Hisense 4K TV does Quantum Dot tech for way less

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Following on from its impressive 4K ULED Series 7 TVs from last year, Hisense has kicked things up a notch in 2017 by announcing two new series in its 4K ULED range with more to come later in the year.

The Series 8 will be available in 55-inch and 65-inch models, with an even sleeker take on the industrial design featured in last year's models, including neat cable management at the rear. 

Featuring a technology that Hisense has coined as 'HDR Supreme’, the televisions will provide wide colour gamut visuals and a peak brightness of 1000 nits -- a great improvement over the Series 7.  

Supremely dynamic

The Series 9 sets, which also boast 'HDR Supreme’ capability, are larger and even more advanced on the inside. Available in 75-inch and 85-inch, the Series 9 TVs will be the first Hisense displays offered in Australia to pack quantum dot technology.

Both the Series 8 and Series 9 range of 4K ULED TVs will also come equipped with a new and improved smart TV user interface dubbed VIDAA U, which promises to be faster and more streamlined. All television functions and apps will be accessible from an easy-to-use one-dimensional ribbon. VIDAA U will also be able to detect and label all connected external devices. 

The Series 8 and 9 4K ULED TVs will be available from July 2017. The 55-inch Series 8 is priced at $2,999 while the 65-inch will go for $3,999. The premium Series 9 TVs will set you back $7,999 for the 75-inch and $10,999 for the 85-inch.

Comparatively, Samsung’s quantum dot-boasting 88-inch Curved 4K SUHD TV has a retail price of $29,999, making Hisense’s 85-incher an incredible deal indeed.   

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.