Hisense U8K, Mini LED QLED UHD 4K TV, 55''/65'' and 75''

After our updates on the Hisense 120LX Ultra HD 8K Laser TVs and our presentation of the Hisense-PX2-Pro Trichroma Cinema Laser, a look back at the Mini LED Qled TV series presented at the CES show in Las Vegas last January, the Hisense U8K.

The Hisense U8K Mini LED TV series therefore has three references, the Hisense 55U8K (55'', 140 cm), Hisense 65U8K (65'', 165 cm) and Hisense 75U8K (75'', 191 cm).

Hisense U8K, Mini LED Backlight

Hisense U8K screens incorporate a Mini LED backlighting system associated with a native 10-bit 144 Hz LCD panel. The Asian manufacturer announces a little over a thousand zones (672 zones on the 55'', 864 zones on the 65'', 1,056 zones on the 75'') and a light peak of 1,500 nits.

Hisense U8K, Dolby Atmos compatibility

For the rest, Filmmaker Mode, Imax Enhanced certification and the Dolby Vision IQ function, associated with an ambient light sensor, are on the menu. Still on the program, a double stand, an anti-reflective coating, MEMC-type motion compensation, Hi-View Engine image processing, Dolby Atmos management via a 2.1.2 audio system for a total power of 50 W ( 2x10W+20W+2x5W).

Hisense U8K, Dolby Vision compatibility

Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10+ Adaptive and HDR HLG compatibility as well as an expanded WCG (Wide Color Gamut) type color space with 100% DCI-P3 coverage thanks to the integration of Quantum Dots technology . As a reminder, this uses nanocrystals capable of emitting a given color to improve the tonal spectrum). We should also mention the Game Pro mode associated with 4K/120, ALLM, VRR and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro compatibility, and MEMC motion compensation.

Hisense U8K, Smart TV Vidaa U7

We also note the Vidaa U7 Smart TV function associated with a particularly fast Quad Core processor (MT9618), with the emphasis placed on the integration of local applications (Molotov, Canal+, Netflix, Salto, Disney+). But Vidaa U7 is also the integration of Google Assistant (Works with Hey Google) in addition to the voice assistant Amazon Alexa (integrated).

Also on the program, artificial intelligence to display recommendations on the right of the screen according to the tastes of the spectator(s), real-time information on the weather, or even information on the best current apps. Finally, Vidaa U7 allows automatic recognition of peripherals connected to the TV (decoder, game console, Blu-Ray player, etc.) for greatly improved ergonomics. Likewise, it includes an internet browser, a rich store of more than 200 applications, access to Netflix 4K, YouTube 4K, Amazon Prime Video 4K, (with direct access key Netflix, Youtube and on the remote)…

Finally, navigation never exceeds three clicks to access the desired settings or services. Of course, the management of HEVC and VP9 decoding is required.

Hisense U8K, connectors and specifications in bulk

And on the connection side, there are four HDMI inputs, two of which are 2.1 (eARC, ALLM, VRR 144 Hz), a 3.5 mm mini-Jack stereo input, a Composite, an optical output, two USB ports ( including a 3.0) with PVR and Time Shifting function, a CI+ port and an Ethernet port. Dual Band Wi-Fi 6, AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth 5.1 functions are also on the program. The built-in microphone on the remote allows voice control of the TV.

Last precision, Hisense U8K TVs include a DVB-T2, DVB-S2 and DVB-C tuner, benefit from an Input Lag of 10.3 ms and FreeSync Premium certification, not to mention Fransat compatibility and the HBBTV 2.0 label.

Availability announced for the summer. Indicative prices: €1,990 for the Hisense 75U8K, prices still unknown for the other references.

Reminder of the key features of the Hisense 65U8K:

• LCD panel

• Ultra HD/4K panel

• 10-bit panel (8 bits + FRC)

• 144 panel Hz

• Processor: Quad Core

• Wide Color Gamut function

• UPnP (DLNA) multimedia gateway function

• DVR function

• eARC function

• VRR function

• ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) function

• Quantum Dots function

• HDR10 and HDR HLG compatibility

• HDR10+ compatibility

• HDR Dolby Vision compatibility

• HEVC compatibility

• Dolby Atmos compatibility

• HBBTV compatibility

• Fransat compatibility

• CEC compatibility

• Canal Ready compatibility

• Dolby compatibility Vision IQ

• HDCP 2.3 compatibility

• HDR10+ Adaptive compatibility

• FreeSync Premium compatibility

• Wi-Fi ax compatibility

• Bluetooth 5.1 compatibility

• Certification Imax Enhanced

• Filmmaker Mode certification

• Outputs: 1 optical

• Inputs: 4 HDMI inputs including two 2.1b, 1 Composite, 2 Fat32 and NTFS compatible USB Host ports, 1 stereo mini- 3.5 mm jack, 1 Composite, 1 CI+ port and 1 Ethernet port

• Multimedia Amazon Alexa

• Multimedia Works with Hey Google

• Multimedia Vidaa U7

• Motion compensation MEMC

• Mini LED Local Diming backlight system

• Input Lag: 10.3 ms

• Peak light: 1,500 nits

• DVB-T2 tuner

• DVB-C tuner

• DVB-S2 tuner

• Sound section: 2.1.2

• Power: 50 W (2 x 10 W + 20 W + 2 x 5 W)

• Energy label: G (SDR and HDR)