LG HU70LA CINEBEAM THINQ 4K PROJECTOR REVIEW

The LG HU70LA is an HDR compatible DLP home theater laser projector which retails for $1,799. It utilizes a single DLP (0.47” DMD) chip to reproduce 4K UHD resolution (3,840 x 2,160). The HU70LA’s 4ch LED light engine is rated to deliver at 1,500 lumens for up to 30,000 hours.

The HU70LA is part of LG CineBeam lineup of projectors which are designed to make front projection more accessible and appealing to a wider range of consumers. LG’s goal was to build a line of projectors that could replace a TV in an environment where a large TV just won’t fit.

Since the HU70LA is designed to serve as a TV replacement so it includes most of the features that consumers expect in a flat panel TV including a TV tuner, internal speakers, and of course smart features.

To make the HU70LA as smart as possible, LG utilizes the same ThinQ AI webOS that is offered in their lineup of smart flat panel TVs. Like their smart TVs the HL70LA can be voice controlled and offers a wide variety of apps. Since the HU70LA is a DLP projector with LED light engine, it also delivers years of the maintenance free operation like a flat panel.

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LG LG HU70LA Specs
Price$1,799
TechnologyDLP
Native Resolution3840x2160
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim)1500
Contrast150,000:1
Zoom Lens Ratio1.25:1
Lens ShiftNo
Lamp Life30,000 hours
Weight7.1 lbs
Warranty1 Year

Overview

The LG HU70LA is an 4K DLP LED home theater projector. The projector’s single DLP (0.47” DMD) chip can reproduce 4K UHD resolution (3,840 x 2,160) which has a retail price of $1,799. The HU70LA is compatible HDR10 content and includes HDR Auto Tone Mapping to automatically adjust dark/bright levels to better optimize the unit’s HDR performance.

You could easily make a case for utilizing a projector as a TV replacement, especially since projectors have the ability to produce a massive picture from a compact chassis which would make them a great solution for an apartment, dorm room, or other small space.

However, there are several shortcomings when you compare most projectors with a flat panel TV. For example, the lamp in a traditional projector dims over time and must be changed every few thousand hours. This is not only inconvenient, but it adds additional costs to operate. This shortcoming is eliminated by the LED illumination found in the HU70LA which can provide years of maintenance free operation.

Also, while many projectors can deliver a great picture, most projectors are not very smart and they lack capabilities such as streaming apps that are common on most Smart flat panel TV’s today. The HU70LA utilizes their ThinQ AI webOS which was developed for their flat panel TV sets. You have all the apps and capabilities normally found in an LG Smart TV including Google Assistant which allows you to control not only the projector but a wide variety of compatible Smart home devices using your voice.

LG, a leading manufacturer of Smart TVs, lineup of CineBeam projectors which include the HU70LA combine all the smart capabilities of flat panel TVs with the long life of a LED light engine and 4K resolution to create a true flat panel TV replacement.

Great picture, smart features and low maintenance make the HU70LA a compelling alternative to a large flat panel TV especially in room where space is at a premium

Highlights

  • Price: $1799.95
  • Technology: DLP (4ch LED Light Engine)
  • Native Resolution: 3840 x 2160
  • Brightness (Manufacturer Claim): 1500 lumens
  • Contrast: 150,000:1
  • Zoom Lens Ratio: 1.25:1
  • Lens Shift: No
  • Lamp Life: 30,000 Hours
  • Weight: 7.1lb
  • Warranty: 1-year Parts & Labor

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