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Hisense Reveals 2023 TV and Laser Lineup 

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Hisense has revealed its Australian pricing and availability for its 2023 TV and Laser TV lineup. 

Available from major retailers from July, the 2023 range includes a raft of ULED TVs with Mini-LED backlighting in sizes ranging from 55 to 100 inches.

For those wanting a bigger screen, Hisense Laser TV and Laser Cinema models now stretch up to 130-inches.  

Model Availability RRP 
L9HSET  TriChroma Laser TV (screen included)  (100”, 120”) Available now $6,499 (100”)  $7,499 (120”) 
U6KAU  Mini-LED TV  (55”, 65”, 75”) July onwards $1,199 (55”)  $1,499 (65”)  $1,999 (75”) 
U7KAU  ULED Mini-LED TV (55”, 65”, 75”, 85”, 100”) July onwards $1,499 (55”)  $2,299 (65”)  $2,999 (75”)  $3,999 (85”)  $6,999 (100”) 
U8KAU  ULED Mini-LED TV (65”, 75”) July onwards $2,499 (65”)  $3,499 (75”) 
UXAU  ULED Mini-LED Pro TV  (75”, 85”) Sept onwards $4,999 (75”)  $ 9,999 (85”) 
PX2-PRO  TriChroma Laser Cinema  (90” – 130”) August onwards $3,999 (90” – 130”) 

“We are incredibly proud to announce that our new 2023 TV range is the best-performing and most premium one yet,” said Gideon Lui, Head of Marketing, Hisense ANZ.

“Our customers can expect to be delighted by the quality of this year’s products thanks to our most versatile range of TVs which incorporate premium technology at all price points. 

“Reflecting on the last 12 months, buyer expectations have evolved within the home entertainment category – Australians are increasingly looking for the latest tech through a price-conscious lens, so the level of choice we offer our customers is important.

“That’s why our 2023 range has been designed to deliver a premium experience that ticks all the latest feature boxes, with attainability front of mind,” Lui concluded.

Mini-LED X technology

85UXAU (Australian version)

Hisense’s full 2023 ULED TV range features Mini-LED X technology in its flagship model (75UXAU and 85UXAU). 

The Mini-LED X 75 and 85 inch options have 20,000 backlights delivering 2,500+ nits of brightness with 5,000+ dimming zones. Dynamic X Display is capable of five times less reflection and offers over 1 billion unique colours.

When it comes to High Dynamic Range, you’ll get HDR10+ and Dolby Vision IQ plus IMAX Enhanced certification.

Mini-LED ULED range 

75U8KAU (Australian version)

The U8KAU has Mini-LED Pro backlight technology, producing up to 1300 nits of Peak Brightness. You’ll see a host of streaming content available on VIDAA U7, the latest version of Hisense’s proprietary operating system. 

Gaming will be enhanced thanks to 144Hz native and Game Mode Pro panel.

The U7KAU offers a range of sizes from 55 inch to a massive 100-inch option. Again, 144Hz native panel, as well as Mini-LED technology. 

85U7KAU (Australian version)

TriChroma Laser TV offers Home Cinema solution

Hisense’s 2023 L9H TriChroma Laser TV (Australian Version) is available with both 100 and 120-inch ALR (Ambient Light Rejecting) screen options, included with purchase. Three Pure-Colour Lasers (pure red, green, and blue) produce more colours than the human eye can see. 

Alternatively, for those looking for adaptability in their home entertainment setup, topping the Laser Cinema range for 2023 is the all-new PX2-PRO TriChroma Laser Cinema. Offering a variable screen size between 90 and 130 inches and the ability to project onto a suitable wall or existing screen.

TRICHROMA LASER CINEMA SERIES PX2-PRO

Just like the 2023 TriChroma L9H Laser TV, the PX2-PRO TriChroma Laser Cinema features 4K resolutiony, TriChroma X-Fusion Laser Light, Dolby Vision HDR, Dolby Atmos Audio and VIDAA U6, Hisense’s proprietary operating system. 

Content Rich Environment with VIDAA U7 

Hisense’s proprietary operating system, VIDAA U7, will be available across Hisense’s 2023 Australian TV range.

Alongside the brand-new additions of 10Play, Binge and Apple TV+ to the VIDAA platform, Australians can choose from a wide range of content across NRL TV, 9Now, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, FIFA+, Foxtel, Kayo Sports, Netflix, Stan, and more. 

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Insane Value: At this Price the Hisense C1 Laser Projector is a Steal

At more than a thousand dollars off, the Hisense C1 is outstanding value for anyone looking for a home cinema experience.

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I’ve always told people – never pay full price for AV gear. However, when you see a deal, don’t hesitate.

I’ve just started reviewing the C1 TriChroma Laser Mini Projector from Hisense. It’s beautifully designed with a 4K picture to match. As always I do, I conducted a price check – and man – talk about timing. Its RRP is A$3,499 but you can buy it today (publish date) for as little as A$2,390.

My review video is nowhere near finished but I have no problem already recommending the C1. At more than a thousand dollars off, the Hisense C1 is outstanding value for anyone looking for a home cinema experience.

Watch Djuro Sen show the C1 to Tim Gilbert on Sky News Weekend Edition

But first, you need to consider your home setup. The Hisense C1 is a medium to long throw projector so you need some depth in your room. It can project a 4K image from 65-inches to a massive 300-inches. To get a picture that large (300″) you need to be around 8 metres from the screen.

It weighs just under 5kg so it’s pretty easy to move around or mount wherever you want. AutoMagic AI helps to take the pain out of setting up but I found the manual settings to be far better. For most people it will be a case of just pointing the projector where they want the image. Hisense has even included a 1/4“-20 mount for use on a stand or tripod. Very cool.  

This is my review setup. The Hisense C1 image looks great even when projecting from an angle.

I’ll save all the best bits for my video but I will say the picture quality is excellent. It’s a very similar look and feel to a normal Hisense TV. But your room needs to be dark or at least not bright. It pumps out 1600 ANSI lumens, which is outstanding in the right conditions. Aside from all the usual picture modes you also get Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos audio.

The sound is very good out of this cube projector. A 1-litre Sound Chamber, made in collaboration with JBL, really belts out a movie soundtrack.

Image Matrix will post a review video some time after State of Origin II. I’ll be watching that for sure on the Hisense C1.

Hisense 4K Laser Smart Mini Projector Specs

Hisense 4K Laser Smart Mini Projector Specs

Product Category 4K TriChroma Mini Laser Projector
Series TL7K
Model Number C1
Console Colour Black, Gray
Resolution 4K
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Display Technology DLP
Light Source Laser Source
Light Source Blue+Green+Red Laser
Audible Noise ≤26 dB
Display Surface Flat
Light source lifetime 25,000 hours (Luminance drop 50%)
Eye Protection Yes
Digital geometric or keystone correction Yes, Both Auto and Manual keystone correction*
RoHS Compliant Yes
Recyclable Product Yes
Speakers / Type Built-in
Operating System VIDAA U6
Luminance (typical, full field, in Lumens) 1600 lm*
Static Contrast 1600:1
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 2,000,000:1
Number of Colours 1.07 Billion Colours
Resolution 3840*2160
4K Upscaling Yes
10 bit Colorimetry Yes
High Dynamic Range Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG/HDR10+ Decoding
HDMI-ARC Support Yes
HDMI-CEC Support Yes
MHL Support No
Anyview Cast (Miracast) Yes
Network Streaming (DLNA) Yes
Filmmaker Mode Yes
Wireless Digital Audio (Bluetooth) Yes
Wide Colour Gamut 110% BT.2020
Processor Quad Core
MEMC Yes
Smooth Motion Rate 120
Decoder HEVC (H.265),VP9,H.264,MPEG4, MPEG2,VC1,MVC
3D Digital Comb Filter Yes
MPEG Noise Reduction Yes
Mosquito Noise Reduction Yes
Sound Output Power 2*10W
Sound Technology Dolby Atmos
NICAM / A2 Stereo No
User Equalizer Yes
AC-4 Yes
MPEG-H No
Media Player Yes (Video, Audio, Picture)
Hotel Lock No
Streaming video on demand Yes
Web browser Odin
Airplay Yes
Anyview Cast Yes
Anyview Stream Yes (DMP,DMR)
Smart Phone Companion App VIDAA App
HDMI1 High speed HDMI (eARC)
HDMI2 HDMI2.0
USB1 USB 2.0
USB2 USB 3.0
S/PDIF Output 1
Composite (AV) Input 0
Audio (L/R) Input 0
Ethernet RJ45 port Yes
Wireless LAN adapter Support Yes
WiFi technology IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax,Support three frequency band(2.4G,5G and 6G)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
Service port 1
Power Supply 100-240V~ 60/50Hz Max 2.5A
Standby Consumption ≤0.5W
Power Consumption 180W
Weight incl. Packaging 8.6kg
Product Weight (Net) 4.6kg
Packaging Dimension (LxDxH) 391*359*350mm
Product Dimension (LxDxH) 245*179*216mm
Remote Control Model ERF3AD90H
Remote Batteries AAAx2
User Manual YES
Quick start Page YES
Power Cable YES
Container Format AVI,MP4,MKV,TS,FLV OGM
Video .AVI,.WMV,.MP4,.MOV,.3GP,.MKV,.MPG,.MPEG,.VOB,.FLV,.WebM,.OGM
Audio .wma,.wmv,.mp4,.FLAC,.MP2,.MP3 music(mp3 aac wma wav)
Picture .jpeg,.bmp,.PNG,.GIF,.webp
Additional Information *When the projection size is greater than 150 inches, manual focus and manual geometric correction are required.
*The brightness of the laser light beams will be reduced sharply when objects are near to the front of the console to protect your eyes.
*Works with Amazon Alexa, Works with Apple AirPlay, Works with Apple Home

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Hisense Australia expands Mini-LED TV range

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Mini-LED is what 2024 is all about for Hisense.

UXAU

Leading the way is the UXAU – which features Mini-LED X technology (an insane amount if LEDs and dimming zones) and two additional screen sizes.  

Hisense Flagship UXAU

Big screens is big business for Hisense so a massive 110-inch UXAU will be introduced for those who want quality and size. A 65-inch model is also being sold this year. 

U8 Series

Hisense U8 Series at CES 2024

The U8 Series, with Mini-LED Pro technology, will be available in a larger size of 85-inches too, joining options ranging from 55-inches and up. The U8 Series also now features a new, streamlined look for 2024, with the model’s audio output located towards the rear of the unit, utilising up-firing speakers and a built-in subwoofer for an immersive audio experience. 

The U8NAU now has 1,000+ dimming zones and up to 2,000 nits of brightness – formerly 500+ and 1,300 respectively in 2023.

U7 Series

Hisense U7 Series at CES 2024

The U7 Series is the entry level for the premium ULED range. It will continue to be offered in screen sizes from 55 to 100 inches. Throughout the range, Hisense has tripled the model’s number of dimming zones over the outgoing model, with the 300+ built into the U7NAU.

QLED Quantum Dot, Dolby Vision IQ and 144Hz native as standard for the ULED range. The addition of IMAX Enhanced Certification to this collection – previously only available for the U8 Series and above.

U6 Series

Hisense U6 Series

A step down from the premium panels you’ll find Hisense’s new U6 Series. This will get you into the Mini-LED game at a cheaper price. A good thing! You’ll see many features that are included in the premium range too. Hisense is introducing a new ‘affordable’ 100-inch model, the 100Q7NAU, which features 144hz QLED quantum-dot and full array backlit screen.   

“Our commitment to innovation drives us to continually redefine industry standards. The 2024 range demonstrates our dedication to delivering unmatched home entertainment experiences. With advancements in Mini-LED technology and offering the opportunity for our customers to go even bigger, we’re thrilled to bring a new level of immersive entertainment to Australian homes at attainable prices,” Lui said.  

Gaming

This year, Hisense’s Game Mode Pro will feature across the U7 Series (U7NAU) and above. The new Hisense Game Bar pops up in place of the usual on-screen settings when gaming consoles or PCs are in-use, so gamers can see which features are active and track the current frames per second.  

Solar Remote

Hisense’s leading-three models are now controlled with an all-new solar remote for 2024. Importantly, the Hisense has positioned the solar cell on the front of the remote. I often to forget to turn over my Samsung remote over to keep it charged, because the solar window is on the back. The remote also incorporates USB-C charging, offering a versatile and convenient alternative power source.

Soundbars

When it comes to soundbars the hero AX5120 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos Soundbar features seven speakers and improved sound direction with dedicated up-firing speakers for spatial audio, with a centre speaker designated for dialogue to ensure crisp and clear dictation.  

Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity and the convenience of EzPlay enables the use of one remote for a Hisense TV and Hisense soundbar pairing. Logically, the soundbar fits nicely within the adjustable height of select Hisense 2024 TVs which feature adjustable legs and centre stand. 

VIDAA U7 INTERFACE

Hisense has standardised VIDAA U7 across the full TV range, including UHD and ULED products. VIDAA U7 delivers tailored content recommendations across multiple streaming services and TÜV Rheinland Certified privacy protection.  

The user interface will deliver a personalised stream of content, mainstream apps and newly launched free internet TV channels free-of-charge through VIDAA TV.  

Price and Availability

The 2024 TV range will feature the UXAU, U8NAU, U7NAU and U6NAU, as well as the Q7NAU, Q6NAU and A4NAU. Further information on Hisense’s full 2024 TV and soundbar range, including pricing, will be shared soon.  

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Image Matrix Tech on Sky News: SAT ONE Signs LEO Deal with ONEWEB

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In Sunday’s segment on Sky News Australia (Weekend Edition with Tim Gilbert) we talked about Perth-based SAT ONE satellite Internet company signing a deal with ONEWEB. SAT ONE is offering satellite broadband services to businesses and government agencies in rural and remote locations across Australia and New Zealand.

In simple terms, ONEWEB’s LEO (Low Earth Orbit) satellite constellation is similar to Starlink’s but through SAT ONE customers are guaranteed speeds of 200 Mbps down – 40 Mbps up .. that’s brilliant.

So while servicing business and government for now, there’s a possibility future plans will include consumers.

ONEWEB has a LEO (Low Earth Orbit) system of satellites

FAST FACTS ABOUT SAT ONE AND ONEWEB DEAL

  • Perth founded technology company Sat One is Australia’s newest Satellite internet company, who are launching revolutionary super fast internet services.
  • Sat One is offering satellite broadband services to businesses and government agencies no matter how remote their location within an allocated area at time of launch, with plans to service all of Australia in 2024.
  • Sat One, who are part of OneWeb’s global network with more than 640 satellites located across the world, will do this through their low earth orbit satellite (LEO) network that provides fibre-like speeds and capabilities, without the expensive construction costs.
  • Sat One are guaranteeing download speeds of 200Mbbs and upload speeds of 40Mbbs depending on a chosen plan and they give their clients the choice of unlimited or data capped plans at the committed and guaranteed speed.
  • Their pricing is competitive, and they offer 24/7 customer support through locally based call centres.
  • Sat One is also guaranteeing data that is transmitted in Australia always lands back in Australia. This is because “Landing Rights for Space” has been secured by OneWeb.
  • The launch of Sat One will help industries including emergency services, agriculture, mining and resources to ensure they can continue to operate and maintain safety standards, especially during extreme weather events, and will also help to bridge the digital divide.
  • While location availability at launch is south of the Tropic of Capricorn, from Carnarvon to Bundaberg to be more precise, services will grow to reach Australia-wide by Q1 of 2024
  • Businesses can purchase Sat One services directly through Sat One or through one of their channel partners.

Note: Image Matrix Tech viewers will see a more in-depth report later this week.

TECH SHOW IFA BERLIN IS UNDERWAY

IFA 2023 is underway in Berlin

All the big companies like, Samsung, LG and Hisense are in Germany this weekend for IFA. It’s smaller than CES but in many ways, more enjoyable to attend.

Robots are out in force at IFA 2023, large and small. But the big reveal came from ECOVACS. The company showed publicly what could be called the most advanced robot vacuum cleaner ever. The DEEBOT X2 OMNI.

The ECOVACS DEEBOT X2 OMNI was unveiled at IFA

It has a new square-shape (yes!) and increased suction (8,000 pa). The intelligent Auto-lift Mopping System lifts the plates by 15mm when carpet is detected. The all-in-one OMNI station offers a fully automated cleaning solution including Auto-Clean with 55°C Hot Water Mop Washing, Auto-Empty Dust Bin, Auto Hot Air Drying, Auto Water Refilling and self-maintenance. It will be coming to Australia and I’ll have more on that soon.

There were other robots on show – including Willow. This has been a huge hit at IFA , mostly because it’s so damn cute. It will mow your lawn, kill weeds and guard your home.

‘Willow’ can mow the lawn, kill weeds and keep watch

The protoype Willow X has arms that can carry tools, throw out the rubbish, even pour a beer.

‘Willow X’ is a future version with arms

IS THERE ANY POINT USING A PHONE FOR MOON SHOTS?

Yes there is .. but not to take the photo. Having said that, the Samsung S23 Ultra it does a pretty good job.

The problem is; the moon is very bright and distant so smartphone’s don’t have the reach or dynamic range to pull off some of the images or video you’ll see in this segment.

2023 Blue Supermoon shot by Djuro Sen at Maroubra Beach, Sydney, Australia

For the most part, people end up with a white circle. Not a good memory.

But .. a smartphone is still important because of moon tracking apps. I used MOON TRACKER and the AR feature to help plan the shot. You can see where and when moonrise will occur.

Moon Tracker app makes planning moon shots easier

Then it’s about a real camera and a long lens – very long. I used the Canon R6 II and 800mm f/11 RF lens plus an extender to double the reach. You can buy this lens for around $1500 so getting set up doesn’t have to break the bank.

Djuro Sen using Canon R6 II body, 800mm f/11 RF lens and 2x RF extender

What is clear though .. real cameras rule!

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