Today at CEDIA, Hisense released the newest addition to their premium entertainment lineup, the L9G TriChroma Laser TV. Hisense has been producing ultra-short-throw premium home projection products since 2014 when they introduced their first Laser TV. The L9G appears to continue Hisense's trend in groundbreaking, technologically cutting-edge Laser TV products for the home theater marketplace. I really can't wait to get this product up on the test bench because it looks fantastic on paper.
Let me quickly give you the basics, and then I'll get onto the innovative aspects of the L9G. This 4K ultra-short-throw (UST) projector is rated at 3,000 ANSI lumens of brightness. The L9G features a 40 W Dolby Atmos sound, HDR10/HLG, and a dedicated Filmmaker mode that allows viewers to watch content as the filmmaker intended.
All right, that's the basics. Now let me tell you what I'm really excited about on the Hisense L9G Laser TV.
Color performance is one of the best examples of how the Hisense L9G ultra-short-throw projector sets itself apart from other displays. Specifically, the TriChroma RGB 3 Laser light engine enables the L9G to achieve an astounding 107% of the BT.2020 color space resulting in images that are more realistic with improved color accuracy, depth, and brilliance. To be clear no existing flat panel television, either OLED or LCD is capable of displaying this much of the BT.2020 color gamut.
Two of the Hisense L9G’s three HDMI inputs support HDMI 2.1 features. Theoretically, HDMI 2.1 inputs can support bandwidth up to 48 Gbps, for playback of 8K/60p and 4k/120p content. While the projector's DLP chip only supports up to 4K@60Hz video playback utilizing these types of inputs still offers a few notable benefits including ALLM and eARC
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) automatically switches the L9G to a low-latency, low-lag Game mode when game content is detected. When low latency is no longer needed, the source disables the signal, and the display reverts to its previous mode for watching content such as movies and TV shows. This ensures an optimized gaming and movie-watching experience automatically.
HDMI 2.1 supports Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC). Standard HDMI ARC supports multichannel audio, including Dolby Atmos, but it delivers a compressed audio signal due to bandwidth limitations. An example of this is Dolby® Digital Plus. eARC's increased bandwidth capabilities allow the transfer of uncompressed audio like Dolby TrueHD for the highest sound quality.
The L9G is also WiSA ready. The WiSA (Wireless Speaker and Audio) is a hardware and software specification that allows wireless the transfer of up to eight (8) channels of uncompressed 24-bit, 96KHz audio. Extremely low 5.2ms of latency along with less than 1 microsecond of synchronization between speakers provides for a high-quality surround sound experience. It also supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X systems.
If you plug an optional third-party WiSA transmitter into one of the projector’s USB ports, the projector can wirelessly transmit 7.1-channel audio to a compatible set of speakers via the high-resolution WiSA.
Also, removing the need for speaker wires eliminates one of the biggest hassles in installation hassles and can significantly reduce labor costs if you are having your system installed professionally.
The Hisense L9G is available in three different options each paired with a Hisense Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) screen. For the 100” size, consumers can choose one of two screens that best fits their space and intended usage. The 100-inch packages, with the screen, are available now at $5,499.00 MSRP.
Option #1 features a fully assembled, ALR Daylight screen with a gain of 1.2. The ALR Daylight Screen looks a lot like a flat-panel TV with its sturdy design and hard screen surface. This screen is for those wanting to replace their main TV with the L9D Laser TV. This screen configuration offers increased brightness and ambient light rejection capabilities for viewing in brighter surroundings.
Option #2 is an ALR Cinema Screen. This screen offers a gain of 0.4 and a 150-degree viewing angle. The ALR Cinema Screen is best used in dedicated media rooms, man caves, and light-controlled spaces. The ALR Cinema Screen achieves exceptional color accuracy with wide viewing angles. This screen comes in a flat-packed design, so assembly is required.
The 120” option, which will be shipping a little later this year at $5,999.00, is only available with the ALR Cinema Screen.
The Hisense L9G Laser TV is available through authorized resellers found at Hisense-USA.com. More information can be found at www.hisense.com .