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 Ultra HD||√||√|
|Wide colour gamut||√||√||√|
1000+ zones 75”
720 zones 65”
|Backlight||Full backlit||Edge lit||Edge lit||Edge lit||Edge lit|
|VIDAA U 2.5 interface||√||√||√||√|
|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
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