LG launches 100-inch class laser TV

LG has announced that it is set to launch the LG Laser TV. We first talked about the product back in January during CES when it was originally announced. The 100-inch Class Laser TV isn't your typical television, it's actually a short throw projector and large projection screen combination.

The 100-inch screen combined with the ultra short throw laser projector creates a 100-inch full HD resolution picture. The system also supports LG's Smart TV platform allowing access to streaming content on the big screen and more. LG has now announced the TV will be available in April.

As you probably guessed with a 100-inch Laser TV, the price isn't exactly cheap. The LG Laser TV will cost $8999. LG says the TV will provide a brilliant home theater experience with a 1080p resolution image and 150 nits of brightness. LG promises that the image will "pop" even in a brighter environment. One of the big benefits of the LG system compared to a typical projector is that LG's laser TV can be positioned near the floor or fastened to the ceiling whereas most standard projectors have to be ceiling mounted.

This gives users greater flexibility when installing the system. The laser projection system also has a long life span of 25,000 hours, which is about five times longer than a normal projection system will last between bulb replacements. The projector housing also has an integrated ATSC tuner, 20W stereo speakers, three HDMI ports, two USB ports, and an optical audio output. The projector also has integrated Intel Wireless Display and Wi-Fi Direct.

[via LG]