LG Beaming Up Minibeam Portable Projectors

One of two new models includes built-in TV tuner.

Seoul, South Korea – LG plans availability in the U.S. this month of its latest two portable video projectors, one with built-in TV tuner and both with Wi-Fi to display the content of portable devices such as smartphones and laptops.

The Minibeam Pro PF1500 and Minibeam TV PW800, which features built-in TV tuner, join a selection of LG portable projectors priced from $448 to $1,299, some with built-in battery, some with built-in TV tuner, and some with TV tuner and LG’s smart TV technology.

Prices on the new models were unavailable.

The LED projectors feature an RGB LED illumination system with estimated 30,000-hour lifespan.

The Minibeam Pro is the company’s top-of-the-line portable projector, which delivers Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) and outputs 1400 ANSI lumens at a diagonal image size of 120 inches. Four corner keystone buttons eliminate edge distortion even when the projector isn’t perfectly aligned with a screen. The PF1500 also features an optical zoom to adjust image size without sacrificing sharpness, and it connects via Bluetooth to sound bars, portable speakers and wireless headphones.

It also features 150,000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI, USB, and 1.4 throw ratio. It weighs 3.3 pounds and measures 5.2 by 8.7 by 3.3 inches.

The Minibeam TV improves on the existing model PA75K, introduced in 2013, by adding a brighter picture, smaller dimensions, and greater energy efficiency. It delivers 100-inch 1280 x 800 WXGA images with 800 ANSI lumens of brightness, 100,000:1 contrast ratio, and 1.5 throw ratio. It also features HDMI and USB. It weighs 1.32 pounds and measures 5.5 x  5.5 x 2 inches.


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