LG 4K Projector

We don’t usually expect to see new projectors at CES (that’s normally CEDIA territory) but LG showed its new HU80KA 4K entry.

It’s relatively compact, is laser illuminated at a rated 2500 lumens, doesn’t require a special screen, images using using Texas Instruments’ new 4K DLP chip, includes WebOS Smart TV features, and is expected by spring at $5000. I can’t say I was blown away by the images it produced at the price, but laser illumination isn’t cheap to engineer and I learned long ago that show demos aren’t always the best indicators of true quality. It’s definitely worth a closer look.