The new Hisense 2018 TV line-up offers some premium features and technology for a great price. It even has Quantum Dots and ULED on some models.

No, Hisense is not a cheap Chinese TV and white goods maker although some of its earlier products were, let’s be nice, pretty rough.

Rather it is a long established (since 1969) whitegoods and electronics manufacturer. At last count, it had 13 factories in China and several international factories. It collaborates with some well-known technology companies on its products.

Like many Chinese companies, it first stated in ‘white-labelling’ – making electronics for others including Sharp TVs. In 2017 it bought 95% of Toshiba Visual Solutions. It only started to use the HiSense name on TVs from 2013.

So, GadgetGuy’s take is from what we have seen Hisense is a low risk, a step above the melee of TV makers and a potential challenger to mainstream brands.

Hisense 2018 TV line-up

Not to oversimplify things but it has entrants for most price points

Feature Series 9 Series 8 Series 7 Series 6 Series 5 Series 4
4K ULED  √
Quantum Dot
4K Ultra HD
FHD
UHD Certified
Wide colour gamut
HDR Supreme
Motion 200Hz 200Hz 200Hz
Local dimming

1000+ zones 75”

720 zones 65”

Backlight Full backlit Edge lit Edge lit Edge lit Edge lit
HDR10
VIDAA U 2.5 interface
VIDAA Smart
Apps

Netflix

Stan

Freeview

Ports 4 HDMI up to [email protected] 3 HDMI up to [email protected] 4 HDMI up to [email protected] 4 HDMI up to [email protected] 3 HDMI up to [email protected] 3 HDMI FHD
Comms Wi-Fi AC dual band
EthernetUSB
same same same same Wi-FI N

Ethernet

Sound Dolby Digital

2 x Tweeter

2 x Mid

4 x Woofer

 

Dolby Digital

2 x Tweeter

4 x Mid

2 x Woofer

 

Dolby Digital

2 x Tweeter

2 x Mid

 

Dolby Digital

2 x Tweeter

2 x Mid

 

Dolby Digital

2 x Tweeter

4 x Mid

Dolby Digital

2 x Tweeter

2 x Mid

 

Size

75” $6,499

65” $4,499

 

75” $4,999

65” $3,699

75” $4,499

65” $3,299

55” $1,999

50” $1,499

65” $1,499

55” $999

50” $899

43” $749

65” $1,599

 

55” $899

50” $799

39” 598

32” $499

Note specifications and prices are subject to change.

Australian webite

https://hisense.com.au/product/75-series-9/

https://hisense.com.au/product/65-series-8/

https://hisense.com.au/product/75-series-7/

https://hisense.com.au/product/65-series-6/

https://hisense.com.au/product/65-series-5/

https://hisense.com.au/product/55-series-4/