Philips Screeneo U5 and AWOL VISION LTV-2500 are both 4K UST laser projectors. They have similar configurations and close prices.

Philips Screeneo U5 vs AWOL VISION LTV-2500

Overview

The two projectors are both new projectors released in 2022. Philips Screeneo U5 is slightly better in terms of brightness and connectivity, while AWOL VISION LTV-2500 is better in colors and storage.

In the following paragraphs, we will compare the two projectors carefully in different aspects.

Appearance

The two projectors have many things in common in terms of shapes and design. They both have a deep groove at the top panel, which is typical of UST projectors on the market.

Looking from the top panel of the Philips Screeneo U5 projector, we can see the shining Philips Screeneo logo, and the panel is matt but smooth. There are marks of DLP and 4K HDR. The side panels are perforated for heat dissipation and all interfaces are located at the back panel.

AWOL VISION LTV-2500 has a similar shape to Philips Screeneo U5, but it has two lines for decorations surrounding the frame. There are many vents on the side panel for heat dissipation. What makes it different from the Philips Screeneo U5 projector is that AWOL VISION LTV-2500 has 1 USB port on the side panel.

As for dimension and weight, AWOL VISION LTV-2500 measures 59.9×35.3 x14.5cm and weighs 12kg, bigger and heavier than the Philips Screeneo U5 projector.

Light Source

Philips Screeneo U5 adopts a mono laser light source while AWOL VISION LTV-2500 adopts a triple laser as the light source. Compared with a single laser, the triple laser can greatly improve the color vibrance and reduce the noise and rainbow effects.

As for lamp life, the two projectors have the same lamp life of 25,000 hours.

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Brightness is the top factor to consider before buying a projector. For brightness, Philips Screeneo U5 has 2,200 ANSI lumens while AWOL VISION LTV-2500 has 2,000 ANSI lumens. That is to say, Philips Screeneo U5 is slightly brighter. However, the two projectors are not bright enough for daytime use. You may need to close the curtain to lower the ambient light.

Regarding color gamut, Philips Screeneo U5 has 130% coverage of BT.709 while AWOL VISION LTV-2500 has 107% coverage of BT.2020. AWOL VISION LTV-2500 is slightly better in terms of color.

As for HDR, the two projectors are compatible with HDR 10 but AWOL VISION LTV-2500 doesn’t support Dolby Vision for the time being.

In terms of throw ratio, Philips Screeneo U5 has a throw ratio of 0.21:1, shorter than the AWOL VISION projector.

The two projectors have the same image size range of 80-150 inches.

System

Most smart projectors have a built-in system so that users can watch movies or live shows just like a smart TV.

Philips Screeneo U5 is powered by the Android TV system, which has many google-related apps, such as YouTube, Google Play, and Google Assistant. In addition, it has a built-in Chromecast and makes screen mirroring or cast convenient.

AWOL VISION LTV-2500 is powered by Android 9.0 instead of Android TV. In other words, users can’t use Google services on this projector. Luckily, the projector has a built-in Fire TV stick, and you can enjoy mainstream streaming apps conveniently, for example, Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Disney+, and Peacock.

As for memory, Philips Screeneo U5 has 2+32G while AWOL VISION LTV-2500 has 3G+128G. A larger ram and memory mean smooth operation and big offline file storage.

Connectivity

Philips Screeneo U5 and AWOL VISION LTV-2500 perform well in terms of wireless connection and wired connections. The two projectors both support Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and screen mirroring.

As for ports, Philips Screeneo U5 has HDMI 2.1 while AWOL VISION LTV-2500 has HDMI 2.0 interface. Compared with HDMI 2.0, HDMI 2.1 is better in compatibility and bandwidth. Check our previous post HDMI vs HDCP to see more details about HDMI versions.

ModelsPhilips Screeneo U5AWOL VISION LTV-2500
Wi-FiYesYes
BluetoothYesYes
Screen MirroringYesYes
Ports2x HDMI 2.1
2x USB 2.0
1x RS-232
1x LAN
1x SPDIF
1x Coaxial
1x Jack 3.5
3xHDMI 2.0b
(1 HDMI eARC Supported)
2x USB 2.0
1x LAN
1x S/PDIF
1x AV In

Audio

A powerful sound system can enhance the viewing experience. As for speakers, Philips Screeneo U5 has 20W speakers while AWOL VISION LTV-2500 has 36W speakers. AWOL is more powerful in terms of the speaker. As for noise, the two projectors have minor differences.

The two projectors are compatible with Dolby Atmos, a surround sound technique to improve the audio effect.

ModelsPhilips Screeneo U5AWOL VISION LTV-2500
Dolby AtmosYesYes
Speaker20W in total36W
Noise28.5dBA≤27dB

Pros and Cons

Philips Screeneo U5

Philips Screeneo U5

Pros

  • Higher brightness
  • Shorter Throw
  • Android TV
  • HDMI 2.1
  • 3D
  • Up to 150″
  • Dolby Vision

Cons

  • Less Powerful Speaker
  • Mono laser
AWOL VISION LTV-2500

AWOL VISION LTV-2500

Pros

  • Good Colors
  • 3G+128G ROM
  • Powerful speaker
  • Built-in Fire TV
  • 3D

Cons

  • No remote for the Fire TV stick
  • No Google Play Store

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Conclusion

Philips Screeneo U5 and AWOL VISION LTV-2500 are similar in terms of configurations and pricing, but the two projectors have their own pros and cons. Philips Screeneo U5 is better in terms of brightness and system while AWOL VISION LTV-2500 performs better in color and audio.

As for price, Philips Screeneo U5 is priced at $3,508 (discounted price: $1,913) while AWOL VISION LTV-2500 is priced at $3,499 (discounted price: $2,399). The Philips Screeneo U5 is a good choice for a discounted price.

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1 Comment

  • Teric, December 14, 2022 @ 18:38 Reply

    For me, color is more important than the brightness as I usually use projector at night.

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