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Sponsored: LG CineBeam HU80K – a 4K laser projector that gets it

Brought to you by LG

There were a lot of flashy things at CES 2018, but few of them shone as brightly as the LG CineBeam HU80K. This projector got many to think about setting up their own projector rooms or home cinemas.

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The LG CineBeam HU80K is a 4K Ultra HD and HDR projector. But it doesn’t look like any other projector – its design is a lot more stylish. It has a square footprint just over six inches by six inches, and it stands at knee height, about 18 inches tall. From a dog’s point of view, that’ll look like the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

You can set it up on the floor or on a desk, mount it on the wall or ceiling. Or sling it on your shoulder like rocket launcher, just because you can’t do that with most projectors. A swivelling handle makes it easy to transport the device, as does the power cord, which retracts under the housing.

The LG CineBeam HU80K is half the size of competing 4K projectors, and at 14lbs it won’t weigh you down. It’s competitively priced, too, at just $2999 USD – anything tagged with ‘4K’, ‘UHD’ and ‘laser’ usually starts at around $5000 and some have even more zeroes at the end.

You get a lot for your money. Trumotion technology gets you beautifully smooth motion without judder.

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The 4K Ultra HD resolution offers 8.3 million pixels, which will look super sharp when blown up on your wall. The LG CineBeam HU80 is capable of producing a 150-inch screen from a distance of 14.1 feet. Aim it at the ceiling and you can have a screen bigger than 70 inches – perfect for movies in bed.

HDR10 support means you get high dynamic range – a wider range of brightness and colours. Laser projection means contrast levels way beyond that of most projectors. With a brightness rating of 2500 lumens, you’ll be able to use this projector even in the brightest conditions. The lamp is rated to last up to 20000 hours. That’s four hours a day for 14 years, or two hours a day for 28 years.

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This is an all-in-one entertainment system with built-in audio. There are 7W speakers – but you can add your own speakers or a soundbar via digital optical, or even Bluetooth. There are also USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, plus Ethernet and Wi-Fi for wires and wireless connectivity.

Supporting it all is LG’s Smart TV platform. This means you get Netflix, Hulu, VuDu YouTube and other popular content streaming providers. LG’s Smart UX features Multi-View, which even lets you project multiple images simultaneously.

Versatile, stylish and packed with the latest tech, The LG CineBeam HU80K checks all the boxes. There are no compromises here.

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