Not much out there about this tv.
I had the Hisense 50 h8 for a week and while the picture looked great it didn’t always turn on with the remote. The ota tuner wasn’t all that good either. Hopefully some more reviews of this model will be available soon.
My final thoughts; I agree Bb412's assessment on this TV that the colours and blacks are great however I didn't notice the decompression artefacts or stutter. Honestly, I'd still have this TV if it did not have this horrible yellow brown framed tinge that is noticeable in too much content. In the end, it doesn't meet my minimum standards for a Budget Bedroom TV, let alone a Main Living Room TV, and thus I returned it and picked up the Hisense 65H8G for about $90 more. The H8G picture isn't perfect and took some playing with settings out of the box, but it's what I expected from a budget buy. And it is rated verry similar or higher than the 5 series, only just being replaced as Best Budget due to slightly higher price. Either way, very close TVs.
Who knows, if I were to wait until later this year to see if they've fixed the issue, I'd likely grab the TCL again - but what's done is done. My parents 4 series last year did not have this issue.
Sorry TCL, but I'm now advising friends who are interested in the 5 or 6 models to be on the lookout for this issue, and demand better.
tcl number 4 arrived today, this will be the last attempt.... it’s unboxed getting it up to get room temp before I even play with it.nrhe one positive to number 4 - it has a build month of nov 2020.... I’ve never seen one on the internet or talking with other previous owners / owners... most people had July-aug-sep builds (as did i)... so we are about to find out about these panels when I turn number 4 on. I really didn’t even want to bother trying a 4th but what the hell I have until the end of the month with the returns...more than likely will end up with x900h when this is all said and done... but in the name of science we will find out shortly was it a bad panel run or is this just the way the series 5 is in the end.