An ultra short throw is not like other projectors. Instead of sitting on the other side of the room, a distance from the screen, UST projectors sit directly underneath it. They project the the light upwards, hitting the display surface from below. This gives you a vibrant and colorful image even in rooms with a good amount of ambient light. If you're looking for a big living room television upgrade, ultra short throw projectors are definitely the way to go.

But the question is, which ultra short throw is the best one for you to purchase? Our projection experts can help you decide with this UST projector shootout.

Hisense PX1-Pro

Hisense is known for producing outstanding laser TVs. The Hisense PX1-Pro is one of their latest ultra short throw projectors to hit the market. This UST projector is a true RGB triple laser projectors with bright vivid colors and buttery smooth motion handling. Unlike their other triple laser UST, the Hisense L9G which is designed for more well lit rooms such as a living room, the PX1-Pro is built as more of a home theater projector. You can also read our Hisense PX1-Pro review.

Vava Chroma

The Vava Chroma is their second ultra short throw projector and exploded on Indiegogo, raising funds at a record setting pace. This UST utilizes an RGB triple laser light source to create the image you seen on the screen. Also utilizing the ALPD® 4.0 light engine, this sleek ultra short throw is loaded with potential.

So which is better the Vava Chroma or the Hisense PX1-Pro UST projector?

Check out our expert comparison of these two fantastic triple laser ultra short throw projectors to find out. This one is gonna be close!

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Vava Chroma

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Hisense PX1-Pro

Our Thoughts:




The Vava Chroma is definetly the brighter UST.

Throw Ratio



The Chroma sits a bit closer to the projector screen.


.47" DLP

.47" DLP

Both projectors use the smaller .47 DLP chip.

Light Source

ALPD® 4.0 RGB+ triple laser

RGB Triple Laser

Both USTs are triple laser projectors with seperate red, green and blue lasers. The Vava Chroma has the edge however thanks to its advanced ALPD® 4.0 technology.


106% BT.2020

107% BT.2020

Both of these laser TVs cover over 100% of the more difficult BT.2020 colorspace. But the PX1-Pro does have a wider color gamut.

Sequential Contrast Ratio



The Chroma has an almost 3 times larger contrast ratio, however this advantage doesn't fully present itself when watching content.

Input Lag

42.2 ms

38.1 ms

While not ideal for the most hardcore gamers, both projectors offer decently low input lag for gaming with the Hisense PX1-Pro having a slight edge.

Image Size

80 to 150 inches

90 to 130 inches

The Vava UST gives you more setup versatility.

Operating System



Both ultra short throw projectors use the Android operating system.


2x30W Harman Kardon Speakers

30W Dolby Atmos®

The Vava Chroma has the most powerful built in soundbar of any UST and it delivers a far better audio experience.




Both projectors have a similar price point wth the PX1-Pro having a slightly lower base price.

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Pros And Cons Of Each UST Projector

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Vava Chroma

The Pros

  • Bright triple laser light source
  • Supports 3D
  • Sits closer than most other USTs
  • Sleek modern design
  • Powerful 60W speakers
  • Can make an image size up to 150 inches

The Cons

  • Colors appear oversaturated and not as accurate
  • Contrast ratio is good but could be better and doesn't present itself fully when watching content
  • Lacks robust color management system hampering calibration
  • Does not handle HDR content very well
  • No built in Netflix
  • Needs upcoming firmware updates to address some of the issues
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Hisense PX1-Pro

The Pros

  • Super bright 3 laser light source
  • Most vibrant colors
  • Mind-blowingly sharp image
  • Fantastic black levels
  • Easier to calibrate than other RGB projectors
  • Incredible low price for a triple laser UST
  • Can produce an image up to 130 inches

The Cons

  • Only has 2 HDMI ports
  • No built in Netflix
  • No 3D support
  • No dynamic tone mapping

So Which Is UST Better, The Vava Chroma Or The Hisense PX1-Pro?

Both of these are a great value for such amazing triple laser UST projectors. Either way you go, you'll get a fantastic image and you'll be incredibly happy with your purchase.

But a winner must be chosen. So between the Hisense PX1-Pro and Vava Chroma the winner of this ultra short throw projector shootout is the………

Hisense PX1-Pro!

Why Buy The Hisense PX1-Pro?

On paper the Vava Chroma seems like it should win but when it comes to watching actual content the Chroma falls far behind the PX1-Pro. If you want to upgrade your home cinema projector to a triple laser unit, the Hisense PX1-Pro ultra short throw projector is the way to go thanks to its deeper and more cinematically accurate colors and black levels. Speaking of colors, it has some of the best and most vibrant we've seen in any UST projector. On top of that it offers an incredibly sharp image. Hisense is a highly reliable manufacturer and they do a great job with out of the box performance.

If you're looking for a brighter projector you may want to consider the Hisense L9G. The L9G comes bundled with eithe a 100 inch or 120 inch UST screen that rejects ambient light.

Why Buy The Vava Chroma?

While the visual performance on the Vava Chroma are somewhat undewhelming given its hype, it's still a good UST projector. If you're looking to use it in a brighter room the Vava triple laser is a better choice because the lack of brightness on the PX1-Pro somewhat relegates it to a more dedicated movie watching space. For those planning to use the built-in soundbar, the Vava Chroma is a must buy given how powerful and high quality the speakers are. From an aesthetic design the Chroma also looks incredibly sleek and stylish.

There's a good chance that future software updates to the Chroma will make this projector a much better option, but for now the PX1-Pro is clearly the winner.

Which Do You Think Is Better?

Which projector do you think is better? Leave us your thoughts in the comments below.

We'll be breaking down the comparison between the Vava Chroma and Hisense PX1-Pro 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 UST projectors or anything else projection related don’t hesitate to hit us up at Thanks for reading and keep on projecting!

Hisense PX1-Pro Vs. Vava Chroma

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Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Throw Ratio:
0.23:1 (D:W)
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Input Lag:
4K/60Hz: 42.2ms
3D Support:
Full HD 3D
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