Hisense dazzles the crowd with affordable 4K HDR laser projector and plenty of new TVs
Hisense aims to ship plenty of TVs and a laser projector in 2017
At its CES 2017 press conference, Hisense has taken the wraps off its newest range of televisions, including a 4K laser projector. We start off with the latter:-
100H10D, 4K Laser Cast TV
TVs aside, Hisense has also revealed a 4K laser projector. Also referred to as 4K Laser Cast TV, the 100H10D is an ultra-short-throw projector with 5.1-channel sound (wireless rears and sub). The price also includes the screen and the the sound bar underneath the screen, making this whole package quite a bit more affordable than an equivalent competitor from Sony that costs a lot higher just for the projector unit.
Priced at US$13,000, it can show a picture measuring up to 100 inches diagonally from a very short distance (about 6 inches), and it supports 4K resolution as well as HDR content. It can also display 82% of the NTSC color space.
In terms of availability, the 4K Laser Cast TV is slated to be released in August 2017, but the spokesperson did mention it can be had now if one sourced it from China.
Hisense also showed a more advanced model, dubbed the the 4K Dual Color Laser Cast TV that fuses both red and blue lasers to recreate 95% of the BT.2020 color gamut. It's also 20% brighter than the standard 4K Laser Cast TV and it's even more efficient with a 20% rated power savings. This wonderful model however has no estimated date of retail shipment. For now, it remains a tech showcase, but perhaps it may be retail ready by 2018? We'll find out in the next CES show.
The H10D series (Hisense calls these ULED TVs) uses quantum dot display technology, and supports both HDR and wide color gamut. As the flagship 4K TV range in Hisense’s 2017 lineup, the series is Ultra HD Premium-certified and uses full-array local dimming.
To preserve smoothness of motion during fast-moving action scenes like sports, the H10D series also features something called Motion 480. Additionally, the TV sports an integrated UHD upscaler and supports smart TV functionality, including a built-in web browser.
The H10D series is available in 75-inch and 70-inch screen sizes, priced at US$6,000 and US$3,000 respectively.
Unlike the H10D series, the H9D series is divided into two sub-series – the H9D Plus and the standard H9D. The H9D Plus series features Motion 240, while the standard H9D series only has Motion 120.
Other than this feature, all features are the same with support for HDR and wide color gamut. It also has the same upscaler used on the H10D series. However, a direct-lit local dimming is used for the 75-inch H9D Plus model, while all other models in both series use edge-lit local dimming.
H9D Plus series:
- 75-inch model – US$2,500
- 65-inch model – US$2,000
- 55-inch model – US$1,000
Standard H9D series:
- 65-inch model – US$1,300
- 55-inch model – US$900
- 50-inch model – US$700
The H8D series supports HDR but does not support wide color gamut. Meanwhile, the entire series features direct-lit local dimming, Motion 120, UHD upscaler, and smart TV functionality. However, it doesn’t support Bluetooth audio output.
- 86-inch model – US$6,000
- 65-inch model – US$1,000
- 55-inch model – US$650
- 50-inch model – US$550
Being the most affordable among the lineup, the H7D lacks HDR compatibility. But, it still includes Motion 120, a UHD upscaler, smart TV functionality, and built-in 4K media player.
- 65-inch – US$900
- 55-inch – US$500
- 43-inch – US$400
For most of the aforementioned products, Hisense is aiming for an early 2017 release date.