The Optoma UST is a prototype ultra short-throw projector that offers 4K/UHD resolution with a laser-phosphor hybrid light engine and HDR capability using HDR10. The throw ratio is only 0.18—according to Optoma, that’s less than many UST projectors at 0.25—and it can produce an image up to 140″. It also has a built-in media player. The demo I saw looked quite good on an ambient light-rejecting screen, which Optoma recommends for this projector.
It should be available in the third quarter of this year for a list price of $20,000. That’s quite a bit more than the Hisense Laser Cast TV at $13,000—and the Hisense includes a screen and 5.1 sound system. Which is better? We shall see.