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.

With their first foray as a projector manufacturer, Vava came out strong with their affordable 4K ultra short throw projector. The Vava 4K UST, also known as the VA-LT002, premiered as the lowest priced 4K laser TV. It continues to be one of the best low cost UST options.

So in the battle of the lowest priced ultra short throw projectors, which is better the LG HU715Q or the Vava 4K 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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Vava 4K UST

Our Thoughts:

Brightness

2500

1800

The LG HU715Q is clearly a brighter projector and it shows especially in the color brightness.

Throw Ratio

0.22:1

0.23:1

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 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

Both projectors use a single blue laser light source

Color

85% DCI-P3

90% DCI-P3

Both projectors have a fantastic color gamut. From our measurements, the Vava did have a wider gamut but the HU715Q’s processor does a significantly better job with color accuracy

Contrast Ratio

2,000,000:1

1,500,000:1

The superiority of the contrast ratio on the LG HU715Q really presents itself in the content we watched

Input Lag

53.9 ms

98 ms

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

Audio

20.0 Watts x 2

30.0 Watts × 2

While the Vava has louder speakers the audio on the LG HU715Q sounds much better in terms of quality especially with regards to deeper bass

Price

$2,999.00

$2,799.00

The Vava has a slight edge with a lower price though the Vava is now 2 years old while the LG UST is brand new.

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Vava 4K Vs. LG HU715Q Side By Side Comparison

We put together this video of the Vava 4K and the LG HU715Q USTs comparing them side by side to show you how the image looks in a well lit room. We'll be putting out a full in depth breakdown of the side by side comparison in a future video on our YouTube channel. Make sure to subscribe so you can get notified!

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
  • One of the best built-in soundbars
  • 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

  • Colors are not as vibrant as other UST Projectors
  • Remote is overly complex
  • Only comes with a 1 year limited warranty
  • Doesn't support 3D
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Vava 4K UST

The Pros

  • Low priced 4K Ultra Short Throw
  • Colors are bright and vivid
  • Can project an image up to 150 inches
  • Supports 3D
  • Available in either black or white casing

The Cons

  • While the colors appear more vivid they lack color accuracy
  • Picture was not as sharp as other laser TVs
  • Not great for gaming
  • Only comes with a 1 year warranty
  • Doesn't have Netflix app

So Which Is Better, The LG HU715Q Or The Vava 4K UST?

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

The Vava claims it can do up to a 150 inch image, though to be used as a UST for your living room it honestly maxes out at 130 inches. While the HU715Q can only do up to a 120 inch projection on the screen.

The Vava is all about the vibrancy of the colors going so far as to often exaggerate them, which makes the Vava a great for cartoons and video games

For cinema and TV shows the LG HU715Q is without a better choice thanks to its superior color accuracy, higher brightness capability 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 Vava 4K UST and LG HU715Q the winner is………

The LG HU715Q

We'll be breaking down the comparison between the LG HU715Q and Vava UST 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 projectors or anything else projection related don’t hesitate to hit us up at ProjectorScreen.com. Thanks for reading and keep on projecting!

Vava 4K UST Vs. LG HU715Q CineBeam

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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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Projector Resolution:
4K
Brand:
VAVA
Product Status:
Leaves Warehouse within 3-5 Business Days
Native Resolution:
3840x2160
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Lumens:
2500
Chipset:
DLP
Contrast Ratio:
3,000:1
Light Source:
Laser
Resolution Type:
Shift
Throw Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Lens Shift:
Vertical
Standard Lens Focus:
Manual
Throw Distance (ft.):
1.4 - 2.5
Digital Inputs:
HDMI

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Projector Resolution:
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Product Status:
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Native Resolution:
3840x2160
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Lumens:
2500
Chipset:
DLP
Contrast Ratio:
3,000:1
Light Source:
Laser
Resolution Type:
Shift
Throw Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Lens Shift:
Vertical
Standard Lens Focus:
Manual
Throw Distance (ft.):
1.4 - 2.5
Digital Inputs:
HDMI

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