I am really starting to enjoy these UST projectors. So much so, that now that I’ve moved myself, the wife, the dog, and Projector Reviews Inc. to Florida, I’ve decided to put in a 120” ALR screen in the living room with a UST projector. It looks like I’ll go with this LG HU85LA (the current front runner), or possibly the similarly expensive Epson LS500, but the LG has been shipping for a while, whereas the Epson won’t be shipping until “sometime” Q1 2020. I can just picture my first Florida Superbowl party (I had 25 in a row in California). Looks like we all might be enjoying the Superbowl on an HU85LA, filling a full 120” screen! Sweet!!!
Bottom Line on the HU85LA: It’s bright, it has rather good color right out of the box (and calibrates even better), and it really works – not just the hardware, but all those smarts. It won’t win any black level awards but the black levels are pretty good for a DLP (the laser engine helps). Oh, and I forgot to repeat – it does 4K HDR content just great! Short list, for non-home theaters, and very viable in home theaters as well. Just don’t forget that ALR type screen if putting it in a room with more than minimal ambient lighting!
Short of spending $20K - $30K for a Sony or SIM2, this is the best 4K capable UST home projector that shipping this holiday season, at least as far as I am aware. Definitely check it out!