HisenseMakes A Lot Of News At CES

I tuned into the Hisense press conference from CES at noon today and walked away with a lot of news to share. So let’s get started:

  • The big news is that Hisense is rolling out mini-LED backlighting in its U9H- and U8H-series ULED TVs that were announced today. This is seriously going to disrupt the TV market in North America. More detail on those TV’s are a follows:
    • U9H: This model has a 120Hz, 10-bit, quantum dot 4K UHD panel which will produce more than 2,000 nits of brightness. That means that your HDR game will be top shelf. It also brings Dolby Vision and Dolby Vision IQ, FreeSync, and variable refresh rate to the table.
    • U8H: This is a small step down from the U9H with 120Hz quantum dot TVs sporting mini-LED backlighting and 1,500 nits peak brightness. New for this year is a 75″ version.
    • U7H: No mini-LED here. But it’s functionally the same as the U8H.
    • U6H: This is functionally the same as the U7H. But with a 60Hz panel.
  • Hisense also dropped a few drool worthy Laser TVs as well. Here’s what you need to know:
    • The L5G is a 4K projector that has eARC capabilities, so you can plug in a soundbar for some even more impressive audio quality. It only needs to be about 11.4-inches from the wall to provide a 100-inch screen.
    • The L9G TriChroma Laser TV rolls up with Dolby Vision included, which is pretty mind blowing as this is a laser TV. It also uses the Hisense’s TriChroma laser engine and it can reach up to 3000 lumens peak brightness. Which means that you’ll be able to use this TV in a room that has daylight in it, and still see the screen without any issues.
    • The PX1-PRO TriChroma Laser Cinema is the newest 4K ultra-short throw projector with Hisense’s own TriChroma Laser Engine. It can also provide a razor-sharp picture from 90 to 130 inches. It also has 4K resolution with native 60Hz refresh rate. There’s also Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Filmmaker Mode. Dolby Atmos Playback is available and WISA Ready.
  • All the above TV’s come with the Android TV OS built in. Up until now Hisense also made Roku OS TVs as well. But given that on the Hisense Canada website only lists one Roku model, and there was zero mention of Roku in this press conference which differs from previous Hisense press conferences that I have attended, I am guessing that Roku has been kicked to the curb. But I guess that I will find out soon.

There were some other lower end models that Hisense sort of glossed over. But when these TVs start to hit stores later this year, you can bet that you’ll hear a lot about them.

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