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LG expands home projector offerings with ProBeam UST and MiniBeam models

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LG's new ProBeam UST projector is reported capable of throwing a 100 inch HD image onto a wall from just 12 cm away
LG's new ProBeam UST projector is reported capable of throwing a 100 inch HD image onto a wall from just 12 cm away
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LG's new ProBeam UST projector is reported capable of throwing a 100 inch HD image onto a wall from just 12 cm away
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LG's new ProBeam UST projector is reported capable of throwing a 100 inch HD image onto a wall from just 12 cm away
LG says its new ProBeam projector is 1.5 times brighter than the its previous UST model
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LG says its new ProBeam projector is 1.5 times brighter than the its previous UST model
One advantage of the ProBeam UST model is that folks who get up for comfort breaks or for more popcorn won't cast a shadow on the projected image
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One advantage of the ProBeam UST model is that folks who get up for comfort breaks or for more popcorn won't cast a shadow on the projected image
LG says that the ProBeam UST's 1,500 ANSI lumens should be bright enough to watch content without having to dim the lights
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LG says that the ProBeam UST's 1,500 ANSI lumens should be bright enough to watch content without having to dim the lights
The LG ProBeam UST laser projector is good for home or boardroom
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The LG ProBeam UST laser projector is good for home or boardroom
The LG MiniBeam LED projector has its own battery for throwing images at home, at work or in the yoga room
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The LG MiniBeam LED projector has its own battery for throwing images at home, at work or in the yoga room
LG's latest MiniBeam projector has a USB-C port for fast connection to modern mobile devices
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LG's latest MiniBeam projector has a USB-C port for fast connection to modern mobile devices
The built-in 9,000 mAh battery makes the LG MiniBeam projector a good fit for movies on the move
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The built-in 9,000 mAh battery makes the LG MiniBeam projector a good fit for movies on the move
The LG MiniBeam projector can connect wirelessly to a powered speaker over Bluetooth
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The LG MiniBeam projector can connect wirelessly to a powered speaker over Bluetooth

The countdown to Europe's biggest consumer tech show has begun, and LG is getting its upcoming projector announcements in early with new ultra short throw and portable models. The ProBeam UST laser projector can throw a huge HD image onto a wall from a few inches away, while the MiniBeam LED thrower rocks its own battery for movies on the move.

Though LG has announced the new projector additions more than a week before IFA opens its doors to the public, the company hasn't actually given too much away. Thanks to its I-shaped laser engine, the ProBeam UST is reported capable of throwing up a 100-inch Full 1080p HD image from just 12 cm (4.7 in) away from the wall or screen.

It can be placed on top of living room furniture when it's time for family movie night, rather than needing a special stand, and being so close to the wall means that no-one's shadow is going to blot out the picture when they get up from the sofa to replenish snacks or take a comfort break.

LG says that the ProBeam UST's 1,500 ANSI lumens should be bright enough to watch content without having to dim the lights
LG says that the ProBeam UST's 1,500 ANSI lumens should be bright enough to watch content without having to dim the lights

LG says its new ProBeam projector is 1.5 times brighter than the its previous UST model (but not as bright as its last ProBeam unit), at 1,500 ANSI lumens, which should be bright enough to watch content without having to dim the lights. A 150,000:1 contrast ratio should also make for crisp visuals.

The projector has a built-in auto keystone correction feature takes care of horizontal and vertical distortion for flexible placement options, can be connected to wireless speakers or headphone and includes LG's webOS Smart TV platform for access to streaming services. The company estimates that its light source should last up to 20,000 hours, which adds up to an awful lot of movies.

Little information has been released on the new MiniBeam projector. All we know is that it has a USB-C port for fast connection to modern mobile devices, and for juicing up its 9,000 mAh rechargeable battery. There's cooked-in Bluetooth, too, for wireless pairing with a powered speaker, or even a compatible car audio system for movie camp outs or entertainment for the kids in the back.

And that's about all LG is revealing for the moment. Detailed specs, pricing and availability are all yet to be revealed. More information will doubtless emerge during IFA, which runs September 1 - 6 in at Berlin's Messe.

Source: LG

3 comments
swaan
The only problem with those is that the screen/wall has to be glass-smooth and even.
windykites
I think these projectors should be cheaper than flat screen TVs because there is a lot less material usage(no screen needed).
SaysMe
Has LG heard? Everyone's started is making 4K devices, why would anyone want to go backward?