Laser projection has been a hot topic in 2016, and that trend is set to continue in 2017 – with LG the first out of the gate with a brand new laser projector set to debut at CES 2017. Dubbed the LG ProBeam this speaker is designed for home cinema enthusiasts who want to quickly watch movies or TV shows, but without the hassle of setting it up.

While this isn’t a device installers will typically purchase, the LG ProBeam is the latest example of pro-grade technology trickling down to plug and play style technology.

The LG ProBeam may not boast the same quality image of Barco’s Loki range, but the LG ProBeam is equipped with an advanced laser engine that produces up to 2,000 lumens of brightness and a Full HD resolution.

Consumers will also get a compact body that weighs just 4.6lbs and can be placed on a table in front of a projection screen, and not permanently installed.

In addition to its optics, the LG ProBeam can be paired with any Bluetooth audio product such as an external speaker or headphones. It also takes advantage of LG’s wireless mirroring technology which enables users to Miracast content directly from smart devices onto a large projection screen.

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Rather uniquely for a projector, LG has packed its Smart TV platform, WebOS, into the LG ProBeam. Users will also LG’s Magic Remote Control for controlling the WebOS interface, which comes with apps such as Netflix and Amazon Video.

“As a leader in LED projectors worldwide, LG is confident its expertise in the home entertainment sector will make its first compact laser projector a hit with consumers,” notes Tim Alessi, head of product marketing at LG Electronics USA. “LG is proud to continue pioneering the home cinema experience in dynamic new ways.”

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