Hisense's New 4K ULED TVs Are Incredibly Cheap

In Formula 1, each constructors' cars feature incredibly advanced technology that slowly trickles down into road cars over the next decade. In the world of technology, things move much faster, and that's why Hisense's surprisingly affordable ULED TVs have the same quantum dot colour gamut widening tech that we've seen on top-tier LG and Samsung screens at a fraction of the price.

Taking the opportunity at the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix a few weeks ago, Hisense has launched its new ULED Series 7 TVs within Australia. Available in 50, 55, 65, 70 and 75-inch screen sizes over the next few months, the Series 7 is Hisense's most advanced TV yet — it combines quantum dot and LED backlighting to massively increase the number of colours the screen can display.

The Series 7 is a 4K TV, too, and supports 240-zone local dimming across its matrix of back-lit LEDs, allowing Hisense to give the screen higher contrast with especially bright whites alongside relatively dark blacks. The Series 7 even supports HDR video, which Netflix has recently introduced to its streaming catalogue with Daredevil and Marco Polo. Just about all you miss out on is the kind of Smart TV smarts that Hisense's competitors use — but add a Chromecast and you're 90 per cent of the way there.

Hisense's ULED TVs are getting some good press, with favourable comparisons to LG's OLED screens in bright settings — while OLED has the lowest possible blacks, its screens aren't as bright as any LED tech. But more than any outright tech comparison, it'll be price that plays in Hisense's favour: the cheapest 50-inch screen is just $1499, while the mainstream 55-inch — out in May — will be $1999. You'll pay $3499 for the 65-inch, $3999 for the 70-inch and $4999 for the 75-inch ULED Series 7.


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    Must be a new definition of cheap that I've previously not seen before.

    Agree with @shadow298 - not sure what's cheap here.

    ALDI have a 55" TV for $777 - you can buy the best part of 3 of those for the equivalently sized Hisense - though I'd have no idea on the comparable display quality.

    https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/special-buys-wed-30-mar/wednesday-detail-wk13/ps/p/55137cm-ultra-hd-led-smart-tv/

    Not cheap at all. I can get a name brand of the same size for $3500

      Yeah my 65" Samsung 4K, quantum dot, HDR, and all that wizbang tomfoolery was the same price as they're advertising here. I suppose if the RRP is $3500 in reality you'll find it cheaper like that, like how my Samsung had an RRP of about $5000, but could be found for around $3500.
      So, if you can pick these up for ~$2500, and its actually a good panel (because resolution and fancy features do not a good panel make), then it'd be a good buy. But for the same money why would you risk it on a no name brand when you could be buying something from Samsung, LG or Sony and know that its good.

    I got a 50" 4K Hisense for $700, looks good.
    Only used the 4K on 4K youtubes

    That's not that cheap really, i picked up a TCL 55" 4K LED LCD for $1500 at Hardly Normals a few months ago.

    Bought a couple of the Soniq 4k 65" for $1679 earlier last year.. immediately regretted it and changed to a Epson Tw6600 1080p projector and haven't looked back!

    There is a reason these things are cheap.. Between bleed through, latency, 30hz limitations along with issues supporting 4k devices - ill buy a decent brand when the time comes.

    Give us a Real review of this model not a advertisement... Looking at the specs on Hisense Australia website it's a 420 nits of brightness display!..... a HDR display at its best needs 1000 plus nits correct?, further enquires in the manual state nothing about obtaining HDR content....only stating HDR for luminance which is 420 nits display lol... Think Hisense is pulling my finger with this series 7 uled tech
    It's just Hisense take on what HDR is not a real HDR display unless someone wiser can explain

      Hi mate. This isn't a review, it's just a pricing announcement.

        Ok mate then review one please...I want to know if this hisense uled series 7 models are legit and whether its worth it in regards to 4K bluray movies with HDR from a 4K bluray player..
        a quick Google search seems to suggest these Australian models aren't Hisense top uled tvs in regards to nits and backlight technlogy these look like rebadged Hisense H7 models

        Hisense unveils 2016 TV line-up, including "ULED 3.0" TVs - FlatpanelsHD

        To me the sense H7 Series - 4K Smart TV
        HDR Processing
        Built-in Apps
        Ultra Smooth Motion
        UHD Upscaler
        dbx-tv Award Winning Sound
        App Store & Web Browser
        4K Media Player & Receiver
        2x2 Dual-Band Wi-Fi | 802.11ac
        $1,299.00 | 65H7C
        $649.99 | 55H7C
        $549.99 | 50H7C
        $399.99 | 43H7C
        ***All sizes shipping February 2016
        Is the Australian series 7 uled this model looks like it to me
        http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1453372353

        Can you possibly find out lol any more information
        Please

        Last edited 29/06/16 4:35 pm

    even the H8 isn't classed as a uled display in that link I gave I would like confirmation on the Australian model is lol

    I have just bought a 65" 4K uled hisense (65M7000UWG)

    http://www.harveynorman.com.au/tv-blu-ray-home-theatre/tvs/tvs/hisense-65-series-7-4k-ultra-hd-led-lcd-smart-tv.html

    It is an amazing tv, i cannot find a flaw in it at all. The only thing that can let this tv down is how long it lasts. I grantee you it is better than many of the equivalents in fact if you wand a better picture you need to go for an OLED tv.

    I know i will get haters but im telling you it took me 3 weeks to choose a tv and i looked from the Aldi Bauhm $1300 65" to the new samsung $7000 65" OLED screens. Value for money this is hands down the best tv out there right now.

      Choice magazine said the 65M7000UWG was not good with Blueray disks - has anyone tried it with a BD player?

        Yes, I have and its brilliant.. nothing wrong with it.

    Hisense who is the #3 TV brand in Australia and USA. The quality of the new 4K Ultra High Definition TV's seriously challenges LG OLED TV's, which are significantly more expensive than the new Hisense models. The top end 75" Hisense ULED TV is only $4,300 which is a less than half the price of the $9,000 LG TV.

    I am looking for a new 65 inches HD 4K ULED TV under $3500. I do not want to spent a fortune on a TV that might become obsolete just in a few years due to new emerging technology such as 8K UHD TVs.

    HISENSE 65M7000UWG tick all boxes including the price and 3 years warranty.

    I have SONOS Home Theatre Dolby Digital 5.1 speaker system. SONOS has only one Digital Optical input therefore a TV which can pass through Dolby Digital 5.1 from HDMI to Optical Out is essential requirement. The majority of LG and SAMSUNG TVs do not pass through Dolby Digital 5.1sound from HMDI to Digital optical out. On the other hand, many SONY TVs will pass DD 5.1 from HDMI to optical output.

    I looked the HISENSE brochure on their Australian website and it says that this TV will pass RAW digital sound.

    Can someone explain to me if RAW sound is equal to uncompressed Dolby Digital 5.1 ?

    Yep, I agree. The technology is advancing so quickly, ti is hard to keep up with the new electronic staff whether is it TV, AV receiver, WiFi speakers, laptop or mobile phone. I know that 8K TV are around the corner but LASER Projector TV is here as well. A TV with no display. It is essentially a ULTRA short-throw laser projector that can beam a 100-inch image to the wall, from a distance of only 30 cm. As a comparison, the 100- inch image is the size of four 50-inches TV. Because the laser is so powerful you can watch a big projector screen during the daylight.

    LG introduced this concept a few years ago ( LG Hecto Laser TV) but quickly discontinued the production due to fear that it will hurt the production of OLED TVs. Sony makes 4K Ultra Short throw projector ( LSPX-W1S). The price is ridiculous - U$50,000 but I am sure the price will come down quickly in the next few years.

    HISENSE makes a 100 - inches HD Laser Cinema TV. It is is called VIDAA Max. I am not sure what is the price and is it available in Australia.

    http://www.cnet.com/au/news/hisense-goes-big-at-ces-2015-with-100-inch-laser-cinema-tv/

      A 100 - inches screen is huge. It is 220 cm ( width) by 130 cm ( height).
      I wish HISENSE will release Vidaa Max here soon.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG99nxuEQvw

      HISENSE already released a 100-inch 4K laser projection TV. It is reported to be significantly cheaper than equivalent-sized 4K LCD televisions. The price in USA is about U$10,000. I am sure that the price of laser TV projectors and LCD television will drop significantly in a next few years.

      OPTOMA is also preparing to launch the ultra-short throw projector that will throw a 100-inch image on a wall or screen from a mere 5 cm away. This projector has 3,300 lumens, supports content encoded in H.265, and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop. It's due for release in the first quarter of 2017, and is designed for digital signage and home theater. It will be possible to watch laser projector even during the bright daylight.
      Are we ready to embrace the new world of panel-free displays ? Do we really need a LCD or plasma TV anymore ?

      IMO there is a gloomy outlook for the LCD televisions.

      http://newatlas.com/hisense-4k-uhd-laser-projection-tv/44299/

      http://newatlas.com/optoma-4k-ultra-short-throw-projector/43789/

        I was about to buy a 75-inch LCD TV however after reading about upcoming UST (ultra short throw) laser projectors and holographic 3D TV I decided to delay the purchase of my next TV or laser projector until the next year.

        I am sure that this HISENSE Laser UST 4K projector will make Sony, Samsung and LG very jittery.

        It is very likely is that in the next few years a large black flat LCD panels will be initially replaced by laser projectors and later on by the Holographic 3D TVs. Samsung, LG and Sony do not talk much about this technology due to fact that today’s 2D TV LCD sets would be obsolete from the market.

        http://www.business2community.com/tech-gadgets/3d-hologram-future-technology-entertainment-01214803#Y5FyCFOKXWPCT9jo.97

    After reading some comments here, I am not sure if readers are aware that there are many High Definition Ultra-short throw projectors already on the market. The latest one is a PHILIPS Screeneo 2.0. It is not laser projector but still, it's very bright, 2000 Lumens. Have a look at the link bellow.

    LG recently released MiniBeam PF1000U which has an integrated TV tuner, but the brightness is only 1000 Lumens. To watch the projector like TV, during the bright daylight, the minimum brightness of projector should be above 3500 lumens. If you want the home cinema projector for darker room, 2000 lumens is only what you need.

    Any other thoughts on this?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYjJ6d23C_E

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYjJ6d23C_E

    To the brand name snobs... In the early days 'LG' (Lucky Goldstar) hit the market in Australia as 'Goldstar' and quite frankly they were a piece of sh-t, they were poorly made and very unreliable. Samsung were a tad better but still a POS, but over time both brands matured and improved. Hisense have been around for a while now and whilst not all of their models are great the series 7 is more that great its a freak and a 'top brand name' killer. I recently purchased a 70" series 7 Hisense which I picked up on special for $2400 from Domayne. Without going into a load of technobabble I'll keep it short and simple, the series 7 is better than the best LG and Samsung have to offer (excluding OLED models) and edges out the best Sony by a very small margin. When it comes to value for money then the series 7 is on its own, nothing can come near it on price.

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