One of our Projector Experts recently took the new LG CF181D projector home for a test spin. His “homework” (cue the violins) was to watch Blu-ray movies and test the LG CF181D and its LCoS display in action.
Without further ado, here is Rich’s Review of the LG CF181D projector!
The LG CF181D delivers nuanced color. Check out all the shades in the background.
“I brought home the new LG CF181D projector and I have to say it’s now one of my top choices. The LG CF181D has dead-on color. It’s easy for projectors to handle saturated images like animation and sports. The hard part is the very subtle shades of color like on HBO’s “The Pacific” (below). Sharpness is outstanding on this LCoS projector, rivaling the Epson HC8500 and Panasonic AE4000.”
The LG CF181D handles black and shades of gray extremely well.
“After some tweaks to the image, like lowering the lamp mode and brightness, I got black levels that looked very good to me.”
Rich said this scene looks even better in person.
“We watched Avatar the Friday after it came out. I had a dozen friends and neighbors over and we were all amazed. The image was jaw dropping!”
“If Management said, ‘Rich, you can go to the warehouse and take any projector you want’ (highly unlikely, but a man can dream!), this is the one I would bring home.”
LG CF181D Quick Specs
Here are the manufacturer’s specifications for the LG CF181D. Click here for more information.
- Resolution: HD (1920 x 1080)
- Display Type: LCOS; 0.61″ SXRD (120hz)
- Brightness: 1800 lumens
- Contrast: 35000:1
- Weight: 21.6 lbs
- Warranty: 2 years
- Lamp Life: 3000 hours
“Also worth noting – this is a very quiet and slick looking projector.”
Want Your Own LG CF181D?
We sure do! Check out the LG CF181D here for more information, including how to get your paws on one!