LG debuts 2022 CineBeam 4K projectors

LG is today debuting its latest CineBeam 4K laser projectors, the HU715Q ($2,999) and HU710P ($2,499), both available now from lg.com. The first of the two is a UST model with auto brightness and 100-inch image capability as close as 21.7 cm from a wall.  The upgraded LG HU710P, meanwhile, promises to deliver brighter images and deeper blacks than its predecessor model (with the same product identifier), and carries a ‘wheel-less’ hybrid laser.

LG claims both 4K projectors are easy to set up, making them ideal for indoor or outdoor use. The new pair of units support 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160), and are armed with laser light sources producing a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, achieving better peak brightness and shadow detail. Keystone correction includes 4-, 9- and 15-point warping with horizontal and vertical alignment for placement flexibility. The LG HU715Q generates 2,500 ANSI lumens with the laser light source while the LG HU710P delivers 2,000 ANSI lumens via a laser-LED hybrid tech. Both are rated for 20,000 hours of use and therefore easily outlive conventional lamps.

Both projectors use a a brightness optimizer to adjust to ambient light conditions, and frame-by-frame dynamic tone mapping for HDR content. Original movie aspect ratios, frame rates and colors are preserved in the selectable filmmaker mode, and the onboard LG webOS smart platform offers intuitive controls and access to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, YouTube and Apple TV.

The more expensive HU715Q has built-in quad woofers and 2.2-channel stereo. Surround sound is possible when the PJ is connected to one or two Bluetooth speakers. The UST beamer has also been designed with a home-friendly premium fabric cover from Danish textile makers Kvadrat. For more information on both products, visit LG.

 

 

 

 

 

Martin, a seasoned journalist and AV expert, has written for several notable print magazines. He’s served in key roles at Lucasfilm’s THX Division, NEC’s digital cinema division, and has even consulted for DreamWorks. Despite his illustrious career, Martin remains rooted in his passion for cinema and acting, with notable appearances in several Spielberg films, Doctor Who, and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. He currently resides in San Francisco.

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I may find myself in an apartment in the near future so a UST 4K projector may be the only way I will get into projection. How well to these UST projectors work with a acoustically transparent screen?
 

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@Martin Dew - Your announcement says both of these support frame-by-frame dynamic tone mapping yet I see no confirmation of that in the spec sheets provided by @Robert_Zohn . The sheets list HDR10 and HLG but no dynamic formats, even HDR10+. Hoping one of you might be able to clarify.

Thanks to both of you for all you do!
 

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Thanks guys! It seems a bit of a stretch to refer to a 4 position adjustable contrast setting as dynamic tone mapping but as they say, "it's legal." :cool:
 

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My LG Product Manager for all projectors got back to me regarding the HU710Q and HU715PW's HDR tone mapping.

Here's the simple answer from his his reply:
"Adaptive Contrast is our name for Frame based Light Source Level Control"


This chart has some information on LG's contrast and luminance controls, one of which is the Adaptive Contrast feature.
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My LG Product Manager for all projectors got back to me regarding the HU710Q and HU715PW's HDR tone mapping.

Here's the simple answer from his his reply:
"Adaptive Contrast is our name for Frame based Light Source Level Control"


This chart has some information on LG's contrast and luminance controls, one of which is the Adaptive Contrast feature.
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@Robert_Zohn - Thanks so much for going above and beyond to request this information!
 

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Thanks guys! It seems a bit of a stretch to refer to a 4 position adjustable contrast setting as dynamic tone mapping but as they say, "it's legal." :cool:
it may be legal, but for the enunciated buyer it's just confusing.
 

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Oh I'd go further and say it's intentionally misleading., which is sad.
Thanks John, I love the idea of this UST format for smaller spaces. Remembering back to the days of the Merance and RCA projector tvs of the 70s, and how advanced these systems have become.
 
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