SHORT & ULTRA THROW PROJECTORS
Short throw and Ultra Short Throw projectors are the best options for home media systems, mainly because they do not require a whole lot of room to project an image onto a screen. A typical long throw projector, although cheaper than short and ultra short throw projectors, requires that it be positioned at least six feet away from the screen; any closer and the image will shrink too much and become distorted. This is fine as long as you have enough space, like if you will be using the projector in an auditorium or in a huge conference hall. However, if you only have a couple of feet to spare, you need to choose the short throw and ultra short throw projectors.
Thanks to their specially-designed lenses, short and ultra-short throw projectors can project crystal clear images on a screen that is just a couple of feet away. To project an image that is 60’ wide, a conventional long throw projector needs to be at least 7 and a half feet away from the screen. On the other hand, to project the same size image, a short throw projector only needs to be three feet away; for ultra-short throw projectors, the screen only needs to be one and a half feet away.
With short throw projectors, you don’t have to worry about people casting shadows on the screen, and thus ruining your viewing experience.