LG Reveals Its First-ever 4K HDR, Compact and Affordable Home Cinema Projector

By Yossy Mendelovich

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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.

The portable size as a main advantage

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.

“Affordable” price

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From:: Cinema 5d