The Hisense 100” Laser TV, as Hisense calls it, consists of an ultra short throw, very smart projector, combined with a 100” 16:9 screen designed for rooms with ambient light. The combination is impressive. This model reviewed is the 100L8D, (the 100L8E version is shipping, this D version has received a firmware upgrade).
There are more Hisense Laser TVs getting ready to ship, including a larger 120” and a smaller one as well. We’ll be posting about both.
The list price of this "D" model had, until recently, been $9999. The new Hisense 100L8E version has been shipping much of 2018, but our D version (originally without Alexa) is all they had for us to review. The good news, is that even the newer E version (currently shipping), has just dropped in price to $7999! Nice.
Since this laser TV is based on a ultra short throw projector, you'll note in the photo player below, there's even credenza like furniture designed to fit the Hisense. The convenience of ultra short throw (UST) makes projection practical in living rooms, dens, and other non-home theaters. There are far more people interested in 100 inch images than there are folks willing to dedicate an entire room as a home theater, and that bodes very well for this Hisense Laser TV and other UST projectors coming out and designed for home use.
I should point out, that unlike most projectors, the Hisense does have a built in TV tuner. That truly does make it a laser TV, rather than a monitor, or "just" a projector.