Televisions have been evolving since they came out. From black and white tube televisions to new 8K beauties, we’ve seen TVs come a long way. The latest launch from Hisense isn’t really a TV, it’s a projector… But it’s also a TV? It’s both, according to them. Basically, Hisense partnered with Screen Innovations to bring you a brilliantly crisp 100-inch screen that mounts flush on your wall. Hisense manufactured the “TV” portion of this home-theater system, and it’s all done by a short-throw 4K laser-powered projector. Yes, lasers.
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Included in the TV base is a 110W 2.1 speaker system with a separate wireless subwoofer. And with a $9,999 price tag, this TV/projector/what have you isn’t cheap by any means, but what makes it so expensive? It really comes down to the laser technology built into the projector. The technology and lens behind this 4K short throw projector allow you to place the base just inches away from the included 100-inch screen, meaning that you can just set the “heart” of this TV on your entertainment center and start enjoying beautiful 4K content instantly. But that’s not all, the base is also where all of your peripherals will plug into.
This 4K laser TV also features a built-in TV tuner that gives you immediate access to over-the-air content without the need for an external source. Also included are smart TV functionalities, like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Pandora, YouTube, and more.
As you can see above, this 4K laser TV’s base isn’t huge. Though the screen is 100-inches, the heart of the TV, the laser projector, is quite compact. It should fit and blend in with any decor you have. Hisense also claims up to 20,000 hours of life from the projector, meaning that you can watch as many shows as you want before it finally gives up the ghost. Just to put that into perspective, if you watch an average 4 hours of TV a day, that means you can use this 4K projector for 5,000 days before it’s “rated” to start dying. That’s almost 14 years of TV watching experience!
The light output of the TV is also rated at 3,000 lumens. This should be great for any lighting scenario, and not just reserved for dark home theater applications.
The Hisense 4K laser TV features speakers made by Harman Kardon. Those speakers should sound great, as Harman is one of the best names when it comes to things like that.
Since the laser TV is fully-housed in the base, you don’t have to worry about ugly wires on the wall. All you have to do is just hang the projector screen, set up the base, and go. No power, HDMI, or other cables to worry about hiding! This should be a great feature for anyone who wants to keep their space clean and organized.
This laser TV also features 4K upscaling, meaning that even non-4K signals will look great. With a price tag of $9,999, this TV isn’t the most budget friendly at all. But it also has features most other TVs don’t. If this is something you’re interested in, you should expect it to ship sometime near the end of November.