Electronics giant LG has entered the arena of projection equipment, and one of its banner products is the LG PF1000UW Ultra Short Throw Projector. Read below our review on this ultra short throw projector.
LG has earned its laurels as one of the world’s most trusted brands when it comes to electronics. Judging from the reputation of the manufacturer alone, the LG PF1000UW ultra short throw projector may be considered as a strong contender in the field of projection systems and consumer electronics as a whole.
LG PF1000UW Ultra Short Throw Projector Overview & Features Analysis
- High contrast ratio with 1920 x 1080p native resolution
- Excellent picture quality with magnificent, huge and clear imagery
- Long lamp life, up to 30,000 hours in ECO mode
- Comes with pre-installed apps that you can readily use
- 1,000 lumens rating: works best for indoor use
- Lightweight at 5 pounds
- Dimensions: 5.2″ x 5.0″/3.5″ x 12.2″
- With built-in speakers
Throw and Zoom
By moving the projector at least 3” from the screen, it can project a 100” image easily. This means that with just some small changes in the throw distance, it can create a huge impact on the image size.
This device doesn’t have an optical zoom feature. In other words, you have to set it up properly at the start, so that you won’t need to adjust the focus or picture sharpness later on.
LG PF1000UW Ultra Short Throw Projector has a contrast ratio of 150,000:1. While it has excellent grayscale imaging, its black levels aren’t as impressive. We found a huge gap between projected black regions and nearby areas with no image. Adjusting the projector’s settings did not make any difference.
Although this projector is not 4K, it can still provide excellent quality images with its native resolution of 1920 x 1080p. Expect sharpness, color, and detailed images when you use this short throw projector.
It has a measured input lag of 170 ms in video modes and 72 ms in Game mode. This may not be your choice for a gaming projector since most gamers are looking for a more seamless experience that other brands or models are able to offer.
The LG PF1000UW ultra short throw projector makes use of a LED light source compared to its competitors that use traditional UHP lamp. With this, it is able to display natural and rich color images.
Its lamp life is estimated to last up to 30,000 hours (in Eco Mode). This means that it would not burden you to replace the lamp for about 10 years, even if the projector is used 8 hours every day.
It has a lumens brightness of 1000, which works perfectly under subdued lighting but may not be clear when exposed to daytime or ambient lighting.
LG PF1000UW ultra short throw projector has several connectivity options. You can easily connect it to a desktop, laptop, Blu-ray, or game console. Additionally, it has a USB port that allows you to view movies or present documents.
The best thing about this projector in terms of connectivity is that you can wirelessly connect your smartphone or other mobile devices (Android and iOS). Similarly, you can enhance the audio quality by connecting an external Bluetooth speaker.
Weighing just 5 pounds and measuring 5.2″ x 5.0″/3.5″ x 12.2″, this LG projector is a perfect tool for people who need to conduct business presentations in different places. Likewise, movie lovers and game enthusiasts may enjoy watching movies and playing with their friends anywhere.
You don’t need a huge room to appreciate the movie you are watching. The LG PF1000UW ultra short throw projector can turn any small room it into a home cinema.
Accessories and Other Features
The projector comes with a remote control that allows the user to stay comfortably in one place without the need to approach the projector to configure the settings manually.
It also comes with 2 built-in 3W speakers. The audio quality may not be perfect, but you may connect it to an external speaker to enhance the sound.
- Light and compact
- Native resolution of 1080p provides great images
- Built-in TV tuner
- Preinstalled apps such as Netflix and YouTube
- Exceptional color balance
- Built-in ethernet and WiFi
- Allows video streaming
- Does not have an optical zoom
- A bit pricey
- Poor picture uniformity
Should You Buy The LG PF1000UW Ultra Short Throw Projector?
The LG PF1000UW Ultra Short Throw Projector comes packed with great features, although you will have to shell out more. You may use it as a smart TV since it is equipped with pre-installed apps that you can enjoy with your family and friends. More importantly, you can conveniently carry the device anywhere you go, because of its portability and lightweight design.
If you have limited space and budget isn’t an issue, according to our review the LG PF1000UW Ultra Short Throw Projector is an ideal entertainment device for your home.
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