Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > DVD & Home Theater Gear
Reload this Page >

What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

DVD & Home Theater Gear Discuss DVD and Home Theater Equipment.

What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

Old 09-29-21, 08:44 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
milo bloom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 15,493
Received 522 Likes on 399 Posts
What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

I thought they were a budget brand with quality to match, but they seem to be coming up in the industry and review well.
Anyone have any experiences with one?
Old 09-29-21, 11:19 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
kahuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5,552
Received 93 Likes on 66 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

Hisense Buy and Test Drive a 2021 ULED TV for 100 days with the Hisense No Regrets Guarantee!
https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/20/2...on-tv-8k-laser



https://www.hisense-usa.com/100-day-guarantee

Last edited by kahuna; 09-29-21 at 02:21 PM.
The following users liked this post:
E Unit (09-29-21)
Old 09-29-21, 11:25 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Why So Blu?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 34,097
Received 441 Likes on 359 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

I have a 65" 4K DV/HDR set and think it's quite awesome. It's a 2019 model, I think, and I got it last year right before the pandemic hit. I paid $600 for it shipped from Amazon. The new 2021 models are nice and they won't break the budget. As long as you get one that does both HDR/DV you'll be ok.
Old 09-29-21, 11:30 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
milo bloom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 15,493
Received 522 Likes on 399 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

Hmm, my wife is actually interested in upgrading so we can integrate our HTPC easier. Our current TV is a 4K LG, but it's several years old now.
Old 09-29-21, 11:55 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
kahuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5,552
Received 93 Likes on 66 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

Originally Posted by milo bloom View Post
I thought they were a budget brand with quality to match, but they seem to be coming up in the industry and review well.
Anyone have any experiences with one?
Don't own one yet but that will be my next tv. This years models (U7G & U8G) are getting great reviews. Best bang for the buck.
Old 09-29-21, 12:19 PM
  #6  
Premium Member
 
E Unit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 6ft Behind Wolf in the Situation Room
Posts: 16,604
Received 414 Likes on 326 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

They’re quickly becoming the new TCL in terms of value to dollar. I may pick one up sometime over the next year.
Old 09-29-21, 01:18 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
milo bloom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 15,493
Received 522 Likes on 399 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

Wow, I guess they have come around. I wouldn't mind adding a few inches of viewing area, we only have a 60" right now.

thanks
Old 10-01-21, 12:44 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
kahuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5,552
Received 93 Likes on 66 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

Sale prices on Hisense 4K TV's at Best Buy & probably Amazon - 10/01/21
1 .Hisense 50U6G - $569.99(MSRP) - sale price $529.99 - no HDMI 2.1 and eArc ports
2. Hisense 55U6G - $649.99(MSRP) - sale price $519.99
3. Hisense 55U7G - $849.99(MSRP) - sale price $749.99
4. Hisense 55U8G - $999.99(MSRP) - sale price $859.99
5. Hisense 65U6G - $849.99(MSRP) - sale price $699.99 - no HDMI 2.1 and eArc ports
6. Hisense 65U7G - $1,099.99(MSRP) - sale price $989.99
7. Hisense 65U8G - $1249.99(MSRP) - sale price $1,104.99
8. Hisense 75U6G - $1,249.99(MSRP) - sale price $949.99 - IPS Panel - no HDMI 2.1 and eArc ports
9. Hisense 75U7G - $1,349.99(MSRP) - sale price $1,148.00 - IPS Panel


Last edited by kahuna; 10-01-21 at 03:50 PM.
Old 10-01-21, 01:30 PM
  #9  
Premium Member
 
E Unit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 6ft Behind Wolf in the Situation Room
Posts: 16,604
Received 414 Likes on 326 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

And all of these qualify for the try/return promo? I may have to for that 75U7G.
Old 10-01-21, 01:36 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
IDrinkMolson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: DE
Posts: 4,316
Received 157 Likes on 81 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

I got this one from Best Buy on Black Friday for $399. 70H6570G

For the price I paid, I'm happy with it. But overall I'm not that impressed with it. Biggest problem I have is the HDMI switching. I had to turn off control other hdmi devices (CEC) on every device. Had to leave it on, on the TV so that I could at least get ARC sound to work through surround sound. Otherwise it kept switching to the wrong one, or would turn on other devices. Still can't get my Sony UHD player to work(it powers on and switch switches to it's port by itself), have to unplug it when I'm not using it. I'm using a 4k HDMI switch going to port 2, and port 1 is connected to my surround sound with ARC. There was an OS update awhile back that seemed to make it worse. Now it identifies (usually incorrectly) what devices is on, and all are labeled port 2. I could hit "help" on my Harmony and it would set everything back correctly, but then when the other device powers off, it would switch again. My old Sony Bravia did not have this problem when using a switch and CEC was on all devices. I even tried a different switch because that was the only other thing that changed besides the TV and UHD player.

It's my first 4k tv, so I have nothing to compare it too, but picture wise I'm not that impressed with it either. It looks pretty good, but not great. Even in total darkness at night. I still can't make out those shows that are completely black. It's in a very bright room that faces south, so during the day it just looks good. Now I have noticed a few movies that look phenomenal though. District 9 comes to mind. And almost any scene in space lol.
It has an automated Enhanced viewing mode which detects what you are watching and adjusts picture accordingly. The problem is there's no way to manually set it to "Sports", "Movie", etc and it keeps changing back and forth from scene to scene if on auto. Apparently they are also recording everything that you have on and you have to give consent to turn it on.

I have a bluetooth transmitter connected to the headphone jack, and Sound output set to Headphones + Speakers. But there's no way to control the head phone out volume unless you switch to Headphone only, variable. With both on, I just have to mute the TV(surround sound) and only sound will come through headphones. But if it's set to output to both as soon as you adjust the volume the speakers come on, and headphone volume doesn't change.

Built in Chromcast is nice too
Old 10-01-21, 03:51 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
kahuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5,552
Received 93 Likes on 66 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

Originally Posted by E Unit View Post
And all of these qualify for the try/return promo? I may have to for that 75U7G.
Yes.
Old 10-01-21, 04:04 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
kahuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5,552
Received 93 Likes on 66 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

Originally Posted by E Unit View Post
And all of these qualify for the try/return promo? I may have to for that 75U7G.

Hisense U7G 4K HDR TV Review - 75" Model


Hisense U7G vs Hisense U8G (2021) – The Art Of Upselling


Last edited by kahuna; 10-01-21 at 04:09 PM.
The following users liked this post:
E Unit (10-02-21)
Old 10-01-21, 05:25 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Why So Blu?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 34,097
Received 441 Likes on 359 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

If you wait until around February thereabouts, you can see these models go even cheaper - like 20 - 30 percent cheaper as they make way for the new models.
Old 10-01-21, 10:32 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
milo bloom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 15,493
Received 522 Likes on 399 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

Yeah, I think we might hold off a bit. Maybe wait for the Black Friday or something.
Old 10-02-21, 12:59 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
kahuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5,552
Received 93 Likes on 66 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

BB has the Hisense 65U6G their "Deal of the Day" price of - $664.99
Old 10-02-21, 01:03 AM
  #16  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
kahuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5,552
Received 93 Likes on 66 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
If you wait until around February thereabouts, you can see these models go even cheaper - like 20 - 30 percent cheaper as they make way for the new models.
That's why I waited for the TCL 2020 models. But this year TCL raised all their 2020 models by $300+. And here we are Oct 2021 & the 2020 TCL models have not gone down in price and are the same price
as the 2021 TCL models. Not sure how TCL thiinks they are going to get rid of those 2020 models for the same prices as the 2021 ones..
Old 10-02-21, 02:04 PM
  #17  
Premium Member
 
E Unit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 6ft Behind Wolf in the Situation Room
Posts: 16,604
Received 414 Likes on 326 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
If you wait until around February thereabouts, you can see these models go even cheaper - like 20 - 30 percent cheaper as they make way for the new models.
Well yeah, as they do every year. But the end of year prices may not be lower than these now. And now we get the benefit of try and return if we don’t like it.
Old 10-02-21, 03:38 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Legend
 
PhantomStranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Phantom Zone
Posts: 24,640
Received 320 Likes on 274 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

If you simply want a working screen, they provide serviceable quality. I wasn't impressed with the one I picked up last Black Friday for a rarely used bedroom, it was a monstrous step down from my far more expensive LG.
Old 10-02-21, 03:45 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
milo bloom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 15,493
Received 522 Likes on 399 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
If you simply want a working screen, they provide serviceable quality. I wasn't impressed with the one I picked up last Black Friday for a rarely used bedroom, it was a monstrous step down from my far more expensive LG.
We have an LG now and its pretty good but its older and just not as nice as wed like for interconnectedness.
Old 10-05-21, 02:38 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
kahuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5,552
Received 93 Likes on 66 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

Why your next TV could very well cost a lot more - Digital Trends

https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-t...s-are-so-high/
Old 10-06-21, 06:57 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 5,682
Received 287 Likes on 223 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

Like anything else, they're commodity, throwaway products at this point, and you should purchase accordingly. If you get a couple of good, trouble-free use out of any modern electronic device, including TVs, consider yourself lucky. Spending big bucks on any electronics item, especially now is foolish, given that you'll probably need to replace that expensive product in a couple of years anyway. So, products like Hisense TVs make a great deal of sense. Quality isn't up to the highest-end models, but you're essentially "renting" any new TV you buy, because they're Designed To Fail (tm), via the Planned Obsolesence dogma.

Further, we'll never see pre-pandemic prices again. Basically, take whatever was a fair price in early 2020, add 20-30% and that'll be the "new normal" going forward. It's awful, but it's with us permanently, I'm afriad. Deals will be few and far between.

If you're rich, none of the above applies to you, of course.
Old 10-07-21, 12:21 AM
  #22  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,892
Received 79 Likes on 69 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

Originally Posted by zyzzle View Post
Like anything else, they're commodity, throwaway products at this point, and you should purchase accordingly. If you get a couple of good, trouble-free use out of any modern electronic device, including TVs, consider yourself lucky. Spending big bucks on any electronics item, especially now is foolish, given that you'll probably need to replace that expensive product in a couple of years anyway. So, products like Hisense TVs make a great deal of sense. Quality isn't up to the highest-end models, but you're essentially "renting" any new TV you buy, because they're Designed To Fail (tm), via the Planned Obsolesence dogma.
(More generally).

Some electronic stuff isn't even worth buying at all, such as the dvr boxes used by cable / satellite services (ie. tivo, etc ...). The service and/or technical specs changes so fast, that the older boxes are completely useless in spite of not abruptly dying. They essentially become "quasi-functonal bricks" in a "schiavo state", once the service/technical specs change.

Old 10-08-21, 03:21 PM
  #23  
Premium Member
 
E Unit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 6ft Behind Wolf in the Situation Room
Posts: 16,604
Received 414 Likes on 326 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

Anyone have a 43” (roundabout) TV they’ve recently purchased that they love? Any recommendations? I haven’t gotten one this small before, but I’m putting it in a guest bedroom. Curious to hear what people have and their thoughts.
Old 10-09-21, 04:07 AM
  #24  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
kahuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5,552
Received 93 Likes on 66 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

Originally Posted by E Unit View Post
Anyone have a 43 (roundabout) TV theyve recently purchased that they love? Any recommendations? I havent gotten one this small before, but Im putting it in a guest bedroom. Curious to hear what people have and their thoughts.

Samsung Q60A VS Sony X80J 4K TV Comparison

The following users liked this post:
E Unit (10-09-21)
Old 10-19-21, 02:23 AM
  #25  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
kahuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5,552
Received 93 Likes on 66 Posts
Re: What do we think of Hisense brand TVs?

Just notice the Hisense U6G-U8G are also on sale on BB.com. Also the MSRP have also gone down in price.

Hisense U6G:
1. 50U6G - $499.99 - $449.99
2. 55U6G - $549.99 - $499.99
3. 65U6G - $699.99 - $649.99
4. 75U6G - $1,049.99 - $949.99

Hisense U7G:
1. 55U7G - $849.99 - $699.99
2. 65U7G - $1,099.99 - $899.99
3. 75U7G - $1,499.99 - $1,148.00

Hisense U8G:
1. 55U8G - $999.99 - $849.99
2. 65U8G - $1249.99 - $999.99


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.