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Hisense Is Bringing a 50-Inch 4K TV to Walmart for $598

http://televisions.reviewed.com/news...er-600-dollars


I saw some Hisense TV's at Walmart running some looped content and was impressed.
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Here is what is really confusing. Walmart already lists a Hisense H7G set that is 1080p 120 Hz but it costs $690 for the 55” model. Why and how could they sell the 50” 4K model for almost $100 less at $598?

Something just doesn’t add up with this TV. However, I will wait for a review before condemning it like others have.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hisense-55...-HDTV/44376543
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I saw some Hisense TV's at Walmart running some looped content and was impressed.
These are entry level displays, but the warranty if true is pretty impressive. Did it have any mention on the box of the 4 Year warranty and what it covers? If you have to ship it back to China for repair, it will probably cost more for the shipping than buying the TV new.
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These are entry level displays, but the warranty if true is pretty impressive. Did it have any mention on the box of the 4 Year warranty and what it covers? If you have to ship it back to China for repair, it will probably cost more for the shipping than buying the TV new.
But why do they put a guarantee on the box?

Because they know all they sold ya was a guaranteed piece of sh!t. That's all it is, isn't it? Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it guaranteed, I will. I got spare time. But for now, for your customer's sake, for your daughter's sake, ya might wanna think about buying a quality product from someone else.

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Their higher end stuff does look pretty nice though. The stand on 78" WHF model is brilliant. Pedestal mount, Tabletop mount or Wall mount all in one. Specs on paper at least look very good, especially at possible prices.

Here is a list of WHF (WCG/HDR/FALD) displays that are possible this year with probably street price.


Samsung 65" UN65JS9500 (150 zones) $4500
Samsung 78" UN78JS9500 (200 zones) $12500
Samsung 88" UN88JS9500 (Over 200 zones, 21:9) $22000
Panasonic 65" 65CX850 (64-72? zones) $3500
Vizio 65" R65 (384 zones, DolbyVision) $3500
Vizio 120" R120 (384 zone, DolbyVision) $50000?
Hisense 65" 65XT900 (144 zone, DolbyVision?) $2500
Hisense 65" 65XT910 (240zone, curved, 1200nits peak) $3000
Hisense 78" 78XT920 (288zone, curved China only?) $7500
Sony 75" 75X940C (84? zones) $7000
Sharp 80" LC-80XU30 (? zones, faux 8K, N-Black AG) $12000





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The Dolby Vision Hisense one just might be in my budget.

Do we know yet whether the 599 model has 444 chroma at 60hz for PC use?
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The Dolby Vision Hisense one just might be in my budget.

Do we know yet whether the 599 model has 444 chroma at 60hz for PC use?
Looks like it might be a version of this model. Hisense is weird in that they reuse model names and the model naming follows no logic. Like for instance, they have decide to reuse XT910 for their new WCG/HDR/FALD line, when their 85XT910 model in Australia has none of the same features.

http://global.hisense.com/product/as...1210_91664.htm

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Hisense has one chance to succeed by bringing two things to the table. It must provide a really really good picture and it needs to last a long time backed by a rapid response in home service platform. Proof is in the pudding.
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Their higher end stuff does look pretty nice though. The stand on 78" WHF model is brilliant. Pedestal mount, Tabletop mount or Wall mount all in one. Specs on paper at least look very good, especially at possible prices.

Here is a list of WHF (WCG/HDR/FALD) displays that are possible this year with probably street price.


Samsung 65" UN65JS9500 (150 zones) $4500
Samsung 78" UN78JS9500 (200 zones) $12500
Samsung 88" UN88JS9500 (Over 200 zones, 21:9) $22000
Panasonic 65" 65CX850 (64-72? zones) $3500
Vizio 65" R65 (384 zones, DolbyVision) $3500
Vizio 120" R120 (384 zone, DolbyVision) $50000?
Hisense 65" 65XT900 (144 zone, DolbyVision?) $2500
Hisense 65" 65XT910 (240zone, curved, 1200nits peak) $3000
Hisense 78" 78XT920 (288zone, curved China only?) $7500
Sony 75" 75X940C (84? zones) $7000
Sharp 80" LC-80XU30 (? zones, faux 8K, N-Black AG) $12000
I am not as concerned with how many zones there are as I am with how effective those zones are.
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These are entry level displays, but the warranty if true is pretty impressive. Did it have any mention on the box of the 4 Year warranty and what it covers? If you have to ship it back to China for repair, it will probably cost more for the shipping than buying the TV new.
The LONE Box my local Wal-Mart had out for me to look at was a 1080P Hisense TV and that Box did say a 2 year warranty.
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Looks like this tv is now available.

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Looks like this tv is now available.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7F4ynsTBRM
Their website lists the H7 as a 1080p model coming in 2014. If that doesn’t scare you away then nothing will. I want to see this TV in a Walmart on display before I will believe it actually exists.

http://www.hisense-usa.com/tvs/H7/55/0
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Their website lists the H7 as a 1080p model coming in 2014. If that doesn’t scare you away then nothing will. I want to see this TV in a Walmart on display before I will believe it actually exists.

http://www.hisense-usa.com/tvs/H7/55/0
As Sytech mentioned, Hisense reuses the exact same model numbers. That H7 is an older model that was sold in best buy.
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Looks like this tv is now available.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7F4ynsTBRM
Amazing what you get for the price. That 4 year in home warranty is going to help with their quality perception. They are going to put a world of hurt on Vizio. Once they start sending over their higher quality stuff it will get real interesting.
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Couple of caveats....
Make sure that the TV supports HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2... if it does not, you cannot use a 4K Blu-ray player on it.

Secondly, you get what you pay for.... Lower prices means cheaper components or less features.

If it's not a BIG screen, it's not a theater...
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"The Hisense 50H7GB made its formal debut at the Hisense 4K TV 300 in Charlotte on May 23rd.
It will be followed by 55- and 65-inch models in the series, with availability and pricing for those sets to be announced later, a Hisense spokesperson told HD Guru."

Can't wait for a proper review of this 50"
Then waiting for the 65" for under $1k ???
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Couple of caveats....
Make sure that the TV supports HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2... if it does not, you cannot use a 4K Blu-ray player on it.

Secondly, you get what you pay for.... Lower prices means cheaper components or less features.
Really? Because that $600 Hisense has 4 HDMI inputs, component/composite, Optical out, USB, as well as audio in/out while other "known" manufactures put fewer inputs/outputs on their televisions costing many times more. Not to mention I can buy a $6K Sony tv and if it breaks in a year I would be SOL. Don't be fooled. Hisense is using the same panels and components as the most expensive LCD's on the market. There are only a handful of panel suppliers. The difference is that Hisense is choosing to stand behind their products for 4 times as long and are choosing to price them much more aggressively.

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"The H7 series models are equipped with 4 HDMI ports:

Two on the rear are HDMI V2.0 with HDCP V2.2 supporting 4K content up to 60fps
Two on the side are HDMI v1.4 with HDCP v2.0 supporting 4K content up to 30fps." HD Guru
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Looks like hdmi 2.0 might only need a firmware update to turn it into hdmi 2.0a ?
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Couple of caveats....
Make sure that the TV supports HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2... if it does not, you cannot use a 4K Blu-ray player on it.

Secondly, you get what you pay for.... Lower prices means cheaper components or less features.
4 year, all inclusive warranty...Can't go wrong with that...

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I don't know about this TV specifically. However most seemingly too good to be true, low cost 4k TVs tend to lack the big features you really want. Could be low refresh rates, low color depth, low contrast ratios, low light output and other nuances that the layman might not think to look into when they see the shiny 4k label, decent size and low price. I got really excited when I saw a similar 50" 4k TV for only $699 and then was let down when I found it would only run at 30Hz
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As Sytech mentioned, Hisense reuses the exact same model numbers. That H7 is an older model that was sold in best buy.
So where is the link to the new model that the video mentions? I find it really odd that they still say “Coming in 2014” for a Tv that is already said to have been replaced. I am interested in this TV but I won’t believe it until I see it just like the Vizio R series. Neither of those TVs exist at the moment.
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So where is the link to the new model that the video mentions? I find it really odd that they still say “Coming in 2014” for a Tv that is already said to have been replaced. I am interested in this TV but I won’t believe it until I see it just like the Vizio R series. Neither of those TVs exist at the moment.
Watch the youtube video I posted above.
Look at the box @ around 20 secs

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I don't know about this TV specifically. However most seemingly too good to be true, low cost 4k TVs tend to lack the big features you really want. Could be low refresh rates, low color depth, low contrast ratios, low light output and other nuances that the layman might not think to look into when they see the shiny 4k label, decent size and low price. I got really excited when I saw a similar 50" 4k TV for only $699 and then was let down when I found it would only run at 30Hz
No TV is just a 30 Hz TV. 60 Hz is the minimum.

It is interesting that people say the budget TVs lack features that you want when the Vizio M-series has 4K, FALD, Netflix 4K, excellent calibration tools, a keyboard on the remote, very good contrast and backlight levels, and one of the best input lag times of any TV. And all of that for about 30% less than TVs from other manufacturers that don't have any of those things.
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Can find no mention of this set on the website for Walmart. A Google search brings up 1080P sets only.

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Amazing what you get for the price. That 4 year in home warranty is going to help with their quality perception. They are going to put a world of hurt on Vizio. Once they start sending over their higher quality stuff it will get real interesting.
If Hisense is going to put a world of Hurt on Vizio which has already put a world of Hurt on Samsung and Sony then Sonay and Samsung are even more screwed right???
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Couple of caveats....
Make sure that the TV supports HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2... if it does not, you cannot use a 4K Blu-ray player on it.

Secondly, you get what you pay for.... Lower prices means cheaper components or less features.
From the video the only thing that looked weak was the processor used for all the smart features. Maybe a software update can help speed things up.
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So where is the link to the new model that the video mentions? I find it really odd that they still say “Coming in 2014” for a Tv that is already said to have been replaced. I am interested in this TV but I won’t believe it until I see it just like the Vizio R series. Neither of those TVs exist at the moment.
The US Hisense website has not been fully updated for a while. It may never show up on there.
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From the video the only thing that looked weak was the processor used for all the smart features. Maybe a software update can help speed things up.
If you go use the smart features on a 2015 Sony or Samsung television you will find it is very similar.
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If Hisense is going to put a world of Hurt on Vizio which has already put a world of Hurt on Samsung and Sony then Sonay and Samsung are even more screwed right???
Yes and no. Both Sony and Samsung have built loyal fan bases that are unbelievably brain washed. Just read through some of these threads and you will see what I am talking about.
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