A new ultra short throw best projector for movies called CinemaX D2 comes from Optoma, which has a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD) and promises a maximum refresh rate of 240 Hz. The input lag should only be 4 ms in this mode. If you scale up to 4K (3840×2160 pixels), to be content with 60 Hz and 16 ms.
The 4K laser projector is advertised as having 3000 lumens of brightness output, a contrast ratio of 1,800,000:1, and wide coverage of both DCI-P3 and Rec. 709. The light source should be able to last 30,000 hours of operation. On top of that, 3D and HDR10 support, two integrated 10-watt speakers, remote control with illuminated buttons, and vertical and horizontal keystone correction are promised.
The projectable screen diagonal is estimated at 85 to 120 inches, whereby 100 inches should be possible from a distance of less than one meter to the (screen) wall. The range of interfaces includes HDMI 2.0 (with eARC), RS232, S/PDIF, USB-A, and an audio output (3.5 mm jack). Dolby Atmos is supported via passthrough. An Android dongle with a correspondingly wide range of apps is optionally included in the scope of delivery.
The Optoma CinemaX D2 projector for home has a volume of 26 to 28 dB and consumes 190 to 230 watts in operation.
Optoma CinemaX D2 price and availability
The new Optoma best projector for movies costs $2,333 (without an Android dongle) or $2,520 (with an Android dongle, additional designation “Smart”) on the Amazon.com website. The 4K laser projector is available in Black and White color options.
Epson recently launched a new home cinema projector, the EpiqVision EH-LS800. The “super-ultra-short-throw” 4K laser projector has a throw ratio of 0.16:1, allowing you to project an image 150 inches (~3.81m) wide from a distance of 285mm (~11.2 inches). The Epson 4K projector has a built-in Yamaha 2.1-channel sound system, as well as Google Chromecast and Google Assistant voice commands.
It has been listed on Bestbuy.com at $3,499.99 without any availability details.