The big news of 2022 for Hisense is the implementation of mini-LED backlighting on its U9H and U8H series ULED TVs. Beyond that is the slow enrollment of the state of the art in the ranks.
The top-of-the-line U9H features 1,280 or more mini-LED zones (depending on panel size), making for a very detailed implementation along TCL’s 6-series lines, rather than the TVs of Samsung’s low zone count. year.
The U9H’s 120Hz 10-bit quantum dot UHD 4K panel will produce over 2000 nits of brightness, allowing you to reproduce extremely vivid HDR. Google TV is the operating system and the TV supports the latest technologies including Dolby Vision and Dolby Vision IQ, FreeSync, variable refresh rate, and more.
Also on board is a state-of-the-art ATSC 3.0 tuner and WiSA wireless audio support.
A small step down from the U9H, the U8H series are also 120Hz quantum dot TVs with mini-LED backlighting, albeit with fewer zones and lower peak brightness (1,500 nits). Beyond that, almost all the specs and technologies are the same as the U9H. New this year is a 75-inch version (instead of 65-inch) for those who like a lot of screen real estate.
While it relies on an older full-array backlight rather than mini-LEDs, and lacks quantum dots, this 120Hz TV is otherwise equivalent in feature to the U8H. It offers the same ATSC 3.0 tuner, variable refresh rate, and other gaming features of Hisense’s top two models and is available in sizes from 55-inches ($ 799) to 85-inches.
The U6H mimics the feature set of the U7H with the exception of a refresh rate cut in half from 60Hz. This makes it a bit less suitable for gaming enthusiasts, but it is still a more than viable (and more affordable) option for those engaged in the more passive pastime of simple viewing.
The U6H will be sold in sizes from 50 to 75 inches, with prices starting at $ 579.
Hisense A7H, A6H and A4H
Hisense didn’t provide much detail on its new entry-level Android TVs, which are available in a wider variety of sizes than ULEDs, up to 32 inches. They mentioned a new bezel-less design for the 1080p A4H, but otherwise we’re assuming you’ll find slight improvements as advanced technologies come down to lower price points.