Short Throw Projectors: Get Big Images in Small Spaces

Worried your home theater, conference room or classroom is too small to accommodate a projector? Think again.

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These projectors have very short throw ratios, the distance from projector to screen compared to the screen size. This allows you to place them a mere one to three feet from the screen. Now you can create big pictures in tight spaces.

Bonus: Because they can be placed so close to the screen, short and ultra short throw projectors also reduce the chance shadows will obstruct the image or light will shine in the presenter’s face.

Need a visual? Here’s a chart that breaks down the throw ratios of “normal” projectors compared to short throw projectors:

Projector Type Throw Ratio Distance From Screen Projected Diagonal Image
Regular Projector 1.5:1 7.5 feet 5 feet
Short Throw Projector 0.6:1 3 feet 5 feet
Ultra Short Throw Projector 0.37:1 1.4 feet 5 feet

Short and ultra short throw projectors are commonly used in:

  • Small conference rooms
  • Classrooms
  • Trade show booths
  • Small home theaters

QuickTip: Projectors with quieter fans are desirable when using a projector in a smaller space.

Short throw projectors create a larger image in a small space

Short throw and ultra short throw projectors are popular in classrooms and education settings. But they can also be used in businesses, sports bars and home theaters.

Check out our new short throw and ultra short throw projector technology guide to learn more. And if you have any questions, give us a call at 1-888-248-0675.