Ultra high-definition or (4 K) television is now well within reach, so you can quickly pick up a big screen that holds four times as many pixels as your current HDTV at a fair price. Nevertheless, the Hisense 55AE7000FTUK from the Chinese supplier Hisense is very affordable. The Hisense 55AE7000FTUK is understated, but at least somewhat stylish, thanks to a few improvement from the usual dull designs on budget HDTVs.
Screen size: 55″/140cm
Panel: LCD, LED (Direct-lit, Dimming)
HDR: yes, HDR10+, HDR10, HLG
Wireless: WLAN, Bluetooth
Operating system: VIDAA U3.0
Voice assistants: Amazon Alexa
- It features two HDMI ports, three USB ports (including one USB 3.0), a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and an antenna/cable link are situated on the back of the device, to the left. Two HDMI 2.0 ports, along with an Ethernet port, optical audio output, and component and composite video input, face back.
- HDMI 2.0 ports support 4 K video at 60 frames per second; side HDMI ports can handle only 4 K at 30 fps, at best. A navigation pad that doubles as Channel Up / Down and Volume Up / Down control along with Power and Source buttons sit at the bottom left corner of the back of the TV.
- The included remote is plain, slightly curved, not backlit. It looks nice, with a prominent control pad underneath the thumb, and easy-to-find Back, Volume Up / Down, and playback keys. Four dedicated service buttons provide easy access to Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and YouTube without going through the HDTV Home app.
- Mediocre black levels and contrast.
- Long input lag.
The Hisense 55AE7000FTUK offers solid performance and 4K resolution in a very affordable package. Also, the half-inch bezel running around the screen is glossy black plastic, but slightly inward-angled on the top and sides to reduce the reflection of the bezel itself and add some variety.