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Hisense 100L5H 4K Laser TV Review

Posted on November 6, 2023 by Philip Boyle
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The Hisense L5H is the company's 6th generation ultra-short throw projector.

The Hisense L5H is a 4K (3,840 x 2,160) Ultra-Short Throw laser projector that can deliver 2,700 ANSI lumens of brightness. Since the unit is part of Hisense's Laser TV lineup, it is bundled with either a high gain 100" screen for brighter rooms or a 120" ALR (Ambient Light Rejected) screen darker spaces.

The 100L5H sells for $3,999.99 MSRP, and the 120L5H is $4,999.99. They are available from a wide range of authorized Hisense online or brick-and-mortar dealers across the US.

The L5H is a Smart projector featuring the newest Google TV smart OS. The L5H also supports advanced HDR formats like Dolby Vision with a features a built-in 40-watt Dolby Atmos sound system.

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Hisense 100L5H Specs
TechnologyDLP (0.47” DMD)
Displayed Resolution3840 x 2160 Pixel Shifting
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim)2700 ANSI Lumens
Light SourceX-Fusion Blue Laser + Phosphor
Zoom Lens RatioFixed
Lens ShiftFixed
Sound System40 Watt 2.1 Dolby Atmos Sound
Dimensions (H x W x D)

22.3" x 4.8" x 12.6" (L x H x W)

Weight20.7 lbs



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The L5H's upgrade to a new Google TV smart OS from last year's Android TV OS is a big change. Google has taken what worked with Android TV and added a brand new look and features that offer users a more catered experience with a focus on personalized content.

The L5H comes with Google Assistant, which allows voice control for compatible third-party items such as a set-top box, lights, door locks, curtains, etc. Also, while the L5H uses the Google TV operating system, the projector is compatible with Amazon Alexa.

HDR enhances picture quality and makes the projected image look more realistic, like what you see with your own eyes. You will see a broader range of colors and depth contrasting lighter and darker shades with HDR versus SDR.

Hisense has upgraded the L5H with support for Dolby Vision, taking the L5H's HDR performance to a new level. Dolby Vision is a proprietary HDR format that includes dynamic metadata. This information helps the projector adjust its tone mapping frame-by-frame to maximize the picture quality of HDR based on the display’s brightness range. While the onscreen brightness of a flat panel is consistent regardless of the room environment, a projector’s onscreen brightness can vary greatly based on the screen being utilized.

Since the L5H is bundled with a screen, the projection system's maximum brightness capabilities can be calculated. The L5H can use this info and the dynamic metadata found in Dolby Vision content to properly tone map the HDR content to look best in your environment. This ensures users see more detail in Dolby Vision-encoded HDR content.

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The L5H is available in two screen sizes. A 100-inch 1.5X high-gain screen and a 120-inch 0.6X cine ALR screen.

To maximize edge-to-edge focus, Hisense Laser TVs like the L5H utilize a fixed-focus lens design optimized for a specific image size. The L5H is offered as in 100" and 120" versions.  Hisense is introducing a new high-gain screen available only on the 100-inch L5H and the 100-inch L9H models. This new screen offers a 1.5 gain with an increased viewing angle of 45° compared to last year's best 100-inch L5G package with a 1.2 gain with a viewing angle of 38° viewing angle.

Although Hisense does not list it on the spec sheet, this screen has to be a Fresnel screen compared to the Lenticular screen found on the other L5H package. For users needing a wider viewing angle, Hisense offers the L5H with a 120-inch lenticular screen that provides a 120° viewing angle but only a 0.6x gain.

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The L5H features an increase to 85% in its ability to display the DCI-P3 color space.

The L5H features the same Hisense X-Fusion Laser Light Engine technology from last year. Color performance is improved slightly on the L5H as the Blue Laser + Phosphor Color Filter Light Engine can reproduce 85% DCI-P3 color space compared to the L5G's 83%. 

To effectively replace living room televisions, these projectors should offer three things. First, they have to be able to be used day or night. Second, they have to deliver vibrant colors regardless of ambient room light. Third, these projectors must have all the functionality expected in flat-panel TVs.

The Hisense L5H offers an onboard TV Tuner like the previous model, a must-have for customers looking to replace their flat-panel TV with a projector. On the back of the L5H, you will find the standard 75 Ohm coaxial connector and the projector's other inputs. You can also plug in the coaxial cable from a set-top box, although most of today's boxes will offer the best performance from HDMI.

The L5H has built-in wireless networking so users can wirelessly stream videos, photos, and music from compatible mobile devices using Chromecast. Hisense has also added support for Apple Airplay2, a huge upgrade allowing devices from the two most popular mobile platforms to easily connect and share content to show on the L5H large 100-inch screen.

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Sound that exceeds the capabilities of most flat panel televisions and even many soundbars.

The Hisense L5H Laser TV features an upgraded 40-watt Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital sound system with built-in preset modes and custom equalization, providing better sound than last year's model and certainly more than most stand-alone flat-panel televisions and entry-level soundbars.

Premium features such as eARC for lossless audio pass uncompressed audio through the projector to a multi-channel surround sound system. If you don’t use eARC, your only other option is to connect the Optical Audio Output. Like most smart flat-panel televisions, the Optical Output cannot pass the latest immersive surround formats to an external sound system.

For those interested in even higher performance, the projector is WiSA-ready. WISA-ready makes setting up a complete home entertainment solution incredibly easy, whether a simple stereo setup or a robust 5.1 or 7.1 surround system. WISA speakers also support Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, and DTS:X encoded content.

The Hisense L5H provides gamers with a dedicated gaming mode, providing gaming from next-gen consoles and high-end PC gaming rigs that are buttery smooth and crystal clear with incredibly low input lag. The L5H includes ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), which automatically activates the projector game mode when gaming content is detected from a PS5 or Xbox Series X.

When you turn on the L5H GAME Mode, input lag is reduced to about 35 ms when playing at 4K 60 fps, but when you drop the resolution to 1080P, the L5H can play content at up to 240 fps. Hisense claims an input lag of just 10 ms.

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The new 2023 Hisense sixth generation Laser TV systems. 
Hisense 2023 Laser TV Model Comparison
$3,999.99 MSRP$4,999.99 MSRP$5,499.99 MSRP$6,499.99 MSRP
1.5X High-Gain ALR Screen0.6X Gain ALR Screen1.5X High-Gain ALR Screen0.6X Gain ALR Screen
100-inch Fresnel with 45° FOV120-inch Lenticular w 150° FOV100-inch Fresnel with 45° FOV120-inch Lenticular w 150° FOV
Obscures 80% Ambient LightObscures 85% Ambient LightObscures 80% Ambient LightObscures 85% Ambient Light
2,700 ANSI Lumens2,700 ANSI Lumens3,000 ANSI Lumens3,000 ANSI Lumens
2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast
Blue Laser + PhosphorBlue Laser + PhosphorRGB Triple LaserRGB Triple Laser
Dolby VisionDolby VisionDolby VisionDolby Vision
40 Watt Dolby Atmos40 Watt Dolby Atmos40 Watt Dolby Atmos40 Watt Dolby Atmos
85% DCI-P385% DCI-P3107% of the BT.2020107% of the BT.2020
20.7 lbs (Projector)20.7 lbs (Projector)24.7 lbs (Projector)24.7 lbs (Projector)


  • 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) displayed resolution
  • Texas Instruments 0.47 DLP with XPR technology
  • X-Fusion (Blue Laser + Phosphor) Light Engine
  • 2,700 ANSI lumens of brightness
  • 2,000,000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio
  • Can reproduce 85% DCI-P3 color space
  • 25,000+ hours of light-source life
  • Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG support
  • Dynamic Tone Mapping for better HDR detail
  • Dedicated Filmmaker, Dolby Vision preset picture modes
  • Gaming mode with a reduced input lag as low as 10 ms
  • New ALR 1.5x high gain screen included (100" and 120" options)
  • Built-in 40W Stereo Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital sound system
  • HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
  • Dedicated Control4 control port
  • Fully integrated Google TV OS with a single remote control
  • WiSA-ready (Wireless Speaker and Audio Association) for multi-channel wireless surround sound system connectivity
  • White Balance and CMS (Color Management System) adjustments available for advanced calibration
  • Built-in TV Tuner
  • 2-year parts and labor warranty


The Hisense L5H is the company's follow-up to its highly successful L5G Laser TV and screen combination. Physically, Hisense has completely redesigned this new projector, reducing its size and weight and moving even further away from the larger, glossy black curved design of the L9G than last year's L5G did.


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This new L5H features an even more rectangular profile, a multi-tone matte gray chassis, a cloth speaker cover, and even some small metal accents. The L5H is an attractive projector that should easily blend into almost any space. The Hisense L5H dimensions are 22.3" x 4.8" x 12.6" (L x H x W) and the projector weighs 20.7 lbs.

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HDMI 2.1 (eARC on #2 only)2
HDMI 2.01
USB 2.0 Input1
USB 3.0 Input1
S/PDIF Digital Audio Out1
3.5mm Headphone Audio Output1
LAN Input1
DC Input1

The inputs and connections are all located on the rear of the L5H. The Hisense L5H has three HDMI inputs, including two HDMI 2.1 and one HDMI 2.0 input. Theoretically, HDMI 2.1 inputs can support up to 48 Gbps bandwidth for 8K/60p playback and 4k/120p content. Unfortunately, this projector's DLP chip only supports up to 4K@60 Hz video playback. These types of HDMI inputs still offer a few notable benefits, including ALLM and eARC.

When game content is detected, Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) automatically switches the L5H to a low-latency, low-lag game mode. When low latency is no longer needed, the source turns off the signal, and the display reverts to its previous mode for watching content like movies and TV shows.

HDMI 2.1 supports an enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC). Standard HDMI ARC supports multi-channel audio, including Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital, but Standard HDMI ARC can only deliver a compressed audio signal due to bandwidth limitations. The increased bandwidth capabilities of eARC allow the transfer of uncompressed audio, such as Dolby TrueHD, for the highest sound quality.

The L5H can also control connected devices, such as an A/V receiver, via HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control). Other available inputs include a USB 3.0 Type-A Input, a USB 2.0 Type-A Input, a LAN Port, an Optical-Digital connection, Analog Audio Outputs, and an RF Antenna Input for the unit's built-in ATSC 1.0 Tuner.

The L5H is Control4-compatible. With built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, Google Assistant, and Alexa, the L5H can be integrated into your smart home ecosystem to create multiple automation to your heart's content.

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The L5H series remote features Bluetooth and RF capabilities.

The included remote is slim and is backlit. In addition to the projector controls, there are dedicated Service Buttons for many built-in streaming media services. They have a quick access button for the projector's built-in Media player. Netflix, YouTube, Disney+, Tubi, and Google Play are all on the remote. Bluetooth pairing ensures the projector can be controlled even if it's not in the line of sight.

Located at the top center of the remote is a dedicated Google Assistant Button for voice control of a wide range of smart features, including but not limited to Voice Search, Compatible Projector Switching, Hardware Controls, and many Internet of Things (IoT) compatible devices.


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High-quality lens design minimizes distortion.

The Hisense L5H UST projector's optical system uses complex mirrors to project images at steep, extreme angles. Even with the projector eleven inches from the screen, the L5H did a good job evenly spreading light. This brightness uniformity is notable because this used to only sometimes be the case with ultra-short throw projectors.

Hisense adjusts the lenses in its Laser TV projectors for a specific screen size to ensure the projected image displays the maximum edge-to-edge focus and detail possible, providing its customers with the best sharpness and clarity for each screen and projector bundle. 

Hisense Laser TV systems use a fixed-focus lens design optimized for a specific image size. While optical zoom and adjustable focus help picture quality, a fixed lens is best to maximize edge-to-edge clarity and screen uniformity.

Hisense Laser TV products are not meant to be placed closer or farther away from the wall or with different screen types and screen sizes. Which will negatively impact sharpness, alter focus, and reduce overall image quality.


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The new Google TV OS on the L5H provides a first-class streaming experience, with Hisense stepping up on this model and giving users access to Netflix and other premium streaming services like Disney+, Max, Hulu, and many more. Google TV also allows users to see live TV content and the on-demand streaming options available based on the user's subscriptions.

Google TV gives users access to all the streaming, entertainment, and gaming content available on previous Android TV options but adds brand new control functions, letting users make the projector a control hub for other connected devices in the home. This new Google TV OS allows users to connect to the entire range of Google and Google-compliant smart devices available today. Access home security cameras or a smart doorbell and view the feed on your big screen, for instance. Users can connect a webcam to the projector and make video calls via Google Duo, and the new Google Home app controls the projector via an Android phone.

The Hisense L5H Google TV operating system includes a full suite of picture calibration adjustments, including multi-point White Balance and CMS controls.



The L5H isn't the first X-Fusion Blue Laser + Phospher projector from Hisense that I've reviewed. Last year, I evaluated the Hisense L5G and was pleased with the projector's overall picture performance. Click on the link to see my full review. Like the L5G, this projector produces a very nice picture, not triple laser nice, but it is one of the better-looking blue laser + phosphor projectors you can buy.

While some of the picture modes were overall cool, the Hisense includes some picture modes like FILMAKER and THEATER NIGHT that delivered an accurate image. While out-of-the-box color reproduction of the L5H is very good, Hisense includes an incredibly robust but easy-to-use color toolbox to fine-tune skin tones and colors pretty easily. 

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The most accurate picture modes were THEATER NIGHT and FILMMAKER MODE. The THEATER DAY mode is a good option when viewing content under ambient lighting. Skin tones are overall natural and not anywhere near as overly exaggerated as many triple laser ultra-short throw projectors can be out-of-the-box. At 2700 ANSI lumens of brightness the L5H is a pretty bright Laser TV projector with color reproduction accuracy that puts it at the top of its class.  

Out of the box, the L5H had no issues reproducing the Rec709 color gamut that you will find in SDR content. Since this projector does not use an RGB laser light source, it is capable of producing about 86% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.

While most customers buying a Laser TV at this price would be more than happy with the picture, we took the time to measure and calibrate the L5H. 

Since your room and screen material significantly impact the overall picture, we don't recommend using someone else's calibration adjustments. If your room is brighter/darker or your walls are a different color, your settings would probably be different. Also, the color characteristics of different individual projectors can vary. Therefore, copying someone else's results can be detrimental to the picture quality rather than improving it. However, I am including my specific room before and after calibration results.

If you want to make BRIGHTNESS, CONTRAST, and SHARPNESS adjustments to optimize your projector for your room, several free test patterns are available on Murideo’s  website and YouTube channel. Check out our YouTube video on utilizing several test patterns called Optimize The Image of a Projector or TV Using Free Murideo Test Patterns. Murideo also has written instructions located under the resource section of its website. We use Portrait Displays Calman color calibration software to test the projector's color accuracy.

Pre-Calibration Color Tracking and Grayscale

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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.

  • Picture Mode: THEATER NIGHT
  • Gamma: 1.96
  • Color Temperature: 6796K
  • Average Grayscale dE: 2.6
  • Average Color Tracking dE: 3.03

Post-Calibration Color Tracking and Grayscale

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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.

  • Picture Mode: THEATER NIGHT
  • Average Color Temperature: 6568K
  • Average Grayscale dE: 1.27
  • Average Color Tracking dE: 2.34
  • Gamma: 2.19

Delta E measurement of 3 or less is considered ‘Excellent’ and imperceptible by the human eye.  Before calibration, the L5H average grayscale dE measured just 2.6, so there isn't any need to utilize the projector's RGB Balance adjustments. However, we got the post-calibration average grayscale dE down to 1.27. The average pre-calibration Color Tracking dE was just 3.3, which is also very good. After CMS adjustment, the average Color Tracking dE dropped to just 0.67, which is outstanding.

Hisense L5H HDR Grayscale Measurement 

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The main thing that we noticed about the L5H is that the out-of-the-box measurements were so good we did not need to adjust the RGB balance for HDR. We did not measure Dolby Vision but are making the assumption that the white balance will be similar to the HDR10 measurements.

If you do want to adjust the HDR modes have dedicated color temperature, RGB Balance, and CMS adjustments.

Unlike Hisense tri-laser equipped models like the L9G, the L5H uses a blue laser phosphor light source. Based on previous measurements the L5H could reproduce 86.3% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. This is a wide enough color gamut to produce a colorful HDR image.


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Hisense lists the projector's maximum brightness as 2,700 ANSI lumens, the same as the older L5G. The L5H shows a 50% increase in dynamic contrast with a rating of 2,000,000:1. Combine these specifications with the new bundled 1.5x high-gain screen. This new Laser TV combo can display a brighter image with deeper black levels and detail, especially in spaces with uncontrolled ambient light or where lights-on viewing is necessary.

How close did the L5H come to hitting its manufacturer's brightness rating? To determine the brightness of the Hisense L5H, I set the projector to VIVID Mode, the brightest picture mode, taking three to four readings about 15-20% out from the center of the lens.

The Hisense L5H measured 2,627 lumens, 73 lumens less than Hisense's brightness claim but still incredibly close to its target. The L5H laser output can be increased in increments of one up to the highest output of ten.

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Hisense L5H Picture Mode Brightness
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Hisense lists the L5H Dynamic Contrast as 2,000,000:1, more than twice the previous model's listed contrast. The projector's black level is quite good and aligns with what I expect from a high-quality blue laser DLP projector. The L5H is designed to be utilized in rooms with low to moderate ambient light. When paired with the new 1.5x high gain fresnel ALR screen in brighter rooms, black levels take a serious boost from previous screens.

As you can see in the images above, the L5H displays both shadow and bright area details very well. The reality is that L5G Laser TV owners will likely place the projector in rooms with higher ambient light, resulting in a drop in the projector's black-level performance.

I recommend that owners calibrate this projector to bring out the excellent picture quality that the L5H can produce. Professionally calibrated projectors should always offer the best overall performance.


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You can see in the screenshots above that the L5H does an excellent job displaying very natural-looking upscaled high-definition and native 4K UHD images. The shots above are unadjusted for color, so they do not look as good as what the projector produced. All HD and 4K images were taken with the Hisense L5H set to FILMMAKER mode with an engaged High Color Accuracy setting.

Since most live broadcast content will continue to be produced in HD for years, good 4K upscaling is still critical. I was impressed to see the L5H did a good job upscaling 720p or 1080p content to 4K.

The Hisense L5H features a MOTION ENHANCEMENT mode which uses frame interpolation technology to smooth the image by reducing judder and blur. In addition to preset modes, you can configure Blur Reduction and Judder Reduction manually. 


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The Hisense L5H supports multiple HDR formats, including HDR10 and HLG. Hisense has also added support for Dolby Vision. Dolby Vision uses dynamic metadata to adjust the projector's color grading and brightness levels on a scene-by-scene basis and adjust the picture settings in real-time. Dolby Vision makes various HDR-encoded content like games, 4K UHD Blu-ray, and many premium streaming services.

Looking at the photo of Jason Stathom in Meg 2: The Trench, you can see the excellent job that the L5H does providing detail in both the dark areas of the image, like his shirt, as well as the bright areas, allowing details in the papers hanging on the wall to be visible. In the image from Passengers, the details in Lawrence Fisburne's shirt are often either hard to see or require black levels to be elevated into lighter grays, but not with the L5H’s ability to display a range of dark area details without needing to sacrifice blacks levels completely.

The shot from the DC movie The Joker shows off this projector's excellent HDR performance with lots of dark area details in Joaquin Pheonix’s dark shirt while at the same time showing the bright area details in the white makeup on the Joker's face, all while displaying extended but accurate colors.

HDR content generally looks great on the Hisense L5H, with the projector displaying a wide range of colors that pop. Out-of-the-box HDR performance will appeal to customers who like their content a little oversaturated, especially the reds. If you prefer a more neutral color presentation, Hisense allows customization of all preset picture modes. Hisense enabled me to calibrate the L5H down to the macro level, but turning down the color by about 10 points displayed colors the way I preferred.

Dark area details out of the box were not as I prefer, but I understand Hisense wanting to make the image look as close to black as possible. The advanced ALR high-gain screen helps with black-level details, but turning up the brightness slightly brought out more of the dark area details without blowing out the highlight details.

The L5H features four dedicated Dolby Vision modes: DOLBY VISION BRIGHT, DOLBY VISION DARK, DOLBY VISION CUSTOM, and DOLBY VISION GAME. With the curtains drawn and the light under control, I preferred the DOLBY VISION CUSTOM mode to the other three. This mode was cooler than the others, with less of the red overtones that every mode of this projector displays.


The front of the L5G cabinet holds an upgraded 40-watt Dolby Atmos sound system that surpasses every other Hisense UST projector I've reviewed. I'm referring to the L5H's ability to create sounds that appear to originate from an incredibly large soundstage around me.

I've heard projector sound systems with slightly deeper bass, but I'll take this projector's ability to place sound around me to a little more mid-bass. Also, it's easy to add a sub-woofer to the L5H should you wish to do so by connecting one to the projector's analog audio outputs.

The Hisense L5H comes with an incredible range of built-in sound presets designed to match a wide range of content from music, movies, TV shows, games, and so much more. And if that's not enough, Hisense also includes a built-in equalizer allowing users to create custom equalization profiles.

Hisense has improved the out-of-the-box sound on this new model. The L5H is louder than any other ultra-short throw projector I’ve evaluated. This huge volume can result in the speakers clipping without some adjustment. Fortunately, a dedicated EQ mode allows me to adjust the audio frequencies and eliminate any clipping that may occur. Like the projector preset picture modes, users can change each out-of-the-box mode.

The sound stage of this projector is pleasingly wide when it needs to be, and the imaging effects pleasantly surprised me. Don't get me wrong, I always expect the most from Dolby Atmos-encoded demo videos, with sound seeming to bounce off the walls. The sound of the F18s flying by in Top Gun: Maverick and even the hallway gun battle scene at the end of Lucy, the L5H audio was top-notch for an ultra-short throw projector. It even beats entry-level to lower mid-tier sound bars I've listened to.


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The Hisense L5H is an amazing sixth-generation Laser TV product from a company that has been driving the advancement of the category in ways most other projection companies just haven't been. The L5H sells for an MSRP of $3,999.99, a phenomenal price for a complete system comprising a projector with a built-in, high-quality sound bar and the choice between two amazing ALR screens.

The L5H is not the most color-accurate laser TV system I've had in my lab or living room. A well-tuned RGB light source can do much more, but Hisense does so much with this projector's blue laser + phosphor light engine. Yes, the slightly warm tones that I could notice on the L5G are also part of the L5H. However, this projector projects an excellent picture overall.

The L5H black levels are not great but decent for a blue laser + phosphor DLP projector. Black levels are not LCOS inky black, but a pleasant range of dark grays. Hisense provides users with a decent selection of auto and manual feature adjustments designed to improve this projector's contrast and black-level performance, including the package screen options, which are impressive.

Hisense also includes a brand new ALR (Ambient Light Rejecting) 100-inch screen formulation with a staggering 1.5x gain and a 45-degree viewing angle.

Hisense has continued improving black-level performance and dark and highlight area detail in their projectors. The included ALR screen options help improve the projected image's perceived contrast. That said, the contrast performance on this Hisense projector could be better than the triple laser PX1-PR0 series and L9G Hisense projectors.

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The L5H uses a 0.47-inch Texas Instruments DLP with XPR technology, producing beautiful 4K images. The L5H's 2,700 ANSI lumens are perfect for spaces with uncontrolled ambient light. The L5H and its matched Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) screen options will provide users with the best possible results in various living rooms at night or during the day.

The L5H features an upgraded built-in 40-watt Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital sound system that competes with many entry-level and even some lower mid-tier soundbars. The L5H sound quality is excellent, but what blows me away is the incredibly wide sound stage that this projector can produce.

I spent far more time than I should have playing movies and TV shows beyond visual testing because I just wanted to hear how the projector sounded. I loved the auditory pleasure of sounds seemingly all over the room.

The L5H did not have the deepest mid-bass, and it was easy enough to get the audio to clip by turning the projector up too loud, but at least I had the option of cranking the volume if I wanted to do so. Hisense smartly allows each projector's preset audio modes to be customized via the projector's built-in EQ, which helps reduce the chance of clipping when the volume is turned up to eleven. Hisense even includes an audio output that allows a sub-woofer to be connected if you want to add some bigger boom.

The L5H offers a sound tuning mode that, when activated, uses the remote control's microphone to calibrate the projector's sound performance to the room in which the projector is being used.

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Upgrading the L5H operating system from Android TV to the new Google TV OS is an excellent move by Hisense. This new operating system runs incredibly smoothly. Google keeps the best of the Android TV layout. However, they were fearless in changing feature locations where needed.

An example of this is the reorganization of the basic picture and sound menus and the addition of what I call the mini interface that pops up from the top right corner of the Google TV OS. The L5H menus and controls are smartly integrated into an easy-to-use, well-laid-out navigation experience.

The L5H is loaded with all the popular streaming apps such as Hulu, YouTube, Disney+, and Hisense, very smartly adding full support for the Netflix premium streaming app. The L5H includes a built-in digital tuner, providing access to an ever-growing array of local broadcast channels.

Regarding inputs and connections, the L5H supports an enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) HDMI connection, which delivers high-quality sound from the projector to an external sound system. Hisense also supports WISA wireless speaker systems.

The L5H is designed to be a viable alternative to a flat-panel TV, so Hisense included an onboard TV Tuner. Other connections include a Standard 75-ohm Coaxial Connector, three HDMI Inputs, USB 2.0 and 3.0 Ports, Digital and Analog Audio Out, and an RJ-45 Port.

The L5H expands on the sharp, defined edges of other Hisense projectors like last year's PX1 and the current PX2 series. The L5H is another beautiful design from Hisense that should fit almost any living room or home theater environment.

The Hisense L5H is the perfect projection solution for users ready to step up from the size limitation of a flat-panel television and move onto a 100 or 120-inch Laser TV system. Both L5H systems can perform excellently, especially in spaces with uncontrolled ambient light. The L5H 100-inch high-gain screen package is perfect for customers with rooms impacted by higher-than-normal uncontrolled ambient light sources or looking for a lights-on viewing solution. The L5H 120-inch solution provides a bigger screen with a wider 150-degree viewing angle but with a 0.6x gain instead of the 100-inch screen's 1.5x gain.


  • A brightness of 2,700 ANSI Lumens is more than enough for lights-on viewing.
  • The X-Fusion Laser Light engine provides the ability to reproduce the complete Rec.709 color space
  • 25,000-Hour light source life should last longer than ten years.
  • 4K UHD Resolution displays 8.3 million pixels on-screen.
  • 3X HDMI Inputs (2x HDMI 2.1, 1x HDMI 2.0) for easy device connection with eARC expansion capability.
  • Google TV OS integration is the newest and most powerful operating system providing new features and easy operation.
  • Voice Control (Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa) allows easy operation and search capabilities.
  • Available with a new 1.5x high-gain ALR screen that boost brightness and black levels even in high brightness environments.
  • USB 3.0 Type-A Input allows easy loading of external video audio files.
  • Dolby Vision has been added to the projector providing the best available HDR experience.
  • Customizable audio and video presets rather than just one single customized setting.
  • Beautiful new design blends into almost any room.
  • 2-year parts and labor warranty provides owners with worry-free ownership.


  • Black level and contrast, while better than most, still can improve.
  • The backlit remote control needs to be brighter with a longer time-out.
  • Several of the out-of-the-box picture modes.were overall cool.


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Full Specifications
Projector ModelL5H
Imager TypeDLP (0.47” DMD) with XPR
Displayed Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels (4K e-shift)
Native Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim)2700 ANSI Lumens
Light Source TypeX-Fusion Blue Laser + Phosphor
Light Source Life25,000 hours (ECO)
Contrast Ratio2,000,000:1
Zoom Lens RatioNA
Power Zoom/FocusNo
Lens ShiftNo
Interchangeable LensNo
Ultra-Short ThrowYes
Native Aspect Ratio16x9
Blu-Ray 3DNo
Speakers40 Watts 2.1 Dolby Atmos
Noise Level (-dB)Unlisted
Low Lag GamingYes
Smart FunctionalityYes
Special FeaturesDolby Vision, Google TV OS
Dimensions (WxHxD)22.3" x 4.8" x 12.6"
Warranty2 years

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