LG’s UST projector casts bright 120-inch images from a distance of 7 inches
LG is gearing up to launch an addition to its 4K Laser TV ultra-short-throw projector family.
The upcoming HU915QE is the company’s brightest offering to date, designed to produce a 120-inch image with 3,700 ANSI lumens when placed 7.2 inches from a wall-mounted display and a 90-inch image. inches at a distance of 2.2 inches. The projector’s prodigious light output makes it a compelling alternative to ultra-wide 4K OLED and LED TVs, most of which reach 88 inches before climbing to an astronomical price point.
The three-channel laser engine used for the HU915QE dedicates a separate laser to each primary color (red, green, and blue), ensuring wide color gamut coverage when displaying high dynamic range images. It also eliminates the need for the DLP color wheel which can create “rainbow” artifacts in projectors like the HU915QE, which uses DLP projection technology. Like most other laser-based models, the new LG boasts a lamp life of 20,000 hours, which should give around 12-13 years of daily prime time viewing.
Big screen alternative
One of the key benefits of the HU915QE is HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping, a feature that analyzes video frame by frame to optimize shadow and highlight detail with high dynamic range content. Additionally, Brightness Optimizer II processing can automatically adjust overall image brightness based on room lighting conditions, while Adaptive Contrast alters the laser light engine’s output on a dynamic basis to optimize scenes. of individual films.
When used as an alternative to a big screen TV, LG projectors like the HU915QE provide the same smart WebOS platform found in the company’s TVs, providing integrated access to streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, YouTube and Apple TV. The projector has a built-in 40-watt 2.2-channel audio system and can also route soundtracks to an external speaker system via its HDMI eARC and optical digital ports, or a Bluetooth wireless link.
LG says the HU915QE will ship “in the first half of 2022” in North America, Europe and the Middle East. Latin American and Asian markets are expected to follow later in the year. Pricing has yet to be officially announced, but online retailers in the US currently have the projector available for pre-order at $5,996.
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