Whether you are watching HD, 4K, or HDR, the HU70LA delivered a very good picture for its size and price. Out-of-the-box the picture quality looked as good or better than most DLP projectors I have seen.
Whenever I evaluate the projector’s picture, I also try to consider the unit’s likely use case. Yes, the projector’s black level could be better but the HU70LA will probably be used in a room with some ambient light so the ability to reproduce ultra-deep blacks is not critical.
SDR content looked very good on my 120” Screen. When viewing HDR I would prefer to have more brightness when viewing HDR content on a screen 120” or larger but HU70LA will probably be used on a smaller screen in a den or living room. Its rated output of 1,500 lumens would produce more than enough brightness for HDR viewing on a small portable 84” to 96” pull up screen.
Overall, I was very pleased with the picture quality of the HU70LA. It produced a bright vivid picture which really made movies, TV shows, and live sports broadcast pop in my room. Combine the HU70LA with a good portable screen like an Elite Screen ezCinema or a Screen Innovations Solo to create a great 85” TV replacement which can easily be tucked away when not in use. In fact, I am personally considering this option for my master bedroom.
Above are a few more images from movies and TV shows. As noted elsewhere, there is some color shifting in these images, so they don’t fully represent how good the LG HU70LA looks in person.