Hisense USA has launched a new ultra-short throw 4K smart projector that features the same TriChroma laser engine as the L9G from 2021 and the PX1 Pro from earlier this year, but it’s cheaper than either. As the name suggests, the TriChroma architecture uses separate red, green, and blue laser light sources for brighter images, as well as supporting 107% of the BT.2020 color space. The result, according to Hisense, can mean a viewing experience similar to or better than what you’d get on an LED TV. The DLP projector can throw 4K UHD content up to 120 inches diagonally with vari-focus to keep things sharp. A throw ratio of 0.25:1 means it won’t get as close to the wall or screen as Epson’s LS800, but it should still be a good choice for people who don’t have the space for overhead projectors. The PX1 puts out 2,000 lumens and features 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast, which could allow for daylight viewing, especially when used with an optional ALR (Ambient Light Rejecting) screen, though image quality It will be better after dark.
A filmmaker mode disables some of the unit’s image processing to better deliver content "exactly the way the filmmakers intended”, there’s support for HDR10 and HLG and the Laser TV has a 60Hz refresh rate, with an ultra-low latency mode that automatically activates when a console connection is detected and adjusts settings for optimal in-game performance. The smart projector comes with built-in Bluetooth and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and runs Android TV for access to thousands of entertainment apps, including Disney Plus, Hulu, Prime Video, and Sling TV (no mention of Netflix though). It can also mirror content from a smartphone screen thanks to Chromecast, is compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa, and can even become part of a user’s smart home ecosystem. The new model has two HDMI 2.1 ports, including one eARC-capable for easier integration into a home theater audio setup, and it’s also WiSA-ready for compatible multi-channel surround sound systems, though the PX1 has its own Dolby. 30 W. Atmos sound system for "clear speech, crisp highs and booming bass.” Elsewhere, there’s digital/analog audio output, along with Ethernet LAN and USB connectivity. The Hisense PX1 is available now for an RRP of $2,499.99, which is much less expensive than the L9G model and around $800 cheaper than its Pro counterpart.