Hisense goes big at CES 2015 with 100-inch laser ‘cinema TV’


LAS VEGAS — At its press presentation at the 2015 International CES, Hisense has shown off the Vidaa Max, a short-throw laser projector that can beam a 100-inch image from a distance of only 2 feet.

The projector — also called the 100P1 if you don’t like Vidaa Max — doesn’t require a dedicated screen, meaning the console can be moved easily from room to room, unlike other similar products like the LG Hecto Laster TV.

The unit uses a blue laser diode that promises 25,000 hours of viewing time. This is coupled with the Texas Instruments DarkChip 3 Digital Light Processing (DLP) platform, offering a Full HD (1,920×1,080) resolution.

Connectivity options include HDMI, component, composite, VGA and USB, along with WiDi. The Vidaa also has a 5.1 Dolby-DTS sound, with 8-inch subwoofers and 5.8G Bluetooth surround speakers.
Two of the Vidaa Max were on display at the presentation, showing off a very bright and clear image with surprisingly deep blacks. One unit was displaying video that looked quite crisp, with little to no motion blur evident.