Hisense Shows 100″ U8K 4K Mini-LED TV At CEDIA Expo
Hisense returns to CEDIA Expo this week to present its range of high-performance televisions and appliances for the custom integration industry including its first 100-inch 4K ULED Mini-LED model.
The company’s 2023 consumer electronics lineup, which was first shown at CES in January and on display at the custom show, includes new Laser TV and Laser Cinema options, in addition to its 2023 ULED flat-panel TV lineup featuring high-performing 4K LED and Mini-LED backlit LCD models.
The company is also using the show to demonstrate its expansion into the sales and support of corporate, commercial and institutional display solutions that maintain the brand’s reputation for high picture and sound quality at value pricing.
In 4K Mini-LED ULED TVs, Hisense continues to make its mark with premium ULED processing systems in products that are accessible to a wider range of customers. Enhancing the previous year’s ULED lineup, the 2023 U8K Series, U7K Series, and U6K Series 4K Mini-LEDs are available at new levels of picture performance and value.
The high-performance U8K Series features more Mini-LED local dimming zones than last year’s comparable series for higher peak brightness and finer shadow detail; up to 144Hz VRR supporting new advanced gaming experiences, IMAX-Enhanced certification, Filmmaker Mode, Dolby Vision IQ, and Quantum Dot color film for wide color gamut coverage.
The U8K Series is available in screen sizes of 55- to a new 100-inches, including: the 55-inch 55U8K ($1,299 suggested retail) available now for $748; the 65-inch 65U8K ($1,598.97); the 75-inch for 75U8L ($2,299) available now for $1,498; the 85-inch 85U8K ($2,699) and the just announced forthcoming 100-inch (100U8K) model. All can be found now at Best Buy and on Amazon and are backed with Hisense’s 2-year warranty.
The U7K series is a step-up 4K Mini-LED TV line bringing even more affordable value. The U7K series also offers advanced gaming features, including up to 144Hz VRR, IMAX Enhanced certification, NextGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) over-the-air tuning, double the local dimming zones from 2022.
The U6K Series is Hisense’s entry 4K Mini-LED TV series with advanced-level ULED picture and sound quality, including more local dimming zones, deeper blacks, and improved contrast ratios.
The Hisense 85UX “ULED X” is the company’s flagship flat-panel model for 2023. It is billed as “a major step forward in LED television technology, providing higher levels of brightness and realistic on-screen picture quality that have never been achieved before.” The UX denotes Hisense’s Hi-View Engine X chipset that controls over 20,000 Mini-LED lights to deliver an ultra-bright picture. It is billed as “the best display standard through active intelligent backlight control.” The Mini-LED X model will have more than 5000 Local Dimming Zones capable of up to 2500 nits of peak brightness and Dynamic X-Display image realism.
For very large screen home theater applications, Hisense is showing this year’s Laser TV short-throw DLP front projectors. New high-gain ambient light rejecting (ALR) screens are now available to enhance brightness for a sharper picture. Some models offer built-in TV tuners, a Google TV upgrade and premium audio features.
The Hisense L9H TriChroma Laser TV is an ultra-short throw projector, capable of up to 3000 Lumens of peak brightness with support for Dolby Vision dynamic metadata high dynamic range (HDR), Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound support, and a TriChroma (RGB) triple-laser light engine capable of up to 107% coverage of the BT.2020 color space, the company said.
The L9H is designed to serve as an entertainment hub, incorporating the Google TV streaming interface platform and a built-in NextGen TV (ATSC 3.0) over-the-air broadcast tuning.
The Hisense L5H 4K Smart Laser TV is billed as “an entry to large-scale viewing,” presenting 2700 ANSI lumens of peak brightness and X-Fusion Laser Light Engine technology. The L5H features Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos audio via built-in-40-watt speakers, providing an immersive cinematic experience. The accompanying upgraded ALR screen will enable bright, sharp and colorful pictures even in day-lit ambient room lighting conditions. Additional supported features include Google TV, NextGen TV (ATSC 3.0) tuning, and Wi-Fi 6e.
The new Hisense Laser Cinema category encompasses theatrical-sized home viewing with screen sizes of up to 300-inches. The Laser Cinema PX2-PRO TriChroma projector produces up to 2400 Lumens of peak brightness from a triple-laser (RGB) light engine capable of producing vivid colors and deep contrast. A powered-focus lens will produce sharp 4K images adaptable from 90 to 130 inches, complemented by a built-in 30W Dolby Atmos sound system.
The PL1 Laser Cinema ($2,499) features an X-Fusion Blue Laser Light Source with Phosphor Color Filter laser engine to create sharp 4K images using a powered focus lens.
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By Greg Tarr
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