Vankyo launches triple-laser Vista T4 ultra-short throw projector

Mike Wheatley

Chinese brand Vankyo is back again with what seems to be its first high-end projector model, called the Vankyo Vista T4. With its state-of-the-art laser technology and energy efficiency, it’s a promising model that’s said to provide a “remarkable cinematic experience” in terms of brightness, colour accuracy and contrast.


What’s more, it could shake up a U.S. market that currently only has a limited pool of lower-cost but higher-end projectors, including VAVA Chroma, Dangbei Mars Pro and Wemax Nova, which support the latest Advanced Laser Phosphor Display 4.0 technology.

With its ALDP 4.0-based light source powering specialized RGB lasers, the Vankyo Vista T4, is said to be able to hit 2,100 lumens brightness, with an operating lifespan of up to 20,000 hours. Moreover, it’s an ultra-short throw model. The pixel-shifting TI XPR projection engine boasts a 0.233.1 throw ratio and is capable of throwing up 100-inch 4K UHD images when placed just 7.2 inches from the display surface. Move it back further, to 16.7 inches, and it will deliver a 150-inch image.

It also promises supreme colour accuracy with 107% coverage of the BT.2020 colour gamut. HDR10+ content is also supported, and it has a 3,000:1 contrast ratio that Vankyo says will ensure “vibrant and immersive” pictures. With MEMC frame interpolation also onboard, it should also ensure sharp images in fast-paced action scenes.

The Vankyo Vista T4 doesn’t have a smart OS onboard, but instead ships with a choice of Fire TV or Roku TV media sticks that provide access to streaming apps such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+.


In terms of connectivity, there are dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and Etherenet LAN options, together with a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB port and S/PDIF as options for I/O. It sports three HDMI ports, including one with audio return capability that enables a soundbar or AV receiver to be hooked up. Moreover, it is equipped with a 60-watt Dolby Audio sound system, meaning it should deliver crisp audio even without connecting an external system.

All told, the Vankyo Vista T4 looks to be a pretty capable premium-grade projector, but such functionality doesn’t come cheap. It’s on sale via BestBuy in the U.S. now, priced at $3,499.