LG Electronics came to CEDIA Expo 2019 armed with its full arsenal of large-screen 8K flat-panel TVs in both OLED and LCD iterations – and also shone a spotlight on an expanded selection of its integrator-oriented CineBeam projectors.
“We’ve made great strides in addressing the CEDIA channel with our picture quality, screen sizes and focus on premium products,” LG’s head of home entertainment product marketing, Tim Alessi, said, by way of presenting the LG SIGNATURE Series 88-inch 8K OLED TV, which he said marked the U.S. debut for the model. He added it would be available for a suggested retail price of $29,999 at select retailers who have the capability of demonstrating and explaining its attributes. The 75-inch LG 8K NanoCell 8K TV, he added, is also shipping now at a suggested retail price of $4,999. The SIGNATURE 88-inch model was shown on a stand that can house a 4.2-channel 80-watt audio system.
The expanded CineBeam projector line now consists of the new projector Model HU70LA, to be available in October at $1,799 at select authorized dealers, as well as the LG CineBeam ultra-short-throw 4K UHD laser projector Model HU85LA. The HU85LA generates 2,700 ANSI lumens for images up to 120 inches, and requires a placement of just 7.2 inches away from the wall.
The HU70LA LED projector can generate images up to 140 inches at a brightness of 1500 ANSI lumens. It uses a four-channel LED light source to generate red, green and blue, with the additional fourth LED boosting image brightness, contrast and more vivid colors by adjusting green levels, according to the announcement statement.
Both projectors, said Alessi, support HDR10 and use wheel-less technology to circumvent ‘rainbow effects.” Both projectors are also IP-controllable via Control 4, Savant and Crestron and will give viewers direct access to streaming apps including Netflix, Amazon and YouTube through LG’s webOS 4.5 platform.