Hisense 55R8F (USA version)
- 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) ULED Display
- HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
- Full Array Local Dimming
- Hi-View™ Processor
- Ethernet, Wi-Fi
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Hisense 55R8F was introduced in 2019. It has a ULED 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 and Dolby Vision.
We give Hisense 55R8F TV 85 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.
Pros and Cons
In this section we highlight pros and cons of Hisense 55R8F.
|Full Array Local Dimming|
|DTS Digital Surround|
|Works with Alexa|
|Limited Viewing Angle|
|No IMAX Enhanced|
|No AMD Freesync™|
|No NVidia G-Sync|
|No 4K HFR|
|No 2K HFR|
|No Dolby Atmos|
|No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)|
Hisense 55R8F 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 56 zones.
Hisense 55R8F 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.
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.
In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Hisense 55R8F.
|Actual Size (Diagonal)||54.6"|
|Resolution||4K UHD (3840 x 2160)|
|Refresh Rate||100 Hz/120 Hz|
|LED Type||Direct LED|
|Backlight Dimming||Full Array Local Dimming|
|Backlight Name||Full Array LED|
|Number of Local Dimming Zones||56|
|Color Depth||1.07 billion|
|Peak Brightness||700 nits|
|Dolby Vision IQ|
|Advanced HDR by Technicolor®|
|Frame Interploation Technique||Ultra Smooth Motion|
|Frame Interpolation Frequency||240 Hz|
|Auto Low Latency Mode|
|Speaker Power Rating||10W x 2|
|DTS Digital Surround|
|Wi-Fi Frequency||2.4 GHz, 5 GHz|
|Wi-Fi Protocol||802.11 a/b/g/[a]c|
|Virtual Assistant||Google Assistant|
|Works with Alexa|
|HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)|
|USB 3.0 Ports|
|RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs||1|
|IF (Satellite) Inputs|
|RCA Audio Outputs|
|3.5mm headphone Audio Output|
|Optical Audio Output|
|Parental Control (V-Chip)|
|On-Screen Display Languages||English/French/Spanish|
|NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)|
|Digital Terrestrial TV System||ATSC|
|Power Supply||AC 120 V, 60 Hz|
|Power Consumption (Typical)||180 W|
|Power Consumption (In Standby)||0.5 W|
|Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)||48.4" x 28.1" x 2.8"|
|Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)||48.4" x 30.7" x 9.2"|
|VESA Wall Mount|
|VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)||300 mm x 200 mm|
|Wall mount screw||M6|
|Weight Without Stand||28.7 lbs|
|Weight With Stand||29.8 lbs|
|Universal Control Capability for remote|
The 2019 R8F series has a successor - 2020 R8F5 series. Let us now display the changes that the successor brought.
|UPGRADES||Hisense 55R8F5||vs||Hisense 55R8F|
|Higher Refresh Rate||100 Hz/120 Hz||vs||100 Hz/120 Hz|
|DOWNGRADES||Hisense 55R8F5||vs||Hisense 55R8F|
For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model 55R8F5. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Hisense 55R8F vs Hisense 55R8F5 where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.