Hisense 55H9F Review and Specs

Hisense 55H9F (USA version)

SCORE:
62

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • No
  • Hi-View™ Processor

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Hisense 55H9F Overview

Hisense 55H9F was introduced in 2019. 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 1000 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision.

We give Hisense 55H9F 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
68
VIDEO FEATURES
64
AUDIO FEATURES
24
OTHER FEATURES
44
CONNECTIVITY
71
FORMAT SUPPORT
51
OVERALL
62

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2019 H9F series is 2018 H9E series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES Hisense 55H9F Hisense 55H9E
Backlight Type QLED LED
More Local Dimming Zones 132 10
Dolby Vision Yes No

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

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Hisense 55H9F.

PROS
High Resolution 👍
High Refresh Rate 👍
LED Type 👍
High Number of Local Dimming Zones 👍
Color Depth 👍
HDR10 👍
Dolby Vision 👍
CONS
Limited Viewing Angle 👎
No 3D Capability 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
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

QLED Display with VA Panel

Hisense 55H9F has a QLED display which is a LED backlight LCD display with additional semiconductor nanocrystal layer that can produce pure monochromatic red, green, and blue light. Quantum dot displays are capable of producing wider color gamut compared to OLED displays and can even achieve a full coverage of BT.2020 color gamut. And together with Vertical Alignment (VA) type panel their contrast is comparable to the OLED displays with nearly perfect black levels.

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 55H9F.

BASICS
BrandHisense
CountryUSA
Series 2H9F
Model55H9F
Release Year2019
Size55"
Smart TVYes
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
Number of Local Dimming Zones132
ColorWide Color Gamut
Viewing AngleNo
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 billion
Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage70%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage93%
Brightness500 nits
Peak Brightness1000 nits
Contrast Ratio6000∶1
Minimum Response Time4 ms
Input Lag16 ms
VIDEO
3D CapabilityNo
HDR10Yes
HDR10+No
Dolby VisionYes
Dolby Vision IQNo
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®No
IMAX EnhancedNo
AMD Freesync™No
NVidia G-SyncNo
4K HFRNo
2K HFRNo
VRRNo
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Picture ProcessorHi-View™
Upscaling4K Upscaler
Frame Interploation TechniqueUltra Smooth Motion
Frame Interpolation Frequency480 Hz
Filmmaker ModeNo
Auto Low Latency ModeNo
Color EnhancerYes Ultra Color Enhancer
Noise ReductionYes
AUDIO
Speaker Power Rating10W x 2
DBXYes
Dolby AtmosNo
DTS Digital SurroundYes
DTS StudioSound™Yes
WiSA ReadyNo
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet InputYes
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothYes
Bluetooth Version5.0
ChromecastNo
Google HomeNo
Virtual AssistantYes Google Assistant
Works with AlexaYes
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0a
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECYes
USB Inputs2
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) InputsNo
Component InputsNo
Composite InputsYes
RCA Audio OutputsNo
3.5mm headphone Audio OutputYes
Optical Audio OutputYes
RS-232C RemoteNo
OTHER
Operating SystemAndroid
Internet BrowserYes
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 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)48.5" x 27.8" x 2.8"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)48.5" x 30.7" x 9.5"
VESA Wall MountYes
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)400 mm x 200 mm
Wall mount screwM6
Weight Without Stand31.5 lbs
Weight With Stand33.3 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RemoteYes
Universal Control Capability for remoteYes

Successor

The 2019 H9F series has a successor - 2020 H9G series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.

UPGRADES Hisense 55H9G Hisense 55H9F
More Local Dimming Zones 180 132
Dolby Atmos Yes No

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model 55H9G. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Hisense 55H9F vs Hisense 55H9G where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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