LG is no stranger to the ultra short throw projector game. Their triple laser LG HU85LA was the first of it's kind to hit the market and continues to be one of the best laser TVs available. LG wanted to expand their offerings with a lower priced UST and they did just that with the LG HU715Q CineBeam ultra short throw projector. But now LG has just released the new LG HU915Q UST projector. There are two models that are available, the LG HU915QE and the black LG HU915QB.

Just like the HU85LA, the HU915Q is a triple laser projector. So what's the difference between the LG HU85LA and the new LG HU915Q laser TV? How do they compare? And most importantly, which is better the LG HU85LA or the LG HU915Q?

Well, you'll just have to read this expert comparison of these two fantastic ultra short throw projectors to find out. It's a battle of the LG triple laser CineBeams!

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LG HU915QE

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LG HU85LA

Our Thoughts:

Brightness

3700

2700

The LG HU915Q is much brighter than the already bright, HU85LA, meaning you can use the new on in even the brightest of living rooms. The new CineBeam is the second brightest on the market

Throw Ratio

0.19:1

0.19:1

Both laser TVs have the same throw ratio

Chipset

.66" DLP

.66" DLP

Both projectors use the same .66" DLP chipset

Light Source

RBB Triple Laser

RBB Triple Laser

Both are triple lasers, but unlike the other triple laser USTs on the market that use seperate, dedicated red green and blue lasers, these LG Cinebeam laser TVs use a red, blue and a second blue laser that hits a filter to create green

Color

94% DCI-P3

94% DCI-P3

Both projectors have a fantastic color gamut and cover about the same amount

Contrast Ratio

2707:1

2338:1

Both projectors have a reported 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. However with our own more accurate on/off contrast ratio tests the LG HU915Q had a significantly better ANSI contrast, and it shows in the content

Input Lag

53.3

71 ms

The HU915Q has a lower lag time. It's good for most gamers but not for competitive gaming

Audio

40W (2.2ch)

5W + 5W Stereo

The LG HU915Q is designed to be a living room television replacement, as such it has significantly more powerful speakers

Price

$5,996.00

$4,996.99

The HU85LA does have a lower price but is now 2 years old

Add to Cart

Add to Cart

LG HU85LA Vs. LG HU915Q Side By Side Comparison

We put together this video of the LG HU85LA and the LG HU915QE USTs comparing them side by side to show you how the image looks in a well lit room. Keep in mind that neither projector has been calibrated and this is how the projectors look out of the box. We'll be putting out a full in depth breakdown of the side by side comparison in a future video on our YouTube channel. Make sure to subscribe so you can get notified!

Pros And Cons Of Each UST Projector

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LG HU915Q

The Pros

  • Uses super bright triple laser light source
  • Best throw ratio available
  • Realistic and vibrant looking colors
  • One of the best built-in soundbars
  • Phenomenal black levels
  • Auto Brightness, IRIS Mode, Adaptive Contrast
  • Includes built-in Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Amazon Prime and more
  • Comes in either a porcelain or black chassis

The Cons

  • Colors are not as vibrant as other UST Projectors
  • Remote is overly complex
  • Only comes with a 1 year limited warranty
  • Doesn't support 3D
  • No antenna and TV tuner built in
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LG HU85LA

The Pros

  • Best throw ratio available
  • Bright triple laser light source but not as bright as the HU915Q
  • Realistic and vibrant looking colors
  • Has antenna and TV tuner built in
  • Includes built-in Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Amazon Prime and more

The Cons

  • Built-in soundbar is somewhat weak
  • Remote is overly complex
  • The black levels are good but not as good as the HU915QE
  • Doesn't support 3D
  • Only comes in white

So Which Is Better, The LG HU915Q Or The LG HU85LA UST?

Both these UST projectors are great choices. You would be absolutely thrilled with either laser TV. But one of them has the edge in this fight. 

So between the LG HU85LA and LG HU915Q the winner is………

The LG HU915Q

We often say in this business, "Bigger is better." The LG HU915Q shows that "Newer is better" too.

The LG CineBeam HU915Q wins because it provides a much brighter RBB laser light source,has deeper black levels, more powerful built-in speakers, brightness optimizer, and a few other features that makes the LG HU915Q one of the best ultra short throw projectors available. The New LG CineBeam UST also offers a lower lag time than its predecessor.

All that said, despite being two years old the LG HU85LA still provides one of the best pictures from a laser TV. If you don't want to spend the full amount for the new model, you'll definitely be content with the HU85LA.

We'll be breaking down the comparison between the LG HU915Q and LG HU85LA UST even further in our Ultra Short Throw shootout series on YouTube. So make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you can get notified when our shootout goes live plus other great content in our pipeline.

We'll also update this projector comparison as measurements and information comes in

If you have any questions on these projectors or anything else projection related don’t hesitate to hit us up at ProjectorScreen.com. You can also read more about ultra short throw projectors in our extensive guide. Thanks for reading and keep on projecting!

LG HU85LA Vs. LG HU915Q

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Projector Resolution:
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Brand:
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Product Status:
In Stock
Native Resolution:
3840x2160
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Lumens:
3700
Chipset:
DLP
Contrast Ratio:
2,000,000:1
Light Source:
Laser
Resolution Type:
Shift
Throw Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Lens Shift:
No
Standard Lens Focus:
Fixed
Digital Inputs:
HDMI

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Projector Resolution:
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Brand:
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Product Status:
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Native Resolution:
3840x2160
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Lumens:
3000
Chipset:
DLP
Contrast Ratio:
2,000,000:1
Light Source:
Laser
Resolution Type:
Shift
Throw Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Lens Shift:
No
Standard Lens Focus:
Fixed
Digital Inputs:
HDMI

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Projector Resolution:
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Native Resolution:
3840x2160
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Lumens:
2700
Chipset:
DLP
Contrast Ratio:
2,000,000:1
Light Source:
Laser
Resolution Type:
Shift
Throw Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Lens Shift:
No
Standard Lens Focus:
Fixed
Throw Distance (ft.):
0.2 - 0.6
Digital Inputs:
HDMI

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