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Hisense PX1-PRO 4K

Hisense PX1-PRO Review

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The compact PX1-PRO offers excellent value with its easy setup, bright and stunning colors, and handy smart integration, but there are limited ports, some rainbow artifacts, and no Netflix.

$2,497.97

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Launched in 2022, the Hisense PX1-PRO is an ultra-short throw 4K projector with Android TV built-in. It uses pixel shifting to create a 3840×2160 resolution. Along with a maximum screen size of 130 inches and an HDR brightness of 2130 lumens, this projector has 107% coverage of the BT.2020 color space and HDR10 and HLG compatibility.

Like the best projectors, it has 2 x HDMI 2.1 ports (one eARC), Dolby Atmos, digital keystone, and a compact design with proximity-based auto-laser shutoff. Its throw ratio is 0.25 (130 inches at a distance of 489.55 mm), and there’s built-in Google Assistant, but it also works with Alexa. Lastly, it has a lifespan of 25,000 hours.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Hisense PX1-PRO is a great projector for viewing films in dim or dark settings. Its 2130 lumens HDR brightness, which is among the brightest in our certified, tested list, will have no issues displaying bright scenes in moderately illuminated spaces, but it’s unsuitable for dark scenes. The 38.1 ms (4K at 60 Hz) input lag is acceptable for casual gaming but too high for competitive games.

Along with HDR and high contrast, it has a 129% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space, so it showcases a wide range of vivid colors, and blacks don’t become greys. The projector has two HDMI 2.1 ports and supports Dolby Atmos, but although it accepts a 120 Hz signal, its display is limited to 60 Hz. There’s built-in Google Assistant for convenient voice control.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Moderate brightness
    • The PX1-PRO is excellent for film viewing and looks great even with some ambient light thanks to its 2,130 lumens HDR brightness (ranking in the top third of our certified tested projectors). Dark scenes, however, aren’t suitable in bright light.

  • Excellent image quality
    • With 129% coverage of the DCI-P3, this projector displays a stunning range of vivid colors. Color coverage is among the highest on our verified, tested roster. Color accuracy is great in all the modes except Vivid, where they become oversaturated.

    • HDR10 and HLG compatibility and the 562.1:1 contrast enhance colors and ensure blacks are dark. The contrast ranks close to the bottom of our verified, tested list, so you’ll need to tweak contrast settings to improve shadow details to satisfactory levels.

  • Satisfactory input lag
    • The PX1-PRO’s input lag of 38.1 ms (4K at 60 Hz refresh rate) is acceptable for casual gaming but too high for competitive gaming. Reducing the resolution to 1080p at 60 Hz doesn’t lower the input lag much (36.9 ms).

Reason to Avoid

  • Rainbow artifacts
    • There are some rainbow artifacts during scenes with bright highlights.

  • Only two HDMI ports
    • The projector is limited to only two HDMI ports, so you’ll need a separate HDMI hub to connect multiple devices.

  • No Netflix app
    • There’s no Netflix app included. You’ll require a separate streaming dongle for this.

Hisense PX1-PRO Specs

3D Ready3D ReadyNo
Aspect RatioAspect Ratio16:9
BrightnessBrightness2200 Lumens
Contrast RatioContrast Ratio2,000,000:1
DepthDepth12.8"
Digital KeystoneDigital KeystoneYes
Display TechnologyDisplay TechnologyDLP
HDRHDRDolby Vision, HDR10, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
HeightHeight6.3"
Integrated SpeakersIntegrated SpeakersYes
Light SourceLight SourceLaser
Light Source LifeLight Source Life25,000 hrs
Max DistanceMax Distance18"
Max Screen SizeMax Screen Size130"
Min DistanceMin Distance10.8"
Min Screen SizeMin Screen Size90"
Noise LevelNoise Level30 dB
PortablePortableNo
Refresh Rate60 Hz
ResolutionResolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Smart FunctionalitySmart FunctionalityYes
Sync TechnologySync Technology
TV TunerTV TunerYes
ThrowTypeThrowTypeUltra Short Throw Technology
VRRVRRn/a
Video InputsVideo InputsEthernet, HDMI 2.0
WeightWeight20 lbs
WidthWidth20"
Yes

All Specs

Test Results

SDR Brightness (nits)0
HDR Brightness (nits)0
SDR Brightness (Lumens)2,044
HDR Brightness (Lumens)2,130
SDR Color Temperature (K)0
HDR Color Temperature (K)0
Contrast Ratio (x:y)0
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)129
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (BT. 709)0
Input Lag (ms)35.65

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Product Comparison

Hisense PX1-PRO 4K

Hisense PX1-PRO Review

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Market Context

Launched in 2022, the Hisense PX1-PRO is an ultra-short throw 4K projector with Android TV built-in. It uses pixel shifting to create a 3840×2160 resolution….

Launched in 2022, the Hisense PX1-PRO is an ultra-short throw 4K projector with Android TV built-in. It uses pixel shifting to create a 3840×2160 resolution. Along with a maximum screen size of 130 inches and an HDR brightness of 2130 lumens, this projector has 107% coverage of the BT.2020 color space and HDR10 and HLG compatibility.

Like the best projectors, it has 2 x HDMI 2.1 ports (one eARC), Dolby Atmos, digital keystone, and a compact design with proximity-based auto-laser shutoff. Its throw ratio is 0.25 (130 inches at a distance of 489.55 mm), and there’s built-in Google Assistant, but it also works with Alexa. Lastly, it has a lifespan of 25,000 hours.

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The Sony VPL-FHZ85W has an impressive +70% vertical lens shift for superior adjustability, but the Hisense PX1-PRO is missing this feature. At 7,300 lumens, the VPL-FHZ85W is over 3 times brighter than the PX1-PRO (2130 lumens), making it more suitable for spaces flooded with ambient light. For more information, read this Sony VPL-FHZ85W review.

The Samsung Premiere LSP9T has a shorter throw ratio of 0.189 (130 inches at a distance of 238 mm) and takes up less space for…

The Samsung Premiere LSP9T has a shorter throw ratio of 0.189 (130 inches at a distance of 238 mm) and takes up less space for setup compared to the Hisense PX1-PRO, which has a throw ratio of 0.25 (130 inches at a distance of 489.55 mm). However, the PX1-PRO is slightly better for gaming because of its lower input lag of 38.1 ms (4K at 60 Hz) compared to the LSP9T’s 56 ms lag (4K and full HD at 60 Hz). Read our full Samsung Premiere LSP9T review here. And for an 8K projector, check out this JVC DLA-NZ7 review.

With Dolby Vision, the Hisense PX2-PRO has a more striking HDR and contrast compared to the Hisense PX1-PRO. At 2400 lumens, the PX2-PRO is also…

With Dolby Vision, the Hisense PX2-PRO has a more striking HDR and contrast compared to the Hisense PX1-PRO. At 2400 lumens, the PX2-PRO is also slightly brighter than the PX1-PRO (2130 lumens) and, therefore, more suitable for well-lit spaces. For an even brighter projector, check our Formovie Theater review. And to better understand the differences between these products, read this guide on how do projectors work.

3D Ready

No

No

Yes

Aspect Ratio

16:9

16:10

16:9

Brightness

2200 Lumens

2800 Lumens

Contrast Ratio

2,000,000:1

2,000,000:1

Depth

12.8"

19.5"

14.5"

Digital Keystone

Yes

Horizontal & Vertical

Yes

Display Technology

DLP

3LCD

DLP

HDR

Dolby Vision, HDR10, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)

No

HDR10, HDR10+, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)

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Score Card

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Expert Score

89

*.75

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Customer Score

92

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True Score

87

Expert Scores

  • PC Mag
    70.9

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    Complete with a TV tuner and integrated Android TV, the 4K Hisense PX1-PRO projector delivers… Read More

    By:

    M. David Stone
  • Trusted Reviews
    32.27

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    If you want to supersize your movies but can’t afford a humongous TV and would… Read More

    By:

    Steve May
  • Projector Central
    64.75

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    At an attractive $3,499 price, the 4K TriChroma PX1-PRO is the first UST from Hisense… Read More

    By:

    Mark Henninger
  • Techradar
    42.31

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    Hisense’s PX1 Pro follows its fantastic L9G at a much lower price. With just a… Read More

    By:

    Mark Knapp
  • Sound and Vision
    31.37

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    With its onboard streaming capability and TV tuner, the Hisense PX1-Pro comes about as close… Read More

    By:

    Michael Hamilto
  • Expert Reviews UK
    63.18

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    With two big caveats, yes. The first is that it’s a big investment, especially if… Read More

    By:

    Stuart Andrews

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