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LG Electronics Cinebeam HU715QW Review

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The LG Electronics CineBeam HU715QW is a great upgrade from regular TV viewing courtesy of its impressive picture quality and brightness. However, it has a high input lag, which isn’t ideal for responsive gaming.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The CineBeam HU715QW from LG Electronics is a mid-tier projector announced in 2022. The UST 4K projector has a brightness rating of 2500 lumens, supports HDR10 and HLG formats, and can upscale Full HD content up to a 4096 X 2160 resolution. Its port selection, consisting of three HDMI 2.1 and two USB ports, is pretty similar to what the best projectors in the market have, and through its built-in webOS operating system, owners will have unfiltered access to their favorite streaming apps for entertainment.

There’s also a dedicated smartphone app that owners can download for more convenient control, and it only gets up to 30dB at its loudest. Even though its lens shift adjustments are done by manually moving the projector, it is still pretty easy to adjust.

Consensus

our Verdict

The CineBeam HU715QW from LG Electronics is an ultra-short throw projector, making it an excellent pick for an immersive home theater experience, as a step up from your regular TV. Ideal for an 80” to 120” image size courtesy of a 0.22:1 throw ratio, the projector is easy to set up and adjust, and it also features a light sensor for automatic brightness adjustment plus support for digital keystone correction. It also has dual stereo speakers for good sound and doesn’t suffer from any form of “rainbow effect.”

The projector boasts an impressive 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio that ensures great shadow detail and great color accuracy courtesy of its 86% coverage of the DCI-P3 color scale, which gives it a top 30% standing on our certified, tested list. It also has three HDMI ports that allow for hassle-free connections to modern gaming consoles.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Good brightness rating
    • The LG Electronics CineBeam HU715QW works great as a home theater projector primarily because of its 2500 lumen brightness rating, which still delivers detailed picture quality even in the presence of ambient light.

  • Great image quality
    • HDR and SDR content is clearly depicted by the HU715QW projector, courtesy of its 86% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space. This ranks it within the top 30% of projectors in its category.

    • Blacks are also deep and dark courtesy of a 2000000:1 contrast ratio, which gives it a top 30% standing compared to other projectors on our certified tested list.

  • Easy to set up
    • The HU715QW is pretty easy to set up courtesy of features such as digital keystone correction and a light sensor that adjusts its output according to how bright a room is.

Reason to Avoid

  • High input lag
    • The HU715QW has a high 53.9ms input lag, which places it in the bottom 50% of projectors in our certified tested list. As a result, it does not offer a very responsive gaming experience.

LG Electronics Cinebeam HU715QW Specs

3D Ready3D ReadyNo
Aspect RatioAspect Ratio16:9
BrightnessBrightness2500 lumens
Contrast RatioContrast Ratio2,000,000:1
DepthDepth12"
Digital KeystoneDigital KeystoneYes
Display TechnologyDisplay TechnologyDLP
HDRHDRHDR10, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
HeightHeight6.1"
Integrated SpeakersIntegrated SpeakersYes
Light SourceLight SourceLaser
Light Source LifeLight Source Life20000 hrs
Max DistanceMax Distance12.48"
Max Screen SizeMax Screen Size120"
Min DistanceMin Distance4.56"
Min Screen SizeMin Screen Size80"
Noise LevelNoise Level30 dB
PortablePortableNo
Refresh Raten/a
ResolutionResolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Smart FunctionalitySmart FunctionalityYes
Sync TechnologySync Technology
TV TunerTV TunerNo
ThrowTypeThrowTypeUltra Short Throw Technology
VRRVRRn/a
Video InputsVideo InputsHDMI 2.0, USB
WeightWeight24.5 lbs
WidthWidth20"
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The CineBeam HU715QW from LG Electronics is a mid-tier projector announced in 2022. The UST 4K projector has a brightness rating of 2500 lumens, supports…

The CineBeam HU715QW from LG Electronics is a mid-tier projector announced in 2022. The UST 4K projector has a brightness rating of 2500 lumens, supports HDR10 and HLG formats, and can upscale Full HD content up to a 4096 X 2160 resolution. Its port selection, consisting of three HDMI 2.1 and two USB ports, is pretty similar to what the best projectors in the market have, and through its built-in webOS operating system, owners will have unfiltered access to their favorite streaming apps for entertainment.

There’s also a dedicated smartphone app that owners can download for more convenient control, and it only gets up to 30dB at its loudest. Even though its lens shift adjustments are done by manually moving the projector, it is still pretty easy to adjust.

In terms of brightness, the LG CineBeam HU715QW’s 2500-lumen brightness rating doesn’t quite match up to the Optoma UHZ50’s 3000-lumen brightness rating. The Optoma projector…

In terms of brightness, the LG CineBeam HU715QW’s 2500-lumen brightness rating doesn’t quite match up to the Optoma UHZ50’s 3000-lumen brightness rating. The Optoma projector also has a vertical lens shift, which the HU715QW does not. Here’s our Optoma UHZ50 review if you want to see what else it has in store.

The Epson Pro Cinema LS12000 has a 2700-lumen brightness rating, which is higher than that of the LG HU715QW, rated at 2500 lumens. The Epson…

The Epson Pro Cinema LS12000 has a 2700-lumen brightness rating, which is higher than that of the LG HU715QW, rated at 2500 lumens. The Epson projector also boasts a higher static contrast ratio of 2500000:1 compared to the LG projector, which has a 2000000:1 ratio. Check out our Epson Pro Cinema LS12000 review for more insight into what else the Epson LS12000 is capable of, but if you’d prefer a lighter, more compact alternative, you might like our Epson Home Cinema 2350 review.

The LG Electronics CineBeam HU715QW is compatible with both HDR10 and HLG content, while the LG HU85LS is only compatible with HDR10 content. However, the…

The LG Electronics CineBeam HU715QW is compatible with both HDR10 and HLG content, while the LG HU85LS is only compatible with HDR10 content. However, the HU85LS has a significantly higher brightness rating of 2700 lumens than the HU715Q, which is rated at 2500 lumens.

3D Ready

No

Yes

No

No

Aspect Ratio

16:9

16:9

16:9

16:9

Brightness

2500 lumens

3000 lumens

2700 Lumens

2500 lumens

Contrast Ratio

2,000,000:1

2,500,000:1.

2,500,000:1.

2,000,000:1

Depth

12"

10.43"

17.60"

12"

Digital Keystone

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Display Technology

DLP

DLP

3LCD

DLP

HDR

HDR10, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)

Yes

HDR10, HDR10+, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)

HDR10, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)

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