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Hisense U8 4K LCD TV Review Preview

Looks good, sounds good.

by Phil Hinton

What is the Hisense U8?

The Hisense U8 (U8QFTUK) is the company’s flagship 4K ULED TV for 2020. It includes support for Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision and HDR10+, as well as a full array direct backlight, local dimming, quantum dot colour and a JBL Audio sound system. The U8 will be available in 55- and 65-inch screen sizes.

This is a preview of the upcoming model and will be replaced with our full in-depth review when we receive the review sample.

Design and Connections

The Hisense U8 will boast the company’s usual high standards of build quality and will be available in black with a plastic and metal finish. The TV sits on a central v-shaped stand that provides solid support and doesn't require a very wide surface for installation.

The connections are at the rear, and here you'll find four HDMI 2.0 inputs, two USB 2.0 ports, a CI (common interface slot), dual RF tuners, an optical digital output and an Ethernet port. There’s also built-in Bluetooth and dual-band Wi-Fi for wireless connections.

Features and Specs

The Hisense U8 uses a 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) 8-bit + FRC panel that supports frequencies up to 120Hz. The U8 uses a full array direct LED backlight with quantum dot technology and up to 180 independent dimming zones.

Related: What is HDR10+?


The U8 uses a quad-core processor and has a peak brightness of 1,000nits. It supports wide colour gamut (DCI-P3/Rec.2020) and high dynamic range (HDR10, Hybrid Log-Gamma, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision).

Related: What is Dolby Vision?


The U8 has a JBL Audio sound system based on stereo speakers and 20W of amplification. It also supports Dolby Atmos, with internal decoding built-in and an immersive experience created through the application of psychoacoustic processing.

Related: What is Dolby Atmos?


Hisense uses its own VIDAA U 4.0 smart platform, which while relatively simple is clean, intuitive and responsive. It offers support for a number of streaming services, including YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Verdict

The Hisense U8 looks like a well-specified 4K LCD TV, with a direct LED backlight, quantum dot filters, and local dimming. The inclusion of Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision and HDR10+ is sure to please anyone looking for superior build quality and performance on a budget.

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