The best ultra short throw projectors of 2022 allow you to project a large image from right below the movie screen. These state-of-the-art laser TVs are designed to work flawlessly in well-lit rooms, while still providing a bright colorful image on your projection surface. If you're looking for a major living room television upgrade, ultra short throw projectors are definitely the way to go.

But the question is, which ultra short throw is the best one for you to purchase? Our projection experts can help you decide with this UST projector shootout.

The Formovie Theater ultra short throw projector just launched here in the USA early this summer and is the enhanced and updated version of it's Chinese counterpart, the Fengmi T1. This triple laser UST utilizes ALPD® 4.0 RGB+ technology which helps give it some of the best black levels we've seen on a projector. These amazing specs helped the Formovie Theater take 1st place in the 2022 Laser TV Showdown You can also check out our in-depth Formovie Theater review.

Hisense is known for producing outstanding laser TVs. The newly released Hisense PX1-Pro is their latest ultra short throw projectors to hit the market. This UST projector is a true RGB triple laser projectors with bright vivid colors and buttery smooth motion handling. Unlike the their other triple laser UST, the Hisense L9G which is designed for more well lit rooms such as a livingroom, the PX1-Pro is built as more of a home theater projectorBe sure to check out our Hisense PX1-Pro review.

So which is better the Formovie Theater or the Hisense PX1-Pro UST projector?

Check out our expert comparison of these two fantastic triple laser ultra short throw projectors to find out. This one is gonna be close!

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Formovie Theater

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Hisense PX1-Pro

Our Thoughts:




With 600 more lumens, the Formovie Theater has significant edge when it comes to brightness.

Throw Ratio



The Formovie UST sits a bit closer than the Hisense UST, which sits an average distance from the projector screen.


.47" DLP

.47" DLP

Both projectors use the smaller .47 DLP chip.

Light Source

ALPD® 4.0 RGB+ triple laser

RGB Triple Laser

Both USTs are triple laser projectors with separate red, green and blue lasers. The Formovie Theater has the edge however thanks to its advanced ALPD® 4.0 technology.


107% BT.2020

107% BT.2020

Both of these laser TVs cover over 100% of the more difficult BT.2020 colorspace.

Sequential Contrast Ratio



We measured the contrast ratio as being more than twice as good on the Formovie Theater. This certainly shows up significantly when watching content.

Input Lag

41.9 ms

38.1 ms

While not ideal for the most hardcore gamers, both projectors offer decently low input lag for gaming.


Full-range×2 + Tweeter×2 (30W) By Bowers & Wilkins

30W Dolby Atmos®

Despite being equally as powerful, the Formovie delivers a far better audio experience.




Both UST projectors cost about the same amount.

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Pros And Cons Of Each UST Projector

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UST Showdown Award Winner

Formovie Theater

The Pros

  • Very low price tag, especially given the incredible performance
  • High lumen output
  • Vibrant colors out of the box
  • Laser speckle reduction technology
  • Best native contrast for a .47” XPR DLP
  • Supports Dolby Vision
  • Sits closer to the screen than most other USTs
  • Can make an image size up to 150 inches
  • Winner of the 2022 Laser TV Showdown

The Cons

  • Menu is sometimes less intuitive
  • Fan can be a little noisy
  • Lacks 3D support
  • Fixed-level line output for attaching a sub-woofer; volume controls on remote will change levels of built-in speakers but not adjust volume of the attached subwoofer
  • Netflix app is not included
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Hisense PX1-Pro

The Pros

  • Super bright 3 laser light source
  • Most vibrant colors
  • Mind-blowingly sharp image
  • Fantastic black levels
  • Easier to calibrate than other RGB projectors
  • Incredible low price for a triple laser UST
  • Can produce an image up to 130 inches

The Cons

  • Only has 2 HDMI ports
  • No built in Netflix
  • No 3D support
  • No dynamic tone mapping

So Which Is Better, The Formovie Theater Or The Hisense PX1-Pro Laser TV?

Both of these are a great value for such amazing triple laser UST projectors. Either way you choose, you'll get a fantastic image and you'll be extremely thrilled with your purchase.

But a winner must be chosen. So between the Hisense PX1-Pro and Formovie Theater the winner of this ultra short throw projector shootout is the………

Formovie Theater!

Even though this is Formovie's first ultra short throw projector sold in the USA, their practice with the Fengmi T1 certainly paid off. The Formovie Theater is arguably the best laser TV on sale. So good in fact, that a panel of independent judges named it the winner of the 2022 Laser TV Showdown.

This UST has incredibly bright accurate colors, a super sharp detailed image, great motion handling, phenomenal contrast and some of the deepest blacks we've seen on a laser TV. With a 2800 lumen, triple laser light source, the Formovie Theater is bright enough for most rooms, especially when paired with an ambient light rejecting screen like the Spectra Vantage. On top of being the best rated UST when it comes to picture quality, the Formovie Theater was also found to have the best quality built-in soundbar. This helps make it a true television upgrade without fully needing an external sound system.

That said the Hisense PX1-Pro still offers an objectively phenomenal image for a great price, especially in a home theater setup. Hisense is a highly reliable manufacturer and they do a great job with out of the box performance. The main reason the PX1-Pro falls short of the Formovie Theater is the lack of brightness. This somewhat relegates the Hisesne home theater UST to a more light controlled room. If you're looking for a brighter projector you may want to consider the Hisense L9G. The L9G comes bundled with either a 100 inch or 120 inch UST screen that rejects ambient light.

The other huge advantage the Formovie has that makes it better than the Hisense PX1-Pro is the contrast. The Formovie Theater's contrast is way better and it fully presents itself in the content we watched. Part of this advantage is the far superior black levels on the Formovie Theater giving you deep, dark blacks not matched by any other projector in its price class.

If you're planning to put your UST into a dedicated home theater with light control and external speakers then the Hisense PX1-Pro should 100% be in the conversation for which projector to get.

We'll be breaking down the comparison between the Formovie Theater and Hisense PX1-Pro even further in our Ultra Short Throw shootout series on YouTube. So make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you can get notified when our shootout goes live plus other great content in our pipeline.

If you have any questions on these UST projectors or anything else projection related don’t hesitate to hit us up at Thanks for reading and keep on projecting!

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Hisense PX1-Pro Vs. Formovie Theater

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Product Status:
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Projector Type:
Ultra Short Throw
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Contrast Ratio:
3,000:1 (full on/off)
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Throw Ratio:
0.23:1 (D:W)
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Lens Shift:
Input Lag:
4K/60Hz: 43ms | 1080p/60Hz: 41ms | 1080p/120Hz: 37ms | 1080p/240Hz: 34ms
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Built-In Speaker:
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