“Dazzling image high quality, particularly for the worth.”

Superb black ranges

Excessive brightness

Spectacular distinction

Strong HDR efficiency

No HDMI 2.1 function help

Wants reasonable colour correction

I proceed to be shocked by how nice TVs beneath $1,000 will be nowadays. Time was, if you happen to needed premium image high quality from a 55- or 65-inch TV, you had been going to spend at the least $1,500 to $three,000.

The Hisense H8G Quantum is a part of a brand new breed of televisions coming from China that blow competing manufacturers’ pricing fashions out of the water. At $700, the 65-inch H8G Quantum appears like an nearly ridiculously good worth. However what about that image high quality?

To be trustworthy, I’ve felt tepid concerning the previous few Hisense TVs I’ve reviewed. Most lately, the Hisense H8F labored nicely in brilliant rooms however lacked the deep black ranges and vivid colour I bought from the TCL 6-series for a similar worth. Its working system was additionally torpid and irritating to take care of.

Going into this H8G Quantum evaluate, I used to be hopeful the addition of quantum dots, a extra superior backlighting system, and Android TV may take the H8G Quantum from good to nice. Spoiler alert: I’ve not been upset.

Hisense H8G Quantum 4K HDR TV Particulars

Whereas we reviewed the 65-inch H8G mannequin, our evaluate additionally applies to the 55-inch, 75-inch and 85-inch fashions.

Display Measurement
Mannequin Quantity
 MSRP
50-inch
50H8G
$400
55-inch
55H8G
$600
65-inch
65H8G
$800
75-inch
75H8G
$1500

Out of the field

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I’m pleasantly stunned on the H8G Quantum’s aesthetic. It has remarkably trim bezels and a fairly skinny profile.

Like most TVs immediately, the TV’s stand is comprised of two blade-style toes. In contrast to many TVs that present one set of toes areas located on the far ends of the TV, the H8G Quantum has a slender placement choice as nicely. In the event you go along with the narrower set, the footprint is about 36 inches broad and 9.7 inches entrance to again. The broader stance, which offers extra stability and, frankly appears higher, is simply shy of 44 inches broad.

I’m pleasantly stunned on the H8G Quantum’s aesthetic.

You’ll discover restricted choices for cable administration, with a easy cable clip affixed to the again of every stand foot.

The included distant management is an old-school wand-style mannequin that has extra buttons than you’ll most likely want. I’d like to see an replace to a extra trendy distant, however for $700 I’ll chorus from complaining.

Options

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The H8G Quantum affords 4 HDMI 2.zero inputs, with one supporting ARC, however there’s no eARC help. There’s additionally no help for variable refresh price (VRR) or Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), each of that are options that avid gamers must be looking out with next-gen consoles coming later this 12 months.

In the event you’ve bought older video elements, there’s a composite video enter subsequent to a pair of analog audio inputs, with all three RCA connections constructed into the again of the TV. There isn’t any want for a breakout cable, and no help for part video connections, although the necessity for these is quickly dying.

Beneath the hood, the H8G Quantum has a VA-type LCD panel with a full-array native dimming (FALD) backlight system. The mix of those two ought to assist the TV obtain deeper black ranges and reduce halo impact, which produces rings of sunshine round brilliant objects on a darkish background.

The usage of the VA panel additionally signifies that off-angle viewing is not going to look excellent. Colours wash out, the distinction takes an enormous hit, and you may extra simply see the backlights in motion — all very typical.

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Hisense has tried to sort out these widespread issues with some form of enhanced viewing angle function, however I’ll simply inform you now that I don’t suppose it really works significantly nicely. With that mentioned, the H8G Quantum performs precisely the identical as different TVs that don’t have fancy additional layers to attempt to enhance off-axis viewing.

The addition of quantum dots ought to imply that the H8G Quantum is not going to solely supply a a lot wider colour gamut but additionally present a richer HDR expertise. Talking of, the H8G Quantum helps HDR10, Dolby Imaginative and prescient and HLG HDR codecs. Hisense additionally claims the TV helps HDR10+, however I used to be by no means capable of get it to work on Amazon Prime Video, which is my solely supply for that individual format. I don’t contemplate this a fault of the TV a lot as a curious bug.

Lastly, as talked about earlier, the H8G Quantum runs Android TV and runs it surprisingly nicely. Android TV has been notoriously tough to run prior to now, however I skilled no important lag or lethargy.

Efficiency

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Full disclosure: The primary H8G Quantum evaluate pattern Hisense despatched me was faulty. I’m unsure whether or not the difficulty was with the image processor, the panel, or each, however it didn’t look proper to me. I chronicled my expertise with that TV on this video and requested a substitute, which was despatched instantly. The faulty unit was despatched again to Hisense for evaluation and I’ll replace this evaluate when and if Hisense will get again to me relating to what precisely was unsuitable.

Hisense assures me the problems I skilled aren’t widespread, and I can verify that there are not any widespread stories of issues.

I’m very impressed with the H8G Quantum’s image high quality.

Inside seconds of turning on the substitute pattern, I may inform I had a correctly working tv. As I dug deeper, nonetheless, I started to suspect that the TV I had acquired operated maybe somewhat too nicely in some regards. Extra on this in a second.

Typically talking, I’m very impressed with the H8G Quantum’s image high quality. Sitting immediately in entrance of the TV, I used to be stunned at how nicely the backlight system managed the darkish areas round brilliant objects, particularly in HDR modes. A well-liked real-world check for that is watching a darkish film with letterbox bars on the highest and backside of the picture whereas partaking closed captions. The white textual content on the backside of the display screen will typically flip the encircling black bars a medium-dark grey, and whereas I did witness a few of that impact, it was impressively minimized.

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The H8G Quantum I acquired can be able to spectacular brightness. That is the place I started to suspect the TV I had acquired could also be performing higher than what is predicted for this mannequin. By Hisense’s personal claims, this TV ought to put out a most of 700 nits of peak brightness.

I measured the mannequin I acquired utilizing a SpectraCal C6 HDR colorimeter and Portrait Shows’ Calman 2020 colour calibration software program and bought a peak brightness studying of round 920 nits — considerably increased than Hisense’s personal claims and better than the determine different reviewers have measured.

It has been put forth by commenters on YouTube that I could have acquired some form of “juiced up” or “optimized” TV from Hisense, however I don’t consider that to be the case. Not solely has Hisense assured me that I acquired an ordinary pattern, however I carry out a manufacturing facility reset on all of the TVs I evaluate earlier than I consider them, ostensibly erasing any alterations made previous to the TV being shipped to me. In brief, I assume I bought fortunate.

It was clear that the colour was somewhat off.

The sentiment of hitting the jackpot with this TV continues in that the pattern I acquired has pristine display screen uniformity. Utilizing a fullscreen grey colour sample, I noticed no vignetting or different darkish blotches on the display screen. This TV has an especially clear panel.

Not all the pieces was tremendous, nonetheless. With out taking any measurements, it was clear that the colour was somewhat off. Not poor, simply not correct. Yellows appeared particularly intense, and I sensed orange colours had been additionally somewhat overboard. After taking extra measurements, I decided that the blue pixels within the TV had been too pronounced. I made a small adjustment, and all the pieces locked into place.

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Out of the field, within the Theater Day and Theater Night time modes, the H8G Quantum performs extraordinarily nicely. Colour may use some work, and if you’re the form of one who values correct colour, contemplate taking a few of the cash you save shopping for this TV and pay an expert calibrator to make some changes.

In any other case, I believe individuals are going to be thrilled with this TV’s image high quality. The blacks are deep, the colours vibrant, and HDR materials is extraordinarily pleasant to look at. The TV appears vivid in a room full of daylight and appears even higher in a darkish room for film night time.

So far as processing goes, I really feel Hisense is making some strides. When watching low-bit price content material from Netflix and Hulu, the H8G Quantum wasn’t capable of clear up the picture in addition to the Sony X900H. That’s hardly a good comparability, however the truth that the H8G is even within the ballpark with a TV that prices twice as a lot is actually saying one thing.

Our take

The Hisense H8G is a powerful TV, particularly for the worth. With sizes starting from 50 TO 75 inches and costs starting from $380 to $1300, the H8G Quantum line has a mannequin that ought to go well with the wants of a variety of TV buyers, significantly those that need premium image high quality in a budget-friendly set.

Is there a greater different?

At $700, I battle to make any comparisons till Vizio and TCL’s TV lineups arrive. I can say that the H8G punches nicely above its worth class, and I believe IT will outperform equally priced fashions from rivals, such because the TU8000 from Samsung and the UN7300 from LG.

How lengthy will it final?

I’ve not had sufficient long-term expertise with Hisense TVs to make a professional judgment on how lengthy this TV will final. I’ll say, although, that Hisense’s growing monitor document with TVs within the U.S. seems to be stepping into a optimistic route.

Guarantee

Hisense affords a one-year parts-and-labor guarantee on the Hisense H8G Quantum. The guarantee is stuffed with stipulations, so you’ll want to learn via it totally right here.

Must you purchase it?

Sure. Most people can be thrilled with this TV’s image high quality for the worth. Whereas I’d not advocate it for enthusiastic avid gamers excited by the arrival of next-gen consoles, it’s a extremely sensible buy for many customers.

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