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The Best Hisense TV Mini LED and OLED TVs beckons 2022
Throughout 2022, Hisense is due to launch a wide selection of TVs, including its brand new flagship U9H series, alongside new upgrades for the previous U6, U7 and U8 series. And as we expected, upgrades for the more affordable A6, A7 and A8 series are inbound, too. A couple of new Hisense U Series soundbars are also on the way.
If that sounds like an exciting mix of TVs to choose from, that’s because it is. Hisense has a lot of range and although it’s mostly known for offering value LCD screens at aggressive price points, last year in 2021 it released several high-spec models that are well worth your time, too.
This combination has lured plenty of shoppers to Hisense, with the company ranking fifth overall for TV sales in the US in 2021. And it’s quickly growing, largely thanks to the fantastic value across the entire Hisense range.
In our guide below, we’ll round-up the TVs that Hisense has brought out in 2021, as well as the ones it’s releasing in 2022, from entry-level 4K displays for those on a budget through to the latest Laser TVs that bring the big screen cinema experience to your living room.
If you’re not sure this brand is for you, check out our should I buy a Hisense TV guide, which helps you decide based on recent Hisense TV reviews.
Hisense TVs 2022 (US)
Hisense U9H: Hisense’s brand new flagship packs in Mini LED backlighting – a first for its US range – allowing for greatly improved HDR performance. Other impressive specs include a 120Hz refresh rate, 2,000 nits of peak brightness and support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Vision IQ.
The U9H adds an ATSC 3.0 tuner, too, alongside a much-improved audio suite featuring embedded speakers in both the top and bottom of the TV allowing for a richer surround sound experience without the need for an external soundbar.
Additionally, eARC, WISA, and a 2.1.2 audio channel configuration allow for an immersive audio experience with Dolby Atmos spatial audio support. It sounds like the U9H could be the full package, then, combining excellent picture and audio quality for a well-rounded high-tech experience.
The Hisense U9H will debut in a 75-inch size and launches “late summer 2022” for $3,199.99. As such, expect to see Hisense’s flagship launch around August or September.
Hisense U8H: Hisense’s latest in its U8 series is positioning itself as “the best all-around TV” in terms of tech, picture quality, and price point. The U8H is boasting the same Mini LED tech that’s being packed in the company’s new flagship U9H, and a new 75-inch size for if you’re looking to go big. The Hisense U8H is launching “midsummer 2022” for $1,099.99. Expect it to launch roughly around July to August.
Hisense U7H: Also launching around that July-August 2022 window is the new U7H, which Hisense says is a great option for gaming, and we’re inclined to agree, as the TV packs in many of the premium features of its more expensive counterparts at a slightly more affordable price point. A new 85-inch variant is being offered, too, meaning the U7H could be the perfect choice for serious gamers looking for colossal screen size.
Hisense U6H: Much like the U6G before it, Hisense’s new U6H ULED TV looks like it’s positioning itself as one of the more affordable sets packed with high-end tech. And while it’s lacking its beefier counterparts’ 120Hz refresh rate, you’re still getting quality features like HDR10+, Dolby Atmos, Game Mode Plus for seriously low input lag, and prices starting at $579.99 for the 50-inch variant. All this could make the U6H seriously easy to recommend, even if it’s at the lower rung of Hisense’s ULED lineup when it launches sometime between June and September 2022.
Hisense A7H, A6H and A4H: Launching in “Spring 2022” (so between March and June, most likely), Hisense is prepping a new batch of mid-range wonders if you can’t quite afford to shell out for one of its ULED offerings. Both the A7H and A6H pack quality features like HDR10+, Dolby Vision and eARC functionality.
The A4H is a smaller, 2K resolution offering, but is appropriately priced from just $199.99 and will be available in 32, 40 and 43-inch sizes.
Hisense TV technology
We obviously only have word on Hisense’s US TV range so far, though it’s given us a good look at the new technologies the TV maker is deploying for 2022.
It’s all about Mini LED these days, with Hisense bringing the backlighting technology to its US range (after a debut in its UK range last year). Mini LED packs in tens of thousands of tiny LEDs to better control lighting, contrast and brightness, and is also being used by Samsung, Philips and LG.
It’s certainly a change in strategy for Hisense, though, which previously prioritized its own proprietary Dual Cell panel tech, which pairs a 4K grayscale display with a ‘luminance layer’ to add color to proceedings. It was certainly a curious idea, and since Hisense ditched OLED after the pretty disastrous Hisense O8B, it seemed to be its next big bet. Not any more, perhaps?
Hisense still has big plans laser TV range, previously saying that the tech is the future of home entertainment, calling it a “more natural way for human eyes” to watch TV, with reduced amounts of red light to contend with, alongside greater energy efficiency – with reportedly 40% less energy consumption than LCD sets of the same size.
In 2019, sales of laser TVs grew 107% in China, making it the fastest-growing TV category in the country. However, it’s always easier to increase a small number of sales than a large one, and there just isn’t the sample size or mass market penetration to confidently say where laser TVs are going.
Although lots of the Hisense TV tech seems flashy, and erm, laser-y, there are some more mundane developments regarding smart platforms that may hold the most promise for the TV maker – with more sets using the brilliant Roku OS, also found on streaming devices like the Roku Express and Roku Premiere.
We’re seeing a gradual shift away from Android TV sets in 2022, too, towards the updated Google TV platform also used on new Chromecast streaming sticks and Sony TVs. At any rate, it should be better than Hisense’s own Vidaa U platform, which is fast and rather sleek at points, but tends to have some odd blind spots around picture settings and screensavers.
You’ll find both Dolby Vision and HDR10+ HDR formats on these TVs, too, and Hisense tends to pack them into more mid-priced sets than some of the competition.
Hisense TVs 2021 (US)
Hisense U9DG Dual Cell Series (75-inch only): This is Hisense’s high-end, flagship TV and it comes with a big price tag, but it may be justified. Hisense has been teasing its Dual Cell technology for a few years now, pairing together a 4K grayscale screen with an HD ‘luminance layer’ for enhanced contrast and color – in a similar fashion to the quantum dot layer of its QLED TVs, perhaps, but with significantly different underlying technology.
The Hisense U9DG features two million local dimming zones, which on paper is a big step up from the tens of thousands of dimming zones on the latest Mini LED TVs – even if it pales in comparison to the per-pixel lighting of OLED screens. You’ll get a 120Hz panel, up to 1,000 nits peak brightness, as well as a host of gaming features such as VRR, ALLM, FreeSync, and “high-speed HDMI ports” (which we hope refers to HDMI 2.1, for next-gen gaming capabilities).
Read our review here: Hisense U9DG Dual Cell Android TV (75U9DG) review
- U9DG Series is available now for $3,499.99
Hisense U800GR 8K ULED (75-inch only): The U800GR is Hisense’s debut 8K TV, packing in 33 million pixels as well as the beloved Roku smart TV platform and AI upscaling. It features Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos too, and also 1,000 nits peak brightness – not as bright as new Samsung TVs, certainly, but a pinch higher than today’s best OLED TVs. We reviewed the model when it soft-launched in Australia as the U80G, and we liked it very much indeed, praising the upscaling and functionality (even if the sound left a little to be desired).
- U800GR Series is available now for $3,199.99
Hisense U8G ULED (available in 55, 65-inch): Other mid-range models include the Hisense U8G ULED, with 1,500 nits brightness, 4K resolution, Dolby Vision IQ (for calibrating brightness in response to ambient light), Dolby Vision and an anti-glare screen.
We awarded the Hisense U8G Android TV (65U8G) 4 out of 5 stars when we first reviewed it for its exceptional picture quality and great value for money.
- U8G Series is available now for $949.99 (55-inch) and $1,299.99 (65-inch)
Hisense U7G ULED gaming TV (available in 55, 65, 75-inch sizes): There’s also a gamer-specific model called the Hisense U7G, with a 4K display and 120Hz panel, as well as HDMI 2.1, VRR, ALLM and Freesync Premium for high-spec video passthrough and anti-screen-tearing technologies.
- U7G Series is available now for $749.99 (55-inch), $949.99 (65”) MSRP and $1399.99 (75-inch)
Hisense U6G and U6GR ULED TV (available in 50, 55, 65, 75-inch sizes): The Hisense U6G is the lowest specified model in the new 4K TV lineup, making do with a 60Hz panel and 600 nits peak brightness, though it does pack in full array local dimming (rather than edge lighting) as well as Dolby Vision / Dolby Atmos format support.
We reviewed the Hisense U6G ULED TV in 2021 and awarded it 4 out of 5 stars for its excellent image quality and affordable price.
In November 2021, Hisense released the U6GR ULED TV in 55-inch and 65-inch variants but only at Costco in the US, meaning that you’ll need to be a Costco member in order to purchase the new TV.
- U6G Series is available now for $499.99 (50”), $549.99 (55-inch), $749.99 (65-inch) MSRP and $1,099.99 (75-inch)
Hisense A6G, R6 and R7 smart TVs (sizes from 43-inch to 75-inch): Some lower-spec models are also on their way, with the ‘R’ series sets presumably coming with the Roku TV OS, and the budget ‘A’ budget model starting at a meager $299 for those a bit more strapped for cash. You can expect cheap processing, and we’d advise to opt for smaller sizes for screens this cheap, so as not to make any visual issues too glaring – but they offer a more accessible starting point than a lot of the more premium models above.
- A6 Series is available now for $299.99 (43-inch), $379.99 (50-inch), $429.99 (55-inch), $599.99 (65-inch) and $849.99 (75-inch)
- R6 Series will be available late 2021 for $399.99 (43-inch), $499.99 (50-inch), $599.99 (55-inch), $799.99 (65-inch) and $1099.99 (75-inch)
- R7 Series will be available late 2021 for $429.99 (43-inch), $529.99 (50-inch), $629.99 (55-inch) and $829.99 (65-inch)
Hisense L5F Laser Cinema (100, 120-inch): Hisense’s projector-TV hybrid is still here, with up to 120-inch projection and 4K images on a paired projector screen, running on the Android TV platform. It is pricey (you may want to opt for a high-end projector like the Samsung Premiere for this amount of cash) but it’s there for those wanting to be at the forefront of new, experimental AV technologies.
- L5 Laser Cinema is available now for $4999.99 (120-inch)
Hisense TVs 2021 (UK)
Hisense U9GQ (75-inch only): This is Hisense’s flagship TV for 2021 and the brand promises it offers “detailed, exquisite and lifelike images”. It has a 75-inch Mini LED display with a high refresh rate of 120Hz. It’s packed with 10,000 LED backlight units and has Full Array Local Dimming Pro, which means it can achieve an impressive brightness of 3,000 nits. It offers Quantum Dot Colour, which Hisense says delivers “over 1 billion true-to-life colours” and HDR10+ and Dolby Vision adjusts images based on what you’re watching to give you the best experience.
- The U9GQ series is available now for £3,299.
Hisense 100L5 Laser TV (available in 88 and 100-inch sizes): Built to be big and bold, Hisense’s range of Laser TVs aren’t like your average TV. This much becomes obvious as soon as you clock the fact that they give you a massive 88 and 100-inch screen sizes for less money than many regular 75-inch TVs.
The main reason it can offer so many inches for your buck is that it’s not strictly speaking a TV. Rather it’s an ultra-short throw projector combined with a rigid projection screen that’s designed to reject ambient light, so that you don’t have to black your room out every time you want to watch it.
The projector is a DLP affair illuminated by laser lighting, meaning that it can go brighter and reach a wider range of colors than regular lamp projectors. It also won’t need its laser replacing in the course of its lifetime unlike lamp projectors, and also unlike regular projectors can be switched more or less immediately, without significant warmup or cool down time.
We reviewed the Hisense 100L5 Laser TV, awarding it 4 out of 5 stars for its bright, colourful picture and great value for money. Hisense’s Laser TV range also includes the 100-inch Hisense L9.
- The Hisense 100L5 Laser TVs is available now from £2,999.
Hisense A9G (available in 55-inch and 65-inch sizes): A new OLED TV from Hisense, the A9G is available in 55-inches and 65-inches. Thanks to HDR10+ and Dolby Vision IQ, there’s excellent picture quality on offer here, as well as brightness with up to 1,000 nits at peak brightness. With IMAX Enhanced licensing, Hisense promises “clearer pictures and brighter images.” And, in terms of audio, you’re getting 2.1.2 channel speakers (front-firing) as well as Dolby Atmos support. All of these features make these OLEDs a great idea if you’re looking for a new, very large TV this summer and love watching movies.
- The A9G series is available now for £1,799 (55-inches) and £2,499 (65-inches).
Hisense U8GQ (available in 55-inch and 65-inch sizes): The U8GQ range features Quantum Dot Colour and Full Array Local Dimming Pro for consistent lighting and precise brightness control. However, Hisense drops the brightness to 1,000 nits for a more affordable – if less ambitious – QLED television than its more premium offerings. It also features a Game mode, as well as the same IMAX Enhanced certification of the A9G.
- The U8GQ series will be available for summer 2021 for £1,099 (55-inches) and £1,699 (65-inches).
Hisense A7GQ series (available in 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, 75-inch sizes): There are a few different mid-range TVs coming from Hisense this summer, including the A7GQ series. This TV comes in a range of different sizes and offers a 4K HDR display and 60Hz panel. It also has Quantum Dot, 4K HDR and Dolby Vision and Atmos built-in with a 60Hz refresh rate.
- The Hisense A7GQ series will be available for summer 2021 for £549 (43-inches), £639 (50-inches), £749 (55-inches), £999 (65-inches), £1,699 (75-inches).
Hisense E76GQ series (available in 50-inch and 55-inch sizes): Another mid-range TV option from Hisense, this time available in only mid-sized 50-inch and 55-inch sizes. The E76GQ series is similar to the A7GQ with a 4K HDR display and 60Hz panel along with support for 4K HDR content, as well as Quantum Dot, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
- The Hisense E76GQ series will be available for summer 2021 for £649 (50-inches) and £749 (55-inches).
Hisense A6G series (available in 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch, 58-inch, 65-inch and 75-inch sizes): If you’re looking for a smaller range of sizes, the entry-level A6G series might be the best bet. This TV supports 4K content, has a 60Hz MEMC, Dolby Vision and DTS:Virtual:X audio to boot.
- The Hisense A6G series will be available for summer 2021 for £429 (43-inches), £499 (50-inches), £599 (55-inches), £699 (58-inches), £799 (65-inches), £1,299 (75-inches).
Hisense A4G series (available in 32-inch and 40-inch sizes): For the smallest (and cheapest) Hisense on offer in summer 2021, the A4G series has DTS:Virtual:X audio and the VIDAA U5 Smart OS.
- The Hisense A4G series will be available for summer 2021 for £249 (32-inches) and £329 (40-inches).
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