Hisense this week announced the launch of its newest ULED Android TV portfolio, which was teased at CES back in January. The company’s latest slate of 4K Ultra HD TVs will introduce its proprietary ULED technology across the full lineup, kicking off with the H8F, which will sell nationwide at Best Buy and Amazon.

The lineup features the H8F, claimed by the company to be the “top consumer rated TV in its class,” and the H9F. But as has become the familiar tune with this company’s output, the prices are extraordinarily enticing, particularly considering the built-in Android functionality and feature lists. The H8F 50-inch model can be snapped up for $399.99, the 55-inch model for $499.99, and the 65-inch model sells for $699.99. The Hisense H9F will be available in June at Best Buy stores and online, with the 55-inch model retailing for $699.99 and the 65-inch model debuting for $999.99.

The company says that with its Hi-View chipset, these latest TVs “automatically know” when to make the colors of a sports team more vivid, for example, or how to better balance brightness and contrast in a film noir to achieve optimized picture

“We see consumers as TV viewers, not just buyers, so we’ve worked tirelessly to design stunning and sophisticated televisions from the inside out that challenge expectations and deliver best-in-class experiences,” says David Gold, Hisense USA VP of Consumer of Electronics. “With thousands of games and 500,000 movies and TV episodes available, Android TV allows us to provide a wide array of entertainment options that are easy to find. No one in your house will be able to say ‘there’s nothing to watch’ anymore.”

The H8F includes picture-quality algorithms driven by the onboard Hi-View chip set to achieve a wide color gamut, up to 700 nits peak brightness level, and Dolby Vision HDR. The H9F, meanwhile, has a 120Hz native panel, Quantum Dot, peak brightness up to 1,000 nits, and up to 132 local dimming zones for enhanced contrast control. Quantum Dot helps to achieve improved color accuracy and 100% of DCI-P3 color space. A Hisense Hi-View DDS engine is claimed to control proprietary video processing algorithms for “stunning” 4K images.

For more information, check out the Hisense US website.


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