Hisense TVs 2020 & 2022 lineup compared

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In addition to household appliances, air conditioners and cell phones, the Chinese company Hisense mainly produces TVs that really pack a punch. Hisense is known for offering a good price-performance ratio in its products and thus providing inexpensive devices with convincing features. Accordingly, Hisense’s TVs have features like Full Array Local Dimming or Dolby Vision and still belong to the budget devices that are easy on the wallet, depending on the model.

The lineup still offers models in different price segments, even though it never goes into the expensive high-end range. Hisense focuses exclusively on LED TVs, even though the term ULED suggests otherwise. However, this is purely a marketing term.

Hisense 2021 ULED 4K TV Series

Hisense’s ULED TVs are regular LED TVs, even though the name suggests otherwise. However, ULED has nothing in common with an OLED panel and is merely a marketing term. The ULED TVs work with Quantum Dot technology, which is why they are QLEDs.

Hisense U6G (2021)

The Hisense U6G counts as the entry-level model of the 2021 ULED lineup and is suitable as a good all-rounder that is primarily intended for a small budget. In terms of picture quality in dark rooms, there is hardly another TV in the price range that performs as well as the U6G. The built-in VA panel produces a contrast ratio of 4750:1 and deep blacks thanks to Full Array Local Dimming. Furthermore, Dolby Vision as well as HDR10+ are supported, which dynamically optimizes HDR content. The sound is only average, but Dolby Atmos and DTS still promise a good basis for a great sound in combination with a soundbar.

Although the Hisense U6G only has a 60 Hz panel, it can still be used for gaming. However, you should rather limit yourself to the older consoles here, since [email protected] cannot be achieved. For the PlayStation 4 Pro, however, the U6G is a great TV that scores with a low input lag and an ALLM.

Beyond that, the U6G is also an excellent smart TV that offers everything you could want with Android 10. The operating system runs smoothly and also offers a large app variety. Google Assistant is even integrated, so you do not need a third-party device.

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Hisense U6G pro/cons

  • 60Hz panel
  • Contrast ratio
  • Dolby Vision & HDR10+
  • Dolby Atmos & DTS
  • Smart features
  • No HDMI 2.1
  • Viewing angle

Hisense U7G (2021)

The Hisense U7G is the mid-range TV of this year’s ULED series and can convince with its full-fledged gaming features compared to its little brother. A 120Hz panel, good motion handling, as well as two HDMI 2.1 ports, VRR via FreeSync and ALLM promise enormous gaming fun on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

In addition, the U7G offers great picture quality at a relatively low price. The VA panel produces a contrast ratio of 6300:1 and deep blacks thanks to Full Array Local Dimming. On top of that, the TV achieves a peak brightness of 950 nits and Dolby Vision as well as HDR10+ are supported to further optimize the picture. You just have to make do with a narrow viewing angle here.

The sound is okay, but promises much more in combination with a soundbar, as Dolby Atmos and DTS are supported and an HDMI eARC port is available. The U7G can also hold its own in the Smart TV area, as it offers everything you could want.

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  • 120Hz panel
  • Picture quality
  • Dolby Vision & HDR10+
  • Gaming features
  • HDMI 2.1
  • VRR & ALLM
  • Dolby Atmos & DTS
  • Viewing angle

Hisense U8G (2021)

The Hisense U8G is the top model of this year’s ULED lineup and convinces as a terrific all-rounder with excellent picture quality. Especially HDR content looks really fantastic, as Full Array Local Dimming can achieve a contrast ratio of 7900:1 and deep blacks. The wide color gamut and Dolby Vision support create vivid colors, which is why movies and series simply look great on the U8G.

This great picture will also convince gamers, because the U8G, like the U7G, offers everything a gamer needs for a great evening of gaming: HDMI 2.1, VRR via FreeSync, ALLM and a G-Sync compatibility. In addition, the TV also has an analog video input, which means that retro consoles can also be used without any problems.

Of course, the U8G is also great as a smart TV, as it has everything you could want with Android 10. The sound is okay for everyday use, but it can be improved significantly with a soundbar, since the TV supports Dolby Atmos and DTS.

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  • 120Hz panel
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  • Dolby Vision & HDR10+
  • Wide color gamut
  • HDMI 2.1
  • VRR & ALLM
  • Dolby Atmos & DTS
  • Viewing angle

Hisense 2021 UHD 4K TV Series

The UHD TVs from Hisense deliver a 4K resolution and good smart features, so you get a good smart TV for little money. The lineup is even more aimed at the budget buyer, but you have to reckon with a lack of features compared to the ULED models due to the low price.

Hisense A6G (2021)

The Hisense A6G looks confusingly similar to the U6G and yet you quickly realize that they are completely different models. The A6G comes in numerous sizes and the model range can convince with a low price. In return, you get a good Smart TV that runs fast and smoothly thanks to Android 10 and also offers a variety of apps.

Unfortunately, you have to do without some features, which are already noticeable in the picture quality. However, you have to pay attention to the size, since Hisense uses both ADS and VA panels. The ADS panel only produces a contrast ratio of 1090:1 and the black levels look rather grayish. In return, the viewing angle is quite wide. With the VA panels, it’s exactly the opposite and the TV achieves a much higher contrast. There is no local dimming function in any model, which is why the A6G is more suitable for normal TV programming. Dolby Vision and HDR10+ are supported, but they cannot get much more out of the picture.

In the gaming sector, you should rather limit yourself to the older consoles, since only a 60Hz panel is installed and there is also no HDMI 2.1 port. However, the input lag is quite low and absolutely sufficient for casual gamers. However, you can still get a lot out of the sound in combination with a soundbar due to Dolby Atmos and DTS support.

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  • Price-performance ratio
  • Dolby Vision
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  • Contrast ration
  • Black uniformity
  • Gaming features

Hisense 2020 ULED 4K TV Series

Hisense’s ULED Series was able to impress for the first time in 2020 by using Quantum Dot technology, resulting in a whole new picture quality with richer colors and more details.

Hisense H8G (2020)

The Hisense H8G can primarily convince with its picture quality. With a contrast ratio of 5000:1, deep blacks and a wide color space, it is very suitable for movies and series. HDR content can be dynamically optimized via Dolby Vision and HDR10+, but you have to cope with a narrow viewing angle due to the VA panel.

In gaming, you have to limit yourself to older consoles, even though the motion handling is relatively good. However, the H8G only has a 60Hz display and no HDMI 2.1 ports, which would be essential for the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X. However, an analogue video port is available, so retro consoles can be connected without problems.

However, the Hisense H8G is very suitable as a Smart TV, since it offers everything you could wish for in terms of Smart features. All in all, you get a good smart TV for a relatively low price, which can impress especially with its picture quality.

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Hisense H8G pro/cons

  • Price-performance ratio
  • Picture quality
  • Dolby Vision & HDR10+
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Gaming features
  • Viewing angle

Hisense H9G (2020)

Hisense’s H9G can also convince with an excellent picture quality, whereby the contrast ratio of more than 10000:1 is significantly higher than that of the H8G. The Full Array Local Dimming is responsible for this, which also produces a deep black, making HDR content look really great. Add to that the wide color gamut and a peak brightness of 1800 nits, and the TV can also handle reflections very well. Dolby Vision and HDR10+ are also supported, which allows HDR content to be optimized dynamically. The only drawback here is the narrow viewing angle.

Even though the H9G has a 120Hz panel, you cannot fully utilize the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, since an HDMI 2.1 port is missing and, accordingly, VRR and ALLM. Therefore, you should rather focus on the older consoles.

The sound is unfortunately only average, but you can get much more out of it in combination with a soundbar, since Dolby Atmos and DTS are supported. In the Smart TV area, the TV offers many advantages, such as a large app selection and Google Assistant.

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  • Contrast ratio 10400:1
  • HDR performance
  • Dolby Vision & HDR10+
  • Peak brightness 1800 nits
  • Price-performance ratio
  • No HDMI 2.1
  • Viewing angle

More about TV manufacturer Hisense

The company Hisense is known for including high-quality features like Dolby Vision or Dolby Atmos in their budget TVs, which you can get for quite an affordable price. Thus, the high-quality features are not saved exclusively for the high-end models, as is often the case with other manufacturers. Therefore, Hisense TVs are very popular every year, as they offer excellent value for money almost every time.

This also results in the often great picture quality, that is hard to beat in this price segment. This is because the dynamic HDR formats Dolby Vision and HDR10+, which are present even in the cheapest models, can make HDR content look even better. Therefore, Hisense TVs are especially suitable for home theaters, even though they do not come close to the picture quality of an OLED with the installed VA panels. However, they definitely do not need to hide in comparison with other LED TVs.

The term ULED is used by Hisense for it’s UHD 4K TV series which use the Quantum Dot technology. Accordingly, ULED has nothing to do with OLED technology, even though the terms sound quite similar. ULED is Hisense’s own name in this case and rather a marketing term.

The Quantum Dot technology is also known from Samsung QLED TVs and is a special layer added to the LCD panel to ensure that the light of the backlight is split into its monochromatic wavelength of either red, blue or green. The color really depends on the size of the single quantum dot. This technology ensures a higher brightness as well as a larger color space coverage.

HDRan class=”glossary-tooltip glossary-term-109660″ tabindex=”0″>HDR10ss=”glossary-link”>Dolby VisionDolby Vision IQ> is a dynamic HDR format for image optimization and more widely used than HDR10. Dolby Vision optimizes the brightness of every single scene, which has a big impact on the picture quality. This gives each scene much more depth and details can be displayed better. A color depth of up to 12 bits can theoretically be achieved here.

Dolby Vision IQ is thus seen as a further developed Dolby Vision. The HDR format also adjusts the screen brightness to the brightness of the room.

HDR10 is an alternative HDR format that is less common than Dolby Vision. The brightness is readjusted for each scene as well, resulting in a better picture quality. Dynamic optimization only takes place from HDR10+ onwards and with HDR10+ Adaptive, the technology also takes the ambient brightness into account to finally adapt the TV’s picture to the brightness of the room. However, the color depth is only 10 bits in HDR10+.

Most conventional home theater systems consist of four satellite speakers, a center speaker and a subwoofer in a 5.1 system. The Dolby Atmos system expands the number of speakers to include ceiling speakers that either radiate from the ceiling to a desired location or reflect. The latter is referred to as “Atmos enabled”.

With the additional use of two Dolby Atmos speakers, one would speak of a 7.1.2 system. As for the medium’s compatibility with Atmos, Dolby was clever: Atmos is not channel-based, but object-based. It works with the speakers that are present.

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