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LG’s new short-throw projectors come with built-in audio systems – Robb Report

It’s no secret that short-throw projectors are successful, but they’ve never been known for their audio prowess. LG hopes to change all that with two new CineBeam 4K laser projectors that aim to deliver sound as big as their huge pictures.

The new HU715Q ultra-short throw, powered by a laser projection system, is perhaps LG’s most impressive offering to date. It can create a screen size of up to 120 inches on a wall or projection screen, and thanks to its sleek short-throw design, it works well in limited space: you’ll only need 21, 7 centimeters (about 8.5 inches) from a wall to create an image size of 100 inches. As a bonus, it also comes decorated in a fabric cover via Danish textile company Kvadrat, to help it blend in better with your home design.

But sound is the thing with this projector. Beneath the HU715Q are four built-in speakers and a 2.2 channel stereo that can be paired with additional Bluetooth speakers to create a surround sound experience in your home. LG’s most impressive audio system to date, it’s rated at 20 watts, four times more powerful than the HU85LA, LG’s current UST 4K model.

LG CineBeam HU715Q and HU710P projectors

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Along with the HU715Q, the brand also unveiled the HU710P, a hybrid projector that uses a laser and LED light source that can create a screen size of up to 300 inches. However, this model is not as compact as the HU715Q. In order to create a 100 inch screen, you will need to install the projector between 2.9 and 4.6 meters from the wall; you will need to be 14 feet (4.3 m) from the wall to create a 150 inch projection. The HU710P model also comes with an integrated sound system, but it is much smaller (5W + 5W stereo) compared to the HU715Q (20W + 20W stereo).

Like their predecessor, LG’s latest projectors come with 8.3 million pixels (3,840 x 2,160) and boast an impressive contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1. They both come with a brightness optimizer that will adjust based on ambient light conditions and a light source that lasts up to 20,000 hours. Both are also installed with LG’s web0S smart platform to allow easy access to streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV and others. LG says both models are suitable for most indoor spaces and can also be used in backyards once the sun goes down.

The HU715Q and HU710P cost $2,999.99, a significantly cheaper price than its predecessor, which retails for $5,000. They will be available in the first quarter of 2022, according to LG.