LG has announced the availability of its first ultra-short-throw 4K Ultra HD projector: The LG CineBeam AI ThinQ 4K laser projector ($5,999).
Model HU85LA projects up to a 120-inch-diagonal 4K image at 2,700 ANSI Lumens when placed just 7.2 inches from the wall, and is said by the company to be ideal for use in higher ambient lighting conditions.
Its minimalist design includes HDR10 high dynamic range capability to deliver deeper blacks in dark scenes and more life-like bright highlights. For the convenience of technology integrators, the projector also features IP Control with Control4, Crestron and Savant.
The CineBeam 4K laser projector, as described by LG, goes beyond the limits of DMD and the light source of existing blue laser with a new optical system that uses a three-channel laser for each RGB, for truer color reproduction in its optimal design form factor.
Building on LG’s artificial intelligence (AI) innovations, the HU85LA is the first projector to have both the Google Assistant and LG’s own ThinQ AI solution built in, allowing for control and content discovery through voice commands. No additional device is needed to use the Google Assistant, says the company. When a user searches for content, the projector automatically connects to streaming services such as Netflix, YouTube and Amazon as well as broadcast TV through its smart TV platform. The included LG Magic Remote also provides the convenience of being able to implement both motion-based user interface and backlit functions.
The model, which was a 2019 CES Innovation Award winner, is available now at LG-authorized dealers nationwide.