We first saw LG's Laser Display back at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013, where it managed to really stand out from the crowd of regular TV screens.
LG's Laser Display.
It's a laser light short-throw projector — and we mean short throw: the projector itself sits just 56cm in front of the screen. The screen itself is 100 inches, and made from specially designed anti-reflective material. This helps reduce glare from light sources above the screen and ambient light in general, meaning that you can get great contrast images even in a brightly lit environment.
Because of the short-throw design, the Laser Display has a surprisingly small footprint for a 100-inch screen, as well as ensuring that nothing can block the projection when you're watching. It also manages to keep the operating noise to just 22dB — very quiet, indeed.
The Laser Display as seen at CES.
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The use of lasers for the projection also improves the lifespan. LG claims that the laser diodes in the display can run for 25,000 hours — or five hours every day for 13 years.
In Australia, the Laser Display will ship with a 1TB Twin HD Tuner PVR and Blu-ray player combination (LG's HR938T model to be exact) and a specially designed stand is available as well.
LG has made the Laser Display exclusive to Harvey Norman at the aforementioned AU$8999 price tag, which will include free installation. You'll find it in retail from mid-July.