At CES 2019, LG released the new ultra short throw 4K projection product HU85LA. As a second-generation version of the HU80KA projector launched in CES 2018 last year, it is thinner and simpler in appearance and can be better integrated with the family entertainment system. And the price is about double than HU80KA. How the secrest of HU85LA, In which areas has there been significant progress, and why is it so expensive?
The official promotion is a three-channel laser projection, red laser, blue laser, blue laser + green filter technology. At present, the mainstream laser TV is monochromatic laser + fluorescent wheel, and further two-color laser + Green wheel. The solution of LG hu85la is different. This machine is a three beam laser without color wheel. It can be called a pure laser TV. Of course, it has not reached the level of RGB Laser TV. The industry says that green laser is unstable and the price is too high.
This is the biggest secret, and the reason why the price is double than HU80KA. Now HU80KA is promotion on Amazon.com, which is much lower price than usual and quite cost effective. HU80KA is the best winner of most famous award. Red Dot Award 2018 Winner, IF 2018 Design Award, Projector Central Editor’s Choice, CEDIA 2018 Best of Show Winner. The award-winning HU80KA was featured by Digital Trends as one of the Best Home Theater Projectors of 2018.
Now let’s back to HU85LA, and take a look at the features:
- 4K UHD Resolution
- Up to 120″
- Vibrant picture in ambient light
- LG ThinQ AI | Google Assistant
- LG Smart TV with Magic Remote
- Projection distance and Screen size: 5.6CM, 90inch; 18cm, 120inch
- Brightness 2700 ANSI
- Color gamut rec.709 and DCI-P3, 12 bit
- Contrast 2,000,000:1
- Lamp life 20,000 hours
- Built in streaming media: Netflix, youtube, Amazon, LG channels, Google play movies, fandangonow, spotify music
The other detail information please go to amazon.com.
Get a HU85LA and unpack it:
The housing design is commonly.
The actual viewing effect and color are very good.
The color of darkroom is better than 85X9500G and HU80KA, and weaker than Sony vw278 (not same type, maybe not suitable to compare).
Another point is UST ratio, only 0.19. Just place the HU85LA a mere 7.2 inches away from any wall to create an impressive home cinema screen up to 120 inches* to enjoy a huge cinematic screen in nearly any room. 2.2 inches to 90″ screen. Which is lower than most of currently Laser TV. In my memory, only JmGO SA has lower UST ratio which is 0.17, but not good to keep it, and back to 0.233 on JmGO new Model S3.
The HU85LA with TruMotion technology, a type of video processing where animation frames are generated between existing frames, makes animation look and feel more fluid.
LG CineBeam with AI ThinQ has the Google Assistant, so you can control compatible smart home devices using just your voice. Create a center for your smart home and beyond. Zero Step Previews allows you to explore and enjoy a variety of TV shows and movies with a simple connection to your Wi-Fi network. Also, this improved OS will automatically organize your favorite content.
You really want to get a screen that is has ALR/CLR specifcally made for UST projectors. Make sure it’s UST screen due to ambient light rejection angles. These screen are not cheap but if you do your research you will see how much of a difference it makes with ambient light. CLR blocks light from above, ALR blocks light from the above and from the sides. CLR brands would be XY Screens, Elite, Silver Ticket, and Snow White. ALR would be SI (screen innovations), Da-Lite, and GrandView. Do some YouTube searches, you will be stunned by the difference it makes.
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