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    LG HU85L 4K projector requires a mere 2-inch wall clearance

    At this clearance it can project a 90-inch picture. At 7-inches you can get a 120-inch picture.
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    Re: LG HU85L 4K projector requires a mere 2-inch wall clearance

    impressive, i think, pitty i wont have that sort of monies laying around, tv isnt even 1080p yet and dont fet ne started on broadband. i wish i was rich, damn it, thishas now made me sad for xmas, good going hexus...

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    Re: LG HU85L 4K projector requires a mere 2-inch wall clearance

    wow that's a short distance. Anyone know if 25000 lumens is any good?

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    Re: LG HU85L 4K projector requires a mere 2-inch wall clearance

    Quote Originally Posted by chj View Post
    wow that's a short distance. Anyone know if 25000 lumens is any good?
    25,000 lumens will scorch your retinas. 2,500 pretty good too

    Having said that, it'd need to be 25,000 to get an image that bright in a white walled room with huge windows along one wall...

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    Re: LG HU85L 4K projector requires a mere 2-inch wall clearance

    Quote Originally Posted by gagaga View Post
    25,000 lumens will scorch your retinas. 2,500 pretty good too

    Having said that, it'd need to be 25,000 to get an image that bright in a white walled room with huge windows along one wall...
    Hah whoops. Yeah I thought the image looked too clear in a brightly lit room to be real.

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    Re: LG HU85L 4K projector requires a mere 2-inch wall clearance

    Within five years we will all have one. More practical than a cumbersome TV.

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    Re: LG HU85L 4K projector requires a mere 2-inch wall clearance

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hand View Post
    Within five years we will all have one. More practical than a cumbersome TV.
    Either this or a roll-up tv

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    Re: LG HU85L 4K projector requires a mere 2-inch wall clearance

    Quote Originally Posted by chj View Post
    Either this or a roll-up tv
    Yes probably, I can smell a new format war coming!

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    Re: LG HU85L 4K projector requires a mere 2-inch wall clearance

    need at least 5000 ansi lumens to be visible on a wall in a normal daylight room

    current projector is 720p and 3000 lumens. Will become 1080p and 5000 this year when the cash allows it as virgin now broadcast in 4k - but then I need to update the surround sound system....
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    Re: LG HU85L 4K projector requires a mere 2-inch wall clearance

    it's amazing, maybe in the near future i will look for one of these - tempting to replace a TV screen with a projector.
    I just wonder how reliable are those device?

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    Re: LG HU85L 4K projector requires a mere 2-inch wall clearance

    Quote Originally Posted by DevDrake View Post
    it's amazing, maybe in the near future i will look for one of these - tempting to replace a TV screen with a projector.
    I just wonder how reliable are those device?
    Reliable in what way? Standard xga optoma dlp projector here. No issues in 12 months I've had it second hand. Another 5 projectors here and used often (projection mapping and videos at gigs). Only got one with an issue and that's a sticky colour wheel. The projectors get used about once a month for last 3 years. No new bulbs needed yet and as long as treated right no issues. The optoma used for big screen tv used for 30+ hours a week, bulb is on 3545 hours as of yesterday (rated for 3k so I'm over) and the picture is great if a little dimmer than it could be due to bulb life.
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    Re: LG HU85L 4K projector requires a mere 2-inch wall clearance

    Back when I lived in the UK years ago, I had a projector (a respectable mid-range Panasonic PT-AE2000) https://www.projectorcentral.com/pan..._projector.htm

    It was priced very similarly to the LG in this news (though I got it for far less second hand) but, keeping in mind that my projector is over a decade older, only 1080p, with an rated ANSI of 1500 (much longer in real world test if you check at the reviews), and requiring about 25 times the clearance space (as I was living in a small living room of a shared flat, it took quite a lot of moving around the furniture to get enough clearance).

    I really liked it, would be very interested to get a projector if I have a permanent home.. but I don't actually think it is going to replace the "cumbersome TV". Price aside (remember that you need to set aside money for a decent screen, and bulbs do eventually need to be replaced at several hundred pound a pop.. though I note that I didn't get to that stage), I do think that they -do- really work better in a very dark room, and I suspect that for day time use (not in a basement) TV will always be brighter, and for gaming, the room might feel too dark if you are playing on your own... but even more so if you have friends around. Still, the small clearance requirement -is- extremely attractive for the type of limited space I had, and take away a major limitation to projectors.

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    Re: LG HU85L 4K projector requires a mere 2-inch wall clearance

    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    Back when I lived in the UK years ago, I had a projector (a respectable mid-range Panasonic PT-AE2000) https://www.projectorcentral.com/pan..._projector.htm

    It was priced very similarly to the LG in this news (though I got it for far less second hand) but, keeping in mind that my projector is over a decade older, only 1080p, with an rated ANSI of 1500 (much longer in real world test if you check at the reviews), and requiring about 25 times the clearance space (as I was living in a small living room of a shared flat, it took quite a lot of moving around the furniture to get enough clearance).

    I really liked it, would be very interested to get a projector if I have a permanent home.. but I don't actually think it is going to replace the "cumbersome TV". Price aside (remember that you need to set aside money for a decent screen, and bulbs do eventually need to be replaced at several hundred pound a pop.. though I note that I didn't get to that stage), I do think that they -do- really work better in a very dark room, and I suspect that for day time use (not in a basement) TV will always be brighter, and for gaming, the room might feel too dark if you are playing on your own... but even more so if you have friends around. Still, the small clearance requirement -is- extremely attractive for the type of limited space I had, and take away a major limitation to projectors.
    First things... bulbs are no longer as expensive and most have nice long bulb lives as well to boot. Some projectors now use lasers and they don't require a bulb replacement at all. Yes a screen helps - we have a remote controlled screen but we picked it up for £50 from FB marketplace. There are plenty of projectors that require minimum clearance - I have a Hitachit that requires 4" for a 92" picture for example. And the bulbs for that are available for under £40! It is *only* 2000 ansi lumens though so requires a dimmer room to be viewable for example. Pro's and cons - we don't watch the projector setup for everything. It's best in an evening with the dark nights for example, and gives a great picture on decent content. But the footy isn't so great - dlp can give some moire effects on fast moving sports for example. Still it's setup nicely with the surround sound whilst the telly in the bedroom *only* has a soundbar...

    A quick check and a modern projector that is 1080p the bulbs are all available for around £100. Rated to approx 5000 hours. Now that's going to be a good 3 years or so for many people being used often - it's like 30+ hours a week. My setup - with haggling etc. cost me £250 and that's 5.1 surround sound, projector and screen. Took me a half day to put it all together. New I reckon it's doable for under £1k with a 1080p projector, screen and surround sound/2.1 system if you don't like all the cabling. A short throw projector could be your friend...

    second hand projectors come in at about £150 for a 1080p system with some lamp hours on them. If you're not sure then perhaps that is better. Just be aware that not everybody likes a huge cinema experience all the time. If anyone is in the Warwick area and wants to check out my cobbled together system then they're welcome too. Just bring a beer or 2!
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    Re: LG HU85L 4K projector requires a mere 2-inch wall clearance

    Hmmm and here I am thinking about getting a 65" LG OLED next year to finally replace my beloved (but old) Panasonic plasma...will be following this one.

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    Re: LG HU85L 4K projector requires a mere 2-inch wall clearance

    I had a previous version, the PF1000U. Whilst it was great at what it did, there were significant down sides. I used mine in my man cave to watch movies whilst using my turbo trainer. Whilst the picture was very large, it did suffer significantly with any ambient light - which was not ideal in the summer when the windows needed to be open so I didn't sweat to death!

    Projectors can also be a bit of a pain to set up getting the alignment right to stop the picture being skewed and not to big/small for the screen.

    In the end I swapped it for a 65" OLED telly which I'm MUCH happier with.

    YMMV etc.

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