Hisense 2023 U8K 4K Mini-LED QLED Google TVs Hit U.S. Retail Stores
Hisense USA on Tuesday announced that its 4K Mini-LED U8K Google TV series is now available at authorized dealers including Best Buy and Amazon.
The high-performance Hisense U8K series features advanced full-array Mini-LED back lighting with double the amount of local dimming zones (more 1,000 zones in some models) and Quantum Dot (QLED) wide color gamut enhancement film for vibrant and accurate HDR color.
The U8K Series is available now on a launch promotion in three screen size models: the 55-inch 55U8K ($1,299 suggested retail) available now for $798; the 65-inch 65U8L ($1,699.99) available now for $1,099, and the 75-inch for 75U8L ($2,299) available now for $1,599. All can be found now at Best Buy and on Amazon and are backed with Hisense’s 2-year warranty.
An 85-inch version will be coming shortly, Hisense said.
Availability of the U8K models follows the recent release of Hisense’s U6K series. The U8K series steps up performance and value with bright (up to 1,500 nits of peak HDR brightness in some models), vibrant colors, improved contrast, and a refined picture serving lifelike visuals, Hisense said.
The series also features a built-in 50 Watt, 2.1.2-channel surround sound system with Dolby Atmos support, a 144Hz native refresh rate for advanced game play, a NextGen TV (ATSC 3.0) over-the-air tuner, and speedy Wi-Fi 6e connectivity. The series is WiSA Sound Send Certified.
Models in the series also features an Anti-Glare, low-reflection screen, and Hisense’s ULED package of advanced picture processing and smooth motion enhancement technologies.
The models all feature native high dynamic range (HDR) support for the Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, Advanced HDR by Technicolor and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) profiles.
Gamers will find the sets offer a Game Bar for fast access to picture settings, plus advanced gaming support for 4K/120 fps gaming, 21:9 wide aspect ratio adjustment, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), AMD Free Sync Premium Pro VRR, and 144Hz Game Mode Pro support for advanced games.
The sets also feature a complement of 4 HDMI 2.1 inputs, two of which support up to 4K@144Hz and one of which supports eARC.
The built-in Google TV platform supports a wide range of popular streaming service apps with Google Assistant voice control, and support for Apple AirPlay and Apple Home control.
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By Greg Tarr
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