LG's flat projector

It's not often projectors cause us to be lost for words. LG's AN110, however, left us thoroughly speechless when the wraps were taken off its flat-pan

It's not often projectors cause us to be lost for words. LG's AN110, however, left us thoroughly speechless when the wraps were taken off its flat-panel, wall-mounted frame this week. Styled like a particularly sexy plasma, the idea is that you wall-mount it opposite the wall that you'll be projecting onto. You don't need a monster-size living room, either, as the 'throw' is quite short - you can project a 100 inch movie from 3.8 metres away. Here's the lowdown: it's DLP (good), has a brightness rating of 1,100 ANSI Lumens (meaningless as all manufacturers measure it differently), 3,000:1 contrast ratio (ditto) and manages a 1280 x 768 resolution (enough for hi-def when Sky and cable launch in six months' time). It's also ultra quiet - 25 decibels max - and has a cool, camera-style sliding lens cover. Our only question is: why would you want a projector this big? Surely if you're going to stick something the size of a 42 inch plasma on the wall, it may as well be a 42 inch plasma? Still, it does look fabulous. You can buy a black or silver one for an unannounced price in September.