High Sense or Nonsense?
The Hisense was bought as a second TV for the bedroom and, still to this day, hasn’t had a massive amount of use. The infrequent use was one of the reasons we opted for a lower end brand that offered Smart TV functionality at a good price. It also had a 3 year warranty which sealed the deal.
For a Smart TV this thing is as thick as a brick. The operating system is some random software that is nigh on impossible to navigate and the App Store doesn’t have anything you’d need. It’s full of random international apps; it’s easier to get the app fo...r countless Chinese movie sites or the app for ABC America (Tampa, Florida, to be really specific!) than iView for ABC Australia. All of the Australian FTA apps (iView, SBS, Freeview) are accessed via a pop up icon whenever the live channel is selected. This works well on the proviso that the live channel can actually be picked up by the TV. Since owning this TV it has randomly stopped receiving both the ABC and SBS channels for weeks on end for no reason despite countless attempts to retune it. We are in a good reception area. If it can’t pick up the channel the app option disappears and there is no other way to launch the app. We could return it under warranty but it’d be sure to right itself (i.e. pick up the channels) when tested and we can’t be bothered wth the hassle. It’s infuriating in the extreme. It’s meant to be smart, is actually dumb and now all smart functionality is bypassed via an Apple TV which plugs into the side(and is terrific). Positives? Netflix button on the remote is handy but gimmicky and the overall picture quality is genuinely good for an LCD TV. Just wish we’d saved a few dollars and bought the less smart (if that’s possible) version.
I bought this TV few months ago. I was reluctant at the beginning because its not one of the popular and well known names or brands I know. I bought it because of the reasonable price but to my surprise, its great for the money. Will buy it again, no doubt
Purchased in February 2019 at Walmart for $249.00.
The tv it’s self good value at first bought at Jbhifi..... suddenly it comes to changing channels stays on play review have to switch tv off and on going on for sometime still going it’s annoying I cannot get rid of it even though the tv is fully updated if I would’ve known this tv would do this would not of bought it....
Hisense TVs are the worst products ever made would never recommend buying their products poor quality don’t buy tvs.
Purchased in December 2018 at Jbhifi for $799.00.
Not Very User Friendly
Bought this T.V. for the bedroom. Only comes with Quick Set Up Guide. The User Manual you need to download from the internet and much to my dismay, has very little information regarding the operation and features of the t.v. Picture quality is o.k. and sound is o.k. with a few different options to change, i.e. Music, Movie, Standard, User. I find it works best on standard. As someone who likes to set Timer Recordings I don't find this T.V. very User Friendly. You can't use the Arrow buttons to select your time inputs, having to do it manually w...ith the numeric buttons. Also, the yellow button for the EPG Schedule programme Record List won't show me the list of my scheduled 'set to record' programmes. It brings up the box, but it brings it up empty, even though I have many programmes set to record. Other t.v.'s have this same Yellow Button feature, so I should imagine it should work the same. It doesn't! Extremely frustrating! In order to see my Scheduled Programme Record List, I have to go through the entire menu system to locate the list. Also doesn't highlight the programmes I've set to record in the EPG list. Once again, very frustrating. Also does not show you the days of the week, only the dates. And the most annoying aspect of this t.v. is the Menu being really small, it does not fill the entire screen, only a very small box in the centre of the screen, so you have to squint to read all the EPG information! Another thing I've discovered is, playback on recorded programmes in HD will flicker, so recording in HD would not be recommended unless you can put up with that. Besides these issues, I'm happy enough with the picture quality and sound. But the conclusion here would be if you do a lot of Timer Recording then this is not an ideal t.v. Other t.v.'s have a much more simplistic way of setting timer record.
- Verified purchase
pretty quality, sound could be better
i have own mine since feb and the sound could be better. I do need to get a better sound bar for her but for now it is working fine.
my kids love the tv and happy kids are the best part.
communication was easy.
I managed to break my remote and Hisense sent me a new one for free.
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Nice cheap good quality tv 3 years warranty
This TV is probably the cheapest in its category for 32 inch but comes with a standard 3 year warranty not just one year and you don't have to buy and additional warranties. Its Hisense so its a well known brand. The quality is great - I bought a cheaper unbranded model and the screen was affected within 6 months so had to return it and swapped it for this. When at the lower price of the market its the warranty that sets this apart from everything else. Perhaps the only negative is the TV guide menu is not as user friendly so get a demo of this first and compare with the next Hisense on offer. Go to Harvey Norman - The Good Guys at Alexandria had terrible service!
Schedule recording, great picture even from my indoor antenna. HD stations are crisp and clear. The sound from the speakers is not of high quality but if need to a sound bar will work well. The channels were easy to set up and I am very happy with this purchase.
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I didn't know what to expect. Got it online after my Phillips LCD died after long 11 years! Which, apparently, is pretty good effort! After a long study of research, this model came up constantly as a very good tv with a great picture & I have to agree. I was very pleasantly surprised. You can't go wrong really. Especially with a good price on the tag! Plus 3 years warranty so that says it all!
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good value for money smart tv
can't really fault it. picture quality is great. easy navigation for the smart tv features. only thing i would say is the on screen channel guide is hard to read though (small and fine font). also noticed the manufactures warantee and direct ph contact for faults appeared over and above what came with some of the other price/product comparable options i looked at
Good quality picture
Good picture quality for a respectable price. In the 32 inch range it was our first choice after doing plenty of study. good value with smart TV functions that work well running off WiFi. Currently wall mounted in a bed room and would happily buy another one in the future.
What a great tv
I got this TV half price from the good guys via the offer from office of environment and heritage about 5months ago. I wall mounted at myself with a $30 kit from eBay. My son and I are very impressed. The remote batteries were supplied. The screen is big, clear and vibrant as is the sound quality. Menu is easy to navigate. Only bad thing was the antenna lead wasn't supplied and you do need one. Hisense customer service was friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this TV.
Awesome Value TV Love It
My dad recommended this particular model as the best bang for the buck at the moment and I think he is right! The picture is just beautiful to look at. Netflix and Stan looks amazing on it. I cant believe how long I put up with my old TV! The remote is kind of complicated but basic functions are there and make sense. This model has a really outstanding picture and I would recommend it to anyone!
Super TV No worries at all
We love this little bedroon TV. It probably gets watched more than any other one because of where it is. It has a lovely crisp clear picture with good contrast, good colours and good darks. Sound quality is OK - ish. I f I ever get around to it I will add some speakers but its fine as it is. The remote is kind of complicated and has a few things I havent worked out yet buy over all is very usable. Good set
Nice Clear Picture
Very happy with this Hisense TV. Its my first time trying this brand. They have been around long enough now, so I thought why not? Well, the picture quality with this TV is just stunning. Clear and crisp with lovely proper colors and good separation of dark shadows. The remote is good and comfortable to use and the sound quality fine -pretty good for a tv these day. Overall this is a good TV and I am happy with it.
Excellent TV Really Good
We were amazed by the picture quality of this tv when we got it. I think Hisense are keeping their advertising budget slim and just focusing on the products and letting word of mouth do the job. Its working well, because I am happy to tell everybody how good the picture is on this. The remote is well laid out and changes quickly too, something I appreciate. It looks good too. Can't go wrong with this model its great.
High Quality Picture
Really pleased with this TV. It started off in the guest room built the picture quality is so good it's now our master bedroom TV. It is less than a year old but it has put in many a worthy netflix session already.
It is very slim and stylish and looks nice. It took a while to figure out all the menus but I fly through them now.
If I could change one thing I would prefer slightly fuller sounding speakers but overall I am more than satisfied for the money.
- Verified purchase
pretty good so far
We are happy with the picture quality. We find it a bit annoying that you actually have to scroll trhough all the tv channels before the EPG will show you what on them. The sound is disapointing, its loud no problems there but we just find clarity an issue for us.
Damaged screen equals irrepairable
I was watching my barely 8mth old television and a chunk of the screen dissapeared before me. Upon inspection by Hisense the TV was deemed damaged therefore not covered by warranty.. fair enough although I have no idea how the damage was incurred.
I asked if the screen was repairable and how much it would cost? The answer "probably cost more to fix than the cost of the TV. You might as well buy a new one".
Since reporting the problem to Hisense the screen has gone completely black and no longer functioning at all.
My verdict is that this TV ...
Perfect love it
The best TV I have brought to date and I have five other TV’s in the house it has a great picture,lots of channels,crisp ,clear really easy to operate .Just a great TV for the price the best we have ever own .Slim line ,light to carry all in all very good.
cheap for and does the job
bought this on sale, and does the job. although not the best "smart" tv as it has its own software - which appeared to be configured for another region/country.but hey this does the job - watch news and play some games and happy days. cant complain about quality as it is a cheap product
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how to connect wifi
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My Hisense 32M2160 is only 6 months old, initially I could watch Channel 33 but lately it is not possible to get any channel between 24 and 70. I have Auto scanned my TV several times but to no avail.
Try auto scan again but if no luck then it’s your reception ie your aerial, you may need a longer pole on the aerial as you are getting a weak signal, this happens to ch 7 channels for me when it’s cloudy/raining but is no problem when sunny. It’s not the tv you would have the same issue on any brand of tv. If not aerial then cable connection from tv to cable wall socket. It’s a try and see before the aerial replacement.
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