When I first measured the L5H, I was really not surprised by the exceptional color accuracy and picture quality straight out of the box. Hisense is a projector manufacturer with a strong understanding of color science and how to get the most out of their projector's hardware.
The THEATER NIGHT and FILMMAKER modes had an average Grayscale Delta E under 3, which is better than several calibrated projectors.
While the FILMMAKER mode was slightly accurate mode out of the box, we used The THEATER NIGHT Mode as the baseline for measurement and calibration. Out of the box, the white balance and color temperature were pretty close to our target of 6500K reading
The white balance was very good, and they delivered a color temperature close to our target of 6500K reading 6796K.
The projector’s projector gamma was around 2.0, which is brighter than my gamma target of 2.2. The Hisense L5H seemed to do a very good job with color tracking.
We switched the COLOR TEMP setting from STANDARD to WARM 1 to bring the color temperature closer to our target of 6500K.
Using the 2PT WHITE-BALANCE adjustment, we reduced the BLUE GAIN slightly and did not touch any of the other RGB/2-Point White Balance adjustments. This resulted in very good Grayscale (RGB Balance)(.
After we adjusted the white balance the projector's color tracking was very good with a dE of just 3.0. However, we used the CMS adjustments to fine-tune the color tracking further getting the number down to 2.3. This was the best we could do because we were not able to adjust the brightest shades of RED, BLUE, and CYAN.
We left The GAMMA setting at its default setting of 2.2, but we did reduce the BRIGHTNESS setting slightly to improve the unit's black level and get the gamma closer to our target. This did result in a reduction of the image brightness.
|Imager Type||DLP (0.47” DMD) with XPR|
|Displayed Resolution||3840 x 2160 pixels (4K e-shift)|
|Native Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Brightness (Manufacturer Claim)||2700 ANSI Lumens|
|Light Source Type||X-Fusion Blue Laser + Phosphor|
|Light Source Life||25,000 hours (ECO)|
|Zoom Lens Ratio||NA|
|Native Aspect Ratio||16x9|
|DVI or HDMI||Yes|
|Speakers||40 Watts 2.1 Dolby Atmos|
|Noise Level (-dB)||Unlisted|
|Low Lag Gaming||Yes|
|Special Features||Dolby Vision, Google TV OS|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||22.3" x 4.8" x 12.6"|