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As LCD, LED and plasma viewing experiences have begun to dominate the way many of us watch television or interact with computer devices, South Korean electronics company LG is set to introduce the power of lasers in a grand scale. Set to be demonstrated at the upcoming 2013 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, LG's 100-inch class HECTO Laser TV projector reveals some intense cinematic quality picture.
Comprising of specialized laser illumination, the LG television setup is a projector style entertainment setup offering Full HD 1080p resolution and a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Translated, the LG 100-unit class projector set would feature outstanding picture quality with vivid lighting contrasting. A two-piece entertainment unit where a special screen receives images from a Ultra Short Throw projector, the LG HECTO Laser TV harnesses movie theater viewing even in smaller rooms. With the latest LG design, the lens can be as close as 22 inches (about 56 centimeters) from the display screen. Incorporating all of LG's Smart TV platform capacities, built-in Wi-Fi with access to Netflix and YouTube, content management over the LG Cloud and the brand's Magic Remote are all integrated in the HECTO Laser TV projection system.
The use of lasers for creating a high-end television picture quality is a new technology principle but LG will not be the first to market. In 2008, Mitsubishi began selling LaserVue television sets at a price just under $7,000. Ranging from 73 to 93 inches in size, the Mitsubishi LaserVue units have dropped to between the $3,000-$5,000 range but obviously remains a premium viewing experience when compared to other displays.
Targeted to replace existing projector-type televisions, the LG 100-inch display is focused on attracting high-end home theater buffs and even office boardrooms. Speaking on the planned CES roll-out as well as what the electronics maker has planned for 2013 and beyond, president and CEO Havis Kwon says, "In the coming year, LG will continue to introduce innovative TV products to provide an outstanding productivity and entertainment experience for our customer."