Hisense has just launched its Android TV line up in 2021 with several new models and with the help of “community” actor Joel McHale. He even mentioned Android Central by name, which is no surprise given that we gave the Hisense H9G Quantum such a glowing test as one of the best Android TVs out there.
McHale goes on to say that when you watch the launch, “are you either a technology writer, a well-informed consumer, or just a passionate fan of product line announcement videos.” Which, to be fair, is probably also true by the time you’re reading this article. Then he explains the obvious by saying “You don’t want to be stuck with a corporate suit armed with faint jokes and sad eyes” before introducing himself.
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The launch begins with the introduction of a new L5F laser TV short throw projector, available now for $ 5,000. And if you act now, Hisense will “drop in a remote control, normally worth $ 15,000 for free”. Not really.
The Hisense U6G is a pretty standard Android TV for 2021 with 4K at 60 Hz, ULED quantum dot, and up to 600 nits of brightness. It also comes with a voice remote for quick access to the Google Assistant.
Things get interesting with the U7G, which is “Dedicated to Gamers”. It offers a native refresh rate of 120 Hz, FreeSync Premium, a low latency mode, a variable refresh rate, local dimming with full array, up to 1000 nits of peak brightness, IMAX enhancement and Dolby Vision / Atmos. Did you follow all of this? Basically, grabbing a PS5 is perfect.
The U8G takes it one step further with HDR10 +, 1500nits brightness, Dolby Vision IQ and a slim edge-to-edge design. Hisense is also announcing its first 8K model with the U800GR, which is also the only Roku model in the range.
Perhaps the most impressive model is the Hisense U9DG, which claims the title of the first Duel Cell television in the United States. There’s a lot of technical hocus-pocus about what it is, but it allows it to get 40 times more contrast than traditional LED TVs with the help of 2 million local dimming zones. It also has front-facing speakers that frankly should have more TVs out of the box.
The short throw projector is available today, but the TVs won’t be available until mid-May, depending on the model. Prices start at $ 499.99 for the 50-inch Hisense U6G and go up to $ 3,499.99 for the Hisense U9DG dual cells. You can check out the Hisense launch below with all of Joel McHale’s antics and a guest appearance by the Hisense President himself.
Android TV everywhere
Hisense L5F Laser TV
Put your display anywhere
The new Hisense L5F Laser TV combines the power of Android TV in a compact, short-range laser projector. The 4K resolution reaches an impressive 120 inches and has a powerful integrated 30 W soundbar.
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