Leica formally launches its new Leica Cine 1 4K triple-laser good TV projector

If not for the truth that Leica initially teased it 4 months in the past, this one might sound a bit out of left discipline. However Leica has at present formally introduced the discharge of the Leica Cine 1 4K triple laser projector. It’s Leica’s first-ever “Laser TV”, and in precept, it’s just like the Wemax Nova 4K we reviewed on DIYP a couple of months in the past, however with a few notable exceptions.

Just like the Wemax, it’s an ALDP ultra-short throw laser projector, besides the Leica Cine 1 contains a triple laser array as a substitute of a single laser. In principle, this offers elevated power effectivity and brightness in addition to a wider color gamut. It additionally utilises Leica’s personal Leica Picture Optimization (LIO) know-how which the corporate says gives pure color copy with detailed color gradations and enhanced distinction.

The Leica Cine 1 makes use of Google’s Sensible TV platform, providing entry to a wide selection of apps and entry to the same old on-line companies like YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and so forth. And since it’s a 4K projector, you’ll be able to stream 4K content material and mission it onto a floor for a display dimension of as much as 120″. In addition to on-line content material, you get the same old array of sockets for projecting HDMI video sources, in addition to USB for enjoying motion pictures and photographs immediately from a tough drive or SSD.

In relation to the downsides of laser projectors, there’s solely actually one. You may’t swap out the “bulb” if it dies like you’ll be able to with conventional projectors. However, the Leica Cine 1 boasts over 25,000 hours of use. For those who had been enjoying your projector 24 hours a day, each single day, that leads to somewhat underneath three years of strong use. On condition that most individuals are solely going to be utilizing this for a handful of hours every day, in real-world phrases, you’ll be able to in all probability anticipate it to final a few decade. And by that point, newer tech could have come alongside to switch the unit as an entire anyway, even when it’s not lifeless but.


This isn’t the primary projector Leica has made, having launched a couple of stills projectors in years passed by underneath the Pradovit model. However these had been stills projectors. For mounted 35mm slide movie. This isn’t solely Leica’s first laser projector however their first digital video projector of any type. The movie projectors made quite a lot of sense, given that folks had been utilizing their cameras to create the pictures shot on these movies, however that is an fascinating transfer from an organization like Leica who doesn’t actually have any sort of historical past with what is actually a house leisure system.

Nonetheless, because it’s Leica, the Leica Cine 1 4K projector comes with a Leica price ticket. The Leica Cine 1 will are available two fashions with 100″ and 120″ display projection sizes. It’s anticipated to be launched within the EU in Spring 2023 and within the USA in Q3 2023. The 100″ mannequin will include a price ticket of $8,295 – considerably greater than the Wemax Nova 4K that initiatives as much as 150″. No worth has but been introduced for the 120″ mannequin.

Extra info shall be coming to the Leica shops, together with the Leica web site, as availability will get nearer, however for now, yow will discover out extra info on the Leica Laser TV website. It will likely be fascinating to see if this turns into a spread of recent merchandise from Leica or in the event that they’ll simply have one solo high-end projector completely in its vary, with every mannequin being changed by a successor moderately than obtainable alongside.