Mar 22 2013, 4:33am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr
The LG Laser TV creates a giant 100-inch class (100-inch diagonal) Full HD 1080p resolution picture and features LG's Smart TV platform for access to virtually limitless content. Previewed at the CES 2013 in January, the LG Laser TV will be available in April at a suggested retail price of $8,999.
"LG's Laser TV is a new take on front-projection TV, offering a theater-like experience at home, but without sacrificing on features like LG's Smart TV or requiring intensive set-up," said Jay Vandenbree, senior vice president, home entertainment, LG Electronics USA, Inc. "It allows us to give consumers the picture quality, feature and design aesthetics they've come to expect, and in a large format and attractive price."
The LG Laser TV combines outstanding giant-screen picture quality and premium features to create a unique theater-like experience at home. With 1080p Full HD resolution and 150 nit brightness, it renders vivid and crisp images that will pop, even in a lighter environment.
Unlike standard projection systems that typically need to be ceiling mounted, LG's Laser TV can be positioned near the floor or fastened to the ceiling, giving consumers greater flexibility when building their home entertainment center. Additionally, the laser illumination system has a lifespan up to 25,000 hours without light-source replacement, roughly five times longer than mercury-based lamps that are standard with most projection systems.
The Laser TV also incorporates LG's Smart TV platform with built in Wi-Fi, offering access to premium content providers, like Netflix and YouTube, the LG app store and more. Navigation of online services is made easy with the Magic Remote which utilizes three modes of control – gesture, point and wheel.
To complete the package, the projector unit houses an ATSC tuner, 20W stereo speaker system and a variety of interface options, including 3 HDMI, 2 USB, an optical audio output, as well as RS-232 interface. It also has built-in Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) and Wi-Fi Direct (Miracast), so content from any compatible external device can be wirelessly shared on the big screen.
From a design perspective, the device features LG's understated yet stylish Dynamic Arc Design, creating subtly curved surfaces that reach a mere 5.7 inches in height. The 100-inch class screen (included with purchase of projector) features LG's Cinema Screen design aesthetic, which limits the bezel for a truly immersive viewing experience and makes it suitable for any interior decor.
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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