If you want to have the biggest and still best visual experience in your living room, the way to go is most definitely an ultra short throw projector. These new type of projector sit directly under your projection surface and throw the image upwards from a close distance. UST projectors are lit up by a laser light source which is why they're also referred to as laser TVs. They also get this name because they're designed to replace your traditional flatscreen television. Just like a regular OLED or LCD TVs, laser TVs are meant to be used in well-lit rooms, especially when paired with an ambient light rejecting screen. With so many options for USTs, how do you pick just one?

There are a number of different factors that go into picking which ultra short throw projector is best for you. These include brightness, color gamut and throw distance amongst a bunch of different features. To help you decide our projection experts watched 100's of hours of content and assembled a side by side comparison of the various laser TV projectors. For this projector showdown, we're putting the Hisense L9G vs. the Formovie Theater to help you decide which one triple laser UST projector is better.

The top selling Formovie Theater ultra short throw projector of the year launched here in the USA in the summer of 2022. It is the enhanced and updated version of it's Chinese counterpart, the Fengmi T1. This triple laser ultra short throw takes full advantage of the advanced ALPD® 4.0 RGB+ technology. This light engine helps give the Formovie Theater some of the best black levels you'll find on a projector. {Spoiler Alert}, the amazing specs helped the Formovie Theater take 1st place in the 2022 Laser TV Showdown. As our #1 selling ultra short throw projector, it will be a challenge to unseat it as the best laser TV on the market. You can also check out our in-depth Formovie Theater review.

Hisense is known for producing outstanding laser TVs. They are after all the company that came up with the term "Laser TV". The Hisense L9G Trichroma is a perfect example of this high quality electronic device. This Hisense UST is a true RGB triple laser projector with bright vivid colors and buttery smooth motion handling. It is sold as either the 100L9G which comes bundled with a 100 inch ambient light rejecting ultra short throw screen or the 120L9G which includes a 120 inch screen.

So the question that we will seek to answer today: which is better the Hisense L9G or the Formovie Theater?

Read our head to head comparison of these two fantastic triple laser ultra short throw projectors to find out.

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Hisense 100L9G

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Formovie Theater

Our Thoughts:

Brightness

3000

2800

The L9G wins when it comes to brightness but the Theater isn't far behind.

Throw Ratio

0.25:1

0.23:1

The Formovie 4K UST sits a few inches closer to the screen than the L9G.

Chipset

.47" DLP

.47" DLP

Both USTs use the same smaller .47" DLP chipset.

Light Source

RGB Triple Laser

ALPD® 4.0 RGB+ Triple Laser

Both USTs use true Red Green and Blue triple laser technology but Formovie gets the edge thanks to its advanced ALPD 4.0 technology.

Color

107% BT.2020

107% BT.2020

Both laser TVs offer an incredibly wide color gamut.

Contrast Ratio

1869:1

3333:1

The Formovie Theater wins when it comes to contrast ratio. It has one of the best of any UST.

Image Size

Either 100 inches or 120 inches

80 to 150 inches

With one of the biggest variable image size range, the Formovie gives you plenty of options for installation, while the L9G has a fixed focus limiting it to a 100 or 120 inch screen size.

ALR Projector Screen

Available Bundled With 100" or 120" Screen

Projector screen sold separately

One of the best values of the Hisense L9G is that it's sold bundled with an ambient light rejecting projection screen.

Input Lag

38.1 ms

41.9 ms

Neither projector is particularly strong with gaming, with the L9G having a slight edge.

Audio

40W Dolby Atmos®

Full-range×2 + Tweeter×2 (30W) By Bowers & Wilkins

The Formovie laser TV arguably has the best built-in soundbar of any ultra short throw projector.

Price

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$3,499.00$2,799.00

The Formovie Theater offers an absurdly low price given it's impressive specs. The Hisense L9G is still a great value because of the bundled projector screen.

 

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Hisense L9G

The Pros

  • Price bundled with ambient light rejecting screen
  • Brighter more vibrant colors
  • Sharper image
  • Very smooth motion handling
  • Includes built-in TV tuner
  • Stylish black body
  • 120 FPS 4K gaming

The Cons

  • Limited to the 100 and 120 size
  • Doesn’t do a great job handling highlight and lowlight details
  • .47 chipset compared to other triple lasers with the .67
  • Shiny chassis reflects some of the light
  • Doesn’t come with Netflix
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Formovie Theater

The Pros

  • Very low price tag, especially given the incredible performance
  • High lumen output with a RGB triple laser light source
  • Vibrant colors out of the box
  • Laser speckle reduction technology
  • Best native contrast for a .47” XPR DLP
  • Supports Dolby Vision
  • Sits closer to the screen than most other USTs
  • Can make an image size up to 150 inches
  • Winner of the 2022 Laser TV Showdown

The Cons

  • Menu is sometimes less intuitive
  • Fan can be a little noisy
  • Lacks 3D support
  • Fixed-level line output for attaching a sub-woofer; volume controls on remote will change levels of built-in speakers but not adjust volume of the attached subwoofer
  • Netflix app is not included

So Which UST Is Better, The Formovie Theater Or The Hisense L9G?

Without a doubt these 4K ultra short throw projectors are two of the best available on the market. It doesn't matter which one you buy, you'll be absolutely ecstatic with either laser TV. But this is a competition so as tough as it was we had to make a choice. So in this head to head showdown between the Formovie Theater and Hisense L9G the winner is the………

Formovie Theater

Why You Should Buy The Formovie Theater

The Formovie Theater is without a doubt one of, if not the best, ultra short throws available on the market today. The lower price and incredible specs make this 4K laser TV difficult to top. Apart from the great value, the deep black levels and superior contrast creates a larger than life image that puts the Formovie 4K laser TV ahead of the Hisense L9G. It's hard to express just how good the picture is on the Formovie Theater without seeing it for yourself.

Another big advantage that helps the Formovie Theater win is the level of control you have over the picture. This 4K ultra short throw offers a plethora of calibration options that let you dial in the projector to your liking more than most other units. The wide variable focus allows you to pick your preferred screen size all the way up to 150 inches. This is a BIG deal (pun intended).

If you don't want to use an external sound system, the Formovie Theater features the best built-in soundbar. It offers rich and powerful sound, unmatched by any other UST projector.

Why You Should Buy The Hisense L9G

As we said, this showdown was very close. Even though it didn't win this shootout, the Hisesne L9G should still be one of your top picks. The L9G is one of the most vividly colorful projectors we've seen yet. Even in a well-lit room the picture is enchanting. It has a very high quality lens that helps provide a sharp image on your screen. When it comes to motion handling the Hisense triple laser UST offers buttery smooth movement on screen.

One of the biggest values offered by the Hisense L9G is the bundled projector screen. If you don't already have a cinema screen, the L9G should be a strong contender for you to buy.

The biggest limiting factor on the Hisense L9G is that it's limited to either a 100 or 120 inch screen size.

What Do You Think?

Which ultra short throw projector do you think is better? Which one would you buy?  What do you think the most important feature is? Which do you want to see head to head in our next laser TV shootout? Let us know in the comments below!

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If you have any questions on these projectors or anything else projection related don’t hesitate to hit us up at ProjectorScreen.com. Thanks for reading and keep on projecting!

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Projector Resolution:
4K
Brand:
Formovie
Product Status:
In Stock
Lumens:
2800
Projector Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Light Source:
Laser
Contrast Ratio:
3,000:1 (full on/off)
Chipset:
DLP
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Throw Ratio:
0.23:1 (D:W)
Native Resolution:
3840x2160
Lens Shift:
No
Input Lag:
4K/60Hz: 43ms | 1080p/60Hz: 41ms | 1080p/120Hz: 37ms | 1080p/240Hz: 34ms
3D Support:
No
Built-In Speaker:
Yes
Warranty:
2 Years
Standard Lens Focus:
Motorized

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