Hisense U8G Review (2021): The Best Available Android TV
The remote has quick buttons to take you to Netflix, Disney +, Main Video, YouTube, Tubi TV, and Peacock. The remote also has backlighting and Bluetooth connectivity. You will need to pair it with the TV in the first setup.
The $ 1,000 price tag for the 55-inch model means the U8G looks and feels more like a premium option than our favorite affordable TCLs and Vizios. However, its direct competitors are upgrades such as Samsung QN90A.
In this league, it’s very well done. Solid local darkening helps with black levels, and it has bright HDR highlights through HDR10 + and Dolby Vision support.
AMD Freesync makes this a great TV to use with my Radeon graphics card on my gaming computer Formula 1 2021. The high refresh rates are even more impressive as the racing games. It works almost as well as a computer monitor as it does a TV, a trend I’m glad to see. descending from higher end TVs this year.
I haven’t used the TV in a brighter setting (my review screen has no windows), but those with brighter spaces might want it to have a new counter-reflective film. which would have limited the glare. One thing I noticed and loved was the Filmmaker Mode, which eliminated post processing but retained the color and frame rates for movie viewing. It’s even better when watching older movies Luke’s Hand is cold, which can see the color degree of perfection from the box.
There’s also a Game Mode, which supports the highest frame rates from the PlayStation and Xbox consoles, and a Sports Mode, which simplifies the movement of watching fast-paced events-great for the Olympics and watching my beloved Portland Timbers.
In terms of interface, it breaks the competition from both LG and Samsung. Android TV has come a long way because it has awesome apps and feels super clunky. Nowadays, it’s pretty much the same as the Roku, which has a much better voice assistant.
The interfaces are free of ads, and they pull shows from all the paid services Covid expects when I subscribe. The main screen works in a way that most other interfaces don’t. Even switching between inputs is easier to feel, thanks to all the buttons for services people use (save Tubi and Peacock).
If you mix its ease of use with its excellent screen, good processing, and 120-Hz refresh rate to play 4K, it’s really hard to find anything you don’t like about the U8G, other than its price .
You can get a cheaper TCL or Vizio model that is just as pretty and does everything very well, but this model seems to look nicer than that. It has a solid price -to -performance ratio, especially compared to the more expensive models from Sony and Samsung.
If you’re following a TV that works for gaming, sports, and watching movies at home, and you like Google’s wallless garden, the U8G is worth the punishment.