Meet the First Laser Projector With Its Own Disappearing Screen

The AWOL Vision Vanish projector with the screen fully extended in a room with a large window behind it.

picture: AWOL

If you’re looking for that big cinematic experience at home – we’re talking 100 inches here – a projector is usually the cheapest route. But if money is no object and you’d rather skip the cumbersome setup, calibration, and screen assembly steps that typically accompany a projector, AWOL’s vision disappears packs a short-throw projector, speakers and a retractable self-standing screen into a single cabinet.

Unlike a TV that you could Simply placed on a cabinet or hung on the wall, projectors require a little more planning when it comes to turning a room into a home theater. Long throw projectors that sit at the back of a room are cheaper, but people entering and exiting the room can cross beam and block the projected image. Short-throw projectors solve this problem, but at an additional cost. Ddespite the name, so do they still often need to sit a few inches from a wall to maximize the size of the projected image.

You can always use a large blank wall as a screen, but for best results, include on metrics like Brightness, contrast and accurate color reproductiona highly reflective projection screen is the preferred method. Unfortunately this often requires complicated installation when going 100 inches and larger. It seems like the easiest way to splurge on a giant TV, but AWOL’s Vision Vanish looks like it’ll solve a lot of the pain points of choosing a projector.

The AWOL Vision Vanish housing with the projector and screen fully retracted and hidden.

picture: AWOL

When installed, the Vision Vanish looks like a mostly nondescript black cabinet 8 to 10 feet longand it can even be used on a wall already covered with artwork or a wall with a window without performance degradation.

AWOL Vision Vanish Laser TV

At the touch of a button, a hidden roll-up screen automatically lifts out of the back of the Vision Vanish cabinet, while a front panel slides out to reveal an AWOL LVT-3500 triple laser projector inside. which ends up being positioned at the perfect distance to fill the screen once fully raised. The projector itself offers 3,500 ANSI lumens, HDR 10+ support, built-in 36-watt speakers, and the ability to display 3D content for those still holding on to that dream.

The AWOL Vision Vanish housing with the projector and screen fully extended.

picture: AWOL

AWOL says so Laser projector LVT-3500 The one that comes with the Vision Vanish is actually capable of projecting images up to 150 inches in size, but this all-in-one solution comes in two versions, with screen sizes limited to 100 inches or 120 inches. And while this bundled laser projector currently sold for $4,600 alone, the complete Vision Vanish packageincluding cabinet and pop-up screen, costs $15,000 for 100-inch version or $16,000 for the 120-inch one. Far from cheap, and you can certainly put together your own short-throw projector and screen for a lot less money, but the appeal here is a solution that disappears entirely when the film is over on Click. Meet the First Laser Projector With Its Own Disappearing Screen

Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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