Compared to an LG smart TV, the LG HF65LA seems disappointing; what appeal could a $1200 1080p ultra short throw LED projector have over a similarly priced 4K TV? The answer lies in the HF65LA\u2019s small size and immense flexibility--though it sacrifices resolution, it takes up no space on a wall and it\u2019s easy to move around, all while offering the same features you\u2019d expect of a smart TV. It\u2019s got an inbuilt TV tuner, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth sound, and more, making it one of the best short throw projectors money can buy.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - LG HF65LA\r\nThe LG HF65LA ultra short throw projector offers vivid picture quality and a large \u201cscreen\u201d size without the inconvenience of having to mount or make space for a TV. Though it comes in at a very hefty price point, it\u2019s a very compelling option for cramped and\/or dimly lit rooms.\r\n\r\nPerformance\/Resolution Etc.\r\nSo long as you\u2019re using it in a dark room, the LG HF65LA provides great picture quality. Its low resolution of just 1080p is a bit disappointing for its high price point, but image quality in dark rooms is great and its flexibility is wholly unmatched by any TV. It\u2019s portable, and the ability to adjust its \u201cscreen\u201d size is very useful. If you\u2019d like 4K, the VAVA 4K Projector fits the bill better, but it costs over twice as much. Another projector with a resolution of 1080p is the Optoma HD142X.\r\nBrightness\/Lumens\r\nBrightness is entirely dependent on ambient lighting, as is the case with all projectors. If there\u2019s a bright light source in the room, the screen will appear dim and washed out, but it shines in dark rooms, where it offers nice image quality. It\u2019s outclassed by the Optoma GT1080HDR in most regards though, as that boasts higher brightness, HDR support, and a high refresh rate for gamers.\r\nAdjustability\/Viewing Angle\r\nAdjustability is the LG HF65LA\u2019s bread and butter. From a distance of 4.3\u201d, it projects a 60\u201d screen, and it scales all the way up to 15\u201d away to project a 100\u201d screen, making it an excellent short throw LED home theater projector. In terms of screen size, it\u2019s beaten out by the BenQ TH671ST however, which scales from 100\u201d to 300\u201d, though its 1080p resolution arguably makes those sizes a detriment rather than a benefit.\r\nDurability\r\nThanks to its plastic construction and portable design, the LG HF65LA is reasonably durable, though it\u2019s still wise to handle it with care considering the parts that project light is all made of glass; projectors typically use a series of mirrors to project light.\r\nValue\r\nComing in at $1299.99, the LG HL65LA is a difficult value proposition. While it\u2019s a solid performer, its performance is lacking compared to cheaper options, and it sits at an awkward price point that makes it compete with both other very excellent projectors and very nice TVs. With that said, its smart features and home audio capabilities still make it a good option, but it\u2019s not the best bang for your buck.\r\nLG HF65LA Wrap Up\r\nThe HF65LA projector is a solid option for the right market. If you want a smart TV without dealing with the hassle of having to lug it into a room and either wall mount it or clear out a big space to set it down, it\u2019s a very solid option. If you\u2019re a gamer or you\u2019re looking for image quality above function and\/or versatility, you\u2019re best off looking elsewhere. Either way, LG\u2019s offering here is compelling for the price thanks to its strong set of features.