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    Hisense H9F 4K UHD TV review: Great color and HDR for not a whole lot of money

    You’ll be hard-pressed to discover a higher 55-inch TV—a minimum of within the decrease finish of the market—than Hisense’s mannequin H9F. At $600 ($900 for the 65-inch), it’s $100 lower than the lately reviewed Samsung Q60R, and it affords twice the height brightness, plus the identical correct quantum dot coloration. It doesn’t render element and blacks as sharply as a few of its rivals, however the total picture and HDR are excellent for the cash.

    Design and specs

    The H9F is among the nicer wanting TVs I’ve seen lately. It sports activities a really, very skinny bezel, and is barely rather less then three inches at it’s thickest. There’s a 400mm by 200mm VESA mount level, and the 54.5-inch (55-inch class) mannequin I examined weighs solely somewhat greater than 33 kilos.

    This evaluation is a part of TechHive’s coverage of the best smart TVs. Click that hyperlink to learn evaluations of competing merchandise, together with a purchaser’s information to a very powerful options you must think about when procuring.

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    Though not as skinny as some, the Hisense H9F nonetheless wall-mounts effectively. 

    I particularly appreciated the good-looking removable stand that mounts nearer to the middle of the TV than many, permitting it to take a seat on narrower platforms. It’s my favourite after the iMac-like pedestal on the Samsung Q90R. The two halves additionally screw in from the underside, relatively than from the again, which makes it a lot simpler to safe them whereas the TV mendacity safely display-side up. That creates a barely weaker be a part of, however don’t play handball off of it and also you’ll be effective.

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    Hisense retains a lot of the H9F’s electronics within the traditional TV fanny-pack. Note that the precise back-facing ports are empty on this image. See the picture under to see what they’re crammed with.

    The energy wire extrudes from the right-hand again aspect of the unit and the ports are recessed right into a nook on the left. Present are 4 HDMI 2.0a ports, two USB ports, coax for antenna and cable connections, ethernet, and RCA composite video and stereo audio inputs. There’s additionally a headphone jack and 3.5 mm RS-232C port.

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    Hisense offers all of the ports you’ll discover in TVs costing extra, together with RS-232c for A/V system management.

    The decision is 3840 by 2160 (4K UHD), quantum dots are used to reinforce the colour, and there are 100 zones within the direct backlight array. The bigger 65-inch mannequin has 132 zones.

    Remote and interface

    While motel-style in look, the H9F’s distant is environment friendly and simple sufficient to be taught. The predominant onscreen interface comes courtesy of Google’s Android TV, and Hisense has rendered it suitably minimalist by way of the variety of icons. Android TV is  simple to get round, and naturally helps each well-liked app within the universe in addition to fairly a a number of that different smart-TV working techniques don’t. VLC—which I exploit at house instead of DLNA when doable—involves thoughts. Not that there’s something mistaken with the Media app that Hisense offers for native streaming or playback from USB mass media.

    The TV settings menu is a separate deal, properly organized, and at all times accessible with out fully displacing or pausing what you’re watching. Adjustments to the picture are utilized immediately, which is helpful certainly for tweaking. There are superior settings—resembling white stability, RGB ranges, and so on.—for many who need to calibrate their TV. Most TVs today come effectively adjusted from the manufacturing facility, so until you’re serious about a one-percent distinction you seemingly can’t see, avoid these. 

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    Hisense makes use of Android TV because it’s predominant interface. Apps galore and simple navigation.

    There’s no grid information to indicate you what leisure lies sooner or later, however there’s a good channel itemizing that permits you to choose favorites. When the checklist of favorites is chosen within the channel information, the channel change button skips others. It’s the little issues.

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