LG Electronics is launching the LG Laser TV, an ultra-short-throw projector system which requires 22 inches of clearance from the wall, in the United States next month.
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 online content. Previewed at the 2013 International CES in January, the LG Laser TV will be available in April at a suggested retail price of $8,999.
With 1080p Full HD resolution and 150 nit brightness, the TV renders vivid 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. 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 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.
The 100-inch class screen (included with purchase of projector) features LG's Cinema Screen design aesthetic, which limits the bezel.