What is the top 10 Cheapest ultra short throw projector in 2022?

Last updated by Nitish_Lakra on August 1, 2022

cheapest ultra short throw projector

I know that ultra short throw projectors are very expensive in the market. 

If you want to find the cheap and the best one. You have to do a lot of research for that. 

But you don’t need to worry about that. Because in this article. I will talk about the 10 best cheapest ultra short throw projectors.

And the price range will be from 900$ to 2700$.

If anyone finding the best low cost and affordable ultra short throw projector.

So, those top 10 cheapest ultra short throw projectors are:-

  1. JMGO O1 
  2. Elite Projector MosicGO 
  3. LG HF65LA
  4. ViewSonic PS700W
  5. Optoma GT5600
  6. LG HF85LA
  7. ViewSonic PX800HD
  8. JMGO O1 Pro 
  9. Epson EpiqVision LS300 
  10. WEMAX Nova 

Best overall (Our Pick)

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JMGO O1 is the best and cheapest ultra short throw projector. You can buy JMGO O1 for 900$.

Another thing that makes JMGO O1 the best. JMGO O1 is lightweight, a space saver and bang for your buck.

You can use JMGO O1 directly on the wall. And you will get acceptable image quality. And many other things.

Review of cheapest ultra short throw projectors. 

JMGO O1 

JMGO O1 Ultra Short Throw Projector
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Key Features:-

  • Resolution: 1920×1080 (4k Compatible)
  • Lumens: 800 ANSI 
  • Screen Size: 152 cm – 380 cm
  • OS: Luna OS
  • Setup: Easy
  • Contrast Ratio: 5,000:1
  • Light Source: LED
  • Connection: Optical, USB, HDMI & RJ-45
  • Input Lag: 30ms

If you have a tiny room in your home/apartment to utilise as a home theatre. Then don’t worry. I got your problem.

And the solution will not break your bank. JMGO O1 is the cheapest ultra short throw projector.

In the market. While writing this article. There are three points. What I would like to highlight about the projector.

JMGO O1 is a lightweight, space saver and won’t break your bank

Now let’s talk about some performance of this projector. If you don’t have a projector screen. 

You don’t need to buy the projector screen. You can use this projector on the white wall.

And the image quality will be phenomenal. The image on the white bare wall. It looks good.

If you like cartoons or anime movies. You can also enjoy them on the bare wall. Without any complaint.

But make sure you are using the JMGO O1 in the moderate lightroom.

Using the JMGO app you can control the projector. Using your phone.

If you want you can connect your streaming device with the projector. For that, you will get an HDMI port.

Do you like to play some games? By connecting your gaming console with the projector.

Then don’t worry input lag won’t bother you to play games. Because in the JMGO O1.

You will get the game mode. For a small room. JMGO speakers are enough to give you a cinematic experience.

The design of the JMGO O1 is very premium. And to save your eyes from the projector light. You will get eye protection features.

Also, it’s easy to set up this projector. Because JMGO O1 comes with the auto focus and keystone correction features.

Pros

  • In-built OS.
  • In-built speakers.
  • Easy to set up.
  • Very affordable.
  • Easy to move.
  • Native 1080p resolution.
  • Game mode.
  • Decent picture quality.

Cons

  • Not a 4k. Only compatible.

Elite Projector MosicGO 

Elite Projector MosicGO 
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Key Features:-

  • Resolution: Full HD (1920X1080)
  • Lumens: 1000 ANSI
  • Screen Size: 152 cm – 254 cm
  • Contrast Ratio: 20,000:1
  • Light Source: LED
  • Connection: Mini Jack, HDMI, USB & 12-Volt Trigger
  • Input Lag: 17ms

Want the outdoor ultra short throw projector? That you can set up outside your home.

At the budget price. Then Elite Projector MosicGO is the best. Because under the 1000$.

You will not only get the projector. You will get the tripod and the projector screen for the setup.

Let’s talk about the project overview and the performance. Projector has a focus dial. 

To sharpen the projected image. And it also has adjustable feet.

The projector makes some noise. But you won’t notice. After you use the projector speaker.

The image looks good from this projector. Because this projector has a native 1080p resolution. 

Like other DLP projectors. You won’t get great black levels from this projector. 

First, when you set up the projector. When projecting the image the first time you may notice that the projector is pushing the green colour.

But by using the image settings you can get rid of this.

The best image mode on this projector is cinema mode. 

Elite Projector MosicGO. Can run on the battery. If you fully charge this projector. 

You will get the battery backup for more than two hours. Also if you like to play games. You can play casual games on this projector.

It has an input lag of 17 ms. And the last thing, this projector is IPX2 certified.

Pros

  • You can do the outdoor projection.
  • Comes with a tripod and screen.
  • Good speaker.
  • The image quality is good.
  • Have a focus ring.
  • IPX2 certified.
  • Ready for gaming.

Cons

  • First impressions. You might notice an excess push of green colour. In image.
  • Projector noise can bother you.

LG HF65LA

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Key Features:-

  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Lumens: 1,000 ANSI
  • Screen Size: 152 cm – 254 cm
  • OS: WEB OS 3.0
  • Contrast Ratio: 150000:1
  • Light Source: LED
  • Connection: HDMI, Tuner, USB, Wireless Networking & Audio Out Mini Jack
  • Input Lag: 50+ms

LG HF65LA projector. Comes with the web OS 3.0. Which lets you access the various apps. To stream content online.

Like Netflix, VUDU etc.

If you don’t find any youtube app. I will suggest that you use the streaming device on your projector.

LG HF65LA is a very lightweight projector. And it’s perfect for a medium size room

Because LG HF65LA is very lightweight. You can easily move your projector. From the bedroom to the living room.

Or wherever you need the big experience for the cinematic experience. 

LG HF65LA will give you the perfect picture in a dark room. You can use this projector in the ambient light room.

Its lumens could be better. For the ambient light room. To set up the image you will get the 4-corner keystone correction.

If you want to have a complete cinematic experience at your home. You should connect the projector with the Bose Acoustimass V series. Wirelessly.

To change the projector’s different settings. You will get the magic remote. 

When you use the remote with the projector. You will feel like. You have a big laptop. 

And you are controlling that with the mouse. 

For the cinematic experience. At your home this projector is great. 

But if you are thinking of buying the cheapest ultra short throw projector.

Which gives you a good gaming experience. Then don’t consider buying LG HF65LA.

Because LG HF65LA input lag is ms 50+. Even casual gamers can’t enjoy playing games on this projector.

LG HF65LA is not a good gaming projector.

Pros

  • Lightweight.
  • Easy to move anywhere.
  • Cinematic experience.
  • Keystone correction.
  • Value for money.
  • Wireless and HDMI connectivity.

Cons

  • Input lag is very high.
  • Lumens can be improved for ambient light.

Optoma GT5600

Optoma GT5600
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Key Features:-

  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Lumens: 3,600 ANSI
  • Screen Size: 203 cm – 255 cm
  • Contrast Ratio: 20,000:1
  • Light Source: 220W UHP bulb
  • Connection: Mini Jack In/Out, RCA, RJ-45, RS232, USB, HDMI, VGA In/Out and USB.
  • Input Lag: 49ms

I have already talked about the Optoma GT5600. In our best ultra short throw projector article.

But the GT5600 projector is also eligible for the cheapest ultra short throw projector.

So, here we go again, going to talk about the Optoma GT5600. Using this projector with the UST projector screen.

Will give you phenomenal picture quality with lights on.

Because this projector comes with the native 1080p resolution. And lumens rating of the 3600 ANSI.

Which is great for the ambient light room. Even with many room lights on.

You won’t see some big changes in the image quality. 

It is also because GT5600 has a contrast ratio of 20,000:1

GT5600 is perfect for the cinematic experience. But not recommended for gaming.

If you love 3d movies. Which we don’t see generally these days on TV.

You will get a full HD 3d movie experience on this projector.

Pros

  • Perfect for the ambient light room.
  • Sharp image.
  • Budget friendly.
  • Easy to use.
  • Worth the money.
  • 3D.

Cons

  • You might get dotted image quality. After some time.

LG HF85LA

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Key Features:-

  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Lumens: 1,500 ANSI
  • Screen Size: 229 cm – 305 cm
  • OS: webOS Smart TV
  • Setup: SSS
  • Contrast Ratio: 150,000:1
  • Light Source: Laser Phosphor
  • Connection: Mini Jack, Optical, Tuner, HDMI, RJ-45, USB & Wireless Networking.
  • Input Lag: 58ms

Another ultra short throw projector. That can easily fit in your budget. 

If you want to try the ultra short throw projector in your living room.

LG HF85LA has a great picture in most scenarios. Except in the ambient light. In ambient light, its image fades.

For those who don’t like wire. You can wirelessly connect your phone with the projector.

And also you can connect your speakers with your projector wirelessly.

And you should connect external speakers with the projector. Because LG HF85LA speakers are weak. 

So, don’t rely on them for the audio output. You should look for a soundbar or speaker. For your projector.

LG HF85LA has a laser light source. So you will get a long life. And you don’t need to change the projector bulb.

Like other lamp based projectors.

To stream the content. You don’t need to connect the streaming device with this projector.

Because the LG HF85LA has LG smart TV os. Which lets you access many streaming apps.

If not then you can invest in the streaming device for your projector.

Its fan noise will not bother you. While watching movies on this projector.

There is some downside with this projector. To set up this projector is not an easy job. 

Even with the keystone correction and manual focus. 

Pros

  • Great image.
  • Portable.
  • Wireless connection.
  • Budget Friendly.
  • Laser light source.
  • Virtually don’t need any streaming device.

Cons

  • Stuck pixel.
  • Tough to set up.

ViewSonic PX800HD

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Key Features:-

  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Lumens: 2,000 ANSI
  • Screen Size: 178 cm – 382 cm
  • Setup: Easy to use
  • Contrast Ratio: 100,000:1
  • Light Source: Bulb
  • Life: 3,000 hours/6,000 hours
  • Connection: Mini Jack In/Out, RCA, VGA In, HDMI, RS232, USB.
  • Input Lag: 16 ms

The ViewSonic PX800HD has a piece of technology. What it promises in the description, deliver.

The setup of the projector is easy. Just place it in front of your screen. But you have a little bit of struggle to get the perfect alignment.

To get the best image. While watching the sports on this projector. The image colour was good.

And when you watch some movie content. The black levels are not outstanding. But they were good.

Give you the rich movie cinematic experience in your living room. 

I have also tried some video games. On the ViewSonic PX800HD. Retro and modern Xbox games too.

The Retro was good. For modern games in this projector, you will get a low latency rate of 16 ms. Also game mode.

So, you can get the optimal gaming experience. In the ViewSonic PX800HD.

While watching sports and movies. Also while playing games. Two times I feel that there is a lack of brightness.

And yes gaming experience is good on this projector. But I won’t suggest this projector.

For regular gaming. For that, it would be better. If you will invest in the TV.

It’s better when. Your friends come over to your place. And you all guys want to have fun. 

It’s a good projector. Deliver what it promises in the description. So if the cons do not matter to you.

I will suggest that you buy this projector for sure.

Pros

  • Projector experience in the limited placemats rooms.
  • Moderate image in the ambient light.
  • Good colours.
  • Extremely low lamp replacement cost.
  • Uniform image.
  • Low input lag.

Cons

  • Setup is not easy to get the best image.
  • Cheap feel.
  • Loud fan.
  • Not quite bright enough for some content.

JMGO O1 Pro 

JMGO O1 Pro Ultra Short Throw Projector
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Key Features:-

  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Lumens: 1,400 ANSI
  • Screen Size: 178 cm – 381 cm
  • Contrast Ratio: 6,000:1
  • Light Source: LED
  • Connection: USB, RJ-45, Optical, HDMI.
  • Input Lag: 30 ms

It’s easy to set up the JMGO O1 Pro projector. For that, you can use the projector feet.

And adjust the height of the projector. So, projection can fit your screens. 

Also for the setup of the image, you can use the keystone correction. 

But I won’t suggest it. Because keystone degrades the image quality a little bit.

If you want to project on the white wall. It’s good. But don’t worry. If you have a coloured wall.

There is a setting on the JMGO O1 Pro. That will adjust the colours. When your project is on the coloured wall.

And that setting is called wall calibration. Don’t try this setting on the projector screen. If you have one.

You will not get good image quality.

There is an entertainment mode on the JMGO O1 Pro. When you are not watching anything on this projector.

You can project beautiful graphics on the wall. It will give you a beautiful look. 

And you can do this without worrying about the projector life.

Because JMGO O1 Pro’s lifespan is 45,000 hours

The JMGO O1 Pro image looks sensational. In the dark room. But it looks like a washout. 

With a little bit of ambient light present. 

If you want to buy the projector screen for your JMGO O1 Pro. You can go with the Akia Screens CLR and ALR Projector Screen.

To get good audio output from the JMGO O1 Pro. You will get the Dynaudio. Built-In speakers.

If you want to do basic calibration in the projector. You can not do that because in the JMGO O1 Pro.

You won’t get the basic option to change the contrast or image colour temperature.

Pros

  • Budget friendly.
  • The lifespan is 45,000 hours.
  • Entertainment mode.
  • Easy to set up.
  • The image looks sensational in a dark room.
  • Wall calibration.
  • Keystone correction.
  • Have an HDR.

Cons

  • Not bright enough.
  • Don’t have basic calibration.

Epson EpiqVision LS300 

Epson EpiqVision LS300 
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Key Features:-

  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Lumens: 3,600 ANSI
  • Screen Size: 155 cm – 305 cm
  • OS: Android TV
  • Setup: SSS
  • Contrast Ratio: 1,500,000:1
  • Light Source: Laser Phosphor
  • Connection: Optical, USB, Wireless Networking, HDMI.
  • Input Lag: 50 ms

Epson EpiqVision LS300 is for those. Who wants to set up the home theatre?

In the small living room. And don’t have a big budget for the expensive ultra short throw projector.

And don’t mind a little bit compromising the image quality. Then LS300 could be the best companion.

For you. LS300 has another version LS500. Which cost 2000$ more than the LS300.

LS300 have an in-built 2.1 speakers system. Powered by Yamaha.

Which does a pretty good job. Considering its price and size. 

LS300 comes with an android TV. Which lets you access thousands of apps.

And also LS300 have google assistant features. This projector’s native resolution is 1080p. And can accept the 4k HDR video signal.

The LS300 image looks spectacular. Even in the ambient light room.  

For gaming. I will only recommend casual gaming. I would not consider this projector a perfect gaming projector.

Otherwise, this projector is great for the cinematic experience. If you want the most from the LS300.

Then I will suggest that you buy the Elite Screens Aeon CineGrey 3D Series.

You will have the perfect combination of the projector and the screen. For the best possible image quality.

Pros

  • Android TV.
  • Good brightness.
  • In-Built speakers by Yamaha.
  • Fantastic image.
  • Accept 4k HDR video signal.

Cons

  • Don’t mean for a fast action scene.

WEMAX Nova 

WEMAX Nova 
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Key Features:-

  • Resolution: 3840×2160 (4k)
  • Lumens: 2,100 ANSI
  • Screen Size: 203 cm – 390 cm
  • OS: Android TV
  • Contrast Ratio: 3,000:1
  • Light Source: Laser Phosphor
  • Connection: Mini Jack, RJ-45, USB, Optical, RCA, Wireless Networking, HDMI.
  • Input Lag: 40ms

Set up is easy on the projector. Because you can adjust the projector height. According to your screen or tv stand.

Also in the Wemax Nova. You will get the 8 points keystone correction.

Which helps you to align the image on the screen. Very easily.

On the Wemax Nova, you will get the android tv. Which lets you access the various streaming apps. 

In the projector. But you won’t get Netflix. For that, you have to connect a Roku or fire stick with the projector.

It will be better because the projector can project 4k images. So you should invest in a streaming device for your projector.

So, you can stream 4k Netflix content.

You will get the remote in the box. Which remote is very normal. You will get the menu and power buttons.

And also the google assistant button. 

Out of the box. Without any projector image calibration. You will get a vivid image. 

But that vivid image will wash out. In the appearance of ambient light.

Gaming mode exists in the wemax nova. To improve the gaming experience on the projector.

But competitive gaming will not be recommended on the projector.

Pros

  • Looks are premium.
  • You get an android TV.
  • Adjustable feet.
  • 8 Points keystone correction.
  • Gaming Mode.
  • 4k.
  • Vivid image.

Cons

  • No inbuilt Netflix.

Conclusion: Cheapest ultra short throw projector.

Generally ultra short throw projector. Has a very high price tag. Which everyone can not pay.

That’s why here we have talked about the best & cheapest ultra short throw projector.

So, those guys who want to get into the home theatre as a hobby. And don’t have a big budget.

To spend on the ultra short throw projector. They can easily buy the ultra short throw projector.

For their home theatre. 

By investing a minimum of 900$. You can get the ultra short throw projector.

See you next time…

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