LG Electronics USA introduced a new LG CineBeam 4K UHD projector (yes, native 3840×2160) for only $1,799 that’s aimed at home theaters. With a compact design, the HU70LA LG CineBeam LED Projector is DLP-based and spec’d at 1,500 ANSI lumens and a colorimetry of 92 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. The HU70LA uses a four-channel LED lighting system and wheel-less technology. LG’s wheel-less technology enables each model produce an expanded color gamut with greater accuracy than traditional Digital Light Processing (DLP) projectors that use color wheels, and works to eliminate distracting visual effects such as the rainbow effect, clouding and color distortion.
The HU85LA CineBeam Laser Projector, also demonstrated at CEDIA Expo, is LG’s first ultra short throw projector, generating 2,700 ANSI lumens to deliver images up to 120 inches (measured diagonally) from placement of only 7.2 inches away from the wall. The HU85LA also employs a wheel-less system, but uses a three-channel laser as the light source. With support of HDR10, LG’s new projectors will excite viewers with realistic images featuring deeper blacks and brighter brights. TruMotion technology makes pictures even more lifelike, ensuring all on-screen motion is rendered smoothly and naturally. This projector is priced at $5,999.
Both projectors also give users direct access to popular streaming apps including Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and more, through LG’s webOS 4.5 platform. The HU70LA, as well as the HU85LA, are IP-controllable via Control 4, Savant, Extron and Crestron.