Hisense H8F 4K HDR TV Review | Is Performance There For Value?

Hisense H8F 4K HDR TV Review | Is Performance There For Value?

Sure, it’s amazing you can get a 65-inch 4K HDR TV for as low as $650, but does the Hisense H8F deliver the picture performance to make it a real value? We dig in with both test patterns and real-world content to find out.

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  1. PowerSurge on May 3, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    what a great video. just truly objective data. no more "in my opinion this looks better". just facts. wish that this raw test been done to a few competing samsung sony lg models. so simple with the white and black boxes, but so informative

  2. David Trenschel on May 3, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    Christmas is coming where is the H9F review

  3. Andres Prieto on May 3, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    can’t beat a 55 inch one of these for 399

  4. Richard Cockerill on May 3, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    you think you are confused…ha i am 70 and looking for a new tv.70 you know growing up with B&W and probably a 10 inch screen…

  5. Ron Sullivan on May 3, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    I bought a 49 inch it was very good so decided to put that in the bedroom and buy a 65 inch for the livingroom both hisense by the way and the 65 inch is not as beautiful as the 49 inch very disappointing.

  6. rex ci gm on May 3, 2020 at 3:35 pm


  7. JAMES MILLS on May 3, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    Junk bought a 4k 50" about one year ago an the led back ground lights are going out.

  8. Danny Vang on May 3, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Do you have settings for the best calibration?

  9. Lakhvir Singh Saund on May 3, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    not sure why… I feel you emphasised more on negative points. Someone rightly said in the comments " people are interested in this brand because of low pricing”, but review is kinda demotivating 😉

  10. Rayyan Tahlilkar on May 3, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    Is this better than Samsung RU8000?

  11. integra on May 3, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    How about the H9F ??

  12. Jose Corchado on May 3, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    I’m the 1000 👍

  13. brian h Eardley on May 3, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    This tv is priced at $299 black Friday at BestBuy 2019

  14. Sum Dood on May 3, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    How does the performance of this tv compare to something at a similar price point, like the Vizio M Series Quantum, Mxx7 Series (M507 for example, not the 8 series you reviewed)?

  15. Doug Hopps on May 3, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    I tried a 55 in. Quantum Dot. the picture was very good but less than 1 week old the Sound went on me. Had to return it and bought a Samsung. I am very happy now.

  16. peter ryan on May 3, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    I loved your video, such a lot of techy stuff that went right over my head ,but loved to learn cheers for that ,my question would simply be about durability could you advise me on that score basically how long should one of these last,Right now we have a 43 jvc aprox 18 months old,and like a lot of us bloke s am pushing to get the bigger screen at a reasonable pric e ,thanks again,

  17. Klara Melo on May 3, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Thank you😎😍

  18. technics291 on May 3, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    oled perfect black ?sony maybe less so?? So sony isnt oled.
    You are biased, hence not trustworthy

  19. Mannix Mannix on May 3, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Great Tv- I just bought the new 50”inch H8/4K ANDROID-TV Beautiful picture. Im glade i bought it, better picture than my Samsung 55” inch in the living room

  20. Michael Holm on May 3, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Isn’t a ULED really an QLED tv Just Hisense used a U instead of a Q

  21. Vincent Hernandez on May 3, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    Is it 240hz ? Best Buy says it’s 60hz but Hisense website says 240?

  22. Johnny Chen on May 3, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Can you please review Hisense OLEDs

  23. GEE FAMiiLY03 on May 3, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Hello there I just bought this tv and I am enjoying it by far but??? May you do a video on connecting a surround sound or home theatre for better sound.thank you for your time

  24. Stiaga Crevty on May 3, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Ive got this tv coming in a few days..i hope its ok..im using it strictly for gaming

  25. Larry Wilson on May 3, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    I will be getting this TV in a couple days. My first flatscreen TV was a refurbed Hisense Google TV, and while it’s been occasionally cranky over the past five years, it’s only now starting to fail me. I’m definitely looking forward to it. I originally wanted to get the H9F, but it seems to have been discontinued, and I didn’t want to wait until the next generation comes out, plus the TCL 6-Series would require me either to get a new stand immediately or to put the TV on the floor until I get a new stand.

  26. stubones on May 3, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    98% of people will over the moon with the image quality, especially if they’re upgrading from a smaller, lower res TV. I bought a cheap 49" full HD JVC TV 4 years ago and we watch movies and TV quite happily on it. The reviewer here would probably trash the image quality.

  27. SDOTcar5 !!! on May 3, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Where is the entertainment center from? Do you have a link?

  28. Mark Maxwell on May 3, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    For the average person who wants a tv with all the features possible l think its great value.
    Not everyone has two grand to spend on a TV.
    And the smaller the screen 55 inch for example the better the picture usually looks.
    I think the Hisense has the edge over the TCL in the look and overall design.
    And l prefer the remote and the android interface.
    A great TV at the "price point"

  29. Carl corby on May 3, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    You can not unlock "Unknown sources" on this TV or the H9F ..I called Tech Support they told me no you can not…told me I could use a external device… there is not mark in the security section under "Unknown sources" to toggle back and forth to do it…had Tv two days now… I am thinking about sending this thing back..Unreal..Locking this TV UP… Anyone know how to fix it? I can not even put google chorme on this Tv…

  30. Dummie Thiqq on May 3, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    Why would you compare this to the TCL 6 series? That one is 150 bucks more at the same size. You should be comparing this to the 5 series.

  31. Frankie on May 3, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    Easy Pass got this exact TV on Christmas sale had to replace it twice because it doesn’t work well with receiver and soundbar

  32. tom0900060 on May 3, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    great TV, love to see more chinese brands compete with overpriced samsung and sony.

  33. necrojoe on May 3, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    You mention this is a great bright room TV. What 50" (that’s my absolute max size) TV would you recommend for a NOT bright room, specifically watching in a dark bedroom?

  34. michael on May 3, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Imagine if a bird flew in the room and pooped on Calebs head?

  35. Davidde Ascenzi on May 3, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    Local dimmer OFF!!!!!!

  36. Gilberto Silva on May 3, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    Thinking of getting a Hisense H8F, can we record live tv through USB ? Also, does it have Freeview Play?

  37. Brian Mcpherson on May 3, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Hisense 55” 7300

  38. Digital Trends on May 3, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Is this TV worth the value? Comment below.

  39. Daniel Longatti on May 3, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Is this the same as the r8 model

  40. Whitie in Vermont on May 3, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Hisense customer service sucks if you have any issues with your TV. I spent over two months trying to get them to honor the warranty. I had to jump through hoops with sending several different pictures, changing case numbers, tons of emails and phone calls. They sent me a lesser pos TV to replace the one I had. It’s cost about half of the original purchase price and there was nothing I could do.

  41. David Yackell on May 3, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Any improvements for this brand in 2020? Looking to replace our 8-9 year old Vizio. Suggestions? Thanks 👍

  42. Isaac Brown on May 3, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    I don’t see a Hisense H9F review on Digital Trends. Can we get one with a comparison against TCL 6 series? Thanks!

  43. I Like My Own Comments on May 3, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Disappointment. I wanted to give them a chance. I will stick with TCL.

  44. Rare, Collectible & Cool on May 3, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Looking at this Hisense H8F in a 55" OR a Vizio Quantam M series 50" both $400. In terms of quality (Longevity) motion handling and picture quality, which one is better?! I’m utterly torn and will be exchanging a 50" Samsung RU7100 which has great colors and HDR for the $, but can’t handle motion or upscale well at all!

  45. Rick Dawkins on May 3, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    349.99 It was worth it. 🤘😬🤘

  46. Mike Adam on May 3, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Bought this 2017 TCL P607 2 years ago as it was the best budget 4k tv for gaming now I bought the 2019 Hisense H8F for my other room. Im not sure now which one I should use as my main tv for mainly watching netflix and Gaming. Which one is better. Thank You in advance

  47. JohntechFL on May 3, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Would the netflix test be a good test since its quality is dependent on your internet connection and server load?

  48. Todd Whiten on May 3, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    The very first thing to do is turn off all the crap he’s testing instant 80% increase in picture with actual perfect blacks

  49. Dn3 on May 3, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    is there an evident difference between the 50" with 32 dimming zones and the 55" with 56 zones?

  50. Jay Knykiel on May 3, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Something to note we purchased our 55H8F on 11-12-19. . First, there were two updates immediately when I powered the TV on and I waited till both installed. I have the 55H8F and after making my settings with Local Dimming off, but setting Backlight to under 50 and setting the Active Contrast to Low or Medium under Advanced Settings the black level is superb ( HDR and Dolby Vision Back Light is set at 90 ), there is little crush and with HDR material and Dolby Vision from Disney+ (Start Wars Rogue One). . . the contrast ratio is very good and bright levels (like camera passing the glaring sun) the performance seems excellent. We watch TV in our larger living room with a bias light behind the TV and just one other light in an upper corner rear corner providing some indirect light of a wall and portion of the ceiling. In the daytime, we have a row of east facing windows but use partial shades to reduce lighting a bit.
    I also make use of the "Standard" picture setting with it’s own settings for daytime viewing and sports. . . . rather than use the either of the Theater Modes. For brighter room conditions. . it seems to work very well.

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