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Formovie’s C3 UST Laser Projector Might Be the Affordable Model to Consider This Year

Formovie C3 UST Projector with Screen

One of the easiest ways to convince consumers to become early adopters is to make new technology affordable. Formovie hit the ground running in the UST Laser Projector category with its Formovie Theater UST Laser Projector which took home the top spot in the 2022 and 2023 Laser TV Shootouts.

Building on that foundation, it looks like Formovie is adding a lower-priced entry into the mix (the Formovie C3) and although it wasn’t a top contender in the 2023 Laser TV showdown (hard to match its bigger brother the Formovie Theater), it appears to be comparable in performance to the Hisense PL1 with a comprehensive feature set and lower price point.

Formovie C3 UST Projector Top Angle
Formovie C3

One peculiar item is the that Formovie C3 does not yet appear on the company’s U.S. website; which many of us found peculiar considering it has already been tested by members of the press here in North America, including Editor At-Large, Chris Boylan.

Although the Formovie C3 is available to purchase, it may not be the final version intended for the USA Market. It is possible that a “final” version of the C3 might become available in 2024 with some additional tweaks (including more refined color management control) not available in this current version. 

If these new enhancements are made and the unit remains at $1,899 USD, Formovie will have one of the best values in the category and that’s a huge win for the Chinese manufacturer.

Formovie C3 UST Projector Size Examples


Formovie TheaterFormovie C3
THX CertifiedYesNo
ProcessorMediaTek MTK MT9669MediaTek MTK MT9669
Built-in Storage64GB eMMC high-speed flash memory32GB
Imaging ChipSingle Chip DLPSingle Chip DLP
Resolution4K UHD via XPR Pixel Shifting4K UHD via XPR Pixel Shifting
Laser Light SourceTriple Laser with 20,000-hour use life
Single Laser with 20,000-hour use life
Light Output (ANSI Lumens)2800 2200
Native Contrast Ratio (Full On/Full Off)3000:13000:1 
Color GamutBT.2020110% Rec 709
HDR SupportDolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+HDR10, HDR10+, HLG
Screen Size80 to 150-inches80 to 200-inches
Motion ProcessingMEMC smooth motionMEMC smooth motion
Keystone CorrectionHorizontal and Vertical
(8 points)
Horizontal and Vertical
(8 points)
Built-in Audio15 watts x 2
(Bowers & Wilkins)
15 watts x 2
(Dolby Audio/DTS-HD support)
Dolby Atmos PassthroughYesYes
Smart OSAndroidFengOS
Gaming SupportALLM ALLM
HDMI3 x HDMI 2.1
eARC enabled
3 x HDMI 2.1
eARC enabled.
USB 22
Headphone Out1 x 3.5mm1 x 3.5mm
Digital Optical Out11
Ethernet YesYes
Wi-Fi YesYes
Voice Control Google AssistantN/A
Fan Noise28 dB32 dB
Dimensions (HWD)4.23″ x 21.65″ x 13.74″3.58″ x 17.95″ x 12.12″
Weight21.6 lbs16.97 lbs
Formovie C3 UST Projector Rear Inputs

Pricing & Availability

The Formovie C3 is available for $1,899 at

Related reading: Every UST Laser Projector Compared

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