Hisense 55H8G Review and Specs

Hisense 55H8G (USA version)

SCORE:
88
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Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • Hi-View™ Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
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Overview

Hisense 55H8G was introduced in 2020. It has a LCD screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 700 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG.

We give Hisense 55H8G TV 88 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
90
VIDEO FEATURES
93
AUDIO FEATURES
74
OTHER FEATURES
74
CONNECTIVITY
90
FORMAT SUPPORT
77
OVERALL
88

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Hisense 55H8G.

PROS
👍   High Resolution
👍   High Refresh Rate
👍   LED Type
👍   Full-Array Dimming
👍   High Number of Local Dimming Zones: 90
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   Dolby Vision
👍   HLG
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   DTS Digital Surround
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
CONS
👎   Limited Viewing Angle
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No 4K HFR
👎   No 2K HFR
👎   No VRR
👎   No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2020 H8G series is 2019 H8F series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES Hisense 55H8G vs Hisense 55H8F
Backlight Type QLED vs LED
More Local Dimming Zones 90 vs 56
Dolby Atmos vs

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the predecessor - model 55H8F. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Hisense 55H8G vs Hisense 55H8F where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

QLED Technology

Hisense 55H8G is a Quantum dot LED (QLED) TV which has a LED backlight LCD display with additional semiconductor nanocrystal layer that produces different colors of light depending on the size of the particle. Quantum dots are able to emit precise colored light because particle sizes adjust at quantum-level velocities, resulting in accurate and efficient light emissions. This results in more accurate color reproduction and can even achieve a full coverage of BT.2020 color gamut. besides color Quantum dots also offer high brightness which results in high contrast ratio. This is especially important when displaying HDR content.

VA Panel

Hisense 55H8G 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. This particular model has 90 zones.


HDR10

Hisense 55H8G supports HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.


Dolby Vision

This TV also supports Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Hisense 55H8G.

BASICS
BrandHisense
CountryUSA
Series 2H8G
Model55H8G
Release Year2020
Size55"
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
LCD TechNologyULED
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeQLED
LED TypeDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Backlight NameFull Array LED
Number of Local Dimming Zones90
ColorWide Color Gamut
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 billion
Brightness450 nits
Peak Brightness700 nits
Contrast Ratio4500∶1
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorHi-View™
Upscaling4K Upscaler
Frame Interploation TechniqueUltra Smooth Motion
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
Color Enhancer Ultra Color Enhancer
Noise Reduction
AUDIO
Speaker Power Rating10W x 2
DBX
Dolby Atmos
DTS Digital Surround
DTS StudioSound™
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11 a/b/g/[a]c
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version5.0
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CEC
USB Inputs2
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputs
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
OTHER
Operating SystemAndroid
Internet Browser
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Teletext
Closed Captions
Game Mode
On-Screen Display LanguagesEnglish/French/Spanish
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)48.3" x 28.0" x 3.1"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)48.3" x 30.7" x 9.5"
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 200 mm
Wall mount screwM6
Weight Without Stand32.4 lbs
Weight With Stand33.1 lbs
ACCESSORIES
Remote
Universal Control Capability for remote

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