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Philips Projection Launches U5 Ultra Short Throw True 4K Projector

Philips Projection has released the Philips Screeneo U5, its Ultra Short Throw True 4K UHD Laser Projector that offers a 150″ (381cm) breathtaking visual experiences from only 16.5 inches (42cm) away.

According to Philips Projection, this latest model represents a “continuation to the success of the Screeneo U4 UST projector”, and will be available for pre-order, exclusively on the tech platform, Indiegogo.

Dan Mamane, President of Screeneo Innovation SA, commented: “In our mission to improve the design and utilization of our products, we believe it is necessary that we are constantly innovating, building on more than two decades in the home projector space. Screeneo U5 represents our tireless efforts in technological advancements, which in turn delivers a state-of-the-art 4K Laser projector at the most competitive price point on the market”.

The Philips Screeneo U5 enables users to watch movies and more in True 4K UHD sharpness, and full of fine detail that can be lost at lower resolutions, Philips Projection says. Being short throw, the unit can be set on a surface just 11 inches (28cm) away. Plus, with a ratio of 0.21, Philips Projection claims the U5 is the best in the market, offering a 120″ (305cm) screen size when placed that distance away.

Screeneo U5 features Android TV 11, Chromecast, and Google Assistant, enabling users to launch the latest episode, pick up where they left off, or switch to a new show. Music, games, and videos music, games, and YouTube videos can all be found on the customisable home screen.

The U5 displays images compatible with REC709, Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG, promising “incredible” color reproduction performances up to 12-bit, and users can enjoy immersive 3D content from their Blu-ray player.

The latest FlowMotionTM 4 complements frames to enable videos to appear at a higher frame rate. This technology automatically recognises dynamic pictures and ensures that the motions you see are fluid and smooth, especially in fast-moving images like sports or action movies.

Integrated Texas Instrument DLP cinema technology delivers dramatic home cinema viewing with vivid pictures, deep contrast, and a bright image in any condition. Along with the 2,200 ANSI Lumens Laser light source displays rich and vivid colors for up to 25,000hours, and the UST technology, you no longer suffer casting shadows when walking across the room, ensuring you get an uninterrupted view.

Where sound is concerned, Philips Projection says the Screeneo U5 packs a punch with 2.2 Channels, 20 watts, and a dedicated DSP. It brings state-of-the-art sound to complete the True 4K Experience with Dolby Atmos and DTS HD, the company claims.

Finally, users can connect all their favorite devices via 2x HDMI (like smartphone, tablet, laptop, or gaming console), and play videos, pictures, and audio files from a USB, thanks to the built-in multimedia player. There is also Bluetooth 5.1, Dual Wi-Fi, 2x USB-A, SPDIF, and Jack 3.5 to connect external speakers. The RS-232 port enables home cinema and home automation systems.

Key Selling Points

  • True 4K UHD sharpness, with a ratio of 0.21, offering a 120″ (305cm) screen size when placed 11″ (28cm) away
  • Compatible with REC709, Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG
  • 2.2 Channels, 20 watts, and a dedicated DSP. State-of-the-art sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS HD

The Philips Screeneo U5 comes with international chargers and remote control is available on Indiegogo.