TVs get bigger every year, but 100 inches is still huge, and reality TVs as big as these are extremely rare. The only one I know of, Sony’s 100-inch Z9D, costs $ 60,000.
The Hisense 100H10D will cost just $ 13,000 when it ships this summer, but it’s not an actual TV. Instead a projection system, which includes an accompanying screen and surround sound system along with a short-range laser projector. (It’s important to note that for now, Hisense only plans to ship in the US. We’ll update you if that changes.)
The advantage is its lower cost compared to a giant screen TV, but it’s still a lot more expensive than a standard projector with a separate display (although 4K projectors start around $ 10K). Hisense claims the brightness is 300 nits, which is enough for most well-lit rooms (and brighter than any standard projector) but still lags much behind LCD TVs.
So who will 100H10D attract? People who have 13 thousand dollars for a new TV, people who want something even bigger than 85 inches LCD TV (costs $ 4,000 or more) and there’s no extra dark room for a standard projector. And yes, they will also need to trust a relatively unknown brand.
Technical specifications Hisense 100H10D
- 100 inch short range projector with screen included
- Laser projection motor (lifespan of 20,000 hours)
- Brightness 300 nits
- HDR10 compatible
- 4K resolution
- Wide color gamut (95% DCI-P3)
- 5.1 surround sound system included