LG’s First 4K UHD Projector Wins Big on Awards at CES

LG Electronics was honored with more than 90 awards at CES across several categories, but the LG 4K UHD HU80K projector received accolades from 9 to 5 Toys, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), and Twice. LG’s first 4K UHD projector received the prestigious CES Best of Innovation award for ‘delivering ultra-sharp video with a home cinema experience in a compact, beautiful design’.

LG states that projectors have traditionally been heavy, expensive and cumbersome to install in the home, but its first entry into the market consists of a free-standing, portable device which can be placed on the floor, mounted on a wall, or hang from a ceiling. It includes a carrying handle and ‘Auto Cord’ feature, and the Mirror Reflector acts as a lens cover to protect the PJ from dust when stored away. Furthermore, the unit incorporates two 7W speakers negating the need for external speakers or a soundbar, although this latter feature will unlikely have our readers drooling.

No price info has been offered by LG just yet, but we are assured by the company that it will be ‘easier on the wallet’. The HU80K can create a 150-inch diagonal size image with 2,500 lumens of brightness, while HDR 10 is also supported.

Consumers will have access to content via the projector’s webOS 3.5 smart TV interface for popular streaming services, and connectivity includes ports for USB, Ethernet and HDMI, as well as wireless support for external devices, such as keyboard and mouse.

At CES in Las Vegas, Chang Ik-hwan, head of LG’s IT business division said,”…we are excited to bring value to our consumers with our first 4K UHD projector, which delivers the highest resolution we’ve ever offered in a compact size. LG’s 4K UHD projector will lead the way in changing how consumers view 4K content in any room in the home, wherever there’s an audience.”

 

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18 Comments

  1. Looks portable, project the image by very close distance and near ground, reducing the chances to someone look direct to the light beam source and damage the eyes. But there is risk to tip/fall. Not a good idea in a house with children, dogs etc….

  2. Robert_Zohn

    Yes on the pricing, but LG has a moratorium on announcing it. No H/V lens shift.

    So this is why I ask Robert. By virtue of it being laser I assume it is going to be expensive. By virtue of it being short throw I have no idea how a ceiling mount could or should work. But it's LG, so maybe it's NOT as ridiculously priced as the Sony and JVCs?

    Many of us are in the market for a 4K HDR projector that doesn't break the bank. Could something like this tide me over in my theater if I take the screen down, plop this guy in front of our seats, and project on bare walls? Could somehow we magically make this unit, which has no shift controls, fit to existing fixed screens while projecting from the floor?

    It sounds crazy, but in the absence of an affordable, high brightness, true 4K HDR projector I'm willing to think outside the box a bit.

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