LG Electronics has made available in Korea the "HECTO" Laser TV system, an 100-Inch Laser TV projector featuring both Smart TV and Digital TV capabilities.
The "HECTO" Laser TV comprises a 100-inch special screen and an external Ultra Short Throw (UST) projection unit. The laser projector is capable of displaying a 1080p image from just 22 inches away from the accompanying screen.
The projector also offers 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. It has also a digital tuner and two 10W built-in speakers embedded in the projection unit to support virtual surround sound.
The 100-inch class screen also adopts LG's CINEMA SCREEN Design aesthetic which limits the bezel.
The projector has also a digital TV tuner and supports LG's Smart TV platform, which includes a host of features, from built-in Wi-Fi, content providers, like Netflix or YouTube, Smart World app store, to the Magic Remote. The system also allows users to manage personal content, such as pictures, home videos and music libraries via USB or LG Cloud.
The laser-based illumination system uses specialized lamps embedded in the projection unit, for better picture quality. This system can run for more than 10,000 hours without replacement, roughly 2 times longer than mercury-based lamps.
LG says that the system could be used in commercial installations like sports bars or as a high-end home theater.
It retails in S. Korea for 9 million won ($8,322) and is expected to come to the US sometime this spring.