LG Electronics today launched a 100-Inch class (100 inch diagonal) Laser TV projector featuring both Smart TV and Digital TV capabilities.
The "HECTO" Laser TV comprises a special screen and an external Ultra Short Throw (UST) projection unit. The system, which will be demonstrated for the first time next month at the 2013 International CES, offers Full HD 1080p resolution and high contrast as a result of LG's laser-based illumination system.
LG's Laser TV makes installation and viewing easier by allowing users to place the lens a mere 22 inches (approximately 56 centimeters) from the screen, while having the flexibility to position it near the floor or fasten it to the ceiling. The projector offers 1080p Full HD resolution and 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. It has also a digital tuner and two 10W built-in speakers embedded in the projection unit to support virtual surround sound. Inputs include 3 HDMIs, an optical audio output as well as RS-232 interface. The device itself features LG's Dynamic Arc Design, creating subtly curved surfaces that reach a mere 5.7 inches in height. The 100-inch class screen also adopts LG's CINEMA SCREEN Design aesthetic which limits the bezel.
The projector supports LG's Smart TV platform, which includes a host of features, from built-in Wi-Fi, content providers, like Netflix or YouTube, Smart World app store, to the Magic Remote. The system also allows users to manage personal content, such as pictures, home videos and music libraries via USB or LG Cloud.
LG's Smart TV platform provides a customizable dashboard and smart connectivity features that streamline access to content from compatible smartphones, laptops, storage devices and the Internet. With built-in WiDi and Wi-Fi direct (Miracast), content from any compatible external device can be wirelessly shared with the TV. Navigation of services and external devices via the dashboard is made easy with the Magic Remote which utilizes four modes of control - voice, gesture, point and wheel.
The laser-based illumination system uses specialized lamps embedded in the projection unit, for better picture quality. This system can run for up to 25,000 hours without replacement, roughly five times longer than mercury-based lamps.