With an ultra short throw projector you get the ability to take the projector out of the home theater and into the living room. USTs (AKA Laser TV) are a style of projector designed to function beautifully in well-lit rooms. They are made to upgrade your living room television for an even bigger projector screen. With a bright laser light source these 4K USTs provide a gorgeous image in any lighting condition. Especially when paired with an ambient light rejecting projector screen make for ultra short throws.

When you're shopping, you'll quickly find there are over a dozen 4K laser TVs to choose from. Each one has their own pros and cons. So you need to ask yourself, what is the best ultra short throw projector for you?

We'll help you answer this question and more as part of our ultra short throw projector shootout series where we compare two laser TVs against each other. For today's battle we're pitting the LG HU715Q against the BenQ V7050i.

The LG HU715Q is the single laser younger sibling of the LG HU915QE and LG HU915QB. LG wanted to expand their offerings with a lower priced UST, and they accomplished that with the LG HU715Q CineBeam ultra short throw projector. With 2500 lumens, this single laser unit offers the fantastic 4K image of its predecessors but at a much lower price. We cover this UST in our LG HU715Q review.

With an incredibly vibrant and sharp picture and some rather unique features, the BenQ V7050i will be hard to beat. You can read all about it in our BenQ V7050i review. This impressive device is arguably the best single laser ultra short throw projector as evidenced by the fact that it finished in 1st place for the single laser segment of the 2022 laser TV showdown. While it beat out the competitors in the showdown, how does it match up in a 1 on 1 fight?

So which is best the BenQ V7050i or the LG HU715Q?

Check out our expert comparison of these two fantastic single laser ultra short throw projectors and find out which is better.

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BenQ V7050i

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Our Thoughts:




Both bright room projectors output the same amount of lumens.

Throw Ratio



The BenQ UST sits a bit closer to the screen than the LG unit.


.47" DLP

.47" DLP

Both projectors use the smaller .47 DLP chip.

Light Source

Single laser

Single laser

Both UST projectors use a single blue laser projectors.


98% DCI-P3

86% DCI-P3

The BenQ V7050i offers the widest color gamut of any single laser 4K UST.

Sequential Contrast Ratio



The contrast on the LG HU715Q is clearly better than the BenQ V7050i.

Image Size

90 to 120 inches

80 to 120 inches

The LG 4K laser TV gives you a bit more flexibility with the screen size options.

Input Lag

69.1 ms

53.9 ms

Neither is a particularly strong gaming projector, though LG has the edge in this department.


(x2)5W Chamber Speakers

20W+20W Stereo

LG's single laser UST delivers a significantly better sound experience compared to the BenQ UST.




The BenQ V7050i is less expensive than the LG HU715Q and a great bang for your buck.

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Pros And Cons Of Each UST Projector

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BenQ V7050i

The Pros

  • Colors are super bright and extra vibrant
  • Great contrast shows up in the content
  • Motorized lens cover
  • Supports 3D
  • Uses the more advanced .47" DMD ECP chipset
  • Very easy to set up

The Cons

  • Only has 2 HDMI ports
  • Uses an external media player that sticks out from the back and takes up one of the two HDMI ports
  • Not great for gaming
  • Speakers aren't as good as other laser TVs
  • Doesn't have Netflix app
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The Pros

  • Realistic and vibrant looking colors
  • Very Sharp Image
  • 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

  • Only comes in white
  • Remote is overly complex
  • Only comes with a 1 year limited warranty
  • Doesn't support 3D

So Which Is Better, The BenQ V7050i Or The LG HU715Q Laser TV?

Both of these 4K single laser UST projectors perform beautifully. Whether you're thinking about buying the BenQ V7050i or the LG HU715Q laser TV, you'll get fantastic image quality from either. But as with all head to head matchups, a winner needs to be picked from amongst the combatants. So between the LG CineBeam HU715Q and BenQ V7050i, the winner of this ultra short throw projector shootout is the………

BenQ V7050i

Why Buy The BenQ V7050i?

What makes us pick the BenQ V7050i as the winner over the LG HU715Q is mostly because of two factors: the vividness of the colors, and the sharpness of the picture. When you put these two single laser 4K USTs side by side your eye is instantly drawn to the image output by the BenQ V7050i. The colors are just so bright and vibrant, beyond even many of the other ultra short throws out there including a few of the triple lasers. This single laser DLP UST from BenQ offers a sharper more detailed image than many other competitors.

On top of the image, part of why you should consider the BenQ V7050i is the extra features on the unit. The V7050i features a motorized lens cover that protects the lens from dust and damage. Because of this neat feature, if you have kids or pets the BenQ V7050i should definitely be on your list.

Another helpful feature is the extendable placement guide arms that show you how far from the screen your projector should be. When you combine this feature with the slighter closer throw distance, the four adjustable feet, it makes the BenQ V7050i easier to set up than any other UST.

On top of the performance and the features, the BenQ 4K ultra short throw comes in at a much lower price. The value you get is one of the best bangs for your buck in the projection industry. You get a fantastic projector at a relatively low cost.

Why Buy The LG HU715Q?

In the battle of single laser ultra short throw projectors the LG HU715Q may not beat the BenQ V7050i in the overall head to head, but that doesn't mean this LG UST isn't the right choice for you.

If contrast is the most important aspect of picture quality to you, then the LG laser TV has a significant edge over the BenQ.

LG's single laser ultra short throw projector gives you a plethora of options and picture modes to customize your experience to your liking. On top of that, LG is one of the world's most well known brands for producing high quality electronics. Additionally with LG's webOS you get an award winning operating system that unlike the BenQ UST, includes Netflix.

If you're planning to use the built-in soundbar on your UST then the LG HU715Q's far superior speakers give this projector a big edge.

What Do You Think?

We'll be breaking down the comparison between the LG HU715Q and BenQ V7050i 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. You can also see our other projector comparisons here.

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

If you have any questions on these UST projectors or anything else projection related don’t hesitate to hit us up at ProjectorScreen.com. Thanks for reading and keep on projecting!

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