always in the forefront of latest gadget ownership? then how about hitting yourself with LG HECTO 100-inch Laser TV? first showcased at the 2013 International CES earlier this year, this innovative TV system (or should we say, novel?) is set to hit the market this April for a princely sum of $8,999. that’s a lot to pay even for an equivalent size LCD TV, but you can’t deny the ‘laser’ part is kind of enticing, especially to geeks. the LG HECTO 100-inch Laser TV is essentially a projector, but instead of just throwing out images on to walls from afar, it throws them onto a purpose built 100-inch display panel via an external Ultra Short Throw (UST) projection unit. the Korean electronic giant is calling it the world’s largest mountable display and since it doesn’t have electronics in the screen itself, it is therefore, pretty slim and bears a beautiful near bezel-less appearance. the HECTO (a rather weird model name, we must say) offers full HD 1080p resolution and thanks to LG’s advanced laser-based illumination system, it boast brilliant contrast even in brightly lit room.
with its UST technology, the projection unit sits a mere 22 inches (56 cm) from the display panel and hence, leaving no passable space for people to cast shadows on the screen. other features include support for Intel’s WiDi technology, built-in WiFi, digital TV tuner, Smart TV capability with access to Smart World, LG Cloud, social network services such as Facebook and YouTube, as well as Video-on-Demand services, a pair of 10W built-in speakers (on the projection unit) for virtual surround sound, and it comes bundle with LG’s Magic Remote that enables four modes of control, namely, voice, gesture, point and wheel. so if you have a pretty impressive bank account and are game enough for a new kind of display, the LG HECTO 100-inch Laser TV might just be up your alley. then again, we are not too sure if everyone will be comfortable in having a projection device sitting right in front of what usually would be a regular HDTV.