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Hisense has introduced its new 2021 line-up of home AV products, including laser and other TVs, including the premium ULED Series along with soundbars.
The TVs feature new technologies like ULED XD Dual-Cell and 8K; upgrades like Quantum Dot and ultra-high-speed HDMI 2.1; screen sizes that span 32 to 120-inches; and multiple content platforms and smart home capabilities.
Lindsay Takashima, Vice President of Sales at Hisense Canada, says the brand is now among the top-five TV brands in Canada and was the “fastest-growing among the top five brands by units.”
“The company’s continued growth and rapid rise in rankings is a testament to our success in Canada,” he adds. “We’re continuing to build on our high-performing and high-quality products to bring even more options to the market in 2021 for consumers to have a premium viewing experience.”
Hisense’s U9DG Series features the brand’s Dual-Cell technology, which works by layering a luminance control panel behind the 4K panel to manage grayscale and colour more precisely. This television, which features over two million dimming zones, reaches a static contrast ratio of 150,000:1.
It also features Quantum Dot technology, Dolby Vision IQ, ultra-high-speed HDMI, HDR10+/HDR10/HLG, IMAX enhanced, Filmmaker Mode, Dolby Atmos from the TV’s built-in speakers, eARC and WiSA Ready, the U9DG. Built-in microphones and smart features, such as far-field voice control and integrated Google Assistant, make the TV a smart home hub. It’s available in a 75-inch screen and with a thin bezel design.
The U800GR Series 8K Roku TV with ULED premium technology offers 33 million pixels and four times more depth and clarity than a 4K TV, says Hisense. The U800GR Series features ULED Premium Technology, Quantum Dot technology, up to 1,000 nits peak brightness, >7,000:1 contrast, 120Hz refresh rate, and up to 180 local dimming zones on its 75” screen. There’s also an 8K AI Upscaler that analyzes the picture frame-by-frame and automatically adjusts pixels to optimize shadows and brightness.
Hisense Roku TVs offer a customizable home screen, thousands of free and paid streaming channels, and advanced features like fast and easy search across top channels. The Roku home screen puts your favourite entertainment in one place so it’s easier to watch what you want, including live TV, news, sports, movies, popular shows, and more. The U800GR also features Apple Airplay, and alongside the voice remote, you can use Alexa-enabled devices and/or Google Assistant to control the TV.
In addition to 4K Quantum Dot technology, the U88G now features Dolby Vision IQ, ultra-high-speed HDMI 2.1, high contrast ratio, up to 360 FALD zones and 1,500 nits peak brightness. There’s also IMAX enhanced, Filmmaker Mode, Dolby Vision IQ, and HDR10+/HDR10. Audio is enhanced with Dolby Atmos, eARC, and comes WiSA Ready. The U88G also includes a newly designed anti-glare, anti-reflection screen and floating glass display.
In-bezel microphones and far-field voice offer smart home controls. With integrated Google Assistant, the U88G series can control lights and thermostats, add items to grocery lists, or pull up and play favourite shows – all without needing a voice remote. The Android TV platform brings more than 400,000 movies and shows, plus video streaming from Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, and others. The U88G will be available in 55 and 65-inch sizes.
Designed for gamers, the new U78G series is available in 55, 65 and 75-inch screen sizes, and features Game Mode Pro and ultra-high-speed HDMI 2.1. The new Game Mode Pro recognizes gaming sequences and automatically optimizes display settings. The automatic low-latency mode (ALLM) and variable refresh rate (VRR) deliver smooth, fluid game play by minimizing input lag, screen jitter, and frame tearing, says Hisense. The result is “instant response times, minimal motion blur and halo effects, and immersive surround sound.”
The U78G Series brings upgrades in picture quality as well, including 120Hz refresh rate, 6,000:1 contrast ratio, and 1,000 nits peak brightness. Like the U88G, it offers IMAX enhanced, Filmmaker Mode, Dolby Vision IQ, and HDR10+/HDR10, along with premium audio enhancements such as Dolby Atmos and eARC; and it’s WiSA Ready.
The new U78G Series also features Android TV, built-in Google Assistant, and the addition of far-field voice control so you can adjust the lights, turn up the volume, order a pizza and do far more right from the TV, using your voice.
The U68G Series offers Android TV and comes in a variety of screen sizes, including 50, 55, 65, and 75-inch. Featuring ULED technology, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, HDR10, 60Hz refresh rate, high contrast ratio, up to 60 FALD zones, and 600 nits peak brightness, there are options and upgrades like Filmmaker Mode, HDR10+, built-in Google Assistant, and Chromecast.
Hisense is also offering a variety of screen size options for its new A68G 4K Smart TV Series, from 43 to 85-inches.
Additionally, there’s the L5 4K ultra short throw laser cinema along with built-in speakers with dbx-tv cinematic sound, Android TV, and a 120” ALR projector screen.
For audio, Hisense’s new soundbars are compact, all-in-one options. There are three models in the new line: the HS214 (108 watts), HS218 (200 watts), and the HS512 (380 watts), which come equipped with Bluetooth, custom Sound Modes, and a wireless subwoofer (HS218 and HS512 only).
The HS214 includes Pure Surround for hearing detail outside the screen, “from the loudest explosions to the quietest sound effects,” says Hisense. The HS218 comes with four speakers and professional master-level sound effect tuning. The HS512, meanwhile, includes Dolby Atmos for presenting individual sounds from all directions.
Hisense soundbars also feature EzPlay which allows you to control the soundbars with a Hisense remote. EzPlay will be available for all current and new soundbars through a software update and will be compatible with the U78G, U88G, and U9DG Series TVs.
The U9DG Series and U800GR series will be available in the Fall; the U88G series in May, the U78G series in the summer, and the soundbars this Spring. The U68G and A68G series as well as the L5 Laser Cinema are all available now.