Hisense’s new 65-inch H8G 4K TV is a budget-friendly High Dynamic Range (HDR) display with impressive picture quality.
The TV includes local dimming for deep black levels, along with quantum dot technology for wide color capabilities.
The Android TV platform is integrated as well, enabling extensive smart TV support with Google Assistant voice control.
For a current sale price of $699.99, the 65-inch H8G is one of the top performers in this price range.
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The market for 65-inch TVs in the under $1,000 price range has changed dramatically over the last five years. Impressive bang-for-your buck display models from companies like Vizio and TCL have been game-changers in this space, packing advanced features into surprisingly affordable packages.
A third manufacturer, Hisense, has also been making strides in the value-priced TV arena, but its displays have typically fallen short of similarly priced models from Vizio and TCL. Starting with its 2019 lineup, however, the company began to step up its game in color and contrast, thanks in large part to the addition of full-array local dimming and quantum dots to more models in its lineup.
This improved quality now continues with Hisense’s brand-new 2020 Quantum Series. The collection is led by the flagship H9G, but it’s the slightly less advanced H8G that might offer the best overall value. In fact, the H8G is the first Hisense TV I’ve reviewed that I can wholeheartedly recommend as a comparable or, in some cases, even superior alternative to similarly priced models from Vizio and TCL.
The H8G isn’t exactly a standout when it comes to style, but considering its budget-friendly pricing, the display offers a decent enough design.
At 3.1 inches deep, the panel is a little thicker than some similar offerings. Metal left and right feet stands are also included and must be screwed into the bottom of the panel after unpacking. The top and sides of the panel feature a virtually bezel-less frame, while a thicker border rests at the bottom of the screen. With that said, the image itself does not reach the edges of the panel when the TV is turned on. Instead, a thin black border is visible around the image.
Most of the display’s inputs are located on the back left side of the panel, including three side-facing HDMI (one audio return channel, or ARC). A fourth HDMI port is located in a rear-facing position to the right of the rest of the connections. Though many new 2020 TVs from other brands are starting to include HDMI 2.1 ports, the H8G sticks with older HDMI 2.0b ports. This shouldn’t be a big issue for most people, but it does prevent the TV from supporting a few advanced features, like enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR).
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Source:: Business Insider