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Hisense U6K Review

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With moderately deep blacks, quick response time, and VRR compatibility, the Hisense U6K is best suited for dark room movie viewing and casual gaming. However, the 60 Hz refresh rate, poor HDR brightness, and narrow viewing angles could dissuade potential buyers. 

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Launched in 2023, the Hisense U6K is an entry-level 4K TV that comes in three sizes (55, 65, and 75 inches). It has a VA panel and is part of Hisense’s flagship ULED lineup like the best TVs, it supports HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Vision. There are eARC, HDMI 2.0, and HDCP 2.2 ports for connectivity, but there is no HDMI 2.1. This TV runs version 11 of Google TV, and its remote control has a built-in mic for accessing Google Assistant and Alexa. And while there is no 120Hz panel, it is VRR compatible.   

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our Verdict

The Hisense U6K is suitable for watching movies and casual gaming, achieving moderately deep blacks (38,324:1 contrast ratio) and a fast 10.7ms response time. However, its low 506 nits tested HDR peak brightness places it in the lower half of our verified, tested TVs, struggling to eliminate glare in a brightly lit room. And off-center viewing is nearly impossible with colors washing out at 22°. 

The TV’s 10.55ms input lag combined with VRR support ensures a tear-free casual gaming experience, but the 60Hz refresh rate is comparatively less smooth for quick-moving FPS and fighting games. While blooming is noticeable in dark scenes, its wide color gamut with a 96.89% coverage of the DCI P3 xy reproduces vibrant visuals, making it rank in the top half of our verified, tested products.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Great picture quality in the dark
    • The Hisense U6K is good for enjoying movies in low-light settings, thanks to its reasonably high 38,324:1 contrast ratio (ranking in the top-third of our certified, tested list). 

    • Reproducing colorful, life-like visuals, its wide color gamut (96.89% coverage of the DCI P3 xy) makes this TV rank in the top half of our verified, tested products.

  • Quick response time and low input lag
    • Its 10.7ms response time ensures a sharp and smooth gaming experience, especially with dynamic, fast-moving visuals. It ranks in the top half of our verified, tested TVs.

    • The 10.55ms input lag ensures minimal delay and high responsiveness for casual gaming, placing it in the top half of our certified, tested products.   

  • VRR compatibility
    • This TV ensures tear-free gaming with HDMI Forum, FreeSync, and G-SYNC support. 

Reason to Avoid

  • Subpar peak brightness
    • Its subpar 506 nits HDR peak brightness isn’t bright enough for small highlights to stand out in dark backgrounds, ranking it in the bottom half of our verified, tested products. 

    • Moreover, its semi-gloss screen finish struggles to handle glare when placed opposite bright windows.   

  • 60 Hz refresh rate
    • The TV’s 60Hz refresh rate doesn’t have the same level of smoothness in fast-paced action scenes as higher refresh rates, and you’ll notice screen-tearing with frame rates below 48Hz.

  • Poor off-center viewing
    • Since colors wash out at a mere 22°, it’s unsuitable for wide seating arrangements.

  • Average blooming
    • Bright highlights blooming in dimly lit scenes could detract from the overall movie viewing experience. 

Hisense U6K Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeMini LED
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI TypeHDMI Type2.0
HDR FormatDolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG
HomeKit CompatibleHomeKit Compatible
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels2.0
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen size65"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformGoogle TV
Speaker OutputSpeaker Output20 Watts
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync, HDR Format
VRRVRRYes

All Specs

Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)96.885
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)96.98
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)74.1
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)82.61
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)99.4728
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)0
SDR Brightness (nits)430.3333
HDR Brightness (nits)505.5
Input Lag (ms)10.55
Response Time (ms)10.7
Color Washout (Degrees)22
Color Shift (Degrees)27
Brightness Loss (Degrees)29
Reflections (%)5.1
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)113.14
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db3
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db3.08
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.254
Intermodulation Distortion @80db0.84
EOTF (600 nit delta)0.0104
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0.0104
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0.0102

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Market Context

Launched in 2023, the Hisense U6K is an entry-level 4K TV that comes in three sizes (55, 65, and 75 inches). It has a VA…

Launched in 2023, the Hisense U6K is an entry-level 4K TV that comes in three sizes (55, 65, and 75 inches). It has a VA panel and is part of Hisense’s flagship ULED lineup like the best TVs, it supports HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Vision. There are eARC, HDMI 2.0, and HDCP 2.2 ports for connectivity, but there is no HDMI 2.1. This TV runs version 11 of Google TV, and its remote control has a built-in mic for accessing Google Assistant and Alexa. And while there is no 120Hz panel, it is VRR compatible.   

The Hisense U7K is a mid-range 4K TV with a slightly higher peak HDR brightness (787 nits) than the entry-level Hisense U6K’s lower 506 nits…

The Hisense U7K is a mid-range 4K TV with a slightly higher peak HDR brightness (787 nits) than the entry-level Hisense U6K’s lower 506 nits brightness. Despite both models sporting a semi-gloss screen finish, the U7K eliminates on-screen reflections more effectively in well-lit environments than the U6K. For more information, read this Hisense U7K review

The higher-priced Hisense U6K series offers larger TV sizes (55, 65, and 75 inches) than the budget Hisense A4 TV lineup (32, 40, and 43…

The higher-priced Hisense U6K series offers larger TV sizes (55, 65, and 75 inches) than the budget Hisense A4 TV lineup (32, 40, and 43 inches). The U6K also has excellent contrast with local dimming, a feature lacking in the A4 TV. To learn more about this model, read our Hisense A4 TV review

The Samsung QN95C QLED TV’s HDMI 2.1 ensures high refresh rates while gaming, while the Hisense U6K doesn’t support HDMI 2.1. Both offer tear-free gaming…

The Samsung QN95C QLED TV’s HDMI 2.1 ensures high refresh rates while gaming, while the Hisense U6K doesn’t support HDMI 2.1. Both offer tear-free gaming with VRR compatibility, but the QN95C QLED TV’s higher 144 Hz refresh rate reduces motion blur better than the U6K’s low 60 Hz refresh rate. However, the U6K boasts a slightly better 10.7ms response time, edging out the QN95C QLED TV’s 11.5ms. For a detailed model breakdown, read this Samsung QN95C QLED TV review

While the newer Hisense U6K and older Hisense U6H share most features, there are some differences. First, the U6K has a slightly better contrast (38,324:1…

While the newer Hisense U6K and older Hisense U6H share most features, there are some differences. First, the U6K has a slightly better contrast (38,324:1 vs 25,050:1) for deeper black levels and a faster response time (10.7ms vs. 13.8ms) for speedy action sequences than the U6H. However, the U6H’s viewing angles are wider than the newer model, and it boasts superior black uniformity to compensate for the inferior contrast. 

Backlight Type

Mini LED

Full-Array

Direct Lit

Ultimate UHD Dimming Pro

Full-Array

Display Type

LED

LED

LED

QLED

LED

HDMI Inputs

4

4

2

4

4

HDMI Type

2.0

2.0, HDMI 2.1

HDMI 2.1

HDR Format

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG

HLG

HDR10, HDR10+, HLG

HDR10

HomeKit Compatible

No

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

Number of Audio Channels

2.0

2.1

4.2.2

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Expert Score

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True Score

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  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    74
    The Hisense U6/U6K is a budget-friendly 4k TV. It’s the 2023 entry-level model in Hisense’s… Read More

    By:

    Kyle Bartlett
  • PC Mag
    91.4

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    For the price, you’ll have a hard time finding a television with a better picture… Read More

    By:

    Will Greenwald
  • Tom’s Guide
    77.8

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Hisense U6K delivers an outstanding picture for its price tag. Its Mini-LED backlighting offers… Read More

    By:

    Nick Pino
  • Trusted Reviews
    80.4

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    A decent mid-range Mini LED TV from Hisense that’s capable of rich, punchy colours, but… Read More

    By:

    Kob Monney
  • Business Insider
    61.2

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    If you’re on a budget, absolutely. For those looking to snag one of the best… Read More

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    Ryan Waniata

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