The Hisense PX1 is a 4K ultra-short-throw DLP projector that supports 4K@60Hz video playback and retails for $3,299. The PX1's triple laser light engine is rated to deliver 2,000 lumens for 25,000-plus hours.
The PX1 uses Android TV OS, so the projector's smart features and controls are tightly integrated into an easy-to-use, unified experience. This Laser Cinema's menus are simple to navigate and well laid out.
Android TV OS provides access to thousands of movies, shows, music, games, and YouTube videos—all on a user-customizable home screen. Access all the top apps and games on the projector's Home screen.
The PX1 is loaded with all the popular streaming apps, such as Hulu, YouTube, Disney+, and more. And the PX1 has a built-in digital tuner providing users access to local broadcast channels.
The front of the PX1 cabinet holds a 30-watt Dolby Atmos sound system that produces outstanding sound quality and more bass than a physically small, ultra-short-throw projector should reasonably be able to deliver. The sound quality of the PX1 is outstanding for a stand-alone system. Big sound from a small projector. The PX1 has an HDMI port that supports an enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC), which delivers high-quality immersive sound from the projector's internal streaming services to a third-party sound system. Users can also wirelessly stream audio via Bluetooth to an external speaker or use the projector as a high-quality Bluetooth speaker.
The product's innovative Digital Lens Focus allows focus tuning via menu controls for crisp images from 90 to 120 inches. The projector features Hisense's Auto Geometric Correction feature and a manual one. The Auto Geometric Correction tool uses the user's mobile phone to capture where users are in the user image-squaring process. Hisense has freed users to use the projector with their choice of screen size and made getting a square picture as easy as taking a picture.
The PX1 slightly exceeded its manufacturer's estimated brightness by 80 lumens. This ultra-short-throw projector maximizes every bit of brightness its Tri-Chroma laser light source can produce. Visually it looks like a much brighter projector than it is.
The Hisense PX1 is a projector with clean edges and a blue-tinted glossy finish. Like their previous projectors, the PX1 will look great in any living room.
The PX1 produces beautiful colors, especially in its THEATER and FILMMAKER modes. This projector even performs well in rooms where there is some amount of uncontrolled ambient light. Black levels are very good for a DLP projector but still don't display deep blacks with detail. That being said, Hisense has improved its black levels and shadow detail performance with each new generation of projectors I've reviewed. The blackest part of the image this projector produces with detail tends to be dark grays. I don't want to be overly critical of Hisense because DLP makes it hard to produce deep blacks without losing detail. If you want that detail back, you have to be ready to sacrifice those inky blacks for darker grays. Hisense's latest UST delivers on the features home cinema enthusiasts care about, including eARC for uncompressed audio pass-through, custom picture modes for SDR and HDR content, multipoint grayscale calibration controls, and easy integrations with smart home controls and devices. Smart Android TV OS, built-in 30 W sound, and Wi-Fi connectivity make setting up a 120" home theater with the PX1 as easy as any smart TV, only much better. The PX1 can be placed just 11 inches from the wall and projects a massive image allowing users to immerse themselves in their favorite games, movies, and TV shows like never before.
LG HU715Q - $2,999 MSRP
The HU715Q was built around webOS 6.0 and has a 40-watt "2.2 channel Quad Woofer" audio system, which delivers excellent sound quality. The images this UST projector produces are good out of the box. But, of course, it goes without saying ISF Calibration will undoubtedly get you the best-looking picture. Placing the HU715Q in a dark room or with minimal ambient light also helps, but it is unnecessary.
Hisense PX1-PRO - $3,499 MSRP
The Hisense PX1-PRO is a 4K ultra-short-throw DLP projector that supports 4K@60Hz video playback and retails for $3,499. The PX1-PRO's triple Laser light engine, what Hisense calls TriChroma, is rated to deliver 2,200 lumens for 25,000-plus hours.
The PX1-PRO uses Android TV OS, looks excellent, and produces incredible sound quality with a built-in 30-watt Dolby Atmos sound system. It can be placed just inches from the wall and display a massive 130- inch image.
At only $200 more at MSRP, this brighter projector with included Dolby Vision is an easy step to make.
Learn more about the Hisense PX1 or other Hisense home video projectors at www.hisense.com.
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Looks brighter than it's manufacturer rated 2,000 ANSI lumens
Remote Digital Lens Focus is very convenient
RGB laser light source produces excellent colors
Set it and forget it with 25,000+ hour light source life
Amazing detail with 4K UHD resolution
4K HDMI 2.1 inputs (ALLM and eARC) for gaming and big sound
Powerful and easy-to-use Android TV operating system
Voice Control (Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa)
USB 3.0 Type-A input provides a superfast connection to external hardware
2-year parts and labor warranty
Black level and contrast, while better than most, still can improve