We might have known about the imminent arrival of the all-new LG CineBeam 4K projector since September 2020, but we didn't have a launch date or a price.
That's all changed at CES thanks to the company's latest announcement. It confirmed the new projector will be available to buy from January 18th and will cost an eye-watering $3000.
What Is the New LG CineBeam 4K Projector?
The LG CineBeam Projector is about as close to a movie theater experience as it is possible to get in your own home.
The HU810P has dual lasers, allowing it to offer a massive range of projection sizes. At the low end, you can make the image as small as 40 inches. On the upper end, you can increase that all the way to a mammoth 300 inches.
That massive size range means the projector is highly flexible in terms of where you use it. You can watch a movie in your bedroom on a small screen just as easily as you can recreate a movie theater experience in a dedicated entertainment room.
Keep in mind that even most of the other premium flagship projectors on the market top out at 150 inches, and you can suddenly see why the LG CineBeam 4K justifies its price tag.
What Are the Other Key Features?
Under the hood, there is a lot more going on. For example, you get 2,700 lumens of brightness, 10-bit color, and 97 percent DCI-P3 gamut.
You also get HDR10 and HLG, and the whole thing runs on LG's critically acclaimed webOS smart TV platform.
There is a single HDMI 2.1 port so you can connect your gaming consoles along with two regular HDMI 2.0 ports.
Perhaps the only downside is the audio. It is a common issue among projectors. The HU810P only has two 10W speakers, so you will need to use external sound equipment to get the full experience.
The projector is, however, compatible with Dolby Atmos. As such, any Atmos-encoded films will automatically pass through to external speakers.
Projectors at CES
CES 2021 has not been a big year for projectors. Other than this news about the new LG CineBeam, there has not been a great deal to report.
Perhaps manufacturers are wary that a virtual experience means they will never be able to showcase their models' full capabilities, or maybe it is just a natural lull year before a slew of announcements in the next 12 months.
Either way, LG has put down a fearsome marker in the premium sector. Its competitors need to take note.