Ultra short throw projectors are a relatively new type of projector that sits directly under the screen. These laser TVs are designed for bright rooms as a big screen television upgrade. But which UST should you buy? We'll answer that question as part of our ultra short throw projector shootout series. Let's find out which is better, the Samsung LSP7T and the Optoma P2.

Optoma was one of the first companies to release an affordable ultra short throw projector. The Optoma CinemaX P2 UST projector improves on that original model with better specs and even greater entertainment value. This is an all around strong Laser TV.

When Samsung entered the ultra short throw game with the Premiere line of projectors, they busted in to great fanfare with the triple laser, LSP9T and it's little brother, the single laser, Samsung LSP7T.  The Premiere LSP7T from Samsung is a lower price point laser TV that offers solid specs from a very well known home entertainment electronics brand.

So which is better the Optoma P2 or the Samsung LSP7T UST?

Check out our expert comparison of these two fantastic lower priced ultra short throw projectors to find out.

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Optoma P2

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Samsung LSP7T

Our Thoughts:




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

Throw Ratio



These two USTs sit at basically the same distances from the projector screen.


.47" DLP

.47" DLP

Both projectors use the same .47" DLP chipset from TI.

Light Source

Single Blue Laser w/RGBRGB color wheel

Single Blue Laser

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


85% DCI-P3

83% DCI-P3

Both projectors have a fantastic color gamut. But the P2 has the edge especially when it comes to color accuracy.

Sequential Contrast Ratio



We measured The Samsung laser TV as having better sequential contrast. The superiority does show in the content we watched.

Input Lag

67 ms

53 ms

Neither projector is especially strong when it comes to video gaming but the Samsung  LSP7T has the edge.


40W Dolby Digital 2.0

15 Watts × 2

The audio on the Optoma P2 sounds much more powerful especially with regards bass.




Typically the Optoma P2 costs less than the LSP7T but you can now get it on sale! So if you prefer the Samsung Premiere now's the time to get it.


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Samsung LSP7T Vs. Optoma P2 Side By Side Comparison

We put together this video of the Samsung Premiere LSP7T and the Optoma CinemaX P2 comparing them side by side to show you how the image looks in a well lit room. We'll break down this video at a later time so make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Pros And Cons Of Each UST Projector

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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
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Samsung LSP7T UST

The Pros

  • Low priced 4K Ultra Short Throw
  • Colors are vivid
  • Built-in streaming apps includes Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV and more
  • Has 3 HDMI ports
  • Easy to navigate interface

The Cons

  • Not the best choice for bright spaces
  • Picture was not as sharp as other laser TVs
  • Not great for gaming
  • Only comes with a 1 year warranty
  • Only comes in white

So Which Is Better, The Optoma P2 Or The Samsung LSP7T UST?

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

Samsung is known for producing some of the best consumer electronics. Their single laser UST is no exception. The Samsung Premiere LSP7T offers vivid colors and in a less well lit room offers fantastically vibrant visuals for a great low price.

For cinema and TV shows the Optoma Cinemax P2 is better thanks to its higher color accuracy, higher brightness capability and sharper image. When you factor in the superior built-in soundbar, the CinemaX P2 becomes the optimal livingroom television upgrade.

Without a doubt these are two of the better more affordable ultra short throw projectors available on the market. You'll be absolutely thrilled with either one you choose. But ultimately a decision had to be made. So between the Samsung LSP7T and Optoma P2 the winner of this ultra short throw projector shootout is………

The Optoma P2

We'll be breaking down the comparison between the Optoma P2 and Samsung LSP7T 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!

Samsung LSP7T Vs. Optoma P2 Comparison

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Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Throw Ratio:
0.25:1 (D:W)
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Input Lag:
4K/60Hz: 48.8ms | 1080p/60Hz: 48.8ms
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