Hisense said Thursday that its celebrated high-value H8 series of 4K Ultra HD LED TVs with high dynamic range (HDR) support is now available at leading retailers around the country along with its H5 series HD Smart TVs and H3 series of HD and Full HD LED TVs.

The company also revealed four models for 2016 in its enhanced H4 series LED Roku TVs are also available at retail today.

Hisense said the H8 series models are equipped with “HDR Processing, which assures the television is capable of displaying any subsequent HDR content providers may create.”

The processing system is said to employ “proprietary algorithms” to remap luminance and color information to the capabilities of the display, producing a picture with increased color accuracy and realism. The TVs are said to be able to accept HDR content “and render enhanced dynamic range in 1.07 billion colors,” but they do not carry the Ultra HD Premium logo certification.

Read more on Hisense’s 2016 TV model roll outs after the jump:

The Hisense H8 Series, which includes models in the 50- and 55-inch screen sizes, will recognize content carrying HDR10 format metadata via USB or HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 ports.

The H8 series models include “multi-zone” full-array LED backlighting with local dimming technology to enhance contrast and black level performance.

Most models in these mid- and lower-end series are believed to feature LED panels with native 60 Hz refresh rates, but Hisense compensates for motion artifacts using its proprietary motion estimation and compensation (MEMC) algorithms, called UltraSmooth Motion to create and insert frames into the picture, enabling smoother transitions for the viewer. In addition, UltraSmooth Motion incorporates backlight flashing control technology to create the appearance of smoother fast action images to the eye.

Access to the best apps and seamless connectivity are made possible with Hisense’s proprietary smart platform with a new user interface for 2016. The intuitive user interface was developed exclusively for the U.S. market in Hisense’s R&D lab in Atlanta, GA and features built-in Wi-Fi for 4K UHD from streaming sources such as Netflix, Amazon and YouTube.

The H8 series TVs and all Hisense 2016 4K Ultra HDTVs include an industry leading 4-year customer warranty, Hisense said. Customers must register the TV’s serial numbers with Hisense within 90 days of purchase in order to qualify for the final two years of the warranty program.

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Hisense continues to support Full HD LED TVs this year in several model series, including the H5 with Smart TV operation. The H5 series models are available in 32-, 40-, 43-, 50- and 55-inch screen sizes.

New Hisense H4 series Roku TVs this year are available in 32-, 40-, 48- and 50-inch screen sizes. All incorporate the Roku OS with more than 3,000 apps, custom home screen, and Roku Search and Roku Feed functions that steer to viewers favorite titles at the lowest available pay per view or subscription prices. A Roku Mobile App for iOS and Android devices also allows search for content by voice command as well as operating the TV or streaming photos, personal videos, music, etc from the mobile device to the TV screen.

For those who prefer to get their apps and streaming from outboard devices, the Hisense H3 series offers Full HD resolution with Ultra Dynamic Contrast in the 20-, 32- and 40-inch screen sizes.

Hisense H8 Series Entry Level 4K Ultra HD LED Smart TVs:

The Hisense H8 Series models (the 55-inch is pictured at top) include the following key features: HDR processing; multi-zone local dimming; built-in apps, web browser and app store; Ultra Smooth Motion backlight flashing and black frame insertion motion compensation; UHD upscaling; dbx-tv sound; 4K media player, four-year warranty and dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

Models include: the 50-inch 50H8C ($599.99 suggested retail) and the 55-inch 55H8C ($699.99 suggested retail).

The Hisense H5 Series Full HD 1080p and HD 720p LED Smart TVs:

The Hisense H5 Series models include the following key features: built-in apps, web browser and app store; Ultra Smooth Motion in the 43-, 50- and 55-inch models; dbx-tv sound; media player and receiver, built-in Wi-Fi.

Models include: the 55-inch 55H5C ($499.95 suggested retail); the 50-inch 50H5C ($399.99 suggested retail); the 43-inch 43H5C ($329.99 suggested retail); the 40-inch 40H5C ($279.99 suggested retail) and the 32-inch 32H5C ($199.99 suggested retail).

The Hisense H4 Series Full HD 1080 and HD 720p LED Roku TVs:

The Hisense H4 Series Roku TV models include the following key features: access to 3,000+ streaming apps; universal search, and voice search via Roku iOS or Android mobile device app built-in Wi-Fi.

Models include: the 50-inch 50H4C ($429.95 suggested retail); the 48-inch 48H4C ($399.99 suggested retail); the 40-inch 40H4C1 ($299.99 suggested retail) and the 32-inch 32H4C ($199.99 suggested retail).

The Hisense H3 Series Full HD 1080 and HD 720p LED TVs:

The Hisense H3 Series Full HD 1080p and HD 720p models include the following key features: Audio Return Channel support; USB media player.

Models include: the 40-inch 40H3C ($249.95 suggested retail); the 32-inch 32H3FC ($179.99 suggested retail); the 32-inch 32H3B1 ($149.99 suggested retail) and the 20-inch 20H3C ($99.99 suggested retail).

By Greg Tarr


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