Recently we were in a courtroom that had previously been two conference rooms that combined made a temporary courtroom.  It looked like someone had taken furniture Legos and built a courtroom, needless to say, there was not enough room for your typical projector and screen setup.

What do you do?!  Get yourself a short throw projector.

Optoma W305ST

Projector Specs:

Brightness: 3000 ANSI Lumens 3200 ANSI Lumens

Native Resolution: XGA (1024 x 768) WXGA (1280 x 800)

Contrast Ratio: 18,000:1 (

Lamp Life: 6000/5000/4500 Hours (ECO+/ECO/normal)

Projection Distance: 1.64′-8.2′ (0.5-2.5 m) 1.64′-8.2′ (0.5-2.5 m)

Image Size: (Diagonal) 39.3″-196.7″ 44.4″-223.2″

Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Native, 16:9 compatible

With this projector we were able to place the screen around 6 feet away and was able to get a 65″ picture out of it.   Overall we like this projector, but will only use it when we are in a tight situation.