TV or Ultra Short Throw Projector?
By: Personal Projector Ltd
1. Image Size
The main advantage of course in viewing 4k content on a 4k projector as opposed to a 4k TV is the supersized ultra lifelike, immersive images blown up to a huge cinema size as it was intended to be ie up to 100" / 120"
Projectors are generally designed to work at much larger sizes. Indeed the B5U smallest recommended size is only 80"and goes up to 120" so far larger than any reasonably priced TV.
Once you start going over 85" on 4K high end TVs costs start to climb dramatically from £2200 for a Sony Bravia TV to around £12,000 for a 98" screen and best not to even go there for the 120" versions of these.
Also you will need to consider the cost of installation of the TV or Non UST projector which can mount up to more than the perceived savings on a TV (see below).
UST projectors still really come into their own at cinema sizes.
3. Profile and Weight
At 85kg (185 lbs) for an 85" TV its going to need a pretty strong wall / brackets and proper installation to ensure it doesn't drop off your wall.
The 100" ALR projection screen will however only weigh 9kgs (19lbs) and more importantly be much much thinner as it doesn't have the speakers inside it so its almost totally flush to the wall.
If buying an ALR screen then there is no issue watching the higher lumen UST models like the B5U in daylight as a few videos have shown on this forum.
5. Input lag
There have been a few people comment that they have not had any real world issues with input lag with the Chiq B5U. Whilst its not going to be as fast as the fastest gaming projectors on the market, the B5U has one of the better ones of all the UST models rather than standard models.
As you can imagine with the extra size and weight of a bigger TV it requires much more thought for installation than a UST projector that just sits on a cabinet with a lightweight screen that just simply hangs on the wall. DIY installation is far quicker and easier with a projector than a big heavy TV.
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Page Updated Last on: May 27, 2020