We’ll start with the LG. LG has long been a leader in smart TVs, and they apply the same interface and technology to their smart projectors. As a smart projector, the LG has several advantages over the ViewSonic X10-4KE.
First of all, LG’s app store is extensive. You can get Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, and other popular streaming apps, whereas with the Aptoid Store, you only get Netflix, and it completely sucks. It’s unusable, and the HU70LA has no issues in that arena.
The color is also far more accurate. Phil rates the LG HU70LA has having very good color, and I would rate this ViewSonic as having pretty good color, capable of really good after adjusting with the CMS. See the hierarchy there?
No image noise to report on that LG, but there was enough of a problem with the image processing on film grain with the X10-4KE that I actually had to write about it and include it as a con. I recently edited two videos of that LG, and I can tell you that the sharpness and quality of its image are superior to this ViewSonic, as are its black level performance and dark shadow detail, even though that wasn’t a huge accolade of the LG.
The ViewSonic has more flexibility in which AI you can use, being compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The LG HU70LA can only use the Google Assistant.
The two have a lot of similarities, and things that they’re equal in, such as 4K UHD resolution, a light engine with a 30,000 hour lifetime. But, where the ViewSonic beats this LG is price. The ViewSonic is $1,499, and the LG is $1,799. I think it’s worth the extra $300.