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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Hisense U8K and TCL QM8 are similarly priced midrange LCD TVs. The Hisense U8K excels in gaming due to its higher gaming performance and has great speakers built-in. On the other hand, the TCL QM8 offers slightly better picture quality overall and performs better in bright rooms, plus it has a higher HDR brightness which may be better for HDR content. Both have good performance in dark environments and share similar features such as support for Dolby Vision and voice commands. The decision depends on whether gaming performance and sound are more important to you (Hisense U8K), or you prefer superior HDR content viewing and bright room usage (TCL QM8). Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs and product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars and the variant with some specs cost some dollars.
Advantages of the Hisense U8K (LCD)
  • Very good for news, talk, & other TV
  • Excellent for cartoons & animation
  • Good for upscaling
Advantages of the TCL QM8 (LCD)
  • The TCL QM8 (LCD) has no clear advantages over the Hisense U8K (LCD).

Key differences

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News, Talk, & Other TV

8.6
65U8K
65QM850G
6.8
9.1/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
10.0/10
7.0/10
UPSCALING
4.8/10
The Hisense U8K (LCD) is very good for news, talk, & other TV, while the TCL QM8 (LCD) is only fair.
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Key similarities

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Picture Quality

8.7
65U8K
65QM850G
8.5
8.21/10
CONTRAST
8.00/10
9.2/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
9.2/10
miniLED FALD
PANEL TYPE
miniLED FALD
VA
PANEL SUB-TYPE
VA
The Hisense U8K (LCD) and TCL QM8 (LCD) both have very good picture quality.

Movies & TV

8.5
65U8K
65QM850G
8.3
8.21/10
CONTRAST
8.00/10
10.0/10
BLACK UNIFORMITY
8.5/10
7.0/10
UPSCALING
4.8/10
Yes
HDR10 SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
HDR10+ SUPPORT
Yes
Yes
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
Yes
The Hisense U8K (LCD) and TCL QM8 (LCD) are both very good for movies & TV.

Sports

6.3
65U8K
65QM850G
6.5
3.5/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
7.6/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
7.6/10
7.0/10
UPSCALING
4.8/10
9.1/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
10.0/10
Yes
HLG SUPPORT
Yes
The TCL QM8 (LCD) and Hisense U8K (LCD) are both only fair for sports.

Gaming

8.6
65U8K
65QM850G
8.3
6.8/10
RESPONSE TIME SCORE
8.1/10
7.6/10
INPUT LAG SCORE
7.6/10
3.5/10
MOTION PROCESSING
4.6/10
90.0/100
GAMING LOCAL DIMMING
90.0/100
9.2/10
GAME HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.3/10
The Hisense U8K (LCD) and TCL QM8 (LCD) are both very good for gaming.

Cartoons & Animation

9.1
65U8K
65QM850G
8.9
8.3/10
COLOR GAMUT SCORE
8.1/10
9.2/10
COLOR VOLUME SCORE
9.2/10
9.1/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
10.0/10
8.6/10
COLORS OUT OF THE BOX SCORE
7.6/10
7.0/10
GRAY UNIFORMITY
7.5/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Hisense U8K (LCD) to be excellent for cartoons & animation, while the TCL QM8 (LCD) is very good.

Bright Room

9.7
65U8K
65QM850G
9.9
5.3/10
VIEWING ANGLE
5.3/10
9.1/10
SDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
10.0/10
9.1/10
HDR BRIGHTNESS SCORE
9.3/10
8.9/10
REFLECTIONS SCORE
8.9/10
The TCL QM8 (LCD) and Hisense U8K (LCD) are both best in class for bright room.

Cost

$948
65U8K
65QM850G
$998
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$1,000

$1,200

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$1,600

The Hisense U8K (LCD) has a price of $948 and the TCL QM8 (LCD) costs $998.

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How the Hisense U8K (LCD) and the TCL QM8 (LCD) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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Hisense U8K (LCD)TCL QM8 (LCD)
Hisense U8K (LCD)TCL QM8 (LCD)

GENERAL

Price
$948
$998
Brand
HisenseTCL
Release Date
August 2, 2023May 1, 2023
Full name
65U8K65QM850G
Screen Size
65"65"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Google TVGoogle TV
Sound Quality Score
8.3/107/10
NextGen Ready
YesNo
HDMI Ports
44
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
8.7/108.6/10
Bright Room Score
9.7/109.9/10
Gaming Score
8.6/108.4/10
Movies & TV Score
8.5/108.3/10
Sports Score
6.3/106.6/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
33.1" x 57.2" x 3"32.6" x 56.9" x 1.7"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
35.5" x 57.2"34.1" x 56.9"
Weight without Stand
56.4 lbs50.1 lbs
VESA Mount
400 x 400300 x 400

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
YesYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
8.2/108/10
Local Dimming
8/108/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.1.22.1
Speaker Power
50 W40 W
Dolby Atmos
YesYes
DTS:X
YesYes, Bypass only

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About Hisense

Hisense, a Chinese TV manufacturer, entered the US market in approximately 2011 and has since acquired TV divisions from various companies such as Toshiba, Sharp, Hitachi, and NEC. Currently ranking as the fourth largest vendor in terms of sales volume, Hisense aims to capture a wide range of TV budget segments. They offer exceptional value with TVs that often outperform their competitors at similar price points, making them a compelling choice for consumers. In the US, they use Google TV as their smart TV software which provides the largest app selection and a very modern user interface, however it is not as user friendly as the software from other vendors.

About TCL

TCL, the highly recognizable TV brand from China, has firmly established itself as the second-largest manufacturer in terms of sales volume. Renowned for striking an impressive balance between affordability, picture quality, and design, TCL TVs deliver a compelling overall package. While they have traditionally excelled in the low-end and midrange TV segments, TCL has recently made remarkable strides in the realm of high-end televisions, introducing impressive models that rival top competitors. Most TCL TVs use Roku software which is very user friendly and easy to use, but they have a few other models that use Google TV which has the largest app selection, but is not as user friendly as Roku.

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