A Lot To Love About LG CineBeam, An Otherwise Affordable 4K Laser Projector
First spotted at CES, LG is finally ready to launch the new LG CineBeam 4K Laser Projector, a $2,999 piece of tech that adds a ton of options for a really reasonable price.
We've talked in the past about budget-conscious projectors and what a consumer might be thinking when they buy one. We've also touched on the market space a projector has claim over in a wild wild west of OLED and $200 LED TV panels.
With more high-quality video content and formats available to consumers, demand is accordingly rising for a device with the versatility to display streaming content as easily as Blu-ray. The LG CineBeam 4K Laser projector fits the bill, as it can create a 150-inch screen at 2,500 lumens, making it LG's brightest projector ever. It also supports HDR content (HDR 10) for an eye-popping cinematic experience in the home.
"Projectors that support 4K have traditionally tended to be heavy, expensive and difficult to install at home," LG said. "LG's engineers and designers took on the challenge of downsizing the LG CineBeam 4K Laser Projector without sacrificing image quality. The result is a premium device half the size of most competing 4K projectors while remaining price competitive."
The LG CineBeam 4K Laser's portable size and unique upright design are made possible thanks to its mirrorless I-shaped engine, which allows the projection of high-quality images whether the device is on the floor, mounted on the wall or hanging from the ceiling. The projector also features a convenient carrying handle and Auto Cord feature. The Mirror Reflector serves as a lens cover to protect the projector from dust when stored. On the audio side, two powerful yet clear 7W + 7W stereo speakers deliver a vivid cinematic sound without the need for external speakers or a soundbar.
Standard connectivity options also include ports for USB, Ethernet and HDMI, as well as wireless support for external devices such as a keyboard and mouse.
"The LG CineBeam 4K Laser Projector is a true game-changer in the projector market," said Tim Alessi, head of home entertainment product marketing at LG Electronics USA. "Portability and versatility combined with 4K technology delivers the ultimate large-screen home cinema experience in a compact size. This projector will lead the way in changing how consumers view 4K content in any room at home."