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|Product Dimensions||6.5 x 6.5 x 18.5 inches|
|Item model number||HU80KA|
|Batteries||2 AAA batteries required.|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
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About this item
- 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution at up to 2500 lumens brightness
- Up to 150" Screen size.Built-in Speakers:7W + 7W Stereo
- HDR10 compatible; Standby Mode: Less than 0.5W
- Lg Smart TV enabled. Power Supply (Voltage, Hz) - 100V – 240V @ 50~60 Hz (PSU Built-in)
- Bluetooth sound Out.Power Consumption:280W (Max)
- Projection image: 150 inch @14. 1ft, 100 inch @9. 5ft, 40 inch @3. 6ft
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'Overall, the HU80KA is the most exciting projector we've seen from LG Electronics, and certainly the most unique and innovative 4K projector to hit the market so far.'
- ProjectorCentral (May 2018)
4K Ultra HD
With an incredible 8.3 million pixels (3840 x 2160), even an image up to twelve-and-a-half feet remains clear and crisp. The HU80KA 4K Ultra HD projector delivers home theater with impeccable precision and detail at four times the resolution of Full HD.
Set up this 4K projector nearly anywhere. Place it on a tabletop or the floor or move from room to room (or building to building) as needed for work or for fun.
150" Screen Size & 2500 Lumen Brightness
Transform a wall or even a ceiling into a sprawling projection screen for an image up to 150 inches across (diagonally). That's more than twelve feet of picture, displayed in the vivid clarity of Ultra HD 4K resolution. At this epic scale, movies, games and photos will look and feel truly cinematic.
Enjoy movies and more, bigger and bolder, in any room, day or night. Rated at 2500 lumens, the HU80KA is LG's brightest projector, perfectly suited for use in environments with a variety of ambient lighting conditions.
Watch sports and fast-action movies with greater clarity thanks to TruMotion. This technology effectively increases the projector's refresh rate to reduce motion blur and display a smoother image with less judder and improved detail.
High dynamic range movies and TV shows come to life with more precise color and stunning highlights. This projector is compatible with industry-standard HDR10, supporting a wide color gamut and peak brightness that exceed the capabilities of ordinary projectors.
LG's exclusive Smart TV streaming content platform is simple to set up and offers fast and fun discovery of exciting premium movies, TV shows and more from the most popular content providers.* The included Magic Remote makes navigation a breeze.
*Please check with content providers for required bandwidth to stream videos. Smart service subject to change. Subscriptions possibly required, at additional cost.
Watch premium content from popular providers such as Netflix, YouTube and more. Wirelessly screen-share videos to this projector with a compatible smartphone or tablet, over a simple Wi-Fi connection.
|Resolution||4K UHD (3840 x 2160)||Full HD (1920 x 1080)||Full HD (1920 x 1080)||Full HD (1920 x 1080)||Full HD (1920 x 1080)||HD (1280 x 720)|
|Brightness (ANSI Lumens)||2500||600||1500||2000||1000||550|
|Short Throw Projection||n/a||n/a||Yes||n/a||Yes||n/a|
|Bluetooth Sound Out||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|LG Smart TV Content||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||n/a|
|Projected Screen Size (Max)||150 Inches||100 Inches||120 Inches||120 Inches||100 Inches||100 Inches|
|Lamp Life (hours)||20,000||30,000||20,000||20,000||30,000||30,000|
|Battery Life||n/a||2.5 Hours||n/a||n/a||n/a||2.5 Hours|
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Experience thrilling home cinema in the vivid clarity of 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) with lg’s brightest projector, The HU80KA. Move from room to room or install the projector overhead and enjoy a huge 150” image with four times the resolution of Full HD. With HDR10, the precise colors and peak brightness of high Dynamic Range content will look wonderfully lifelike. The HU80KA is also LG Smart TV enabled to easily stream movies and TV shows from the most popular services, Plus full HDCP 2. 2 compliance for hassle free connectivity. Please check with content providers for required bandwidth to stream videos. Smart service support subject to change.
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I have wanted to get a projector since 2004. However, circumstances have kept me from biting the bullet. First, 1080p became a new thing, so projectors were WAY spendy for 1080p. Then, 3d came out. As I waited for those prices to drop, 4k got released. I didn't care much about 4k until HDR came around. THEN, I was interested. Since then, I have been waiting for a price-to-performance window with very specific features. I finally decided to bite the bullet and go for the LG HU80-KA.
The Good Things:
1. Portable, great for on-the-go
This projector is extremely light, and I like how everything is contained into a compact rectangle. The cord can be pulled into the projector, and you just lift up the handle and take it wherever you want to go. I plan to bring this with me to beach trips with friends, where we will barbecue and drink while movies are playing.
2. Extremely quiet
I have this mounted about two feet behind my head. I can't hear it at all, even with low volume audio while watching a movie.
I attempted to place it inside a shelf that allowed 4-5 inches of space around the projector. This caused the fans to go into overdrive. It still wasn’t all that loud. It’s comparable to a laptop running at high fan speed (which is essentially what the fans are).
3. HD video (blu-ray) looks amazing
This is a real stunner with a good quality blu-ray. I put in Raiders of the Lost Ark, and it was just plain spectacular. A good blu-ray will look really good from this projector.
4. HDR color is very nice.
I’ll discuss more about my HDR misgivings next, but… I have no issues about the deep, rich color that beautifies UHD video sources. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is a perfect example. It’s like this projector and that movie were MFEO.
The Not-so-good Things:
1. HDR tone mapping can be good, or very not-good
When I first started playing 4k UHD/HDR titles, I was woefully unimpressed. The picture was way too dark, and color was flat and uninspired. But of course, it's important to tweak your stuff. I have an OLED65C7 as well, and I never ever touch the "Dynamic Contrast" setting. It's not needed. However, I have read/heard that the 2016 series LG OLED displays do a better job tone mapping the HDR data when "Dynamic Contrast" is turned on. I tried it with this projector, and BOOM - instant increase in quality!
I no longer thought "Eh, Vivid Mode might be the best option - and Vivid Mode is something that I have never, ever, EVER preferred or used in all my years of having a display." Instead, I thought "Wow, Cinema mode looks great. Technicolor mode is also nice, with a slightly yellowish golden hue that works for some movies, maybe not for others." Depending on the movie, I have a "cooler" presentation with Cinema, slightly darker/warmer settings for Cinema (User), and the Technicolor mode looks great for other movies.
NOTE: The HDR settings menus is separate from non-HDR video settings.
The real stunner UHD presentations included Hacksaw Ridge; Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2; Spider-Man: Homecoming; and Blue Planet II.
"Mad Max: Fury Road" looked great during daytime shots, but I noticed heavy macroblocking and bloom during the sandstorm sequence. Flames looked terrible as well, but I don't know if it was as bad, or worse looking, than on my OLED. They just plain look weird in HDR.
So far (I will keep tweaking settings), I noticed that highlights suffer from noise, especially white backgrounds, and gradation jumps out at me on all fronts. I don't like any of those "noise reduction" or "movie optimizer" or "frame interpolation smoothiemoothie" dongles. I am not fond of artifacting.
I watched several older movie remasters by Sony, such as Men in Black; Ghostbusters; Spider-man; and Spider-Man 2. I found the color to be slightly drained, when using the same settings used for the newer movies, but Technicolor was more pleasant with these titles. It really depends on what I'm watching for which mode I think looks best.
For older movies especially, I found the HDR made highlights too overblown. An example is during Ghostbusters at around the 1hr 10min mark, when the GB team are being greeted by hundreds of bystanders before they head into the final showdown. The street has sunlight gleaming off the tarmac as they are driving in the Ecto-1, and it's blown out and had notable macroblocking.
2. Blacks are kind of milky
I have an OLED display. It would be unfair as heck to compare a mid-range projector on a white 1.1 gain screen to the blacks available on an OLED. Or the color reproduction. I found darker movies could sometimes make me yearn for the OLED, such as when I watched "Logan" (looks good most of the time); "The Equalizer" (it looks stable enough, but on the OLED it looks much, much better); or "Men in Black 3". Look, I'm not saying it's unwatchable. I am just saying that, well... it's not a $6000 Sony projector, nor a similarly-priced JVC or Epson. Also, I am sure costs were cut using the .47 DMD instead of the newer, bigger version. They sacrificed that, I’d wager, for laser projection and a compact design. However, I figure savvy engineering can muster better performance from the same chip that is used by other devices; I compare it to the way DAC chips can be deemed unimpressive, but in the hands of another engineer (think Schiit), it becomes magic.
My room is completely dark, with tan/beige walls.
I plan to get a grey fabric screen soon, and that might help push the blacks into a slightly darker realm. For now, it's not "terrible". For most people it might not even be bad at all. I just happen to be very spoiled with my displays over the years to notice.
3. Placement options are lame
This has a 1.0 to 1.2 zoom capability. I have a 110 inch screen. I want to watch movies from 9-13 feet away. This means that I would have to sit really far behind the projector at the 1.0 distance if it's in front of me. However, if I place the projector BEHIND me, then I need to set it 1-2 feet behind me, and I personally don't have a ceiling mount. I live in an apartment, and I can't drill holes. So, I have to place it on stands behind me to raise the projector. I do not want to use the auto-keystone feature, because 1) it reduces output quality (the more keystone smear, the worse it gets) and 2) it makes the display really, really tricky to tweak.
4. No lens shift
With a 1.0 to 1.2 zoom, it means that the projector will most likely be sitting in the middle of the exact spot that you want to be watching movies from.
If you don't mind sitting a couple feet to the right or left, that's probably fine. But for center-brained people like me, it makes placement annoying. I either need to A) place it in front of me, and it obstructs my view, and I'm sitting farther back than I prefer; or B) it is directly BEHIND me, and I'm sitting at the distance I want... but I have to be far to the right or left of center. Unless it's raised to the height of the TOP of the screen, but as previously mentioned, I can't drill holes in my ceiling.
I think a lens shift option would have greatly alleviated this complaint.
CONCLUSION (October 10 Update):
After two months of use, here are my "final thoughts".
Since this is my first projector purchase, I now have a better idea on what I want when I choose to upgrade in a couple/few years.
- Use a grey screen, or silver grey screen. I'm getting one when I buy a home theater projector in a couple/few years. In a completely dark room, it DOES make a difference in blacks and contrast levels!
- For "ultimate video quality", it doesn't seem like laser bulbs can compete, unless you're willing to dish out a LOT more dough for the technology. Depending on what's available by 2021, I may opt for better video performance/quality instead of the great portability features of the LG HU80KA. Without a doubt, a $2500 regular bulb projector will stomp this $3000 projector in color reproduction and black levels. But, it doesn't mean this model isn't without its strong points!
- I still think LG's HDR tone mapping needs some fixing up. I don't know if any firmware update can fix it, or if LG even has the issue on their radar. If the 4k UHD movie has grain (think older movies), then the HDR algorithm goes poopy. I mentioned this already in my review, but I think adding Dynamic Contrast (to allow the HDR to "pop" the way it should) along with the projector's method of converting the content causes issues. It's still nice to look at, and I think most people will be less likely to notice. I am kind of a video quality freak. HDR with the LG HU80KA on grain-free movies is stellar!
LG HU80KA; THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY:
Don't be disappointed by the underpar performance compared to bulb projectors at this price range. There are things to like...
- It is light, and portable. I will use this for public gatherings, picnics, and to use while doing podcasts as a digital poster and/or to have motion posters when talking with guests (the mirror flipped up will be helpful for me ONLY in this circumstance haha). This means that I plan to be carrying it to many destinations. I can't think of a projector with 4k (real or fake), HDR, decent light output, good wireless connections options, as well as a lightweight design in such a small package. The laser bulb helps lighten the load, and I like the longevity of the bulb life (as well as more consistent color and brightness performance over time).
THAT is this projector's greatest strength.
- If you want to permanently mount this, and will rely on it solely for dark room "home theater" use... it's not worth it. I recommend scores of other options for $3000.
- If you like to watch broadcast television, live sports, and have low ambient light while friends are sitting around drinking and eating chips and dip... this will work out pretty nicely. ESPECIALLY if (once again) you want to move this thing around a lot! Otherwise, save some money and get a cheaper 1080p projector with 3000+ lumens ;)
UPDATE (October 1, 2018) - Trying different screen fabric samples:
I purchased the Silver Ticket Products sample kit. There are different fabrics (9"x11") allowing the customer to test the differences between each of them. Below are my impressions:
Grey - Light Grey: I found that the light grey most definitely increases black levels, while maintaining almost the same amount of brightness. Additionally, I noticed that colors were VERY SLIGHTLY more "poppy" and saturated. However, color difference is negligible. Black levels are not; it is certainly an improvement.
Silver - Silver Metallic: This fabric provides even deeper blacks, and colors are about the same as I found with the light grey material. I will do more testing soon, but out of all three fabrics, I found this one to be far and away the best option. This seems to sacrifice lumen output/brightness very slightly. However, in a completely dark room I don't think the difference will be so drastic that most viewers would be upset with the change (I would guess it decreases brightness from 1400, down to ~1100 lumens).
High Contrast - Dark Grey: The dark grey is very sensitive to variations in the flatness of the fabric (easily prone to "hotspotting"). I used Scotch tape to tape the back of the fabric. This caused bright spots where the tape was located on the back. With that said, I found the high contrast dark grey to be TOO dark.
In my opinion, the most pleasing visual marriage between the projector and fabric type the Silver Ticket Product's "Silver Metallic" finish. However, a "Light Grey" finish is most definitely an improvement over my 1.1 gain white screen.
Hope this helps!
Thank you for reading my long, LONG review. I hope some of the information contained has been helpful. Take care!
The unboxing procedure couldn't be any easier. Open box, grab the projector (by the handle!), pull it out, and plug it in.
OK, fine - one more step.. Grab the remote as well, pop the included 2x AA batteries in the battery compartment, and away you go. That's it. There's no other parts or accessories. No lamps to replace, no filters to clean - nothing.
So, for starters, I brought this projector down into my cave. This is a dedicated movie space, with black walls, velvet treatments, and a Stewart StudioTek 100 115" 16:9 screen. Currently I'm using a JVC DLA-RS540 as my main viewing projector, so I was reaaaaaally (and I mean reaaaaaally) interested to see how this new laser projector would stack up, despite being half the price of the JVC.
First things, first - getting the image shining at my Stewart screen really couldn't be easier when the device is standing upright. See, the LG's pièce de résistance is that you can bring it anywhere, easily. Pick it up by its carry handle, plop it down on the floor, and use the included mirror flap to shine the image at your screen. No need to mount the thing or find a table to lay it on. Apparently there's a 4% decrease in lumen output when using the mirror versus mounting the projector pointing at the screen, but if there is a difference in brightness - I couldn't tell.
Then, the power on. The power on procedure on my JVC projector is as follows:
1.) Turn on projector with power button.
2.) Go get some coffee while it (a lamp-based projector) spends a few minutes warming up/brightening up.
With the LG?
1.) Turn on projector with power button.
2.) Use projector just about immediately, at full brightness.
Lasers are awesome. Lasers! PEW-PEW!
But... lasers have issues. Much like JVC's flagship laser projector, the DLA-RS4500, the LG HU80KA has a contrast deficiency compared to its lamp-based brethren. Don't get me wrong, in no way am I comparing this LG to JVC's big boy, but it's a trait shared between the two - that if you DEMAND the best contrast over anything else, then lamp-based projectors are still where you should head.
The LG has three brightness settings - found under Energy Savings. The LG HU80KA's blacks take on a grey-ish, milky look, that in my dedicated movie space are less than impressive, and that’s putting it mildly. Even with the energy savings set the highest level to decrease lumen output, I could never get the black levels where I wanted them to be. And with no dynamic iris of any sort, the LG just can't cut it for absolute contrast. It’s worse than my old Sony VPL-HW50ES 1080p projector. Again, this is NOT a cave-movie-room projector at all.
Color, though? Sharpness, though? Both are really, really excellent on the LG. Really punchy colors from this DLP setup, and - much like JVC's setup (bar their laser model), - it also uses a form of pixel-shifting to achieve its 4K resolution. So no, it's not native 4K, and no - I firmly believe this doesn't matter. I used to be a naysayer of pixel-shifting, but for movie/TV-watching, it's incredible. My other viewing environment is my LG C7 4K OLED, so resolution IS important, but pixel-shifters are phenomenal in this regard. That said, I noticed a slight sharpness deficiency in the top right corner of my screen using the LG standing up (with the mirror in use), but direct on the sharpness was excellent throughout. I only noticed on text, anyway, so for regular use it would never be an issue.
So the picture is good, - really good even - except for the middling contrast in a cave. In a living room or any room with a little ambient light, this contrast deficiency likely won't even matter, and the brightness of this projector is really something. 2,500 lumens (uncalibrated, sure - but all manufacturers quote these numbers in this regard). It really packs a punch. In my living room, firing at a white wall at mid-day, the image was still perfectly watchable at minimum Energy Saving setting. At night, the image is TOO bright at this same setting.
4K HDR looks fantastic. Planet Earth II on UHD pops, John Wick Chapter 2 is also impressive (raw black levels aside). 24p motion is also well taken care of, with LG’s usual TrueMotion settings allowing tweaking of things further.
A quick mention of the DLP technology at play here: I’m usually pretty sensitive to “rainbows” with DLP projection. I won’t say the LG is completely free of the phenomenon, but I never noticed it in actual material, - just on white text when my eyes would flick between words. So, again, for movie/TV watching, - not an issue. Your mileage may vary here, but I’ve struggled with DLP rainbow in the past so I’m confident in saying it shouldn’t be an issue for most.
Less impressive is the mirror mechanism. It’s a manual thing that you lift up and down, and once in position for a few seconds the projector will automatically keystone-adjust the image. Keystone adjustment is just… bad, in general. You never want to use it because it does distort the image somewhat - despite not always being obvious in the badness. However, in the case of a mirror design like this, there’s no real choice. The problem then becomes that the projector doesn’t always get its keystone adjustment quite right, so there can be a little distortion in terms of image shape, especially if your image is not projected very large. I found that when blasting an image around 65” diagonal and up that the keystone distortion was kept to a minimum (if not perfect). With the image smaller than that (unlikely for most people), the keystoning was more visible. Also, because the mirror is not electronic, it’s possible to have the image be not quite flat or aligned correctly just because the mirror isn’t sitting quite “right” when you adjust it. So I’ve on occasion had to just wiggle the mirror or move it up and down to the same position for it to sit “right” and look rectangular on the screen. It’s just not completely fool-proof, despite working reasonably well. You can also fully disable the keystone correction, thankfully, if you’re able to get your geometry just right (no easy task).
Along with no mechanical mirror adjustment, there’s also no mechanical zoom/focus adjustment. On the side of the projector there are two dials, one for zoom and one for focus. They’re quite stiff, and need a little finessing, but they do work. Also, when using the mirror the focus does change when adjusting the zoom, so this is something to bear in mind. You will always need to adjust zoom AND focus, even if the focus was perfect at one zoom level.
Speaking of zoom level, it’s a 1.0 - 1.2x zoom mechanism here, so there’s not much flexibility. This is NOT a short-throw projector, so if you want e.g. a 120” diagonal 16:9 image, you’ll need to place the projector a minimum of 11.4 feet away. There’s also absolutely no lens shift of any sort. Sitting the LG on the floor and using the mirror gives you image-up/down flexibility (at the cost of some keystone adjustment), but there’s no lateral shift available. The non-flexibility of placement comes at a cost here, which I’ll touch on more later.
The LG is extremely quiet (brilliantly so) with Maximum Energy Savings turned on, noticeably louder with that set to Medium, and louder still when set to Minimum. Noise is extremely subjective. I would say I’d prefer the unit to be quieter when set to full brightness, but it’s not an especially intrusive fan noise. The thing that may potentially be bothersome to some is the high-pitched sound that emanates from the unit when the laser is enabled (it seems to go away if you close the mirror - which shuts the laser engine off). I’m sensitive to high-pitched sounds, so this sort of thing is a tad bothersome. Whether you notice it will depends on a few factors:
1.) How far you sit from the projector.
2.) The position you sit in relation to the projector.
I found that moving to the left or right of the projector changed that sound dramatically, so your mileage may vary here. Overall, though, with any movie/TV sound playing, I found no real issue with the sound signature from the projector. Projectors just make noise, and that’s the way it is.
From what I can tell, there are four fans, two on each side of the projector - that blow air in, and then out the other side.
Oh, and amusingly, when you turn the projector on, it absolutely sounds like there’s a little hard drive spinning up inside. No, I’ve got zero idea about this, either…
Much like my LG C7 OLED, this projector uses WebOS 3.5, which works great, - really smoothly, and with the same remote with mouse-like features that this TV has. I was able to get the projector connected to 5Ghz WiFi without issue, and downloaded YouTube, Netflix, and … wait a second, where’s Amazon Prime video!? I know I have Prime Video on my LG TV, so where is the app on this projector? Nowhere to be found, currently. This is a massive disappointment to me, and very odd. Hopefully LG adds Prime Video back in with a software update because it’s sorely missed. There were no updates available when I checked. Boo.
The YouTube app works just great, although - amusingly, it keeps pestering me to dictate my searches. The LG HU80KA remote has no such microphone functionality, though my LG C7 OLED does. Go figure. 4K HDR YouTube looks pretty great, as you’d imagine.
The LG has stereo speakers inside itself. For a projector the sound is out of this world. But, temper your expectations a little. Despite being in a league of its own in terms of audio output, there’s some clipping of certain frequencies that are bothersome. Keeping the volume lower doesn’t seem to affect how often the audio clips, so it’s frequency dependent, not volume - when it clips. For the most part, though, the sound really is something special. There’s not really any bass to speak off, but it’s remarkable how FULL the sound is from a projector. Who’d have thought?
In my movie space, I paired the projector with my Denon AVR-X4300H receiver over Bluetooth, because in a living-room space this could be a VERY useful feature to avoid cabling. Unfortunately, no matter how much I tried, the audio was out of sync with the video by close to two seconds (!!). Nothing I did would fix this - not in the receiver or the projector. Boo.
So, the carry handle is adorable. I mean really, a carry handle on a projector! Also, the power cord is integrated, - 10 ft long, and retracts into the unit with a press of a button on the left side. Very cool. Interestingly, though, with the USA version I have, the power cord is not grounded. It’s just a regular two-prong. The best thing about this projector is that you just grab it and go. You’ve got your apps, and screen sharing features built in. You’ve got WiFi built in, the power cord built in etc. It’s just a complete package.
The question then remains: Who is this projector for? Well, that’s a tough one. I hate to say it, but it feels like this projector is more for demos and presentations than for actual movie rooms or living rooms - when using it standing up. See, it’s not a short throw (a major downer), which means the projector is likely going to be placed bang smack where people are seated, - which is a nuisance. And let’s be honest here - you’re not likely to use the projector’s built-in speakers long-term, no matter how good they are. If you’re spending this kind of money on a projector, you likely are going to have at least a sound bar or separate speakers to get the most out of your setup. So then you’re talking cabling etc. And that complicates the whole setup. And if you’re in a dedicated movie-space cave, then the contrast of this projector is plain and simply not even close to good enough.
So, it’s a bit of a pain in the living room, and doesn’t do a good enough job in a dedicated movie space. That leaves classrooms and business demos. Sure, it has a handle, but it also weighs about 15lbs, and has no case of any sort (not even a sleeve protect it just a little).
I just don’t know. While this is an interesting and unique projector in this space - I feel like it’s a solution looking for a problem, in at least a few ways. Fundamentally, if this were an ultra-short throw projector, it would open up so many brilliant placement options. But since it’s not, it limits itself too much.
After much deliberation, I think the best place for this projector probably still is a living room space, but ceiling mounted with cabling solutions. Then the projector isn’t on the ground in the way of your seating (or blinding your children), cabling isn’t an issue, keystone isn’t an issue, and you get the superb brightness of the laser engine. But that does sort-of defeat the purpose of a projector with a handle and mobility…, and with no lens shift it’s still going to be somewhat of a nuisance. It seems you can’t win, here… Overall, I’ve struggled with this device. I wanted to love it. I hoped it would be a brilliant living-room solution for me without the complication of ceiling mounting. But it’s not.
3.25 stars out of 5. A great idea, but not quite there…
1) The LG App Store does not have prime video app. So you will end up buying some sort of device to stream your movies. Maybe it’s coming but at this time it didn’t justify the product and the price.
2) The 2500 lumens is actually not that bright. I compared the picture quality to Optoma uhd51A and even though the Optoma has bulb, it’s picture quality and colors surpassed this projector. The colors were dull and the picture wasn’t bright. The Vivid mode on the LG was lighter than Optoma’s normal mode.
3) I don’t get the Portability aspect of it either. If I am buying a 3k projector and connect it to the ceiling, what will portability get me? Maybe LG should have included a projector mound that allows for quick snap-in/out.
4) Quality of the picture when using the mirror goes down and bit vs when projecting straight thorough the lens.
5) There is no IR sensor that would turn theater beam off in case a human were to come close. Pretty much every other laser projector has that safety feature.
6) The remote is great but it isn't back-lit.
Overall, it’s the only laser projector that you can buy at the given price point but all the features don’t mean much when the picture quality isn’t even close to a projector that’s half the price of this one.
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