At IFA 2022, Leica partnered with Hisense to unveil the Cine 1 short throw projector.
Two versions will go on sale: the first is capable of projecting an image with a diagonal of 100 inches at a distance of 30 cm from the wall, and the second – is 80 inches at a distance of 15 cm from the wall—4K image at 60Hz.
The triple laser technology projection system uses optics developed by Leica. The maximum brightness is 2500 ANSI lumens for the older version and 2100 ANSI lumens for the younger one. The life of the projector is 25,000 hours.
A system of two speakers with a power of 20 watts is responsible for the sound. Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital Plus are supported.
There are three HDMI connectors (one version 2.1 with eARC support), USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, a Common Interface slot, and a built-in TV tuner.
The projector will go on sale in the second quarter of 2023. The 80-inch version will cost $6,900, while the 100-inch version will cost $7,900. ALR projection screens will also be on sale starting at $1,600.