Good news, fans of home cinema projection: LG announced the imaginatively named HU85L, the second in its CineBeam Laser 4K family of ultra-short-throw projectors.
The company claims that the HU85L just needs 2" of clearance from a wall to be able to slap a 90"-diagonal image on it. Increasing the distance to a still-short 7" nets a picture 120" across. The outgoing HU80K was able to throw an image 150" across if mounted to a ceiling, so it's likely that the newcomer can perform that feat equally well.
The projector's resolution is 3840×2160, and LG says the bulb should be capable of putting out 2500 lumens. LG says the HU85L has a "wide color gamut" but doesn't mention many more tech specs. If the older model is any indication, though, there could be HDR10 support on tap and a contrast ratio as high as 150,000:1.
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USB, Ethernet, and HDMI connectivity round out the port selection, and there's 12-point keystone adjustment for getting a perfect fit to your living room wall. Additionally, the HU85L has an almost-intelligent voice assistant that should be able to understand simple commands like shutting down the projector after a movie's done.
LG isn't talking pricing just yet (it likely will at CES 2019), but the previous-generation HU80KA currently rings in at close to $2500. Our guess is that the newcomer is likely to carry a larger price tag.