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Wow! That’s price is way out of my league.
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No prime deals here but at least lowered to msrp price

https://www.amazon.com/LG-HU85LA-The.../dp/B07TTTR2G1

It would be interesting if someone would be able to compare to Xiaomi side by side.
To be honest, this would be like comparing a Mercedes to a Ferrari...not really worth the effort. The LG is going to blow the Xiaomi away in almost all categories, as it should.

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What's the price on Amazon? it's not showing to me...:/
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Full details including price now 100% confirmed on LG’s site

https://www. L G .com/us/home-video/lg-HU85LA-4k-laser-projector
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Well, can’t say we haven’t tried lol. For that price though, I am hoping to see an OLED type replacement!
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GAME OVER

Ok Optoma P1, you are my last hope now
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Hey! It’s got a two year warranty tho! Whooo whooooo!!

Yeah, for $6k, I think I’d need a ...five year(?) warranty. And then I’d still be hesitant. Still need to buy a house ffs!

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hopefully they will start popping up now they are available in korea
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LG HU85L 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector Announced.

I see that it has real time tone mapping, it’s really a must imo. Then again with the money you’d save on the comparable UST’s you could buy a top of the line UHD BluRay player with the same feature, that’s if they don’t have it on the other UST’s coming out soon.
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TheVerge says it’s available.


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in the comments from the verge, a robert zohn says he has a shippment arriving with demo events 1st & 3rd of august
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It's out for sale now. Hurry before it sells out for low low price of 6k...

First review is out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV79FyiMgDI

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It's out for sale now. Hurry before it sells out for low low price of 6k...

First review is out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV79FyiMgDI
Yeah...I don't think so
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By the way, I knew the LG would be much larger than the Xiaomi...but this think is massive in terms of width...
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So this projector doesn't do 3D? No mention of it on their website. Deal breaker for me unfortunately if that is the case.
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So this projector doesn't do 3D? No mention of it on their website. Deal breaker for me unfortunately if that is the case.
No 3D support.

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Yet another option in the UST space. I’m excited to see more and more options. Even if some don’t interest me, they will help drive down the exorbitant premiums of some current UST projectors. Not to mention most of these 2019 options are at half the price of this LG and they have 3D. LG will have to either spend a fortune on marketing or lower their price, otherwise this will almost certainly be a failure.

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Yet another option in the UST space. I’m excited to see more and more options. Even if some don’t interest me, they will help drive down the exorbitant premiums of some current UST projectors. Not to mention most of these 2019 options are at half the price of this LG and they have 3D. LG will have to either spend a fortune on marketing or lower their price, otherwise this will almost certainly be a failure.

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Except you are not comparing apples to apples.
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Except you are not comparing apples to apples.


Sure, they’re not identical. That said, solid state light source, single chip DLP, UST chassis pretty much about as close as a honey crisp and Fuji comparison
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By the way, I knew the LG would be much larger than the Xiaomi...but this think is massive in terms of width...
At 26.8" wide it seems to only be 4.5 or so inches wider than the Fengmi A300 at 22.36"... I today bought the later which already costs more than my car. LG and Dell with their high dollar products are out of my price range although it would be nice to have that piece of mind that comes with buying a product from a mainstream producer. If I have problems with my A300 it is not going to be nice considering "Fengmi" has no web presence of it's own as a corporation.

Several of these Chinese substitutes for an LG, Dell or Sony UST even have amorphous names that seem to be shared between dissimilar models like the "mijia" which has vastly different specs depending on which site you land on for it.

There is no confusion when engineering electronics. It is a precision endeavor. The obfuscation of the models via loose designations however is a cultural thing that one does not have to deal with when buying the higher dollar units from big brands. It took me 2 days just to sort out a rough hierarchy of the UST models coming out of China and I'm still finding obscure variations hidden here and there. Like the JmGo U1 on Amazon with the "116% wide color Ganut" (I can't yet post links). Which means that the colors are over-saturated doesn't it?
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By the way, I knew the LG would be much larger than the Xiaomi...but this think is massive in terms of width...
Ahh... I see what you are saying now. Some of those Xiaomi 4k native resolution models are only 16 inches wide. That is a nice size. Much smaller than the more expensive $3k+ two footers.
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"116% wide color Ganut" (I can't yet post links). Which means that the colors are over-saturated doesn't it?


Actually, it’s the opposite. When a source is encoded in a color range that exceeds the displays’ the colors tend to look over saturated. For example, a blue sky with many different variations of blue, if the display fails to tone map correctly the sky can look like a solid bright blue blob or a washed out slight blue blob (this is referred to as “clipping”). Really, the algorithms and color processing (or, “tone mapping”) are more important than the native capability of the display imo. That’s certainly an advantage that the LG has, a big R&D budget to develop features like real time tone mapping. That’s why I’m waiting to see if the potential of these smaller brands can compete with this LG. I’m pretty sure that the LG will be the cream of the crop. That said, at two or three times the price I’ll have to wait and see if it’s really that much better. Not to mention, ViewSonic and Optoma aren’t exactly amateurs in video technology.
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Ahh... I see what you are saying now. Some of those Xiaomi 4k native resolution models are only 16 inches wide. That is a nice size. Much smaller than the more expensive $3k+ two footers.
Exactly, obviously would love to see the LG being above and beyond the likes of Xiaomis, Vavas, etc., but only some reviews will tell...
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Manual is up on LGs website

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The manual talks about a feature called "Instant Game Response" which is supposed to automatically detect and optimize the video for gaming. I didn't see this feature listed for their previous laser projector (HU80KA). I've also seen videos of this unit being demoed in what looks to be Korea and they had it connected to a PS4. This makes me wonder what kind of input lag we will see in Game mode.
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The manual talks about a feature called "Instant Game Response" which is supposed to automatically detect and optimize the video for gaming. I didn't see this feature listed for their previous laser projector (HU80KA). I've also seen videos of this unit being demoed in what looks to be Korea and they had it connected to a PS4. This makes me wonder what kind of input lag we will see in Game mode.


Does this have HDMI 2.1? I think it has a feature that detects game consoles and automatically puts the device into game mode


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Does this have HDMI 2.1? I think it has a feature that detects game consoles and automatically puts the device into game mode


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Seems doubtful. The manual only lists resolutions and colors that are consistent with a 18gbps bandwidth (max [email protected], 4:4:4 only in 8-bit, 10-bit/12-bit only 4:2:2 or 4:2:0). Someone can correct me if I'm wrong as I'm no expert

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This unit does not have HDMI 2.1 because HDMI 2.0 can handle any "game mode", it's up to the display device to implement it like my current Samsung 4K set does (they reduce internal processing to improve latency). HDMI 2.1 has better latency support built into the spec, so it should make the gaming features that are built into display devices even better. Most better 4K TVs also support VRR which is another HDMI 2.1 buzzword.

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I was at Value Electronics Thursday night for a demo/show. There is another one Saturday from 11 AM to 5 PM. They had two set up, one in the Salamander custom stand and the 2nd in the darkened projector room on a desktop. Very interesting how a such a big beautiful picture could be presented from a few inches away. I sat through a variety of demo's including The Dark Knight in 4K. Several customers were telling me how they were already ordering them along with the screen which was fantastic but I don't know the make or model number other than to tell you it looked like a 100 inch tv screen. I really enjoyed the main room set up with the ambient lighting on and the built in stand. I could have stayed all night in that comfortable setup. As usual, Robert Zohn and his family made the night very special. Kevin Miller was there too, always great to see him. If you have any questions about this projector, contact Robert at VE. Better still come to the show Saturday 8/3 . You won't be disappointed............
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