Posted on August 19, 2020 By Phil Jones
Hisense 100L10E 4K UST Smart Laser Projector Review – Performance & Summary: Brightness, Audible Noise, Conclusion, Pros and Cons
An “economy” 85” TVs start at $4500 street price (a Sony, but it’s not OLED, and if you want to be serious, you want to stick to OLED). There just isn’t anything out there say 90” diagonal or larger that’s OLED, except, stuff we see at trade shows, usually with a six-figure price tag attached to them.
Bottom line, you want a seriously large TV, this Hisense 100” Laser TV, is a bargain. Remember, its picture will be roughly 67% larger than a 77” TV. Great picture, smart features, and low maintenance make the Hisense 100L10E a compelling alternative to a large flat panel TV especially in room where space is at a premium.
The Hisense 100L10E Laser TV has a rated brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens. Just how close did the 100L10E come to hitting its target of 3,000 ANSI lumens? I set the projector to VIVID Mode which is the brightness picture mode and set Light Level at 20 which is its maximum. I then took 3-4 readings about 15-20% out from the center of the lens.
Hisense 100L10E Brightness (Vivid Mode, Maximum Light Level): 2611 lumens
The 100L10E measured 2611 lumens which is a couple hundred lumens less than Hisense’s brightness claim. This is still more than enough brightness for viewing HDR and SDR content on a 100” screen in a dark room. I also measure the brightness of several preset picture mode.
We do not measure audible noise and Hisense doesn’t list this info in their specifications. However, the 100L10E is a very quiet projector. Even with the projector set to its highest Light level, I could barely hear the unit’s fan from my sitting position during quiet scenes.
The Hisense 100L10E is a 4K DLP projector that retails for $7,999. It utilizes a single DLP (0.66” DMD) chip to reproduce a perceived 4K UHD resolution The HU70LA’s Dual Laser engine is rated to deliver at 3,000 lumens for up to 25,000 hours.
Perhaps the biggest, or most obvious advantage is that an ultra-short throw TV/projector sits directly below and only inches away from the screen. No ceiling mounting 10 feet or more away.
Since the 100L10E was built around the Hisense UI utilize in some of their TVs, Smart features are incorporated seamlessly, the menus are easy to navigate, and well laid out. The 100L10E is loaded with all the popular streaming apps like Netflix, HULU, YouTube and FandangoNow. Looking for access to local broadcast channels with a 3rd party set top box, the 100L10E also has a built-in digital tuner.
The front of 100L10E cabinet holds multi-driver array powered by a total of 40 watts plus there is a separate wireless 60-watt powered subwoofer which delivers good sound quality.
While the 100L10E has one of the best built audio system I have heard from a video display is year, it also has a HDMI ARC (audio return channel) output which delivers the high quality immersive sound from the projector’s internal streaming services to a 3rd party sound system. You can also wirelessly stream audio via Bluetooth to an external speaker or sound system.
Since the 100L10E was designed to be a replacement to a Smart flat panel TV, it has all the Smart feature customers have come to expect from a smart TV like voice control. You can use the Smart remote, which has a built-in microphone to not only control basic projector features but also control a wide variety of compatible Smart devices via Amazon Alexa.
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