Hisense L9G TriChroma Laser TV 4K Review - Summary

November 2, 2021 / By Project Reviews Staff

OVERVIEW

The L9G feature set and amazing color reproduction makes it stand out from the competition

The Hisense L9G is a 4K ultra-short-throw DLP projector that supports 4K@60Hz video playback and retails for $5,499. The L9G's triple Laser light engine, what Hisense calls TriChroma, is rated to deliver 3,000 lumens for 25,000 plus hours.

The L9G uses Android TV OS, so the projector's smart features and controls are tightly integrated into an easy-to-use, unified experience. This Laser TV's menus are easy to navigate and well laid out.

Android TV OS provides access to 700,000+ movies and shows from across your favorite apps. Cue the latest episode, pick up where you left off, or jump to a new show in no time. Even find music, games, and YouTube videos—all on your customizable home screen. You even have access to all the top apps and games right on your screen. Watch, play, and do whatever you want, whenever you want, with 5000+ apps from Google play.

The L9G is loaded with all the popular streaming apps like Netflix, HULU, YouTube, Disney+, and more. The L9G even has a built-in digital tuner providing you access to local broadcast channels.

The front of the L9G cabinet holds a 40-watts, multi-driver array which delivers good sound quality.

The best sounding LaserTV

While the L9G has one of the best-built audio systems I have heard from a Laser TV to date, it also has and an HDMI port that supports an enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC), which delivers high-quality immersive sound from the projector's internal streaming services to a third-party sound system. You can also wirelessly stream audio via Bluetooth to an external speaker or sound system.

The L9G blew away its estimated brightness from a performance standpoint, making it great for use in a room with uncontrolled ambient light sources.

The Hisense L9G is a fantastic projector both on the inside and on the outside. It's not just a square box; instead, Hisense has given it soft edges with a slight gloss to the top of the unit. The L9G is black, not white, which means your eyes will not be drawn to the projector when watching a movie. I honestly think this is one of the best-looking Laser TV projectors I've reviewed.

L9G is capable of reproducing 107 percent of the Rec. 2020 color gamut

The color that this projector produces are just stunning, and they should be as the L9G is capable of reproducing 107 percent of the Rec. 2020 color gamut. Hisense puts this color capability to good use, ensuring that colors look really good even in rooms where you need to crank up the brightness.

I only have one complaint about this projector, and it's a common complaint about DLP projectors. The L9G black levels, while very good for a DLP, still don't display deep blacks but rather very dark grays. I believe that the L9G outperforms many of its DLP competitors when it comes to black levels, but black levels and shadow detail are still an area that manufacturers like Hisense that use DLP need to keep improving.

We have reviewed several good Laser TVs including the LG HU85LA, Epson LS500, and Optoma CinemaX P2 to name a few but the L9G is arguably the best Laser TV in the pack. We were really impressed with the Benq V7050i ($3499 SRP) which is a couple of thousand dollars less. However, when you factor in the cost of a high-quality ALR screen and the TriChroma laser light source, the L9G is worth every penny of its premium price.

The Hisense L9G TriChroma Laser 4K is one amazing projector, and this is not only my opinion. The Hisense L9G went up against Samsung and LG electronics competitors at the recent Value Electronics projector shootout. Even with that stiff competition, the L9G received the highest scores based on SDR Day mode, SDR Reference mode, and HDR Reference mode. The L9G was crowned the King of ultra-short-throw projectors. We agree with the judges which is why we gave the Hisense L9G the best in its class award.

If you want to put a very large TV in your living or theater room, this Hisense would be an excellent choice. The Hisense L9G offers a great picture, smart features, and low maintenance, making it a compelling alternative to a large flat-panel TV.

PROS

  • 3000 ANSI Lumens
  • RGB laser light soure capable or reproducing 107% of Rec2020
  • 25,000 Hour Light Source Life
  • 4K UHS Resoution
  • 4K HDMI 2.1 Inputs (ALLM and eARC)
  • Androind TV Smart Features
  • Voice Control (Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa
  • Class Leading Picture
  • Excellent Sound System
  • Beautiful Design
  • 2-year parts and labor warranty

CONS

● Black Level and contrast could be better

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