Hisense TV Lineup 2023 Comparison
|Image||Series||Panel Panel Type||Sizes Available sizes||Resolution|
|LED Models (Full Array)|
| U6K |
Entry Level TV
50", 55", 65", 75", 85
| U7K |
65", 75", 85"
| U8K |
Upper Midrange TV
|IPS (VA with 55", 65")|
55", 65", 75", 85"
| UXK |
| A65K Series |
43", 50", 55", 65", 75"
| A85K |
Upper Midrange TV
LED Models (Full Array)
What characterises this product line? For 2023, the range of available Mini-LED TVs is greatly expanded and now includes several new sets based on this kind of technology. In addition, Hisense has integrated a new flagship with ultra-fine background illumination into the program.
As the direct successor to the U6H, the U6K not only opens up the product range of full array TVs with local dimming, but was also equipped by Hisense with mini-LED technology within the lineup. Depending on the inch size, the panel thus has a higher number of zones that can be controlled separately from each other. A more even and precise illumination during playback is achieved that way.
This improves the display quality, especially in dark areas or large dark scenes, by achieving a high contrast ratio. Since Hisense uses a VA panel, the reproduction quickly looks washed out if your sitting position is too far from the center of the picture. That is why too many people should not sit in front of the TV at the same time.
An HDR performance, which we’ll declare as okay, ensures that brighter details are displayed on the screen. So the model is also well-suited for everyday use. Quantum dots provide a boost to the displayable color space.
Gamers get every VRR technology currently available on the market in addition to a short response time and fast input rates. However, gaming in High Frame Rate and 4K is not possible with this TV. Vidaa U6 is sent into the race as the operating interface.
|Sizes||50", 55", 65", 75", 85|
The next level within the Full Array segment is called U7K. This mid-range model is positioned between the less powerful U6K and the stronger U8K within the ULED series. Compared to the predecessor, more dimming zones and two HDMI 2.1 interfaces are now added to the spec sheet. Surprisingly, the electronics manufacturer also makes the direct leap with panel technology that supports a refresh rate of up to 144 hertz.
However, this requires proper hardware in form of a capable gaming PC. Current-generation consoles like the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X|S are capped at 120 hertz and can’t fully utilize the feature here. Nevertheless, this TV is suitable for next-gen gaming sessions as well as longer TV nights, thanks to the fairly good brightness.
However, since Hisense does not use any additional coating to improve the viewing angle at this point, the display does suffer from color saturation issues and a general degradation of the image when viewed at an angle, as it is known.
Slight conspicuities show up when it comes to color uniformity, though. A subtle vignetting is noticeable here. Hisene once again uses the Vidaa U interface with Version 7 preinstalled.
|Sizes||65", 75", 85"|
The U8K replaces the U8H from the 2022 lineup and improves the performance in the same step. At first glance, the direct comparison with the step-down model U7K reveals only a few, but important changes.
Thus, the improved performance basically results from an additional increase in the luminous zone density and significantly better brightness values. So, the largest version available takes care of the illumination with more than 1000 separate lighting areas.
When it comes to luminosity, hardly any other model can beat this TV. More than 2000 nits are available and turn the U8K into an extremely good choice if you have to deal with bright ambient conditions. Blooming is now also avoided even more effectively, although OLED models still have the lead in this area.
However, the low viewing angle stability has not been touched here either. So the disadvantage of a decreasing quality in oblique viewing angles still exists. Broad gaming features including a Game Bar are an obligatory part of the specifications for this Mini-LED, but it does not come with a four-way HDMI in the 2.1 version.
|Panel Type||IPS (VA with 55", 65")|
|Sizes||55", 65", 75", 85"|
Surprisingly, Hisense expands the selection upwards with an additional – and yes – even more powerful device. As the flagship of the ULED series, it is the UXK that forms the real top for the 2023 lineup. To achieve that, the engineers again reach deep into their trickery bag and pull out an 85-inch screen with more than 5000 individually controllable dimming zones and a total of 20,000 tiny LEDs.
In addition to the already extensive specifications, which include Quantum Dots, an anti-reflective layer, numerous gaming features, two HDMI 2.1 ports and much more, the TV scores with its immense luminance of well over 2000 nits.
Paired with High Dynamic Range – image/video with more dynamic range (contrast range) standards like HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, the device is able to reproduce an extremely high contrast with great highlights and deep blacks.
A speaker concept called CineStage X provides you with a room-filling soundscape using 80 watts of power based on a 4.1.2 surround system. Version 7 of the in-house Vidaa U interface remains the navigation center.
What characterises this product line? Mainly, the Chinese manufacturer continues to address the market for inexpensive TV devices with a comparatively good price-performance ratio by offering a classic LED line.
- Associated series:
- A65K Series
Hisense enters the 4K class with the A65K. This so-called low-budget model is aimed at users who want a TV for simple everyday use at a comparatively low price. However, there are still some features on the spec sheet that you cannot expect from other manufacturers in this budget range.
As in the predecessor A65H, a DLED screen is used to display the content. However, there is no new technology in the casing, but rather an LED display with direct lit illumination built in. Local light dimming and a wide color space are not available, though. The brightness performance is solid, but by no means above average.
That could make usage in bright light conditions with possible reflections a challenge. HDR10+ and Dolby Vision only play a subordinate role. The integrated Game Mode reduces the input lag to a lower rate via ALLM and thus ensures more gaming fun. In addition to surround sound from the Dolby camp, the virtual version of DTS:X is available.
However, true three-dimensional tone cannot be passed on. Therefore, the capability is limited to a 5.1 output. Vidaa U6 is provided as the operating system.
|Sizes||43", 50", 55", 65", 75"|
What characterises this product line? If we look back at the past few years, the Chinese TV manufacturer seems to be increasingly withdrawing from the OLED business. This is not only indicated by the repeated decline in TVs from this field, but also by the inclusion of new mini-LEDs. Thus, the 2023 lineup presents itself with only one new set.
- Associated series:
- A85K Series
While other manufacturers expand their range, or at least keep it consistent, Hisense takes another step back in 2023 and comes up with the A85K – not to be confused with Sony’s A85K from 2022, by the way – as the only new OLED in the portfolio.
Like the predecessor A85H, this TV also features a swivel base. If necessary, the screen can be rotated up to 25 degrees. However, due to the typical OLED characteristics in combination with the high viewing angle stability, this is not absolutely necessary.
It goes without saying that this also includes the contrast richness in combination with a wide range of colors and perfect black tones. The range of high-contrast formats covers basically every compatibility. An additional feature is IMAX Enhanced for further adjustments in aspect ratio, frame rate, color and sound.
In terms of features, the TV is about on par with the U8K. A refresh rate of 120 hertz is sufficient to experience console games in HFR and display sports broadcasts more smoothly with activated interpolation.
A small drawback is the limited size range, though. Below 55 and above 65 inches, your search will come up empty. The A85K is also controlled via the Vidaa U7 interface. Besides a wide range of apps, you will get access to Vidaa’s own voice service. Alternatively, Alexa is available as an assistant.
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