Ultra short throw projectors have revolutionized the way we experience large-scale visuals, making them a popular choice for home theaters and living rooms alike. Unlike traditional projectors that require significant distance from the screen to produce a large image, UST projectors are designed to be placed just inches away, yet still deliver stunning, expansive displays. This innovative technology helps create a seamless viewing experience even in brightly lit rooms.

With their sleek designs, ease of setup and the ability to project massive, high-quality images from such close proximity, UST projectors have swiftly become a favorite among tech enthusiasts and casual users looking to upgrade their in-home viewing experience.

If you're the type of person looking for a bright room projector, a laser TV is the solution you need. But the question is, which UST projector is the best option to illuminate your screen.

Luckily you're in the right place to find the answer because the UST projection experts at ProjectorScreen.com created a series of projector vs. projector comparisons where we dive deep into the specs of USTs to help you choose the best one to meet your specific needs.

For today's matchup, we've got a battle of the bright room projectors with the LG HU915QE vs. Ultimea Thor T60. We know these are both high lumen UST projectors but which one would we recommend? Let's find out!

Ultimea Thor T60

Just like the Norse god of lightning from which it gets its name, the Ultimea Thor T60 is a powerful projector with unbelievable specs.

As a brand Ultimea, is relatively new to the projection game, with the Thor T60 being their first ultra short throw projector. But with some impressive engineering, they've managed to build an impressive model.

The T60 boasts a 4K UHD resolution and RGB triple laser light source, delivering an unparalleled audio-visual feast. With a brightness level rated at 4000 ANSI Lumens, it is among the brightest UST laser projectors currently on the market.

This visual bohemoth is going to be a challenge for any competitor.

LG HU915QE CineBeam

The LG HU915QE CineBeam is one of LG's two ultra short throw projectors (the other being the LG HU915QB). Their first UST was considered one of the best so it's no surprise that LG put out another top performer. With incredible picture quality, this triple laser is definitely still one of top ultra short throw projectors. While the LG HU915QB emphasized picture quality, the LG CineBeam HU915QE focuses on brightness. With 3,700 lumens it's certainly one of the most powerful residential projectors out there.

You can read our review of the LG HU915QE if you want to learn even more about this bright room projector.

LG HU915QE Vs Ultimea Thor T60

Both of these triple laser ultra short throw models are true bright room projectors. This is for sure going to be an interesting contest. Let's find out which laser TV gets the win in this showdown!

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LG HU915QE

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Ultimea Thor T60

Our Thoughts:

Brightness

3700

4000

The T60 has a 300 lumen advantage, making it the brighter lights-on projector.

Throw Ratio

0.19:1

0.21:1

Only the Epson LS800 sits closer to the screen than the LG HU915QE.

Chipset

.67" DLP

.47" DLP

The LG HU915QE uses the larger native 4K DLP chip which helps it offer a sharper picture.

Light Source

RBB Triple Laser With Green Phosphor

RGB Triple Laser

Both are triple laser projectors but the Thor T60 gets the edge thanks to its true RGB laser light engine.

Color

79% BT.2020

120% BT.2020

Each laser TVs offers a wide color gamut, but the Ultimea UST has a tremendous upper-hand with regards to color coverage.

Contrast Ratio

2700:1

4000:1

While Ultimea publishes a 4000:1 FOFO contrast, our measurements were less than half of that. Because of this, the LG UST gets a big win when it comes to contrast.

Image Size

90 to 120 inches

80 to 150 inches

The much wider screen size range offered by the Ultimea T60 is a tremendous benefit.

Input Lag

4K/60Hz: 53ms

4K/60Hz: 25ms

When it comes to gaming on your projector, the Ultimea Thor T60 has a response time that is more than twice as fast.

Audio

2.2 Channel, 40W Speakers

15W x 2 Speakers

LG's built in soundbar is more powerful, and offers higher quality audio.

Price

$5,996.00$3,199.00

$4,999.00$4,999.00

The LG HU915Qe has typically had a higher price point than the Ultimea Thor T60

 

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LG HU915QE

The Pros

  • Bright 3,700 ANSI lumen triple laser light source
  • Offers outstanding contrast
  • Uses the larger .66 DLP chip
  • Sits the 2nd closest to the projector screen
  • Dynamic Tone Mapping to tame HDR sources
  • Powerful 40W speakers
  • Has built-in Netflix app
  • Offers a plethora of calibration and image controls, along with AutoCal option
  • Has 3 HDMI ports

The Cons

  • Uses a RBB triple laser with a filter instead of true red, green and blue lasers
  • Projector needs to be more carefully aligned to avoid focus issues around the edges
  • Large bulky chassis
  • Even though it offers many calibration controls, it is difficult to calibrate fully
  • No 3D support
  • Relatively high lag time isn't bad per se, but not as good as other projectors for gaming
  • Sand colored chassis. It could look OK with specific décor but would probably be better if it were white or black.
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Ultimea Thor T60

The Pros

  • Super bright 4000 lumen output
  • True RGB triple laser light source
  • Largest color gamut coverage of any UST projector on the market
  • Accurate colors, especially with the lights on
  • Supports 3D
  • Supports Dolby Vision
  • Sits closer to the screen than most other USTs
  • Can make an image size up to 150 inches

The Cons

  • Laser speckle and rainbow effect are mildly distracting
  • Lesser known brand without much history supporting customers
  • Only has two HDMI ports
  • Dolby Vision implementation needs some improvment

So Which UST Projector Is Better, The Ultimea Thor T60 Or The LG HU915QE?

Both the Ultimea Thor T60 and the LG HU915QE are clearly high-quality Ultra Short Throw projectors that are perfect for bright rooms like dens and living rooms. Regardless of which laser TV you choose, you and your family will be thrilled with your purchase. Which ever you pick, you'll still get the win.

However, for the sake of this head to head competition we can only award the win to one of these 4K USTs.

So after watching many hours of content on each of these bright room UST projecotrs, in the matchup between the LG HU915QE vs. Ultimea Thor T60 the victor is the………

Ultimea Thor T60

Why You Should Buy The Ultimea Thor T60

Ultimea promised a heck of a lot with their triple laser UST, the Thor T60. For the most part, they delivered.

The Ultimea Thor T60 is a bright room, light cannon. At 4000 ANSI lumens this is the brightest 4K DLP ultra short throw available on the market. This high level of brightness allows it to perform beautifully in well lit rooms. So if you're shopping for a living room projector, this model should absolutely be at the top of your list.

With many of these super bright projectors, the vibrancy and accuracy of the colors gets lost. However, despite its light cannon status, the Ultimea Thor T60 still projects vibrant colors onto your projector screen. That wider color gamut thanks to its RGB triple laser design was a big reason why we gave the Thor T60 the win in this matchup against the LG HU915QE.

If you're a gamer, then the Ultimea T60 is clearly the way to go thanks to its much lower lag time.

For those of you out there who love watching 3D movies, this bright room projector is one of the best. Plus unlike many other USTs, this one also offers Dolby Vision.

Another big advantage is the capability of the Ultimea Thor T60 to project an image size up to 150 inches. This give you the flexibility to upgrade your screen size without needing to buy a new projector.

Why You Should Buy The LG HU915QE

Just because we chose the Ultimea Thor T60 over the LG HU915QE, doesn't mean it's not the better projector for some people.

If you're the type of person who prioritizes image contrast over color, then the LG HU915QE is clearly superior to the Ultimea Thor T60. And when you add in the brightness from the LG, you still get a brilliant and clear picture, even with the lights turned on.

While it lacks the color gamut coverage, the image created by the LG HU915QE is vibrant enough for any movie lover to enjoy. Additionally there is something to be said about the superior sharpness of the LG CineBeam UST thanks to its .67 DLP chip.

Another reason you might like the LG HU915QE better than the Thor T60 is if you like webOS, LG's operating system. It's very easy to navigate compared to the Android OS on the Ultimea projector which can sometimes be counterintuitive. On top of that, the LG comes with a built-in Netflix streaming app while you'd need an external device to watch Netflix on the T60.

It might seem like a minor detail, but when you don't need to get up to switch out your media player, you'll be glad you have the third HDMI port available on your LG ultra short throw.

As a practical matter if you're very limited on space, the LG HU915QE's ability to sit several inches closer to the screen makes it easier to fit in your room without obstructing the space in front of the screen. This also reduces the likelihood of needing a new laser tv credenza to hold the projector.

What Do You Think?

So now that you've read our head to head, which 4K ultra short throw projector do you think is better for your home, the Ultimea Thor T60 or the LG HU915QE? Which projectors do you want to see head to head in our next laser TV shootout? We'd love to hear what you think, so please let us know in the comments below!

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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 as always, keep on projecting!

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Projector Resolution:
4K
Brand:
Ultimea
Product Status:
In Stock
Lumens:
4000
Projector Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Light Source:
Laser
Contrast Ratio:
4,000:1 (full on/off)
Chipset:
DLP
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Throw Ratio:
0.21:1 (D:W)
Native Resolution:
3840x2160
Lens Shift:
No
Input Lag:
4K/60Hz: 25ms
3D Support:
Yes
Built-In Speaker:
Yes
Warranty:
3 Year
Standard Lens Focus:
Motorized
Wi-Fi:
Yes
ARC/eARC:
eARC
Operating System:
Android TV

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