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LG "Hecto" laser projector + screen system

post #1 of 83
Thread Starter 
Does anyone know anything about this?

100-inch class LG "HECTO" Laser TV comprises a special screen and an external Ultra Short Throw (UST) projection unit. The unique system, which will be demonstrated for the first time next month at the 2013 International CES®, offers Full HD 1080p resolution and incredible contrast as a result of LG's advanced laser-based illumination system.

LG's Laser TV makes installation and viewing easier by allowing users to place the lens a mere 22 inches from the screen, while having the flexibility to position it near the floor or fasten it to the ceiling. LG's Laser TV offers 1080p Full HD resolution and 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio

http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/26/lg-hecto-laser-tv-projector-to-debut-at-ces-2013-promises-a-1/#continued
post #2 of 83
I looked around and could only find the information you have posted here. I think we'll need to wait for CES.
post #3 of 83
I have seen essentially this same unit but non laser lit at several Cedias. Runco sells the unit, I do not remember the model number.
post #4 of 83
RUNCO LS100D maybe?
post #5 of 83
what about 3D !!
is the screen roll-able !!
ist rear or front screen !!
what about screen size selection !!

i think we just have to wait tongue.gif

i expect the price will be lower then $5k biggrin.gif
post #6 of 83
That screen sure looks dark. Interesting if it is very bright and has good native contrast with that "black" screen. I was wondering if one could use their own screen (carada BW or something), but after seeing that screen, probably not. I guess that's why it comes with the screen.....it's "special"!! lol
post #7 of 83
I careless about fake "3D". I want a very good to excellent 2D and a fair price in mind.

I wonder how much this new toy will be (and how well, or bad, it will perform).
post #8 of 83
CNet states it's a DLP rear projection unit without 3d capabilities. They seem to think it's plenty bright based on the 150nit rating and it comes with LG's smart TV software and their magic remote. Also comes with built in wifi and two speakers.

http://reviews.cnet.com/home-theater-projectors/lg-hecto-laser-projector/4505-7858_7-35558335.html

Update: on second thought, I reread cnet's article and I can't tell if they are stating that it is a rear projection unit or the design came from a rear projection unit.
Edited by ondaedg - 12/26/12 at 3:15pm
post #9 of 83
some says its a front projection unit biggrin.gif
post #10 of 83
The Hecto appears to be a front projector (photo below) that is similar in idea to the Runco (model LS-100D LED/DLP) that Mark mentioned.


Edited by Ron Jones - 12/26/12 at 8:02pm
post #11 of 83
This type of projector isn't new.
http://www.projectorcentral.com/NEC-U310W.htm
http://www.projectorcentral.com/Dell-S500wi.htm
http://www.projectorcentral.com/Hitachi-BZ-1.htm
http://www.projectorcentral.com/Hitachi-CP-A222WN.htm

For example, it allows the image to be rear-projected on the table surface.

The black screen is very interesting indeed. I don't believe 1 000 000:1 number though.
post #12 of 83
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Originally Posted by Elix View Post

This type of projector isn't new.
http://www.projectorcentral.com/NEC-U310W.htm
http://www.projectorcentral.com/Dell-S500wi.htm
http://www.projectorcentral.com/Hitachi-BZ-1.htm
http://www.projectorcentral.com/Hitachi-CP-A222WN.htm
For example, it allows the image to be rear-projected on the table surface.
The black screen is very interesting indeed. I don't believe 1 000 000:1 number though.

Even if it is similar to those with a fold-out mirror design, being a laser 1080p unit definitely gives it a new twist...
post #13 of 83
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Originally Posted by rider View Post

Even if it is similar to those with a fold-out mirror design, being a laser 1080p unit definitely gives it a new twist...


...........and hopefully a sign of things to come.
post #14 of 83
I remember being absolutely intrigued by the Mits LazerVue tv, but saw one in person and there where rainbows EVERYWHERE. I really hope that manufacturers are upping the pulsing rates of these "purely digital" displays (whether it's laser, LED, or a combo of the two, like those casio projectors).

I've even read people see the occasional rainbow on high-end LED's like the runco and vango. The technology is there to theoretically remove ALL these artifacts.
post #15 of 83
Rainbows festival can really be a killer. tongue.gif
post #16 of 83
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Originally Posted by cbaseuser View Post

That screen sure looks dark. Interesting if it is very bright and has good native contrast with that "black" screen. I was wondering if one could use their own screen (carada BW or something), but after seeing that screen, probably not. I guess that's why it comes with the screen.....it's "special"!! lol

Maybe the screen IS special? Could it be an active? How else can black screen produce whites?
post #17 of 83
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Originally Posted by opv View Post

RUNCO LS100D maybe?

Yes, but let's hope the LG isn't as dim as the Runco. Hopefully the filtering screen will allow it to be used as a TV, no need to sit in a dungeon.

This type of TV has been around for (almost) ever: like the ITT Cinevision 160:



Or like the oldest working TV in the UK: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8159406.stm
Edited by donaldk - 12/27/12 at 6:39pm
post #18 of 83
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Originally Posted by Ilya Volk View Post

Maybe the screen IS special? Could it be an active? How else can black screen produce whites?
I can't help but wonder if they stole the idea of this screen http://www.avsforum.com/t/1436473/first-active-projector-screen
post #19 of 83
LG just announced probably one of the most revolutionary projector in the last decade, and noone seem to care.

Why?

http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/07/lg-hecto/

post #20 of 83
it really is nothing new except for the light source.

It will have to be cheap to succeed in the flat panel market because that is this products market. Large flat panel equivalent.
post #21 of 83
How is this nothing new? Name another projector that's priced at the retail level that has such throw distance where you can place it directly on tv stand in front of the screen like a tv, removing one of the major bottleneck of projects - mounting and wiring it over long distance from the screen.
post #22 of 83
It being done already. The only difference as you mentioned is that is priced at a retail level, and it is laser.
post #23 of 83
So what is the price?
post #24 of 83
well geez okie if it's already been done...

i personally still feel this is the first mass market appeal projector to achieve the mentioned spec - a major turning point and a step towards the next revolution (unless large screen tvs become cheaper and thinner fast enough to just kill off projectors altogether).
post #25 of 83
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Originally Posted by space2001 View Post

It being done already. The only difference as you mentioned is that is priced at a retail level, and it is laser.

2 aspects which HAVEN'T been done before. It could be something really special. Let's hope.
post #26 of 83
Up to 100" = uninteresting (to me) as a theatre projector, but potentially interesting as a TV replacement. Depending upon quality of course.

I'm intrigued by the screen, which appears from pictures to be black...
post #27 of 83
I will stick my neck out and guess this is a laser/phospher hybrid, using .65" DLP and a SI Black DIamond wannabe screen.

Although I hope its more interesting
post #28 of 83
The pricing will be key, as will the questions about whether a special screen is needed. Given the ridiculously disappointing developments in large flat panels (way too much money for too little performance), I'm pretty intrigued by this.
post #29 of 83
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Originally Posted by anidabi View Post

So what is the price?

I'm guessing expensive, otherwise they would have put it out there.
post #30 of 83
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Originally Posted by Amber Ale View Post

I'm guessing expensive, otherwise they would have put it out there.

It's around $8,200 USD in Korea.
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