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Hisense H9F Review

True Score

72
72
7

Experts

76
338

Consumers

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The Hisense 65H9F got praise from experts for its 4K image quality and motion handling but failed to impress gamers with the lack of HDMI 2.1 ports, poor sound, and support for a Variable Refresh Rate.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The 2019 Hisense H9F is a high-end Android TV that features a 4K UHD display with impressive image upscaling capabilities and stunning picture quality thanks to ULED technology, which is exclusive to Hisense. The 4K TV delivers deep, dark blacks courtesy of full array local dimming, and this makes the TV great for watching movies in a dark setting. Peak brightness levels are also among the highest in the market, so users in a brightly lit room will find the Android TV perfect for their use. In addition, the H9F delivers sharp, vivid scenes when playing HDR content and will have movie buffs stuck on the edge of their seats with its hyper-realistic color reproduction and accuracy. Find out what else this Android TV has in store for you by reading to the end of this Hisense H9F review, and if it doesn’t impress you, then maybe these other best-rated TVs might be worthwhile.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Hisense H9F Android TV has great picture quality and peak brightness levels, making it a great choice for movie lovers. Unfortunately, it doesn’t support Variable Refresh Rates or HDMI 2.1 ports, so it’s not suitable for pro-gamers. It has good viewing angles for group viewing and good motion handling, but the sound performance is poor and won’t give you an immersive audio experience. If you’re looking for a budget-level TV with good picture quality, check out the Westinghouse WR32HB2200.

Reason to Buy

  • Deep, dark blacks
  • Great sub-4K content upscaling
  • High peak brightness levels
  • Rich and vivid color reproduction

Reason to Avoid

  • Mediocre sound
  • No HDMI 2.1 ports
  • No support for Variable Refresh Rates

Hisense H9F Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeFull-Array
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDR FormatHDR10
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeVA
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size65"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformAndroid TV
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a
VRRVRRn/a

All Specs

Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)93.01
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)95.93
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)69.75
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)76.48
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)98.6
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)6,006
SDR Brightness (nits)1,067
HDR Brightness (nits)1,153
Input Lag (ms)18.2
Response Time (ms)9.3
Color Washout (Degrees)25
Color Shift (Degrees)29
Brightness Loss (Degrees)36
Reflections (%)2.4
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)134.54
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db7.05
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db6.91
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.024
Intermodulation Distortion @80db4.09
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

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Score Card

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Expert Score

72

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Customer Score

76

*.25

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True Score

72

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The Hisense H9F is a great TV for almost any use. It has great motion… read more

    By:

    Mark W. Westlake
  • Tom’s Guide
    77.8

    Category Trust Score

    70
    The Hisense H9F is a solid competitor in the 65-inch 4K TV category with respectable… read more

    By:

    John R. Quain
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Score

    90
    Android TV may be a little slow, and the audio isn’t great, but Hisense’s high-value… read more

    By:

    Jon L. Jacobi
  • IGN
    59.8

    Category Trust Score

    85
    Expanding into a new price tier can be tricky for a company, but Hisense has… read more

    By:

    Unknown
  • Techhive
    27.8

    Category Trust Score

    80
    You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better 55-inch TV in the lower end of the… read more

    By:

    Adam Babcock
  • Gear Brain
    19.8

    Category Trust Score

    80
    Android device users will love this smart TV. The picture and sound quality are brilliant… read more

    By:

    Christian de Looper

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