LG has just made another announcement for a product that will be debuting at CES next week in Las Vegas.
LG touts that the company's engineers have challenged themselves to come up with the 4K projector that is smaller than the others on the market without letting down on the performance. That picture can get awfully bright, too; LG says it tops out at 2,500 lumens, which makes it the company's brightest projector yet and puts it on par with what's on the market today.
Carrying the model name HU80KA, the projector, according to LG, is created to provide users with a superior cinematic experience without having to compromise on the display quality. With integrated support for HDR 10, the device is also designed for the ultimate viewing experience that users can expect out of a projector. This is actually LG's brightest projector to date. Coming to audio, there are two 7-watt speakers built in and you can also connect an external audio device like a soundbar via optical, HDMI or Bluetooth audio output options. It sits upright like a pillar, a design that comes from its "mirrorless I-shaped engine". This is because projects take up less space than a TV would, and it can also generally project images and videos larger than a TV, although there will be certain aspects you'll have to sacrifice in the process.
While other 4K projectors are short and squat, the HU80KA is a much taller tower that appears to be created to sit directly on the floor rather than on a table or stand. Whether that be on the floor or mounted from the ceiling. In fact, LG claims the ease with which the HU80KA projector can be used and installed happens to be the biggest USP of the device. LG has also included other connectivity options like USB, Ethernet and HDMI ports.
LG HU80KA projector includes a webOS 3.5 smart TV interface to access online 4K streaming services.