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... although our trusty Samsung 50" plasma was rocking along fine, it had two distinct "issues" if you could ...
31 July 2018
We have recently had our lounge completely redecorated and although our trusty Samsung 50" plasma was rocking along fine, it had two distinct "issues" if you could call them that: the first is cost of running. A plasma screen is just expensive in the scheme of things compared to LED. The second being that even though we made the move to Sky Q and the ability therefore to have 4K, the TV wasn't capable, being 1080p.
So after reading various reviews etc, we opted for the Hisense.
On delivery, my wife was a tad concerned due to the sheer size of the box, but there's a a fair amount of (good) packaging.
Once installed, apart from the size, one other thing jumps out at you compared to the Samsung - the screen, although slightly reflective, isn't anything like as bad as the Samsung and in our room with four windows, it's much, much better.
The setup was easy and quick and one thing I really liked was the fact that, as we don't have a terrerstrial aerial attached, the TV didn't make us waste time searching for channels - it went straight into the network setup.
I do like having the Netflix and Amazon buttons and I am going to try to wean the wife and kids slowly away from Sky, simply due to the costs of it.
Two things have made me give this four stars rather than five.
Firstly, the mains lead supplied isn't really long enough. Given these things will often (like us) be wall mounted, that means the cable has a fair way to travel. This one barely reached through to floor level!
Secondly - despite Hisense's claims to the contrary, the sound is rather poor. Now, I was never expecting deep basses etc, but even between channels it can jump from so quiet you cannot hear a thing to blasting out! It is also, as you'd really expect, quite tinny.
However, so far, all in all it's a nice piece of kit for the price and the F1 in UHD (4K) was stunning.