Following the success of the Philips Screeneo U4 Ultra Short Throw Projector on Indiegogo which rolled in over 6 million USD in funding, the Dutch electronics giant is taking another UST to Indiegogo. This time is the Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector and it has met its set funding goal in no time – even though it is on flexible funding which funding goal is pretty much irrelevant.
The Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector promised to deliver “True 4K UHD sharpness” while not requiring a screen and with just a minimal distance from the wall. Philips claimed that it has a ratio of 0.21 which means the U5 can throw a 120-inch (diagonally, of course) screen size placed at 11 inches (28 cm) to the wall or projection surface. But 120” isn’t its best; it can do up to 150-inch, said Philips.
The Philips Screeneo U4 Ultra Short Throw Projector further boasts a 2,200 ANSI lumens laser light source and is capable of displaying images compatible with REC709, Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG. The projector further touts the latest FlowMotion 4 framerate upscaling technology:
“Our new FlowMotion™ 4 adds artificial frames between existing picture frames to enable videos to appear at a higher frame rate. Our technology automatically recognizes dynamic pictures and inserts frames to ensure the motion you see is fluid and smooth, especially for fast-moving images like sport or action movies.”
The projector is not limited to Android TV entertainment. It has a built-in multimedia player that allows you to playback videos, photos, and audio files straight off a USB.
Other spec sheet details and features include integrated Texas Instrument DLP cinema technology, motorized 8-point keystone adjustment, 25,000 hours light source lifespan, built-in 20 watts 2.2 channels audio with dedicated DSP, support Dolby Atmos and DTS HD, Android TV 11 OS, built-in Chromecast and Google Assistant, and a generous number of I/Os, including 2x HDMI interface, 2x USB-A, Bluetooth 5.1, dual Wi-Fi, SPDIF, Jack 3.5, and an RS-323 port that enables home cinema and home automation systems.
The Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector is available only on Indiegogo at a discounted price of €1,699 (US$1,758). Shipping for the product is estimated to start on March 2023.
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