What is an Ultra Short Throw Projector? You can park one right under your screen or wall. That the problems of a traditional ceiling mount are considerable. The Vava also has a built-in Harman Kardon soundbar that supports both Dolby and DTS audio. This means that you can do without additional audio devices (and the associated remote control and wiring).
The projector is running a special version of Android, but it’s clunky and limited. Trust me when I tell you you want to hook up your favorite Fire TV or Roku streamer. There are three HDMI inputs so you also have room for your game console and other device. (One of them is HDMI ARC, in case you want to expand beyond the built-in sound system.)
I had about a day to test the Vava earlier this summer. Here’s what I learned:
- Setting up and running is a breeze, which for me is proof that UST projectors are the wave of the future. One box, one wall, done.
- It creates a bright, sharp image – one that you can easily see even in a well-lit room.
- The built-in speakers sound great, although the projector itself produces a constant low fan noise that can be a bit distracting in quiet scenes. This is really my only problem.
- UST projectors are less forgiving than conventional projectors on uneven walls. For the best overall experience, you will likely want to invest in a suitable screen. (You could too .)
- I want one.
To put that in perspective, you could buy something like this(although the 2019 model recently went on sale for only “$ 1,500”). You can even get into an 85-inch TV for less than $ 2,000.
However, with this projector you are only limited by the available wall area: it can project an image up to 150 inches in size. (And at least 80 in.) That’s serious home theater right there.
If you think movie theaters are not coming back anytime soon and want to recreate the movie theater experience as best as possible, this is a great option. Excuse me while I pop open the piggy bank to see if I can somehow swing this.
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