LG is no stranger to the ultra short throw projector game. Their triple laser LG HU85LA was the first of it's kind to hit the market and continues to be one of the best laser TVs available. LG wanted to expand their offerings with a lower priced UST and they did just that with the LG HU715Q CineBeam ultra short throw projector. This single laser unit offers the fantastic 4K image of its predecessor but at a much lower price.

The Optoma CinemaX P2 is pretty much the standard by which all other projectors are compared. It does an all around good job regardless of how you slice it. It even comes in both a black and a white chassis. With 3000 lumens of brightness the Optoma P2 outputs enough light to overcome even the most well lit rooms. (Especially when you pair it with an ambient light rejecting screen.)

So in the battle of the lowest priced ultra short throw projectors, which is better the LG HU715Q or the Optoma P2 UST?

Read our expert comparison of these two affordable yet fantastic ultra short throw projectors to find out.

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LG HU715Q

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Optoma P2

Our Thoughts:

Brightness

2500

3000

The Optoma P2 is clearly a brighter projector and is better suited for living rooms with higher levels of ambient light.

Throw Ratio

0.22:1

0.25:1

The new LG UST sits closer to the screen than any other in it's class. While it might not seem like a big deal, a few inches can make a significant difference depending on your room's setup

Chipset

.47" DLP

.47" DLP

Both projectors use the same .47" DLP chipset

Light Source

Single Blue Laser

Single Blue Laser w/RGBRGB color wheel

Both projectors use a single blue laser light source. The P2 uses a 6 segment RGBRGB color wheel to give more accurate colors.

Color

86% DCI-P3

85% DCI-P3

Both projectors have a fantastic color gamut coverage but the HU715Q’s processor does a significantly better job with color vibrancy.

Contrast Ratio

2,000,000:1

2,000,000:1

Both projectors have great contrast ratios but the edge goes to the LG HU715Q which presented better in the content we watched.

Input Lag

53.9 ms

67 ms

Neither projector is especially strong when it comes to video gaming, but the LG CineBeam has the edge.

Audio

20.0 Watts x 2

40W Dolby Digital 2.0

The Optoma P2 has better quality built-in speakers

Price

$2,999.00

$2,299.00

The LG HU715Q has a slight edge with a lower price. Plus the P2 is over a year old while the LG UST is brand new.

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Pros And Cons Of Each UST Projector

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LG HU715Q

The Pros

  • Best throw ratio in its class means it can sit closer to the screen
  • Realistic and vibrant looking colors
  • Very Sharp Image
  • Gives you lots of picture and sound setting options
  • Supports HGIG for HDR gaming
  • Includes built-in Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Amazon Prime and more

The Cons

  • Only comes in white
  • Remote is overly complex
  • Only comes with a 1 year limited warranty
  • Doesn't support 3D
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Optoma P2

The Pros

  • Higher lumen output than most USTs
  • Realistic looking colors
  • One of the best built-in soundbars
  • Supports 3D
  • Available in either black or white casing

The Cons

  • Colors are not as vibrant as other UST Projectors
  • Not great for gaming
  • Slight image softness at the top of the image
  • More prone to rainbow effect than most UST DLP projectors

So Which Is Better, The LG HU715Q Or The Optoma P2 UST?

Both these UST projectors are great choices. But one of them has the edge in this fight.

If you're looking for an all in one TV replacement the Optoma P2 is hard to beat thanks to it's extra brightness and excellent built-in soundbar. You also have the option of getting a white P2 or a black one.

The P2 has a big edge when it comes to brightness so if you're planning to use your UST in a very well lit room, the P2 may be the better choice.

With a focus on cinema and TV shows the LG HU715Q is probably a better choice thanks to its more vibrant colors, better black levels and sharper image.

These are certainly two of the better more affordable ultra short throw projectors available on the market. You'll be thrilled with either one you choose. But ultimately a decision had to be made. So between the Optoma CinemaX P2 and LG CineBeam HU715Q the winner is...


...well you'll just have subscribe to our YouTube channel where we'll announce the winner of this ultra short throw projector shootout. We'll be breaking down the comparison between the LG HU715Q and Optoma P2 even further so make sure to subscribe!

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

Optoma P2 VS LG HU715Q

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$2,999.00

Projector Resolution:
4K
Brand:
LG
Product Status:
Leaves Warehouse within 5-10 Business Days
Native Resolution:
3840x2160
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Lumens:
2500
Chipset:
DLP
Contrast Ratio:
2,000,000:1
Light Source:
Laser
Resolution Type:
Shift
Throw Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Lens Shift:
No
Standard Lens Focus:
Fixed
Digital Inputs:
HDMI

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$2,299.00

Projector Resolution:
4K
Brand:
Optoma
Product Status:
Leaves Warehouse within 5-10 Business Days
Native Resolution:
3840x2160
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Lumens:
3000
Chipset:
DLP
Contrast Ratio:
2,000,000:1
Light Source:
Laser
Resolution Type:
Shift
Throw Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Digital Inputs:
HDMI

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$2,299.00

Projector Resolution:
4K
Brand:
Optoma
Product Status:
In Stock
Native Resolution:
3840x2160
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Lumens:
3000
Chipset:
DLP
Contrast Ratio:
2,000,000:1
Light Source:
Laser
Resolution Type:
Shift
Throw Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Digital Inputs:
HDMI

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