Grab The Popcorn, It’s Time for LG’s 100-Inch Laser TV

This post is sponsored by LG. As a promotional post, it reflects the views of the writer, not ReadWrite's editors.

More and more people seem to be spending time in their man-caves enjoying the fruits of video on-demand and high-definition content. So what better way to catch all the action and relax indoors than with a big-screen television experience that goes wall to wall? 

While the sweet spot for screen size a few years ago hovered around the 42-inch range, times have changed and bigger is now better. Large display TV technology has improved enough that home-theater audiences have been rewarded with larger viewing areas, better quality pictures, and additional features such as interactive content.

Projecting What's Next

Enter the LG HECTO, a 100-inch Laser TV with Smart TV enhancements. This front-projection television uses laser-diode lighting to produce full HD 1080p resolution that's advanced over other flat-screen televisions with LED or incandescent light sources.

And no more yelling out "down in front!" when the big game or movie is on. The LG HECTO's console is optimally located six inches from the base of the screen. That's an extremely short distance, unlike projection televisions of the past that spread the image from clear across the room. The console's innovative 13-element lens and concave mirror system also allows for a brilliant image that no one can walk through.

The laser diode also increases the light’s lifespan to nearly 25,000 hours, more than a fivefold improvement over other available short-throw projectors. A better projector means not having to constantly replace the projector’s bulb.

Another downside of LCD, LED and even plasma screens is the power they consume. A simple projector's energy output is a fraction of even the best large-panel display. This makes the LG HECTO a viable alternative to a traditional rear-projection television, giving flat-panel HDTVs a run for their money.  

To help with picture quality, the LG HECTO comes with a custom 0.8-inch screen designed to deflect ambient light. The screen also includes a black layer to help with all-important black level performance, making it good for even a room with moderate ambient light.

To complete the package, the projector houses an ATSC tuner that allows reception of digital television, a 20-watt stereo speaker system, and a variety of connectivity options, including three HDMI ports, two USB hubs, an optical audio output, and an RS-232 interface for connecting to other peripherals.

An Interactive Experience

In addition to the projector and screen, the LG HECTO includes LG’s Magic Remote, which is a bit of a technology innovation of itself. Of course you can point and click your choices as any remote can do. But the Magic Remote also allows for motion gestures that connects you with on-screen content, information and your favorite social networking sites. With a quick click and a scroll of the navigation wheel, you can also bring up a full QWERTY keyboard. 

And what’s to watch? Like other LG TVs, the Laser TV includes LG’s Smart TV offering for streaming content from sources such as Netflix, Vudu, YouTube and others. It also has proprietary LG apps, including a Web browser and Smart Share, the company’s system for sharing multimedia content from devices to the big screen.

So cancel those dinner plans and get comfortable in front of a 100-inch laser projector experience. You’ll be the envy of all the other home theater systems in town.

This post is sponsored by LG. As a promotional post, it reflects the views of the writer, not ReadWrite's editors.