Comments by Projector Reviews staff:
The LG has broadband connectivity! Key points about the new HW300T (and HX350T) projectors from LG use a 30,000 hour LED lamp. They also offer 2000:1 contrast ratio, always a very respectable spec, even for full sized projectors. Add to that, built-in stereo sound, and you have a slightly hefty (only by pico and pocket projector standards) 1.7 lb projector. Getting to the important stuff, it’s got 250 lumens. Here’s the big feature benefit, though, is the LG HW300T’s broadband functionality allowing it to work without a computer. You can Facebook and Twitter and such. The connectivity could prove very impressive, and…useful!
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 – LG Electronics today unveiled the HW300T, the next generation of Portable LED projector, its first to incorporate the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) technology, an ATSC Tuner and provides access to online content, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (Booth #8205).
“The HW300T’s outstanding connectivity enables users to link right up with a vast array of entertainment options,” said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG Home Entertainment Company. “The projector’s exceptional brightness, eco-friendliness and compact design also enable users to enjoy the HW300T in the optimal environment.”
The HW300T is LG’s first portable projector compatible with all DLNA-certified devices, meaning consumers can easily and wirelessly transfer stored digital content from devices such as personal computers and watch it through their projector. It also includes a built-in ATSC tuner (also included with the HX350T), allowing consumers to watch Free HD Broadcast signals without the need for a separate external content source.
Augmenting the HW300T with more content options, it also includes a broadband function, which provides consumers access to a host of internet services, such as Accuweather, Twitter and Facebook – without the need for a computer. In addition, the HW300T can also access and play DivX format HD content via its USB connection, users can also use the USB connection to present Presentation, spreadsheets and image files without a PC.
The HW300T has 1200 x 800 WXGA resolution, which is combined with a contrast ratio of 2,000:1 to ensure it displays crisp, vibrant images. With a brightness of 250 ANSI-lumens images are bright and clear and ideal for Home Cinema style viewing.
As LG’s most energy-efficient projector, the life expectancy for the HW300T is 30,000 hours. The LED light source is also built without the use of Mercury, adding to the projectors environmentally friendly design. The HW300T comes in a sleek, compact glossy black finish, weighing just 1.74lbs.
- Built-in ATSC Tuner
- WXGA (1200 x 800)
- Wireless DLNA
- 250 ANSI-lumens
- LED Lighting Source
- 0.55-inch DMD
- 2,000:1 Contrast Ratio
- HD DivX
- File Viewer
- HDMI Interface
- Built-in Sound (1W + 1W Stereo)
- Compact Design (6.3 x 5.19 x 2.24 inches)
- Lightweight (1.74lbs)
- Glossy Black Color
- Lifetime: 30,000 hrs
- Green Technology (Mercury free)
- Accessories: Carry Bag, Wi-Fi Dongle, Remote Control, D-sub/RGB to Composite cable, Manual (CD), RC Battery (AAA*2EA)