Hisense 55H8E Review and Specs

Hisense 55H8E (USA version)

SCORE:
56

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Hisense 55H8E Overview

Hisense 55H8E was introduced in 2018. It has a LCD screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 50 Hz/60 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10.

We give Hisense 55H8E TV 56 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
67
VIDEO FEATURES
47
AUDIO FEATURES
24
OTHER FEATURES
44
CONNECTIVITY
67
FORMAT SUPPORT
51
OVERALL
56

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Hisense 55H8E.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
Low Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘Ž
Limited Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 3D Capability ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No VRR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No HGIG Compatibility ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Filmmaker Mode ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No WiSA Ready ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Selected Features

VA Panel

Hisense 55H8E has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.


Full-Array Local Dimming

The TV has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Hisense 55H8E.

BASICS
BrandHisense
CountryUSA
Series 2H8E
Model55H8E
Release Year2018
Size55"
Smart TVYes
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
ColorNo
Viewing AngleNo
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 billion
VIDEO
3D CapabilityNo
HDR10Yes
HDR10+No
Dolby VisionNo
Advanced HDR by TechnicolorยฎNo
IMAX EnhancedNo
High Dynamic Range ProcessingYes
AMD Freesyncโ„ขNo
NVidia G-SyncNo
4K HFRNo
2K HFRNo
VRRNo
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Upscaling4K Upscaler
Frame Interploation TechniqueUltra Smooth Motion
Frame Interpolation Frequency120 Hz
Filmmaker ModeNo
Auto Low Latency ModeNo
Noise ReductionYes
AUDIO
Speaker Power Rating10W x 2
Dolby AtmosNo
DTS TruSurroundYes
WiSA ReadyNo
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet InputYes (gigabit)
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothYes
ChromecastNo
Google HomeNo
Virtual AssistantNo
Works with AlexaYes
HDMI Inputs3 (4K@30Hz)
HDMI Version2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECYes
USB Inputs1
USB 3.0 PortsNo
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) InputsNo
Component InputsNo
Composite InputsYes
RCA Audio OutputsYes
3.5mm headphone Audio OutputYes
Optical Audio OutputYes
RS-232C RemoteNo
OTHER
Internet BrowserNo
Parental Control (V-Chip)Yes
TeletextNo
Closed CaptionsYes
On-Screen Display LanguagesEnglish/French/Spanish
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPYes
AV1No
AVIYes
ASFNo
DivXNo
Flash VideoYes
H.263Yes
H.264Yes
H.265Yes
MKVYes
M2TSNo
MP4No
MPEG-4Yes
QuickTimeYes
RealVideoNo
TSYes
VC-1Yes
VP7No
VP8No
VP9Yes
VOBYes
VROYes
WebMYes
WMVYes
XvidNo
AUDIO FORMATS
AACYes
AC4No
AIFFNo
ALACNo
APENo
aptXNo
eAAC+Yes
EAC3No
FLACYes
HE-AACNo
LPCMNo
M4ANo
MIDIYes
MP2No
MP3Yes
OGGNo
RealAudioNo
WMAYes
WAVYes
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPNo
GIFYes
JPEGYes
JPSNo
MPONo
PNGYes
TUNER
Digital TunerYes 1
SAT TunerNo
Analog TunerNTSC
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)No
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 110V, 60Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)48.9" x 28.6" x 2.9"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)48.9" x 30.5" x 10.4"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)54.1" x 33.3" x 5.6"
VESA Wall MountYes
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 200 mm
Wall mount screwM6
Weight Without Stand30.9 lbs
Weight With Stand32 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)41.9 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RF Antenna1
RemoteYes
Universal Control Capability for remoteYes

Successor

The 2018 H8E series has a successor - 2019 H8F series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.

UPGRADES Hisense 55H8F Hisense 55H8E
Higher Refresh Rate 100 Hz/120 Hz 50 Hz/60 Hz
Dolby Vision Yes No

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model 55H8F. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Hisense 55H8E vs Hisense 55H8F where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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