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Should You Buy an LG Projector?

Matthew
Updated 07 September 2020
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should you buy an LG Projector?

LG is well known for its TVs, PC monitors, washing machines and optical disc drives.

We've collated all the key information on LG projectors in this handy guide. We've analysed over 21,000 user and expert reviews and 690+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 2,600 projectors to impartially compare each projector brand.

LG are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and award winning projectors. Their projectors start at $160 for the PH150 which has a noise level of 25dB, is a projector that has a very high contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p) and go up to $2,200 for the HU80K which has a noise level of 28dB, is a projector that has a very high contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 2160p (3840x2160). The average price of a new LG projector is $864.

LG are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and award winning projectors.

Is LG the Best Projector Brand?

So are LG projectors any good? We give every projector a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all projectors we are able to impartially rank all the projector brands.

LG is ranked the No. 9 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that LG is the 9th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,577 reviews
#2
Japan
94%
94%
581 reviews
#3
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,811 reviews
#4
Taiwan
93%
93%
4,658 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
787 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
87%
87%
81 reviews
#7
Taiwan
87%
87%
986 reviews
#8
83%
83%
171 reviews
#9
LG
South Korea
82%
82%
712 reviews
#10
United States
81%
81%
191 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
78%
78%
291 reviews
#12
75%
75%
39 reviews
#13
Taiwan
74%
74%
154 reviews
#14
Gigabyte
73%
73%
344 reviews
#15
XGIMI
70%
70%
29 reviews
#16
Netherlands
68%
68%
111 reviews
#17
Japan
68%
68%
1 review
#18
Kodak
67%
67%
2 reviews
#19
Japan
67%
67%
50 reviews
#20
Anker
66%
66%
45 reviews
#21
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#22
AAXA Technologies
64%
64%
0 reviews
#23
ZTE
64%
64%
2 reviews
#24
Japan
64%
64%
0 reviews
#25
Pyle Pro
64%
64%
19 reviews
#26
Nebula
64%
64%
18 reviews
#27
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#28
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#29
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#30
Irulu
62%
62%
5 reviews
#31
UO
62%
62%
21 reviews
#32
Pyle
62%
62%
7 reviews
#33
Christie
60%
60%
0 reviews
#34
60%
60%
0 reviews
#35
57%
57%
0 reviews
#36
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#37
Maxell
55%
55%
0 reviews

Let's look at how LG projectors compare to the other projector brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All projector Brands
LG Projectors

LG have better reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a LG projector being 67%. LG also have a number of great features including smart projector which sets them apart from the competition.

There's a smaller selection of LG projectors available compared to other projector brands, with only 15 LG projectors currently on the market in the US. LG projectors also tend to be cheaper than most other projector brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of LG projector is $16 (based on a person typically using a projector for 5 hours per week), which makes them less efficient than most other projector brands.

No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,440
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $18,999
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$864
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $18,499
Price Distribution of LG Projectors

What Do the LG Projector Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every LG projector to work out the average distribution of reviews for LG and then compared this to the other projector brands.

LG logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
31
4 stars
33
3 stars
7
2 stars
2
1 star
1
LG logo

User Reviews

5 stars
341
4 stars
125
3 stars
39
2 stars
20
1 star
25
LG has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its projectors than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 86% of expert reviews and 85% of user reviews for LG projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 88% respectively across all Projector brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to LG projectors by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other projector brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony LG
PC Mag logo
71%
40 reviews
71%
21 reviews
78%
38 reviews
68%
17 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
19 reviews
94%
19 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
93%
7 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
61%
4 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
20 reviews
82%
17 reviews
90%
3 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
6 reviews
80%
5 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
13 reviews
80%
18 reviews
83%
11 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
80%
5 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
78%
15 reviews
79%
14 reviews
83%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
10 reviews
73%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
14 reviews
89%
3 reviews
88%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
89%
4 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
87%
9 reviews
73%
8 reviews
80%
2 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
60%
3 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
72%
10 reviews
92%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
78%
8 reviews
83%
8 reviews
87%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
40%
1 review
01net.com logo
84%
10 reviews
64%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
42%
2 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
83%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
7 reviews
77%
6 reviews
85%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
78%
1 review
soundandvision.com logo
71%
5 reviews
73%
2 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
9 reviews
72%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
CNET.com logo
80%
2 reviews
72%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
12 reviews
97%
3 reviews
98%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
69%
184 reviews
71%
86 reviews
69%
93 reviews
72%
106 reviews
74%
74 reviews
68%
39 reviews
Average
79%
427 reviews
78%
265 reviews
79%
216 reviews
73%
215 reviews
87%
196 reviews
72%
73 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have LG Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 25 industry awards for LG projectors. The table below compares the number of awards received by LG to other popular projector brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

LG has won 25 awards for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony LG
projectorreviews.com logo
6
5
25
2
14
3
projectorcentral.com logo
11
12
14
6
6
4
Trusted Reviews logo
5
7
3
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
1
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
6
5
1
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
2
homecinemachoice.com logo
2
5
3
2
7
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
3
1
8
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
3
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
5
1
Techradar logo
4
6
4
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
2
1
4
01net.com logo
6
1
3
3
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
1
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
f1cd.ru logo
9
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
1
2
Digital Versus logo
2
1
1
3
lite-magazin.de logo
4
1
1
Other Expert Sites
36
10
33
11
10
11
Total
129
78
109
43
102
25

How Reliable Are LG Projectors?

We checked over 21,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of LG projectors. over 60 of these reviews mention reliability of which 97% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of LG projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

97% of reviewers think LG projectors are reliable.

So, most people think that LG projectors are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for LG projectors that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

would distort even on lowish volume why there is an option to use it as a Bluetooth speaker I have not idea the built in speaker on a phone is better
Amazon
For a more robust connection
Bestbuy.com
built in apps like a web browser
Bhphotovideo.com
s built in tv tuner will make you trash your cable
Newegg.com
Has built in mitacast so if you have an android phone or tab just go to inputs on yhe projector
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

eventually got side tracked by the technology not being quite up to scratch just yet
techsmart.co.za
The only negative is the wireless screen share is not reliable
Bhphotovideo.com

Features to Look Out For On LG Projectors

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of LG projectors that set them apart from the competition. These include smart projector.

LG Smart Projector

LG projectors that are smart projector include the LG PF50KA ($550), the LG PH450UAUS ($650) and the LG HF80LA ($1,200).

What is the Best High End LG Projector?

LG HU80KA

$2,067.49
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LG HU80KA
Buy Now
LG HU80KA
3840X2160
RESOLUTION
28dB
2,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
$53
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end LG projector then the LG HU80KA takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 81, but is a bit more expensive at $2,067.49.

Features We Love:
3840 x 2160 (4K) resolution
Very high contrast ratio (150000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (28dB)
Long service life of lamp (20,000h)
Built-in speaker

A staggeringly economical to run and fully featured very high contrast ratio projector, with one of the quietest noise levels around and a good price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and supports full HD. Our review analysis indicates that this projector has good picture quality, outstanding sound quality and it's very easy to setup.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Quite Popular
75
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$53 Over 5 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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What is the Best Budget Choice LG Projector?

LG PH550

$379.00
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LG PH550
Buy Now
LG PH550
720P
RESOLUTION
24dB
550 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE

At only $379 and with a Kagoo Score of 87 the LG PH550 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Quieter than average noise level (24dB)
Very high contrast ratio (100000:1)
Built-in speaker
Very long service life of lamp (30,000h)
Supports 3D

A fully featured and good value for money 720p very high contrast ratio projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and supports 3D. Multiple reviews mentioned that this projector has very good picture quality, good sound quality and it's very easy to carry around.

88
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Popularity
Widely Available
87
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the PH550 in the US is $379.00 and in total we found 10 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy an LG Projector?
Is LG the Best Projector Brand?
What Do the LG Projector Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have LG Projectors Received?
How Reliable Are LG Projectors?
Features to Look Out For On LG Projectors
LG Smart Projector
What is the Best High End LG Projector?
What is the Best Budget Choice LG Projector?

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