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LG HU915QB 4K CineBeam UST Projector Review – Summary

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The LG HU915QB is a 4K DLP UST laser projector that retails for $6499. It utilizes a single DLP (0.66″ DMD) chip to display 4K UHD resolution. Its 3-channel Laser-light engine is rated to deliver at 3,000 lumens for up to 20,000 hours, giving you several years of maintenance-free operation. This light source allows gives the HU915QB the ability to display nearly 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.

The HU915QB uses a 3-channel laser light source to deliver 100% of the DCI P3 color gamut
The HU915QB uses a 3-channel laser light source to deliver 100% of the DCI P3 color gamut

The projector has above-average color reproduction right out of the box, and it is one of a few projectors with Dynamic HDR Tone mapping and HGiG. It is also equipped with a 24Gbps HDMI 2.1 input which supports eARC and ALLM.

Like all CineBeam projectors, the HU915QB was built around the WebOS operating system, which is used in many of LG’s flat-panel TVs, Smart features are incorporated seamlessly, and the menus are easy to navigate and well laid out. The HU915QB is loaded with all the most popular streaming apps like Netflix, HULU, Disney+, YouTube, and Fandango Now.

The HU915QB uses LG's proven webOS operation system
The HU915QB uses LG’s proven webOS operation system

Since the HU915QB was designed to replace a flat panel TV, it has all the Smart features customers have come to expect from a Smart TV. You can use the Smart remote for voice control with its built-in microphone to control basic projector features and control a wide variety of compatible Smart devices via Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

With a suggested retail price of $6499, the HU915QB with one of the more expensive Laser TV on the market but its picture quality rivals that of competitive premium models like the Samsung LSP9T and the Hisense L9G. The Samsung and Hisense models can reproduce the wider REC2020 color gamut but, the HU915QB seems to have better native contrast due to its larger DLP (0.66” DMD) chip.

The HU915QB is designed to deliver great picture quality in a dark space
The HU915QB is designed to deliver great picture quality in a dark space

For those with a smaller budget, LG has introduced a less expensive Laser TV called the HU715Q, We reviewed the HU715Q and gave it a Special Interest award because it delivered an excellent performance at just $2999 SRP.

 HU915QBHU715Q
Price$6499$2999
Light Source3ch Laser (B LD, R LD, B LD+S/P)Blue Laser Phosphor
Brightness3000 ANSI Lumens2500 ANSI Lumens
DLP Size0.66” DMD0.47” DMD
Contrast2,000,000:1 (Dynamic)2,000,000:1 (Dynamic)
eARC YesYes
HGiG YesYes
Adjustable Optical FocusYes
Calman AutoCalYes

Stepping up to the HU915QB adds the larger DLP chip (0.66” DMD), the brighter multi-channel laser light source, and adjustable optics. The result is better color reproduction, more brightness, higher native contrast, and a sharper image for about $2500 more.

The 3700 lumen LG HU915QE ($5999 SRP) is another option for those who desire additional brightness to overcome ambient light. This unit also retails for $500 less and it offers many of the same features as the HU915QB.

Overall, I was very pleased with the overall performance of the HU915QB. Due to its good picture quality, extensive feature set, and beautiful design, the HU915QB has been given a Projector Reviews Highly Recommended Award.

LG HU915QB Pros

  • 3,000 lumens
  • 3-Ch Laser Light Engine reproduces nearly 100% DC-P3
  • 20,000 Hour Lamp Life
  • 4K UHD Resolution
  • 0.66” DLP chip delivers a sharp picture and good contrast
  • HDMI 2.1 (24Gbps) Input which supports ALLM and eARC
  • HDR10 and HLG Support
  • Dynamic HDR Tone Mapping
  • HGiG support to optimize HDR gaming picture quality
  • Smart Features
  • Amazon Alexa Voice Control
  • Supports Calman Auto Calibration
  • Excellent Sound System
  • Beautiful Minimalistic Design

LG HU915QB Cons

  • Commands a premium price
  • A screen is not bundled with the projector