LG debuted the HU80K series 4K UHD home projector at CES earlier this year, a compact LED projector that, rather than being mounted on the ceiling, sits upright on the floor.
Resembling a small (yet stylish) garbage bin, packed inside is a projector that can create a screen up to 150" in size at 2,500 lumens, with support for HDR 10 content. While it's differentiating feature is the form factor that allows is to be placed on the floor, the projector can also be mounted on a wall, or hung from the ceiling.
But its ability to be placed on the floor, as well as a built-in a carry handle, allows users to provide movie entertainment in various rooms of the home, or even outside using the long, retractable cable. It can also come in handy for small spaces, or rooms with low ceilings, where a wall- or ceiling-mounted projector set-up is not possible.
To protect the projector glass from dust and scratches when not in use, the Mirror Reflector can be used as a lens cover. Two powerful 7W speakers deliver accompanying sound, so there's no need to use external speakers or a soundbar.
The projector can access LG's webOS 3.5 smart TV interface for getting content from popular streaming services like Netflix, including 4K fare. Standard connectivity options include USB ports, Ethernet and HDMI, as well as wireless support for external devices such as a keyboard and mouse.
"At this year's CES event, we were excited to bring value to consumers with our first 4K UHD projector, which delivers the highest resolution we've ever offered in a compact size," enthused Chang Ik-hwan, head of LG's IT Business Division. "LG's 4K UHD projector will lead the way in changing how consumers view 4K content in any room in the home, wherever there's an audience."
The projector is projected (pun intended) to sell for about US$4,000 once it's available stateside in April. There's no word yet on Canadian availability.