LG Launches "Remarkable" 100-Inch Laser Display
LG 100 inch Laser Display Hecto, what the Hecto it's a Projector!
"..Truly Immersive Cinematic Experience Boasting the largest out-of-the-box consumer TV broadcast experience currently available, LG’s Laser DLP Display beams Full HD images onto the screen from just 56 centimetres away.."
Designed with sports and movie lovers in mind, LG is offering a big screen experience that needs to be seen to be believed. In addition to providing Australians the opportunity to watch their favourite content on a massive screen at an accessible price, LG’s Laser Display will come in a bundle that includes LG’s innovative Ultra-Short Throw Laser DLP device (PROJECTOR! go on say it! - HCC), the large 100-inch screen, and LG’s 1TB Twin HD Tuner Recorder and 3D Blu-ray Player (HR938T).
Remarkable Viewing Experience
"..LG’s 100-inch Laser Display delivers great images that really pop; a result of laser technology and the Anti-Reflection Screen.
The technology used in LG’s Laser Display is an innovation that provides fantastic picture quality, even in brightly lit surroundings.
The Anti-Reflection Screen rejects light from above and reduces ambient light from being reflected off the screen for impressive pictures with deep contrast levels.."
Versatile Home Cinema (From LG's press releases)
LG’s 100-inch Laser DLP device offers greater simplicity around installation and flexible positioning; it can be placed on a low-lying entertainment unit at a mere 56 centimetres from the screen. This is a huge advance on the considerable distance needed to project large images at Full HD on many traditional projectors.
Home Cinema Design
The 100-inch screen adopts LG’s slim and narrow bezel design philosophy, which makes it elegant for any interior décor. LG’s Laser Display also operates at an ultra quiet level of 22db.
LG uses an advanced laser illumination system consisting of 36 laser diodes embedded in the projection unit to deliver bright picture quality that eliminates the need for mercury-based lamps. The system can run for up to 25,000 hours in economy mode, which is equivalent to 5 hours a day for 13 years. This is much longer than traditional mercury-based lamps.
Exceptional for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
The compact installation of LG’s 100-inch Laser Display is also well suited for flexible business applications such as video conferencing and wireless multimedia presentations through the added convenience of Intel’s WiDi function.
To amplify the home cinema experience, LG will bundle every purchase of its Laser Display with LG’s 1TB Twin HD Tuner Recorder and 3D Blu-ray Player (HR938T).
Pricing and Availability
The 100-inch Laser Display bundle will include free installation initially and be available from mid-July for RRP $8,999.
That's very interesting (unremarkable) if not a tad misleading
Consider the following:
Hecto is simply a projector not a "laser display" the projector uses a Blue Diode Laser light source which is no big deal unless you want to warrant it for 25,000 hours.
- The firsrt question you need to ask is what is the warranty on the lamp.
- There is no such thing as a lamp that guaranteed to run for 25,000 hours at full brightness, let alone output the same brightness that it did from day 1.
- All lamps degrade over time so a cheaper lamp that you can replace now and then may be a better idea unless you're talking a commercial application where down time is problematic.
Made up specifications?
- 1,000,000:1"dynamics" Contrast Ratio is such a silly claim, yes we know they meant "dynamic" which (a) is useless for home cinema (b) like testing the top speed of your car by driving it off a cliff. We note the "people watching" shots we've seen look like they are Photoshop works of art (unlike the 2nd image below) but what the hecto it's only money.
- DLP Projector features a phosphor colour wheel so please ensure you're not "DLP Sensitive". 3LCD projectors don't have a spinning wheel.
- You can purchase a 100" or larger projector solution from under $1,000 to $4,000 depending on your requirements.
We've been promoting "daylight screens" for years.
Note that nothing is any good if direct light other than from the projector hits the screen. The sun in this image is not hitting the screen if it was the screen would treat it like light from the projector and bounce it back into your face.
Actual Hecto example (source)
The Hecto 100 inch (TV) display is basically a ultra short throw DLP projector (not as good as 3LCD especially if you're "DLP Sensitive") bundled with a good projection screen.
Hecto is OK but for 9K it's not what we'd call a great buy.
If you added a "daylight screen" to many home cinema projectors you'd end up with a more subtle cinema performance.
If you have a cinema or light controlled room you don't need a daylight screen either.
On the other hand if you want to project in your lounge room with lights on a powerful data projector may do the trick because with light in the room brightness is far more important than contrast, real or 1,000,000:1 imagined. There is no mention of the brightness in ANSI lumens so we'll assume it's hecking around 1,500-2,000 ANSI. You can pick up a 4,000 lumens projector for peanuts if a bright room/board room is your requirement.
Hecto (symbol h) is a prefix in the metric system denoting a factor of one hundred. Get it, 100 inch screen.
Heck this is Interesting marketing.
Sponsors adverts pay the bills :)