LG Electronics USA has introduced the “LG ProBeam,” a new laser projector which can project up to 2,000 lumens of brightness and a 120 inch diagonal image. The LG ProBeam is geared towards home cinema enthusiasts.
The LG ProBeam projector (model HF80JA) is equipped with an advanced laser engine that produces up to 2,000 lumens of brightness and features a slim, portable design. Employing a compact standing-type design, the 4.6-pound LG ProBeam is one of the industry’s lightest Full HD laser projectors in the brightness range of 2,000 lumens.
The LG ProBeam includes a vertical Auto Keystone alignment feature that automatically detects and corrects any screen image distortion. Manual Keystone alignment also is available for fine tuning adjustments. With Bluetooth audio out, the LG ProBeam can be paired with any Bluetooth audio product such as an external speaker or headphones.
The LG ProBeam’s Wireless Mirroring feature takes advantage of Miracast® to project content from smart devices onto a large projection screen. The LG ProBeam also features Wireless Content Share via the LG TV Plus App. Users can download and install the free LG TV Plus app from Google Play or the App Store on a compatible Android or iOS device, to stream videos and photos from mobile devices to the projector over a home network. The LG TV Plus app also includes a touchscreen remote control feature.
The LG ProBeam is also equipped with LG’s webOS Smart TV platform, giving consumers access to a number of streaming services. LG’s Magic Remote Control allows for navigation of the webOS interface.
The LG ProBeam home theater projector is available now in the United States at a suggested price of $1,499.99.
Display industry Analyst firm PMA Research has been following the “screenless TV” phenomenon which utilizes compact, portable projectors to achieve a large-screen viewing experience. This use of pico projectors is growing steadily, especially in China.