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Samsung’s The Premiere is a 4K laser projector for those who find high-end TVs boring

By Ng Chong Seng - on 6 Oct 2020, 7:19am

Samsung’s The Premiere is a 4K laser projector for those who find high-end TVs boring

(Image: Samsung.)

Samsung has a strange (interesting?) way of naming their lifestyle display products. We’ve The Frame, a QLED TV designed to look like a picture frame; The Serif, a four-legged QLED TV that looks like a chalkboard; The Sero, which is basically a QLED TV that rotates; and The Terrace, yet another QLED TV but specially designed for outdoor spaces. And oh, let’s not forget The Wall.

Now, we’ve another ‘The’ product and it’s called ‘The Premiere’. This time it isn’t a QLED or micro-LED TV, but a 4K ultra-short-throw laser projector with lamp life of over 20,000 hours.

Available for 130- and 120-inch screen sizes (models LSP9T and LSP7T respectively), The Premiere is the world’s first HDR10+ projector. The higher-end LSP9T uses a triple-laser technology and Samsung is claiming a peak brightness of 2,800 ANSI lumens and 147% DCI-P3 gamut (106% BT.2020). The LSP7T is also laser-based but has a lower 2,200 lumens peak brightness and 83% P3 coverage.

Design-wise, The Premiere features a mostly-white shell with fabric finishes around its edges. Since this is a UST projector, it can be positioned directly in front of the wall or screen it’s projecting on.

Samsung has decked the projector with many features found on its QLED TVs, including the Tizen-based Smart TV platform, Tap View and screen mirroring. You’ve streaming video apps like Netflix, Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube so you don’t necessarily need to hook the projector up to an external player. Filmmaker mode, for those looking for an easy way to preserve the cinematic look of movies and TV shows, is also onboard.

For sound, the LSP9T packs built-in woofers (40W, 4.2-ch) and uses Samsung’s Acoustic Beam technology. Acoustic Beam is found in many of Samsung’s soundbars; and in a nutshell, it’s a sound-mixing tech for simulating surround sound. The LSP9T has a 2.2-ch setup rated at 30W.

Samsung will start selling The Premiere in the U.S., Europe and Korea this year. In the U.S., the LSP9T is priced at US$6,500 (~S$8,840), while the LSP7T is going for US$3,500 (~S$4,760). It’s presently unknown if Samsung is going to bring the projector to Singapore.

Samsung The Premiere LSP9T 4K Smart Triple Laser Projector. (Image: Samsung.)

Both models come with three HDMI inputs, with one serving as eARC. (Image: Samsung.)

Source: Samsung.