Hisense 55H9E Review and Specs

Hisense 55H9E (USA version)

SCORE:
62

Highlights

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

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Hisense 55H9E Overview

Hisense 55H9E was introduced in 2018. It has a LCD screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10.

We give Hisense 55H9E TV 62 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
72
VIDEO FEATURES
55
AUDIO FEATURES
26
OTHER FEATURES
46
CONNECTIVITY
78
FORMAT SUPPORT
56
OVERALL
62

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Hisense 55H9E.

The TV has strengths such as High Refresh Rate, Color Depth, Contrast Ratio and HDR10. And it has weaknesses sush as Low Number of Local Dimming Zones, Limited Viewing Angle, no 3D Capability, no HDR10+, no Dolby Vision, no Advanced HDR by Technicolor®, no IMAX Enhanced, no AMD Freesync™, no NVidia G-Sync, no 4K HFR, no 2K HFR, no VRR, no HGIG Compatibility, no Filmmaker Mode, no Dolby Atmos, no WiSA Ready and no NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0).

PROS
High Refresh Rate 👍
Color Depth 👍
Contrast Ratio 👍
HDR10 👍
CONS
Low Number of Local Dimming Zones 👎
Limited Viewing Angle 👎
No 3D Capability 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
No Dolby Vision 👎
No Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No AMD Freesync™ 👎
No NVidia G-Sync 👎
No 4K HFR 👎
No 2K HFR 👎
No VRR 👎
No HGIG Compatibility 👎
No Filmmaker Mode 👎
No Dolby Atmos 👎
No WiSA Ready 👎
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) 👎

Selected Features

VA Panel

Hisense 55H9E 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 55H9E.

BASICS
BrandHisense
Country VersionUSA
SeriesH9E
Model55H9E
Release Year2018
Size55"
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TechnologyLCD
LCD TechnologyULED
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Number of Local Dimming Zones10
ColorWide Color Gamut
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 billion
Brightness400 nits
Contrast Ratio3000∶1
Minimum Response Time6 ms
Input Lag35 ms
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
High dynamic range processing
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Upscaling4K Upscaler
Frame Interploation TechniqueUltra Smooth Motion
Frame Interpolation Frequency120 Hz
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
Noise Reduction
AUDIO
Speaker Power Rating10W x 2
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital Plus
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input (gigabit)
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0a
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CEC
USB Inputs2
USB 3.0 Ports1
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
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 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)48.5" x 28.3" x 2.6"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)48.5" x 30.6" x 9.1"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)54.1" x 33" x 5.6"
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Dimensions (W x H)400 mm x 200 mm
Wall mount screwM6
Weight Without Stand34.2 lbs
Weight With Stand35.3 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)46.3 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RF Antenna1
Remote
Universal Control Capability for remote

Successor

The 2018 H9E series has a successor - 2019 H9F series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.

UPGRADES Hisense 55H9F Hisense 55H9E
Backlight Type QLED LED
More Local Dimming Zones 132 10
Dolby Vision

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model 55H9F. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Hisense 55H9E vs Hisense 55H9F where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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