Billed as half the size of — and less expensive than — other options on the market, the LG HU80KA 4K Projector is the Korean firm’s first UHD projector. At 2500 lumens, it’s also the company’s brightest, with a maximum picture size of 150 inches and HDR10 support.
The HU80KA, by contrast, is being pitched as an “affordable yet premium device” that can output a 150-inch picture in any room of your house. Its portable design was made possible by its mirrorless I-shaped engine, which allows it to do its job whether you simply place it on the floor or carefully hang it from the ceiling. LG says it’s a product of the company’s engineers challenging themselves to make a 4K projector smaller than others on the market without sacrificing performance.
The model supports HDR content, as well, to make images more life-like. On the audio side of things, HU80KA comes with two 7W speakers, but it can easily be connected to external speakers or soundbars via optical output, HDMI or Bluetooth. LG 4K UHD projector owners will have no shortage of content to watch, as the projector’s webOS 3.5 smart TV interface can access the most popular online streaming services offering 4K content.
LG isn’t yet sharing the HU80KA’s pricing, but that’s par for the course with home theater announcements at CES.