Hisense R8 Review

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The R8 Hisense TV has great picture quality, works for casual gaming, and has a rich display of vivid colors. However, pro gamers might shun it due to lack of VRR and lackluster HDR performance.

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Product Snapshot


Announced in 2020, the R8 Hisense 65-inch LCD (LED) TV is a mid-range display that’s got a 2160p maximum resolution and an impressive ability to upscale sub-4K content. According to Hisense, its LED panel relies on proprietary ULED technology to enhance 4K detail and improve picture quality. In addition, its motion rate 240 image processing technology provides excellent motion handling capabilities that movie enthusiasts and gamers will enjoy during fast-paced scenes. With its easy-to-use Roku TV platform, streaming content from Netflix and other media will be pretty straightforward. Sit tight for the rest of this Hisense R8 TV review, and determine whether it’ll be worth considering over these other highly rated TVs.


our Verdict

The R8 Hisense TV is great for casual movie watching, with deep blacks, sub-4k upscaling, comprehensive color gamut coverage, and peak brightness levels. But if you’re a pro gamer, you may want to look elsewhere. The TV has a Game Mode to reduce input lag and decent motion handling, but lacks Variable Refresh Rate support, below par HDR performance, and HDMI 2.1 ports.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Excellent motion handling
  • High color accuracy
  • Game mode for low input lag
  • Great contrast levels

Reason to Avoid

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

Hisense R8 Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight Type
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs3
HDR FormatDolby Vision, HDR10
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeLED
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen size65"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformRoku TV
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)96.82
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)0
SDR Brightness (nits)717
HDR Brightness (nits)770
Input Lag (ms)13.4
Response Time (ms)0
Color Washout (Degrees)0
Color Shift (Degrees)0
Brightness Loss (Degrees)0
Reflections (%)0
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)0
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db0
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db0
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0
Intermodulation Distortion @80db0
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

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