CES 2013: LG LaserTV Projector’s Short Throw Has to Be Seen to Be Believed

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When we first wrote about LG’s new LaserTV short-throw projector, we had no no real tangible sense of how short we’d be talking. As you can see from the image above, we’re talking about huge images at distances better measured in inches. On top of that, it features brilliant picture quality and color. Instead of a traditional lamp and a color wheel, the LaserTV uses lasers in Red, Green, and Blue to form the image, and the intense light produces a bright, vibrant image.

Our man on the scene Dennis Burger placed his peepers on the box in action, and even under the bright lights of the show floor, it still managed to make a major impression, without an ounce of geometric distortion.

A lot of homes simply don’t have the kind of horizontal space it takes to get a nice big triple-digit screen filled. While pricing hasn’t been determined yet (or LG wasn’t telling), I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s not going to come cheap. Hopefully as the technology improves, and the devices get into more houses, it’ll come down more in line with regular DLP projectors (aka my price range). When it does I already have a great spot all picked out for a future 3D version. Pricing and shipping dates are expected to be announced later this year.

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