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LG HU80KA 4K UHD Laser Smart Home Theater Projector EXPIRED

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World Wide Stereo via Google Express has LG HU80KA 4K UHD Laser Smart Home Theater Projector on sale for $1,999 w/ promo code CFWAUH. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian

Features:
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160 4K Ultra HD
  • Screen Size: 40" to 150"
  • Projection Image: 150"@14.1ft, 100"@9.5ft, 40"@3.6ft
  • Brightness: Up to 2,500 Lumens
  • Lamp Type: Laser (LD + Phosphor wheel) w/ up to 20,000 HR Lamp Life
  • Zoom: 1.2x
  • HDR: HDR10
  • LG Smart TV (WebOS 3.5 w/ Netflix, Hulu & More)
  • Bluetooth Sound Out
  • HDCP 2.2
  • 2-Year Warranty
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At the time of this posting, Our research indicates that this LG HU80KA 4K UHD Laser Smart Home Theater Projector is $697.99 lower (25.88% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $2,696.99. -SaltyOne

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Last Edited by kun May 10, 2019 at 03:24 PM
Sold by World Wide Stereo
Not listed on LG's sight as an authorized reseller https://www.lg.com/us/authorizedd..._retailers.
LMAO World Wide Stereo is listed per the link above.
Rakuten as the selling platform, no but World Wide Stereo as the actual seller, yes

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Allthough, at https://www.worldwidestereo.com/pages/brands
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This deal was frontpage at $2297 brand new April 10. It was $648 less in a Buydig Openbox deal later that month. This is the lowest I've seen it brand new, though I'm not familiar with this retailer.

The HU80KA is the flagship LG projector. It is the least-expensive laser-engine projector with HDR currently on the market. Between the 4k (3840 x 2160) native resolution, bulb life (over 20,000 hours, estimated), HDR, and brightness (2500 lumens claimed), it's a solid projector at the price.

Note that this projector uses Texas Instruments' eXpanded Pixel Resolution technology. It';s pixel shifting to achieve 4k [soundandvision.com] (additional explanation from Projector Central [projectorcentral.com]). I'm okay with this, and I can't tell the difference watching two giant robots battling underwater anyway, but there it is for full disclosure.

You can read more detailed reviews here:

Projector Reviews
Projector Central

The only material downside is that there is no 3D compatibility, but I don't watch any 3D content, so not my concern.
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This is a great projector if you want portability, since it's one of the few (if not only) 4k projector around that you can carry around to your bedroom and display on the ceiling or in the backyard on the side of your house. However, the LG is NOT known for its image quality. The blacks are nearly greys, and are very bright, even compared to my old 1080p BenQ 1070. The colors are kind of washed out. The lumens are great for daytime viewing, but if you have a light controlled room and are semi-serious about watching 4k movies on a quality display, this will not satisfy you. I bought this then the BenQ HT3550 ($1500), and even the HT3550 GREATLY defeats the LG in terms of color accuracy and "pop," black levels (even though it's a DLP), HDR, and general usefulness such as lens shifting which the LG does not come with. The HT5550 has even better pretty much everything compared to the HT3550, including a MUCH greater flexibility of placement with a significant increase in how much it can lens shift vertically or horizontally, much better HDR, even better blacks and color accuracy (including pre-calibrated color settings out of the box). The Epson 5050UB ($3000) has one of the best black levels ever on a 4k projector and incredible colors, but it's 1/2 pixel count compared to the BenQ offerings and this LG. The 5040UB right now can be found for $2000 and comes with a free lamp replacement (these usually last 2 years with 5 hours of use daily), the refurb version also pops up once in awhile for $1150.
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Thanks for the info!

One thing of note if anyone is considering this, the articles above note the lowest you could get the input lag on this thing is 71ms by turning off some features. That said, the response will feel laggy playing faster games (such as first person shooters).
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Seems like a spiffy price for this projector.
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This or oled tv?
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This deal was frontpage at $2297 brand new April 10. It was $648 less in a Buydig Openbox deal later that month. This is the lowest I've seen it brand new, though I'm not familiar with this retailer.

The HU80KA is the flagship LG projector. It is the least-expensive laser-engine projector with HDR currently on the market. Between the 4k (3840 x 2160) native resolution, bulb life (over 20,000 hours, estimated), HDR, and brightness (2500 lumens claimed), it's a solid projector at the price.

Note that this projector uses Texas Instruments' eXpanded Pixel Resolution technology. It';s pixel shifting to achieve 4k [soundandvision.com] (additional explanation from Projector Central [projectorcentral.com]). I'm okay with this, and I can't tell the difference watching two giant robots battling underwater anyway, but there it is for full disclosure.

You can read more detailed reviews here:The only material downside is that there is no 3D compatibility, but I don't watch any 3D content, so not my concern.
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This deal was frontpage at $2297 brand new April 10. It was $648 less in a Buydig Openbox deal later that month. This is the lowest I've seen it brand new, though I'm not familiar with this retailer.

The HU80KA is the flagship LG projector. It is the least-expensive laser-engine projector with HDR currently on the market. Between the 4k (3840 x 2160) native resolution, bulb life (over 20,000 hours, estimated), HDR, and brightness (2500 lumens claimed), it's a solid projector at the price.

Note that this projector uses Texas Instruments' eXpanded Pixel Resolution technology. It';s pixel shifting to achieve 4k [soundandvision.com] (additional explanation from Projector Central [projectorcentral.com]). I'm okay with this, and I can't tell the difference watching two giant robots battling underwater anyway, but there it is for full disclosure.

You can read more detailed reviews here:The only material downside is that there is no 3D compatibility, but I don't watch any 3D content, so not my concern.
Thanks for the info!

One thing of note if anyone is considering this, the articles above note the lowest you could get the input lag on this thing is 71ms by turning off some features. That said, the response will feel laggy playing faster games (such as first person shooters).
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This or dell S718QL?
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Will pick up in a heartbeat if someone can recommend a drop down tab tension screen that is truly flat that isn't too outrageous. The under 1k ones by Elite don't seem to do the trick per some of the reviews. What's next on the list moving up in price? Not trying to spend 5k or whatever on a Stewart.
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Do wish this projector wasn't so crazy looking, would love to bite. Wonder how some people are perm mounting this. Would be cool to have a square cutout in cofee table and it sticks out just abbit.

Looking at install pics, does look like it can be mounted horizontally, that could work..
Thought had to be like the picture.
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Can it adjust the brightness? will you go blind if you stand in front of it and looking to the projector?
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This deal was frontpage at $2297 brand new April 10. It was $648 less in a Buydig Openbox deal later that month. This is the lowest I've seen it brand new, though I'm not familiar with this retailer.

The HU80KA is the flagship LG projector. It is the least-expensive laser-engine projector with HDR currently on the market. Between the 4k (3840 x 2160) native resolution, bulb life (over 20,000 hours, estimated), HDR, and brightness (2500 lumens claimed), it's a solid projector at the price.

Note that this projector uses Texas Instruments' eXpanded Pixel Resolution technology. It';s pixel shifting to achieve 4k [soundandvision.com] (additional explanation from Projector Central [projectorcentral.com]). I'm okay with this, and I can't tell the difference watching two giant robots battling underwater anyway, but there it is for full disclosure.

You can read more detailed reviews here:The only material downside is that there is no 3D compatibility, but I don't watch any 3D content, so not my concern.
The retailer is World Wide Stereo, which is a reputable electronics retailer, and fulfilled by Google, which is... well, Google. This is a great deal if you can get it for $2k, and I'm still hoping I can find it for such given the pricing trend in the last couple months, but the sales tax on this deal puts me right back at the price without the coupon. I'm very jealous of any of you who are able to avoid that!
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This is a great projector if you want portability, since it's one of the few (if not only) 4k projector around that you can carry around to your bedroom and display on the ceiling or in the backyard on the side of your house. However, the LG is NOT known for its image quality. The blacks are nearly greys, and are very bright, even compared to my old 1080p BenQ 1070. The colors are kind of washed out. The lumens are great for daytime viewing, but if you have a light controlled room and are semi-serious about watching 4k movies on a quality display, this will not satisfy you. I bought this then the BenQ HT3550 ($1500), and even the HT3550 GREATLY defeats the LG in terms of color accuracy and "pop," black levels (even though it's a DLP), HDR, and general usefulness such as lens shifting which the LG does not come with. The HT5550 has even better pretty much everything compared to the HT3550, including a MUCH greater flexibility of placement with a significant increase in how much it can lens shift vertically or horizontally, much better HDR, even better blacks and color accuracy (including pre-calibrated color settings out of the box). The Epson 5050UB ($3000) has one of the best black levels ever on a 4k projector and incredible colors, but it's 1/2 pixel count compared to the BenQ offerings and this LG. The 5040UB right now can be found for $2000 and comes with a free lamp replacement (these usually last 2 years with 5 hours of use daily), the refurb version also pops up once in awhile for $1150.
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Tax negates the coupon for me. Good deal otherwise.
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