LG has introduced the $1,799 CineBeam 4K UHD HU70LA projector at CEDIA this week, and which will be available from October. The new model joins the existing HU85LA, which we’ve covered on these pages.
The HU70LA employs a compact design and is capable of delivering a 140-inch diagonal image with 1,500 ANSI lumens and a claimed 92% of the DCI-P3 color space. LG has included a wheel-less four-channel LED light source, with the fourth LED improving image brightness and contrast. Both the existing HU85LA and new HU70LA are IP controllable with Control 4, Savant and Crestron home automation platforms.
“There’s a growing demand for more versatile and larger-screen viewing experiences in the home,” said Tim Alessi, head of home entertainment product marketing at LG Electronics USA. “Our new CineBeam 4K projectors combine innovative compact designs with stunning 4K images for a breathtaking home cinema experience.”
The new 4-channel LED lighting system promises to improve color accuracy over DLP projectors with color wheels, and aims to mitigate rainbow effect, clouding and color distortion. The earlier-announced HU85LA also has a wheel-less system, but used a 3-channel laser as the light source, and both projectors support HDR10. Streaming apps onboard both machines include Netflix, Amazon and YouTube using LG’s webOS 4.5 platform.
More information is available at lg.com.