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Hisense PX1-PRO TriChroma Laser Cinema Review

Fifth Generation Hisense Ultra-Short-Throw Projector

The Hisense PX1-PRO is a Tricolor laser-equipped smart ultra-short-throw projector with a brightness rated at 2,200 ANSI lumens which sells for $3,999 MSRP. 

Hisense introduced the world’s first Laser TV back in 2014. Hisense is now on their fifth-generation Laser TVs, and they deliver better picture quality than previous versions. The PX1-PRO is classified as a Laser Cinema.

So what does this new Laser Cinema projector offer, and what sets it apart from previous and current Hisense Laser TV models? To start with, the PX1-PRO does not come with a bundled screen, thus reducing the price and allowing you to select whatever screen you wish to use. This projector enables users to adjust the screen size using a new built-in digital zoom function.

I will start with a brief overview of the PX1-PRO , followed by some of the projector’s notable features. From there, I’ll take you through the PX1-PRO’s hardware and discuss picture quality and performance before summing it all up for you on the last page. My goal is to cover everything you need to decide if the Hisense PX1-PRO is the right projector for your home theater needs by the time you reach the end of this review.

Could the Hisense PX1-PRO TriChroma Laser Cinema 4K be something special like each of the ultra-short-throw laser projectors Hisense has introduced over the past few years? Is it the best-designed UST projector at its price point? It very well could be. 

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Hisense PX1-PRO Specs
Price3,999.99 MSRP
TechnologyRGB Laser DLP
Native Resolution1920x1080x4
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim)2200
Contrast1,000,000:1
Zoom Lens RatioN/A
Lens ShiftNo
Lamp Life25,000
Weight20.3 lbs
Warranty2-year parts and labor warranty

OVERVIEW

The Hisense PX1-PRO TriChroma Laser Cinema 4K projector offers many of the features found on today’s flat panel televisions. This Laser Cinema projector can sit incredibly close to the wall and is able to project up to a 130-inch image.The Hisense PX1-PRO has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $3,999.

This new Hisense Laser Cinema projector is a very smart device as it is powered by Google’s Android TV operating system giving you access to thousands of the most popular Android applications and a wide range of streaming platforms like Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, YouTube, and others.

Another benefit of Android OS is access to the Google Assistant allowing you to use your voice to control many features and verbally navigate many of the projectors menus and features. The PX1-PRO can also control a wide range of compatible smart home devices using your voice via Google Assistant. 

The Hisense PX1-PRO includes a built-in high-quality 30-watt Dolby Atmos sound system that produces a big sound that seems to wrap around you. Hisense Laser Cinema produces better sound than many stand-alone flat-panel televisions and soundbars. 

These UST (Ultra-Short-Throw) projectors, in many cases, are designed to be viable replacements for flat-panel televisions. Hisense also produces Laser TV projectors nearly identical in features and target customers to a Laser Cinema. In truth, it’s all about how Hisense chooses to brand the devices. Any ultra-short-throw projector bundled with a screen Hisense calls a Laser TV. If the projector does not come with a screen, Hisense brands it a Laser Cinema. 

These projectors could replace the living room TV

Thanks to advancements in light sources, imaging sensors, and proprietary processing technologies combined with the steady depreciation of component costs, these projectors are steadily growing their market share. As the ultra-short-throw catagory steadily increases market share even flat panel television makers like LG and Samsung have entered the category with their own devices.

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.

This is better color performance than OLED

Color performance sets the PX1-PRO apart from other displays. The TriChroma Laser light engine can reproduce 107% of the BT.2020 color space, providing higher color accuracy, depth, and brilliance over single laser and lamp light engines. Not even OLED can display this much of the BT.2020 color gamut.

Built-in 30W Stereo Dolby Atmos® sound system

Hisense Laser Cinema produces better sound than most stand-alone flat-panel televisions and entry-level soundbars. The PX1-PRO includes a high-quality 30-watt Dolby Atmos sound system.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • RGB laser light source featuring Hisense TriChroma color technology
  • Ability to reproduce 107% of the BT.2020 (Rec. 2020) color space
  • Digital Lens Focus – Project images from 90 to 130-inches diagonally
  • 2,200 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 30W Stereo 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 multi-channel wireless surround sound system connectivity
  • Built-in television tuner
  • 2-year parts and labor warranty