Projector Reviews

Hisense L5G 4K Smart Laser TV Review

A great addition to the Hisense line of ultra-short-throw projectors
A great addition to the Hisense line of ultra-short-throw projectors

The Hisense L5G is an X-Fusion laser-equipped, smart, ultra-short-throw projector with a brightness rated at 2,700 ANSI lumens that comes with a screen at $4,499 MSRP (120-inch) and $3,999 MSRP (100-inch). 

Hisense introduced the world’s first Laser TV back in 2014. The L5G is Hisense’s fifth-generation Laser TV, designed to deliver more brightness than previous Hisense Laser TV projectors.

The Hisense L5G 4K Smart Laser looks to be a compelling addition to the current Hisense line of ultra-short-throw laser projectors.

Hisense also produces Laser Cinema projectors that don’t come with a screen and are nearly identical in features to Laser TVs. In truth, it’s all about how Hisense chooses to brand the devices. Hisense calls any ultra-short-throw projector bundled with a screen a Laser TV. If the projector does not come with a screen, Hisense brands it a Laser Cinema. 

Hisense L5G Specs
Price$3,999 w 100" ALR Screen
TechnologyDLP (0.48" DMD)
Native Resolution1920x1080x4
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim)2700
Contrast100,000:1 (Dynamic: 1,000,000:1)
Zoom Lens RatioN/A
Lens ShiftNo
Lamp Life25,000 Hours
Weight26.5 lbs
WarrantyTwo years
Designed to be used both day and night
Designed to be used both day and night

Today, consumers are starting to see Ultra-Short-Throw (UST) projectors as viable replacements for their living room televisions, thanks to advancements in light sources, imaging sensors, and proprietary processing technologies. Combine these three things with the steady decline of component costs, and these projectors are steadily growing their market share. Even traditional television makers such as LG and Samsung have entered this product category.

Vibrant color regardless of ambient room light
Vibrant color regardless of ambient room light

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

Color performance sets the L5G apart from other brands of projectors. The Blue Laser + Phosphor Color Filter Light Engine exceeds the Rec.709 standard for UHD 4K, providing higher color accuracy, depth, and brilliance versus lamp-based projectors.

30-watt Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital sound system
30-watt Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital sound system

Hisense Laser TVs produce better sound than most stand-alone flat-panel televisions and entry-level soundbars. The L5G includes a high-quality 30-watt Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital sound system.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • X-Fusion Laser Light Engine technology
  • Exceeds the Rec.709 standard for UHD 4K
  • Filmmaker Mode
  • Two screen options, 100-inch or 120-inch
  • 2,700 ANSI lumens of brightness
  • 25,000+ hours of light-source life
  • 1,000,000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio
  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) displayed resolution
  • HDR10 and HLG support
  • Built-in 30W Stereo Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital® sound system
  • HDMI enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) allows high-bitrate audio pass-thru
  • Fully integrated Android TV OS with single remote control
  • WiSA (Wireless Speaker and Audio Association) ready for multi-channel wireless surround sound system connectivity
  • Built-in TV Tuner
  • 2-year parts and labor warranty