The LG HX300G is the new mini projector offering from manufacturer LG.
It has a host of great features and we’ve been keen to review it for a little while since we mentioned it in passing during our Thanksgiving post.
It’s certainly not the cheapest of mini projectors on the market, but people are raving about it and it sure does have a few neat tricks up it’s sleeve with a few features that are sure to impress.
LG HX300G Features Overview
It doesn’t quite fit into the little pico “stick it in your pocket” category of mini projectors, but it’s not exactly a traditional projector either because it runs on an LED light source and is pretty darn tiny.
Many people have been raving online about how great the light source in the HX300G which is rated at 270 ANSI lumens.
It has a native resolution of XGA (1024×768) and can support a range of aspect ratios (Native 4:3 and 16:9 plus different resolutions depending on input).
Being designed for multimedia presentations on the go it’s pretty lightweight weighing in at only 786 grams (~1.73 pounds) but you will need a power source wherever you’re hooking it up because it doesn’t have an onboard battery.
What we liked was it’s large range of connectivity options including:
- RGB in
- RGB (PC) Audio in
- Composite (AV) in (Video Only)
- Component (YPbPr)
- Audio out (mini jack)
- USB (type A)
If you’re buying this for a portable movie player or to hook up to your business presentations then just hook up a USB hard drive and you’re set.
Each connection option supports a number of signal compatibility:
- Digital input (DVI,HDMI) supports 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p / 480p, up to SXGA + (1400×1050@60Hz)
- RGB supports Up to WSXGA+(1680X1050@60Hz)
- Component Video support 1080P / 1080i / 720p / 576p / 576i / 480p / 480i
- Composite Video (incl. S-Video) supports NTSC-M / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
LG HX300G Technology Overview
Technology wise the LG HX300G runs on a DLP lighting system using Superbright LEDs. You can get up to 270 ANSI lumens of brightness from this.
The inputs supported are numerous with multiple options for both digital and analog input. See the list above for more detailed description on what signals each input supports.
Power consumption is only 100W with standby at under 1W. It’s 110V to 240V rated which is good if you’re in Australia like me (we’re on 240v).
What’s in the box?
- LG HX300G
- Carry Bag
- Power Cord
- Remote Control
- CD Manual
- AAA * 2EA Battery
- RGB to Comp