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IFA 2022: Leica Cine 1 4K Ultra-short throw laser projector TV launched

Leica in collaboration with Hisense launched its new 100-inch and 60-inch Ultra-short throw laser projector TV called the Leica Cine 1.
IFA 2022: Leica Cine 1 4K Ultra-short throw laser projector TV launched
Leica Cine 1

Leica enters the laser projector TV market!

The legendary german camera manufacturer and Chinese appliance and electronics manufacturer Hisense joined at IFA 2022 to reveal its latest collaboration.

We featured the Hisense 100-inch Smart Laser TV on our YouTube Channel.

The new Leica Cine 1 is the company's first-ever 4K ultra-short-throw laser projector. Both models are currently in development and both use Leica lenses. One of the projectors can produce over 2500 lumens to project a 100-inch 4K 60Hz image at a distance of 30cm or almost 12 inches. While the second projector can produce over 2100 lumens to project an 80-inch image at a distance of 15cm (almost six inches). 

It uses Hisense's triple RGB laser light engine that is paired with a DLP chip from Texas instruments. This results in a 30ms latency.

The prototype at the IFA floor came with three HDMI ports (one HDMI 2.1 with eARC), one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.0, a built-in TV tuner, and a Common Interface slot.

Leica noted that each projector is tuned for each display size and the company does not recommend moving them closer or farther from the recommended distance from the wall. 

Typically, ultra-short-throw projectors look best with ambient light rejection or ALR screens. Leica will sell you one separately.

The US market model will be running on Android TV and is expected to ship with 4.2 Atmos-certified Audio.

US price with direct to PHP conversion (no taxes and duties yet):

100-inch Cine 1 - USD 7,900 (around PHP 449K)
80-inch Cine 1 - USD 6,900 (around PHP 392K)
100-inch ALR screen - USD 1,800 (around PHP 102K)
80-inch ALR screen - USD 1,600 (around PHP 91K)

These prices are not final and could still change when the projectors finally arrive.

Leica is targeting to release the projector in Q2 20233 for Europe, Q3 for China, and Q4 for the US.

There is no word yet on International or Philippine pricing and availability.

What do you guys think?

Source: Leica, Via: Engadget, TheVerge

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