Affordable HDR is here: Hisense unleashes its H8 series of televisions

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Earlier this year at CES, Hisense’s ULED H10 and H9 series TVs provided the wow factor, but the real star of the show might have been the company’s H8 series thanks to its combination of 4K, HDR, and a surprisingly affordable price point, considering the features. Initially slated to arrive in February, the series is now available.

The H8 series is available in 50-inchand 55-inch models, both of which offer multi-zone Full Array Local Dimming. The TVs play back HDR content in HDR10 format via both USB and the HDMI 2.0a input. The series also features smart TV features and built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

As with all new technologies, HDR initially came at a premium, but that is increasingly falling away. The 55-inch 55H8C has a retail price of $700, while the 50-inch 50H8C sells for $600.

The H8 isn’t the only series making its way to stores this month. Hisense’s H5 series is also available now, offering the company’s smart TV platform in sizes ranging from 32-inch to 55-inch, in either FHD or HD resolution, depending on size. The 55-inch 55H5C costs $500, the 50-inch 50H5C is $400, and the 43-inch 43H5C is $330, and all offer the company’s Ultra Smooth Motion feature, unlike the 40H5C and 32H5C, which sell for $280 and $200, respectively.

Hisense’s H4 of Roku TVs is also making its way to store shelves this month, offering more than 3,000 streaming channels and voice search via the Roku app for iOS and Android. There are four different models available, ranging from the 50-inch, 1080p 50H4C for $430 down to the 32-inch, 720p 32H4C, which sells for $200.

Finally, the company’s H3 line of feature TVs — meaning they don’t offer smart TV functionality — is finally fully available. While most of the line began shipping to stores in February, the 20-inch 20H3C finally made its way to stores starting last month.

All models mentioned here are available now nationwide, and come with a four-year warranty. For more information, see our CES coverage of Hisense’s 2016 TV lineup.


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