Posted on August 20, 2020 By Phil Jones
The Hisense 100L10E Laser TV is an HDR compatible 4K DLP ultra-short throw smart laser projector which currently retails for $6,999. It utilizes a single DLP (0.47” DMD) chip to reproduce a visible 4K UHD resolution (3,840 x 2,160). The unit’s laser light engine is rated to deliver at 3000 lumens for up to 25,000 hours.
Hisense markets their line-up of ultra-short throw laser projectors as Laser TVs. The 100L10E is part of the Hisense lineup of Laser TVs, which are designed to make front projection more accessible and appealing to a wider range of consumers. Hisense’s goal was to build a line of projectors that could replace a TV in an environment where a large TV just will not fit.
Since the 100L10E is designed to serve as a TV replacement, it includes most of the features that consumers would expect in a flat panel TV including a TV tuner, internal speakers with an external wireless subwoofer, and of course, smart features.
Like a Hisense Smart TV, the 100L10E can be voice controlled using the included voice remote control that has an Amazon Alexa built in. It also offers a wide variety of apps such as Netflix, YouTube, and Prime Video. Since the 100L10E is a DLP projector with a Laser light engine, it should deliver years of the maintenance free operation, like a flat panel TV would.
The term “Laser TV” has also been adopted by other manufacturers to describe projectors in this category. It is much easier than saying “4K DLP Ultra-Short Throw Laser Smart Projector”
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The Hisense 100L10E Laser TV is a 4K DLP laser ultra-short throw smart projector. The projector’s single DLP (0.66” DMD) chip can reproduce 4K UHD resolution (3,840 x 2,160) which currently has an advertised price of $6,999. The 100L10E is also compatible with HDR10 content.
You could easily make a case for utilizing a projector as a TV replacement, especially since projectors have the ability to produce a massive picture from a compact chassis which would make them a great solution for an apartment, dorm room, or other small space. The Laser TV was not designed for a home theater, but for a living room, den, family room, media room, or anywhere you have some lighting control.
The 100L10E, like most Hisense Laser TV models, is bundled with a 100” ambient light rejecting screen design specifically for ultra-short throw projectors. The screen uses StarBright CLR material which reject a lot of ambient light to deliver a good projected image during the day or in a brighter room. For those who are looking for an even larger image, Hisense also offers the 120L10E, which bundles the same projector with a 120″ screen.
The projector’s chassis sits just over four inches from the screen, so it can sit on a nice credenza or table in the front of the room. There’s even AV furniture from companies like Salamander Designs built specifically to hold the Hisense Laser TV chassis.
There are usually several shortcomings when you compare most projectors with a flat panel TV. For example, the lamp in a traditional projector dims over time and must be changed every few thousand hours. This is not only inconvenient, but it adds additional cost to operation. This shortcoming is eliminated by the Laser illumination found in the 100L10E, which can provide years of maintenance free operation.
Also, while many projectors can deliver a great picture, most projectors are not very smart, and they lack capabilities such as streaming apps that are common on most flat panel TV’s today. The 100L10E utilizes a version of the Hisense smart platform which are similar to the smart interfaces found on some of their flat panel TVs. You have all the apps and capabilities normally found in a Smart TV including Amazon Alexa, which allows you to control not only the projector but a wide variety of compatible Smart home devices using your voice.
The Hisense Laser TV models combine all the smart capabilities of flat panel TVs with the long life of a LED light engine and 4K resolution to create a true flat panel TV replacement.
Great picture, smart features, and low maintenance make the 100L10E a compelling alternative to a large flat panel TV, especially in room where space is at a premium
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