Super Bowl LVI is only a few weeks away and now is the time to get your home theater and party plans in order. Super Bowl LVI will be played at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, February 13, 2022 and that means that 99% of us will have to enjoy the game at home. A number of us have invested in ultra short throw projectors for the game this year so expect to see more reviews in the months to come.
Hisense, Samsung, BenQ, Epson, and Optoma have excellent options in the category worth checking out.
We still highly recommend using an Ambient Light Rejection (ALR) screen with any UST Projector; especially if you are using one in a room during the day where you don’t have complete control over the amount of ambient light.
We have a number of recommendations on which ALR screens are the best right now.
UST Projectors are becoming a viable alternative to really large 4K (and soon 8K) HDTVs above 80-inches although there are some real differences in picture quality compared to the best OLED TVs.
UST Projectors do not offer the same black levels of the best LG, Sony, or Samsung OLED televisions and that is a legitimate point of differentiation.
The biggest changes over the past 2 years has been the dramatic improvement in color accuracy and sharpness of the best UST projected images. We’ve watched some 4K movies on the best Hisense and Samsung units on some pricey ALR screens and the quality in a darkened room made us question the need to spend more on a 90-inch (or larger) TV.
A lot of consumers have decided not to return to their local AMC even when the pandemic is over, but they also don’t have the space or desire to build a dedicated home theater room in their home or apartment.
The ability to place a UST projector very close to the wall on the top of an existing media unit or credenza has enormous appeal to a lot of consumers.
Which UST Projectors Are Best For Watching the Big Game?
Hisense’s new L9G Trichroma Laser Television is definitely our number one draft pick. With its top-notch motion handling and brightness levels, the action on the screen will really pop in your viewing space; minus the screaming, beer, and overpriced chicken wings.
Boasting an amazing coverage of 107% of the BT 2020 color space, you will have the pleasure of enjoying the game with a maximum color spectrum that remains crisp and never blurry. Bundles are available with a 100 or 120 inch ambient light rejecting cinema screen.
- $5,499 at ProjectorScreen.com (with 100″ screen)
- $5,999 at ProjectorScreen.com (with 120″ screen)
If image quality is your main concern, you simply can’t go wrong with the Samsung LSP9T Premiere (full review here). This triple laser UST delivers a beautiful 4K image and the sharpest picture detail we’ve seen so far with a UST Projector.
The Samsung also boasts excellent motion processing which keeps the image very sharp even with so much movement on the screen; something that we’ve noticed with action sequences in films and NHL hockey and NFL games this season.
The Samsung LSP9T’s 2800 lumen brightness rating and 130-inch maximum screen size makes it one of the most impressive USTs current available.
If you are looking for a very vibrant image with strong color accuracy, look no further then the BenQ V7050i UST. Step into a world of 4K clarity and a rainbow of spectacular colors that will make every jersey pop and every commercial feel like a cinema quality experience.
The V7050i offers terrific motion handling and unbeatable color accuracy; two of its best features that make this new short throw projector one of the best on the market. The motorized lens cover will also help keep the lens safe, giving the unit an extended life cycle, and you countless hours of quality viewing time.
Optoma CinemaX P2
Delivering the best bang for the buck is this all-in-one ultra short-throw projector. You get 3000 lumens of brightness, outstanding motion handling and an accurate color spectrum that simply cannot be matched at this price point.
Experience the roar of the crowd thanks to the integrated 40 watts/channel soundbar. The Optoma CinemaX P2 delivers an excellent visual and sonic experience for those with a lower budget and zero space for a dedicated soundbar.
It’s available in either a black or white which is not typical with most USTs. We still think a black case makes more sense when you’re trying to limit light reflection in a room.
The brightest UST projector on the list is this laser TV beauty with an incredible 4000 lumens. The Epson LS500 is tailor-made for Super Bowl parties with its very natural looking image, excellent color accuracy and super detailed 4K picture that works well with sports and gaming.
Powered by a 3LCD chipset and extremely low input lag of 21ms, this ultra short-throw projector also doubles as a world-class TV that will revolutionize the video game experience with your PS5 or Xbox.
You can bundle this super bright projector with a 100” or 120” ALR screen and the projector is available in both black and white.