Hisense H65NU8700 4K LED TV Review & Discussion

Discussion in 'Hisense TVs Forum' started by Steve Withers, Oct 31, 2017.


    1. Steve Withers

      Steve Withers
      Reviewer

      Joined:
      Oct 18, 2009
      Messages:
      9,761
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      166
      Location:
      AVForums
      Ratings:
      +9,260
    2. davidcrofter

      davidcrofter
      Well-known Member

      Joined:
      Apr 4, 2010
      Messages:
      2,512
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      136
      Ratings:
      +971
      Interesting review Steve - thanks. Doesn't read like Hisense have delivered on this one - promising the earth in the initial specs and belatedly producing something that doesn't match is not exactly the smartest move, but actually lying about specs is unforgivable.

      Seems like they borrowed more than the design from Samsung this year as I expected them to be throwing the kitchen sink at their top-end edge-lit model but they haven't bothered ...
       
    3. SLS72

      SLS72
      Active Member

      Joined:
      Nov 24, 2016
      Messages:
      431
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      46
      Location:
      United Kingdom
      Ratings:
      +165
      Wow, major disappointment from Hisense. You can pick this up for £1500 but I'd happily pay the extra £300 for a Sony XE90.
       
    4. Sloppy Bob

      Sloppy Bob
      Distinguished Member

      Joined:
      Jul 6, 2009
      Messages:
      3,666
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      166
      Ratings:
      +2,715
      Yup. Have been holding off on buying a 65" TV waiting for this and it's a bit of a disappointment.

      I think a Sony during black Friday or early next year is beckoning me.
       
      Last edited: Oct 31, 2017
    5. MaxxDAV

      MaxxDAV
      Active Member

      Joined:
      Dec 1, 2016
      Messages:
      61
      Products Owned:
      2
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      11
      Location:
      London
      Ratings:
      +16
      Wow, this is a real shame, I know a few people were waiting on this review before pulling the trigger. Does bring my search for a killer 4K TV down to only two options now though!
       
    6. Steve Withers

      Steve Withers
      Reviewer

      Joined:
      Oct 18, 2009
      Messages:
      9,761
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      166
      Location:
      AVForums
      Ratings:
      +9,260
      In fairness to Hisense, I've found them to be very honest in their marketing materials and specifications and the brightness claim for the NU8700 is the first time I've seen them exaggerate a number.
       
    7. Sloppy Bob

      Sloppy Bob
      Distinguished Member

      Joined:
      Jul 6, 2009
      Messages:
      3,666
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      166
      Ratings:
      +2,715
      Faulty set or bad QC?

      Do you give any feedback to the manufacturers Steve and in return do you get a response to it?
       
    8. Steve Withers

      Steve Withers
      Reviewer

      Joined:
      Oct 18, 2009
      Messages:
      9,761
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      166
      Location:
      AVForums
      Ratings:
      +9,260
      Probably neither, it's more likely that they just weren't able to get the peak brightness that they originally wanted from an edge lit LED TV. Yes we do feed back our findings to the manufacturers and Hisense have been very good at following our recommendations when developing their next generation of TVs.
       
    9. davidcrofter

      davidcrofter
      Well-known Member

      Joined:
      Apr 4, 2010
      Messages:
      2,512
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      136
      Ratings:
      +971
      Well hopefully Hisense get round to telling John Lewis - they have it advertised as:
      Ultra-HD Premium Certified
      1,000 Nits HDR Supreme
      4 x HDMI
      3 x USB
       
    10. Steve Withers

      Steve Withers
      Reviewer

      Joined:
      Oct 18, 2009
      Messages:
      9,761
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      166
      Location:
      AVForums
      Ratings:
      +9,260
      Yes that's wrong on all counts.
       
    11. simonblue

      simonblue
      Distinguished Member

      Joined:
      Jan 29, 2006
      Messages:
      19,142
      Products Owned:
      1
      Products Wanted:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      163
      Ratings:
      +8,543
      Would be an good idea for say two mark's ?, say one for SDR and one for HDR,its seem to me 8 for SDR viewing,and an 6 for HDR viewing :)
       
    12. MikeTVMikeTV

      MikeTVMikeTV
      Well-known Member

      Joined:
      Jan 8, 2015
      Messages:
      1,652
      Products Owned:
      2
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      117
      Location:
      birmingham
      Ratings:
      +700
      Mate is after a budget 65" TV in time for Xmas, is there any reason to consider this over the N6800 at £1000?
       
    13. Steve Withers

      Steve Withers
      Reviewer

      Joined:
      Oct 18, 2009
      Messages:
      9,761
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      166
      Location:
      AVForums
      Ratings:
      +9,260
      I just spoke to Hisense, they think the peak brightness should be higher (nearly 1000nits), so they might send me a different sample just to double check. As for the other three items in that list, they agree they are wrong and will contact John Lewis to correct them at point of sale.
       
    14. Steve Withers

      Steve Withers
      Reviewer

      Joined:
      Oct 18, 2009
      Messages:
      9,761
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      166
      Location:
      AVForums
      Ratings:
      +9,260
      The main reason for getting the NU8700 would be if it could do nearly 1000 nits of peak brightness as Hisense claim.
       
    15. andyrs2000

      andyrs2000
      Active Member

      Joined:
      Sep 6, 2015
      Messages:
      619
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      2
      Trophy Points:
      46
      Location:
      Manchester
      Ratings:
      +139
      what a shame, i was waiting for this to hit the market but wont bother now
       
    16. Moolers

      Moolers
      Active Member

      Joined:
      Feb 17, 2006
      Messages:
      933
      Products Owned:
      1
      Products Wanted:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      46
      Ratings:
      +190
      Funny one this, I'm struggling to figure out why this is more expensive than the N6800 variant. Am I missing something? What happened to cheap as chips, value for money Hisense? They got greedy or what?
       
    17. SLS72

      SLS72
      Active Member

      Joined:
      Nov 24, 2016
      Messages:
      431
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      46
      Location:
      United Kingdom
      Ratings:
      +165
      I assume this has a 120Hz panel, otherwise I can't see what this has over the N6800.
       
    18. Moolers

      Moolers
      Active Member

      Joined:
      Feb 17, 2006
      Messages:
      933
      Products Owned:
      1
      Products Wanted:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      46
      Ratings:
      +190
      Even if it is 120Hz, I still don't see how it's worth the premium. Fair enough if it was 10bit and had proper HDR performance but this is no different to the N6800 from what I can see, except for less connectivity and an emptier wallet, open to correction mind you.
       
    19. SLS72

      SLS72
      Active Member

      Joined:
      Nov 24, 2016
      Messages:
      431
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      46
      Location:
      United Kingdom
      Ratings:
      +165
      Trust me I wasn't arguing it was worth the premium, this is probably the most disappointing TV of the year.
       
    20. Moolers

      Moolers
      Active Member

      Joined:
      Feb 17, 2006
      Messages:
      933
      Products Owned:
      1
      Products Wanted:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      46
      Ratings:
      +190
      Yup, agreed. I keep thinking back to 65M7000 and 65M5510 etc going for a song less than a year ago, now this for £1500...ahmmm, nope.
       
    21. GrumpyJo

      GrumpyJo
      Standard Member

      Joined:
      Oct 2, 2017
      Messages:
      40
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      6
      Location:
      Perthshire
      Ratings:
      +5
      Thanks for taking the time to review this set Steve, I've been waiting for a fair review and you always give a good solid fair review.
      Like others have said, I'm failing to see how this is an improvement over the cheaper N6800 with less inputs and virtually identical performance from its panel in terms of colour accuracy out of the box, peak brightness etc and that both models biggest let down is it's HDR performance.

      I was looking to replace my current Hisense set with either the N6800 or preferably (pre-review) NU8700 but for such a sizeable cost you are really looking for a strong HDR performance also to future proof and add longevity, which Hisense don't seem to offer this year. Shame.
      Thanks again, I think you've helped me to narrow down my options
       
    22. kosch

      kosch
      Active Member

      Joined:
      Aug 27, 2005
      Messages:
      579
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      32
      Location:
      Cambridge, UK
      Ratings:
      +32
      Is there a Plex client for their platform?
       
    23. davidcrofter

      davidcrofter
      Well-known Member

      Joined:
      Apr 4, 2010
      Messages:
      2,512
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      136
      Ratings:
      +971
      The first year they came to the UK they released a cracking 9 series model and more importantly a quality cheap 7 series both with Full Array backlight.

      Last year they didn't release a high-end product and this year the high-end 9 series is 70" only.

      As you say they have released this 8 series that doesn't live up to expectations - you seem to be mainly paying for the design ... it does have a cracking back (unless they have changed that as well!!). That was my reason for saying they have borrowed quite a lot from Samsung but maybe somebody should point out to Hisense that Samsung are failing pretty badly so copying them and trying to undercut them is maybe not the dead-cert it was a few years ago ...
       
    24. technomen

      technomen
      Well-known Member

      Joined:
      Dec 3, 2014
      Messages:
      1,122
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      116
      Location:
      France
      Ratings:
      +587
      below the series 9 are not Uled (FALD) they are Edge-led!
      it is a monsengere advertisement of this brand, it's the same thing as the fake Qled at Samsung and TCL!
      beware of counterfeits ...
       
    25. Dodgexander

      Dodgexander
      Moderator

      Joined:
      May 29, 2007
      Messages:
      13,336
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      166
      Ratings:
      +3,809
      Was hoping from the specs that this tv would be in at least the same class as the Samsung KS7000 last year. There is a serious lack of decent HDR on a budget this year with the bare minimum when wanting HDR to look at least "decent" being the Sony XE90.

      Lets hope the new sample is different. This would have been a cracking buy at KS7000 prices or cheaper from last year.
       
    26. ChrisKz

      ChrisKz
      Active Member

      Joined:
      Nov 13, 2016
      Messages:
      479
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      46
      Location:
      UK
      Ratings:
      +137
      Was looking forward to the review as in the market for a 65" tv . Looks as though it's overpriced and with fewer input/outputs . I wouldn't pay £1600 for this pos . With the price of oled dropping . I may look at investing in a 55" , after all size isn't everything .
       
    27. Sloppy Bob

      Sloppy Bob
      Distinguished Member

      Joined:
      Jul 6, 2009
      Messages:
      3,666
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      166
      Ratings:
      +2,715
      I bought a bargain 49" KS7000 last year. It got movied to the TV room after the older 60" gave up the ghost so I was looking at the Hisense to replace it.

      I'm also hoping it's just an issue with the particular set and a 2nd review will show it in a better light.
       
    28. Steve Withers

      Steve Withers
      Reviewer

      Joined:
      Oct 18, 2009
      Messages:
      9,761
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      166
      Location:
      AVForums
      Ratings:
      +9,260
      Apparently the sample that I reviewed was running old software that limited the peak brightness, so Hisense are sending another 65" sample with the correct firmware next week for me to re-test.
       
      • Like Like x 2
      • Thanks Thanks x 2
      • List
    29. ChrisKz

      ChrisKz
      Active Member

      Joined:
      Nov 13, 2016
      Messages:
      479
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      46
      Location:
      UK
      Ratings:
      +137
      Look forward to reading that . Just wish they would have some on general view in retailers . The money they want for these tv's are on par with major companies , so they really need to display some . Like most people I prefer to actually view a product side by side with other manufacturers.
       
    30. Steve Withers

      Steve Withers
      Reviewer

      Joined:
      Oct 18, 2009
      Messages:
      9,761
      Products Owned:
      0
      Products Wanted:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      166
      Location:
      AVForums
      Ratings:
      +9,260
      Are they not on display in John Lewis?
       

    Share This Page

    Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice