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In context: Laser TVs are a special breed of ultra-short-throw projectors that only a couple of companies in the world currently make. They use laser light sources to beam the picture onto a special projection screen just a few inches away. The key advantage over traditional projectors is the ultra-short throw, letting you place the unit closer to the wall for a simpler setup.

Chinese electronics giant Hisense has just dropped a new laser TV with a screen that can fold. Called Starlight S1 Pro, it comes in 75, 80, 88, and 100-inch models – all rocking 4K resolution.

Under the hood is Hisense’s own LPU digital laser engine using RGB lasers to crank out a color gamut that covers 151% of the DCI-P3 spectrum. It also supports IMAX Enhanced. The TVs boast peak brightness between 400 and 450 nits, depending on size, to complement those cinema-grade colors.

The laser TVs also use ‘AI cameras’ to automatically adjust focus, screen alignment, and image parameters to display the perfect picture no matter the conditions.

Hisense’s 100-inch folding laser TV brings the ultimate cinema experience to your home

The highlight is, of course, the screen on the 100-inch model which folds for easy setup. Hisense likes to call it the “Foldable Screen 2.0.” It can come in handy for when you need to move the TV around – a 100-inch screen isn’t exactly portable especially if you live in a high-rise building where elevators are necessary.

As for audio, Hisense teamed up with Harman Kardon for custom speaker systems with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. The 75-inch gets a 2.1 channel setup, while the larger sizes bump it up to 2.1.2 with added height channels.

Under the hood, the Android 11 TVs are powered by a MediaTek MT9649 processor with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. Ports include HDMI 2.1 with eARC, Ethernet, and USB connectivity. There’s even a voice control remote with NFC.

The package doesn’t come cheap. Prices in China start at 9,999 yuan (around $1,380 USD) for the 75-inch and top out at a wallet-scorching 26,999 yuan ($3,721) for the 100-inch model. There’s no word yet on whether these will make it stateside, but Hisense already sells laser projectors in the region and has a growing presence.

Hisense’s 100-inch folding laser TV brings the ultimate cinema experience to your home

In case you are wondering why laser projectors come bundled with a screen (why not use the wall instead?), it’s because the surface plays a huge role in the quality of the image. These screens are perfectly optimized for the projection. Try any other surface and you’ll likely deal with blown-out colors, terrible contrast, and an all-around sub-par image.

Laser TVs like the Starlight S1 Pro are designed to work seamlessly with their companion projector screens to deliver that theater-quality experience.

At CES earlier this year, Hisense also revealed a Rollable Laser TV, which featured an ambient light-rejecting screen that rolled inside the ultra-short throw projector when not in use.

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