Lasers still prove to be too attractive to bid adieu to the display industry completely. Mitsubishi seems to have given up on laser-based read projection TV, while LG is planning new launches.
LG has revealed recently that the company would launch a Hecto laser television projector at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in early 2013. According to the report, the laser projector can produce a 100" screen from just 22" away. This redefines the meaning of ‘short-throw'.
This Hecto projector is 1080p aimed mainly at homeowners among whom projectors were not a big deal in the past couple of years. The projector is manufactured using laser-based illumination technology. The device is an excellent option for folks who do not have space to hang projectors and at the same time allows a cinema-style television viewing in homes.
It comes with 10 W speakers, digital tuner, audio outs, RS-232 control port, 3 HDMI inputs and also Smart TV functionality due to LG's Magic Remote. The system can be located in front of the screen, on the floor and there is no need to attach it to the ceiling making it very convenient to use.
The specifications of the system consist of 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio as well as Intel's WiDi (Wireless Display) technology. The system is equipped with Miracast support. According to LG, the laser bulbs can last 25,000 hours without any sort of repair required on the system.
The screen of the system is designed based on Cinema Screen design of LG which imparts near edge-to-edge as well as thin bezel viewing. As of now, the price of the system has not been revealed. The unique projection system from LG will be unveiled at the CES which is scheduled to start on January 8. The price of the system is also expected to be revealed then.