At a recent Hisense event, we were told that the XT880 would be coming soon to Chinese markets, but, at the time, no official plans to unleash it on the U.S. market were discussed. Well, the unofficial has been made official…officially. According to a recent statement, Hisense will show off the (take a deep breath, now) XT880 2160p 4K UHD 3D Smart TV to U.S. consumers at CES 2013.
We’ve already taken a close a look, and, although it is a site to behold, so are most 4K (Ultra HD) televisions. The question is – and will continue to be – one of content (or severe lack of it).
That said, Hisense is developing quite the reputation in bargain electronics. The XT880 is just as handsome as some of the competing Ultra HD TVs we’ve seen, so if it can out-limbo the competition in terms of dollar signs, it has the potential to make some real hay.
The television sports an ultra thin bezel, and will reportedly ship with a circular stand, as opposed to the criss-cross stand favored by the Chinese markets. The Wi-Fi-enabled XT880 comes in three sizes, 50-inch, 58-inch, and 65-inch, and it maximizs every bit of those measurements for screen real estate.
No word yet on precisely when the TV will be available to purchase, but give us native content and a palatable price point, and we’re on board, whenever the departure date may be.