Projector trends at CES 2020
Ultra Short Throw projectors are still pricey and only good for screens up to 150”
The most affordable one in 4K UST class, the VAVA VA-LT002, has Android onboard, supports high contrast content HDR10 and retails at $2,799.99
VAVA 4K Projector creates up to 150'' image at 7 inches away from the screen, which is only sufficient to cover the smallest Open Air Cinema 9 ft screen. 6,000 lumen light source claimed by the manufacturer is only up to 2,500 lumens in ANSI standard.
Elite Screens announced their branded UST projector in November and presented at CES
ViewSonic followed the common trend and presented two UHD projectors in their X series for Home Entertainment
ViewSonic X100-4K and X1000-4K - CES 2020 Innovation Award Honoree are both 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) and can be operated with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, out of the box.
Most eye-catching device at the Panasonic CES booth was PT-RQ50K large venue laser projector
PT-RQ50K is considered to be the smallest and lightest in weight in the 50,000 lumen class
At CES 2020, Epson demonstrated their recently announced EF-100 projector
Priced at $999 Epson EF-100 has a 2,000 ANSI lumen light source and the included Android streaming HDMI dongle. Projector display technology is 3LCD which is not typical for the Home Entertainment Class.