Hisense is one of many TV manufacturers with a presence at CES 2022, showcasing a variety of new innovations in the video space, from new mini LED offerings to the QLED series, new laser technologies, and soundbars to complement the experience.
Hisense says it grew its QLED unit sales by 128.7% in 2021 when compared to 2020, while laser TV sales grew 659.7%.
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In 2022, Hisense’s ULED Series with Quantum Dot technology will come in larger screen size options in the 75- and 85-inch categories. Hisense will also introduce the Google TV platform and premium technology upgrades like Mini LED options and next-generation gaming features like FreeSync.
Hisense’s new premium U9H TV introduces Mini LED to the 2022 lineup, delivering HDR performance with a bright picture, vivid colours, and excellent contrast, says the company. Through Hisense’s proprietary ULED technology with Quantum dots, viewers can make automatic adjustments in real-time, continuous scene-by-scene modifications, and fine-tune each frame down to the pixel. The U9H’s upgraded processor delivers faster, smoother performance and responsiveness, while the 120Hz native refresh rate offers smooth motion.
The U9H reaches 2,000 nits of peak brightness and features more than 1,280 full-array local dimming zones. It offers QLED technology, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Vision IQ, and, for gamers, auto low latency mode (ALLM), Game Mode Pro, variable refresh rate (VRR) and FreeSync via the ultra-high speed HDMI ports.
The U9H also offers the newly integrated NEXTGEN TV ATSC 3.0 tuner and an upgraded audio package with a unique design featuring embedded speakers in both the top and bottom of the TV for a surround sound experience. eARC, WISA, and a 2.1.2 audio channel configuration take this further to create an immersive audio experience with spatial audio in Dolby Atmos.
It is scheduled to be available some time in late summer 2022.
In 2021, the U8 Series was one of Hisense’s most popular TVs, and this year’s version, available late summer 2022, features a Mini LED upgrade paired with Hisense’s ULED technology and Quantum Dot. It also comes in a new 75-inch option. It comes equipped with 120Hz refresh rate, peak brightness up to 1,500 nits, and picture upgrades like IMAX enhanced, Filmmaker Mode, Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby IQ, and HDR10+. There are audio enhancements like Dolby Atmos for immersive sound, alongside eARC and WiSA support. Next-gen gaming features like ultra-high-speed HDMI, auto-low-latency mode, variable refresh rate, Freesync, and the Game Mode Pro setting will make the U88H Series particularly appealing to gamers.
With growing interest in free, live over-the-air broadcast, especially local news, sports and network content, the newly integrated NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) offers an excellent upgrade, bringing even more content options to viewers with 4K HDR, Dolby Audio and the latest broadcast upgrades. In-bezel microphones, far-field voice capability, the embedded Google Assistant and Works-with-Alexa functionality mean the U88H can be the central hub of a smart home ecosystem.
Another series that’s great for gaming is the U78H Series (late summer), which continues to include Game Mode Pro as with the 2021 models, ultra-high-speed HDMI ports, auto low latency mode (ALLM), and up to 120 fps variable refresh rate for smooth, fluid game play. Upgrades include IMAX Enhanced, Filmmaker Mode, Dolby Vision IQ, HDR 10/10+/adaptive, QLED, FreeSync and the newly integrated NEXTGEN TV ATSC 3.0 tuner. Premium audio enhancements include Dolby Atmos, eARC, and WiSA. The TV also now comes in a new, larger 85-inch size.
As the value TV in the line, the U68H, which will also be available in the summer, has been upgraded to include more screen sizes, picture upgrades like QLED, Dolby Vision IQ, HDR 10/10+/adaptive, Filmmaker Mode, 60Hz native refresh rate, ultra-high-speed HDMI, Game Mode Plus, variable refresh rate functionality, and the new addition of far-field voice control and integrated Google Assistant.
Hisense is upgrading its entire QLED TV line to include the Google TV operating system, which will afford access to more than 400,00 movies and TV shows, live TV, and apps like YouTube, Netflix, Crave, Prime Video, Disney+, and more. Each person in the household can have their own unique profile, including kids, with access to their apps, subscriptions, and viewing history, along with personalized recommendations. Additionally, you can cast from a smartphone to the TV and use hands-free voice built into all Hisense QLED Google TVs to search and access content, get answers to questions, and control the TV and other connected smart home devices.
Alongside the QLED TV line, Hisense is introducing the A68H series, which comes in sizes from 43 up to 75 inches and focuses on budget and affordability. Boasting the Google TV upgrade as well, they feature Dolby Vision HDR+/HDR10; eARC via the TVs’ ultra-high-speed HDMI ports; auto low latency mode; and Dolby Atmos.
In addition to Hisense’s Google TV line-up, the company also offers a line of Roku TVs in a range of sizes and features. The U6GR marries popular QLED technology with the Roku OS, also featuring the Dolby Vision + Dolby Atmos package. The 4K R63 series packs popular features like Dolby Vision/HDR10, DTS Virtual:X, and high-speed HDMI ports in addition to the popular Streaming Channels store. The 2K H4 series combines access to over 150,000 TV shows and movies with a budget-friendly package. Roku TVs give you access to private listening through the Roku mobile app and are compatible with Apple Airplay and HomeKit.
Hisense’s proprietary VIDAA operating system returns in 2022 with the A7GV series, with plans for availability by spring. Further improvements to the UI include universal search functionality, Bluetooth implementation, improvements to speed and customization of your home screen and better compatibility with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice companions. Compatible apps include Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney +, Facebook Watch, DAZN, and more, will roll out to supported televisions later this year. The A7GV brings Wide Color Gamut to the feature set as well for a more realistic and colourful easy-to-use experience.
L9G Trichroma Laser TV
For consumers looking for premium Laser TV technology, the L9G features Hisense’s Trichroma laser engine and reaches up to 3,000 lumens peak brightness. And this year, The L9G adds Dolby Vision, for better brightness, contrast, colour, and detail.
PX1-PRO Trichroma Laser Cinema
Alongside its QLED lineup, Hisense is introducing the PX1-PRO Trichroma Laser Cinema (Spring), the newest 4K ultra short throw projector with Hisense’s Trichroma laser engine. Hisense developed a new digital lens focus system for the PX1-PRO to enable a sharp picture from 90 to 130-inches diagonal. Customers can also choose their preferred screen for more freedom in customizing their home theatres.
With pure red, green and blue lasers, the PX1-PRO reaches more than a billion colours and features 4K resolution, a 60Hz native refresh rate, Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Filmmaker Mode. Along with premium audio features such as Dolby Atmos playback and WiSA Ready capabilities as well as ultra-high-speed HDMI ports to support eARC and auto low latency mode, PX1-PRO offers premium entertainment options. The Android TV operating system brings an array of content and built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Google Assistant, and Works with Alexa capabilities helps PX1-PRO perfectly integrate with smart home ecosystems.
L5G 4K Smart Laser TV
With increasing screen sizes and growing interest in a cinema-quality viewing experience, Hisense is upgrading the L5 Series to add a blue light laser, Dolby Vision, Filmmaker Mode, embedded 30W speakers, Dolby Atmos, and an Android TV OS.
Additionally, the L5G, which is available now, offers ultra-high-speed HDMI and eARC capabilities. The new HDMI upgrades give gamers smooth, lag-free gaming with auto low latency mode and automatically adjusting settings. Get it in 100 and 120-inch sizes in a lightweight, easy-to-install ambient light rejecting screen.
In addition to its TV lineup, Hisense is expanding its soundbar offerings to enhance the TV watching experience, offering both A and U-Series products. Both 2022 Hisense soundbars feature Dolby Atmos and EzPlay, enabling users to control the soundbar volume with their Hisense TV remote. The new soundbars include the AX2017G (280W) with built-in sub delivers premium audio features like 280W of total power, HDMI eARC, Dolby Atmos; and the U3120G (power output to be determined) featuring 3.1.2 audio channels and Dolby Atmos sound. It also features nine speakers including two dedicated up-firing speakers, and HDMI eARC. The AX2107G will be available in the spring and the U3120G in the summer.