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Samsung Premiere LSP9T

Samsung Premiere LSP9T Review

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Despite a high price, high input lag, and occasional rainbow artifacts, the Samsung Premiere LSP9T provides incredible value with a massive screen, vibrant colors, and bright projection.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Samsung Premiere LSP9T is a premium ultra-short throw projector that was launched in 2020. Like many of the best projectors, this smart projector has 4K resolution (with pixel shifting) and HDR10+ support and uses a Tizen-based interface commonly seen on Samsung TVs. Its brightness is 2,800 ANSI lumens, and connectivity options include 3 x HDMI, 1 x USB, 1 x Optical, RF Input, and Ethernet.

The throw ratio is only 0.189 (130 inches at a distance of 238mm), and it implements triple laser technology and digital keystone correction. Lastly, it’s compatible with the SmartThings app and has built-in voice assistants (Bixby and Alexa), but no lens shift exists.

Consensus

our Verdict

The high-end Samsung Premiere LSP9T delivers a superbly immersive viewing experience with its massive 130-inch screen size and vibrant image quality. Its 2,800-lumen brightness makes it suitable for both brightly lit and dim spaces, and the 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio is among the highest we’ve tested. HDR10+ and a 147% DCI P3 coverage ensure stunning color vibrance and range, but the 56 ms input lag (4K and full HD) and lack of 120 Hz refresh rate will deter gamers.

The 40-watt 4.2 channel built-in speakers are loud and use Acoustic Beam technology to disperse the sound more thoroughly, and with eARC compatibility, you can play Dolby Atmos over HDMI. A drawback, however, is that you will occasionally notice a rainbow effect over small, bright highlights.

Reason to Buy

  • High brightness
    • The LSP9T is ideal for film viewing in moderately lit and dark settings. Its SDR brightness of 2716 lumens is excellent for vibrant visuals and brighter than two-thirds of our certified, tested projectors.

    • Visuals remain bright even with ambient light, so you don’t strictly require a dark home cinema setup. For a brighter option, read this BenQ TK700STi review.

  • Excellent image quality
    • An impressive color gamut of 161.4% DCI-P3 delivers a wide range of vivid colors (and these results rank the second highest on our certified, tested roster). After calibration, color accuracy is excellent.

    • Along with HDR10+ and 1500:1 native contrast, the black levels and shadow detail are above average yet satisfying for moderately lit rooms. You may need to tweak some settings for darker scenes.

Reason to Avoid

  • Slightly high input lag
    • Its input lag of 56 ms (4K and 1080p at 60 Hz) is the third-highest on our verified, tested list, but it’s not an issue while playing non-competitive games that aren’t moving too fast.

  • Rainbow effect
    • Despite offering stunning, TV-like visual clarity, occasionally, stripes of color flash over tiny, bright highlights.

Samsung Premiere LSP9T Specs

3D ReadyYes
Aspect RatioAspect Ratio16:9
Brightness2800 Lumens
Contrast Ratio2,000,000:1
DepthDepth14.5"
Digital KeystoneYes
Display TechnologyDLP
HDRHDR10, HDR10+, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
HeightHeight5"
Integrated SpeakersYes
Light SourceLaser
Light Source Life20000 hrs
Max Distance9.36"
Max Screen Size130"
Min Distance4.44"
Min Screen Size100"
No
Noise Level32 dB
PortableNo
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Smart FunctionalityYes
Sync TechnologySync Technology
TV TunerYes
ThrowTypeUltra Short Throw Technology
Video InputsEthernet, HDMI 2.0, USB
WeightWeight25 lbs
WidthWidth21.6"

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Test Results

SDR Brightness (nits)0
HDR Brightness (nits)0
SDR Brightness (Lumens)2,716
HDR Brightness (Lumens)2,782
SDR Color Temperature (K)0
HDR Color Temperature (K)0
Contrast Ratio (x:y)0
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)161.4
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709)240.5
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)108.9
Color Gamut % (BT. 709)0
Input Lag (ms)55.9

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Market Context

The Samsung Premiere LSP9T is a premium ultra-short throw projector that was launched in 2020. Like many of the best projectors, this smart projector has…

The Samsung Premiere LSP9T is a premium ultra-short throw projector that was launched in 2020. Like many of the best projectors, this smart projector has 4K resolution (with pixel shifting) and HDR10+ support and uses a Tizen-based interface commonly seen on Samsung TVs. Its brightness is 2,800 ANSI lumens, and connectivity options include 3 x HDMI, 1 x USB, 1 x Optical, RF Input, and Ethernet.

The throw ratio is only 0.189 (130 inches at a distance of 238mm), and it implements triple laser technology and digital keystone correction. Lastly, it’s compatible with the SmartThings app and has built-in voice assistants (Bixby and Alexa), but no lens shift exists.

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The Samsung Premiere LSP9T and the Samsung Premiere LSP7T are both smart 4K ultra-short throw projectors, but the LSP9T is a more premium model with better performance across the board. Its 130-inch maximum screen space is greater than the LSP7T’s 120-inch, giving you a grander viewing experience. Its 147% DCI P3 coverage is more than the LSP7T’s 83% coverage, so there’ll be a wider range of colors with more vibrance. For another 130-inch projector, read our Hisense PX2 review. And for a more budget option, check out this Optoma ML1080 review.

3D Ready

Yes

No

No

Aspect Ratio

16:9

16:9

16:10

Brightness

2800 Lumens

4000 Lumens

Contrast Ratio

2,000,000:1

2,500,000:1.

Depth

14.5"

13.4"

19.5"

Digital Keystone

Yes

No

Horizontal & Vertical

Display Technology

DLP

3LCD

3LCD

HDR

HDR10, HDR10+, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)

Yes

No

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Score Card

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Expert Score

92

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Customer Score

95

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True Score

92

Expert Score Breakdown

  • Projector Reviews
    77.15

    Category Trust Score

    NR
    The Samsung LSP9T is a premium projector in both function and form, providing a reasonable… read more

    By:

    Philip Boyle
  • Trusted Reviews
    32.27

    Category Trust Score

    90
    No “lifestyle” projector to date does as good a job as the Samsung Premiere LSP9T… read more

    By:

    John Archer
  • Projector Central
    64.75

    Category Trust Score

    90
    Samsung’s flagship UST impresses with its RGB laser engine and super-wide color gamut, its robust… read more

    By:

    Rob Sabin
  • Techradar
    42.31

    Category Trust Score

    100
    The Samsung Premiere LSP9T is the most comprehensive and all-round successful living room-friendly projector solution… read more

    By:

    John Archer
  • Stuff.tv
    53.33

    Category Trust Score

    80
    This is one of the most thoughtfully designed projectors we’ve ever tested, with superb performance…. read more

    By:

    Sam Kieldsen
  • What Hifi
    46.51

    Category Trust Score

    100
    Thanks to its brightness, vibrant colours, strong sound and ultra short throw design, The Premiere… read more

    By:

    What Hi-Fi?

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