Hisense TVs
2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 lineup compared

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.

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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.

Dolby Vision 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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