While the previous Hisense Laser TV models, like the 100L10E, used Texas Instruments larger .66” DMD (2,716 x1,528) chip, the 100L5F utilizes a DLP (0.47” DMD) chip to reproduce perceived 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution. I use the term “perceived” because a 4K DLP chip does not actually have 8.3 million mirrors. Hence, the projector utilizes pixel (mirror) shifting to deliver the perceived sharpness of native 4K.
The TI DLP XPR chip is a 0.47” DMD (1,920 x 1,080p) that delivers 4K onscreen by shifting the 1080p pixels both horizontally and vertically. These micromirrors' response time is so fast that each one can be quickly wiggled back and forth to form 4 separate pixels on the screen. This approach works very well because it is challenging to see a difference in resolution when comparing a 4K DLP projector to a native 4K LCD/LCoS model for a normal viewing distance.
Since the 100L5F is a single-chip DLP projector, you will never have any convergence issues that could occur with a 3LCD projector so that the image will remain sharp throughout the projector's life without periodical adjustment. The projector can also accept signals up to 4K@60P via two 18Gbps HDMI/HDCP 2.2 Compatible Input (HDMI #1&2).
Like all other DLP projectors, the L100L5F has a sealed light path to protect the optics from the dreaded “dust blob.” Having a sealed light path prevents dust particles from settling inside the light path and obstructing the projected image.