IF you have $20,000 available for home entertainment
and want something next-generation for your viewing or gaming, Hisense have
just announced something which might be right up your alley.
The TV manufacturer has unveiled a 100in
HDR-capable 4K Ultra HD Smart Dual Colour Laser TV with HDR, describing it as “one
of the only televisions of its kind available in the Australian market”.
Unlike a traditional panel TV, the Laser TV
is essentially a high-grade projector – albeit one which includes a TV tuner
and streaming service apps.
As the name suggests, the TV’s images come
from lasers – more specifically, Hisense’s proprietary X-Fusion Laser Light
Engine. Two independent lasers display the image in “a wide array of colours
and hues with impressive accuracy, high purity and saturation to set a new
standard in home cinema”, according to Hisense.
The display itself is a thin and
lightweight 100-inch screen, while the console is compact and can project an image
onto the screen from only 20-30cm away.
Hisense say a conventional LED TV of the
same size would typically require the viewer to sit approximately 9m from the
screen, but as the Laser TV uses an indirect light source, viewers can sit
around 4m away.
“Further, being anti-reflective to external
light sources, the Laser TV display is extremely versatile and can suit an
array of home theatre setups, without the need for a specially darkened room,”
the company’s press materials said.
Hisense Australia marketing head Andrea Iannuzzi said to date, Australians had
never been offered a TV of the Laser’s calibre.
“This extra-large, 100-inch offering reimagines the TV experience and delivers a new type of cinema at-home with its breathtaking resolution, stunning detail and incredible vibrancy,” he said.
“Globally, Hisense has invested heavily in the research and development of its proprietary laser technology, and the result is a truly innovative and exceptional premium TV – one that provides an unparalleled at-home cinema experience, and, of course, more screen than ever before.”
The TV features HDR10 as well as motion-smoothing technologies, with Hisense saying it is a perfect choice for high-action movies and sports.
This is a gaming site, so naturally you’re
likely wondering how this would all work if you plugged your console into it –
it does have HDMI inputs, after all – and
Hisense Australia product specialist Chris Mayer said the major benefit for gamers
was how the laser can process images at lightning-fast speeds.
“This, with its wide colour gamut and HDR,
coupled with a fully capable sound solution with dedicated subwoofer, not only
are the graphics going to pop but you’ll be pulled in the game via the
immersive sound as well,” he said.
On the subject of sound, the Laser TV has a wireless subwoofer and JBL Cinema
Sound speakers, which “enables viewers to feel the full power and depth of
sound, resulting in an unmatched cinematic experience when compared with
typical projector set-ups”, according to Hisense.
The whole thing is definitely minimalist,
consisting only of the screen, a subwoofer, and the projection unit, and it’s
obviously been designed to fit in with the decor of the sorts of customers who
would have the sort of money available with which to purchase it.
The Hisense 4K Dual Colour Laser TV is now available from JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and The Good Guys for $19,999 – which also includes delivery and Hisense’s premium “White Glove” installation service too.