Sony LSPX-P1 Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector

Model: LSPXP1K UPC: 027242896215 Item: 168740

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Sony LSPX-P1 Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector Overview

The Sony LSPX-P1 Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector is a home theater projector designed to provide ultra-high definition video from very close to your external projection surface. This digital projector projects images from 22-in to 80-in thanks to its Ultra Short Throw lens. It's compact enough to mount just about anywhere – place it by the wall or on the floor or a table. The body of the LSPX-P1 is only 3.14-in square, making it a small yet powerful home theater projector. Built for portability, it features an integrated battery and speakers for use outside of your home. The battery lasts up to two hours on a single charge, and you can save power with the Bluetooth Low Energy feature. This powerful HD projector can also connect to your smartphone to show the time, weather, photos, videos and other content on the wall or surface. You can connect the LSPX-P1 to HDMI compatible devices such as DVD or Blu-Ray players or your home PC.

Product Information


Product highlights

  • 100 lumens of light output
  • SXRD panel delivers a 4,000:1 contrast ratio and 720p resolution for great picture quality
  • Connect to a wide range of devices with the bundled HDMI unit
  • Bluetooth Low Energy turns the projector on when your smartphone is nearby and off when it isn't 
  • Two 0.98" bass reflex speakers for room-filling sound
  • Dedicated Sony app for mobile devices lets you control the HD projector images and settings 
  • Featuring a built-in battery for portable use with up to 2 hours per charge
  • xLOUD technology for clear audio performance even at high volume levels
  • Ultra Short Throw lens projects images from 22" to 80" for uninterrupted viewing with no shadows
  • Product Dimensions:  3.25" W x 5.25" H x 5.25" D
  • Product Weight: 2.05 lbs.
  • Warranty: 1 Year - World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support

Specifications

Specifications

Display

  • Display system: SXRD three primary colors LCD shutter projection system
  • Accepted digital signals: 480p, 720p, 1080p
  • Diagonal projection image size: 22° to 80°
  • Light source: Laser diode
  • Display resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Display technology: 0.37 SXRD x1

Size & Weight

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): Approximately 3 1/4" x 5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
  • Speaker unit size: Approximately 0.98" diameter
  • Weight: Approximately 2 lb. 1 oz.

General

  • Wireless HDMI compatibility: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4GHz band, 5GHz band), MIMO compatible
  • Built-in storage: Approximately 4GB
  • Picture modes: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP

Hardware

  • Projection lens zoom/focus: Motor-driven (auto-focus)

Interface

  • Outputs: HDMI In connector, HDMI Out connector (passthrough), IR BLASTER connector (Mini-jack)

Operating Conditions

  • Operating temperature/humidity: Temperature: 41° to 95°F (5°C to 35°C), Humidity: 20% to 80%

Power

  • Power requirement: DC 19.5V (AC adapter VGP-AC19V77)
  • Available operating time: Approximately 2 hours
  • Battery: Built-in lithium-ion battery
  • Power consumption (in standby): Approximately 6W, approximately 20W (charging)
  • Power consumption (in operation): Approximately 18W, approximately 32W (charging)
  • Charging time: Approximately 4 hours

Speaker

  • Speaker system: 2 (monoaural) bass reflex system

Video

  • Light output: 100 Lm

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • LSPX-P1 Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector
  • AC adapter VGP-AC19V77
  • Power cord (2)
  • IR blaster
  • Startup guide
  • Reference guide
  • Warranty

Documents

Reviews

Customer Reviews for Sony LSPX-P1 Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector

3.8 / 5.0
36 Reviews
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Great mobility and Wireless connection feature
I am very happy with this product. The only thing I am not quite sure is the speed of connection between cell phone and the projector. It is not as fast as I expected.
January 8, 2019
Originally posted at
Sony
I can not use in Canada
I can not get The icon of Portable Ultra Short Throw Pro. In Canadian App Store.Because it is in US App Store. If I want get the icon.I must registered US App. I am no address in US. How can I do it.
I buy it but I can not use it. You let me pay lots of money. You must settle it .
October 25, 2018
Originally posted at
Sony
A product that excels in certain scenarios
This projector works best as a portable TV. You can use it pretty much on any wall. The easiest way to use it is to set the projector at max brightness and leave it on HDMI. Then connect a video source like an Apple TV to the wireless HDMI wireless module and have the HDMI source connect to an external audio system via bluetooth. The inbuilt speakers are decent enough though for a small room. Here is what I like about this projector:

1. The 100 lumens is not bad because the projector can be placed so close to the wall. The optimal image size is around 60 inches for the light output and 768p picture quality.

2. I use a 4K Apple TV and have my source system do the scaling to 768p and use a portable AirPlay speaker for the audio. I use the Apple TV remote and I have never messed with the Sony App after the set up. The projector has auto focus and I have the stand and all key stone adjustmemts can be made by adjusting the angle of the projector on the stand.

3. The posters feature can be replicated by any number of Apple TV apps and slideshows. So you’re not missing much if you don’t use the projectors poster and slideshow feature.

4. Unlike others at this price range which are DLP, the Sony being a true laser projector has better contrast and maximizes the light output. The battery has lasted me beyond 2 hours and the projector is quiet silent.

I considered this along with the LG ultra short throws - both their 720p and 1080p ones. The Sony has better design and the stand makes it easier to use in more places. The LG 720p one supposedly has 4x the light output but in my comparison the Sony’s image was sharper and more contrasty. The LG was more washed out. I liked the 1080p LG. The image was much crisper but it is not portable and really needs a home theatre set up. It was also not bright enough for an 80 inch screen since that was the minimum size it projected at. I ended up returning both LGs and kept the Sony. The LG was better as a home theatre system (the 1080p UST) but that is not what I needed.

The one compliant is that the Sony app is fussy. Initially it was a nightmare but I decided to remove all my bluetooth devices and then reconnected and for some reason the App now works. However, as I mentioned earlier I don’t use it since I rely on the auto focus and use the button to turn on and off and Apple TV remote for everything else.

It could be a little more complex than it needs to be, but if you can figure it out it’s really excellent hardware for this size and price point. You need both the projector and stand to get the best value.
October 10, 2018
Originally posted at
Sony
Doesn't support HDMI-CEC
Would love to see a projector in this form factor support HDMI-CEC. Not being able to use conventional / modern remote with the device to control the volume is the main reason I don't use it daily.

I'm also not a huge fan of the HDMI receiver being a separate unit with its own adapter and wireless communication.
September 18, 2018
Originally posted at
Sony
excellent for certain use cases...
I just got mine this weekend from Amazon. Here are my first impressions and why I gave it 5 stars:

1. I had no problems with the app or set up. Everything just worked.
2. This is a beautiful piece of gear and I have it connected to an Apple TV and a pair of HomePods. I can use the Apple TV remote for all my content as well changing volume etc. I use the projector app only for the set up.
3. Auto focus, auto brightness and other settings work very well. The inbuilt speakers are at par with regular TV speakers. The focus is sharp.
4. Truly portable because of the wireless HDMI module and almost 2.5 hours of battery life.
5. The 720p resolution to me seems ok. I have a 65 inch Sony A1E 4K OLED TV and so that is our main viewing device. 1080p content looks good on this projector.
6. Ultra short throw is great and can be used anywhere.

The above are reasons I gave this 5 stars since it met my expectations. Here is what it is not. So if you buy it for the following reasons you won’t like it:

1. This is a dim projector. It cannot be used in a room with normal light beyond 32 inches in width. It is for a dark room.
2. This is not designed to be your main home theatre system because of the lower res and low light output.

Overall I love the design and ease of use. I knew the light out was low before buying so can’t complain about it.
September 17, 2018
Originally posted at
Sony
excellent for certain use cases...
I just got mine this weekend from Amazon. Here are my first impressions and why I gave it 5 stars:

1. I had no problems with the app or set up. Everything just worked.
2. This is a beautiful piece of gear and I have it connected to an Apple TV and a pair of HomePods. I can use the Apple TV remote for all my content as well changing volume etc. I use the projector app only for the set up.
3. Auto focus, auto brightness and other settings work very well. The inbuilt speakers are at par with regular TV speakers. The focus is sharp.
4. Truly portable because of the wireless HDMI module and almost 2.5 hours of battery life.
5. The 720p resolution to me seems ok. I have a 65 inch Sony A1E 4K OLED TV and so that is our main viewing device. 1080p content looks good on this projector.
6. Ultra short throw is great and can be used anywhere.

The above are reasons I gave this 5 stars since it met my expectations. Here is what it is not. So if you buy it for the following reasons you won’t like it:

1. This is a dim projector. It cannot be used in a room with normal light beyond 32 inches in width. It is for a dark room.
2. This is not designed to be your main home theatre system because of the lower res and low light output.

Overall I love the design and ease of use. I knew the light out was low before buying so can’t complain about it.
September 17, 2018
Originally posted at
Sony
excellent for certain use cases...
I just got mine this weekend from Amazon. Here are my first impressions and why I gave it 5 stars:

1. I had no problems with the app or set up. Everything just worked.
2. This is a beautiful piece of gear and I have it connected to an Apple TV and a pair of HomePods. I can use the Apple TV remote for all my content as well changing volume etc. I use the projector app only for the set up.
3. Auto focus, auto brightness and other settings work very well. The inbuilt speakers are at par with regular TV speakers. The focus is sharp.
4. Truly portable because of the wireless HDMI module and almost 2.5 hours of battery life.
5. The 720p resolution to me seems ok. I have a 65 inch Sony A1E 4K OLED TV and so that is our main viewing device. 1080p content looks good on this projector.
6. Ultra short throw is great and can be used anywhere.

The above are reasons I gave this 5 stars since it met my expectations. Here is what it is not. So if you buy it for the following reasons you won’t like it:

1. This is a dim projector. It cannot be used in a room with normal light beyond 32 inches in width. It is for a dark room.
2. This is not designed to be your main home theatre system because of the lower res and low light output.

Overall I love the design and ease of use. I knew the light out was low before buying so can’t complain about it.
September 17, 2018
Originally posted at
Sony
when it works I love it. It often doesn't work.
Such a frustrating machine. I have had this for 18 months and each time I have pre-viewing anxiety, as it is so clumsy to get to work. This should be a seamless, joyful experience but each time I have to resort to deleting the app from my ipad / phone in the hope of getting the updated version. I have an alert to update the app but when I do it fails every time.

The bluetooth, wifi, direct wi-fi triad of signals is ultra confusing and I never really know what I am supposed to connect to each time.

Also the companion box for HDMI seems to turn off after about a minute, so I have to keep unplugging the power cord to it, to allow it to turn on again.

The device looks like the future. It behaves like the past. What an expensive shame.
September 1, 2018
Originally posted at
Sony
Disappointing
This has got to be one of the most frustrating and overly complicated devices that I've ever owned. I was first introduced to it at a Sony booth at a trade show where of course it worked effortlessly and flawlessly. At home.... not so much.
I will admit that it delivers excellent picture quality, it's compact and easy to move around, it has reasonable battery life, and the price is right. The audio quality is not great. It's fine for the news, TV shows, cartoons, but if you want to watch a movie or listen to music you are going to have to connect it to a sound system. I have no idea how to do that or if it can be done because I can't get past the issues that I list below.
1. It requires a Bluetooth connection to a smart phone or tablet for everyday use. But a WiFi connection for set up and updates. How ‘bout we pick one, Sony?
2. It requires an outside device connection for EVERYTHING. There's a power button on the unit, but that's it. And ironically, the power button in the app doesn’t work. If you just want to adjust the volume, you have to be connected to a smart phone or tablet. This is especially frustrating if you have a lock on your smart phone like most people do, it adds multiple steps for what could just be a hard button on the projector or better yet, on a remote for the projector. But it doesn't stop there. Let's say you're watching the projector and you receive a phone call.... You can’t open the app until after you answer the call, and can't adjust the volume until you open the app. "Hello... Sorry can't hear you, hold on.... .... Sorry for that, I just needed to lower the volume on the program I was watching. This is utterly stupid and un-intuitive.
3. I just have to bring it up here again… There’s no remote and no settings menu that can be pulled up from the projector. You MUST be connected to a device to adjust volume, brightness, focus (which must be done frequently), and so on from the app and only from the app. The menu is not even on the projector screen, it’s only on your smart device. How much more would it really have cost to add a simple remote and a software menu that can be pulled up on the actual projector screen?
4. Here's the other thing.... The Bluetooth on the projector is fussy and totally unreliable. Often times it would not connect to my Samsung smart phone at all and I would give up on it all together. Strangely it has no problem connecting to my tablet, so my $800, 7.5"x9.5" Samsung tablet has been reduced to a remote control for a device that really should come with its own remote. You really can’t run the thing without the Bluetooth connection, so the unreliability is a huge failure.
5. If you read the fine print this is obvious but they are not so transparent about it... In order to connect anything by HDMI, it must be connected to the second box that comes with the projector. And if you want to connect more than one HDMI device for input then you need to get your own splitter because it has one HDMI in and one HDMI out. And this is yet another device that's connected wirelessly so there's lag time while waiting for hardware to talk to itself. Let's say that you're streaming from a TV stick; There's a wireless connection there, and then a Bluetooth or wireless connection to the projector. So if the picture quality is reduced or glitchy, good luck finding the poor connection. I discovered that the HDMI box works best when it has a clear line of sight to the projector of not more than about 10', which was helpful, but raises the question even higher, "What benefit is there to that separate HDMI box?"
6. I'm currently trying to run an update with the hope that it will fix the Bluetooth connection to my Smart phone. For this, the projector has to connect wirelessly to my network AND to a smart phone/tablet by Bluetooth (I’m connecting it to my tablet). In addition to that, it has to connect by it's own network, WiFi Direct, to to the smart phone/tablet with a network that it broadcasts from the projector. And when WiFi Direct is turned on and your smart device is connected to it, it takes your smart device off of your WiFi, again, begging the question… What’s it all for? If the projector has the ability to receive a network and broadcast its own network, why does it need to take other devices offline so it can download its update?
7. I would be fine with jumping through these ridiculous hoops if the device were capable of maintaining all of these connections at once. But it’s like a simple minded animal that can’t keep more than one idea in its head at a time. As soon as I get one connection the others fall apart. There’s no reason real reason it’s happening, and no support from Sony. At the moment, the projector is locked up displaying the wrong time with no way to reboot it.
In the end, I would not buy this device again. And it saddens me to say that because it has so much potential.
August 5, 2018
Originally posted at
Sony
Beautiful Projector
This small and well made Sony Projector is a must. This unit comes to reality as you can view pics and videos in FULL HD connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth or HDMI connection device such as a Chromecast. You can go up to 80 inches of pure satisfaction :) Below is a small example pic from my smartphone to the device itself. All you need is a nice White background wall or a White screen projector to view as it's finest.
Libby!
Libby!
July 23, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago

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Can the projector be connected to external speakers, such as a bose mini 2?
A shopper on Jul 16, 2018
  The LSPX-P1 projector isn't designed to output audio. A better solution would be to connect audio from your source device to an audio component dirctly, and only send HDMI video to the projector.
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