LG MiniBeam PF1000U projector beams 100-inch screen from 38cm away
IFA 2015 concluded recently in Berlin, and one of the most ingenious products coming out of the event outrightly should be the LG MiniBeam PF1000U – a projector that employs Short Distance Focus technique to project a large screen from a very short distance. Designed for anyone who believes a television set takes up too much space in the living room, the PF1000U can project 100-inch large screen on a wall (or any surface) from a distance as little as 38cm (a tenth of traditional projectors). The projector can also beam 60-inch display from only 11cm away.
Ideally, projectors require a lot of distance from the surface to project a large screen. However, by simply placing the PF1000U 38cm from the screen, you can relish a 100-inch screen in your living room or outdoors. LG says MiniBeam PF1000U projector can reduce the required distance for projection with use of mirrors, which are used to reflect the projection on screen.
Home theater projectors have lost their way out to flat panel, large screen TVs. The new full-HD LED home theater, MiniBeam PF1000U that comes with built-in receiver for cable and digital networks promises to change the way we have felt about in-home entertainment. The projector can directly access and project TV broadcast along with content from YouTube, Netflix, Spotify etc., making it a smart alternative to TVs that occupy a lot of space on walls.
PF1000U is dubbed as the lightest Short Distance Focus projector in the world. It weighs 1.9kg and is so small that it can easily slip into a drawer when not in use. Despite its small size, the short distance focus projector can play audio and video from USB or home network. It lets you connect your mobile devices to play any type of content. The projector has its own speakers and can also attach to any external speakers wirelessly via Bluetooth.
The LG MiniBeam PF1000U features full HD resolution and touts brightness up to 1,000 lumens. The projector has a contrast ratio of 150,000:1, which ensures the picture quality remains true even at the largest screen size.
LG says the projector’s LED will have 30,000 hours lifespan. The MiniBeam PF1000U will be available for interested customers in October for 1,299 Euro (approx. $1,470). Check out video of the projector in action below.