Hisense Series 8 ULED 2017: Full, in-depth review

Hisense takes the fight to the home entertainment heavyweights

Hisense Series 8 ULED
  • Hisense Series 8 ULED
  • Hisense Series 8 ULED
  • Expert Rating

    3.00 / 5

Pros

  • Reasonably priced
  • Built-in 4K Netflix

Cons

  • Edge-lit with underwhelming blacks
  • Disappointing video processing

Bottom Line

While Hisense punches above its weight in the budget television category, this new top-shelf television struggles to hold its own.

Would you buy this?

  • Price

    $ 4,999.00 (AUD)

Inputs and Smart TV

Alongside three HDMI inputs and SP/DIF digital audio out on the back you'll find legacy composite and component video inputs, which have become rare on modern televisions but are handy if you're still attached to an old games console or media player.

Some of those HDMI inputs support High Dynamic Range content from a compatible Ultra HD Blu-ray player or games console, plus the television has a built-in 4K Netflix app which supports HDR streaming. You won't find support for the advanced Dolby Vision HDR format championed by LG.

Apart from Netflix you've got access to Australia's Stan subscription video services along with the usual suspects such as FreeviewPlus, YouTube and TED. When it comes to flinging content around your home you'll find Plex along with Anycast for streaming from your devices.

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