If you want a projector to replace a TV, then some high-end projectors with ultra-short throw ratios are good options. They are different from common projectors with long throws, and you can just place the projector on your TV Cabinet.

Formovie Theater and Hisense L9G popular projectors are good options to replace TV. In this guide, we will compare the two projectors side by side and help you to make a wise decision.  

Formovie Theater vs Hisense L9G

Formovie Theater vs Hisense L9G: Overview

Regarding price, Hisense L9G is slightly more expensive than its Formovie counterpart. They have a similar configuration in terms of resolution and display technology, but Hisense L9G is better in terms of brightness and audio configuration.

Formovie Theater vs Hisense L9G: Appearance

The overall linear design of the two projectors is different. Formovie Theater is angular and has sleek lines while Hisense L9G is roundish.

As for the color matching, Formovie Theater is cosmos grey while Hisense L9G is black, and they both have low-profile and elegant styles. In terms of dimensions, Hisense L9G is thicker and bigger than the Formovie projector.  

It is worth noting that Hisense L9G has proximity sensors on the projector to protect human eyes when users approach the projector.

All the interfaces of Formovie Theater are located at the back panel while Hisense L9G has a USB interface on the side panel so that you can connect your mobile devices to the projector conveniently.

Formovie Theater vs Hisense L9G: Throw Ratio

The throw ratio is a key factor if you want to save space for your room or the cabinet is too narrow. Put simply, when the image size if fixed, the shorter the throw, the shorter the distance from the lens to the screen.

Formovie Theater has a throw ratio of 0.23:1 while Hisense L9G has o.25:1. That’s to say, it requires a longer distance for Hisense L9G to project the same image size as Formovie Theater.

Formovie Theater vs Hisense L9G: Image

As a TV replacement, the image quality of a projector is the first priority. For resolution, the two projectors have the same 4K resolution, but they have different brightness.

Formovie Theater has 2,800 ANSI lumens while Hisense L9G has 3,000 ANSI lumens. In other words, the Hisense L9G is brighter under ambient light. As a projection image is vulnerable to ambient light, the brightness of a projector is decisive.

Though they both adopt RGB laser as the light source, their lamp life is different. The Hisense L9G has a lamp life of 25,000 hours. The longer lamp life means that you can use the projector for a longer life.

As for color performance, the two projectors have the same 107% coverage of BT.2020, producing lifelike and vivid images with good color accuracy.

Dolby Vision is a next-level HDR format that optimizes every scene on every screen, which gives you amazing color and contrast so that you can see more detail in bright and dark scenes. The two projectors both support the Dolby Vision technology.

For image size, Formovie Theater has a max image size of 150 inches while Hisense L9G has a fixed image of 100 inches.

ParametersFormovie TheaterHisense L9G
Brightness2,800 ANSI lumens3,000 ANSI lumens
Resolution4K (3840×2160)4K (3840×2160)
Light SourceRGB LaserRGB Laser
Lamp Life20,000 hours25,000+ hours
Image Size80-150 inches100”

Formovie Theater vs Hisense L9G: System

If you don’t make your cabinet a mess, then you need to pick a projector with a built-in smart system. Otherwise, you need to connect the projector to a Roku, Amazon Fire TV box, etc.

The two projectors both have an Android TV system. The two projectors are the same in terms of the App store, Google Assistant voice control, and refresh rate.

The difference between the two projectors lies in the ALLM, a game mode that can bring a smoother and faster gaming experience. Hisense L9G has no ALLM game mode.

ParametersFormovie TheaterHisense L9G
Smart TVAndroid TVAndroid TV
App StoreGoogle PlayGoogle Play
Google AssistantYesYes
Refresh rate60 Hz60 Hz

Formovie Theater vs Hisense L9G: Connectivity

The two projectors are similar in wireless connectivity, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Chromecast. The Chromecast makes the smartphone connection convenient.

As for wired interfaces, Formovie Theater is better in HDMI 2.1, which performs better in bandwidth and compatibility. See our previous post on HDMI 2.0 vs HDMI 2.1 to know their differences. Hisense L9G has a USB 3.0 interface and has quicker transmission speed.

The two projectors both support a LAN connection to connect the projector to the network in a wired way. It is worth noting that Hisense L9G has a TV tuner and RF antenna.

ParametersFormovie TheaterHisense L9G
WiredHDMI 2.1
USB 2.0
HDMI 2.0
USB 3.0
TV tuner
RF antenna    

Formovie Theater vs Hisense L9G: Audio

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As for audio, Formovie Theater has dual 15W speakers, including 2 full-range speakers and 2 tweeters supplied by Bowers & Wilkins. Hisense L9G has 40W speakers in total and provides a loud and sonorous audio effect.

The two projectors both support Dolby Atmos and delivers the surrounding effect.

ParametersFormovie TheaterHisense L9G
Speakers30W speakers40W speakers
Audio CodecDolby AtmosDolby Atmos


As we have introduced above, Formovie Theater and Hisense L9G both have their pros and cons.

Formovie Theater


  • Giant Image Size
  • Shorter Throw
  • Dolby Vision
  • Standard Android TV


  • No 3D
  • Slightly noisy

Hisense L9G


  • High brightness
  • Powerful Speakers
  • Standard Android TV
  • Dolby Vision
  • TV tuner


  • No 3D
  • HDMI 2.0 Only
  • Fixed Image Size


After comparing the two projectors, we can conclude that Formovie Theater is better in lower cost, shorter throw, and bigger image size, and Hisense L9G has higher brightness, longer lamp, and more powerful speakers.

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