With new and improved features.
Hisense held an exclusive media event in Sydney to showcase the very best features of its 2018 ULED TV line-up. Its Series 7 ULED TVs are currently being rolled out, with the Series 8 and Series 9 models due to arrive in retail stores in the coming weeks.
The company also confirmed that further details on its first OLED TV will be released in Q3, following its debut at this year’s CES in Las Vegas.
All models across the premium ULED TVs feature 200 smooth motion rate, ultra-local dimming, HDR+ technology, Hisense’s latest proprietary smart TV platform, VIDAA U 2.5, a central hub for users to access content, as well as Sports Mode and Game Mode.
The new smartphone app, RemoteNow, allows users to control their TV and customise favourite apps, channels and inputs from their smartphone.
Hisense national retail training manager, Chris Mayer said, “To stream content from iOS devices, users generally need to purchase a separate solution such as Apple TV, which is an extra cost to the customer and takes up another HDMI cable.
“Our new app, RemoteNow, available on both iOS and Android, allows users to connect and control the TV from their smartphone device. It is a 1:1 connection so users simply need to connect with Wi-Fi network. Every single function available on the remote control can be done using a smartphone. Pictures and videos can also be shared on the TV screen from a smartphone.”
Another key feature is the functionality of the dedicated Netflix and YouTube buttons. “When the TV is switched off, users can press the Netflix button to automatically launch the streaming service, skipping live TV, in under three seconds,” Mayer said.
Hisense Series 9 75-inch TV
Exclusive to the Series 9 models is HDR Supreme with 2500-nit peak brightness and Ultra HD Premium certification. “Our Series 9 is the pinnacle of the ULED TV range with advanced features including Quantum Dot for superior colour accuracy as it isolates blues, reds and greens. It also offers a massive boost to energy ratings. For example, the 75-inch Series 8 TV has a 7-star rating so costs $0.06 an hour to run, equivalent to a 40-inch plasma TV,” he added.
The Series 9 also introduces Prime Array dimming. “The 65-inch Series 9 has 700 individual backlight zones, while the 75-inch has an impressive 1056. Our 2017 Series 9 TV featured Full Array dimming but there were a couple of issues with it; in particular, light bleed. The main reason consumers love OLED TVs is the pitch perfect black but we want to represent that with our ULED TVs. Our 2018 Series 9 models achieve a black reading of below 0.05 nits and at peak brightness, 2,500 nits – one of the brightest screens available in Australia,” Mayer explained.
The Series 9 also has a built-in Harman Kardon sound system. It has six ported subwoofers in the back and a front-firing speaker featuring isolated tweeters and mid-range.
The Series 7 is available in 50-, 55-, 65- and 75-inch with RRPs starting from $1,499. The Series 8 is available in 65- and 75-inch for an RRP of $3,699 and $4,999, respectively. The Series 9 is also available in 65- and 75-inch for an RRP of $4,499 and $6,499, respectively.