Earlier this month Samsung announced that they will be releasing 2 new 4K laser UST projectors in their Premier product line; the LSP7T single laser projector and the LSP9T triple laser projector.
Not much other information aside from their press release had been made public.....until now and we have been fortunate to have been granted early access to these items.
If you want to learn more about USTs check out our guide to ultra short throw projectors.
Let's start with the flagship, the LSP9T; THIS THING ROCKS!
The Samsung LSP9T Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector
By incorporating 3 lasers, each laser produces a specific wavelength of light - red, blue or green. Since there are three distinct light sources, the image quality from this projector is vastly superior to it's single and dual laser competitors and requires no color wheel.
Boasting 2,800 lumens and a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, the LSP9T covers 97% of the BT2020 and 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, delivering a bright image, great contrast and black levels and vivid colors.
The LSP9T is also capable of producing a large, 130" diagonal, distortion free image from only 9.4" way from the screen.
It is the first UST projector to support HDR10+ and Filmmaker Mode (FMM).
While many of the UST projectors on the market today come with integrated audio systems, most of them are not worth listening to. Samsung on the other hand has incorporated something that beats out others at comparable price points.
The Samsung LSP9T has a 4.2 channel, 40w sound system with built in tweeters, woofers and acoustic beam up-firing speakers. This is no doubt of the best sounding integrated audio systems in any UST projector available.
Retailing at $6,499 the LSP9T may be one of the most expensive UST's out, but the price is absolutely justified when you account for how much better than the competition it is.
The Samsung LSP7T Ultra Short Throw Projector
The "younger sibling" to the LSP9T is the Samsung LSP7T. Both units look almost identical are are extremely similar in size (less than 1" difference in each dimension).
The primary physical difference between the two was the connectivity ports being placed on opposite sides of the rear of the projector.
The LSP7T, while being the more economical option in the Premiere line (MSRP $3,499) delivers a tremendous value at a more affordable price point.
Delivering 2,200 lumens of brightness and a maximum screen size of 120" at 18" away from the screen, the LSP7T is inline with the other competing USTs in the price range.
It has a paired down audio system compared to the LSP9T with only 30w and lacking the acoustic beam up-firing speakers. Despite the smaller size of the system, it still delivers more than adequate audio for those not looking to hook up to an external sound system.
Both units will provide people with the same user interface and smart experience as Samsung's current line of smart TVs, which is FAR superior to that of the android OS based UST projectors.
They both also provide multiple voice assistant options including Alexa, Google and Bixby as well as mobile connectivity and "Tap View" with Samsung mobile phones.
There is absolutely not doubt on our mind that Samsung has come out of the gate swinging in this UST segment with a couple of home-runs.
When paired with a proper ALR Ultra Short Throw Projector Screen, you will now be able to get up to a 130" Samsung quality, television replacement image in your home for a tiny sliver of the price of a TV of the same size.