LG has announced three new projectors aimed for educational and corporate environments. The new projectors include two new laser ProBeam models—the flagship ProBeam BU70QGA and ProBeam BF40QS—alongside the PF510QC LED projector.
At 7,000 ANSI lumens, the ProBeam BU70QGA is the brightest laser projector LG has released to date. The laser light source will last up to 20,000 hours. It's a standard-throw 4K (3840x2160) DLP projector with a 1.53-2.45 throw ratio, 1.6x auto optical zoom, with lens shift capabilities of ±28% horizontal and +60%/-30% vertical. Images from a 40-inch to 300-inch diagonal can be projected. Detailed placement measurements can be found with the ProjectorCentral LG ProBeam BU70QGA Projector Throw Distance Calculator.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the BU70QGA is that it's first to include LG's webOS Smart Signage, version 6.0. It's a version of the webOS smart platform found on LG's commercial flatpanel displays, and opens up the projector to a large host of third-party providers for additional projection capabilities and content management options. This new model also offers edge blending, picture-in-picture, and picture-by-picture.
The ProBeam BU70QGA has three HDMI 2.0 inputs, DisplayPort in, two USB Type-A, and an HDMI output. There are two RJ45 (one for network, one for HDBaseT), RS-232c in and out, IR in, and a 3.5mm analog audio in. The projector supports both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Street price is $5,999.
The ProBeam BF40QS is a 4,000-lumen WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution laser DLP projector targeted for mid-sized locations such as conference rooms and classrooms. It has a 1.6x zoom and lens shift of ±50% vertical and ±20% horizontal. It includes LG's regular webOS version and supports both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. It will be available for $1,999.
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Finally, the PF510QC is a commercial version of the PF510Q that we recently reviewed. It's a small 1080p, 4-channel LED projector with a rating of up to 450 lumens (although our measurement of the PF510Q reached above that spec to 464 lumens). It has quick setup options, such as auto vertical keystone, as well as AirPlay 2 and Screen Share for connecting to phones and tablets. Given its portability and relatively low light output, it's targeted for situations where a traditional TV-sized image is required for temporary set-up on the fly. The PF510QC will be available for $599, same price as the consumer version.
For more detailed specifications and connections, check out our LG ProBeam BU70QGA projector page.
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I truly wish LG Electronics would consider an update of the AU810PB / HU810PW / HU710PW home theater line with the 0.65" DMD implemented in a home theater version of the BU70QGA.
The BU70QGA also features a motorized lens (via remote control) DLP home theater aficionados have asked for a long time.
A home theater version of the BU70QGA could be the DLP projector I for one have waited for over a decade.