Hisense 55R8F5 Review and Specs
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Hisense 55R8F5 (USA version)

SCORE:
87

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
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  • Hi-Viewโ„ข Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Hisense 55R8F5 Overview

Hisense 55R8F5 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 55R8F5 TV 87 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
68
CONNECTIVITY
88
FORMAT SUPPORT
77
OVERALL
87

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Hisense 55R8F5.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
High Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘
Full-Array Dimming ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth ๐Ÿ‘
Does Not Work with Alexa ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
Limited Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No HDR10+ 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 NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2020 R8F5 series is 2019 R8F series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES Hisense 55R8F5 Hisense 55R8F
Higher Refresh Rate 100 Hz/120 Hz 100 Hz/120 Hz
Dolby Atmos โœ” โœ–

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the predecessor - model 55R8F. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Hisense 55R8F5 vs Hisense 55R8F where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

VA Panel

Hisense 55R8F5 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 55R8F5.

BASICS
BrandHisense
CountryUSA
Series 2R8F5
Model55R8F5
Release Year2020
Size55"
Smart TVโœ”
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 TypeLED
LED TypeDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Backlight NameFull Array LED
Number of Local Dimming Zones56
Viewing Angleโœ–
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 billion
Peak Brightness700 nits
VIDEO
3D Capabilityโœ–
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ–
Dolby Visionโœ”
Dolby Vision IQโœ–
HLGโœ”
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎโœ–
IMAX Enhancedโœ–
AMD Freesyncโ„ขโœ–
NVidia G-Syncโœ–
4K HFRโœ–
2K HFRโœ–
VRRโœ–
HGIG Compatibilityโœ–
Picture ProcessorHi-Viewโ„ข
Upscaling4K Upscaler
Frame Interploation TechniqueUltra Smooth Motion
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz
Filmmaker Modeโœ–
Auto Low Latency Modeโœ–
Noise Reductionโœ”
AUDIO
Speaker Power Rating10W x 2
DBXโœ–
Dolby Atmosโœ”
DTS Digital Surroundโœ”
DTS StudioSoundโ„ขโœ”
WiSA Readyโœ–
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Inputโœ”
Wi-Fiโœ”
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11 a/b/g/[a]c
Bluetoothโœ”
Chromecastโœ–
Google Homeโœ–
Virtual Assistantโœ” Google Assistant
Works with Alexaโœ”
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)โœ”
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECโœ”
USB Inputs1
USB 3.0 Portsโœ–
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputsโœ–
Component Inputsโœ–
Composite Inputsโœ”
RCA Audio Outputsโœ–
3.5mm headphone Audio Outputโœ”
Optical Audio Outputโœ”
RS-232C Remoteโœ–
OTHER
Operating SystemRoku
Internet Browserโœ”
Parental Control (V-Chip)โœ”
Teletextโœ–
Closed Captionsโœ”
On-Screen Display LanguagesEnglish/French/Spanish
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPโœ”
AV1โœ–
AVIโœ”
ASFโœ–
DivXโœ”
Flash Videoโœ–
H.263โœ”
H.264โœ”
H.265โœ”
MKVโœ”
M2TSโœ–
MP4โœ”
MPEG-4โœ”
QuickTimeโœ–
RealVideoโœ–
TSโœ–
VC-1โœ–
VP7โœ–
VP8โœ–
VP9โœ–
VOBโœ–
VROโœ–
WebMโœ–
WMVโœ”
Xvidโœ–
AUDIO FORMATS
AACโœ”
AC4โœ–
AIFFโœ–
ALACโœ–
APEโœ–
aptXโœ–
eAAC+โœ”
EAC3โœ–
FLACโœ”
HE-AACโœ–
LPCMโœ–
M4Aโœ–
MIDIโœ”
MP2โœ–
MP3โœ”
OGGโœ–
RealAudioโœ–
WMAโœ”
WAVโœ”
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPโœ–
GIFโœ”
JPEGโœ”
JPSโœ–
MPOโœ–
PNGโœ”
TUNER
Digital Tunerโœ” 1
SAT Tunerโœ–
Analog TunerNTSC
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)โœ–
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 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 Mountโœ”
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 200 mm
Wall mount screwM6
Weight Without Stand28.7 lbs
Weight With Stand29.8 lbs
ACCESSORIES
Remoteโœ”
Universal Control Capability for remoteโœ”
WARRANTY
Warranty1 Year

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