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Hisense H6510G TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Reviewed Nov 23, 2020 at 10:39 am
Hisense H6510G Picture
6.7
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: none
6.8
Movies
Value for price beaten by
: none
6.8
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
: Toshiba Fire TV 2020
6.5
Sports
Value for price beaten by
: Toshiba Fire TV 2020
6.8
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
: Toshiba Fire TV 2020
6.5
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
: none
6.6
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
: TCL 4 Series 2020
6.9
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
: none
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Type LED
Sub-Type
VA
Resolution 4k

The Hisense H6510G is an okay budget-friendly TV. It's a Black Friday variant of the Hisense H6570G with improved performance. Unlike the H6570G, it displays native 4k content perfectly. It has an outstanding contrast ratio and incredible black uniformity, so it's a great choice for watching movies in dark rooms. However, it's not ideal for wide seating arrangements because it has narrow viewing angles and you lose image accuracy when viewing off-center. It's okay for casual gaming thanks to its fairly low input lag, but there's too much lag for competitive gaming. The built-in Android TV offers a ton of apps available to download and the interface is fairly smooth to navigate.

Our Verdict

6.7 Mixed Usage

The Hisense H6510G is an okay TV for most uses. It performs best when watching movies in dark rooms thanks to its outstanding contrast ratio and incredible black uniformity, but there's no local dimming. It's not suggested for wide seating arrangements due to its narrow viewing angles. It's okay for casual gaming as it has fairly low input lag, but fast-moving content looks a bit blurry.

Pros
  • Outstanding contrast ratio.
  • Decent reflection handling.
  • Low enough input lag for casual gaming.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Motion looks blurry.
  • Can't display wide color gamut.
6.8 Movies

The Hisense H6510G is okay for watching movies. It has an outstanding native contrast ratio and incredible black uniformity, but it lacks a local dimming feature to further deepen any blacks. It also removes 24p judder from native apps and Blu-rays.

Pros
  • Outstanding contrast ratio.
  • Incredible black uniformity.
Cons
  • No local dimming feature.
6.8 TV Shows

The Hisense H6510G is okay for watching TV shows. It upscales lower-resolution content without any issues and the Android TV Google Play Store has a ton of apps available to download. Sadly, it has narrow viewing angles, so you lose image accuracy when viewing from the sides. Despite its decent reflection handling, it doesn't get bright enough to combat glare in well-lit environments.

Pros
  • Decent reflection handling.
  • Upscales lower-resolution content well.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Doesn't get bright enough to combat glare.
6.5 Sports

The Hisense H6510G is alright for sports. It has an okay response time, but you may notice motion blur with fast-moving objects. It also upscales 720p content, such as from cable boxes, without any issues. Sadly, it has narrow viewing angles and low peak brightness, so it's not suggested for use in a well-lit environment or rooms with a wide seating arrangement.

Pros
  • Decent reflection handling.
  • Upscales lower-resolution content well.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Doesn't get bright enough to combat glare.
  • Motion looks blurry.
6.8 Video Games

The Hisense H6510G is okay for video games. It has an okay response time, but you may still notice image duplication. It has fairly low input lag for casual gaming, but it's too high for competitive gaming. It also lacks extra gaming features such as variable refresh rate support. However, it's great for dark-room gaming thanks to its outstanding contrast and incredible black uniformity.

Pros
  • Outstanding contrast ratio.
  • Low enough input lag for casual gaming.
Cons
  • Motion looks blurry.
  • No variable refresh rate support.
6.5 HDR Movies

The Hisense H6510G is alright for HDR movies. It displays deep blacks thanks to its outstanding contrast ratio and incredible black uniformity. However, it fails to display a wide color gamut and doesn't get bright enough to make highlights pop in HDR.

Pros
  • Outstanding contrast ratio.
  • Incredible black uniformity.
Cons
  • Can't display wide color gamut.
  • Low HDR peak brightness.
6.6 HDR Gaming

The Hisense H6510G is alright for HDR gaming. It has an okay response time and fairly low input lag for casual gaming, but it may be too high for competitive gaming. It also has an outstanding contrast ratio, but it fails to display a wide color gamut for HDR content and has low peak brightness.

Pros
  • Outstanding contrast ratio.
  • Incredible black uniformity.
  • Low enough input lag for casual gaming.
Cons
  • Motion looks blurry.
  • Can't display wide color gamut.
  • Low HDR peak brightness.
6.9 PC Monitor

The Hisense H6510G is okay for computer use. It displays chroma 4:4:4, which is important for reading fine text. It also has fairly low input lag and an okay response time. However, it has narrow viewing angles, so the image may look inaccurate at the sides if you sit too close. Also, it doesn't get bright enough to combat glare in well-lit rooms.

Pros
  • Decent reflection handling.
  • Displays chroma 4:4:4.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Doesn't get bright enough to combat glare.
  • 6.7 Mixed Usage
  • 6.8 Movies
  • 6.8 TV Shows
  • 6.5 Sports
  • 6.8 Video Games
  • 6.5 HDR Movies
  • 6.6 HDR Gaming
  • 6.9 PC Monitor

Test Results

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Market Context
Market Context
Market Context

The Hisense H6510G is an entry-level 4k TV and a variant of the Hisense H6570G. It's only available at Best Buy for Black Friday in 2020. It competes with other budget-friendly options, such as the TCL 4 Series 2020, Vizio V Series 2020, and the Toshiba Fire TV 2020.

Design
7.0
Design
Style
Curved No

The Hisense H6510G has a decent design and looks almost identical to 2019's Hisense H6570F. It has thicker borders than the Hisense H6570G and the back looks different. Overall, there's nothing premium about its design as it's made with basic plastic, and the metal on the back feels cheap.

Design
Stand

The stand consists of two plastic feet that hold the TV fairly well, but there's still some wobble. The stand is almost as wide as the TV itself, so you need a big table to place it on. The feet can't be moved inwards to accommodate for smaller tables.

Footprint of the 55" TV: 39.9" x 8.9".

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 200x200

The Hisense H6510G has the same pattern on the back as the Hisense H6570F. It's mainly metal except for the part where the inputs are, which is made out of plastic. Sadly, there's no cable management.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.59" (1.5 cm)

This TV has thicker borders than the Hisense H6570G, which may be a bit distracting.

Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 3.19" (8.1 cm)

The panel itself is thin, but the TV may stick out a bit when wall-mounted due to the thicker bottom portion.

6.5
Design
Build Quality

The Hisense H6510G has an okay build quality. The plastic and metal materials feel cheap. The bezels are a bit loose and you can easily move them. The stand supports the TV well, but it doesn't remove wobble completely. Lastly, the screen torques a bit, which is something we also noticed with the Hisense H6570G.

Picture Quality
9.1
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
5976 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
N/A

The Hisense H6510G has an outstanding contrast ratio, which is expected from a VA panel. It delivers deep blacks when viewed in the dark. Note that contrast may vary between units.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

The Hisense H6510G Series doesn't have a local dimming feature. The video above is provided for reference only.

5.3
Picture Quality
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Real Scene Peak Brightness
210 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
226 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
227 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
227 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
227 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
227 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
226 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
226 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
227 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
227 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
227 cd/m²
SDR ABL
0.000

The Hisense H6510G has disappointing peak brightness, similar to the Hisense H6570G. Its brightness remains consistent across varied content, but it doesn't get bright enough to combat glare. If you want a significantly brighter TV, check out the Hisense R6090G.

We measured SDR peak brightness in the 'Theater Night' Picture Mode after calibration. If you want a brighter image and don't mind losing image accuracy, we achieved 286 cd/m² in the 10% window in the 'Game' Picture Mode with Active Contrast set to 'High'.

5.0
Picture Quality
HDR Peak Brightness
HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness
246 cd/m²
HDR Peak 2% Window
274 cd/m²
HDR Peak 10% Window
276 cd/m²
HDR Peak 25% Window
276 cd/m²
HDR Peak 50% Window
276 cd/m²
HDR Peak 100% Window
277 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 2% Window
274 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 10% Window
275 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 25% Window
276 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 50% Window
276 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 100% Window
276 cd/m²
HDR ABL
0.001

This TV has poor HDR peak brightness. It only gets a bit brighter than in SDR, and it's not enough to make highlights pop the way the creator intended.

We measured peak brightness in the 'HDR Theater' Picture Mode with everything else at their default settings. We reached 285 cd/m² in the 25% window with the 'HDR Standard' Picture Mode, but this results in a less accurate image.

6.3
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.334 %
50% DSE
0.212 %
5% Std. Dev.
3.759 %
5% DSE
0.160 %

The gray uniformity isn't bad, but this may vary between units. The edges of the screen are darker and there's dirty screen effect in the center. Uniformity is actually worse in dark scenes as there's backlight bleed at the edges.

4.8
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
21 °
Color Shift
18 °
Brightness Loss
29 °
Black Level Raise
15 °
Gamma Shift
12 °

This TV has narrow viewing angles and isn't suggested for a wide seating arrangement. You quickly lose image accuracy when viewing off-center. If you want a budget-friendly TV with wide viewing angles, check out the LG UN6970.

9.1
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
0.628 %
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

The black uniformity is incredible, but this may vary between units. There's backlight bleed along the edges, but it's not too noticeable, and there's not much blooming around the center cross.

7.4
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
5.3 %
Indirect Reflections
0.5 %
Calculated Direct Reflections
4.8 %

The Hisense H6510G TV has decent reflection handling, exactly like the Hisense H6570G. It performs best in dim to moderately-lit rooms but struggles if there's direct sunlight on it.

3.7
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
8.67
Color dE
3.37
Gamma
2.12
Color Temperature
5105 K
Picture Mode
Theatre Night
Color Temp Setting
Low
Gamma Setting
2.2

The out-of-the-box color accuracy is bad, but this may vary between units. White balance is way off and most colors are slightly inaccurate. Gamma doesn't follow the target curve very well and most scenes are brighter than they should be. Color temperature is also much warmer than our 6500K target.

We normally measure accuracy using our recommended picture settings that we keep the same across one brand. In this case, we use the 'Low' Color Temperature on all our Hisense TVs, but on this one, it results in a very warm temperature. Setting it to 'Medium' results in a color temperature of 6612K, which is much closer to our 6500K target. It also significantly improved the white balance dE to 2.78, color dE to 2.41, and gamma stayed about the same.

8.5
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
2.13
Color dE
2.05
Gamma
2.21
Color Temperature
6560 K
White Balance Calibration
20 point
Color Calibration
Yes
Auto-Calibration Function
No

The color accuracy after calibration is excellent, but it was difficult to calibrate and it's not as good as some other TVs we've tested. However, your experience may vary. There are still some slight inaccuracies with colors and white balance, but most people shouldn't notice them. Gamma does a much better job at following the target, and color temperature is almost spot on with our target.

You can see our recommended settings here.

8.0
Picture Quality
480p Input

This TV displays 480p content, such as from DVDs, without any issues.

8.0
Picture Quality
720p Input

The Hisense H6510G displays 720p content, such as from cable boxes, without any issues.

9.0
Picture Quality
1080p Input

1080p content, such as from Blu-ray players, looks almost as good as native 4k content.

10
Picture Quality
4k Input

Unlike the Hisense H6570G, the Hisense H6510G displays native 4k content perfectly and there aren't any artifacts.

0
Picture Quality
8k Input

This is a 4k TV that can't display 8k content.

Picture Quality
Pixels

This TV uses a BGR subpixel layout, which may affect the way text is rendered when using it as a PC. Read about it here.

6.9
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI P3 xy
77.23 %
DCI P3 uv
82.12 %
Rec 2020 xy
55.84 %
Rec 2020 uv
61.35 %

Like the Hisense H6570G, the Hisense H6510G has an okay color gamut, but it isn't considered a wide color gamut for HDR content. It has good coverage of the commonly-used DCI P3 color space, but very limited coverage of the wider Rec. 2020. The EOTF follows the target curve well, except some scenes are over-brightened. The image is a bit brighter in 'Game' mode, as you can see in this EOTF.

If you find HDR too dim, set Gamma to '1.8' and Active Contrast to 'High'. This results in a noticeably brighter image, as seen in this EOTF.

6.3
Picture Quality
Color Volume
Normalized DCI P3 Coverage ITP
73.1 %
10,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
28.1 %
Normalized Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
53.1 %
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
20.4 %

The color volume is mediocre. It displays dark, saturated colors well thanks to its outstanding contrast. However, it's limited by the lack of a wide color gamut and by its low peak brightness.

8.7
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit
Red (Std. Dev.)
0.087 dE
Green (Std. Dev.)
0.098 dE
Blue (Std. Dev.)
0.085 dE
Gray (Std. Dev.)
0.081 dE

The Hisense H6510G has excellent gradient handling, and it's much better than the Hisense H6570G. The most visible banding is with grays and greens, and there's some minor banding in red and blue. There's a Noise Reduction setting, but it doesn't do anything to improve the gradients.

10
Picture Quality
Temporary Image Retention
IR after 0 min recovery
0.00 %
IR after 2 min recovery
0.00 %
IR after 4 min recovery
0.00 %
IR after 6 min recovery
0.00 %
IR after 8 min recovery
0.00 %
IR after 10 min recovery
0.00 %

There are no signs of temporary image retention, but this may vary between units.

10
Picture Quality
Permanent Burn-In Risk
Permanent Burn-In Risk
No

We don't expect VA panels to experience permanent image retention, as the VA panel in our long-term test appears immune.

Motion
6.9
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
7.2 ms
100% Response Time
14.4 ms

This TV has okay response time, but motion doesn't look clear and there's motion blur with fast-moving objects. You may also notice image duplication due to the backlight's 180Hz flicker.

4.7
Motion
Flicker-Free
Flicker-Free
No
PWM Dimming Frequency
180 Hz

This TV uses Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) to dim its backlight. It flickers at 180Hz at any backlight setting below 100, which may cause image duplication.

4.6
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Optional BFI
No
Min Flicker for 60 fps
180 Hz
60 Hz for 60 fps
No
120 Hz for 120 fps
N/A
Min Flicker for 60 fps in Game Mode
180 Hz

The Hisense H6510G doesn't have a Black Frame Insertion feature. The backlight flickers at 180Hz at all backlight levels below 100.

Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
No
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
N/A

This TV doesn't have a motion interpolation feature.

7.6
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
27.3 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
2.3 ms

Despite having a slow response time, there's still some stutter with lower-frame rate content.

7.8
Motion
24p Judder
Judder-Free 24p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60p
No
Judder-Free 24p via 60i
No
Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps
Yes

The Hisense H6510G automatically removes judder from native 24p sources, such as from Blu-ray players or native apps. There's no setting needed to remove it.

0
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
No
HDMI Forum VRR
No
FreeSync
No
G-SYNC Compatible
No
4k VRR Maximum
N/A
4k VRR Minimum
No VRR support
1080p VRR Maximum
N/A
1080p VRR Minimum
No VRR support
1440p VRR Maximum
N/A
1440p VRR Minimum
No VRR support
VRR Supported Connectors
No VRR support

This TV doesn't support any variable refresh rate technology.

Inputs
7.3
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60 Hz
27.5 ms
1080p @ 60 Hz Outside Game Mode
44.8 ms
1440p @ 60 Hz
35.4 ms
4k @ 60 Hz
26.8 ms
4k @ 60 Hz + 10 bit HDR
27.5 ms
4k @ 60 Hz @ 4:4:4
26.8 ms
4k @ 60 Hz Outside Game Mode
44.3 ms
4k @ 60 Hz With Interpolation
N/A
8k @ 60 Hz
N/A
1080p @ 120 Hz
N/A
1440p @ 120 Hz
N/A
4k @ 120 Hz
N/A
1080p with Variable Refresh Rate
N/A
1440p with VRR
N/A
4k with VRR
N/A
8k with VRR
N/A
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
No

This TV has fairly low input lag, but it's not good enough for competitive gaming. It's about the same as the Hisense H6570G, except the input lag at 1440p is significantly higher. We had to measure the 1440p input lag with our laptop, instead of the PC we normally use for these tests because our PC couldn't force the 1440p resolution properly. You need to be in 'Game' mode to get the lowest input lag possible.

8.3
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60 Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120 Hz