Hisense U8K (LCD)

Hisense U8K (55" LCD)

Hisense U8K (LCD)

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Bright Room:
PICTURE QUALITY: Very Good8.7/10
MOVIES & TV: Very Good8.5/10
GAMING: Very Good8.6/10
SPORTS: Fair6.3/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Excellent9.1/10
NEWS & TALK: Very Good8.6/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Best in Class9.7/10

The Hisense U8K LCD TV offers a very good overall picture quality, making it well-suited for watching movies and series. It has excellent performance in dark rooms, with high contrast and good local dimming abilities. The screen shines particularly well in bright rooms and sports content is handled decently. If you're into gaming, this TV also provides a very good experience due to its high response time and low input lag. However, when watching sports, you may notice it's not the best performer. Color reproduction is excellent and the speakers are great, but keep in mind that the viewing angle is limited, which could be a downside if you often watch TV from wide angles. With support for HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and HLG, it can display a wide range of HDR content effectively. It's also equipped with 4 HDMI ports and can be used as a monitor. Overall, the TV is positioned at a midrange price and offers a slew of features that could make it a good fit for various uses, especially in bright rooms and for viewers who appreciate high-quality image and audio for movies and gaming. Give Feedback

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  • Excellent dark room performance
  • Very good overall picture quality
  • Low input lag for gaming
  • Strong reflection handling
  • Powerful built-in speakers
  • Limited viewing angle
  • Fair performance in bright rooms
  • Gray uniformity could be better
  • Only fair sports content quality

Ratings by Category

Bright Room:
The Hisense U8K LCD TV is excellent for watching TV in bright rooms due to its high SDR brightness capacity, ensuring clear visibility even under intense ambient light. Additionally, its very good performance in handling reflections helps to minimize the impact of light sources on the screen, such as lamps and windows, enhancing the viewing experience.
Cartoons & Animaton:
The Hisense U8K is excellent for watching cartoons and animation due to its "Very Good" performance for colors right out of the box, ensuring minimal setup for vibrant and accurate hues, and its "Very Good" color gamut, providing a wide range of colors that make animated content pop.
Movies & TV shows:
The Hisense U8K delivers an excellent movie and cinematic TV experience due to its high contrast and top-notch black uniformity ensuring deep blacks and minimal halo-effect around bright objects. The TV's local dimming is also rated excellent, which helps to further enhance the contrast and improve the overall picture quality in dark scenes.
PerfectRec’s gaming score measures a TV's performance when it comes to playing video games. It is based on several factors that can significantly impact the quality of the gaming experience, including screen response time, input lag, and refresh rate. Screen response time is a critical factor that determines how quickly the TV can transition from one color to the next, while input lag measures the delay between the gaming console output and the TV display. Refresh rate refers to the number of times per second that the TV displays a new frame, which can impact the smoothness of the gaming experience. The gaming score also takes into account two other features: local dimming in gaming mode, which can enhance contrast and picture quality, and black frame insertion, which can reduce screen brightness and create a smoother gaming experience.
News, Talk & Reality TV:
The Hisense U8K is very good for watching news and TV programs because it has strong upscaling capabilities that ensure lower resolution content looks clear, and colors appear accurate straight out of the box, providing a vivid viewing experience without the need for extensive adjustments.
Overall Picture:
The Hisense U8K (LCD) delivers very good picture quality thanks to its outstanding contrast and black uniformity, which contribute to deep blacks in dark scenes, and its excellent HDR brightness and color volume ensure vibrant and true-to-life colors, even in HDR content. While viewing angles and gray uniformity are less impressive, this doesn't detract significantly from the overall excellent visual experience for most content.
The Hisense U8K has a 'Very Good' reflections score, indicating it handles reflections well, making it suitable for brightly-lit rooms; however, with a 'Fair' motion processing capability, action-packed moments in sports may not be as smooth, impacting the viewing experience.

Full Specs

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Release Date
August 1, 2023
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Screen Size
Screen Resolution


Operating System
Google TV
Sound Quality Score
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NextGen Ready
HDMI Ports
Coax Ports


Picture Quality Score
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Bright Room Score
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Gaming Score
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Movies & TV Score
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Sports Score
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Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
28.2" x 48.5" x 3"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
30.5" x 48.5"
Weight without Stand
41.2 lbs
VESA Mount
400 x 300


Color Depth
10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
Auto Low Latency Mode
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Local Dimming
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Speaker Setup
Speaker Power
50 W
Dolby Atmos


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