We’ve already seen a slew of announcements from LG, including their new CLOi robot, new ThinQ TVs with Google Assistant built-in, and even the world’s first 88-inch 8K OLED display. This time, the company is set to announce their new 4K HDR projector. According to the company, the device is roughly half the size of its competitors, in which they are “heavy, expensive, and difficult to install.”
The model number for the 4K UHD projector is the HU80KA, and is being touted as an “affordable yet premium device” which can display a 150-inch picture in almost any given area. LG is claiming that the projector can get as bright as 2,500 lumens, which makes the projector the brightest model yet, and right next to other devices in the market.
As mentioned earlier, there is HDR support with the HDR 10 standard, although there is no mention of Dolby Vision. LG is including several ways to mount the projector, with options to place it on the floor, mounted to the wall, or even hung from the ceiling.
Additionally, there are two 7-watt speakers built-into the HU80KA, but it is recommended to install additional sound equipment for a better experience. Audio outputs include optical out, HDMI, and Bluetooth. Interestingly, users can connect an external keyboard and mouse for media playback via a USB drive. The projector also runs WebOS, just like their current TV lineup uses as the operating system, so most of the big multimedia streaming apps are supported right from the start.
LG isn’t releasing any specific information about the pricing or availability for the HU80KA, but other 4K projectors cost around $2,000 and up, so expect LG’s model to be priced somewhere around there.
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