LG has added to their CineBeam projector lineup with the brand new LG HU715Q 4K Laser UST Projector. This ultra short throw projector was just announced by LG in mid-February.
This new projector for 2022 is a single laser projector and enters the market at a lower price point than their triple laser LG HU85LA.
We’ve been very excited for a new LG ultra short throw projector in 2022 since it’s been two years since they released their last laser TV model.
Our projection experts break down the new LG HU715Q Cinebeam 4K UST projector just for you. If you have any questions about this projector or anything else projection related don’t hesitate to hit us up. You’ll speak with a real person, with real experience with the real product, who can hook you up with the real deal and give you the expert advice you can trust!
Without further ado here’s our review of the LG HU715Q:
One of the most attractive things about the LG HU715Q CineBeam is the price point. This top of the line UST comes in at $2,999. For a brand new 4K projector that's an impressively low price. With a low price like this, the LG HU715Q will likely be a hot seller so get your pre-orders in now!
For this new projector LG has continued with their boxier shape. This is very similar to the LG HU810P, LG BU60PST and LG HU85LS. The LG HU715Q looks almost like they took the LG HU85LA and compressed it from the sides.
It features a stylish compact design with a soft fabric covering the front of the unit, hiding the speakers from the well respected, Danish textile company, Kvadrat.
While currently it’s only available in white, we believe it may be released with a black chassis some time in the near future.
Image Size and Throw Distance
The LG HU715Q is capable of producing an image size from 80 to 120 inches. Because It has a fixed lens you need to manually move the projector further or closer to the cinema screen.
LG’s new laser TV features a .22:1 throw ratio. This low throw distance allows the CineBeam UST to sit very close to the screen. Only the Samsung LSP9T and HU85LA have a better throw ratio. What does this mean? Well, the LG HU715Q can be positioned just 8.5 inches from the screen to make a 100” image and 12.4 inches to make a 120” image.
Noticeably different from the LG HU85LA, LG removed the manual focus adjustment on the HU715Q. This simplifies the process of focusing your projector making it easier to do but removes some of the finer control that comes with a manual focus wheel. You can easily adjust the focus by using the magic remote control.
Laser Light Source
Unlike the LG HU85LA with it’s triple laser RBB light source, the HU715Q is a single laser UST projector. The LG HU715Q ultra short throw projector uses a single blue laser light source with a combination of a phosphor wheel and color wheel, similar to most UST projectors in its affordable price class.
With a 2500 ANSI lumen laser light source, the newest LG CineBeam UST offers an outstandingly bright image. This LG laser TV is in the middle of the pack when it comes to brightness, but it’s still bright enough to be a living room television upgrade. Especially when you pair it with an ambient light rejecting projector screen made for ultra short throws.
One thing that makes this new projector stand out is with the included Brightness Optimizer II. This feature uses an ambient light sensor that adjusts your projector to the correct brightness for the room. The projector is able to darken or brighten the image based on room lighting. It also features Adaptive Contrast to give you the best picture possible for your media room conditions.
The laser light source is rated to last between 20,000 and 30,000 hours.
With 8.3 mega pixels utilizing 4K UHD Laser technology, LG CineBeam delivers precise sharp details onto your cinema screen.
This LG ultra short throw projector is powered by the smaller .47 DLP chipset compared to its predecessor which used the .67 DLP chipset. The chip uses XPR pixel shifting technology to project a 4K UHD resolution image.
Not only does this projector have dedicated picture modes like dynamic and standard, but it also features Filmmaker mode that allows you to watch movies exactly as the director intended.
The LG HU715Q is rated to cover 85% of the DCI-P3 color space. This results in phenomenally bright and vivid colors. However, compared to other UST projectors, this may be the CineBeam’s weak spot. Don’t be mistaken though, this is still fantastic. Just not as good as other 4K USTs.
With a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio the LG HU715Q is able to offer great dynamic imagery in both light and dark scenes. Though as always take these manufacturer reported contrast ratios with a grain of salt. We’ll have more accurate contrast ratios available for you soon.
We do expect the LG HU715Q to have outstanding black levels as LG is known to build projectors with great black floors.
The LG HU715Q features frame by frame Dynamic Tone Mapping which supports HDR performance to continually fine-tune colors and contrast. This allows the projector to improve the quality of the image by making the bright parts brighter and the dark parts darker.
When it comes to HDR, the LG HU715Q CineBeam supports HDR 10 and HLG. It also features HGiG to help you enjoy HDR console gaming from the new Playstation and XBox consoles.
Built In Speakers
Complete your in-home cinema experience with 40W sound. The LG HU715Q features powerful 20W+20W stereo speakers built into the projector. The HU715Q's built-in audio system features four front-facing drivers including a tweeter and woofer for each stereo channel, plus a pair of woofers on the rear of the unit for enhanced bass response.
This puts the unit ahead of most other UST projectors when it comes to built in audio.
Steaming Apps and Connectivity
The projector runs LG's webOS, giving users access to apps and video-on-demand platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, YouTube and Apple TV, without the need for a streaming stick. Including Netflix is a big deal as many other projectors like the Hisense L9G and BenQ V7050i don’t come with Netflix built-in.
The LG HU715Q features 3 HDMI ports. 1 HDMI 2.1 with ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) and 2 HDMI 2.0 ports. We love seeing projectors with 3 or more HDMI ports as it allows for more connectivity options. The HDMI port also features eARC to connect to an external sound system or soundbar for even better audio.
Additionally the LG CineBeam HU715Q features S/PDIF and 2 USB ports.
This new LG ultra short throw projector also supports Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.
Summing It Up
All in all we're very excited about this new LG ultra short throw projector. It's gonna have an outstanding picture, great connectivity and phenomenal built in sound. If you're looking for an affordable UST projector this may be the best choice to get a mix of low price and high quality. Place your pre-order today or get notified when the LG HU715Q goes on sale.