Hisense U800GR 8k TV Review


Hisense U800GR 8k TV Review

Type LED
Resolution 8k

The Hisense U800GR 8k is Hisense's first 8k LED TV available in the United States. It comes with the Roku TV platform as its smart interface, which is user-friendly. It's only available in a 75 inch size, and its VA panel displays deep blacks, but like some other 8k TVs, its native contrast ratio isn't as good as 4k TVs with VA panels. It has a local dimming feature that helps further deepen any blacks, but it also causes blooming around bright objects. There are a few gaming features like its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, variable refresh rate (VRR) support, and quick response time, but while it has low input lag with 4k games, it increases with 8k games. Also, it supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision for HDR content, and it displays a wide color gamut, but its HDR peak brightness is just okay. Although the 8k resolution is meant to deliver crispier images compared to 4k TVs, there's also dithering with 4k and 8k signals, so it doesn't display these resolutions perfectly.

The Hisense U800GR is very good for most uses. It's a great choice for watching movies in dark rooms because its VA panel has a high contrast, and the local dimming helps it display deep blacks, but there's blooming around bright objects. It's also good for watching movies in HDR because it displays a wide color gamut, but its HDR peak brightness is just okay. It's good for watching shows or sports in bright rooms, thanks to its high SDR peak brightness and excellent reflection handling, but it has narrow viewing angles, and it doesn't properly upscale 480p signals. Lastly, gamers should enjoy its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, VRR support, and low input lag, but its input lag increases with 8k signals.

  • VA panel with high contrast ratio.
  • Local dimming helps it display deep blacks.
  • Excellent reflection handling.
  • Easy-to-use Roku TV.
  • Blooming around bright objects.
  • Dithering with 1080p, 4k, and 8k signals.
  • Narrow viewing angles.
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