One of the biggest issues we ever run into when we test out a new UST (ultra-short throw) projector that comes our way is that they aren’t always that bright. You can sometimes get an amazing image when it comes to resolution, but you may find yourself trying to blackout the room as much as possible to see it. With everything moving to laser, you’d think that wouldn’t be the case. Until you run into models like the LG CineBeam 4K HU915QE UST laser projector.
We are sometimes lucky to get around 2,200 lumens from one of these, but LG says that this one sports 3,700 lumens, which is pretty impressive for an ultra-short-throw model. So you should be able to see it even in rooms where ambient light is still present.
The specs are competitive everywhere else as well. Including a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, HDR, 20,000 lamp (triple laser) hours, and a 120-inch image with only being around 7 inches from the wall/screen (90-inchs at around 2-inches). Along with webOS, allowing you to stream some of your movies and shows directly from the projector via your favorite sources, like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and more.
It has a 2.2 Channel 40W speaker system built-in (most UST models have what is equivalent to a small soundbar built-in). This can be expanded using LG’s Bluetooth speaker models for a surround experience, and the system can be used as a Bluetooth speaker for your mobile devices as well. Along with casting support for both Android and iOS devices.
There isn’t an exact release date just yet, but LG says it will be released sometime in the first half of 2022 (which we are already halfway through, so you’ll likely see it in the next few months). We do have a price it seems as it is already up for pre-order and can be found currently for $5,996.99, making it a bit more than the model it is likely to replace. You can (currently) find it for pre-order from B&H’s website. Likely to start popping up at other retailers once an official release date is announced.