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Hisense U8K TV Review

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Hisense U8K offers excellent picture quality with top-tier color accuracy and brightness, great contrast, and quick response time, but has poor viewing angles, limiting its suitability for large groups.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Announced in 2023, the Hisense U8K TV is a mid-tier display with a 4K screen resolution for sharp picture quality and a 144Hz refresh rate that gamers will highly appreciate. Like many top-tier TVs, the U8K also has fantastic reflection handling courtesy of its semi-gloss screen finish, and with a response time of 13.3ms, it can easily maintain a very low re-occurrence of overshoot errors.

The TV’s 1,008 local dimming zones and 7,551:1 contrast ratio deliver deep blacks, making them clear and inky even when watching in a brightly lit environment. However, the Hisense A65K has a slightly better 8,379:1 contrast ratio – check it out in our Hisense A65K TV review.

The U8K TV also has a 120Hz native refresh rate and supports Variable Refresh Rate technology to keep screen judder to a minimum during fast-action gaming or movie scenes.

Best For

  • 4K

  • 55-inch

  • 65-inch

  • 75-inch

  • 80-inch

  • Android

  • Best Overall

  • Bright Room

  • Dumb

  • HDR Content

  • Hisense

  • Home Theater

  • LED

  • Smart TV

  • Sound Quality

  • The Brand

Consensus

ReasonS to Buy

  • Good picture quality
    • The U8K TV offers excellent picture quality courtesy of a wide color gamut and its 94.94% coverage of the DCI P3 color space. 

    • It doesn’t require much color calibration to achieve a sharp, consistent color output, as its 94.94% coverage places it in the top 20% of our list of certified tested TVs.

  • Outstanding brightness and good contrast ratio
    • The U8K stays bright enough for viewing even in a well-lit setting thanks to a 1500-nit peak brightness rating, which places it in the top quarter of TVs in its category. 

    • The TV also delivers deep, inky blacks courtesy of a 7,577:1 contrast ratio, which is well above average compared to other alternatives in its category.

  • Quick response time
    • There are very few occurrences of motion blur on the Hisense U8K thanks to a 13.3ms response time, which sits right in the middle of our tested TVs.

  • Great reflection handling
    • Content on the U8K TV remains visible even when viewed in a well-lit setting due to its glossy screen finish.

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor viewing angles
    • Images on the U8K TV appear faded and washed out when viewed from the side, as viewers will experience significant brightness loss at 35°. 

    • This makes it unsuitable for large crowd viewing.

Hisense U8K TV Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeFull-Array
DepthDepth3"
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs (Total)4
HDMI TypeHDMI TypeHDMI 2.1
HDR FormatDolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG
HeightHeight33.1"
High Dynamic Range (HDR)Yes
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels2.1.2
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Screen size100", 55", 65", 75", 85"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformGoogle TV
Speaker OutputSpeaker Output50 Watts
Voice AssistantVoice AssistantGoogle Assistant
WeightWeight56.4" lbs
WidthWidth57.2"
Works WithWorks WithGoogle Assistant

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)97.44
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)97.01
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)76.18
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)81.82
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)80
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)165,360
SDR Brightness (nits)1,549
HDR Brightness (nits)1,792
Input Lag (ms)14.2
Response Time (ms)13.3
Color Washout (Degrees)23
Color Shift (Degrees)23
Brightness Loss (Degrees)35
Reflections (%)1.8
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)80
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db2.06
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db2.11
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.1
Intermodulation Distortion @80db0.71
EOTF (600 nit delta)0.0105
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0.0106
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0.011

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Market Context

Announced in 2023, the Hisense U8K TV is a mid-tier display with a 4K screen resolution for sharp picture quality and a 144Hz refresh rate…

Announced in 2023, the Hisense U8K TV is a mid-tier display with a 4K screen resolution for sharp picture quality and a 144Hz refresh rate that gamers will highly appreciate. Like many top-tier TVs, the U8K also has fantastic reflection handling courtesy of its semi-gloss screen finish, and with a response time of 13.3ms, it can easily maintain a very low re-occurrence of overshoot errors.

The TV’s 1,008 local dimming zones and 7,551:1 contrast ratio deliver deep blacks, making them clear and inky even when watching in a brightly lit environment. However, the Hisense A65K has a slightly better 8,379:1 contrast ratio – check it out in our Hisense A65K TV review.

The U8K TV also has a 120Hz native refresh rate and supports Variable Refresh Rate technology to keep screen judder to a minimum during fast-action gaming or movie scenes.

The Hisense U8K TV has a better 7,577:1 native contrast ratio compared to the Hisense U8H, which has a 4,020:1 native contrast ratio, but on…

The Hisense U8K TV has a better 7,577:1 native contrast ratio compared to the Hisense U8H, which has a 4,020:1 native contrast ratio, but on the other hand, the U8H has a faster 7.6ms response time compared to the U8K, which is rated at 13.3ms. While they both have support for Variable Refresh Rate technology, the U8K has a higher dimming zone count of 1,008 compared to the U8H, which has 504 zones. The U8K and the U8H are VA displays, but if you’d want to consider a WOLED display, our LG G3 OLED TV review might be worth a look.

The Hisense U8K TV has a peak brightness rating of 1500 nits, making it brighter than the Hisense H9F, which has a peak brightness rating…

The Hisense U8K TV has a peak brightness rating of 1500 nits, making it brighter than the Hisense H9F, which has a peak brightness rating of 1125 nits. Also worth mentioning is that the U8K has slightly better reflection handling courtesy of its semi-gloss screen finish compared to the H9F, which has a glossy finish. However, the H9F is capable of better motion handling due to its 9.3ms response time, which is faster than the U8K’s 13.3ms. If you’re interested, we’ve covered the H9F in our Hisense H9F review, but for an IPS display, consider our Hisense A6G review.

The Hisense U8K TV has a VESA 400×400 wall mount, which makes it different from the TCL Q750G, which boasts a VESA 300×300 wall mount….

The Hisense U8K TV has a VESA 400×400 wall mount, which makes it different from the TCL Q750G, which boasts a VESA 300×300 wall mount. The two also have different contrast ratios, as the Q750G has a better 9,614:1 native contrast than the U8K’s 7,577:1 contrast. The TCL display also has a slightly faster 10.8ms response time compared to the Hisense TV, rated at 13.3ms. Find out more about what else the TCL TV has to offer by going through our TCL Q750G QLED TV review, but if you’d prefer an alternative that has an even lower response time, then perhaps our TCL QM850G QLED TV review might be of interest.

Backlight Type

Full-Array

n/a

Full-Array

Full-Array

Depth

3"

13.4"

Display Type

LED

OLED

LED

LED

HDMI Inputs (Total)

4

4

HDMI Type

HDMI 2.1

HDMI 2.1

HDR Format

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

HDR10

HDR10, HDR10+, HLG

Height

33.1"

32.9"

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

Yes

Yes

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Expert Score

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Customer Score

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    85
    The Hisense U8K is an excellent TV overall. It’s extremely bright in both HDR and… Read More

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  • CNET
    89

    Category Trust Rating

    88
    This year the competition among midpriced TVs is hotter than ever, and one of the… Read More

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    David Katzmaier
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    Hisense went all-in on mini-LED TVs for 2023 and the U8K is its top mini-LED… Read More

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  • Digital Trends
    70

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Hisense U8K is too good, if that’s even possible. Read More

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  • What Hifi
    48

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    At full price, Hisense’s U8K Mini LED TV is a strong option – find it… Read More

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  • Wired
    26.8

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    WITH GREAT POWER comes great responsibility. That’s just one of the lessons I learned from… Read More

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