2022 is going to be a very busy year in the home theater category and we’re pretty certain that UST projectors are going to become one of the most popular products with consumers. The LG CineBeam HU715Q UST and HU710P Projectors have just been announced and there’s quite a lot of information about them to digest.
The HU715Q is a UST (Ultra Short Throw) projector which is great for viewing large images in small spaces as you can place the projector very close to the screen.
The HU710P is a traditional projector that requires more distance from the screen for the projector to display large images but has a great screen size range than the HU715Q. This is more practical in larger rooms.
Both projectors are designed to be easy to set up for either indoor or outdoor (weather permitting) entertainment.
Features Both Projectors Share
Here are some of the core features included in both the HU715P and HU710P CineBeam Projectors.
Imaging Chip: Texas Instruments DLP Digital Micromirror Device (DMD).
Resolution: 4K UHD via Texas Instruments XPR Pixel Shifting (exact process dependent on DLP chip used – Info not provided by LG).
Light Source Life: 20,000 use hours
Motion Processing: LG TruMotion (60Hz native refresh rate with added motion processing).
HDR Support: HDR10 and HLG with Dynamic Tone Mapping. Dynamic Tone mapping makes HDR brightness adjustments on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis in relation to the projector’s brightness capabilities.
Filmmaker Mode: This feature turns off all unneeded video and motion processing for accurate display of film-based content.
Keystone Correction: In addition to aligning the four-screen image corners, the keystone correction feature allows users to align up to 9 or 15 points for more precise screen image geometry.
Smart TV Platform: WebOS ver 6.0 (Apps include Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, YouTube, Apple TV+, and more through the LG Content Store). A web browser is also included.
Apple Compatibility: AirPlay 2 and HomeKit
Screen Share: This enables users to display content from smartphones, PCs, and USB flash drives through the video projector.
Control: Magic Lighting Control with Voice Capability. Designed for easy use in dark rooms or outside at night.
HDMI: 3 inputs including one with eARC compatibility. Dolby Atmos audio pass-through support.
USB: 2 Ports (ver 2.0)
CineBeam HU715Q Features
Light Output: 2,500 ANSI Lumens
Light Source: Laser/Phosphor. Single Blue Laser in combination with a phosphor wheel and color wheel to produce red and green light.
Brightness Optimizer: Auto Brightness with Adaptive Contrast
Screen Size: 80 to 120 inches
Throw Distance: 100-inches at 21.7cm (8.5 inches). This means that the HU715P can project a 100-inch image from an 8.5-inch projector-to-screen or wall distance.
Zoom: None – Fixed Focus
Lens Shift: N/A
Built-in Audio: Stereo (20 watts x 2.2 channels). Surround sound support when connected to one or two compatible Bluetooth speakers. HDMI-ARC/eARC and Digital Optical connections allow connection to soundbars or home theater audio system.
Net Size (W x D x H): 21 x 12.4 x 6 inches
Net Weight: 24.5 pounds.
For complete feature and specification details, refer to the LG HU715P UK Product Page (U.S. product page coming soon)
CineBeam HU710P Features
Light Output: 2,000 ANSI Lumens
Light Source: Laser/LED Hybrid
Brightness Optimizer: Iris Mode with Adaptive Contrast
Screen Size: 40 to 300 inches
Throw Distance: 100-inches at 9 ft/6 to 14 ft/10 inches.
Lens Shift: Horizontal + or 1 24%, Vertical + or – 60%. This enables users to physically move the projector lens horizontally and vertically without distorting the image shape. This comes in handy if the projector can’t be mounted directly in front of the screen. Lens Shift is often more precise than Keystone Correction. The HU710P provides both options.
Built-in Audio: Stereo (5 watts x 2)
Net Size (W x D x H): 10.2 x 12.33 x 4.84 inches
Net Weight: 14.3 pounds
Product Pages, Availability, and Pricing
The LG CineBeam HU715Q UST ($2,999) and HU710P ($2,499) are available on LG.com and select retailers.
Tip: Screens are not included.