LG has today announced the launch of its Laser Display, a short throw DLP display that projects 100in of full HD video onto a specially designed screen.
Unveiled globally in January at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the Laser Display is technically classified as a display rather than a TV. It is targeted at consumers looking to create a "home cinema experience".
The device consists of a laser DLP device that projects a 100in image to a screen that sits just 56cm from the box. In Australia, the product will be bundled with LG's HR938T, a 1TB twin-tuner recorder and 3D Blu-ray player.
LG Australia's general marketing manager, Lambro Skropidis, said there is a "huge demand" for extra-large displays.
"We are pleased to bring to market another innovation that will broaden our product offering and give our customers an extra-large screen viewing experience; an experience we know there is huge demand for.
"This is a great choice for people who want to create a special home cinema experience at a more accessible price."
Unlike a traditional home theatre projector, which uses mercury-based lamps, the LG Laser Display uses 36 laser diodes. The company says these diodes have a lifespan of 25,000 hours before needing to be replaced, which is equivalent to five hours a day of use for 13 years.
The Laser Display produces just 22db of sound when in operation and the 100in screen claims to have an anti-contrast and anti-glare finish. However, it does not have 3D capabilities.
The LG Laser Display will be available in Australia from mid-July and will be sold exclusively through Harvey Norman. The device will retail for $8999 and includes free installation.