Bold, bright & precise: Hisense Mini LED X TV now has local price

Hisense Mini LED X TV 2023 range

It’s been a long wait but Hisense is finally here with its 2023 TV range, featuring its flagship Mini LED X TV packed with thousands of backlights and dimming zones for making content pop.

Starting in July, the displays Hisense showed at CES 2023 will arrive at major Australian electronics and home entertainment retailers. As promised at the time, the brand’s ULED TVs now all wield Mini LED technology. It’s a technology adopted by increasingly more companies as a viable alternative to OLED, offering precise backlighting capable of generating high brightness levels.

Even the $1,199 entry-level U6KAU TV uses Mini-LEDs, which should generate greater image contrast than traditional LED backlights.

Hisense Mini LED X TV is a big and bold contender

Available in 75 and 85-inch models, the Hisense Mini LED X is bright. Super bright. Provided specifications indicate upwards of 2,500 nits, which is an astounding level of brightness. That’s even brighter than Behind this are 20,000 backlights and more than 5,000 dimming zones.

Those are some impressive-looking numbers, but what do they actually mean in practice? For starters, a TV with high brightness is great for living rooms with lots of natural light. If you struggle with glare coming in from windows but don’t want to sacrifice letting in some sunlight, you can turn the TV’s brightness up to compensate. While OLED TVs look fantastic in the right setting, they can struggle in mixed-light situations, which is why Mini LED is a decent alternative.

As for the number of backlights and dimming zones, they’re especially great for HDR content. This is where there’s high contrast between light and dark scenes, and modern TVs can make sections of the screen brighter and dimmer to produce a nice image. With thousands of Mini LED backlights, a TV can theoretically achieve this with minimal light bleed or blooming taking over dark images.

Another way the Hisense Mini LED X combats various living room configurations is via its “Dynamic X Display”. With this, the brand claims “five times less reflection” on the screen along with over a billion colours for vivid pictures. If you have compatible content on hand, you can also take advantage of HDR10+. Dolby Vision IQ, and IMAX Enhanced technologies to make the most of movie nights. Gamers also benefit from up to 144Hz refresh rates for smooth action.

This being the top-of-the-range 2023 model from Hisense, it’s more expensive than the rest of the range. The Hisense Mini LED X TVs start at $4,999, and there’s a decent leap in price between the 75 and 85-inch sizes. Unlike the rest of the TV range, these aren’t available until September at the earliest.

Hisense Mini LED X (UXAU) Australian price

  • 75-inch: $4,999
  • 85-inch: $9,999

Value-for-money Mini LED TVs

Beneath the flagship 2023 model are three additional ranges that offer Mini LED TVs at varying levels of affordability: the U8KAU, U7KAU, and U6KAU series.

Starting with the U8KAU, you’re looking at $2,499 for the smallest 65-inch size, with a 75-inch model available if you prefer the larger size. The U8 generates up to 1,300 nits of peak brightness, which is still brighter than many other displays on the market. Additionally, it has a 144Hz Game Mode Pro feature that supports variable refresh rates and low latency to keep gameplay smooth and avoid nasty screen tearing glitches. Like the Mini LED X, the new U8 series is also IMAX Enhanced certified and supports both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision IQ.

Hisense U8KAU Mini LED TV 2023 range
Hisense’s U8KAU Mini LED TV.

Next, the Hisense U7KAU ULED Mini LED TV is clearly the model it expects to sell the most of. It’s a natural conclusion to draw, given that it has the most sizes to choose from, starting at 55 inches and going all the way up to a mammoth 100 inches. Starting at $1,499, the U7 also supports native 144Hz refresh rates, making it a potential option as an affordable gaming TV to rival TCL’s incoming range. Like the TVs already mentioned, it also wears the IMAX Enhanced badge along with HDR10+ and Dolby Vision IQ HDR support.

At the most affordable end of Hisense’s 2023 TVs is the U6KAU series. It starts at $1,199 for a 55-inch model and exists as an option for people who don’t need the fanciest performance. Aside from not carrying Hisense’s “ULED” branding, this Mini LED TV doesn’t have IMAX Enhanced certification and only offers the base level Dolby Vision HDR alongside HDR10+. In reality, this means its HDR performance won’t be as strong as the more expensive TVs.

U6KAU Australian price

  • 55-inch: $1,199
  • 65-inch: $1,499
  • 75-inch: $1,999

U7KAU Australian price

  • 55-inch: $1,499
  • 65-inch: $2,299
  • 75-inch: $2,999
  • 85-inch: $3,999
  • 100-inch: 6,999

U8KAU Australian price

  • 65-inch: $2,499
  • 75-inch: $3,499

New VIDAA U7 OS

Each of Hisense’s 2023 TVs comes with the latest version of its in-house operating system: VIDAA U7. It brings a refreshed look designed to make for a seamless smart viewing experience. New to VIDAA U7 are the 10Play, Binge, and Apple TV+ apps, adding to some of the major apps already available:

  • NRL TV
  • 9Now
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Disney+
  • FIFA+
  • Foxtel
  • Kayo Sports
  • Netflix
  • Stan

Hisense also revealed local details about its 2023 Laser TV and Laser Cinema projector range first seen at CES 2023. We’ll detail them in a separate article, but the core details are that the TriChroma Laser TV (L9HSET) is out now and comes with an Ambient Light Rejection screen, while the TriChroma Laser Cinema (PX2-PRO) is out this August.

Hisense PX2-Pro Laser Cinema projector
Hisense PX2-Pro Laser Cinema projector.

L9HSET Australian price

  • With 100-inch ALR screen: $6,499
  • With 120-inch ALR screen: $7,499

PX2-PRO Australian price

  • $3,999

For a summary of Hisense’s latest TV tech from Val Quinn who was at CES earlier this year, check out our video:

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