LG’s new CineBeam projectors are amazingly bright — and very, very premium
The new LG 4K projectors may be more deserving of your attention than the company’s new OLED TVs, which were simple to get enthusiastic about.
The premium LG Cinebeam HU915QE and HU915QB were unveiled in a press release and are spec’d to offer 3,700 and 3,000 lumens of brightness, respectively. If you convert it from nits, this is greater than an OLED’s peak brightness.
The projectors contain adaptive contrast and LG’s Brightness Optimizer II technology, which “automatically adjusts brightness levels to a room’s ambient light circumstances” to help the image remain vivid and clear even in intense sunlight.
The two Cinebeam projectors start at a projection size of 90 inches from 2.2 inches from the wall and can fill a 120-inch screen from 7.2 inches from the wall in addition to being brighter. If you lack the room, there is no need to install them to the ceiling. Read More; Sky launches streaming TV with no satellite dish
The bad news? Both projectors are expensive. The LG Cinebeam HU915QE, which is brighter, costs $6,000 while the HU915QB, which is better in dim lighting, costs $6,500. Comparatively speaking, the 65-inch LG C2 OLED sells for “just” $2,099.
TVs vs. 4K Projectors: Which one should you buy?
4K projectors will almost always cost more than their 4K TV counterparts when you compare them side by side. That essentially boils down to manufacturing costs; whereas projectors have more precisely calibrated internal components, panels are simpler and less expensive to make.
However, things become complicated when discussing screen sizes greater than 85 inches; at that point, you’ll have to choose between paying more for a larger OLED or a 4K projector. Which should you purchase, then? Read Also; QD-OLED Big Innovation for TV and Monitor Displays
Previously, you would choose a projector if you had an appropriate home theater room, meaning a space where you can precisely control the lighting to ensure that no ambient light seeped in to damage the contrast. Otherwise, you would choose a 4K TV in a room with lots of light. LG, though, is now contesting conventional wisdom.
With 3,700 lumens of brightness, LG’s new projectors shouldn’t require the exact pitch-black settings that earlier generations of projectors required. However, you should still consider how much space you have in the room and the distance from where you sit to the screen.