Hisense PX1-PRO TriChroma Laser Cinema Review - Summary

March 16, 2022 / By Project Reviews Staff

OVERVIEW

The Hisense PX1-PRO is a 4K ultra-short-throw DLP projector that supports 4K@60Hz video playback and retails for $3,499. The PX1-PRO's triple Laser light engine, what Hisense calls TriChroma, is rated to deliver 2,200 lumens for 25,000-plus hours.

The PX1-PRO uses Android TV OS, so the projector's smart features and controls are tightly integrated into an easy-to-use, unified experience. This Laser Cinema'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. Queue 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 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 PX1-PRO is loaded with all the popular streaming apps such as Netflix, HULU, YouTube, Disney+, and more. The PX1-PRO even has a built-in digital tuner providing you access to local broadcast channels.

The front of the PX1-PRO cabinet holds a 30-watt Dolby Atmos sound system that produces amazing sound quality and more bass than it should be able to reasonably produce for such a physically small ultra-short-throw projector.

While the PX1-PRO has 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 PX1-PRO beat its manufactuers rated brightness coming in at 2,341 lumens.

The Hisense PX1-PRO is more than just a pretty shell. Hisense has created a projector with an all-new design approach with sharper, more defined edges than the curvy, glossy finish design on their fourth-gen Laser TV and Laser Cinema products. The PX1-PRO is, like their previous projectors, really great-looking.

The PX1-PRO produces beautiful colors, especially in its Theater and Filmmaker modes, adding so much to the entertainment viewing experience even in rooms where you need to crank up the brightness. I only have one complaint about this projector. Black levels, while very good for a DLP, still don't display deep blacks but rather very dark grays. I don't want to be over the top critical of Hisense because DLP does make it hard to produce deep blacks. Also, Hisense has improved its black levels and shadow detail performance with each new generation of projectors I've reviewed. Even factoring in the cost of a high-quality ALR screen, the PX1-PRO is an incredible value.

Hisense's latest UST delivers on the features home cinema enthusiasts care about, including eARC for uncompressed audio passthrough, custom picture modes for SDR and HDR content and easy integrations with smart home controls and devices. You don't have to be a cinephile or have a dedicated theater room to appreciate the performance and ease of use of the PX1-PRO. Smart Android TV OS, built-in 30W sound, and WiFi connectivity make setting up a 130" home theater with the PX1-PRO as easy as plugging in a smart TV. 

If you are looking for a more convenient alternative to a traditional home theater system, like a flat panel television and an external sound system, the PX1-PRO may just be the projector you are looking for. It can be placed just inches from the wall and get a massive image allowing you to immerse yourself in your favorite games, movies, and TV shows like never before. 

If you want to learn more about the Hisense PX1-PRO or other Hisense home video projectors, be sure to go to www.hisense.com. For more information about this and other Hisense products, check out our articles and reviews at dev.projectorreviews.com. Be sure to check back for the full review once we receive our product sample.

THE COMPETITION

As far as competition is concerned, the only projector I can think of that offers similar performance within the PX1-PRO's price range is the BenQ V7050i. Even though the BenQ is not an RGB laser projector, the company's color science expertise gives the V7050i a slight advantage in the projector's out-of-the-box color performance compared to the PX1-PRO. 

After calibration, I have to give a slight advantage to the Hisense PX1-PRO.

Beyond the BenQ OTB color and BenQ's inclusion of a 100-inch ALR screen, the PX1-PRO offers more features like the Hisense remote zoom capability and 107% of the BT.2020 color space reproduction.

The Hisense PX1-PRO offers a great picture, smart features, low maintenance, and big sound, making it one of the most compelling ultra-short-throw RGB laser projectors of 2022. I highly recommend this projector.

PROS

  • 2,341ANSI Lumens
  • Remote Digital Lens Focus
  • RGB laser light source capable of reproducing 107% of Rec. 2020
  • 25,000 Hour Light Source Life
  • 4K UHD Resolution
  • 4K HDMI 2.1 Inputs (ALLM and eARC)
  • Android TV smart Features
  • Voice Control (Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa)
  • Class-Leading Picture
  • USB 3.0 Type-A input
  • Excellent Sound System
  • Backlit Remote Control
  • Beautiful Design
  • 2-year parts and labor warranty

CONS

  • Black Level and contrast, while better than most, still can improve
  • Needs a third HDMI input
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