The Hisense H9G has a Premium Look due to the metal borders around the screen. The rest of the TV is entirely made out of plastic though. The stand is a bitThe color depth is measured in Bit. 8 Bit stands for 28 different values for each color channel, for TVs those are red, green and blue. By combining the 3 rgb channels 28*28*28=16.777.216 colors are possible. HDR10 or the dynamic HDR formats work with 10 or even 12 Bit. more on the bold side than we`re used to with current TV sets. There are grooves on the back and clips for the feet for cable management. If wall-mounted the Hisense ULED isn’t as flat as competing models but still flat enough. As a few inputs are facing backwards they might be hard to reach or use when wall-mounting the TV.
Decent Build Quality
Some inputs are facing backwards
Impressive HDR Performance
The TV comes with a 10bit-VA-Panel with deep blacks and a very high contrast ratio of more than 10000:1. The ULED with a Quantum Dot Layerand a well implemented Full Array Local Dimming Feature reaches a maximum brightness of 1800 NitsSI unit of luminance: 1 nit = 1 cd/m2 – The best way of measuring and comparing a TVs brightness . In combination with the wide color gamutThe complete subset of colors which can be displayed by the screen and color space coverage this makes excellent specs for HDRHigh Dynamic Range – image/video with more dynamic range (contrast range). And with the Hisense H9G supporting both dynamic standards Dolby VisionDynamic HDR-format with a color depth of up to 12 Bits and Mastering of up to 10,000 Nits and HDR10+ you’ll always get the best picture quality possible. It sadly lacks Dolby VisionDynamic HDR-format with a color depth of up to 12 Bits and Mastering of up to 10,000 Nits IQ so when playing Videos with Dolby VisionDynamic HDR-format with a color depth of up to 12 Bits and Mastering of up to 10,000 Nits it can’t optimize the content to the ambient light. As with most VA-LCD-TVs the viewing angles aren’t great so the picture quality will suffer if viewed at an angle.
Contrast Ratio 10400:1
Full Array Local Dimming
Peak Brighness 1800 Nits
Wide Color Gamut
Dolby Vision & HDR10+
Hardly any motion blur
The Hisense H9G has a refresh rateHertz is the derived SI-unit of frequency with 1Hz=1/s – When talking about TVs this means how many different pictures a TV can display in one second. of 120 HzHertz is the derived SI-unit of frequency with 1Hz=1/s – When talking about TVs this means how many different pictures a TV can display in one second.. With a response time of just about 3 milliseconds it performs extremely well resulting in hardly any motion blur. The Motion InterpolationArtificial calculation of more frames than the source material has to offer Feature introduces quite a few artifacts in hectic scenes. But the 60Hz Black Frame Insertion Feature works just as expected. Moreover with 960 HzHertz is the derived SI-unit of frequency with 1Hz=1/s – When talking about TVs this means how many different pictures a TV can display in one second. the backlight frequencyHertz is the derived SI-unit of frequency with 1Hz=1/s – When talking about TVs this means how many different pictures a TV can display in one second. is high enough to be not perceived as flickering by the human eye. The ULED TV can also remove JudderInconsistent time frame due to the input frequency not mismatching the TV’s frequency (e.g. 24p via 60Hz) from any source.
Response Time ~3ms
Mediocre Motion Interpolation
60Hz Black Frame Insertion
Can remove Judder
Subpar Gaming Performance
With an input lagTime it takes for the input signal to appear on the screen (delay) of about 15 milliseconds gamers shouldn’t notice any delay. But even though the TV does have a 120Hz PanelThe panel is the actual screen of a television. There is different types of panels like OLED, LCD or Micro LED and different sub-types of LCD like VA or IPS. it doesn’t properly display 120Hz content so you should stick with 60Hz inputs. But as the H9G lacks any further gaming features like HDIM 2.1, VRRVariable Refresh Rate – synchronizes the display’s refresh rate with the output refresh rate of the graphics card or even an Auto Low Latency Mode, it is ok for the occasional gamer but not for the more serious ones.
Input Lag ~15ms
Can't properly display 120Hz content
No HDMI 2.1
You should get a soundbar
Unfortunately the stereo sound of the TV isn’t really convincing. The two integrated 10W-speakers can reproduce dialogues quite well and get very loud but they still leave space for improvement because the bass could be louder. The ULED TV supports DTS and Dolby Digital+ over HDMI ARC but lacks an HDMI eARC connection so you can only get the compressed Dolby Atmos signal via Dolby Digital+ with an external soundbar or HiFi system.
2.0 channels with 20W
Lack of Bass
Dolby Atmos via Dolby Digital+
No HDMI eARC
Ad-free Android Smart TV
In terms of Smart TV the Hisense H9G offers many features and amenities. What is definitely positive is that the whole interface is free from annoying ads and the selection of apps is really huge. The TV operates with Android 9.0 software. The smart remote works with the app Hisense RemoteNOW and voice control via Google Assistant. It isn’t really a premium remote control but it does the job quite well. Sadly there aren’t any further features like Apple Airplay 2 or a smart hub.
Android 9.0 Pie
Decent Remote Control
No further Smart TV features
Impressive HDR Perfromance at a reasonable price
The Hisense H9G is a well designed TV with impressive picture quality especially for its price point. It can deliver an great HDR Performance in dark rooms. With a decent soundbar you’ll have a great setup for enjoying movies or tv shows in the evening. It doesn’t have any of the recent or next gen gaming features and its picture quality degrades rather quickly if viewed at an angle. But if those two things are of no concern to you the Hisense H9G ULED is a great TV with excellent value for money! It still falls behind real Premium class TVs like OLEDs or more expensive LCD TVs.
When comparing the H9G to the cheaper ULED from 2020, the H8G, there’s a huge difference even though it doesn’t look like it at first sight. The H8G has a lower contrast ratio and doesn’t nearly get as bright as the H9G. Also the reflection handling and motion handlingDisplaying fast moving objects are worse. The H8G’s input lagTime it takes for the input signal to appear on the screen (delay) might be a bitThe color depth is measured in Bit. 8 Bit stands for 28 different values for each color channel, for TVs those are red, green and blue. By combining the 3 rgb channels 28*28*28=16.777.216 colors are possible. HDR10 or the dynamic HDR formats work with 10 or even 12 Bit. lower but that doesn’t make it a good gaming TV.
The TCL 6 series comes close to the H9Gs performance. While black level and contrast ratio are very similar the TCL has a slightly worse local dimming feature and worse reflection handling as well as a slightly higher response timeTime it takes for a pixel to change color. The TCL 6 series does have better built in speakers though. If you prefer the Android OS on the Hisense or the Doku platform on TCL is a matter of personal preference.