By Lisa Johnston
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Engelwood Cliffs, N.J. – Just days before the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, LG Electronics unveiled a new display technology to its portofolio of big-screen home theater displays.
The LG “Hecto Laser TV” is a two-piece system including a special screen and an external Ultra Short Throw (UST) projector.
The system, which will be demonstrated for the first time next International CES, offers Full HD 1080p resolution and a better than 1,00,000:1 contrast ratio, using LG’s laser-based light engine that also eliminates the need for frequent lamp changes.
The projector can be placed less than 20 inches from a wall or screen to project an image size of up 100 inches from a tabletop or ceiling mount.
It uses a special prism and optics array to spray the image straight up, using a laser light source and special DLP chip. Needing minimal installation support, it was designed to be self-contained with a built-in tuner, smart TV functionality and speaker.
It will provide picture quality “about the equivalent to plasma,” said Tim Alessi, LG product planning director. “It will have great color and black levels, the motion reproduction is excellent and you don’t need a totally dark room as you would with a traditional front projector.”
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