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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
This TV has thicker borders than the Hisense H6570G, which may be a bit distracting.
The panel itself is thin, but the TV may stick out a bit when wall-mounted due to the thicker bottom portion.
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.
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.
The Hisense H6510G Series doesn't have a local dimming feature. The video above is provided for reference only.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This TV displays 480p content, such as from DVDs, without any issues.
The Hisense H6510G displays 720p content, such as from cable boxes, without any issues.
1080p content, such as from Blu-ray players, looks almost as good as native 4k content.
Unlike the Hisense H6570G, the Hisense H6510G displays native 4k content perfectly and there aren't any artifacts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are no signs of temporary image retention, but this may vary between units.
We don't expect VA panels to experience permanent image retention, as the VA panel in our long-term test appears immune.
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.
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.
The Hisense H6510G doesn't have a Black Frame Insertion feature. The backlight flickers at 180Hz at all backlight levels below 100.
This TV doesn't have a motion interpolation feature.
Despite having a slow response time, there's still some stutter with lower-frame rate content.
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.
This TV doesn't support any variable refresh rate technology.
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.