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Should You Buy an LG Projector?

Matthew
Updated 12 March 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 20,000 user and expert reviews and 680+ 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 $140 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 $1,769 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 $746.

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. 8 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that LG is the 8th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,596 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,818 reviews
#3
Japan
93%
93%
576 reviews
#4
Taiwan
91%
91%
4,626 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
743 reviews
#6
Taiwan
86%
86%
957 reviews
#7
83%
83%
163 reviews
#8
LG
South Korea
81%
81%
688 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
81%
81%
80 reviews
#10
Asus
Taiwan
80%
80%
258 reviews
#11
United States
80%
80%
194 reviews
#12
78%
78%
38 reviews
#13
Taiwan
75%
75%
154 reviews
#14
Gigabyte
74%
74%
332 reviews
#15
3M
69%
69%
108 reviews
#16
Netherlands
68%
68%
111 reviews
#17
Irulu
68%
68%
5 reviews
#18
Japan
67%
67%
40 reviews
#19
Japan
67%
67%
1 review
#20
Anker
65%
65%
54 reviews
#21
AAXA Technologies
65%
65%
0 reviews
#22
Japan
65%
65%
0 reviews
#23
XGIMI
65%
65%
24 reviews
#24
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#25
ZTE
64%
64%
2 reviews
#26
Pyle Pro
64%
64%
19 reviews
#27
UO
62%
62%
21 reviews
#28
Nebula
62%
62%
6 reviews
#29
Pyle
60%
60%
7 reviews
#30
Christie
58%
58%
0 reviews
#31
Kodak
58%
58%
0 reviews
#32
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#34
55%
55%
0 reviews
#35
54%
54%
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 13 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
$1,208
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $22,999
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$746
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $17,999
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
30
4 stars
33
3 stars
7
2 stars
2
1 star
1
LG logo

User Reviews

5 stars
331
4 stars
119
3 stars
38
2 stars
17
1 star
23
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%
18 reviews
95%
20 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
93%
7 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
67%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
Techradar logo
78%
12 reviews
80%
18 reviews
83%
11 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
80%
5 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
18 reviews
82%
18 reviews
85%
2 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
6 reviews
80%
5 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
78%
15 reviews
79%
14 reviews
70%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
15 reviews
74%
10 reviews
75%
2 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
15 reviews
89%
3 reviews
88%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
89%
4 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
75%
8 reviews
60%
3 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
87%
9 reviews
73%
8 reviews
70%
2 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
60%
3 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
72%
10 reviews
92%
5 reviews
80%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
80%
7 reviews
83%
8 reviews
90%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
40%
1 review
01net.com logo
82%
9 reviews
64%
5 reviews
71%
2 reviews
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
42%
2 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
4 reviews
82%
5 reviews
83%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
78%
1 review
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
7 reviews
77%
6 reviews
85%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
soundandvision.com logo
70%
4 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
87%
3 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
CNET.com logo
80%
2 reviews
73%
14 reviews
77%
4 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
13 reviews
97%
3 reviews
98%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
69%
186 reviews
71%
86 reviews
70%
90 reviews
72%
106 reviews
74%
74 reviews
68%
38 reviews
Average
79%
425 reviews
78%
268 reviews
79%
217 reviews
73%
215 reviews
87%
196 reviews
72%
72 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have LG Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 24 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 24 awards for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony LG
projectorreviews.com logo
5
5
25
2
14
3
projectorcentral.com logo
10
13
14
6
6
4
avforums.com logo
8
6
2
10
Trusted Reviews logo
5
7
3
2
8
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
3
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
1
6
5
1
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
2
homecinemachoice.com logo
3
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
5
1
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
3
1
3
lite-magazin.de logo
4
1
1
Other Expert Sites
36
10
30
11
10
10
Total
129
79
109
43
102
24

How Reliable Are LG Projectors?

We checked over 20,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of LG projectors. over 50 of these reviews mention reliability of which 96% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of LG projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

96% 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

One thing to note that this model does not have the built in TV tuner as shown in the pictures
Amazon
The projector has a built in speaker
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 ($400), the LG PH450UAUS ($467) and the LG HF80LA ($1,284).

What is the Best Mid-Range LG Projector?

LG PF50KA

$400.00
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LG PF50KA
Buy Now
LG PF50KA
1080P
RESOLUTION
30dB
600 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE

A great mid range choice, priced at $400 is the LG PF50KA, which has a Kagoo Score of 83.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
Very high contrast ratio (100000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (30dB)
Very long service life of lamp (30,000h)
Built-in speaker

The highest scoring battery powered projector around, with a low price. It has a handheld remote control, a built-in speaker and a Smart TV and supports full HD. Purchasers report that this data projector has very good picture quality, good features and sound quality.

93
Reviews
61 Reviews + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Widely Available
81
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that LG PF50KA has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this data projector to others.

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What is the Best High End LG Projector?

LG HU80KA

$2,029.99
Walts TV
LG HU80KA
Buy Now
LG HU80KA
3840X2160
RESOLUTION
28dB
2,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
$50
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 84, but is a bit more expensive at $2,029.99.

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

Owners report that this projector has excellent picture quality, good features and colour saturation. It's a phenomenally economical to run and award winning quiet very high contrast ratio projector, with a very good spec and a fair price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and supports full HD.

95
Reviews
20 Reviews + 3 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Widely Available
76
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$50 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that LG HU80KA has great expert reviews and terrific user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%, based on 20 reviews.

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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 Mid-Range LG Projector?
What is the Best High End LG Projector?

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