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Did that tech not work out or is it still a few years out?
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LG is going to be showing a so-called Hecto Laser FP device. It's composed of a 100" screen coupled with a short throw laser projector that is placed less than two feet in front of the screen.

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2013/01/lg-hecto-100-inch-laser-tv-projector-launched/
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Thanks, are all the laser TVs projectors? I thought it was going to be a new way of backing lighting it so it wouldnt be uneven.
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Mitsubishi made a few iterations of a rear projection Laser DLP, ranging from 65 to 75 inches, but Mits recently abandoned making displays, including all DLP RPTVs.

But this front projector may be brighter than any of the DLPs, particularly for such a large screen, and is unusual for the category in that no installation is necessary, although there will apparently be a ceiling mount option if desired. But the short throw design means that you can just put it on the floor or a low table quite close to the screen. Good thing, in that this decreases your chances of accidentally looking into the laser!
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Mitsubishi made a few iterations of a rear projection Laser DLP, ranging from 65 to 75 inches, but Mits recently abandoned making displays, including all DLP RPTVs.
But this front projector may be brighter than any of the DLPs, particularly for such a large screen, and is unusual for the category in that no installation is necessary, although there will apparently be a ceiling mount option if desired. But the short throw design means that you can just put it on the floor or a low table quite close to the screen. Good thing, in that this decreases your chances of accidentally looking into the laser!


Good point , thanks for the info.
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LG is doing an intriguing new laser front projector. Rear projection -- already dead -- has now been officially killed.

There is no difference in HDMI cables. If you can see the picture without visible dropouts or sparklies, the cable is working at 100%. No other cable will display a better version of that picture. You're simply wrong if you think there is a better digital cable than one that is already working.
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Did that tech not work out or is it still a few years out?

Mits got out of the rear projection TV business, that's what happened, honestly.

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