In mid-2018 Hisense released its monster-szed 4K Laser TV on the world, we even wrote about it right here.
After more than half a year of waiting its finally coming to Australia.
Named the Series L, its a 100-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Dual Colour Laser TV with HDR10. Try saying that five times fast. The TV’s powered by Hisense’s X-Fusion dual colour laser light source, outputting more than 8 million pixels.
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When it comes to sound, there are 14 in-built speakers and a wireless sub with JBL Cinema Sound.
“More and more of our Australian customers are demanding larger-than-life televisions and we’re thrilled to announce the addition of a show stopping 100-inch TV to our line up in 2019,” said Andre Iannuzzi, Head of Marketing at Hisense Australia.
“This big and bold TV is yet another example of our commitment to bringing Australian consumers more choice at the premium end of the market. Globally, Hisense has invested heavily in the research and development of its proprietary laser technology, and the result is a truly innovative and exceptional TV, that provides an unparalleled at-home cinema experience,” he added.
As an apartment dweller, space is obviously the biggest concern for me here. 100-inches is a whole lot of TV.
Even if you can physically fit it in your lounge room, will it be a comfortable and enjoyable viewing experience?
Hisense think so. The company has stated that the Series L has an eye-friendly viewing distance of 4 metres from the screen, comparing it to LED TVs of the same size, which generally require 9 metres. They’re also generally a hell of a lot more expensive.
That’s still too big for my small lounge room, but I’m sure it would work for people with more sizable living spaces.
When it comes to Australian pricing, we don’t know what it will be yet. However, it did launch in the U.S. for $US9,999 and is currently around $US,6,999 on Amazon.
Once you take GST into account, expect it to be above $10K once it hits our shores.
We’re also unsure of the exact launch date here, but it will be in the first half of 2019.
The author travelled to CES 2019 as a guest of Samsung and Dell.