Chipset:
    DLP
  • Throw Ratio:
    0.23:1 (D:W)
$2,699.00
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Low Cost Ultra Short Throw Projector Screens

To get the most out your budget laser TV projectors, you'll want to pair it with an ambient light rejecting screen. If you want to save money not just on your projector but on your ultra short throw projector screen too, then you'll want to take a look at the Specrtra Projection Vantage Screens.

These low cost UST screens pair perfectly with any laser TV to give you the high quality 4K image, without breaking the bank.

Spectra Projection UST Screens

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Special Features:
Ambient Light Rejection, Ultra Short Throw
Supported Resolution:
4K
Screen Type:
Fixed Frame, Ultra Short Throw
Mount Type:
Wall
Format:
HDTV [16:9]
Brand:
Spectra Projection
Viewable Diagonal in.:
120
Viewable Width in.:
104.6
Viewable Height in.:
58.8
Product Status:
In Stock
Gain:
0.5
Surface Color:
Gray
Product Line:
Vantage
Front/Rear Projection:
Front
Projection Surface:
Vantage UST 0.5

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$1,299.00
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Special Features:
Ambient Light Rejection, Ultra Short Throw
Supported Resolution:
4K
Screen Type:
Fixed Frame, Ultra Short Throw
Mount Type:
Wall
Format:
HDTV [16:9]
Brand:
Spectra Projection
Viewable Diagonal in.:
100
Viewable Width in.:
87
Viewable Height in.:
49
Product Status:
In Stock
Gain:
0.5
Surface Color:
Gray
Product Line:
Vantage
Front/Rear Projection:
Front
Projection Surface:
Vantage UST 0.5

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$899.00
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Special Features:
Ambient Light Rejection, Ultra Short Throw
Supported Resolution:
4K
Screen Type:
Fixed Frame, Ultra Short Throw
Mount Type:
Wall
Format:
HDTV [16:9]
Brand:
Spectra Projection
Viewable Diagonal in.:
90
Viewable Width in.:
78
Viewable Height in.:
44
Product Status:
In Stock
Gain:
0.5
Surface Color:
Gray
Product Line:
Vantage
Front/Rear Projection:
Front
Projection Surface:
Vantage UST 0.5

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$2,199.00
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Special Features:
Ambient Light Rejection, Ultra Short Throw
Supported Resolution:
4K
Screen Type:
Fixed Frame, Ultra Short Throw
Mount Type:
Wall
Format:
HDTV [16:9]
Brand:
Spectra Projection
Viewable Diagonal in.:
110
Viewable Width in.:
96
Viewable Height in.:
54
Product Status:
In Stock
Gain:
0.5
Surface Color:
Gray
Product Line:
Vantage
Front/Rear Projection:
Front
Projection Surface:
Vantage UST 0.5

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