LG unveils new projector that beams 150-inch 4K display

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LG HU80KA
The HU80KA is LG's new 4K projector.

Ahead of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Korean manufacturer LG has unveiled a new high-end device for modern living rooms, its first 4K HDR projector which can beam a 150-inch high definition picture onto a surface.

The LG HU80KA projector outputs videos at Ultra High Definition (UHD) quality with 4K resolution, and it also supports HDR video with HDR10. However, the biggest selling point of the new projector is the combination of its picture quality and its portability.

The projector delivers the high-quality picture through a very portable rectangular device that even comes with a handle. The gadget weighs 14.3 pounds, and according to LG, the HU80KA is only about half the size of its competitors in the market today.

The device works well regardless of how the user chooses to position it. It can be placed on the floor, mounted from the ceiling, or attached to a wall, and it will be able to project high-quality pictures to a wall.

The LG HU80KA features a retractable cord and a built-in pair of 7-watt speakers. It also comes with audio output options including optical, HDMI, and Bluetooth.

Users will be able to play videos from a USB or an HDMI source. On top of that, LG has put its webOS 3.5 in the projector, so users can hook up an external keyboard and mouse to browse a huge selection of video streaming options. The device comes with Netflix, Sling TV, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu out of the box.

LG describes the new projector as an “affordable yet premium device.” However, the pricing for the HU80KA has not been revealed.

The HU80KA projector will join the Raspberry Rose V30 flagship smartphone, along with the rest of LG’s 2018 electronics lineup at the Consumer Electronics Show, which will be held from Jan. 9 to 12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.