How to Save $3K on Hisense’s (Still Quite Expensive) 100-Inch Laser TV
Let's see whether it is actually worth every penny.
When talking about high-end QLED and OLED panels, it’s tough to find affordable options especially if you have your sights set on a screen that’s north of 80 inches.
But if you’re willing to ditch the backlighting of QLEDs and the self-emissive pixels of OLEDs (and be totally in the clear from burn-in), there is an all-in-one projection system from Hisense that might pique your interest.
Just a few months ago, the 100-inch Laser TV model was going for nearly $10K, but right now it can be had for about $7,000. Yes, this price point is still far out of reach for many people, but know that if you can splurge on this set, you may never go to a movie theater again.
For those not familiar with this relatively new technology, it is basically a short-throw projector, situated only eight inches away from the screen, that can offer outstanding 4K HDR picture. This Hisense model features a unique and safety-tested Laser Light Projector Technology called X Fusion.
Rest assured knowing that it definitely won’t take you long to fully appreciate what kind of next-gen TV- and movie-viewing experience it can provide. With its vibrant and wide color gamut, enhanced spectrum and true-to-life details, you will wonder how you lived without this TV for so long.
You can be confident that your PlayStation (or Xbox) and Sunday football games will indeed take on new life, as the Laser TV does a wonderful job in smoothing out any fast-moving images and graphics-intensive gaming on such a large screen.
One of the coolest aspects of this particular Laser TV is that it utilizes an ambient light rejection screen, which means that you will always get bright and crisp images no matter what time of day or type of lighting.
This technology rejects any light coming from the sides and above. As it only shows the light from the projector below, you will no longer have to close those curtains because of the annoying reflection and glare.
Not to be outdone, this set comes with Samsung’s much-vaunted Harman Kardon sound system and numerous built-in apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
The sound can get loud enough to give you that movie-theater experience, and there is also a subwoofer that can produce that extra bass when you need it. The subwoofer can be, at times, too much, but you can be the judge on that. In short, know that it’s 100 watts of superior audio.
Ethen Kim Lieser is a Minneapolis-based Science and Tech Editor who has held posts at Google, The Korea Herald, Lincoln Journal Star, AsianWeek and Arirang TV. Follow or contact him on LinkedIn.