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LG PF85U LED Projector Review - Hardware 3

Posted on August 28, 2014 by Art Feierman
PF85U LED PROJECTOR - HARDWARE TOUR, PAGE 3:  Content and Device Menus, Lens Throw

Content Menus

My first thought when looking at the Smart menus was that it reminded me of my Sony PS3 players, my Roku stick, and other smart TV's and devices.

The LG PF85U is ready to entertain you even if you don't have a Blu-ray (or DVD) player, a computer, or a satellite (or cable) box.   Although the menus below show the wizard configuring for those as well.  Once configured you can control most of those other devices from the LG Smart remote, but not the standard one.

The LG PF85 serves up lots of content choices via the internet, so you can "cut the cord" from traditional sources if you want.  There's plenty of Pay Per View, and lots of free content as well, or subscription based.

Do keep in mind though, that you will not get the image quality off of the internet that you expect from a Blu-ray disc.  There's far too much compression, so that a serious viewer will easily spot the differences in quality.

Online Content Menu and Configuration

PF85U Lens Throw

The LG85U has a manual lens, what it doesn't have is any optical zoom capability.  It's just a fixed lens.  What that means, is that if you do have a projector screen (rather than a wall), which, of course is the best way to go, this LG projector must be placed at exactly the right distance to fill that screen.   To keep the image rectangular, there is, of course, keystone correction (auto or manual).

To fill a 100" diagonal 16:9 screen the front of the projector - as measured from the lens to the screen, needs to be 10 feet, 2 inches (and a fraction) back from the screen.

To figure the distance for any other sized screen, just break out a calculator.  For example for a 75" diagonal image, the distance would be 3/4 of that for a 100" image.

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