LG has announced pricing and availability of 2022 UST CineBeam projector models, the HU915QE ($5,999) and HU915QB ($6,499). Both cabinet-top beamers are available direct from LG.com and can each produce a 90-inch image at 5.6 cm or a 120-inch at 18.3 cm from the wall. The HU915QE (pictured above) achieves a claimed 3,700 ANSI lumens and 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio while its pricier sibling, the HU915QB (pictured below), puts out 3,000 ANSI lumens.
Brightness measurements are enhanced for daytime viewing by the onboard three-channel laser engine supporting a separate light source for each RGB primary color. In-built features on both laser TVs include HDR dynamic tone mapping and a brightness optimizer II which promises to adjust brightness levels to ambient light conditions. For improved detail perception, LG uses an adaptive contrast tech which will tweak the light source for each scene.
LG’s tried-and-tested webOS smart platform enables streaming from Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, YouTube and Apple TV. There is also an option to wirelessly stream content via screen mirroring, Apple AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth. Both projectors carry out soundbar replacement duties with built-in and impressively spec’d 2.2-channel, 40W speakers. A surround sound field can be created by connecting up a couple of LG Bluetooth speakers at the same time.
With LG’s characteristic emphasis on lifestyle- and eco-friendly design credentials, the new beamers sport a ‘Re-wool’ fascia designed by Danish textile company Kvadrat. The material is made from 45% recycled wool and LG says it is used by other sustainability-conscious companies. The HU915QE’s natural color guarantees a clean design for blending “perfectly” with luxurious home interiors, while the more expensive HU915QB is suited for darker rooms, care of a black finish and gray fabric accent. Visit LG for more information.
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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