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With LG's latest CineBeam laser projector, viewers can cover a living room wall in 4K movie goodness
With LG's latest CineBeam laser projector, viewers can cover a living room wall in 4K movie goodness
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Though not mentioned in the press release, this promo image suggests that CineBeam 4K Laser users will be able to mirror content on a smartphone screen for big picture gaming action
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Though not mentioned in the press release, this promo image suggests that CineBeam 4K Laser users will be able to mirror content on a smartphone screen for big picture gaming action
LG says that even at 120 diagonal inches, viewers can look forward to bright and clear images
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LG says that even at 120 diagonal inches, viewers can look forward to bright and clear images
With LG's latest CineBeam laser projector, viewers can cover a living room wall in 4K movie goodness
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With LG's latest CineBeam laser projector, viewers can cover a living room wall in 4K movie goodness
The latest CineBeam 4K Laser will debut at CES 2019
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The latest CineBeam 4K Laser will debut at CES 2019
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The Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas early next month and manufacturers are already announcing new product debuts. LG is among those that can't wait for the Convention Center doors to open, and has today revealed a second generation CineBeam ultra short throw projector capable of throwing a 90-inch 4K resolution image up on the wall from a couple of inches away.

LG actually says that the HU85L needs to sit "little more than 2 inches from the wall" in order to produce that 90 inch diagonal image, and has a 12-point keystone adjustment feature to ensure all the corners are crisp and the edges distortion-free. Moving the CineBeam Laser 4K 7 inches away from any flat surface will increase the image to 120 diagonal inches.

As well as UHD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution, the projector delivers 2,500 ANSI lumens, with LG promising superb blacks, exceptional clarity and accurate color reproduction, though no figures have been revealed at this time.

LG says that even at 120 diagonal inches, viewers can look forward to bright and clear images
LG says that even at 120 diagonal inches, viewers can look forward to bright and clear images

Cooked-in ThinQ AI technology will allow users to interact with the projector using voice commands spoken into the included Magic Remote, which has backlit buttons that illuminate when the remote is picked up for easy navigation in low light and can register user gestures. And content can be wirelessly streamed or cabled in over USB, Ethernet or HDMI.

And that's about it for now. No doubt LG will fill in some of the missing information when CES starts on January 8, 2019.

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6 comments
guzmanchinky
I could see these mounted to the sides of trucks as advertising banners. Or maybe on the inside (or outside) of an RV, much easier than hauling around a big flat screen...
Kpar
I have seen this technology used in some new hospitals. Looks like this is an improvement. Don't put all your money in OLED stocks, just yet- this may prove quite successful.
paul314
To get good results, you will need a surface that is seriously flat over the width of the screen. Any shadow-casting bump or valley is going to be magnified by a factor of 20 or so. Same for dust. I wish them good luck outside a few hygienic venues.
Derek Howe
Nice, I've had my eye on this tech for a few years now, but it looks like it's finally getting really attractive. But I'm guessing it comes with a very unattractive price. :(
splatman
> LG promising superb blacks How can you get superb blacks with a white wall? Maybe it projects black light?
jd_dunerider
Black will always be the issue, I don't know how that can ever be overcome. If they have found some magic trick to pull it off, maybe this is something I'd invest in.