This morning Hisense He has presented us with his new televisions for 2020. Once again the manufacturer commitment to ULED technology, but it incorporates some very interesting news. Its new, higher-end televisions will feature a Full Array lighting system with Local Dimming, Quantum Dot technology, a maximum brightness of 1,000 nits, and support for all HDR formats.
On the other hand, this year the sound section has been reinvigorated with the incorporation of Dolby Atmos technology and a JBL sound in the top-of-the-range model. The commitment to the VIDAA U system is also maintained, which reaches version 4.0 with important new features. All this with a design in which the panel is the main protagonist. Also, the manufacturer has given us some brushstrokes of where the future of the company is heading in terms of televisions. Let’s take a look at what’s new in Hisense for 2020.
Hisense U8QF, the flagship of 2020
The Hisense U8QF is the top of the range for this year. It has technology Quantum dot, which allows the screen to be able to reproduce the 100% of color volume. In addition, it is equipped with a lighting system Full Array with Local Dimming Pro, which allows for deeper blacks and brighter whites. Specifically, this model has 180 zones of lighting.
The U8QF panel offers maximum brightness of 1,000 nits, something very interesting for the reproduction of HDR images. And speaking of HDR, the Hisense U8QF is compatible with all current formats, including Dolby Vision and HDR10 +. This means that we can always see the content in the best possible quality.
Another novelty this year is the incorporation of a anti-reflective panel Able to absorb 98.5% of incoming light and only reflect 1.5%. This translates into 66.67% less glare than on conventional television screens.
To complete a good image quality, the Hisense U8QF also incorporates a new sound system. This has been designed together with JBL and it has technology Dolby Atmos. According to the manufacturer, the U8QF offers rich, layered sound with deep bass and crystal-clear highs.
Hisense U7QF, the cheapest model maintains the most important characteristics
He Hisense U7QF It offers a somewhat different design than its older brother and loses some features, but maintains what we could consider more important, albeit with cuts.
In terms of design, it has a larger central base with a somewhat more striking design. In addition, it includes a cable holder that allows you to keep in order the television wiring and connected devices.
At a technical level we are facing a television with technology Quantum dot and with lighting system Full Array Local Dimming Pro. However, it is not the same system, since this model has 90 zones lighting (half the U8QF).
Like the U8QF, the Hisense U7QF is compatible with all HDR formats on the market. However, the maximum brightness the TV can offer drops to 700 nits, which will undoubtedly affect the reproduction of HDR images.
Another difference is found in the refresh rate of the panel, which in the U8QF is 120 Hz and the U7QF stays at 60 Hz. It may be a fact to consider if we are going to use the new generation consoles, although neither of the two models has HDMI 2.1 connectors.
The Hisense U7QF also features Dolby Atmos sound technology, but does not include its older brother’s JBL system.
VIDAA U 4.0 with new modes and voice control
For the Smart TV system, the Chinese manufacturer maintains its commitment to its own system, VIDAA U, which arrives at version 4.0. The new version is 50% faster, safer, more intuitive and has a cleaner design. It offers preview of content to be able to access it without entering the application and buttons for direct access to the most common apps on the remote.
On the other hand, the system now has four main pillars from which we can access different information. On the one hand is VIDAA ART, a mode similar to Samsung Gallery mode that provides an artistic wallpaper for when we do not want to have a black screen.
It also has VIDAA SPORT, a section of the system that collects all kinds of sports content thanks to collaboration with various platforms, such as DAZN. With this same philosophy we also have VIDAA FREE and VIDAA MUSIC. The first offers free content from various contributors and the second music content in collaboration with YouTube Music and Deezer.
Hisense has also thought about the players. The new models have a Game Mode, which significantly reduces input lag and favors that the response time on the screen is less than 16 milliseconds.
Finally, the new Hisense models are compatible with both Alexa and Google Assistant. In this way, we will be able to control some functions of the television only using voice commands.
What awaits us in the future?
In the presentation of the new Hisense televisions, the people in charge of the company have also given us a little brushstroke of what awaits us for the future. At least from what Hisense is preparing.
The Chinese manufacturer is working on the Dual Cell technology. This consists of placing a grayscale panel between the backlight system and the main panel. Thus, according to Hisense, more than 2 million dimming zones are achieved.
This assumes that the TV will be able to control virtually any corner of the screen individually. According to Hisense, the company thinks that it is the technology that manages to combine the durability of LED technology with the almost infinite contrast and deep black of OLED models.
Price and availability
The new Hisense ULED TVs will hit the market in the coming days. He Hisense U8QF will be available in 55 and 65 inches, Meanwhile he U7QF will arrive in 50, 55 and 65 inches. Prices have not been disclosed, but they have confirmed that they will be the same as last year’s models had at their launch.
By last, for the big inch Hisense continues betting on its striking Laser TV, a system consisting of a screen between 100 and 300 inches and an ultra-short throw laser projector with 4K resolution and HDR compatibility.
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