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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hisense Keeps Advancing

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    stoptheclocks
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    Around the world, Hisense is the 3rd largest maker of TVs. Hisense TV’s in the US are more of a budget buy. This new H8 series TV from Hisense, is trying to change that and move up the ladder. I opened the box of well protected Hisense H8F. The TV is extremely light for a 55 inch. Actually, I was able to take the Hisense H8F out of the box all by myself. I also carried it up the stairs and into the loft. I was really surprised because I would say I am average wingspan and strength. I see this as a positive. TVs made only a couple of years ago were thought to be better if they had some weight to them. Technology has changed that belief. Hisense has done a great job building tech advancements in their TVs recently. But there are some other things that are a little disappointing into the new H8F. Let’s see some of the positive/negative features: • Dolby Vision HDR is an essential processing program on the Hisense H8F. TV’s at a budget don’t have Dolby Vision HDR. Most of higher end 4k TVs do have it. This is incredible process that brings out the best in brightness and darkness. Every picture on screen is maximized to produce the best! You need a 4k player with Dolby Vision and a TV with Dolby Vision as well. I have everything going into my A/V receiver and have Dolby Vision pass through. That is about as a simple you get to set up Dolby Vision. Included is a picture from the H8F playing “MI: Fallout” in 4k with Dolby Vision. The picture captures some of the great aspects from this technology, but you really need to see it in person to truly appreciate it. • As good as the 4k is, and as great as the Dolby Vision is, watching Cable in SD/HD is simply not at that level. The screen has a lot to be desired in Cable. I have had no prior poor experiences through Cable with other 4k and non 4k TVs at all. The edges of people or objects tend to get a little fuzzy at times, the blacks are not true black and the brightness is somewhat over bearing because the presets don’t quite do well with Cable. This was a little disappointing to me, but I don’t watch a lot of Cable, so I rely on the Hisense H8F for 4k programming and 4k Bluray movies. I am fine with that decision. • Built in 4K resolution is absolutely amazing on the H8F. With 4k comes 4k upscaling of blurays. Amazing how the picture that is produced from just a Bluray disc looks almost like 4k (not quite 4k, but I don’t think most people will be able to tell the difference). The 4k movies are played in 4k with a 4k player. It is almost off the charts as for picture detail and sharpness. I watched “The Great Wall” in 4k which has amazing richness of color. In “Avengers: Infinity War,” in 4k, there is so much going on with color saturation, movement and detail, but the Hisense can handle 4k Dolby Vision without any problems (as stated earlier). • 4 High speed HDMI inputs (4 is considered a lot of connections). Connect up to four peripherals like a 4k player, etc. I have my 4k player connected and cable box as well. • There is a Google Assistant built in. Just sign in on your network your TV is on. You can give commands by voice that the Google Assistant will perform. This is especially nice feature most TVs do not have. • I love the super thin bezel. It is almost all TV screen action and programs without the bezel thickness on sides, top and bottom. I would recommend wearing gloves if you have to move your Hisense H8F. It is a great way not to get fingerprints on screen. • The motion rate is 240 Hz for smooth transitions from sports activities or car chases on your H8F. I found this especially helpful while watching the NBA playoffs. • On the Hisense H8F has a feature called ULED. Now this is not OLED/QLED which works organically different to put images on the TV screen. ULED is still LED LCD screen. It works with 64 dimming areas of brightness and darkness to create a picture that sharpens color and contrast area on the screen. It also helps if you have your TV is in a bright room. The screen will adapt to the light and make it visible to see the TV. • 2 USB inputs for camcorders other device that uses USB connections have been added to the Hisense H8F. This is a nice touch to have 2 USB ports. • The Hisense H8F has presets for your TV’s screen appearance. Presets like Vivid, Game, Energy Conservation are just a few available for you to choose. Now if you are not happy with any of the presets you can manually go into picture section and modify settings like sharpness, brightness, Tint and Color to name some categories. This is great because everyone sees somewhat differently. • With its Android TV interface you can stream your favorites shows or movies from a very larger variety. I will be honest, I didn’t use this much because I only stream a small number of sites. These sites were already on the remote! Talk about easy to get your streaming going. • I was trying to put the Hisense H8F on a center stand rather than the 2 feet on the bottom. I have to admit it is tough to put on those 2 vertical bars that rest on the center stand part. It just wasn’t working and it looked terrible. Part of the fault goes with center stand and some for how there is bow when connecting the vertical bars. I don’t have a huge entertainments TV stand. But I thought I would look at putting on the feet and hoping they would go over the edge of the TV stand. I was shocked and happy to see that Hisense has 4 “feet” applications. There are 2 near the edge of the TV and 2 which can sit closer to the center. I put on the 2 feet closest to the center and it worked like magic. What a thoughtful thing to do. I have had Samsungs, Sony, LG and even Sharp TVs that are more expensive and have better picture quality on TV. While the Hisense did not quite make the upgrade to those brands, it has made some major strides upward and did upgrade from last year’s model. Overall I am incredibly happy with the 4k movies and upscale blurays. And of course I am extremely happy about the very affordable Dolby Vision on this Hisense H8F. The only real thing that disappointed me was watching Cable TV on this Hisense H8F. I played around with all the picture settings and just could never get it right. It is not completely impossible to watch TV, it just is not as nice that it could have been. Overall I am going to give the Hisense H8F a 4-star rating because the H8F adjustments just aren’t enough for watching Cable TV. The great, is the tech found on higher priced models now available on the H8F including Dolby Vision.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 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 have 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 is 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 have 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 am 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 am seeing it I do not 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 is 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 have 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 have 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
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    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 will not 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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good for the price

    Posted
    computerboy
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    This is an entry-level 4K LED television. It supports HDR in various forms, including Dolby Vision. Getting it out of the box was not difficult. I had to do it myself and it is recommended that two persons unpack it, but I was able to do it alone because the television itself was not that heavy. I placed it on my bed facing down, on top of a soft comforter and mounted the legs and screwed them in without any trouble. (You will need a Philip screw driver.) The legs can be mounted in the "wide" or "narrow" positions depending on how you will place this on your entertainment table. If it were to be mounted on the wall, then you would not need the legs in place. I connected this television to a Samsung 4K Blu-ray player. It worked without any trouble but fine-tuning I feel is required. The initial set up will walk you through the Google Android program. I was able to set up my Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon prime accounts easily. It allows you to register, too. The serial number is displayed on the screen when that happens. My Blu-ray player was originally connected to a 75 inch 4K LG television and basically, it sits in front of that bigger one for this testing purpose. There are some settings that I played around. The living room where this set up was tested had a light in the corner of the room to the left but it is blocked with a room divider so there is no direct light shining on the screen. These are the settings that I felt that made the picture "pop." [Picture menu] Backlight: high Contrast: 65 Brightness: 35 [Advanced settings menu] Active contrast: high Color space: auto HDMI 2.0 format standard This television is not the same class as an OLED, and would be very unfair to compare it to one. However, with the settings above, it looks fairly close to it. Black areas of the scene are dark enough (again, in a fairly dark room) and I was pleasantly surprised to think of this as a poor man's OLED. With a dark screen and an object in the middle (a full moon, at night), the rest of the screen was pitch dark. My 75 inch LED LG can't even do that! I think it's due to the fact that there are more backlights (smaller ones) that can be turn off and on on the fly. Basically, out-of-the-box the contrast were too low and with the setting above of 65, it became quite snappy. Fast moving actions look good to me at the default setting. Playing a few 4K Blu-ray movies – they look pretty good. Valerian and Laureline (4k version) looked absolutely beautiful. The illumination is even across the screen when I tested it with a blank screen (created it myself in Blu-ray format.) No dead pixels – no lines – no blotches were seen. One thing I noted and was able to duplicate was that the Samsung 4K player had the setting of deep color through the HDMI connector. When I set it at automatic, the television worked without any trouble. Otherwise, the screen became corrupted if I set the deep color to its highest setting ("enhanced") – like the good old days when you said a television to a channel that had no signal. The picture was white with spots all over it and the sound was noisy. Think of the scene from the movie Poltergeist when the little girl was sitting in front of the television after it went off the air. This was with HDMI 2.0 format set to standard or enhanced - problem still occurred. But luckily I wasn't able to tell the difference between deep color from automatic to the highest or even when it is turned off, but I was hoping the television would handle this with more grace. It didn't break the television, but when it first happened, I thought it was going to blow up! I played a Criterion Collection movie (Blu-ray format) "Some Like It Hot" (scene of Marilyn Monroe singing "I want to be loved by you.") And it looked stunning. The sound is not shabby either. I don't like my television too loud, and I turned up the sound and it was perfectly fine. It was clear and I was able to hear it from the end of the room. But if you like it louder, you'd need a sound bar. I moved from side to side to see if I was still able to view the screen clearly, and I was pleased to say that it was clear enough so if this were to be used by a small group of people, everyone will be able to view the screen without any problem. One thing I did not do is connecting it to a regular antenna. I only watch my movies through the Internet (cable Internet 400 speed) and Netflix, Youtube, Hulu and Amazon Prime looked great. Netflix has many of its own shows in 4K (or HDR, but I have not seen one in both, i.e. 4K HDR), and they all looked fine. This was through the Blu-ray player and viewing with the television with the Blu-ray player off. (Hence connected to the Internet/modem router wirelessly.) Do I recommend this television? For the budget conscious buyers – yes, you won't be unhappy with this if it were your first television.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice 4K TV

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    Mukman
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    So I put this up in place of another Hisense TV (55H7C). Fairly lightweight and easy to hook up . It has 4 HDMI reports an optical port and a couple of USB ports. Nice to have enough You have a couple choice on where to mount the feet if you use the stand. You can mount outer spots or inner placement. Nice option. I hung it on the wall by myself. This was my first Google TV experience, and it went fairly smoothly, however I did encounter a problem when trying to set up through my smart phone. It would not see my Wi-Fi network. So I abandoned that and just set it up via the TV itself. The setup screen shows a microphone on the remote however there was no such button. Instead of a microphone you have a blue green red and yellow dot on a button , that is your microphone button . I will say the colors are better. Flesh tones etc. Nice improvement. Picture Quality: Not superb when I play through my Dish Network. My 1080P Samsung is still much sharper and smoother. However, if you play a Blue Ray or 4K content the picture is fantastic. I think these 4K TV’s are just a little ahead of there time still since most broadcast is only 1040 still. Menus operation: You do get a lot of nice menus that allow you the ability to dig in to picture settings, sounds settings etc. The android interface works nicely. All apps seem to work smoothly. The remote has nice shortcuts to Netflix, YouTube, Google Play, and Vudu. Sound is pretty good for this style TV not that I used it much, I simply plugged into home theater system as I suppose most people do. Back to Google TV and Google Play. I downloaded a couple games. Pretty fun. I was able to download an accompanying remote app to use my smart phone as the remote.. Worked smoothly, no delay that I experienced. Bottom Line, Nice 4K Smart TV for the money. HiSense is picking up it’s game. I give it a 4 star only due to standard HD picture could be a tad bit better for me…..But I would recommend you go view it for yourself at a local Best Buy…. Other than that, Nice TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good overall, just not great

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    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 will 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

    Really good picture

    Posted
    tken106
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    When you first turn on this unit it goes through a set-up to answer common questions and connect to the internet. We have cut our cable / satellite services for more than a year. Connection and access were easy to accomplish and the TV was ready in about 5 minutes. First impression; This TV has an outstanding picture, my main TV is a Sony UHD 65" so that is what I am using for comparison. Screen clarity is great and the colors are vibrant with blacks appearing as dark as one would expect from an OLED unit. Connecting to standard services like Roku, Netflix and HBO now is similar to any other unit. Performance; While most video is clear and sharp, the TV has some problems with rapid action video. Images present with some flicker during rapid action sceens. Assume this is due to processor speed which is not the fastest but acceptable given the price range. It is one of the reasons for a 4 star review versus a 5. The second reason deals with the ability to add applications. The unit connects easily to Google Play but the available apps are restricted. Most notably there is no way to get the Amazon Prime video app through Google Play. I noticed other non Google friendly products are also not available in the Play Store on this TV. Of course you can probably download the apps on a thumb drive and force them to the TV although I did not try given the planned use of this unit. Given Googles desire to run the known universe I am assuming that they have intentionally limited the software capabilities on this unit. It is worth noting that I did download and install the sets updated software with no changes to the available apps. In summary, this is a good unit with great picture and color. If you are a Prime member stay away unless you are willing to go through the manual app addition process. Otherwise I would recommend this as a great, relatively inexpensive option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good TV at a decent price

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    FutureP
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    I got this TV for my home office and it does a good job in that role. I don't expect this TV to be where I watch sports or sit down for a movie night. This one will be to watch financial or news updates while I am working at my computer. Having this as my goal, I feel this TV will perform well in that role. If you are expecting a great picture and tons of features, you might be disappointed. Setup was quick and on-screen instructions were easy to follow. The first step was connecting it to my network and then connecting to my YouTube TV account. The controls on the remote are intuitive and it took less than 10 minutes to setup the TV, apps and picture. I will need to spend a little more time adjusting the picture to my liking, but that isn't a high priority since it is good enough for now. As I alluded to above, the picture is OK, not great. When I watched some sports on the screen, I could see some slight blurring around fast moving objects. The screen is bright and there are a lot of picture settings that I will play with to try to improve the picture, but out of the box, it performs well for the price. Overall, I would recommend this as a low-end television. It's easy to setup and has someof smart features that I haven't tested yet (Alexa integration for example). I have a higher end TV for sports, movies or any other 'family' type of viewing. As an office TV, this will do the job just fine.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent UHD TV

    Posted
    BostonBru
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    Overall I'm very pleased with this TV. It's been at least 5 years since I purchased a UHD TV and this is my first with HDR. I found the picture quality to be good, although not perceptively better then my older nonHDR TV when using the same 4k Blu-ray in same player. The very very thin bezel is a really great look. I was pleased to see that there are 4 HDMI inputs plus builtin Chromecast. Setup was really easy using the companion device (my phone) to sync a lot of the AndroidTV accounts. This isn't really Hisense's fault but I was really frustrated that there isnt a prime video app for the platform yet - I get amazing 4k prime watching on my older TV. Fortunately Xbox, PS4 4k Blu-ray players etc all support prime so you can still watch, but it feels like a hack when I have sooooooooo much other content available with my TV's home button. Google assistant was ok, there is a microphone builtin to the remote and the remote connects to tv over Bluetooth so it doesn't have to be pointed at the screen, great for my kid and if you get up and want switch over. I found that my Google home speaker did get confused a lot though. I've setup several brands of tvs between my extended family and this was the first I've come across where the inputs where on the left and the power cord on the right. I'm not sure if that's blind luck or if Hisense is going counter to convention but it did make upgrading an existing home theater that much more cumbersome. Also the vesa mounting blocks need spacers for the top bolts and the vesa quadrangle is significantly lower on the body of the TV compared to other models I've mounted, which is even harder as I puts the TV unreasonably up in the ceiling unless I pull lags out of my dry wall, a very messy project. Overall I liked this TV a lot but there are a few drawbacks that folks should be aware of going in. Is the picture quality great? Yes! Is it the best picture period? No, but as far as TV per a dollar this is a great tv that won't disappoint, especially when on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great features, Ok image and sound

    Posted
    Kadete
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    I love the features this android smart tv has such as multiple HDMI, 4K, Optical sound out, google assistant and many android apps to watch TV, voice command remote control, sound equalizer with a few presets as well as a custom setting. This is not the best TV I've owned as far as image and sound is concerned. if you pair it with a nice surround sound system it's good. The image is not as crisp and bright as I expected for a 4K TV. I've played with the image presets and still do not get perfect image quality. Colors are not as vivid as in other models I have. Neither a 4K blue ray player nor the cable images look as sharp as I want. Set up was easy with the guided, onscreen instructions though pairing to my google account wasn't easy. Overall unimpressive model but good for everyday use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice size TV with lots of extras

    Posted
    Kat777
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    This is my first "smart TV" and Android TV experience. The picture is very clear. The sound is a big upgrade compared to my old TV. The size is great for the living room. Setup was very easy as well as adding our gaming system. I love being able to control everything with one remote and still being able to use Netflix and streaming services as we don't subscribe to cable at all. The only issue we've had so far is the brightness seems to flicker while using our gaming system only. In general this is a great TV for people who use streaming services and want to simplify how they access those services. The thin bezel is a nice look and I would recommend to anyone looking for a first smart TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great price

    Posted
    Tomm
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Quality for the price definitely worth it great buy

    I would recommend this to a friend