Hisense H65M7000 user review

  • Great TV, especially for the price!

    I bought the Hisense H65M7000 in June/July new from www.ao.com for the amazing price of £850. I certainly received a TV worth more than that price tag. I was fortunate enough to buy one of the last handful of remaining stock at that time. Due to moving house and other such issues, I only finally took this 65" TV out of its box for the first time a few weeks ago. Having since mounted it to the wall and tested it, I can say that it is an all round well performing TV, parfcupartic for the price that I paid. Having not heard of Hisense before, I was reluctant to make the purchase until reaadin some very strong critical reviews here on AVForums and elsewhere on the internet. Of course, I applied AVForums recommend calibration settings more or less from the get-go, and haven't looked back.

    The overall picture quality is very, very good and well detailed. Of course, it goes without saying that this TV isn't anywhere near the best out there, but it's a stunner all the same. Unlike some other customer reviews, I happen think that this TV delivers a decent HDR image. Again, let's not kid ourselves. Is it up there with the current best? No. But anyone who claims that the HDR on this TV makes no difference needs their eyes examining. It dishes out some very deep blacks, and these contrast nicely and noticeably against the limited brightness output, which still looks good to me. After trialing the following films, some ranging from different old to recent - 'Unforgiven', 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon', 'Magnificent Seven' (remake/reimagining), 'Everest', and 'Deadpool' - I am thoroughly impressed with the limites HDR experience from this TV. HDR is often a deliberately a subtle affair depending on the content and how it's been aplappl by the creators of it. And the more I've watched of HDR, the more I've noticed the difference, especially when going back to SDR. The WCG, again limited on this set, really does offer a noticeably marked improvement, especially in the reds, which in SDR, can look flat and drastically less nuanced than in HDR. Of course, in the long distant future I expect I'll upgrade to a TV with supeuris HDR/WCG output, but for now I am more than satisfied.

    I actually love the controller for this TV. In my opinion I prefer it over the controller of my previous Samsung HDTV and all my other devices such as UHD player and AVR. It has a decent build and feel to it, with classy rubber buttons and is nicely laid out.

    The speakers are also decent for a TV, but a dedicated sound system is definitely recommended over these.

    The biggest downside and difference to the critical reviews I've read is regarding the backlight. I expected to be better based on those reviews, and mine doesn't seem as uniform as suggested, with some obvious cloudibc from the corners. It doesn't ruin my enjoyment, but I do notice it sometimes. Overall a great TV.
    This item was purchased for £850 from www.ao.com in 2017 . The reviewer still owns this product.

    Pros

    • Great picture quality
    • HDR is effective

    Cons

    • Slightly uneven backlight

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Hisense H65M7000

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