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One of the only big screens to have Dolby Vision & Dolby Atmos built in!
There were two things that stuck out immediately when I bought and started using this tv.
1) The sound, both in built and external ARC/Optical connection. This is the first tv I have come across that actually has Dolby Atmos built into it and it even has selectable Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1/7.1 signals through to your amp if you do not have an Atmos capable receiver amp!
2) Dolby Vision is great! You can definitely see the difference, with 4k viewing and HLG included, plus a bright screen, it rivals with some of the best!
It ha...s a very quick and easy to access menu and apps load quickly, thanks to the updated VIDAA 3.0 operating system. Looks wise, it is more modern looking than most and of course cannot beat the price for what you get, because there are not many other 85" 4k TVs with Dolby Vision and Atmos built in for under $3.5k!
Purchased in September 2020 for $2,980.00.
Worst TV picture ive ever had
This television has the worst backlight i have ever seen, instead of lighting up the text in the credits by pixel it lights up the whole sentence being a massive center white stripe from the top of the screen to bottom, even if its just 3 words!. The 65 N7 lit up each individual pixel. In low light motion blur is shocking even after turning off all the correction settings. You will find it very difficult to get a good image in dark scenes. I cannot wait for it to fail to get rid of it.
Purchased in March 2020 for $2,000.00.
Top TV, great picture, great user friendly remote, great price, easy to set up and operate, Dolby Atmos and the addition of a 3 year warranty make this TV great value and a hands down winner when compared to many of the other so called “top brands” that will cost much more than this unit, it also has a better, more natural picture and 3 times the warranty of most.
Purchased in March 2020 for $3,000.00.
Its not terrible but the experience isnt great
I bought the TV in May from the Goodguys and although the picture quality wasnt exactly as i had hoped it wasnt bad. However, i quickly noticed every so often the bottom third of the screen glitched for a milli second and this has been happening across all platforms, video types and HDMI inputs since. The colours are also very washed out or oversaturated depending on what you are watching and I have found it almost impossible to find a setting calibration to make the picture look normal. Event watching a fully Dolby Vision movie will either be ...way too dark or a strange brown tint depending on which picture setting you choose. i have tried to call Hisense about 10 times now and every time i wait on the line and then the hold music stops after about 8 minutes and nothing happens. No one talks but the phone is still connected. i have tried this multiple times and cannot get in contact with anyone... i am now regretting not buying a Samsung...
Purchased in May 2020 at The Good Guys for $1,175.00.
I’m about to get money back...
So I bought my original tv back in October 2019, and for first few weeks, I realised something, but wasn’t sure what was. After a while I called CS, and they said to turn off local dimming... turn off a feature basically. So I do that to try and fix the issue, and still does the issue - this issue is half a side flashes black all the time. After that, I called again, and said let’s do a full reset though some back menus need to type some codes, after this, still happened, I called and a tech was booked. This is January now. The tech comes, and ...of course issue doesn’t happen when here, but I recorded everything, and had pictures etc. they called a few days later and said Hisense says it’s the panel. We’re going to replace whole TV. But they now can’t replace because no stock, so they refunded Harvey Norman, and HN sorted a replacement TV. End of Jan, all sorted. Mid March.... things start going weird again... happened one in April, and May haven’t had the tv used. Anyway, today 7/7 all the same issues are here again.... exactly the same issues. This doesn’t seem to be a once off. Tomorrow I’ll be calling CS and will be getting a refund to purchase a different brand for sure. I’ve tried all things, and different power supply’s as they said was my $1000 UPS Backup, and then blamed Power in my area. Fluke Multimeter reads a constant and no fluctuations in Volts. Clean, even power. This is a failed unit, and it comes down to the 200mhz motion rate. They haven’t built a unit to support it, and that’s why no TV in 2020 range supports it. Avoid this unit
Purchased in March 2020 at Harvey Norman for $1,800.00.
- 65R7 (65")
- Verified purchase
screen flashes every half hour or so
picture goes black at times but only half of screen
orange blotchy panel
colors all washed
4k can look good though except whites on dark background creates light banding down tv
Purchased in June 2020 for $1,250.00.
Hi five for the Hisense
Happy Hisense purchase. This screen has all that I want. The ease to set it up and connect to Foxtel and internet was brilliant. The remote is especially easy to use with Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube being easy to access, plus a 3 year warranty
Purchased in December 2019 at Appliances Online for $750.00.
When I walked into JB, I asked them what the difference was between this and FF he Samsung 50”.
He told me “Hisense has a better refresh rate and software,, among the things you already know. And it’s a commonly used panel for more expensive brands.”
The picture quality was so impressive, making UHD nearly appear 3D.
With a bit of tweaking, we figured out that Dolby Atmos setting has to be turned off unless the show or movie is made with Atmos.
Also, and not sure if this is an aerial or unit issue, but even with all settings in default there is a bit of a sound lag compared to picture.
But I’m actually amazed by this set
Purchased in May 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $695.00.
TV in the time of cholera...
I purchased a 75 inch Hisense Series 7 TV that was problematic right out of the box. The picture would flicker with irritating frequency, the TV would occasionally turn itself on (disturbing in the middle of the night) and occasionally whole sections of the screen would go dark. The customer service response to this was poor and placed all the impositions on my time.... call the helpline and 'try this and that' etc. Finally a technician will come but 'make sure you dismount it before technician arrival' etc etc - I read this as 'please make you...r time available to limit the imposition on time and cost for us'. I had sent a video to Hisense customer support showing evidence of the flickering problems, but when the technician arrived he obviously had not been provided with it. He took one look at the pre-recorded video and said 'oh you need [tv part], I'll order one in and it will take a few weeks. Awesome. Second visit and [tv part] installed. Flickering problem still ongoing. I've reported the ongoing issue to Hisense and wondering if they will recommend yet another visit from the tech? Three times inviting a stranger into my home during a covid pandemic... I wonder if common sense will prevail? Probably not..... Avoid this company. Pay the money for a Samsung or LG, I'm kicking myself now.
Purchased in January 2020 at Harvey Norman for $1,800.00.
Extremely easy to set-up install.
Easy to use.
Picture quality is outstanding.
Sound quality is great.
Remote control is excellent and easy to use.
Switching between Netflix and the TV is quick and easy.
I brought this TV a couple of days ago. I went into JB Hifi and said what 50" can I buy for $500. The salesman said we have one telly for $400, or this one for $695. I had a look at both, and decided that the Hisense seemed better. Even though it was more expensive it was a big step-up from my old TCL that I brought 10 years ago, for $500.
Purchased in April 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $695.00.
Great TV and low price
Very happy with this TV. We use it mainly for Netflix. The remote is very straight forward to use. Did not take long to set up. Very satisfied with the wireless connectivity.
Purchased in March 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $700.00.
- 65R7 (65")
- Verified purchase
The most frustrating Tv ever purchased
From Day one we had issues.
Wasnt up to date when it arrived, had to get update sent out.
Lip syncing is constantly out and needs readjusting.
Sound is terrible with speakers at the back, if you sit in the room behind the tv it sounds fantastic, you just cant see anything obviously.
New update caused half our movies on external HD to not play. What did play before we now get a 'file not supported message' for.
Now TV will not turn on at all, just red standby light.
Side note - Im a disabled Vet, my wifes just home from surgery and we have a 6yr old. Now our 5mth old TV stops working on a Saturday morning as flood waters are still subsiding around us....that really is a great start to the weekend.
Purchased in September 2019 at Radio Rentals for $1,800.00.
Worst experience ever.
3 day old R7 lost back lights on one side of the screen, picture started to really degrade after that, pink pixel smears would show up as well as other screen issues like backlights illuminating parts of the bottom of the screen at all times.
Hisense would not replace my tv, they sent a technician out to fix it instead! He said parts would take a while, so I insisted on a replacement as the tv was under a week old when it happened. Hisense again said no they will not replace the tv and I’d have to wait for the parts and have it fixed.
Worst s...ervice team ever, I would be very careful with this company if purchasing a “main room” TV. Edit: warning: Samsung atmos soundbars(I have a samsungQ90r and a Q70r soundbar do not work with this TV when trying to play atmos content, even though they state they are Dolby vision and Dolby atmos enabled. Hisense have known about the issue since release, near a year and they still don’t have a firmware update to fix this issue
Purchased in January 2020 for $2,400.00.
Should have known for the price.
Firstly, we knew this when we bought it and didnt think we needed it but yes we need google play, and android tv. Many of the downloaded apps on this tv are not australian or even in English. Its not bad looking for a cheaper telly though. We had alot of issue with recieving a good picture when we first bought it and had the ring the customer help line and turn off all of the settings that hisense advetise as being something great about the telly (e.g. 200SMR). But the worst thing is our screen has begun to peel and crack away from the screen on both top corners! Im not happy that when i rang the customer line for help i was told they could not help.
Purchased at Harvey Norman for $1,000.00.
Impressive Picture Quality
Picture quality is excellent for the price, whilst sound is good. The included stand is good and looks premium.
The Vidaa 3.0 operating system is responsive and works well but does not include or have available for download the channel 2, 7, 9 or 10 apps - though it does include SBS, YouTube, Netflix, Stan and Prime. I have attached a separate Chromecast to get access to the other channels apps.
There is a pixel glitch approx every 30 mins. The screen goes fuzzy for approx 1/4 of a second then goes back to normal. Not a big deal.
Overall happy with it.
Purchased in October 2019 at eBay for $1,040.00.
- 55R7 (55")
- Verified purchase
Ultra HD 4K TV but picture output so poor!
I bought this TV today and as soon as I turned it on “ there is a plastic film on tv screen “ that was my initial reaction! Because picture was not sharp and not bright I thought may be there is plastic film on the tv screen but it was not . I changed the setting and it was almost same result!
Purchased in January 2020 at Bing Lee Online store for $795.00.
- 65R7 (65")
- Verified purchase
This TV definitely punches above it's weight!
No longer is the quest to have a decent TV down to 2 or 3 'big' brands... Hisense packs a punch and delivers a quality tv with a 3 year peace of mind warranty. The sound picture is amazing and having netflix, youtube & amazon prime is an added bonus! The Operating system is responsive and setting up and using it is a breeze!
Purchased in November 2019 at The Good Guys for $1,090.94.
Only an 8 bit Colour bit nowadays
Well the older 50N7 & 50P7 were very good tvs. They had10 bit colour depths which made viewing terrific. The 50R7 is a good tv and I have rated it 3/5. However, the R7 only has 8 bit +FRC colour depth. Hisense may tell you there is no difference, but there is. Especially on full panoramic shots ... Like when a sun is setting over a mountain(you will get pond like ripples around the sun). Basically many panaramics shots aren't great. Its due to Hisense now using the 8 bit + FRC where they use to use 10 bit a year and a half ago on the same type ...of tele. My 50N7 failed and Hisense replaced it with a 50R7. The speakers have been improved and I don't use the Smart Options as rural Australia does have NBN luxuries. The 50R7 is just not in the top class of viewing tvs anymore, but the 50N7 was. :(
Purchased in December 2019 at Harveys for $700.00.
Great quality. Durable. Ok customer service.
Bought on sale at Harvey Normal, great picture and quality, reasonably priced, fault with remote, customer service was quite terrible. Paid $40 postage for replacement part, covered under warranty. Would recommend hisense for budgets.
Purchased in April 2018 at Harvey Norman for $2,999.00.
Worst experience by far
Bought a brand new hisense tv, two weeks in stopped working. The tv turns on but not doing anything. Contacted the customer service, and they asked me to reset it to factory setting. It helped for a day, but the same problem came back again. Buy this tv if you want to waste your money.
Purchased in December 2019 at JB Hi-Fi for $1,000.00.
Questions & Answers
Does this tv support picture in picture if so, how?
I've been searching everywhere for information on the dolby vision and hdr specs for this tv. How many nitts is this panel?
My question is for the 85 inch R7. Again 85 inch R7. Is it Full Array Local Dimming and direct-lit?
|Category||4K Ultra HD TVs||4K Ultra HD TVs||4K Ultra HD TVs||4K Ultra HD TVs|
|Type of TV||HDR Compatible and Smart TV||HDR Compatible and Smart TV||HDR Compatible and Smart TV||HDR Compatible and Smart TV|
|Energy Rating||7 star(s)||5.5 star(s)||5 star(s)||6 star(s)|
|Wireless Options||Bluetooth and Wi-Fi||Bluetooth and Wi-Fi||Bluetooth and Wi-Fi||Bluetooth and Wi-Fi|
|Number of HDMI Ports||4||4||4||4|
|Number of USB Ports||2||2||2||2|
|Weight||32.7 kg||15.1 kg||18 kg||26.3 kg|
|Dimensions (without stand)||963 x 1668 x 59 mm||654 x 1116 x 53 mm||719 x 1230 x 52 mm||843 x 1450 x 54 mm|
|Dimensions (with stand)||1061 x 1668 x 331 mm||706 x 1116 x 198 mm||776 x 1230 x 218 mm||913 x 1450 x 323 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
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