Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector
That’s always been the promise of home theatre projectors, which offer screen sizes far larger than any consumer-priced LED and plasma TVs. But projectors always come with a caveat: they need to be mounted, often on the ceiling in the rear of the room. That presents plenty of wiring challenges, ranging from electrical to audio-video connectivity – not to mention the aesthetic challenges involved, even if you’re ready to crack some drywall.
Those problems disappear with Sony’s 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector, which was unveiled this week at CES. The projector is housed in an attractive credenza that will look at home in a minimalist, modern environment. Push it against a bare wall, and the unit shoots an image on the wall directly above it, rather than across the room – the “short throw” in question. The result is a 4K image that can be sized up to a whopping 147 inches diagonally.