Hisense is looking to bring cutting-edge cinema tech into the home with its 100-inch 4K Smart Laser TV, though deep pockets will be needed thanks to the $10,000 price tag.
Like cinema screens, Hisense’s flashy TV uses laser projection to produce crisp images at Ultra HD resolution, with the 3000 lumens short-throw laser able to hit high levels of brightness regardless on how the room the TV occupies is lit.
To deliver cinema grade imaging in rooms not specifically lit like movie theatres, the TV uses a Texas Instruments DMD (digital mircomirror device) chip to power the eight million plus pixels on the display.
But the cinema experience doesn’t end there. Audio specialist Harman Kardon has its tech to take care of sound duties, providing a 2.1 system comprising five speakers and a 6.5-inch wireless subwoofer to hit the bass notes. All in all Hisense’s TV pushes out 110 watts of sonic punch.
Hisense boasts the audio system will provide “room-filling sound with virtually no distortion”, to complete the home cinema experience.
Bringing things back into the world of normal home TV, Hisense has ensured its laser machine has smart credentials for streaming Netflix, Amazon Video and YouTube videos.
However, the specs list only two HDMI ports, so don’t go expecting to plug in multiple generations of games consoles without putting some extension boxes to use.
A 100-inch TV is likely to be a bit of a squeeze to fit into all but the largest of lounges, but Dr. Lin, vice president at Hisense Group, reckons the TV’s slim design will help the huge telly fit into homes that aren’t mansions.
“The Hisense Laser TV can be easily incorporated into any home environment as it does not require a special darkened environment or cumbersome equipment. The thin, lightweight, 100″ screen hangs effortlessly and elegantly, complementing any space or design style,” explained Lin.
While 10 grand is a lot for TV, it does offer an alternative to the OLED TVs which arguably sit at the top of television display tech.
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