- HDR picture quality.
- High peak brightness
- HDMI 2.1 compatibility
- Limited native contrast
- SDR calibration not perfect
With 2560 mini-leds divided into 180 zones, the Hisense 65U8HQTUK television – the 65 cm version of the Hisense 55U8HQ that we tested – is an excellent model on paper, even more so because it has a 70-watt Dolby Atmos audio system.
At the bottom, the frame is wide and covered with fabric, concealing front-firing loudspeakers – supported by a subwoofer at the rear and an up-firing box in the upper part of the frame. The reward for the constructive efforts: a precise, compelling sound with clearly intelligible voice reproduction, according to “video”. The 65U8HQTUK does even better with the picture: HDR effects come across well, thanks to the high light output. In this respect, the Hisense TV does not have to stand in front of a Samsung GQ65QN90A. The QLED set, which is equipped with an ADS panel (a further development of IPS), also goes all out in terms of colour volume and viewing angle. There is room for improvement regarding maximum contrast and black reproduction, but the 65U8HQ still earns the title “highlight” in the video test.
With a peak brightness of over 1300 cd/m², the Hisense 65U8HQ – the 65-inch (165cm) version of the Hisense 65U8HQTUK – had an excellent chance of being a good value HDR TV. However, using an IPS panel results in limited contrast that fails to showcase the Mini-Led backlight system. Even with its 180 zones, blooming (halo effect around bright objects) remains visible, and the low contrast causes too much detail to be lost in dark scenes. As you can see, looking at the direct competition, such as the TCL 55C835, the more expensive Samsung QE55QN95A or an Oled model is better.
HISENSE 65U8HQTUK (65 Inch) Quantum Dot 1300-nit 4K HDR10+, 120Hz Dolby Vision IQ Mini-LED Smart TV with Disney+, Freeview Play and Alexa Built-in, HDMI 2.1 and Filmmaker Mode, FreeSync (2022 NEW)
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