The AU810PB is also the first projector I have reviewed that is WiSA compatible so that it can broadcast sound to multiple wireless speakers. This eliminates the wires and the A/V receiver, so it is easier for anyone to set up a stereo or a full surround system.
The AU810PB delivered a great picture and is packed with firsts, which is why we are awarding it with a Projector Reviews Hot Product Award.
The AU810PB and its little brother, the HU810PW, are the first projectors equipped with HDMI 2.1 features like eARC and ALLM. No other projector in the AU810PB or HU810PW price points includes all the advanced features found on these models.
While Most laser DLP projectors below use a blue laser light source with a phosphor wheel. LG AU810PB utilizes the multi-channel laser system found in LG's higher-priced award-winning ultra-short-throw model, the HU85LS.
They are the first projectors I reviewed that support multi-channel wireless speakers via WiSA or HGiG, which enhances HDR gaming. When you consider both projectors also include vertical/horizontal lens shift and an adjustable iris, it is easy to see why these two models are in a class by themselves.
The AU810PB is black, and it is designed for the custom installation market. The HU810PW comes in white and will be able to consumers directly from LG. Since the LG HU810PW utilizes a lot of the same hardware, it delivers the same picture quality as the AU810PB for about $1000 less.
However, it lacks many notable features found on the AU80PB, including a 12v Trigger, WiSA, Auto Calibration (via Calman), and a 2-year warranty. The LGAU810PB is by far the most advanced and feature-packed model; on the market below $5000.