Hisense TV Lineup 2020 Comparison
|Image||Series||Panel Panel Type||Sizes Available sizes||Resolution|
|LED Lineup (Full Array)|
| H8G |
50", 55", 65", 75"
| H9G |
Entry Level TV
| U7QF |
Entry Level TV
50", 55", 65"
| U8QF |
Entry Level TV
| H55G |
Low Budget TV
| H65G |
Low Budget TV
50", 55", 65", 75", 85"
| R6G |
Low Budget TV
43", 50", 55", 58", 65", 75"
LED Lineup (Full Array)
What characterises this product line? Within the portfolio, the Chinese electronics manufacturer offers several devices based on the so-called Full Array Local Dimming method, some of which are also enhanced by Quantum Dots. On this basis, improved brightness control, a higher contrast ratio and more colour intensity are achieved. TVs in this product line are somewhat more expensive, but still at a more affordable level compared to the competition.
Like all Hisense TVs from the 2020 line-up, the H8G is based on a display that is illuminated by a separate backlight. In addition, Hisense has installed a full array local dimming matrix. On this basis, picture content can be illuminated more precisely along with a higher contrast. Depending on the screen size, the TV can use up to 90 light zones independently.
With a refresh rate of 60 hertz, however, the Chinese manufacturer only covers a basic set-up at this point. Apart from that, the VA panel has the typical weakness in terms of the viewing angle. On the other hand, you can admire quite deep black tones on the H8G. Various HDR formats such as HDR10 and Dolby Vision are supported. However, the TV is not exceptionally bright.
Dolby Atmos provides three-dimensional surround sound, but cannot really show its strengths due to the comparatively weak 2-channel sound power of only 20 watts. On the other hand, the response behaviour and a short input lag are pleasant. Voice commands are accepted by the Android TV operating system via the integrated microphone using Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.
|Sizes||50", 55", 65", 75"|
Due to its good price-performance ratio, this TV competes with a number of more expensive high-end options and represents quite a significant improvement over its predecessor, the Hisense H9F from 2019. Like its step-down model, the Hisense H9G takes advantage of individual dimming zones and gains some reproduction advantages out of it.
With an excellent contrast ratio and smooth blacks, this TV is an excellent choice for viewing content in dark rooms. On the other hand, the display does not hesitate to effectively counteract glare in light-flooded environments and make HDR highlights shine out visibly.
The relatively narrow viewing angle remains a weak point however. In terms of gaming functions, the H9G is somewhat limited because it does not support variable refresh rates. Although gamers will appreciate the very fast response time and the really low input lag, the 120 Hertz 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. panel struggles to reproduce the image signal properly.
With the U7QF, you get a TV that Hisense has not only equipped with a local dimming function, but at the same time with so-called Quantum Dots. This screen technology ensures a more colour-intensive display and is distributed by the electronics company from China using the brand ULED.
Similar to the H8G, a panel with a maximum of 60 frames per second serves as the basis for the visualisation. Accordingly, there is still room for improvement in terms of motion handling. High Dynamic Range – image/video with more dynamic range (contrast range) formats include HDR10+ as well as the Dynamic HDR-format with a color depth of up to 12 Bits and Mastering of up to 10,000 Nits color space. Content is displayed with a solid brightness of up to 700 SI unit of luminance: 1 nit = 1 cd/m2 – The best way of measuring and comparing a TVs brightness .
Dolby Atmos is available to provide you with sound. It is output via a solution by the speaker manufacturer JBL. Due to the modest performance, we recommend at least investing in a good soundbar. However, you won’t see HDMI eARC in the specifications.
The VIDAA U operating system provides simple and user-friendly navigation with access to streaming services and apps. The appropriate Disney+ app, however, falls by the wayside here. Apple AirPlay and HomeKit support is missing too. Amazon’s Alexa takes care of your voice commands.
|Sizes||50", 55", 65"|
As an upgrade to the U7QF, the slightly more expensive U8QF offers some additional features and – in terms of picture performance – brings more brilliant details and more area brightness to its VA panel.
Depending on the version, the screen has up to 132 independent dimming sections. Since the viewing angle stability is rather modest, your seating position should be as central as possible. In addition, 120 Hertz 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. ensures an improved display of fast movements.
But beware: Due to the HDMI 2.0 standard, you will reach the bandwidth limit of this interface when displaying native 4K content with a refresh rate of 120 frames. However, a resolution of 2K is possible with the same Hertz 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.. Some HDR formats are also supported already here. This includes HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.
For gamers, the ULED TV offers a special gaming mode that provides an optimised playing experience due to reduced input delay. The operating system used here is once again VIDAA U with built-in Alexa. Support for Apple AirPlay or HomeKit is not part of the specifications either. The size options are somewhat smaller and limited to a 55″ and 65″ variant. Thanks to the JBL system, the model is well suited daily use.
|HDMI||4 x HDMI 2.0|
What characterises this product line? Within the conventional LED range, you will find comparatively simple devices with a quite basic specifications for even less money. However, you will not see features such as FALD or a 120 hertz Hertz 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.. However, real equipment highlights are rather rare here.
The H55G is a basic and affordable LED TV with Full HD resolution. For backlighting, Hisense uses a panel on the basis of Direct LED without individually controllable dimming zones. Since the brightness of the 60 Hertz 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. panel also remains quite limited, this model is only suitable for bright lighting conditions to a limited extent and should rather be used in dimmed rooms.
The same applies to the sound performance. Although the two-channel system supports DTS Virtual:X, a total of 14 watts of continuous power can’t do much at this point. We therefore recommend an external solution via the ARC interface if possible.
The fourth version of VIDAA U is used as the central navigation point. It is a pity that the OS does not allow any changes to the app offer. Navigation is also rather cumbersome. However, you can get around this relatively easily with an Amazons Fire Stick.
Although the H55G does not offer any specific gaming functions, its decent response time of 16 milliseconds is certainly suitable for casual gaming. However, only a 40 inch standard size is available within this series.
Although the H65G lacks many of the features found on Hisense TVs in higher price ranges, you get the set at a relatively low price. As is typical for VA panels, the model shows its dark side. Accordingly, black tones are reproduced quite deeply. In terms of reflection behaviour, the screen also does well. However, problems with reflections occur in brightly lit surroundings.
In addition to the lack of local dimming, the viewing angle is also a hindrance and therefore not ideal for larger seating groups. HDR content also does not really come into play and is hardly noticeable due to the comparatively poor peak brightness. The color space also suffers from this. On paper, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision are possible.
With its decent response time and relatively low input lag, it is comparatively well suited for an occasional gaming session. The Android TV interface gives you access to the Google Play Store with a variety of apps that should cover your needs. Using the microphone integrated into the remote control, you can talk to the Google Assistant.
|Sizes||50", 55", 65", 75", 85"|
The R6 offers you an additional option. Unlike many other Hisense models, this TV is equipped with the so-called Roku TV operating system instead of Android TV. Therefore, the user interface is easy to use, provides you with a large range of apps and ensures smooth navigation in many areas.
From a technical point of view, the VA panel delivers good contrast with dark black tones. The image performance is impaired once again by the narrow viewing angle and the display’s inability to cover a sufficiently wide color space.
Reason for this: The panel is simply not capable of providing the necessary brightness. Colours can therefore not be displayed as brightly as needed. Highlights are lost.
Reaction and input times are pleasantly short. However, a variable picture synchronisation rate against unsightly staircase effects and the 60 Hertz 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. panel prevent a real next-gen gaming suitability. Depending on the sales variant, the TV is available in different sizes. Therefore the scope goes from 43 inch up to a quite huge 75 inch size here.
|Sizes||43", 50", 55", 58", 65", 75"|
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