Hisense has begun shipping the 100L5F 4K Laser TV UST projection system, a new addition to its Laser TV line that brings the entry point for a Hisense UST system down to an affordable $3,999 with a 100-inch UST ALR screen included.
The new DLP-driven L5 series differs in some notable ways from Hisense's higher end models in the L10 series, the 120L10E ($6,499) and 100L10E ($4,999), which ship with a 120- or 100-inch screen, respectively. The L10 series features a dual-laser projector designed to deliver better color, and comes with an advanced Harman Kardon integrated soundbar with a separate wireless subwoofer. The 100L5F also delivers a rated 2,700 lumens of light vs. 3,000 lumens from the L10 models.
However, the single-laser L5 is no slouch, exceeding 100% Rec.709 color gamut and achieving 83% of DCI-P3 color for HDR content. Nor does it eschew a competent sound system in offering a 30W dual-speaker configuration featuring dbx-tv enhancement technology. dbx-TV is also offered in the L10 series.
The L5 is the first Hisense projector to feature Google's Android TV streaming platform for access to the major streaming services. It offers more than 1,000 Chromecast-compatible apps and features built-in Google Assistant voice/search commands from the projector's microphone remote.
Furthermore, the 100L5F shaves a few inches all around compared with its step-up models, measuring in at 6.2 x 21.5 x 13.6 inches (HWD), and at 24.3 pounds, weighs almost 18 pounds less. It will throw its 100-inch image from 11.3 inches off the screen wall.
As with most single-laser projectors, the L5 uses a blue laser and yellow phosphor wheel to generate whilte light for the projector's color wheel (of unspecified color sequence). The system is rated for 25,000+ hours of life. The projector is also touted as being certified by TÜV Rheinland for low blue light content.
Connections include four HDMI 2.0 inputs, a pair of USB inputs including one USB 3.0, and an RF antenna input for the projector's built-in off-air tuner.
The Hisense 100L5F is available now from authorized online retailers.
For more detailed specifications and connections, check out our Hisense 100L5F projector page.