Premium 4K HDR ULED TVs now with Google TV
Hisense TVs continue their upward climb in performance and popularity while maintaining reasonable pricing for premium class products. For 2022, Hisense has updated its ULED offerings. These models include the flagship U9H (75”), U8H (55”, 65” and 75” screen sizes), U7H (55”, 65”, 75” and 85” screen sizes), and the U6H (55”, 65” and 75” screen sizes).
Tentative availability dates are late summer for the U9H. The U8H and U7H are expected in midsummer, while the U6H should arrive at the beginning of summer 2022. Check back soon for pricing.
Key new features for the ULED lineup will include the Google TV smart TV platform. This operating system will give viewers access to over 700,000 movies and TV shows, live TV, and over 8,000 apps including popular platforms like YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and many more. Hisense will also be introducing mini-LEDs to its U9H and U8H models. More info on this below.
Hisense will also be adding NEXGEN TV ATSC 3.0 tuners to its U9H, U8H and U7H models. This will allow for over-the-air 4K TV broadcast.
The U9H, U8H and U7H will have HDMI 2.1 / 4K@120Hz
The following info in italics is from Hisense:
Hisense 2022 ULED LED TV Lineup
U9H Series: The Best of Everything
As the demand for bigger and better TVs continues to grow, picture quality remains a top priority, and some consumers are looking for the best of the best. Hisense’s new premium U9H TV introduces Mini LED to the 2022 lineup, delivering a stunning HDR performance with a bright picture, vivid colors, and excellent contrast. The key to great Mini LED performance is how well the LEDs work together to ensure uniformity and the best possible picture. Hisense’s ULED technology elevates the Mini LED experience by enabling a seamless relationship between hardware and software – enhancing color, contrast, motion, and brightness – giving viewers automatic adjustments in real-time, continuous scene-by-scene modifications, and fine-tuning each frame down to the pixel. The U9H’s upgraded processor delivers faster, smoother performance and responsiveness, while the 120Hz native refresh rate provides a foundation for smooth clarity and motion handling. The U9H reaches 2,000 nits of peak brightness and features more than 1,280 full-array local dimming zones. The inclusion of Quantum Dot technology, Dolby Vision and Dolby Vision IQ brings incredible highlights, a wide range of colors, astonishing detail, and an overall lifelike 4K picture with beautiful depth, detail and realism. In addition to a premium picture, gamers will be pleased with the inclusion of the latest next-gen features that offer a tear-free, stutter-free and low latency HDR gaming experience. Features like auto low latency mode, Game Mode Pro, variable refresh rate, and FreeSync via the ultra-high-speed HDMI ports deliver exceptional gaming performance. The U9H also offers the newly integrated NEXTGEN TV ATSC 3.0 tuner and an upgraded audio package with a unique design featuring embedded speakers in both the top and bottom of the TV for a surround sound experience. eARC, WISA, and a 2.1.2 audio channel configuration take this even further to create a truly immersive audio experience with spatial audio in Dolby Atmos. With its brightness, contrast, gaming and audio features built for the future of TV, the U9H brings the best of the best in every category.
U8H Series: The Best All-Around TV
In 2021, the U8 Series was one of Hisense’s most award-winning TVs as well as the most popular among consumers. This year’s U8H will be even bigger and better with more features and upgrades to solidify the U8 Series as a best-in-class TV. Featuring a Mini LED upgrade paired with Hisense’s ULED technology and Quantum Dot, the U8H delivers vibrant colors, impressive contrast, and its trademark bright picture for a fantastic HDR experience. To meet the growing demand for larger screen sizes, the U8H also has a new 75-inch option for those wanting a stunning picture and equally striking screen size. With a 120Hz refresh rate, a peak brightness up to 1500 nits, and picture upgrades like IMAX enhanced, Filmmaker Mode, Dolby Vision IQ, state-of-the-art picture quality with Dolby IQ, and HDR10+, the U8H delivers superior brightness and outstanding contrast – taking picture quality to a new level and meeting the demands of consumers looking for a next-level audiovisual experience and latest upgrades. Audio enhancements like Dolby Atmos for immersive sound, alongside eARC and WiSA support, create a full surround-sound experience with wireless sound hookup. Next-gen gaming features like ultra-high-speed HDMI, auto-low-latency mode, variable refresh rate, Freesync, and our Game Mode Pro setting will make the U8 Series a favorite among gamers as well as a perfectly well-rounded option for the entire household. With growing interest in free, live over-the-air broadcast, especially local news, sports and network content, the newly integrated NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) offers an excellent upgrade, bringing even more content options to viewers with 4K HDR, Dolby audio and the latest broadcast upgrades. In-bezel microphones, far-field voice capability, the embedded Google Assistant, and Works with Alexa functionality make the U8H the central hub of a smart home ecosystem. For those looking for a stunning picture, large screen sizes, and a robust set of premium features, the U8H delivers.
U7H Series: Great for Gaming (and Everything Else)
Many consumers are looking for a TV that performs well on its own, but that can also go beyond watching their favorite shows and movies to support an equally great gaming experience. The U7 Series exceeded expectations in 2021 with its impressive feature set and overall performance and price. In 2022, the U7H offers the same popular gaming features like Game Mode Pro – making commands from the controller almost instantaneous on the screen, recognizing gaming sequences and automatically optimizing display settings for a top-notch experience, and a ultra-high-speed HDMI. The auto low latency mode and 120 Hz variable refresh rate deliver smooth, fluid gameplay – giving players instant response times with minimal motion blur and halo effects. With picture quality at the top of consumers’ priority list for a new TV, the U7 delivers premium upgrades that offer a well-rounded package not just for gamers, but also for everyone in the home. IMAX enhanced, Filmmaker Mode, Dolby Vision IQ, HDR 10/10+/adaptive, Quantum Dot, FreeSync and the newly integrated NEXTGEN TV ATSC 3.0 tuner bring a 4K HDR beautiful picture to the screen no matter the content. Premium audio enhancements such as Dolby Atmos, eARC and WiSA deliver immersive audio, and the 120Hz refresh rate not only brings smooth clarity but also fluid motion for fast-action gaming, sports and movies. With an already wide variety of screen sizes spanning 55 to 85-inches, the U7H meets the growing demand for larger screen sizes with a new 85-inch option, offering a top-notch viewing experience, full-featured TV, and excellent value package in 2022 with prices starting at $799.99 MSRP.
U6H Series: Big on Features, Not on Price
In 2021, Hisense’s U6 Series was recognized for being the best value and the best affordable TV, with consumers calling it a “steal,” and a “must buy.” Hisense introduced the U6 Series to make its premium ULED lineup attainable to an even larger group of consumers, and this year the U6H will bring even more features and upgrades. As interest in bigger screens continues to grow, the new U6 Series makes both a big screen and a top-notch viewing experience even more attainable with a wide variety of screen sizes spanning 50 to 75-inches. No matter the content, picture upgrades like Quantum Dot, Dolby Vision IQ, HDR 10/10+/adaptive, Filmmaker Mode, and a 60Hz native refresh rate bring a great-looking picture to homes with audio enhancements like Dolby Atmos and eARC adding to the premium experience. Gamers will be pleased to have ultra-high-speed HDMI, Game Mode Plus and variable refresh rate functionality, and the new addition of far-field voice control and integrated Google Assistant make the U6H the perfect hub in smart homes. With prices starting at $579.99 MSRP, the U6 Series brings a tough-to-beat, feature-packed TV at an affordable price.
Additional info on Hisense’s standard LED TV lineup.
Although this article is focused on Hisense’s premium ULED displays, I wanted to mention their latest standard LED models which include the A7H (85”), A6H (43”, 50”, 55”, 65” and 70” screen sizes), and the A4H (32”, 40” and 43” screen sizes). These models will be available spring of 2022.
A7H, A6H and A4H Series: Smart TVs for Every Preference and Budget
In addition to its ULED lineup, Hisense offers smart TV options for every room, budget, and OS preferences with the A7H, A6H and A4H Series. The 85-in A7H offers viewers a wide color gamut and Dolby Atmos, and both the A7H and A6H, in screen sizes 43 to 75-inches, are equipped with features like a Google TV OS upgrade; Dolby Vision HDR+/HDR10; eARC via the TVs’ ultra high-speed HDMI port; auto low latency mode; and Dolby Atmos. The 2K A4H packs Smart TV features in a smaller size – ranging from 32 to 43-inch screen sizes, a new bezel-less design and an Android TV OS. With new options at a budget-friendly price point, Hisense continues to make a high-quality, personalized viewing experience available to the masses.
Check back soon for updates on pricing and availability.
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