LG makes short-throw projector available
July 29, 2019
By Chris Forrester
LG Electronics is making its HU85LA laser ‘short throw’ projector widely available. Officially dubbed its LG CineBeam AI ThinQ 4K laser projector, and a 2019 CES Innovation Award winner, the unit is priced at $5999 in the US.
The unit can be placed on a low cupboard or shelf at just 7.2 inches from the wall, and will then project a distortion free 4K image at up to a massive 120-inches across.
The projector’s 2,700 ANSI lumens output delivers a clear and vivid picture, even in higher ambient light conditions. Housed in an extreme minimalist design, the LG CineBeam 4K laser projector includes HDR10 high dynamic range capability to deliver what LG describes as far deeper blacks in dark scenes and more life-like bright highlights, meticulously displaying the content as originally intended by the content creators.
Unlike conventional projectors that use a blue laser and colour wheel, this new ultra-short throw 4K projector employs a new optical system that uses a three-channel laser for the separate RGB primary colours, ensuring vivid colour reproduction without colour loss.