LG ProBeam DBF510P: Laser projector launches with a 1200p resolution and webOS 4.5 for €2,799
LG has unveiled the ProBeam DBF510P, a 1200p projector that arrives alongside the ProBeam DBU510P. While the pair lookalike, the ProBeam DBF510P is the cheaper option at €2,799. While LG does not acknowledge why, we suspect it is because the ProBeam DBU510P can output at 4K, also known as 2160p. In fact, the only way to tell them apart visually is the 'WXUGA' marking on the front of the ProBeam DBF510P.
Still, the ProBeam DBF510P offers up to 5,000 ANSI Lumens of peak brightness, a 3,000,000: contrast ratio and 100% Rec. 709 and 72% NTSC colour space coverages. According to LG, the built-in laser light should last up to 20,000 hours before it needs changing and can create 40- to 300-inch images. Incidentally, the projector provides 1.6x optical zoom, four-corner keystone correction and manual focus. Moreover, the ProBeam DBF510P delivers a throw ratio of between 1.30 and 2.08.
Additionally, LG has included dual 5 W speakers and pairs of HDMI, RJ45 and USB 2.0 Type-A ports. The projector supports Miracast as well and runs webOS 4.5, while operating at 26 dB(A) in Eco mode or 29 dB(A) in normal mode. LG will begin selling the ProBeam DBF510P from the end of this month and provides a three-year manufacturer's warranty.