As far as I can tell the Hisense UK line-up for 2017 is the N9700, N6800, N5750 and N5700, so it doesn't look as though there will be a direct replacement for the M7000.Hey Steve, great review as always. I am waiting for a follow up to the M7000. Do you know what it's called or when it's due? (UK)
As far as I can tell the M7000 and N6800 appear to use similar VA panels, they certainly had the same black level measurements and colour gamut. I'm afraid I don't know what firmware version the review sample was running and it's gone back now.Steve I have seen both the n6800 and m7000 in action. I found the m7000 much nicer with the upscaling from 720/1080i sources the 6800 seemed soft in comparison. Do you know if it is the same panel between models as blacks looked better on the 6800. Also you mention freeview play what firmware was the TV running?
The M7000 certainly is great value at £850 but I do think that Hisense have improved their gamma performance this year.Sadly another review that screams "get last years model" in this case the M7000. The only real advantage seems to be that Hisense correct some of the issues from the previous years TV's and you possibly get a product that might have less issues ... the contrast ratio is impressive in this TV as well but the useless local dimming would be a big no, no for me.
It is pretty clear that Hisense are aiming at taking Samsungs business share from them but I would have liked to see their high-end products continue - surely they must see the massive gap in the market for a decent 55" or 65" FALD TV in 2017??
Football profiles or settings are just a marketing gimmick (over-saturated, over-processed, too bright), you should use the same day or night settings that you use for all your other TV watching but perhaps experiment with Ultra Smooth controls.For me the 7000 has a better picture under these circumstances however havent had the luxury of side by side comparisons. Seems to me like the 6800 needs to use ultra smooth under some circumstances on my sources and source material but this introduces other things. Maybe you need to tweak according to what you are watching? I think the new models n7 have a football profile from what I have read. I prefer a non processed picture on the m7000 on all TV's I have owned I always turn processing off.
Is that with local dimming on or off? The local dimming on the M7000 is definitely superior.I can see the picture being "built" when scenes change on the n6800 under some circumstances but find it hard to reproduce so struggle with the settings to iron it out. On the m7000 was just a case of turning smooth motion off. Tks
Why not invest in an av amp and speakers? Picture and sound sorted [emoji12]what about the audio ? I tried 2 sets (model names escape me), but both had atrocious audio and had to go back.
I read on these pages, that it's a common thing - at that time.
Has it got better ?
I'm looking for a 40" set for the bedroom, but been skipping this brand.