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Hisense 4K projector delivers 100in image from 50cm

TVs get seriously expensive once you get above the standard screen sizes - witness the £25,000 77in LG 4K OLED - making a projector a more tempting proposition if you want a seriously big picture.

Hisense has just the thing, on show here at IFA 2016. The Laser Cast TV is, a) not a TV, and b) a 4K short throw projector capable of delivering a 100in image when around 50cm from a wall.

The Hisense Laser Cast TV (LT100) is due out around March/April 2017 and will set you back around €10,000 (naturally, it's not cheap) and can throw a picture to any wall or screen.

Hisense also had its own 100in panel on display at IFA, which is already on sale for €1000.

Video was coming by way of a USB stick plugged into the rear of the projector, but we were told the machine will also have Amazon and Netflix built-in, along with wi-fi, allowing you to Netflix and chill in front of your monster screen without the need for any additional boxes or streaming sticks.

We've seen a few short throw projectors before - from Sony and Philips - and the technology is always impressive, not least when it's capable of 4K video...

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.