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A stunningly high contrast ratio and staggeringly economical to run moderate noise level 1080p projector, with good features and brilliant expert reviews
34dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 100000:1 No Sep 2013
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LG PF80 Review

With very low running costs and excellent reviews, we have scored the LG PF80 as follows:
3 Reviews
Good Features
Running Costs
$31 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 83%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This LG projector has running costs of only $31 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 8% of all 2,021 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
The PF80 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Very dim projector brightness

LG PF80 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very Low

The PF80 has an average 5 year running cost of only $31 based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the most economic to run projectors.

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1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The LG PF80 has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The best resolution of all projectors is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the LG PF80 of 34dB is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 51% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000. The LG PF80's contrast ratio (typical) of 100,000 is very high compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 4% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of data projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the LG PF80 of only 1,000 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 94% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the LG PF80 of 30,000h is longer than 98% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The LG PF80 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The LG PF80 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Supports Full HD

The LG PF80 supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

lg electronics pf80gaeu, optoma pf80g, lg pf80g


04053162921467, 08806084421807, 08806084831828

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