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Hisense announce two £899 65-inch HDR TVs

Big screen, big value?

by Mark Hodgkinson Sep 27, 2016

  • Hisense a still emerging force in the UK market but, in case you hadn’t heard of them, a global player in television manufacturing, has unveiled two new HDR Ultra HD TVs to its range.
    When they say two new models, it’s a bit of a stretch given that the internals are identical but the M5500 is styled in silver while the K5510 is black. Both the M5500 and K5510 are currently available in a 65-inch screen size at a seemingly very modest price of £899 but, despite the budget nature of the models, Hisense promises – and we quote, “a spectacular build quality to match the exceptional performance of the panel they showcase.”

    For context, Hisense is keen to point out that to get comparable performance, and specs, from the more established brands would set you back about a further £400. It is indeed a potentially compelling price for a High Dynamic Range (HDR) TV, although the manufacturer doesn’t quote any light output stats and they’re pretty important as far as this particular format is concerned.

    Both the M5500 and K5510 have the Hisense smart platform built-in bringing with it access to the likes of BBC iPlayer, 4K YouTube, 4K Amazon Video and 4K Netflix all. There’s also a in web browser and Anyview Cast and Anyview Stream support to let you share content from your smartphone, tablet or computer onto the big screen.

    They are also very well connected with four HDMI version 2.0 version and HDCP 2.2 compliance, making the televisions compatible with UHD Blu-Ray and streaming services. Elsewhere, the back panel sports three USB inputs, including one USB 3.0 slot for high speed link. With regards to audio output, an optical connection is available for adding a soundbar and a headphone socket allows for private listening.

    We should have a review of at least the M5550 coming soon so we’ll see if the headlining price-tag represents the great value it promises.

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