If not for the fact that Leica initially teased it four months ago, this one might seem a bit out of left field. But Leica has today officially announced the release of the Leica Cine 1 4K triple laser projector. It’s Leica’s first-ever “Laser TV”, and in principle, it’s similar to the Wemax Nova 4K we reviewed on DIYP a few months ago, but with a couple of notable exceptions.
Like the Wemax, it’s an ALDP ultra-short throw laser projector, except the Leica Cine 1 features a triple laser array instead of a single laser. In theory, this provides increased energy efficiency and brightness as well as a wider colour gamut. It also utilises Leica’s own Leica Image Optimization (LIO) technology which the company says offers natural colour reproduction with detailed colour gradations and enhanced contrast.