A high-end projector can take your home theater experience from great to amazing. With the most advanced features and the best image quality, these projectors offer you an immersive experience that is unlike anything you’ve seen outside of a high-end theater. Both of these designs are ultra short throw projectors, meaning you can get an oversized image with minimal space by positioning the projector close to the screen. Today, we look at the features of the Optoma Cinemax P2 vs Samsung LSP9T and let you know why we think the Samsung is a better buy. (>>> Check on Bhphotovideo)
Optoma Cinemax P2 vs Samsung LSP9T Specifications:
|Optoma Cinemax P2||Samsung LSP9T|
|Brightness (Lumens)||3,000 ANSI||2,800 ANSI|
|Throw Distance||1.5' - 2.2'||0.4' - 0.8'|
|Screen size||85" - 120"||100" - 130"|
|Internal Speakers||20.0 Watts × 2||10.0 Watts × 4|
These two projectors are among the very best you’ll find with tons of features that will give you the best entertainment experience possible. While they both have some similarities, a few features set the two designs apart. We will take a deep look into how these two projectors function and what they have to offer so you’ll know why we think the Samsung LSP9T is a great option. For our more in-depth review of this projector click here.
How the Projectors Project
Both of these projectors use laser technology to display images. This means you’ll experience crystal clear images with practically no stutter, shifting, or any of the odd image effects that happen with other designs.
Both designs offer built-in Wi-Fi 5 that allows you to wirelessly stream your favorite content without the hassle of cords, cables, and other nonsense. Both offer access to a wide variety of applications for viewing and playing movies, videos, and TV shows.
4k UHD Displays
The projectors allow for true-to-life 4k Ultra High-Definition so you will see your favorite movies in the most realistic way possible. Both projectors offer amazing clarity and contrast even in brightly lit environments with high lumen counts and astounding levels. Since both projectors use lasers, you’ll also get incredibly long life from the bulb so you can keep watching your favorite content for years.
Optoma Cinemax P2
- Excellent image quality and detail from a short throw projector design
- Easy to set up and use
- Works well in low light and dark conditions
- Operating system is troublesome
- Works best when combined with a high-quality screen
Both projectors feature the ability to use voice control, one of the most useful features to be added to home theater equipment in years. Samsung uses a proprietary voice control system called Bixby and also works with Amazon Alexa. Optoma provides voice control using Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to streamline the connections with your other smart home devices.
Possible Screen Size and Ultra Short Throw Distances
The Samsung LSP9T allows for screen sizes up to 130-inches while maintaining incredible detail and contrast. The Optoma Cinemax only allows for up to a 120-inch screen, but also gives you seamless viewing and contrast.
Samsung says that the projector can be placed a miniscule 9.4-inches from the screen to obtain the maximum size and will create a 100-inch image at a distance of only 4.4-inches.
The Optoma requires slightly more room, but the difference is fairly minor. It will create a screen size of 120-inches from only 16.5-inches and has a minimum distance of eight-inches to generate an 85-inch image.
Both of these projectors feature built-in 40 watt speaker systems that utilize a range of tweeters and woofers to give you a true 4.2 sound system. The sound quality is excellent in comparison with other products and is optimized for movies. Both designs also offer a TOSLINK optical connector to add the projector to your home theater AVR setup.
Color and Contrast
Samsung is the first to offer HDR10+ in a movie projector, and that means you’ll get crisp colors and vibrancy unlike anything else on the market. Optoma offers HDR10, which is an excellent protocol that creates clear colors and vibrancy without the muting found in some systems.
Both projectors have the ability to create immersive contrast that makes black shades pop and enhances the realistic view of high-tone colors. The Samsung LSP9T and the Optoma Cinemax P2 offer 2 million-to-one contrast ratios that are at the apex of the industry.
- Stunning image quality
- Surprisingly good speakers
- Will work acceptably on a white wall
- Not the most affordable option around
- Not as bright as competitors
These projectors are both relatively easy to set up, once you understand the critical step of getting the distance just right. It is easy to have the projector a little too high, too far away, or not level, and because of the projection design, the image can be seriously distorted.
Once the proper placement of the projector is managed, everything else is pretty straight forward. Both designs are intended to work with other products in your home that you’ll want to incorporate, like your AVR, DVD player, and lots of other options. Setting these options up is simple using the HDMI ports. Both designs feature three HDMI ports for the best playability.
The Samsung LSP9T won us over for a few reasons. Most importantly, it is easier to set up and it works just like any other Samsung television, making it a simple transition to watching videos on a projector. The built-in OS is far superior to the Optoma which makes finding and selecting the videos and options you want much simpler. It is a spendy piece of equipment, but the outstanding quality and convenience are worth it. Couple this with an appropriate screen and you’ll never want to use a regular television again (>>> Find on ProjectorScreen).