Super Bowl LVI is just a few weeks away and now is the time to get you home theater and party plans in order. Super Bowl LVI will be played on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California and that means 99% of us will have to enjoy the game at home. A number of us have invested in ultra-short-throw projectors for the game this year, so expect to see more reviews in the coming months.
We still strongly recommend that a Ambient Light Rejection (ALR) screen with any UST projector; especially if you use one during the day in a room where you do not have full control over the amount of ambient light.
We have a number of recommendations on which ALR screens is the best at the moment.
UST projectors are becoming a viable alternative to really large 4K (and soon 8K) HDTVs above 80-inch, although there are some real differences in picture quality compared to the best OLED TVs.
UST projectors do not offer the same black levels of the best LG, Sony or Samsung OLED TVs and this is a legal point of differentiation.
The biggest changes over the past 2 years were the dramatic improvement in color accuracy and sharpness of the best UST projected images. We have some 4K movies on the best Hisense and Samsung units on some expensive ALR screens and the quality in a darkened room we have the question of spending more on a 90-inch (or larger) TV.
Many consumers have decided not to return to their local AMC even when the pandemic is over, but they also do not have the space or desire to build a dedicated home theater room in their home or apartment.
The ability to place a UST projector very close to the wall on top of an existing media unit or credenza has a great appeal to many consumers.
Which UST projectors are best to watch the big game?
Hisense’s new L9G Trichroma Laser Television is definitely our number one concept choice. With its first-class motion handling and brightness levels, the on-screen action will really pop up in your viewing space; minus the screaming, beer and overpriced chicken wings.
With an incredible 107% coverage of the BT 2020 color space, you will have the pleasure of enjoying the game with a maximum color spectrum that stays sharp and never blurry. Bundles are available with a 100- or 120-inch ambient light-reflecting cinema screen.
If image quality is your biggest concern, you simply can not go wrong with the Samsung LSP9T Premiere (full review here). This triple laser UST delivers a beautiful 4K image and the sharpest picture detail we’ve seen so far with a UST projector.
The Samsung also boasts excellent motion processing that keeps the image very sharp even with so much movement on the screen; something we’ve noticed with action series in movies and NHL hockey and NFL games this season.
The Samsung LSP9T’s 2800 lumen brightness rating and 130 inch maximum screen size make it one of the most impressive USTs currently available.
If you are looking for a very vivid image with strong color accuracy, look no further than the BenQ V7050i UST. Step into a world of 4K brightness and a rainbow of spectacular colors that will make every sweater pop and every ad feel like a cinema quality experience.
The V7050i offers tremendous motion handling and unmatched color accuracy; two of its best features that make this new short-throw projector one of the best on the market. The motorized lens cover will also help keep the lens safe, giving the unit an extended life cycle, and your countless hours of quality viewing time.
Optoma CinemaX P2
Deliver the best value for money is this all-in-one ultra-short projector. You get 3000 lumens of brightness, excellent motion handling and an accurate color spectrum that simply does not match this price point.
Experience the roar of the crowd thanks to the integrated 40 watt / channel sound bar. The Optoma CinemaX P2 delivers an excellent visual and sonic experience for those on a lower budget and no space for a dedicated soundbar.
The brightest UST projector on the list is this laser TV beauty with an incredible 4000 lumens. The Epson LS500 is custom made for Super Bowl parties with its very natural look, excellent color accuracy and super detailed 4K image that works well with sports and games.
Powered by a 3LCD disk drive and an extremely low input delay of 21ms, this ultra-short projector also serves as a world-class TV that will revolutionize the video game experience with your PS5 or Xbox.