Among the many new products being introduced at CES 2018 are the Hisense LCD TVs, which were unveiled at today's press conference. At the top of the heap is the flagship H10E, which embodies Hisense's ULED (Ultra LED) suite of technologies that are said to improve color, contrast, and motion.

The H10E uses a quantum-dot/LED backlight to achieve a peak brightness of 2000 nits and 99% of the DCI/P3 color gamut. Even better, the backlight is FALD (full array local dimming) with 1056 dimmable zones—an impressive number! In terms of high dynamic range, the H10E supports Dolby Vision as well as HDR10. Its 120 Hz panel allows frame interpolation to sharpen motion blur. combined with backlight scanning, the H10E achieves an effective refresh rate of 480 Hz.

As an Android TV, the H10E offers many so-called "smart" features, such as streaming apps and an intuitive user interface that integrates the most popular content and provides access to online and TV settings. There's even a full web browser. In addition, it responds to voice commands directly, and it's compatible with Google Home and Alexa. The first H10E to become available will be a 75-incher, with a 65" version later in 2018.

One step down is the H9E+ (seen in the photo above), which is edgelit rather than FALD backlit, though it does claim to have "local dimming." Also, it does not employ quantum dots, but it still achieves over 90% of the DCI/P3 color gamut. Other features are much the same as the H10E, including a 120 Hz panel (240 Hz effective refresh rate), Dolby Vision HDR, Android TV with voice control, and compatibility with Google Home and Alexa. Two screen sizes will be available, 55" and 65".

Next down the ladder is the H9E (no "+"), which shares many of the same features of the H9E+, such as edgelighting with "local dimming," wide color gamut, and Alexa compatibility. It is capable of displaying HDR10 but not Dolby Vision, and it provides the Hisense Smart TV platform rather than Android TV. Its 60 Hz panel is said to achieve an effective refresh rate of 120 Hz due to backlight scanning. Screen sizes will include 50", 55", 65", 75", and—later this year—86".

The H8E does not offer any ULED technologies or wide color gamut, but it can render HDR10. Like the H9E, it offers Hisense Smart TV functionality and Alexa compatibility as well as "local dimming" from its edgelight. The slim design is said to be 40% thinner than the 2017 H8D, and its 60 Hz panel has an effective refresh rate of 120 Hz. It will be available in screen sizes of 43", 50", 55", and 65".

At the entry level of the H series is the H6E, which offers an effective refresh rate of 120 Hz with a 60 Hz panel and the Hisense Smart TV platform. Amazingly, even this set can reproduce HDR10 content. However, it does not offer "local dimming" from its edgelight. Screen sizes will include 43", 49", 55", 60", and 65".

Finally, there's the R7 Roku TV, which offers basically the same features as the H6E—except, of course, that the R7's smart-TV functionality is provided by Roku. it will be available in screen sizes of 43", 50", 55", and 65".

All model lines include two HDMI 2.0a inputs (60 Hz) and two HDMI 1.4 inputs (30 Hz) with HDCP 2.2, one USB 3.0 connection, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, HEVC/H.265 and VP9 Profile 2 codecs, and a headphone output as well as optical-digital and analog audio outputs. Of course, no pricing was announced. Most screen sizes should be available in March or April.