The Premiere, a 4K laser projector from Samsung designed as an alternative to its high-end QLED TVs, is now available to order. There are two models: the $ 3,499 LSP7T that gives you a 120-inch projection and the $ 6,499 LSP9T that goes up to 130-inches. Samsung describes both as “ultra short throw” projectors, which means that huge projection sizes are achieved even when the unit is placed directly in front of the wall or screen.
The maximum projection size isn’t the only thing separating the two projectors. The LSP9T is brighter with 2,800 ANSI lumens, compared to 2,200 ANSI lumens on the cheaper model. This obviously means that it provides a brighter image, but it also means that its image should be clearer when there is more ambient light in the room. The more expensive LSP9T also has a 40-watt, 4.2-channel sound system compared to a 30-watt, 2.2-channel system for the LSP7T.
Otherwise the two projectors share many specifications. Both are powered by the same Tizen OS as Samsung TVs, and both can be controlled via Alexa and Bixby voice assistants. They are both laser projectors, which should mean their light sources will last longer than the bulbs used in traditional projectors. Samsung also advertises The Premiere as the first projector to support HDR10 +, although the format has not been adopted as widely as other HDR standards such as Dolby Vision.
Both projectors can be ordered on Samsung’s website starting today. The site notes that the shipment is expected by October 16. If you’re looking for something a little cheaper, check out our recent guide to the best projectors, where our top picks start at a slightly cheaper $ 899.