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Hisense - 55" Class - LED - H8F Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Bang for your buck

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    Cam2019
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    Bought this tv last week and have not been dissatisfied. Inky black levels and colors that pop. Motion could be better but it's more than doable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do not waste your time and money.

    Posted
    NYQ83
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought it less than 12 hours ago, first it started with lines on display, then flickering, after freezing, and display completely going black. Watching YouTube videos was a disaster, image would freeze while sound would play. Forget about Netflix, it struggled loading movies. I have a very high internet speeds at home, my LG C8, and my Sony 900F had no issues at all, I just needed a budget option for my second place. This television was not able to sustain playing any movie or vid o for longer than 10 minutes and it would shut off. After few hours of trying it shut off and wouldn't turn on. I turned it off, unplugged it, and let it sit for half an hour, it finally turned on with an error message requesting for a factory reset. I wasted time staying up super late without any success with this tv. Multiple factory resets, and it just wouldn't sustain power on long enough. Times it did work that display looked nothing like what I saw at Best Buy. I wouldn't even take it if they gave it for free. Sound also lost its sync, words wouldn't match mouth movements. Most often display would just become so dark that nothing can be seen. I do not recommend this waste of time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      NYQ83 We would love to learn more information about your TV in regards to the issues you mention with the Display Flickering, Youtube freezing and Netflix struggling to load movies. This is not what we like to hear when it comes to Hisense televisions, as we strive for premium quality at an affordable price. Please contact us at www.facebook.com/HisenseUSA/ or at https://twitter.com/Hisense_USA Hisense

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High Competition, High Stakes, HiSense

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    Turbolence
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    HiSense's beginnings as a super-budget TV manufacturer have no doubt affected its brand image throughout the years. The company once known for barebones, cheap-as-can-be sets now competes in far higher end spaces, and puts out a wide variety of midrange TV sets year after year. The 2019 HiSense H8F line brings their in-house "ULED" display technology to market, using a special screen filter to enhance the image's color and contrast closer to competing "quantum dot" TVs while still using common, inexpensive LCD panels to generate the image. Quite the far cry from an entry-level package! Gimmick or not, the ULED technology must be working, as the image quality on this TV is superb. It's not the only thing that matters, but it's the one thing that will make or break a budget TV set, and competing manufacturers would be wise to keep HiSense on their radar as this just may be the $500 55" TV to beat. - Unboxing and Setup Although the HiSense TV has a small frame and thin bezel, transport and unpacking should still be handled by two people. It's workable by one large, determined person, but care should be taken at all times. The TV was well protected, with the box and packaging absorbing some aggressive handling by the shipping carrier. Assembly was as simple as attaching the legs to the base of the TV with the included screws. There are two positions for the legs to accommodate both narrow and wide surfaces, and VESA mounts are available for wall and specialty mounting. The Android TV's initial setup sequence is very straightforward, and can be accelerated by pairing an Android smartphone that can synchronize account information, local network settings, and app preferences and data from the same Google account. After initial setup is complete, the TV will check for and install the latest Android TV operating system update. This was a fast process but unfortunately caused its WiFi to lose connection, which required a system reset and hard power off (disconnecting from the wall outlet) to fix. Once synchronized all my favorite streaming apps that have Android TV equivalents available were added to the TV, including NetFlix, YouTube, Hulu, and more. - Connectivity & Control All four HDMI ports on the TV are HDMI 2.0 compatible, meaning all will accept a 4K non-HDR signal at 60Hz or 4K HDR at 30Hz. A composite connection works well enough for legacy devices (though I rue the lack of component support), and an inbuilt TV tuner with coaxial input allows for over-the-air TV broadcasts without the need to use a separate breakout box. The USB 2.0 port can be used to power an antenna amplifier or connect a USB device for the Android TV OS to access as storage or input. Outputs for audio include an optical output that supports Dolby Digital (bitstream) and Dolby DTS, along with a headphone jack. It was easy to set the TV up to be the single receiving device for my home theater and use the receiver purely for audio, which was a welcome option as my receiver didn't support any 4K or HDR features. I was concerned I would have to buy an expensive new receiver instead of a $10 optical cable. For internet and wireless connectivity, an ethernet jack (I believe Gigabit) complements WiFi both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, and bluetooth 4.0 is supported for pairing wireless headphones or the included remote control. Once paired, the remote control no longer needs to point at the TV to control it, and the bluetooth range is plenty. I was also able to pair a bluetooth keyboard and game controller, which were perfect for some of the more niche Android TV apps I installed like a web browser and a game console emulator. Indeed, this level of connectivity can let the TV stand alone as its own HTPC if desired! The only downfall to all this connectivity is that there are no physical buttons on the TV, leaving the remote as the only way to power on the television. This is a very odd decision and somewhat concerning in the event the remote becomes lost or broken, as it would leave a user without a way to turn on the TV unless HDMI device control was previously enabled. - Picture & Sound Quality I didn't expect much from a midrange set that undercuts the competition on cost, but I was still impressed by how great the image looks even after removing all post-processing and smoothing features by activating "Game" mode for both HDR and non-HDR sources (this also removes virtually all input lag). Color detail is excellent and well-balanced, with minimal color banding that's hardly noticeable anywhere but in test images. Ghosting and motion blur due to response times are likewise small issues which can likely be further reduced with some settings adjustment. A full submenu for calibration options is available as well for professional tuning, though the presets are likely fine for nearly all users at this price point. With support for both HDR10 and Dolby Vision, the HiSense TV's already good color reproduction serves as a great basis to add lighting intensity to the scene. The ULED technology uses true RGB pixels, arranged BGR, instead of the inferior, lower-resolution RGBW arrangement, and the results (using Game Mode to remove any artificial effects and post-processing) are incredible. I'm shocked by how clear and vivid the final HDR image is, capturing much more detail in the dark and bright areas of any image, with light sources appearing more as if they're true light than a TV carrying a $499 MSRP has any right to. See the attached HDR image comparison, both captured on camera using the same settings (ISO 800, -1.5 EV) in a dark room. Details in the trees are much clearer with HDR, and the shadows and reflections on the car are less overblown with more richness in the car's color. The difference is much stronger in person, of course, so see this set on display at your local Best Buy if you can. Even though the TV only has a peak brightness of 700 nits, even in a well-lit room high-brightness HDR effects were still brighter than the ambient light, and the local dimming zones helped drive some further contrast between light and dark areas of the same image. However, with only a few dozen local dimming zones, they're at times apparent and detract from the experience in exceptionally dark scenes. Built-in TV speakers are never great quality, and the HiSense is no exception. However, in a pinch the included speakers do get decently loud and seem to highlight speech over all other sounds, making it workable. Still, a distinct lack of bass and tinny treble mean an external receiver and speakers, headphones, or sound bar are highly recommended. - Android TV Having what's nearly a complete but TV-optimized Android tablet experience built into a TV is a fantastic addition. Thousands of apps and games can be installed from the Google Play store and run without issue, and those willing to tinker with sideloaded Android apps from other sources can have a full HTPC experience directly on their TV. A quad-core MediaTek processor and 1.5GB RAM won't win any awards for speed, but provide enough power to decode 1080p video (I didn't have any 4K videos on my local network to test) and play less-demanding Android games. For those content with Play Store apps alone, nearly every major streaming service is available for viewing, and the Android TV optimizations will show video history and recommendations on Android TV's home screen/launcher without the need to load the individual apps. The only glaring omission from the Google Play store right now is Prime Video, due to a protracted streaming dispute between Google and Amazon, but as of this writing (April 28, 2019) the companies have resolved the issue and an app is forthcoming. The only downside to the Google Play apps is that they do not appear to support HDR. I wasn't able to get the Netflix app to display HDR no matter what combination of settings I tried, suggesting HDR content will require a separate HDR-capable device to show. - Software Issues Besides the aforementioned WiFi connection issue after updating the Android TV OS, I experienced a few software issues that marred an otherwise fantastic budget TV experience. On more than one occasion I lost audio output via the optical cable after changing device settings or inputs, which was fixed by opening the audio settings menu on the TV and re-selecting the appropriate output. A little software lag and stutter was evident when switching between applications, with the TV waiting to finish whatever it was processing in one instance before it accepted any further input from the remote a solid 15 seconds later. Further, not all applications downloaded from the Google Play store worked properly on the TV when they did on other (also MediaTek-processor based) Android devices, with slowdown and small graphical glitches being the most common issue I saw in games and emulators. Obviously these are at the very fringes of the typical user's use for a television and didn't sour my opinion as I have plenty of other devices hooked up to the TV to fulfill those wants. - Bottom Line Though a few quirks and design choices will take some time to adjust to, the Hisense H8F is still a terrific bargain made better, not worse, by the implementation of Android TV into the viewing experience. The video quality alone punches a class above its price point, acting as a quality option for entry-level HDR with results that will be sure to please newcomers and value shoppers alike. The brand has come a long way from the basic TV sets it sold at massive discounts a decade ago, and should not be overlooked simply because of that brand image. The H8F deserves consideration regardless of whether it's a TV for a main room, den, bedroom, or patio, as it delivers on its promises with an affordable set that's inexpensive, not cheap. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best bang for your buck

    Posted
    Johnnyboy84
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The TV market is saturated with many offerings from different brands and Hisense is one of those. Honestly I had never heard of the brand until a few days ago so I wasn't really sure what to expect from this make of television. The Hisense brand is not a household name but do not let that fool you into thinking that this television is anything less than good. I have had the pleasure of using this television for the past few days. I installed it in my bedroom and it looks wonderful. To those who wish to wall mount this the VESA measurements are 300 X 200. It is a lightweight TV at 30lbs. For those who own an Nvidia Shield TV this is a familiar experience because it is Android. setup is a breeze you can set it up on your mobile device and it takes a few minutes. I use an Android device I do not know if using an iPhone makes any kind of a difference. :::Pros & Cons::: Pros: - Android Smart platform - A plethora of streaming services and apps - Plenty of I/O - Thin bezels - Light weight - Metal housing & not plastic for that premium look and finish - ULED panel which is an LED but better quality IMO. Cons: - Weird Vesa mount size 300 X 200 :::I/O::: The H8F has a lot of inputs & ports. It offers the following: - X4 HDMI (1 is ARC) - X1 Component - X1 3.5 MM headphone jack - X1 Digital optical port - X2 USB ports; 1 USB 2.0 & 1 USB 3.0 - RF Antenna jack for cable TV input - X1 Ethernet port - Built in Dual band Wireless NIC - Built in bluetooth (supports headphones & gaming controllers) like Xbox controller or any other controller that has bluetooth. :::Picture & Sound::: :Picture: The Hisense H8F UHD supports motion rate 240, 4K, HDR 10, Dolby Vision (which is better than HDR10) It is slowly becoming the standard and can be found on streaming services like Netflix & Amazon Video. The picture clarity is good and can stand toe to toe with the televisions in its current price range. You will need to change the settings from "Standard" to "Enhanced" in order to enjoy all the features this television has to offer. It took me a while to figure out why my Xbox One X & Playstation 4 wasn't showing HDR10 compability. This was the issue you manually need to enable the features in the settings for each device that is plugged into any of the HDMI ports. Once you have enabled all the features you won'tice the picture clarity. I disabled the motion enhancement because I do not like it. I changed a few other settings and my television looks great. I have Netflix UHD package and didn't realize that HDR & Dolby Vision do make a difference when you are watching TV & movie shows. There is not a whole lot of settings for you to fine tune the picture like you would find on some of the competitors brand but this has plenty. You honestly do not need to make changes to picture settings out of the box. :Sound: You have many options such as Headphones, Bluetooth, Optical, and HDMI. The speakers are alright they are 20 watts and won't provide a theater like experience but it will suffice for most. Me personally I went with a Soundbar with ARC and it was immediately recognized and I didn't have to do anything but change the settings from PCM to Dolby Digital. This Television set also supports Dolby Digital Plus for those who have a high end sound system or soundbar. I was really surprised to find that this TV has bluetooth. I connected my Bluetooth Headphones and it sounds great. I didn't notice any audio delay coming from my Sony soundbar or my Headphones. For those who like simplicity do yourself a favor and get a soundbar with HDMI and use the ARC which is typically HDMI 1. It will allow you to use your main remote to control the volume of your soundbar. The platform is Android TV so there is a lot of smart functionality built in. You have access to a lot of streaming services like Crunchyroll, VRV, Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, HBO Steam link, Amazon Prime video is not there but I hear that it may soon become available. :::General Thoughts::: I honestly am surprised with this Hisense TV it is packed with features and options that you do not find on other Television sets unless you were to buy a higher end model. I am no expert on visual fidelity but it looks great, sounds good and won't cost a small fortune. The Hisense H8F will provide the best value for your hard earned money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good overall, just not great

    Posted
    BradleyFl
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    Hisense - 55" Class - LED - H8F Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR The 55" Hisense LED 4K UHD TV with HDR is a good looking TV but the Display and sound have their limits. The sound is the worst, this can be said of almost all new flat screen TV's. No one seem to put more than just a few dollars into the speakers. This one is no different, it has the distinct sound of a 1970's AM radio. Tinny and void of anything like bass. The picture holds it's own up to TV's much more expensive but falls short while displaying a solid grey image. This is a color that only the highest end of the flat screens seems to be able to do. On the Hisense greys are displayed as grey with hot and cold spot. The center of the screen is dark, the left side has vertical banding and all 4 corners have dark wedges bleeding into the picture. There are also several blotchy spots. Let me be clear on this, unless your watching a solid grey image you wont notice any of this. The colors are clean, clear, and vibrant. With a 1080P input the TV delivers a beautiful clean picture with all the color depth you could ever want. When a 4K input is selected you may need to push the picture mode up to Vibrant to get the color depth, but it does deliver. Vibrant is overly pushy with 1080P but at 4K you'll need it. Gaming at 4K is clean and not spotty at all. Colors are deep and clean with a fluid movement to game play, however I was unable to get the same results with just supplying a computer HDMI input at any resolution. Mouse movements were jumpy and videos seemed to be a little on the choppy side. This was only seen when a computer was used as an input. I don't think this was meant to be used as a monitor on a computer at any time. The TV has "adjustable" feet. They can either be out at the edge of the screen or in about 5 inches. This must be for placing it on an existing entertainment center. I would suggest investing in a proper wall mount. Having a movable wall mount will allow access to all connections. Without a wall mount and just setting it on it's feet I would highly suggest a child safety cable be attached to the back of the TV and then to the wall. This will prevent the TV from accidentally being pulled over. The TV has Google assistant built in. In my case this was not something I wanted but most all newer TV's are coming with this in one form or another. Talking to my TV is not something I want to do, however if my hands were to be unusable, for what ever reason, I could see this as an advantage. To only press 1 button and then just talk to it. I don't need to go over all the inputs as you'll no doubt be looking that up before you get to reading reviews. Suffice to say it has pretty much all inputs covered. Unlike last years model, this year all 4 HDMI inputs are 4K @60Hz. It does some up-scaling to 4K @240Hz no matter what input you supply it. Again, this is done by almost all TV's now. Only HDMI #1 supports ARC. It's USB ports are slightly different in that only 1 of them seems capable of reading a USB drive. The other seems to be used to power an add on Fire Stick or whatever your plugging in. The strange thing I did notice was that even though I put it on my network it had no updates to do, until I gave it a 4K input. Then it had updates to do that took about 5 minutes. The updates went fine, and everything worked as it should. So it seems that it only looks for updates that apply to what it's hooked to. I'm only giving it 4 stars because at this price point ($500.00) it should sound a little better and it should be able to display greys slightly better. Knock $100 off and it's a 5 star TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Special tv but dark corners

    Posted
    Jhoanna
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    I bought the 55 inch. Comparing this to my primary tv, an LG OLED B7, I've to say this tv produces rich vibrant colors that are on par with my OLED. What I mean by vibrant colors is that you can crank up the color really high and the tv will get you that saturated color that really pops. For example the color red will look firetruck red instead of plain red. On some budget tv's you wont get vibrant colors even if you crank up the color. I cannot remember my four year old samsung which was $750 at the time much less my premium 10 year old $2300 samsung having colors pop like what this tv produces. And this tv is $500 mind you! The build quality is superb for a budget tv. I was surprised when I took out the tv from the box and felt the back of the tv. The tv gave the familiar cold feeling on my hand meaning the tv is made of metal! I'm amazed by that because I was expecting it to be made of plastic because the price was cheap. And the looks of the tv when I looked at it closely? The tv has an OLED look to it. Seems Hisense made an effort to make this tv stand out by having a slimed down attractive frame. The glass goes all the way to the edges which in my opinion for such low price they didn't need to do but they did and that's awesome in my opinion. My last budget Samsung tv was more expensive than this and was all plastic. The front glass is glossier than Ive seen on budgets tv's and the surface doesn't show any warps. The glass warp that I see under store lights on those budget tv's and on some premium tv's too. They just look look cheap to me. If the glass it's glossier that means that light from the LCD panel passes much more cleanly. The glossiness is not like an OLED but the glossiness is close. Picture quality I mentioned this tv produces rich vibrant colors on par with my OLED in my opinion. The OLED is a different beast because each pixel lights up independently so images wont look the same but the overall look of the way the color is produced on the Hisense is similar in my opinion. Dark corners. The only thing that totally kills it with this tv is the dark corners. Yes, this tv has dark corners. I read reviews about this but didnt think it was severe. I was thinking it was going to be like what's commonly found on most budget tv's. Maybe a little dark but not so much that it's distracting. And this tv has very dark corners making it distracting to me. If you are watching a scene where its a solid color like white, blue, lite gray etc you will see the flaw with this tv. I've read its not easy to get corners to look even when designing tv's. The light has to go to the corners and when it doesn't and it's noticeable you messed up. I'm willing to bet some people will return this tv just do to the dark corners. Yes even if its a budget tv. But hey if you know nothing about tv's or don't know whats good, you might not notice it. But they pretty much got everything right with the tv but the dark corners seriously? If you are going to be using this as dome kind of computer monitor you probably will care. Sound is ok. Don't expect a tv to give you what an appropriate sound system will give you. It sounds and that's all that matters. The tv gets loud which is good and there is a fair amount of bass. The sharpening setting is really bad. Right out of the box by default the setting for sharpness is at 10. Hisense really has their sharpness algorithm all messed up because a setting of 4 or 5 gives you a ridiculous ugly texture that rather than enhance edges enhances everything at once a freckle will look like sand paper. Grass will look like sand paper. Background bokeh will look like sand paper. Sand paper like the thickest sand paper you can get with rocks at the hardware store. My suggestion is to set it to 0 zero. Or if you want maybe 1 or 2. But it literally doesn't sharpen the image like you think. Not like other tv's I've seen do it. Sand paper like rocks remember that. It will ruin the picture. Maybe a firmware update might fix it because the tv really does need one. Doubt they will provide firmware with a better sharpening setting though. When I first turned on the tv I thought the motion of the tv was kinda weird looking. This is while motion enhancement was turned off. There was a kind of ghosting of the images or some kind of lag/stutter when panning in movies for example. I don't know how to explain it. I don't know if I got used to it or maybe it's something to do with the processor when I was fooling around with the setting in the menu. Like when you open the menu and play with the motion settings the processor will produce a lag of some kind as it processes your request. Now that I'm seeing it I don't see anything wrong. Maybe I think it was the ridiculous sharpening in combination with the soap opera effect tv manufactures like to leave their default settings from the factory all the time. Brightness. One of the reasons I decided to but this particular model was do to the advertised 700 nits which some reviewers have measured it in actuality at 600 nits or so. Most budget tv's will barely reach 300 nits of brightness. Seems as bright as my OLED minus the auto brightness limiter that my OLED has which is horrible. I like big fat white screens and this Hisense me produces a satisfying full white screen. Remote build quality is good. The clicks on the buttons are ok with me and it doesn't seem cheap to me at all. I think this tv is an excellent choice when it comes a budget secondary tv. The style of the tv in combination with the rich vibrant colors and the over all build quality of the tv makes it a good choice. Longevity is to be seen. Remember tv's come with 1 year warranty. For this tv since it's not a well known brand I would recommend paying for some kind of extended warranty. If this were a Samsung or LG etc no problem no extended warranty needed. But I've read not so good things about this brand. Now with these new tv's I don't know maybe the manufacture upped their quality control I don't know time will tell. I've read they have gotten their act together now because they are trying to get into the USA market.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good budget priced TV. Deserves consideration.

    Posted
    PhotoFrank
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This review is for the Hisense LED 55 inch H8F 2160P Ultra 4K HDR LED TV. I am a Best Buy Tech insider, but I have spent a lot of time with this TV and I am replacing a presently owned major name 1 year old 4K HDR TV with this Hisense H8F. The TV is a nice looking with narrow bezels and it is really light weight. You won't need a heavy wall mount, but you will need a mount that accommodates 300 x 200 VESA pattern spacing. It is a rather small pattern, but like I said it is a light weight TV. Another nice feature is that the legs have an inward mount position so you can actually set it on a 38 inch wide table with an inch of safety space on each side. It is an Android TV and will incorporate with all your Android devices. It has voice control from the included remote and can be operated with an app on your Android phone. I found the that the voice app worked really well. The Included apps are Netflix, You Tube, Hulu, Google Play and Google Play Store, which does not offer the full range of apps that you will find on your phone, but should have all the video and movie apps that most people would want. The included and only available internet browser is Vewd, which was new to me and a little unfamiliar, but once I got the hang of it, it worked really well. The voice app worked well with it also. One note if you want Amazon Prime you will have to get it from another attached device as it is not available as a app. Now to the specifics. It has in my opinion, pretty good 10W speakers. They lack deep bass, but I was impressed. They also have the option to set the audio projection for table top or wall hung position. There is also an EQ app to adjust the sound to your preference or you can use their presets. It has all the necessary inputs which include 4 HDMI ports and for connecting audio to external speakers it has Optical audio out and is HDMI ARC capable. It has a 1/8 headphone jack, 2 USB 3.0 plugs and ethernet in. One disappointment is that the Bluetooth audio out option is greyed out and I haven't found a solution and no mention of it in the manual. If Bluetooth is not available on this model, then that is really unacceptable. The WiFi worked very well. Streaming content from my 27 mb/s download speed from my internet provider was smooth with 4K content. Now to what we buy TVs for. It has four preset modes for non HDR content and three for HDR which will be Dolby vision only. This TV may support HDR-10 or basic HDR, as many new TVs do, but when watching HDR-10 content it is not automatically switching picture modes or acknowledging it. First of all, all the preset Picture modes are unwatchable in my opinion, although this is case with most TVs. I can't understand why manufacturers do this. We can buy color calibrated computer monitors, but we get TVs that come with preset adjustments that are just awful. So be prepared to adjust. It has all the adjustment options right down to individual colors. If you are diligent you will get what you want. The exception may be natural grass and tree leaf greens. I watch a lot of golf and I struggled to get the fairways and greens accurate and I can say that I got them close, but not like my top of the line major brand TV. The display is sharp and sufficiently bright for all non HDR content. It really is not bright enough to properly deal with inside poorly lit scenes shot in Dolby Vision HDR and this can be a problem as it automatically defaults to a Dolby Vision preset which greys out a lot of the adjustments. In my opinion HDR is not perfected yet and disasters like season five of the Ranch on Netflix is a prime example why the producers need to reign in HDR content until they and the TV manufacturers can get on the same page. Only the very best/expensive TVs are going to be able to produce the necessary brightness to work with HDR and this is not one of them. The TV is still a good TV for the price. Once adjusted it produces great colors and decent facial tones. Streaming 4K content not shot in Dolby HDR, which is most content, is really sharp. If you have Direct TV and have the 4K receivers you will get a message that this TV does not support 4K content. This is a problem with Direct TV that affects many 4K TVs and they are not addressing this issue. Just wanted to make this known in case you are a Direct TV 4K subscriber. The settings menu is complete, but is not as streamlined as it could be. Scrolling to the options does not change the picture. You have to click on the option to change the picture and then you have to go through the procedure every time you want to change the same setting, so doing an extensive adjustment will be time consuming. The blacks are very good, but the grays can be a little non definitive, which creates problems with HDR. The full array LED diming is not perfect, but much better than side lit LCD displays of similar priced TVs. I saw very little light blooming. It tends to have to have a small amount of vignetting in the corners, but nothing unacceptable. It supports over scanning if you have content that you shot that may not completely fill the screen. Content that is shot with good cameras and in controlled lighting or in good sunlight is visually very good. It does a pretty good job of upscaling 720 and 1080 content to 4K. Not as good as my $3000.00 top end TV will do, but good for the price. It is a 240hz capable TV and does a good job with motion. I saw no haze or ghosting around the club shafts and balls while watching golf. Motion enhancement has several settings, plus a custom setting or you can turn it off. As a note. You have to turn Motion Clearness off if you want to get a bright picture. I am a fussy videophile who won't put up with a poor quality TV display. Although this budget priced Hisense H8F would not be what I would choose for my living room, it is a more than capable TV for our bedroom. My wife thinks it is nicer than the $600.00 TV I had in the bedroom before. If this price range is what your budget dictates, it may be better than a lot of other similarly priced TVs So my 4 star rating is really pretty good considering what I desire in a TV . I try my best to be objective and provide a real life view of the products I review, but do your due diligence researching this Hisense H8F model. You may find that it suits your needs perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend