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Hisense U8H TV Review

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The Hisense U8H offers a lot more value for its mid-range price, making it the ideal pick for anyone who wants a TV that ticks almost all the boxes. The U8H is excellent for gaming, movie watching, and even as a PC monitor, but it has narrow viewing angles.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Released as a mid-tier pick in 2022, the Hisense U8H is a 4K LED TV that incorporates Mini LED technology for its backlight, resulting in an overall brighter picture, and Quantum Dot technology for a vivid color display.

Similar to most top-rated TVs and the best 4K TVs, support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos formats allows owners to enjoy a cinematic movie-watching experience, and with up to 528 local dimming zones coupled with a 4,020:1 contrast ratio, it delivers bright whites and deep blacks with very little blooming.

The U8H’s 7.6ms response time is great for smooth gaming, and it has a 120Hz variable refresh rate to handle screen tearing.

These are also similar to the features you’d find among the best TVs for Xbox One X, but if you don’t mind the lack of VRR support, you might like our Insignia Fire TV 4K review.

Best For

  • HDR Content

Consensus

our Verdict

The Hisense U8H TV is a superb all-round display that works great for gaming or movie watching thanks to an impressive peak brightness level of 1500 nits, making it easy to view in well-lit environments and up to 528 local dimming zones that make its blacks deep.

Avid gamers will love that its port selection is compatible with the latest next-gen consoles. With a 7.6ms tested response time and a 120Hz VRR, there is no screen tearing or motion blur.

The U8H’s picture quality is also ultra-realistic, courtesy of its 4K resolution and wide color gamut, and with support for Dolby Atmos formats, the display is perfect for a cinema-like movie-watching at home.

Unfortunately, it has narrow viewing angles, with image quality severely declining at 37° off center. Despite this, the display is a perfect pick that is well worth its mid-range price point.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Exceptional picture quality
    • The U8H has great picture quality, with a 98.7% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space, which places it in the top echelon in its category. As a result, the U8H TV produces vivid imagery.

  • Great contrast and brightness
    • Thanks to an exceptional 160,880:1 contrast ratio that keeps blacks dark even in a dark room, as well as a local dimming feature, the U8H ranks among the top 25% in its category for its impressive contrast levels . Its tested brightness rating that exceeds 2000 nits after calibration also makes it a top pick in its category and ensures that content remains well visible even in a bright setting.

  • Excellent response time
    • Details remain fine and accurate, especially in fast-action gaming scenes, as a result of a 7.6ms response time, which is in the top 10% of our tested TVs.

  • Low input lag
    • Competitive gaming is possible on the U8H thanks to a slightly below-average 15.6ms input lag, as this allows for swift reactions and rapid responses.

  • Supports a Variable Refresh Rate
    • Gamers will appreciate the absence of screen tearing on the U8H since it has a native 120Hz refresh rate, as well as support for a Variable Refresh Rate.

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor viewing angles
    • The U8H cannot be used for wide viewing since images look washed out when viewed from the side, and brightness loss occurs at 37°.

Hisense U8H TV Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeFull-Array
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI TypeHDMI TypeHDMI 2.1
HDR FormatDolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10 Pro, HLG
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels2.0
Panel TypePanel TypeMini-LED
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size55", 65", 75"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformGoogle TV
Speaker OutputSpeaker Output4*10W+20W+2*5W
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync Premium Pro, G-Sync
VRRVRRYes

All Specs

Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)92.21
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)97.89
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)77.95
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)82.07
Color Gamut % (sRGB)95.9
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)99.6
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)70.9
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)179,553
SDR Brightness (nits)1,395
HDR Brightness (nits)1,866
Input Lag (ms)11.6
Response Time (ms)7.6
Color Washout (Degrees)25
Color Shift (Degrees)26
Brightness Loss (Degrees)37
Reflections (%)2.1
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)84.76
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db2.86
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db3.23
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.249
Intermodulation Distortion @80db0.69
EOTF (600 nit delta)0.0032
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0.0031
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0.0031

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Hisense U8H TV Review

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Market Context

Released as a mid-tier pick in 2022, the Hisense U8H is a 4K LED TV that incorporates Mini LED technology for its backlight, resulting in…

Released as a mid-tier pick in 2022, the Hisense U8H is a 4K LED TV that incorporates Mini LED technology for its backlight, resulting in an overall brighter picture, and Quantum Dot technology for a vivid color display.

Similar to most top-rated TVs and the best 4K TVs, support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos formats allows owners to enjoy a cinematic movie-watching experience, and with up to 528 local dimming zones coupled with a 4,020:1 contrast ratio, it delivers bright whites and deep blacks with very little blooming.

The U8H’s 7.6ms response time is great for smooth gaming, and it has a 120Hz variable refresh rate to handle screen tearing.

These are also similar to the features you’d find among the best TVs for Xbox One X, but if you don’t mind the lack of VRR support, you might like our Insignia Fire TV 4K review.

The Hisense U8H uses a VA panel, while the Hisense A6G has an IPS panel, and because of its 4,020:1 native contrast ratio, the U8H…

The Hisense U8H uses a VA panel, while the Hisense A6G has an IPS panel, and because of its 4,020:1 native contrast ratio, the U8H is capable of deeper blacks and darker whites compared to the A6G, which has a native contrast ratio of 1,088:1. The presence of a local dimming feature on the U8H also helps keep its contrast higher than that of the A6G. Lastly, being the more premium option, the U8H also has a much wider color gamut compared to the A6G, but if you’re still interested in it, we’ve covered it in our Hisense A6G review.

The Hisense U8H has fantastic contrast, but because the pixels on the LG G2 OLED are self-emissive, the G2 offers a nearly infinite contrast ratio,…

The Hisense U8H has fantastic contrast, but because the pixels on the LG G2 OLED are self-emissive, the G2 offers a nearly infinite contrast ratio, as the brightness of individual pixels does not affect those nearby. This results in virtually no blooming and is better than the U8H. The G2 also has much wider viewing angles than the U8H, making it perfect for large-audience viewing. Feel free to learn more about the G2 OLED in our LG G2 OLED TV review.

The Hisense U8H is the successor to the Hisense U8G, and as such, it comes with a couple of upgrades and improvements that make it…

The Hisense U8H is the successor to the Hisense U8G, and as such, it comes with a couple of upgrades and improvements that make it the slightly better option between the two. For instance, the U8H offers better contrast than the Hisense U8G, which is a result of its 504 local dimming zones, which are much more than the 132 offered by the Hisense U8G. However, the Hisense U8G provides a better picture quality than the Hisense U8H, with a lower color difference (Color dE) of 1.06 compared to the U8H’s 1.19. 

The Hisense U8H is capable of a much higher peak HDR brightness rating of 1500 nits compared to the Hisense U7H, which has a peak…

The Hisense U8H is capable of a much higher peak HDR brightness rating of 1500 nits compared to the Hisense U7H, which has a peak HDR rating of 1000 nits. Colors are also more vivid on the U8H, resulting from its more comprehensive 98% coverage of the DCI P3 color space compared to the U7H’s 93%. The U8H also delivers terrific color accuracy out-of-the-box, while the U7H will need some calibration before it achieves the same level of color accuracy. Finally, the U8H also boasts a faster response time of 7.6ms, which is better than the 13.6ms that the U7H is capable of. Still, you can look at what else the U7H offers in our Hisense U7H TV review.

Backlight Type

Full-Array

Full-Array

Mini LED

Display Type

LED

OLED

LED

HDMI Inputs

4

4

4

HDMI Type

HDMI 2.1

HDMI 2.1

HDMI 2.1

HDR Format

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10 Pro, HLG

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

Number of Audio Channels

2.0

4.2

2.0

Panel Type

Mini-LED

OLED

Quantum ULED

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    85
    PROS Exceptionally bright in both SDR and HDR. Superb low input lag. Excellent motion handling… Read More

    By:

    Kyle Bartlett
  • PC Mag
    91.4

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Hisense U8H LED TV offers flagship-level performance and an impressive array of features for… Read More

    By:

    Will Greenwald
  • Tom’s Guide
    77.8

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Hisense U8H harnesses the power of Mini-LED to produce bright, vivid pictures. All content… Read More

    By:

    Nick Pino
  • CNET
    89

    Category Trust Rating

    88
    LIKE Relatively affordable Excellent overall image quality Best-in-class bright room picture Capable Google TV system… Read More

    By:

    David Katzmaier
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Hisense U8H is the latest model to arrive from the budget TV maker and… Read More

    By:

    Al Griffin
  • Digital Trends
    70

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    Pros Intensely brightClass-leading black levels Impressive HDR imaging Vibrant, accurate Color Surprisingly Good Sound Cons… Read More

    By:

    Caleb Denison

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