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Hisense L9G TriChroma Laser TV 4K Review

Hisense TriChroma Laser TV 4K

The Hisense L9G is a Tricolor laser-equipped smart ultra-short-throw projector with a brightness rated at 3,000 ANSI lumens. These types of projectors are commonly referred to as “Laser TVs”. They are called Laser TV because these projectors are designed to be a viable replacement for a flat panel television.

For these projectors to qualify as a TV replacement, they have to offer three things. One, it has to be able to be used day or night. Two, it has to deliver a vibrant color regardless of ambient room light and, three projectors have to have all the functionality expected to be in a flat-panel TV. The Hisense L9G does all of this and more.

Today, consumers are starting to see Laser TV as a viable replacement 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 Laser TV sales are steadily increasing.

Hisense’s continuing success at marketing and selling Laser TV is one of the reasons you see so many traditional television manufacturers like Samsung and LG entering this category in recent years.

The Hisense L9G will blend seamlessly into any room

Hisense introduced the world’s first Laser TV back in 2014. The L9G is the Hisense’s fourth-generation Laser and it delivers better picture quality than previous versions,

The Hisense L9G TriChroma Laser TV 4K is something special on the inside and the outside. It is, quite possibly, the best-designed Laser TV that I’ve reviewed in the last two years.

Hisense 100L9G-CINE100 Specs
Price$5,499
TechnologyLaser DLP
Native Resolution1920x1080x4
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim)3000
Contrast100,000:1 (Dynamic: 1,000,000:1)
Zoom Lens RatioN/A
Lens ShiftNo
Lamp Life25,000+ Hours
Weight24.7 lbs
Warranty2 Years Parts and Labor

Depending on the screen chosen, the L9G retails between $5499 to $5999 so which makes it one of the most expensive Laser TV on the market. Mark Major from Hisense describes what sets the L9G apart from other laser TVs.

“It’s called laser tv, so obviously there is a laser component to the product, and in the case of the L9G, it’s a Triple laser. It’s RGB, not just a single laser product.” “We (Hisense) use a DMD chip which is made by Texas Instruments.” “There is our lens system which we go to Ricoh to source our lens.” “The cooling system because we don’t want anything to overheat and the really big thing is the screen… we’re actually giving you the display… We’re giving you the screen… it’s a system… and that’s a big point”

We had the opportunity to discuss the Hisense L9G with Mark during the Fall 2021 Projection summit which you can check out below.

Color performance is one of the best examples of how the Hisense L9G ultra-short-throw projector sets itself apart from other displays. Specifically, the TriChroma RGB 3 Laser light engine enables the L9G to achieve an astounding 107% of the BT.2020 color space resulting in images that are more realistic with improved color accuracy, depth, and brilliance. To be clear no existing flat panel television, either OLED or LCD is capable of displaying this much of the BT.2020 color gamut.

Hisense TriChromo Color can reproduce colors that most flat-panel displays cannot

To further optimize the picture quality in any room environment, the L9G is available in three different options each paired with a Hisense Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) screen. The projector is packaged with a fully assembled 100″ ALR Daylight screen with a gain of 1.2 designed to maximize brightness and ambient light rejection capabilities in a room with higher ambient light. The L9G is also available; with 100″ or 120″ ALR Cinema Screen designed for use in a dedicated media rooms, man caves, and light-controlled spaces. The ALR Cinema Screen provides exceptional color accuracy with a wide viewing angle.

Hisense L9G ships with either a 100″ or 120″ screen

Hisense also understands that audio is a big part of a Laser TV solution creating ultra-short-throw Laser TV products capable of producing excellent sound. For instance, they have far better sound than most stand-alone flat-panel televisions and soundbars. The L9G includes a high-quality 40 watt Dolby Atmos sound system.

The L9G is one of the best sounding Laser TVs we have tested in 2021

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Available with your choice of 100″ or 120″ ambient light rejecting (ALR) screen
  • RGB laser light source featuring Hisense TriChroma color technology
  • Ability to reproduce 107% of the BT.2020 (Rec. 2020) color space
  • 3,000 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
  • Filmmaker Mode designed to display content the way the creators intended
  • Built-in 40W Dolby Atmos® 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 multichannel wireless surround sound system connectivity
  • 2-year parts and labor warranty