LG HU715Q CineBeam Ultra HD 4K Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector

LG officially introduced not one but two Cinebeam projectors last night. After our presentation this morning of the LG HU710P model, focus on the LG HU715Q CineBeam, an ultra-short-throw laser specimen.

Ultra HD 4K model, the LG HU715QP CineBeam therefore has a blue laser light source combined with a phosphor wheel. In the end, the brightness is announced at 2,500 lumens, 20,000 hours for the lifespan.

Key Features

The coverage is given for 85% of the DCI-P3 gamut with 10-bit color processing for optimal quality.

TrueMotion motion compensation is included, as well as the Android/iOS Screen Mirroring function and the Smart TV WebOS 6.0 platform giving access to Netflix, Amazon, YouTube… The use of mono-DLP technology with a 0.47'' DMD chip and XPR4 process is present, for a remarkable contrast of 2,000,000:1. As a reminder, the Texas Instrument XPR -wobulation- processing carried out using a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel section of the 0.47'' (1.19 cm) DMD chip, which has 2,048 x 1,200 pixels, puts contribution the hyper-high switching speed of the mirrors (7 micro-seconds) via specific video processing to create 8 million pixels for each image displayed (one real pixel ultimately gives four pixels), the resolution necessary for 4K UHD definition.

Similarly for HDR compatibility HLG, HDR10 and HGiG (HDR Gaming Interest Group) are required. Also worth mentioning is the Filmmaker mode.

The LG HU715Q is therefore presented as an ultra-short focal length projector with fixed zoom (motorized) allowing easy implementation with a minimum distance to obtain a large image (21.7 cm for a diagonal of 100'', i.e. 2.54 m), 120'' (305 cm) maximum size. Operating noise is 30dB (26dB in Eco mode).

Connectivity and integrated audio section

The connection has three HDMI inputs, one of which is 2.1 (24 Gbps bandwidth) compatible with eARC and ALLM. The other two are in HDMI 2.0 format. There is also an optical output, two USB Host 2.0 and an Ethernet port. We can also mention AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth compatibility. The 2.2 audio section consisting of two tweeters and four woofers (two at the front for the right and left channels + two at the rear for the bass) delivers a power of 2 x 20 watts.

Last precision, the Bluetooth Surround Mode function is part of the LG HU715Q Cinebeam. Thus, it is possible to connect two LG Bluetooth speakers to configure a 4.2 audio system and magnify the sound reproduction.

Over to Seo Young-jae, senior vp and LG IT business unit manager

"More and more consumers appreciate being able to watch their favorite content like in the cinema, which is why the home projector segment is experiencing such growth," said Seo Young-jae, senior vice president and head of LG's IT business unit. Specifically designed for movie buffs and the residential market, LG CineBeam delivers exceptional brightness, excellent picture and sound quality, and a choice of the most popular streaming apps on WebOS. Anyone considering building or upgrading a home theater system will not be disappointed with an LG CineBeam projector.”

Scheduled availability for the month of March. Indicative price still unknown but, according to our exchanges with some resellers, it should be around 3,500 euros.

Reminder of the key characteristics of the LG HU715Q:

• Mono-DLP type

• Ultra HD 4K resolution by Wobulation

• Native resolution: 2,048 x 1,200 pixels

• DMD chip: 0.47''

• Contrast: 2,000,000:1

• Light source: blue laser + phosphor wheel

• Dynamic iris: yes

• Brightness: 2,500 lumens

• Features TruMotion motion compensation

• HDR10 compatibility

• HDR HLG compatibility

• HDCP 2.3 compatibility

• HDR HGiG compatibility


• eARC compatibility

• Gamut: 85% DCI-P3

• Sound section: 2.2 (scalable to 4.2)

• Power: 2 x 20 W

• Compatibility 3D: yes

• Connections: 1 HDMI 2.1 input, 2 HDMI 2.0 inputs, 1 optical output, 2 USB Host 2.0 and 1 Ethernet port

• Sound level: 30 dB (26 dB in Eco mode)

• Lamp life: 20,000 hrs (30,000 hrs in Eco mode)

• Other: Built-in WebOS 6.0 function

• Weight: 11.1 kg

• Power consumption : 350W (