At CES 2018, LG wants to hit the jackpot. Armed with its new invention to enhance the home cinema experience, LG has just announced the HU80KA projector, its first 4K UHD model designed to deliver ultra-sharp video in a compact, beautiful design.
As stated by Tim Alessi, head of product marketing at LG Electronics USA: “LG’s first-ever 4K UHD projector represents the pinnacle of innovation in the portable entertainment market… Offering superb brightness coupled with a design that offers true versatility, the new HU80KA will lead the way in changing how consumers enjoy 4K content in their home and on the go.”
150-inch screen, 2,500 lumens and HDR
The HU80KA projector has the potential to deliver a 150-inch screen projection with 2,500 lumens, making it LG’s brightest projector. Furthermore, it supports HDR content (HDR 10).
Regarding sound, external speakers can be connected via optical output, HDMI or wirelessly through Bluetooth for enhanced audio performance.
The portable size as a main advantage
4K projectors are known for their cumbersome structure, making them far from ideal in home cinema-style spaces. It seems that LG’s main innovation has been reducing the size without impairing the quality of the projector. It has a unique upright design that, according to LG, was made possible by a mirrorless I-shaped engine that allows you to project images from various locations (floor, wall mounted or ceiling). That is a big plus in portability when dealing with 4K projectors.
Smart TV interface
The HU80KA runs webOS just like LG’s TV lineup, so users can access the most popular online streaming services offering 4K content.
According to the press release, the reduction in size and the smart and innovative design also affect the price of the projector, making it more affordable – or, as stated by LG: “ affordable yet premium” . However, no price nor estimation are mentioned in the press release.
It’s time we see some major technological achievements in the field of home cinema. As content becomes more and more sophisticated in terms of resolution and dynamic range, there is no doubt that one of the best ways of watching high definition content is via a high-quality projector.
For more information, head over to the LG HU80KA product page.
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