LG is expanding its premium CineBeam projector range with the new Ultra Short Throw HU915QE 4K laser projector capable of beaming a 90-inch image from less than six inches from a wall.
As a follow-up to the HU715Q projector released earlier this year, the upcoming HU915QE model can also create a 120-inch image from 18.3 inches away from a viewing surface. Made for movie buffs, it uses three-channel laser technology, using a separate light source for each primary color, resulting in more vibrant images – even during the day – than projectors that use a single light source.
From a technical standpoint, the CineBeam HU915QE projects brightly with 3,700 lumens at a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1 and has an expected lamp life of 20,000 hours. It has a built-in 2.2 channel 40W speaker system plus the ability to wirelessly connect two Bluetooth LG speakers at the same time. To directly connect content, you have access to three eARC HDMI ports and two USB 2.0 ports.
The projector is made for more than just connecting things, it uses the LG webOS platform so you can stream content from the main services directly to the device. It also supports Screen Mirroring, Apple AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth streaming.
The CineBeam HU915QE can display images in HDR and uses LG Brightness Optimizer II technology to automatically adjust the brightness according to the lighting in your room. There is also the option to enable Adaptive Contrast to automatically adjust the projector’s light sources for individual scenes.
LG has not announced a specific release date beyond “the first half of 2022, starting with key markets in North America, Europe and the Middle East, followed by Latin America and Asia.” There’s also no confirmed pricing data, though a quick online search suggests around $5999.
If you’re determined to watch movies and TV shows on the largest screen possible, but you’re short on space, an Ultra Short Throw projector might be what you’re looking for. Considering what you’d pay for similarly sized TVs, it’s not a bad value proposition either.
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