A TV will always be a better for a lounge, just because of its brightness. The HDR experience will also be superior, for similar reasons. The HU85LS is pretty bright, but there was a profound difference between the image it produced in my lounge and one I watched in my home cinema.Interesting review, thanks. It's a nice form factor. I may have to look into what other UST alternatives there are. I do love my C9, but the lounge would look better freed from a big black rectangle.
Shame about the 78ms lag though, which completely kills this for me.
No 3D on this . I think it is on the other two do, that will be my next upgrade so I can keep 3D.
Oh that's bad. I was about to comment on comparing this to using my VR goggles. Similar downsides in terms of black levels, but even worse because VR can't do HDR. BUT (with a lot of initial set up) it does 3D. This was ONLY reason I was even considering a short throw projector.It's funny, but because I was thinking of the HU85LS as an alternative to a TV, I never even considered 3D. However you're correct, there's no 3D. I'll point that out in the review.
Given this projector uses three lasers, I was surprised at the gamut measurements. It's possible there was a problem with my meter measuring a laser light source, but that seems unlikely and it wouldn't account for it measuring so small. I think you're right, it might have something to do with LG boosting the brightness. Having said that, the images looked vibrant and saturated with actual HDR content.Looks like they're pulling a bit of a fiddle in the HDR mode measured, perhaps to get the brightness up, the gamut appears to have actually shrunk vs SDR! Green primary is notable.
Any plan to get one of the RGB laser Hisense units in?
The "green refiner" on the blue laser might be part of the cause I guess, plus they might be desaturating if the HDR patterns you're using are 100% stimulus to give the impression of a bit more headroom. That green is almost as bright as the white reading at 64 vs 67 nits!Given this projector uses three lasers, I was surprised at the gamut measurements. It's possible there was a problem with my meter measuring a laser light source, but that seems unlikely and it wouldn't account for it measuring so small. I think you're right, it might have something to do with LG boosting the brightness. Having said that, the images looked vibrant and saturated with actual HDR content.
There are no plans to get any of the Hisense units in at the moment, I feel they would mount a logistical challenge.
I can't say I've noticed motion problems on this or any DLP projector using the XPR chip.
yeah I got suckered in with the headline but iam still happy with my optoma hd25 so I'll wait for the price to be alot lowerCost-effective relative to a TV with a screen size of 90 to 120 inches. As I point out in the review, it's definitely not cost-effective compared to the various alternative projectors I recommend.
The price in the US of the LG has dropped ~25% since it was launched.You can already pick other examples for £2700 like the Epson EH-LS500W as you say the price is dropping already.
No I didn't. I have a dedicated home cinema, so I tested the projector there and also in my lounge where I used a white wall. While a lot of people will simply do the latter, as I point out in the review a screen (and especially one with an ambient light rejecting material) will help the projector in less-than-ideal conditions. However no matter what type of screen you use, the HU85LS will struggle in ambient light when compared to a large screen TV.Thanks for the in-depth review. Out of interest did you use an ALR screen with the projector when reviewing and if so, which one?