Hisense TV Lineup 2022 Comparison
|Image||Series||Panel Panel Type||Sizes Available sizes||Resolution|
|LED Models (Full Array)|
| U7H |
55", 65", 75", 85"
| U8H |
Upper Midrange TV
55", 65", 75"
| U9H |
| A65H |
Low Budget TV
|IPS (VA with 50")|
43", 50", 55", 65"
| A7H |
Entry Level TV
43", 50", 55", 65", 85"
| A85H |
Upper Midrange TV
| A9H |
LED Models (Full Array)
What characterises this product line? Hisense’s so-called ULED segment includes Full Array models based on local dimming zones as well as advanced Mini-LED TVs that are even more precise in their screen illumination. Additional extras that enable full-fledged next-generation gaming are added as well.
Hisense enters the FALD field in 2022 with the U7HQ. In addition to quantum dots allowing for a wider color gamut, this mid-range TV model has a full-fledged LED matrix with up to 90 dimming zones in the 65-inch variant, which can be controlled separately.
Since the casing contains a VA panel, the typical problem with a rather below-average viewing angle occurs here as well. Because of this, colors look pale and washed out with only a slight sideways view. On the other hand, the so-called gray uniformity is on a good overall level.
An HFR feature, which enables frame rates of up to 120 hertz, ensures true next-gen compatibility with Xbox Series X|S and Playstation 5 on one hand, and provides a smooth, clear motion display for sports broadcasts together with the so-called MEMC technology on the other.
As part of Game Mode Pro, the set can use additional features such as dynamic screen synchronization via VRR or AMD FreeSync and a low latency mode for shorter input times. Rather than navigating through Vidaa U, Google TV version 11 is available here.
|Sizes||55", 65", 75", 85"|
Compared to Germany, the Chinese manufacturer places this TV in the middle of the Full Array segment in the US. At the same time, the U8HQ is thereby not the only TV in the 2022 lineup with Mini-LED technology on the american market.
However, in direct comparison to the lower-priced U7HQ, the panel makes a big leap in terms of light zone density. Up to 528 areas ensure high precision.
Combined with a great luminance, this innovation has a significant impact on the contrast ratio and results in extremely bright details with a low black value on the screen. As with some other devices in the portfolio, quantum dots do their job and make a wide color coverage of more than 98 percent in the DCI P3 spectrum possible.
Besides that, the U8HQ impresses with a fast response time, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X via eARC. Google TV 11 serves as the navigation platform in this case as well, along with the known variety of apps. The U8HQ is also equipped with a – rather rare – WiSA support.
|Sizes||55", 65", 75"|
One additional model is available from Hisense for the American market, which is located in the upper class and visually stands out – just like the A9H in the OLED range – with its integrated sound bar. This advanced audio solution is positioned directly underneath the screen, has a 2.1.2 system, and permanently produces an impressive 70 watts.
Another highlight is a major upgrade to the zone density in relation to the Mini-LED backlight. With 1280 illuminated areas, the TV can thus use more than twice the number of separately controllable light fields compared to the U8H. This way, the illumination of the content takes place even more precisely.
In order to highlight details and bright spots more impressively, the brightness performance has also been improved. A peak value of up to 2000 nits was achieved and with that a top-level performance. All the gaming-friendly features that have already made their way into the lower-priced models are also part of the equipment here, making the device ready for a next-gen gaming experience.
However, increasing the number of HDMI 2.1 ports from two up to four has been missed. Instead of Vidaa U, Google TV is still supported here. WiSA and IMAX round off the spec sheet. Voice assistant fans can feed the device with commands using either Google Assistant or Alexa.
What characterises this product line? Compared to full array or even Mini-LED technology, conventional LED models are more affordable, but generally weaker in terms of quality. You also have to make compromises in terms of features. Nevertheless, Hisense still has a selection of decent follow-up devices in its portfolio.
Another successor to the A6G, namely the A65H, is added to the A6H series by Hisense. Although this model is clearly in the so-called low-budget category, the Chinese manufacturer still integrates some extras into the 4K TV’s casing. You only get an 8 bit panel with FRC, but at least an illumination based on Direct LED.
In terms of reproduction, this means an even spread of LEDs across the entire screen and thus a finer illumination. In the case of dark content with rather uniform colors, this aspect comes into account and ensures a somewhat better black and a slightly higher contrast ratio. The exception here is the 50-inch version with a VA panel. Here you get a visibly improved contrast at the expense of viewing angle stability.
Despite all this, a real local dimming feature is missing. HDR10 and Dolby Vision are obviously only supported on paper. The panel does not have enough luminance and is therefore not recommended for very bright room lighting.
If you are looking for a TV above 70 inches, the A63H will leave you empty-handed as well. Although the model is also suitable as an quite cheap PC monitor due to its 43-inch variant, it is not sold beyond 65 inches in Germany regulary. Unique in this price range is the implementation of DTS Virtual:X as a three-dimensional surround sound option.
|Panel Type||IPS (VA with 50")|
|Sizes||43", 50", 55", 65"|
More expensive, but also equipped with additional extras, comes the A7H. This entry-level model has a bit more peak brightness and uses quantum dot technology to access a larger color space. Direct LED without additional local dimming is still used as the backlight approach.
High-contrast content benefits from the higher luminance and thus gains brilliance. Nevertheless, the performance is just enough to reach the minimum rating of the HDR400 certificate. HDR10+ and the Hisense Game Mode, which improves your gaming experience with shorter input paths via ALLM and a smoother image buildup by VRR, are now also part of the specs.
However, you do not get AMD FreeSync and a refresh rate above 60 hertz. On the other hand, Hisense also offers an 85-inch variant of the TV with Dolby Atmos as the audio codec for your home theater. Another feature is the added connectivity via Bluetooth and an S/PDIF interface.
|Sizes||43", 50", 55", 65", 85"|
What characterizes this product line? Since the OLED segment was temporarily frozen, Hisense came back with several new launches last year. The lineup for 2022 is now a bit slimmer, but still includes two more than noteworthy options that can annoy the competitors.
It starts with the A85H’s and its 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 in the midrange price segment. As typical for OLEDs, the TV sets the bar high in terms of picture quality. With almost perfect black, high color uniformity and wide viewing angles that do not suffer from noticeable color or brightness loss, the model is suitable for long movie nights, sports broadcasts or extended gaming sessions.
The maximum luminance of about 800 nits is on a comparatively good level and is thus within the range of competing mid-range models. Bright lighting conditions are still a factor and should be avoided if possible.
Apart from that, the TV has many additional extras. Among them is an Auto Low Latency Mode including AMD FreeSync, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D sound support, as well as an IMAX feature. A real unique selling point, which is something that is left out for the step-up model A9H is the rotating stand. This allows the screen to be easily swiveled by 25 degrees each way if needed.
Unlike the ULED models U7 and U8, Hisense pre-installs Vidaa U version 6 on the internal storage and also provides the company’s own solution called Vidaa Voice besides the nowadays often used voice assistants Alex and Google.
The Hisense A9H is the top model from the premium sector and shows that there is still enough room for improvement compared to its smaller brother in terms of picture and sound. Accordingly, the panel achieves peak rates above 1000 nits and thus ranks amongst the current top performance shelf between the models of the big manufacturers.
This makes the display appear brilliant and with almost perfect reproduction in dark areas, as expected. The so-called Sonic Screen, which is based on a 3.1.2 channel output and can be used with different codecs by Dolby and DTS. This sets the top device even more apart from the step-down model and also adds considerably more weight in terms of output power.
However, a full-fledged home theater system or a high-performance soundbar solution with a woofer will still bring you more listening pleasure to the room. With a refresh rate of up to 120 frames in combination with many current gaming features, the model also certifies its next-gen suitability, as expected.
Still, the limited number of HDMI 2.1 ports is a drawback. You will also have to do without the practical swivel stand of the A85H. As a platform, Hisense once again follows the Vidaa U route with an app selection that should be enough for most users.
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