Hisense PL1 Ultra HD 4K Cinema Laser: ultra short focal length, Dolby Atmos, Vidaa U6, Alexa…

With the Laser Cinema PL1 adjustable ultra short throw projector, the manufacturer Hisense completes its Laser TV offer with a product marketed without a projection screen and more specifically dedicated to dedicated rooms, or to spaces immersed in relative darkness.

The Hisense PL1 is the first reference in the brand's new Laser Cinema family. Unlike Laser TV models with high luminosity (around 2,800 lumens for 100''/120'' specimens) to be used in broad daylight in a bright room, the Hisense PL1 is content with 2,100 lumens and requires at least semi-darkness to fully express itself. Another difference with the Laser TV specimens, the image diagonal is not fixed, it oscillates from 80'' (203 cm) to 120'' (305 cm) for great ergonomics, always for a distance not exceeding 45 cm away from the wall or the projection screen.

Hisense PL1 Cinema Laser, DLP chip with wobulation

For the rest, the Hisense Laser Cinema PL1 incorporates a TI Ultra HD 4K DLP chip with a response time of 32 µs, ie 500 times faster than an LCD TV. Without further precision from the manufacturer (likewise, the nature of the colored wheel is not mentioned), we are betting on a 0.47'' (1.19 cm) DMD matrix which has 2,048 x 1,200 pixels and of which a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel section is used to generate an Ultra HD 4K image through the XPR4 (wobulation) process signed Texas Instrument.

As a reminder, the latter uses the hyper-high switching speed of the mirrors (7 microseconds) via specific video processing to create 8 million pixels for each image displayed (one real pixel ultimately gives four pixels) . All associated with a simple blue laser source.

Hisense PL1 Cinema Laser, Main Specifications

On the HDR side, if HDR10 and HDR HLG are in order, HDR Dolby Vision is also there. For the rest of the Hisense PL1 specifications, we note the Dolby Atmos certification, an integrated sound bar with a total power of 30 W (2 x 15 W), an equalizer, a DVB-T2 tuner, DVB-C, DVB -S2, HBBTV compatibility, PVR (recording on external HDD) and Time Shifting functions, management of the VP9 codec (in addition to HEVC), motion compensation MEMC (Motion Estimation/Motion Compensation) and UHD 4K Upscaling well sure.

Vidaa U6 Interface

On the menu again, the Vidaa U6 Smart TV function, the sixth version of the Hisense platform, combined with a particularly fast Quad Core processor. Vidaa U6 is still the integration of the Amazon Alexa voice assistant, and artificial intelligence is in the game to, for example, display Netflix recommendations on the right of the screen according to the tastes of the viewer(s). , real-time information on the weather, or even information on the best applications of the moment. Finally, Vidaa U6 will also allow automatic recognition of peripherals connected to the TV (decoder, game console, Blu-Ray player, etc.) for greatly improved ergonomics. Finally, Vidaa U6 is also a totally redesigned remote control with various keys giving direct and quick access to your favorite applications.

Connectivity and connectivity

The Hisense Laser Cinema PL1 has two HDMI CEC 2.0b inputs (one of which is eARC compatible), two USB ports (one of which is 3.0), an optical output, a CI+ port and an Ethernet port. On the connectivity side, there are the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth functions (to connect a suitable keyboard and/or mouse), the UPnP (DLNA) multimedia gateway and the Miracast function. And the following codecs are supported: MP3, WMA, AAC, Flac, Wav, WMV, MP4, Mov, Mpeg, Vob and AVI.

Availability planned for January 2023. Indicative price: 2,690 euros.

As a reminder, to find out all about the Laser TV concept and Fresnel mirror screens, click on the following link to discover the special file: The ultra-short focal length video projector replaces the TV in living rooms.

Reminder of the key characteristics of the Hisense PL1:

• Mono-DLP type

• 4K Ultra HD resolution

• Native resolution: 1,920 x 1,080 pixels

• Chip DMD: TI 0.47''

• Encoder wheel: phosphorus

• Light source: single blue laser

• Brightness: 2,100 lumens

• Vidaa U60 functions

• MEMC Motion Compensation functions

• XPR4 Wobulation functions

• Amazon Alexa functions

• HDR10 compatibility

• HDR HLG compatibility

• HDCP 2.3 compatibility

• Bluetooth compatibility

• Wi-Fi compatibility

• HDR Dolby Vision compatibility

• Sound section: integrated 2.0 soundbar

• Power: 30 W (2 x 15 W)

• DVB-S2 tuner

• DVB-C tuner

• DVB-T2 tuner

• Connections: 2 HDMI CEC 2.0b inputs (including one eARC compatible), 2 USB ports ( including one 3.0), 1 optical output, 1 CI+ port and 1 Ethernet port

• Certification: Dolby Atmos

• Lamp life: 25,000 hours

• Other: ultra short throw adjustab le for a diagonal of 80'' to 120''

• Weight: 8.5 kg

• Consumption: 200 W (< 0.5 W in standby)

• Dimensions (L x H x D): 531 x 120 x 335 mm