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Projectors and TVs have different pros and cons. TVs reflect glare from ambient light sources, but that same light source can wash away the image from a projector.
In the case of a projector, you have two options: block ambient light or make your projector brighter. The latter option might work fine during the day, but if the sun goes down and you turn the lights off, the image may be too bright and the colors will suffer.
But blocking out light isn’t always feasible, and adjusting the projector’s brightness regularly can quickly become frustrating. That’s where the latest CineBeam comes in – it will do that hard work for you.
With the ability to pump out 2,700 ANSI lumens, the HU810P 4K UHD Laser Smart Home Theater CineBeam Projector (quite the name, we know) can get a lot bright. But it can also detect environmental factors in the room and automatically increase or decrease the brightness. Just stand back and watch.
As the overly long name suggests, the CineBeam can handle 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160). It also supports HDR10 and HLG HDR modes. Unfortunately, you don’t get Dolby Vision or HDR10 +, but that’s typical for projectors.
It runs on LG’s webOS software, which has just undergone a facelift, allowing you to access Netflix and other streaming services without installing a streaming stick. If you want to connect a device, such as a Blu-Ray player or game console, it supports HDMI 2.1.
If you have enough space, the projector can handle a 300 inch “screen”, giving it the appearance of a cinema experience. But it’s not an ultra-short-throw or short-throw projector, so you need space. LG says the laser light source will last for 20,000 hours, so you don’t have to worry about replacing incandescent bulbs.
The HU810P 4K UHD Laser Smart Home Theater CineBeam Projector will arrive in stores on January 18 for $ 2,999.