Hisense has unveiled its 2021 ULED TV range at the first-ever virtual CES, including its first 8K TV, the U80G, which will be available in Australia from February. Available in 65-, 75- and 85-inch, the first model to arrive in market will be the 75-inch model for RRP $6,999.
The U80G is 8K Ultra HD Certified and features Quantum Dot Colour, Full Array Local Dimming Pro, Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos Audio. In addition, Hisense’s proprietary Hi-View Engine Pro leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) to recognise and upscale low-resolution content to 8K quality from a variety of content sources.
Joining the Hisense ULED 8K TV is a range of ULED 4K TVs equipped with Quantum Dot Colour, Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos Audio, with IMAX Enhanced on select models.
All TVs feature Hisense’s new Game Mode Pro equipped with Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and AMD FreeSync technologies to reduce lag, HDMI 2.1 to enable 8K passthrough and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) for a smooth and responsive experience. eARC offers increased bandwidth and speed.
ULED Mini LED technology makes its debut
Hisense has also introduced its ULED Mini LED TV technology, to be available in both 8K and 4K, delivering superior picture quality with enhanced brightness colour contrast.
ULED Mini LED TV offers an extremely tight array of tiny, direct-lit LEDs that can be switched off to display deeper blacks, resulting in more realistic and true-to-life images, which are further enhanced by Quantum Dot technology.
The first model in the Hisense ULED Mini LED TV range will be the 75-inch 8K model, followed by a 4K model in 65- and 75-inch. The 8K model leverages 8K upscaling technology powered by AI and Hisense’s proprietary Hi-View Engine Pro.
Hisense ULED Mini LED TVs will be IMAX Enhanced, offer HDR 10+ and are equipped with Dolby Vision HDR, in addition to being 8K Ultra HD and 4K HDR Ultra HD Certified. This will be supported by Dolby Atmos Audio and eARC, in addition to Game Mode Pro.
Expanded Laser TV line-up
Joining Hisense’s current 100-inch L5F Laser TV will be the 120-inch L5F, as well as two models offering an even larger viewing experience.
Hisense Australia head of marketing, Andre Iannuzzi said Hisense has been a global leader in Laser TV technology for more than 10 years, including the world’s first 4K Ultra Short Throw Laser TV in 2016.
“It’s a pedigree that we are incredibly proud of, especially with the range of patents and innovations that we’ve been able to pioneer in more recent years,” he said.
“Laser TV technology has evolved significantly during this time – not only with respect to its technological advancements but also its popularity. In particular, the past 12 months has seen Australians’ appetite for larger-than-life home cinema solutions skyrocket and the popularity of our Laser TVs, which come with screen, speakers, TV tuner and our VIDAA Smart TV OS all included, is testament to this.”
Fastest ever operating system
Hisense will roll out its fastest ever operating system (OS), VIDAA U5 across most of its 2021 TV range, featuring key performance improvements and updates, as well as new apps including Kayo.
With system interface, performance and speed improvements, VIDAA U5 boasts a 20% faster launcher load time of just 1.7 seconds, smoother scrolling and new optimised universal search, while a more compact and visual layout decreases browsing time for users.
Another new addition is far-field technology for TV users to make commands such as switching the TV off, turning up the volume or changing the program, using Amazon Alexa hands-free. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant will come built-in on Hisense’s 2021 TVs with VIDAA U5.
A new VIDAA SmartRemote mobile app is on the horizon for both iOS and Android to allow users to control their TV using their smartphone.