The home theater laser TV has set the standard: we have gathered 16 most representative laser TV products in the market, let them compare each other in the test, and distinguish the advantages and disadvantages in many viewing tests and measurements.
At the same time, in this test feature, we re emphasized the most important results and data, and summarized the advantages and disadvantages of each model by ranking. We tested these 16 models in detail and compared all their advantages and disadvantages to provide reference for consumers.
- LG Vivo Max (also known as HU915QE) – the reference model of this chaotic bucket!
- VAVA Chroma SP003 – Color Wonders and Movies Perfect
- LG Vivo Mini aka HU715QW — All round player with reasonable price
- Hisense LaserCinema PX1 Pro – RGB cost performance killer
- Samsung LSP9T
- Hisense L9G
- Viewsonic X2000
- Samsung LSP7T
- VAVA 4K
- Optoma UHZ65UST
- Epson EH-LS800
- Hisense L5G
- XGIMI Aura
- Optoma CinemaX D2
- BenQ V7050i
- Xiaomi 4K
With its previous generation of HU85LS Vivo, LG launched the first real high-end laser TV, which left most of its competitors behind. Although it was expensive, it was one of the most popular laser TVs in the market by the end of last year. Now, LG has successfully defended this top position through the new Vivo Max. In our big fight comparison, Vivo Max has once again reached the reference level from most models, so it represents the most high-end laser TV.
Even in terms of installation, Vivo Max has its own advantages: to fill a 100 inch screen, it only needs a depth of 50 cm from the wall, which makes it applicable to almost any TV cabinet in the market. With its simple and lightweight design, it is also particularly suitable for modern living rooms.
In terms of functions, no compromise was made. One of the three HDMI inputs has been upgraded to the latest version 2.1, and now also provides important game support, such as 4K 120Hz, low input delay less than 40ms, and special game screen menus. This menu provides adjusted image settings, which should be optimized for different game types. Through intelligent user interface WebOS and corresponding Magic remote controller, its operation is consistent with that of traditional LG TV. The only drawback is the lack of a TV tuner. However, TV applications in the app store, such as WaipuuTV, provide a good supplement.
In terms of picture quality, Vivo Max is an absolute reference level in terms of light output: its maximum brightness is 3700 lumens, 3200 lumens in general mode, and its color is also very good. Vivo Max is the best one among all participants to resist external light, and it can still operate quietly. The combination of 2300:1 original contrast and the dynamic range of effective dimming to 15000:1 also makes the picture have excellent plasticity (also at the reference level).
It is also a reference in terms of clarity and detail, This is because the “Large size DLP chip, which is doubled to 8 million UHD pixels in turn. Only in terms of color reproduction, vivo Max is still a little short of the top level, because its color space does not fully cover the DCI P3 cinema standard, but considering its highlight output, this is understandable. In terms of sound quality, Vivo Max benefits from the four units it has installed. It can achieve good volume, sense of space and good white clarity. In addition, it can also use Bluetooth Transfer sound wirelessly to external speakers (available separately from LG).
In a word, Vivo Max is the best alternative to flat screen TV, providing excellent rich functions, with reference level picture effects and powerful functions. But it is also very expensive.
+It is a reference level in terms of setting, brightness, resolution and contrast.
+Integrated intelligent system with game optimization function
-No TV tuner
-Color space does not meet DCI P3 standard
2. VAVA Chroma SP003 – Color Miracles and Movie Tools
VAVA, a new company in California, also demonstrated its new “Chroma” (model SP-003), its second generation laser TV. Here, as its name suggests, the focus is on the best possible color reproduction. This original intention has been achieved. Chroma is the only product with Quattro light source in this field, with independent red, green and blue laser diodes and a special yellow laser/phosphor mixing channel.
This creates a color space, which not only covers the color space of DCI P3 cinema under all-optical output, but also reaches about 90% of the BT2020 standard. In addition, compared with other RGB tricolor models in this comparison, the additional laser greatly reduces annoying “spots” (flashes). Therefore, in actual use, you can only notice it when you carefully look at the full RGB content.
Technically, this is a very unique selling point, but Vava also skillfully uses this system in signal processing through special color configuration files. VAVA Chroma uses this extended 4-laser color space equally for all signal sources (SDR, DCI, BT2020), so as to ensure that the colors displayed are more colorful and will not appear too pale even in the presence of ambient light. However, a large color space naturally has its disadvantages. Many colors will appear exaggerated colors, especially the color of the person’s face. In fact, this was also the case with Chroma at the beginning, but with the latest firmware update 1.8.5, a color profile has been integrated to keep the facial color natural, emphasizing only some strong colors, and an excellent result has been obtained.
In addition to the complex color system, VAVA Chroma also shines with the highest native contrast in this laser TV test: 3200:1 native contrast ensures a good black bit level. Most importantly, for HDR content with highlights, the contrast in the screen is very high. At the appropriate color temperature, 2200 lumens of light output and good definition, including image framing, make the very good performance set more perfect. Especially when playing movies and dramas, Chroma is at its best, which makes it a real movie weapon.
In terms of functions and operations, VAVA Chroma is more traditional: although it provides an intelligent Android operating system with APP, these have not been well optimized, and the performance is lower than that of LG, Samsung or Hisense and other specially optimized systems. We recommend using the external TV box of Amazon or Apple TV.
VAVA also has no TV tuner. Every penny of it is invested in image performance. In our opinion, this is a correct idea. In the comparison of laser TV, it is the only product that does this.
When it comes to installation and placement, VAVA Chroma is of high requirements in laser TV; For the 100 inch screen size, the total depth is about 65cm, so you must place it a few centimeters away from the wall. In terms of sound, VAVA has cooperated with Harman Carton again, which has paid off in terms of sound quality: with its full and wide sound field, Chroma can easily catch up with the middle echo wall, and the clarity of dialogue, which is important for the film, has also been guaranteed. In a word, it also meets the requirements of reference level.
VAVA Chroma SP-003 can be recommended to all those who are looking for truly advanced laser TVs. It emphasizes more cinematic movie reproduction.
+Any video content has a very good color reproduction effect
+Best native contrast of all laser TVs
+One of the few 3D enabled devices on the market
-No mature intelligent interface
-Considerable wall distance
3. LG Vivo Mini (also known as HU715QW) – a versatile player with reasonable price
Not everyone wants to spend 3000 to 6000 USD to buy a laser TV, which is why in the past year, a more affordable price range of around 2500 USD has also appeared many products. This is also the product positioning of LG’s “Vivo Mini”, which is the younger brother of the reference model Vivo Max in this laser TV comparison.
Vivo Mini not only looks like a “thin” vivo in appearance, but also its technical configuration is somewhat simple: RGB tricolor laser light source is replaced by traditional laser/phosphor hybrid light source, and 4 million pixel large chip DLP has been replaced by small chip DLP. However, it is surprising that there are still many things that have been inherited from “Big Brother” without any compromise. HDMI input conforming to the 2.1 standard, supporting multi-function games, the latest generation of mature WebOS intelligent operating system, etc. In terms of functions, vivo mini is a multi-functional laser TV like its elder brother. Just in terms of installation, you must reserve a little more distance. However, because the overall depth is 55cm, with a 100 inch screen, Vivo Mini is also a space saving model, which can be flexibly installed on almost any compact cabinet.
In terms of picture quality, Vivo Mini shows solid performance, without too many shortcomings: 2500 lumen color, very good definition, image frame insertion, and expanded SDR color space can also reproduce movie content well. In contrast, we hope to have more things. There is no switchable dimming at 2000:1, so it is only at the middle and low levels.
The voice is also very good. Although it is a little thin compared with Vivo Max, the voice is a better one in this big fight, with a good sense of space and texture. However, in the low frequency range, Vivo Mini lacks some impact force. Like its big brother, it can also connect to external LG speakers wirelessly.
In a word, LG Vivo Mini is a high-quality and inexpensive laser TV product. Its versatility makes it an ideal substitute for traditional TV.
+Compact size and wide application
+A mature intelligent system with game optimization function
-No TV tuner
-Color space does not meet DCI P3 standard
4. Hisense LaserCinema PX1-Pro – RGB cost performance killer
Hisense’s PX1-Pro is a big surprise of this year’s laser TV, and more and more fans have appeared in the United States and Europe. The reason is that the price of all other real RGB three color laser TVs in the market and this laser TV battle exceeds 3500USD, while the price of PX-1 Pro is just over 2000USD. Of course, it certainly cuts costs in other areas.
Hisense promises to fully cover the color of BT2020. Our measurement results prove this; In fact, PX1-Pro is at the same level as the Samsung The Premiere or Hisense L9G. More importantly, PX1 Pro’s color profile even adjusts presets well, so it can also handle SDR or DCI P3 movies well.
However, RGB tricolor light source also has its side effects: artifacts in uniform areas and color bands at strong contrast transitions disturb the visual effect to a certain extent, even though the image definition, including frame insertions, is generally good. The dynamic range can also be higher, and the black value of 1400:1 looks rather gloomy in the dark scene. On the other hand, the light output is good at 2200:1 lumens, and the color is also good.
The reproduction of sound has a good stereoscopic sense, but it is a little weak in the deeper low-frequency, and some sharp. The acoustic experience is about an inexpensive entry-level acoustic echo wall on the level.
Hisense does not call PX1 Pro laser TV, but laser cinema. This is very accurate, because the image display of PX1 Pro provides a good basis for feature films, but is not suitable for daily TV. In a word, it provides an excellent cost performance ratio, which is a highlight of this laser TV battle.
+RGB tri color laser, 100% BT2020 coverage
+Cost effective killer
-Laser artifacts (bright spots/ribbons)
Samsung LSP9T has been released for two years. In 2020, it will be the first laser TV in the world with a true RGB three color laser light source. This is very groundbreaking. Even today, Samsung is still one of the best laser TVs. Even from today’s perspective, it is not without shortcomings.
Its RGB three color laser light source enables it to provide extremely standard color coverage, from SDR/BT709 to UHD Premium with DCI P3 cinema color space to BT2020, covering almost all colors visible to humans. In particular, Samsung is very good at the latter two standards, but the content of traditional TV/dramas will appear unnatural and red oversaturation in many cases. The only thing that can provide improvement here is careful calibration by professionals. Like the other three RGB laser TVs, Samsung also has strong light spots and color bands. Thanks to the 4 megapixel DLP chip, its definition is still very high, and there is a good frame interpolation algorithm even in the process of motion. Its brightness is 2700 lumens, which is very good, but the original contrast is 2200:1, which is only medium.
In terms of setting and installation, the experience of the world’s largest TV brand is obvious: only 52cm deep can make a 100 inch screen, a triple tuner with a smart card reader, and an intelligent “Tizen” operating system, with all relevant streaming media applications. Samsung is on a par with traditional TV in every respect.
As a result, The Premiere’s voice ranked first. The volume is good, the sound field is clear, but it is not top performance in low frequency band.
Even two years later, Samsung LSP9T is still at the reference level, even though it is the first RGB laser TV with typical side effects, so it is necessary to calibrate it by professionals.
+RGB tri color laser, 100% BT2020 coverage
+High detail resolution due to large DMD chip with 4 million pixels
-Laser artifact (spot/ribbon)
6. Hisense L9G
The little brother L5F of Hisense L9G is the first “laser TV” worthy of the name. First of all, it is famous for its good configuration: the triple tuner with smart card reader and the fully intelligent operating system “VIDAA” make it exactly the same as the traditional TV of the same brand in terms of equipment and operation. The high-end L9G is equipped with a new body and RGB three color laser. The price of this equipment is about 1500 euros higher than its brother model.
The depth of 63cm is quite large, but it is still acceptable for most TV cabinets. Like all Hisense laser TVs except PX1-Pro, the L9G has no definition control, so you must choose one of the screens when you purchase it, but it is provided free of charge. All these characteristics also apply to its little brother, L5F. The difference between the two models mainly lies in the light source. To be more accurate, L5F is a traditional laser+phosphorescent laser TV, while L9G has a real RGB laser, which creates a larger color space than BT2020 standard.
This is especially obvious in UHD advanced movies. The color space of the BT709 on the L5F is slightly enlarged, and it looks much paler and greener. Therefore, depth calibration is recommended. On the other hand, L9G shows the gorgeous colors that have never been seen on TV: dark green and dark red. There are no colors that it cannot control. In terms of the brightness of calibration, L9G is also slightly ahead with 2700 lumens, which is one of the brighter products in this activity.
However, the L5F has 2400 calibrated lumens, which is also very bright and suitable for daytime use. In contrast, both are somewhat weak, that is, the original contrast is about 2000:1 without dimming; They are not Black Killers. Both have excellent optical clarity and signal processing. In terms of sound quality, these two products are only at the medium level; Their integrated sound lacks deep low frequency and higher dialogue reproduction ability.
For those who are really looking for alternatives to TV in terms of functionality and reception, both models are recommended. L9G has some advantages in movie playing, because its color is great.
+Triple tuner and true smart interface
+Powerful RGB color with BT2020 color space
-No optical sharpness control
ViewSonic is famous for its solid and affordable home theater projectors in the projector market, and this Taiwanese company clearly wants to maintain this reputation in the laser TV market. From the appearance, the “X2000” is undoubtedly the most unusual laser TV in this activity. Its front has an independent speaker shaft, which is easy to associate with JBL’s Bluetooth speakers. However, behind the sound system, it is also the parent company of JBL, Harman Carton, whose sound quality is more mature. In this laser TV comparison, it is one of the best laser TVs, second only to the Harman Carton system of VAVA Chroma.
Like many other brands, Viewsonic’s operating system also relies on Android, and a style similar to that of mobile phones seems to be taking shape. In Viewsonic’s products, the application is quite successful, even though the ordinary application function of streaming media is quite rough. However, we still believe that solutions using external boxes such as FireTV or Apple TV are more advantageous. The total depth of the X2000 is 59cm, and the screen is 100 inches, which can be placed on most TV cabinets.
The overall picture quality is very solid: especially its 2700:1 contrast and calibrated color, Viewsonic is one of the leaders in picture plasticity. However, in terms of “brightness”, its 2200 lumens is a little weak, so it can not block the bright sunlight. In terms of color, it also performs well, completely covering SDR color space, and slightly expanding the color space for HDR cinema movies. Its lens has good sharpness, only the corners have a slight drop, and the frame interpolation algorithm is good without artifacts.
ViewSonic X2000 can become a favorite of users from a novice because of its unusual design, powerful sound, solid image quality and good black bit level. It is interesting and a dark horse in this activity.
+Impressive sound quality from harman kardon
+Solid image quality
-No DCI P3 color space coverage
-Limited light output
This is a parallel product of Samsung’s “The Premiere”. It has also introduced a lower price model, which is still on sale two years later. It shrinks to a certain extent in all aspects, but still provides solid performance.
The distance between the wall and the leading edge is 65cm, which requires much more depth than its elder brother. The installation requirements are relatively high. However, there is no compromise in terms of functions: with triple tuner, “Tizen” intelligent interface, good workmanship and attractive design, it can completely replace traditional TV if necessary, and far behind many other competitors in this field.
In terms of picture quality, it has reached the reference effect of laser TV, without major problems, but also without highlights: 2200 lumens, good color, slightly expanded color space of DCI P3 movies, and good frame insertion clarity. In terms of contrast, its native index is 1500:1, and it is one of the few products that even have dynamic dimming, but only under the complex calibration of the corresponding mode.
In terms of sound, Samsung can certainly replace traditional TV, but in our comparison this time, it is not brilliant in sound.
In general, the Samsung LSP7T is a solid, reliable and good model in our comparison machine, but it is also quite “no surprise” laser TV, but it deserves the attention of conservative users.
+Fully intelligent interface
-Only SDR color space
-Low primary contrast
9. VAVA 4K
The Vava 4K has become a true classic model: with its powerful “Apple style” design and simple operation, it has won many fans and is still in production and sales. In our opinion, this is right
From the appearance, its workmanship and simplicity are convincing and can adapt to any living room style. It is one of the few models available in black or white. However, by today’s standards, its functions are somewhat simple: no intelligent operating system, no TV tuner. In terms of installation, for the 100 inch screen size, the total depth required is 60cm, which means that it can be installed on most standard TV cabinets.
Seen from the picture, the secret of its success lies in the slightly expanded unified color mode of color space, which makes the color of Vava 4K appear more rich, without making the facial color of the characters appear unnatural. Especially in low light conditions, its picture looks more attractive. Its native contrast is 3000:1, which is also at the top level in terms of image dynamics. Its 2300 lumen brightness and good color are also sufficient. However, in terms of clarity, it is a little backward. Its edge sharpness is slightly deviated, and its signal processing does not interpolate frames. At most, the feature film can be converted to 60Hz. For TV content, there is a manual 50Hz switch to avoid jitter.
Because of Harman Kardon’s sound system, the sound is obviously standard: full and powerful low frequency, but the sound reproduction can be clearer. However, the sound is very good for movies! This is also my view.
Vava 4K is still recommended to all those who are looking for an attractive and easy to configure laser TV versatile product.
+Impressive sound quality from Harman Kardon
+Bright and attractive colors with excellent contrast
-No frame insertion
-The operating system is a little old
10. Optoma UHZ65UST
Optoma’s laser TV is actually the third generation product, which is why we tested the first model (UHZ65) and the latest model (Cinemax D2) in this laser TV evaluation. From a purely visual point of view, there is no difference between the two models in appearance; The same mold is used. However, great changes have taken place under the inner things.
First, let’s look at their similarities. Optoma is the largest laser TV in this test, so a corresponding TV cabinet is required. At the same time, they require a maximum overall depth of 67.5 cm to match a 100 inch screen, which is not in line with the current trend. Both are also lack of intelligent operating systems. Although you can buy the intelligent version of D2 for an additional 100 euros, we recommend you to connect FireTV or AppleTV externally, because they have better optimization effects.
In terms of brightness, UHZ65UST is one of the brightest products in this laser TV comparison. With 2700 lumens of brightness and good color, it is extremely suitable for use in the daytime (as long as the screen is properly matched). UHZ65UST has a powerful frame interpolation calculation function, which can handle most of the content well. However, artifacts can occur from time to time in more complex images.
In contrast, its original dynamic range is 1500:1, which can be extended to nearly 7000:1 through dimming. Therefore, even in darker movie scenes, there are very attractive black bit levels. The color space covers SDR/709 and has been slightly expanded for UHD Premium movies.
In terms of sound quality, UHZ65UST has a strong sound due to its Nuforce sound system, but it is weakened in sound reproduction. In general, it has established a wide sound field with good frequency response. As one of the few models with almost inaudible quiet heat dissipation, it has reached the reference level in this area. It is also one of the few laser TVs in the market that support 3D, which should make movie lovers with 3D movie collections very happy.
+Extremely quiet running noise
+High brightness output
-No DCI P3 color space coverage
-Large wall distance is required
11. Epson EH-LS800
As we all know, Epson is an advocate of LCD projector technology. Therefore, LS800 is the only product representative using LCD among the test objects. At the same time, it is a 3-chip projector, which makes the picture particularly smooth.
The Epson LS800 has a brightness of 4000 lumens, which is also the brightest laser TV in this laser TV comparison, at least in terms of data. We measured that in the “dynamic” mode, the LS800 can actually meet this standard, with a strong green shift. Under the condition of correct color correction, about 40% of the brightness loss can still be 2200 lumens, so Epson still reaches a medium level. After calibration, the native contrast also decreased from 2000:1 to 1100:1, which was the lowest among all participants.
However, the LS800 has dynamic dimming, which can “improve” the contrast to about 4000:1. However, in general, in darker film scenes, the black bit level is still disappointing.
The color space is limited to SDR/BT709, so there is enough color for TV content, but UHD movies are a little too pale. Sharpness and frame insertion calculation are at a good level, but the low pixel contrast of LCD technology makes the LS800 image look softer than that of DLP competitors, which is a taste problem.
When it comes to installation, Epson is excellent, with a total depth of 52.5cm.
This means that it can also be placed on a narrow cabinet, but its huge length still makes it look “big”. It also uses an Android based intelligent system, which Epson uses in all its similar products.
The sound quality provided by its audio system is somewhat disappointing. It does not provide any sense of space, everything sounds “sharp”; The clarity of dialogue also needs to be improved. This is a pity. There could have been more technical possibilities on this big machine, and it could also help it get a better ranking
+It can be closer to the wall
+High maximum brightness
-Low primary contrast
-More losses due to calibration
12. Hisense L5G
Hisense L5 is the first truly “laser TV” on the market, which is famous mainly because of its good configuration: the three-way tuner with intelligent card reader and the fully intelligent operating system “VIDAA” make it completely equivalent to the traditional TV of the same brand in terms of equipment and operation.
The distance of 63cm is quite wide, but it is still feasible for most TV cabinets. Like all Hisense laser TVs, the L5G has no definition control, so you must choose a screen provided by it when purchasing, but it does not require additional charges. All these characteristics also apply to its big brother L9G. The difference between the two models mainly lies in the light source. The L5G is a traditional laser/phosphorescent laser TV, while the L9G has a real RGB laser, which has a larger color space.
This is especially obvious in UHD advanced movies. The color space of the BT709 on the L5G is slightly enlarged, and it looks much paler and greener. Therefore, a lot of calibration is recommended. On the other hand, L9G displays the gorgeous colors that have never been seen on TV: dark green and dark red. There are no colors that it cannot control. In terms of calibration brightness, L9G also leads slightly with 2700 lumens, which is one of the brighter products in the testing field.
However, the L5G has 2400 calibration lumens and is bright enough for daytime use. In contrast, both are somewhat weak. Without dimming, the original is about 2000:1; They are not magic black bits. Both optical clarity and signal processing are of the same high standard. In terms of sound quality, these two models are only at the medium level; Their integrated sound lacks the separation of low frequency and sound.
Both models are recommended for those who are really looking for alternatives in terms of functionality and reception. L9G has some advantages in movie playing, because its color is better.
+Triple tuner and true smart interface
-Fan sounds during operation
-No optical sharpness control
13. XGIMI Aura
With XGIMI Aura, it looks very special and elegant visually in the brochure, but when we hold it in our hands, we are surprised at its size It is definitely one of the largest in this activity.
But size also brings advantages: the XGIMI Aura provides a lot of resonance space, so the integrated Harman Carton sound system can give full play to its best performance. Along with Vava laser TV, Aura 4K easily takes the lead; There is absolutely no need for a separate echo wall.
On the other hand, the picture quality is quite mediocre: the color of 2000 lumens, good definition, including the color space of inserted frames and SDR/BT709, is not suitable for feature film/UHD Premium expansion. The contrast is higher than the average level, which is 30001:1 primary contrast. In a word, we can’t find any big shortcomings.
In terms of operation, we have seen Android system again, which is becoming more and more popular in laser TV. Like other products in this laser TV test, its function is normal, but it has not been perfectly optimized for the projector Well known TV manufacturers, such as LG, Hisense and Samsung, can do better in this regard!
+Impressive sound quality from Harman Kardon
-No DCI P3 color space coverage
-Large distance to wall
Optoma’s laser TV has actually entered the third generation, which is why we compared the first model (UHZ65) with the latest model (D2) in this topic. From a purely visual perspective, there is no difference between the two models; The same mold is used. However, great changes have taken place inside it First, let’s look at the similarities. Optoma is the largest laser TV in this test, so it needs a corresponding cabinet to place it.
At the same time, they require a maximum overall depth of 67.5 cm to match a 100 inch screen, which is somewhat outdated.
Both are also lack of intelligent operating systems. Although you can spend 100 euros more to buy the intelligent version of D2, we recommend connecting FireTV or AppleTV externally because they have better optimization effects.
In terms of brightness, UHZ65UST is one of the brightest products; The brightness of 2700 lumens and good color are undoubtedly suitable for daytime use (as long as the matching screen is suitable).
Unfortunately, in order to save costs, this has shrunk in D2; D2 reached 2200 lumens, so it is only medium level. Signal processing has also been shrunk: UHZ65UST has a powerful frame insertion, while D2 has no frame insertion at all. However, there is no change in other functions. Naturally, their dynamic range is 1500:1, which can be extended to nearly 7000:1 by dimming. Therefore, even in darker movie scenes, there are very attractive black bit levels. The color space covers SDR/709 and has been slightly expanded for UHD Premium movies.
In terms of sound quality, UHZ65UST once again takes the lead, thanks to its Nuforce sound system, which has built a wide sound field with good frequency response, while D2 sounds much thinner here. What these two models have in common is the almost inaudible fan sound; At this point, they have reached the reference level in laser TV.
+Extremely quiet fan
-No frame insertion
-No DCI P3 color space coverage
-Very weak voice
When BenQ, a Taiwan manufacturer, announced its first laser TV, the home theater industry was excited. BenQ has produced some of the best, most important and most accurate home theater DLP projectors in the market before, and the price is very reasonable. They want to apply this concept to the V7050i.
Perfect color fidelity, just like the intention of the filmmaker, the true 24p reproduction. Good contrast (native 1500:1, dynamic 7000:1), high luminous efficiency (2800 lumens, good color), frame interpolation algorithm, special DCI color filter, etc In terms of image technology, BenQ V7050i can say a lot.
The V7050i also has a pleasing design. High quality manufacturing process, beautiful appearance, automatic protection plate can be closed when not in use, and protect the optical unit from dust and external influence.
However, you may pay too much attention to the details of the picture and the body. Unfortunately, the “TV” function is ignored in terms of settings and devices. As its only laser TV, the V7050i does not have any geometric correction, but only has a beam splitter type trapezoidal adjustment. However, this is certainly not enough in most cases, because it is almost impossible for the laser TV to fully align with the screen in actual use. This is indeed a short board, which hinders the play of the equipment. In terms of streaming media and operation, the V7050i also relies entirely on external devices; It is more like a pure display device.
In terms of sound, BenQ scored with its high fidelity treVolo sound system. The sound is very balanced, which is particularly persuasive for music, but lacks a little low frequency and dynamics for movies.
In terms of picture quality, the V7050i is close to a real cinema projector. If it had not stumbled on the settings and quite high working noise, it would probably have become the most satisfactory laser TV for movie enthusiasts. However, all experienced and practical people can handle it if they have information about themselves.
+Accurate color reproduction
+Good signal processing
-No geometric correction
-Few optical outputs using DCI P3
16. Xiaomi 4K
Xiaomi is famous for its mobile phones, but this Chinese electronics giant also produces laser TVs, which are sold under various seed brands. Xiaomi 4K is sold under its own brand, which should be convincing, especially in terms of price. Among all the models tested in this laser TV test, Mi 4K is the smallest so far, even on the narrow TV cabinet, it looks very small. Its screen has a total depth of 56cm and 100 inches, which requires very little space. It is an ideal choice for a small living room.
The heat dissipation is unexpectedly quiet, although it is actually drowned by a wind whistle, which may be quite annoying in use. In addition, there is only a simple intelligent operating system and a simple plastic shell.
In terms of picture quality, there are few surprises. With 1500 lumens of brightness and good color, it is the darkest among our machines and needs light control, but then there is enough “brightness”. The sharpness is very good, but it drops a little near the edge. Interpolation is available, but there are also some errors. One point deduction is the lack of 50Hz compatibility: Mi 4K always internally converts the frame rate to 60Hz, which leads to annoying jitter in sports radio and TV programs. Color reproduction is mainly optimized for SDR content; There is no extended color space for DCI-P3 movies. Due to the lack of color management, adjustments cannot be made. 2700:1 contrast and good color reproduction are really excellent.
Considering the size, the volume is unexpected, but there is no sense of space, especially for the film, there is no low frequency. Like all laser TVs, the sound is better than ordinary TVs, but it cannot replace the surround system.
However, the Xiaomi 4K is the most cost-effective model in this laser TV comparison. If your budget can rise, we suggest you spend more money to buy Hisense PX1 or LG Vivo mini, especially the 50Hz problem.
-Low light output
-Jitter during 50Hz playback
-A disconcerting howl
Here, we would like to point out again that laser TV can successfully replace traditional TV only when the appropriate CLR/ALR screen is used. These special screens absorb oblique incident light, thus ensuring high contrast even in rooms without light control and shading.
The selection of laser TV screen is as rich as the selection of laser TV itself. Each screen will provide different properties, which can be better or worse coordinated with its own laser TV.