Hisense Takes on the Majors with Laser Projection

Chinese HDTV manufacturer Hisense showed a range of new UHD HDTVs. The company claims that it can offer performance that equals or exceeds what you can get from more well-established brands, and at much more competitive prices. But their most interesting demos were of a pair of their “Laser Cast” short-throw projectors.

While other manufacturers have shown similar designs, in which the projector sits mere inches from and just below the screen, I haven’t seen any that looked better. The current 2K model is available now at $12,999 and includes an outboard audio system. The model shown in the photograph here is the 4K Laser Cast, which should be available in late 2017.