LG's first 4K projector has a carrying handle, runs WebOS, and supports HDR10
At CES 2018, which is happening at Las Vegas this week, LG is showcasing its 2018 projector lineup; and among the new models is the company’s first 4K UHD projector series, the HU80K.
Touting “half the size of competing 4K projectors while still being easier on the wallet”, LG claims the HU80K can project a big 150-inch screen at 2,500 lumens. The high brightness also lends well when playing HDR content, with the HU80K supporting the HDR10 format.
That said, LG’s press release mentioned that the HU80K arrived at its “4K UHD resolution with over 8 million discrete pixels by XPR (Expanded Pixel Resolution) video processing.” This suggests the HU80K doesn't have a native 4K resolution (like Sony’s 4K SXRD models), and instead is using a DLP chip with fast switching and pixel shifting tech to achieve the 8 million on-screen pixels (like some of BenQ's 4K models).
Additionally, the HU80K sports a upright design, which LG says is made possible by a mirrorless l-shaped engine. It also has a carrying handle so you can bring it anywhere. While you can connect the HU80K to your own audio system, the projector has built-in 7W speakers. Connectivity options you’ll find onboard this WebOS 3.5 projector include USB, Ethernet, and HDMI, as well as wireless support for external devices such as a keyboard and mouse.