LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Photo Profile

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LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector Photos

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Front View With Accessories
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - front view with accessories. Robert Silva

The LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector features 1080p display resolution capability. Also, unlike most DLP projectors, the PF1500 is "lampless", which means that it does not use a lamp/color wheel assembly to assist in projecting images on the screen, but, instead, employs an LED light source in combination with a DLP HD Pico Chip. This enables a much more compact design, as well as eliminating the need for periodic lamp replacement (not to mention lower power consumption).

As a companion to my full review, here is an additional photo look at the features and connections of the LG PF1500.

To start off is a look at what comes in the LG PF1500 package.

Starting on the left is the AC power cord and power supply, followed by both a printed and CD-ROM version of the user manual.

In the center is the PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector with the provided wireless remote control resting on top, and a remote control information brochure in the front.

Moving to the right are the Warranty and Regulatory brochures, as well as a set of composite video/analog audio and component video connection cable adapters.

Finally, on the bottom right is the product registration card.

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LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Front and Rear View

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Front and Rear View
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - front and rear view. Robert Silva

Here is a close-up photo of both the front and rear views of the LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector.

Starting with the left image, the projector lens is mounted in the center, and is surrounded by the focus ring as well as the front air vent.

Moving to right image image is a rear view of the projector which (from left to right), consists of of the Remote Control Sensor, an HDMI input (MHL-enabled), the receptacle for the power supply cable, and an RF input. The RF input allows the connection of an antenna or cable for receiving TV programs. The PF1500 is one of the few projectors that actually has a built-in TV tuner.

For a look at additional connections, proceed to the next photo, which shows side views of the LG PF1500...

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LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Side Views

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Side Views
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - side views. Robert Silva

On this page is a look at two side views of the LG PF1500.

The top image shows the side that provides the rest of the connectivity for the PF1500.

Starting on left is the Push Button, which raises or lowers the built-in front tilt stand.

Moving right, first is a headphone jack, followed by an air vent and one of the built-in speakers.

Continuing is are component video inputs, the composite/analog audio input (3.5mm), a digital optical audio output, two USB ports, an Ethernet/LAN port (for connection to a home network and internet), and finally, and an Audio Return Channel-enabled HDMI input.

Moving down to the bottom image, which shows the opposite side of the projector, on the bottom left there is Kensington anti-theft lock slot, followed by all the licensing logos, and finally, another speaker and air vent.

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LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Onboard Controls

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Onboard Controls
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - onboard controls. Robert Silva

Pictured on this page is a closeup of the on-board controls for the LG PF1500..

At the top of photo is the manual zoom control. The focus control is not shown in this photo, is it part of the front lens assembly.

On the bottom is the joystick control. Pushing the joystick turns the projector on or off, while the top and bottom toggle channels TV channels, and the left and right toggle provides volume control.

NOTE: These are the only onboard controls provided. All other control functions are enabled via remote control.

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LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Remote Control

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Remote Control
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - remote control. Robert Silva

Here is a look at the remote control for the LG PF1500.

Starting at the top are the power, back, and home menu access buttons.

Moving to the center are the menu navigation buttons and mouse wheel.

Moving down, first there is a button that switches between live-TV and the source inputs, and on right side is the voice recognition activation button.

Continuing to move down are a set of Red, Green, Yellow, and Blue buttons. The functions of these button vary depending other menu operations are seleced.

Moving below the colored button is the input select button (other than TV viewing), as well as Volume and Channel Scanning control buttons

Next, the Flashback button lets you toggle between two TV channels, and finally, on the bottom is audio mute button.

For a look at some of the operating menus provided on the LG PF1500, proceed through the next series of photos....

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LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Main Menu

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Main Menu
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - main menu. Robert Silva

The menu system of the LG PF1500 is divided into seven sections that provide gateways to addition content access and setting menus:

On the top left is a window that displays the currently active TV channel or selected video source.

Just below the active window is a section that takes you to the input selection list (HDMI 1, HDMI 2, Component, Composite, TV Ant/Cable, USB 1, USB 2, PC/Media Server)

The bottom left displays the LG Smart TV logo.

Just to the right of the LG Smart TV logo is a windows that takes you to the projector's settings menu, which takes you to 8 additional menus: Picture, Sound, TV Channel Set, Time, Lock, Options, Network/Internet, and Technical Support).

Moving to the right is the LG Smart World Window which displays all of the available internet streaming apps.

Moving down is the Smart Share window that provides access to content available via your local network.

The Premium Window, provides another option to see available apps, and the internet window provides access to a full Web Browser (shown later in this profile).

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LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Picture Settings Menu

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Picture Settings Menu
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - picture settings menu. Robert Silva

Shown in this photo is the Picture Settings Menu.

1.Energy Saving: For those that are ECO conscious, the Energy Saving option reduces power consumption, but at the sacrifice of peak screen brightness. There are three settings - minimum, medium, or maximum.

2. Picture Mode: Provides several preset color, contrast, and brightness settings: Vivid, Standard, Cinema, Sport, Game, Expert 1 and 2.

3. Manual Picture Settings:

Brightness: Make the image brighter or darker.

Contrast: Changes the level of dark to light.

Sharpness: Adjusts the difference between light and dark on object edges. Use this setting sparingly - can make images look harsh.

Color: Adjusts the overall color brightness in the image.

Tint: Adjusts the red/green color balance - used mostly to fine tune flesh tones.

Advanced Control: Provide access to more advanced picture settings that include:

  • Dynamic Contrast (sets contrast and color in relation to screen brightness).
  • Dynamic Color (more precise color adjustment than traditional color and tint. controls)
  • Color Gamut (sets the color range in relation to the input signal or projector's display capability)
  • Preferred Color (provides setting options to fine tune Skin Color, Grass Color, or Sky Color)
  • Super Resolution (brings out more detail in the image)
  • Gamma.
  • Picture Option: Provides addition image settings include:
  • Noise Reduction (compensates for the amount of video noise present in the incoming signal).
  • Black Level
  • Real Cinema (optimizes the screen for movie viewing conditions).
  • TruMotion (provides settings to improve motion response).
  • Color Temperature (Warm - which emphasize reds, Natural, Cool - which emphasizes blue).

Picture Reset: Resets all picture settings back to factory defaults.

4. Aspect Ratio: Adjusts image proportions - options include:

  • 16x9
  • Just Scan (1:1 Pixel Display)
  • Set By Program (Automatically switches between 4x3 or 16x9 depending on source)
  • 4x3 (all images displayed within a 4x3 aspect ratio - in this mode, a 16x9 will be letterboxed within a 4x3 frame)
  • Zoom (resizes displayed image to fit screen width)
  • Cinema Zoom 1 (formats image to 2:35 aspect ratio).

5. Picture Wizard III: Provides an easy way to calibrate your video projector using a series of test patterns and images.

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LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Sound Settings Menu

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Sound Settings Menu
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - sound settings menu. Robert Silva

Shown in this photo is the Sound Settings Menu.

Smart Sound Mode: Automatic setting of Sound Mode, Virtual Surround Plus, and Clear Voice II options as a group.

Sound Mode: Provides several present sound settings: Standard, News, Music, Cinema, Sport, Game, and User settings (Includes 5 Equalizer settings).

Virtual Surround Plus: Activates a simulated 5.1 channel sound listening option.

Clear Voice II: Boosts the output level of dialog in relation to other sounds - However, if Clear Voice II is activated, Virtual Surround Plus cannot be used.

Volume Mode: Sets the Auto Volume function when evens the sound level when changing TV channels.

Sound Out: Provided five sound output options: Projector Speaker, External Speaker via Digital Optical Connection or HDMI-ARC, LG Sound Sync (syncs the audio output with the video display image when using a Digital Optical connection), Bluetooth (sends audio wireless to a compatible Bluetooth Speaker or other listening device), Headphone (automatically detects if headphones are physically connected to the projector).

AV Sync Adjust Provides lip-synch adjustments depending on how the audio is being heard (projector speaker, external speaker, bluetooth, and bypass).

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LG PF1500 Minibeam Video Projector - Network Settings/Support Menus

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Network Settings and Support Menus
LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - network settings and suport menus. Robert Silva

On this page is a look at both the Network Settings and Support Menus.

Network Settings

Network Connection: Select Between Wired (Ethernet) or Wireless (Wifi)

Network Status: Confirms whether network connection is active or not.

Soft AP: Allows the user to switch between wired and wireless network connection options. Soft AP must be set to ON (wireless to also enable Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, and Intel WiDi.

Wi-Fi Direct: Enables direct streaming or content sharing wit the projector from compatible devices without the need for an internet connection.

Miracast: A variation of Wifi-Direct that allows direct streaming of audio/video/still image content from a compatible source devices (such as a smartphone or tablet) and the projector.

Intel WiDi: Allow direct wireless streaming or content sharing from compatible laptop PCs.

My Projector Name: PF1500-NA

Support

Software Update: Searches and downloads the last software/firmware update for the projector (projector must be connected to the internet).

Picture Test: Provides a test image to confirm that projector can display an image on the screen.

Sound Test: Provides an audio test signal to confirm that the Projector's speakers, or (if connected to an external audio system) audio playback functions are working.

Product/Service Info: Displays any product or service information related to the projector.

LG Remote Projector Service: Direct phone access to LG's customer support center in which they can guide through troubleshooting steps before having to resort to taking the projector to a service center.

Initialization of App: Reboots the projector if something goes wrong during a software/firmware updating procedure.

Legal Documents: Displays all of the legal documents associated with the LG PF1500 projector.

Self-Diagnosis: Provides some basic user troubleshooting tools for the PF1500.

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LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Internet Streaming Apps Menu

LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector - Internet Streaming Menu
Internet streaming menu and web browser provided on the LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector. Robert Silva

To finish off this photo profile of LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro video projector is a look at LG Premium internet streaming menu (top), which displays some of the pre-loaded internet streaming apps, and the included Web Browser (bottom), which I have set to display my Lifewire.com Home Theater Webpage - plug, plug :)

More Info

This concludes my photo profile of the LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Smart Video Projector.

For additional perspective on the features and performance of the LG PF1500 Minibeam Pro Video Projector, also check out my Review and Video Performance Tests.

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