The ULED TV is not some new panel technology that you haven’t heard of, it’s Hisense’s mark for its luxury LCD sets that use LED backlights. Despite having achieved some success last year, the Chinese manufacturer has opted to ditch OLED for 2020 but claims that its cheaper ULED technology is more than a match, particularly when it comes to contrast. The Hisense 55U7QFTUK is a ULED TV, a UK-only 55 in 4 K HDR package, only one step down from the flagship model. With some exciting recent results for Hisense in terms of What Hi-Fi? Reviews, we’re excited to see what this stage can bring.
4K Ultra HD: Yes
BBC iPlayer: Yes
Pixel Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Contrast Ratio: 6000:1
Scart Sockets: No
Screen Size: 55
Motion Processing: 2500PCI
LED Backlight LED: Full Array
- Trust me; this is a direct-lit LED TV with local dimming capabilities. Via its Quantum Dot Color scheme, it offers more than one billion colours and claims a contrast value comparable to OLED. Throw in favour of both HDR10 + and Dolby Vision, and it all looks fantastic on screen.
- And the Hisense 55U7QFTUK is a decent-looking TV, definitely as decent as we would expect any mid-range TV to watch.
- It has a minimal bezel and its chrome, the one-piece stand is not only a nice aesthetic touch but also functional in terms of design and fit, giving it a maximum depth of 25 cm.
- As for storage, there are four HDMI 2.0 sockets, including ARC support, and two USB 2.0 ports for hard disc media playback. The Bluetooth is also available for wireless audio and an optical output for digital audio. Also, gamers are delighted to note that the input lag is intense at sub-20ms.
- There’s a digital tuner inside this kit, with the Freeview Play service built-in.
- Poor motion handling
- Lack of 4K detail
- Thin sound
The Hisense is ruined by bad motion handling, and it’s only worth considering if it’s heavily discounted. However, the VIDAA U4 Smart TV operating system is short on software. Netflix, Prime Video and YouTube are all present, but noteworthy absentees include Now TV, BT Sport, Apple TV, Google Play Movies & TV and Disney+.