Hisense H8G Quantum Series 4K HDR TV Unboxing, Settings, Impressions

by birtanpublished on November 25, 2020

I don't know if you remember this but lg used to be called gold star and even though they went through a rebranding and a renaming they had a really tough time breaking into the ustv market especially with japanese titans out there like sony and toshiba and jvc well we know how that story ended and i think we're looking at something very similar with hisense welcome back everyone i'm caleb dennison today we are unboxing and setting up the hisense h8g it's an upgraded version of the h8 that we looked at uh earlier

And i think that you're going to find high sense is going to have a huge presence in the u.s very soon and it's going to put the hurt on tcl and vizio a little bit the h8g is definitely not one of the flagship tvs but it's up there and the value is going to be immense so we'll talk about that more in a second let's unbox this guy here's what's coming in the box with the tv you've got some uh product literature see uh the remote nothing real special uh feels kind of cheap honestly there is a google assistant button though

And that will feature prominently later then we have a couple of obviously pre-used aaa batteries a power cable some screws and some feet these are metal and they do come with little clips for cable management so here's a simple but nice touch there are actually two locations for the feet one towards the center one on the exterior if you don't have a whole lot of stand space you can go with the inside placement we've got plenty so we're going to go with the outside

That's a little bit more stable and then after that it's just a matter of screwing while we're down here let's just look at the connections there's two usb an optical there's a total of four hdmi ports 4k 60 only so no hdmi 2.1 stuff going on here and then curiously we have some actual av inputs which is interesting so for the price this is not a bad looking tv there is no real bezel around the edges here

We will see a little bit of a black border once we turn it on obviously there's a bit more of a bezel down along the bottom the matte legs are nice they don't call attention to themselves and they're sleek the most flashy thing on this tv is the high sense badge in the middle otherwise it looks really nice all right here we go if you recognize this screen uh that's right it's android tv h8g uh the g stands for google so let's get going and i'm actually going to speed this up for you a little bit because we don't

Need to see everything here but what you should expect is to accept some terms and conditions you may want to get logged into google if that's your thing do check your terms of service make sure that you're okay with it collecting location data and viewing data this is of course entirely up to you none of these choices are going to really impact your viewing experience it's really about privacy your high smart tv a4 is powered by android tv

This um well that's kind of interesting i thought it was the h8g uh probably called something else in asian markets and so they didn't change that interesting so earlier i said none of the decisions you were making were going to affect your viewing experience that seems to be different with the case here automatic content recognition picture mode auto adaptation sound mode auto adaptation i am going to not consent to these for now and circle

Back and see if they make any kind of difference for the full review all right google splash screen and obviously we have some more apps to install we'll get to that later let me turn down the volume so it's not bugging me and we obviously need to go straight to the settings because this tv is bright as all get out and the color is clearly not right so this should look really familiar let's get out of energy saving and i'm going to go with theater day because we do have a little bit of light

In here plus i'd want to start with a slightly brighter picture and let's move down here to advanced settings see what's in there overscan i don't need that on color temperature low um low okay i think it means warm let's play with this a little bit medium yeah okay so color temperature um we'll keep it at low that's a warmer color temperature motion enhancement let's turn that off we can play around with how that

Works later motion clearness is already off noise reduction medium that's fine we'll leave that stuff at default settings to see how this tv performs enhanced viewing angle that is playing with the contrast but i'm gonna leave that off for now and leave the color space auto that's for when we move into hdr calibration settings what did they put in here okay so we've got some gamma we can this is where we go in and adjust the color and the white balance and

Get the gamma where we want it normally i would go to 2.4 um and yeah i am i'm going to stick with that i'm going to go with 2.4 to get started that's before we do any measurements or adjustments and i am going to go ahead and apply the picture settings to all sources so that will take care of all our hdmi inputs but if i'm not mistaken we want to go into an app and adjust picture settings there that should cover all of the apps all right so it took me a second to

Figure out how to get to picture settings you need to press the button with the three lines on it hitting home just takes you back to the home screen and i am pleased to be wrong it's carried over my picture settings to the apps at least youtube so that's that's actually a really convenient feature yeah it looks like it retained my settings so when it says apply to all sources it appears to also include apps okay so i popped into netflix uh grabbed space force and i swear i see

Motion smoothing i'm gonna pause and i'm gonna check my settings because i believe that okay yeah we're in dolby vision bright which is what i wanted but apparently we need to go into advanced settings and turn off motion enhancement all right so it did maintain some essential settings but i'm really surprised to see motion smoothing turned on in dolby vision that's really too bad all right so with that turned off i know that dolby vision is set up correctly if

We want adobe vision bright and uh yeah we're definitely in dolby vision hisense claims about 700 nits for peak brightness on this tv and right now i am inclined to believe them all right so one of the things i really wanted to know was how well has hisense handled the operation of android tv and i gotta tell you i'm really surprised it's snappier than i expected it's not as snappy as the sony a9g or a8h

But it's totally respectable uh generally speaking when i use android tv i'm really frustrated because it can't keep up with my scrolling but there's no problem with that here and i'll show you uh when we want to load up netflix it opens right up now that's because i already opened it up and signed in but it's clearly keeping it in its queue so that when you go back into an app it's almost instantaneous access okay let's review what we've got so far

Unboxing painless the setup was a little bit funny there were definitely some moments there where i didn't understand the language that was being used but you know we can get over that i'll review it some more and we'll go through some of that in the full review video when we get there first impressions it's a bright tv even you know the theater mode which is usually darker and is in this case darker is still a very very bright setting

Um the colors are going to need some adjustment it is not super accurate out of the box like we see with super high-end tvs but that's to be expected to a certain degree one really weird thing that's happening right now is this tv is squealing at me it's very audible uh even from like the normal seating position especially when i'm up close it reminds me of the old flyback transformers in crt tvs but it doesn't have one of those so i think it's the power supply not really sure i'm going to ask hisense what's up

With that but what we really need to talk about here is the price this is a 65-inch tv with quantum dots android built in and it's seven hundred dollars contrast that with the tv that we just reviewed the sony a8h here's a link to that uh it's a banger that tv is twenty eight hundred dollars so we're talking about a two thousand one hundred dollar difference between that tv and this tv right off the bat i'm going to tell you this tv is going to present

An amazing value the question is how does it compare to other tvs in its price class that's something that we're definitely going to have to dig into with the review but my overall impressions right now are pretty good we're looking at about a hundred zones of local dimming and the uh blooming control looks pretty good so far just a couple of quick tests i'm highly encouraged and i'm definitely looking forward to the full review on this tv hey

Everyone thanks as always for watching given this is not exactly a top tier tv what do you want to see covered in the review hit me with a comment down below i'll do my best to accommodate you and of course always like subscribe hit that notification bell and visit digitaltrends.com for the latest tech news and reviews

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