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Hisense H6570F TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Reviewed Nov 20, 2019 at 08:03 am
Hisense H6570F Picture
6.5
Mixed Usage
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6.2
Movies
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6.7
TV Shows
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6.5
Sports
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7.2
Video Games
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6.1
HDR Movies
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PC Monitor
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This TV was replaced by the Hisense H6570G
Type LED
Sub-Type
VA
Resolution 4k

The Hisense H6570F is an entry-level budget TV with decent overall performance. It has a decent picture quality with deep, uniform blacks in a dark room thanks to the high native contrast ratio. It's more suitable for a dim room where it can handle reflections well, but it can't get very bright to fight the glare of a bright room. Unfortunately, HDR performance is hurt by the low HDR peak brightness, the lack of a wide color gamut, and the lack of local dimming. On the upside, the response time is fast, so fast-moving content is displayed with minimal blur. Also, the input lag is very low, which helps the TV deliver a responsive gaming experience. Unfortunately, the amount of dirty screen effect and the poor viewing angles might disappoint sports fans.

Our Verdict

6.5 Mixed Usage

The Hisense H6500 Series is a decent TV for mixed usage. It can display deep blacks in a dark room but lacks a local dimming feature to improve picture quality. It can't get very bright to fight glare and isn't suitable for a room with a wide seating arrangement due to its poor viewing angles. On the upside, it has a great interface that gives you access to the latest apps on the Google Play Store.

Pros
  • Outstanding low input lag.
  • Great smart features.
Cons
  • Can't get bright.
  • Does't have a wide color gamut.
  • Noticeable duplications due to flicker.
6.2 Movies

The H6500 Series is a mediocre TV to watch movies. It can deliver deep, uniform blacks in a dark room, but the lack of a local dimming feature, the mediocre gray uniformity, and the inability to remove judder don't allow it to perform better. Stutter can be an issue in slow, panning shots and there's no motion interpolation feature for the soap opera effect fans.

6.7 TV Shows

The Hisense H6500 Series is a decent TV for watching TV shows; it fails to get bright enough to fight glare, and when displaying cable content the upscaling to 4k isn't that great. The image loses accuracy when viewed from the side, so the TV isn't ideal if you move around while watching. On the upside, the Android TV interface is great, as you get access to the latest apps on the Google Play Store.

6.5 Sports

This is a decent TV for watching sports. It's more suitable for a dim room, and a few extra lights won't hurt as the TV can handle reflections well. Although fast-moving content is crisp, the flickering backlight is causing duplications which isn't great. Unfortunately, demanding sports fans will be disappointed by the amount of dirty screen effect. Finally, the poor viewing angles make it unsuitable for watching the big game with a group of friends.

7.2 Video Games

This is a great TV for playing video games. It has a low input lag when in 'Game' mode and a fast response time that delivers fast-moving content with minimal blur. Gaming on older 1080p consoles is upscaled well, but there isn't any support for advanced gaming features like FreeSync or an auto low latency mode.

6.1 HDR Movies

The Hisense H6500 Series is a decent TV for watching HDR movies. It supports the most common HDR formats, but unfortunately can't get bright and doesn't have a wide color gamut. This means that in HDR it fails to deliver the creator's intent, so the image doesn't have the vivid colors or the bright highlights of typical HDR content.

6.7 HDR Gaming

This is a good TV for playing HDR games, mainly because of its low input lag with HDR content. It delivers deep blacks in a dark room and has a fast response time that delivers fast motion with minimal blur. On the downside, though, it lacks a wide color gamut and the necessary HDR peak brightness to offer a great HDR gaming experience.

6.4 PC Monitor

This is a decent TV for use as a PC monitor. The input lag is low and the response time is fast, so the TV delivers a responsive experience with little blur behind fast-moving content. It's free from temporary image retention or burn-in risk, but it has poor viewing angles and can't display crisp text due to its lack of support for chroma 4:4:4.

  • 6.5 Mixed Usage
  • 6.2 Movies
  • 6.7 TV Shows
  • 6.5 Sports
  • 7.2 Video Games
  • 6.1 HDR Movies
  • 6.7 HDR Gaming
  • 6.4 PC Monitor
  1. Update 5/21/2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.5.
  2. Update 2/21/2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.4.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Market Context
Market Context
Market Context

The Hisense H6500 Series is an entry-level budget 2019 model 4k TV. Hisense doesn't release as many models as other brands, and the H6500 Series appears to be their mid-range model for 2019. Its main competitors are the TCL 4 Series 2019, the LG UM6900, and the Vizio V Series 2019.

Design
7.0
Design
Style
Curved No

The Hisense H6500 Series has a fairly plain design. It has a plastic stand that supports the TV well but doesn't prevent wobble. The entire build doesn't feel very solid, even though it's mainly made of metal with plastic on the sides and feet. Its overall style is similar to the Vizio V Series 2019, rather than the higher-end Hisense models, the Hisense H8F and the Hisense H9F.

Design
Stand

The stand is plastic, and although it supports the TV well, it can't prevent wobble. The legs can't be reversed.

Footprint of the 55" stand: 40.0" x 9.1".

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 200x200

The back of the TV is made of a thin metal sheet, except for the input port housing, which is made of plastic. There's no cable management.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.59" (1.5 cm)

The borders are relatively thick, but won't really bother your viewing experience.

Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 3.19" (8.1 cm)

The TV is slightly thick and will stick out a little when wall-mounted.

6.5
Design
Build Quality

The Hisense H6500 Series' overall build quality is decent. Although we had no issues while testing it, the TV feels cheap. It wobbles a lot when nudged and we also noticed that it flexes significantly. It's lightweight and its feet move slightly, so it isn't very sturdy.

Picture Quality
9.0
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
5820 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
N/A

The contrast ratio is excellent and delivers deep blacks in a dark room. Unfortunately, there's no local dimming to improve dark room performance further.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

This TV doesn't have a local dimming feature. The video is provided for reference only.

4.9
Picture Quality
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Real Scene Peak Brightness
178 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
212 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
213 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
213 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
213 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
214 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
212 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
213 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
213 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
213 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
213 cd/m²
SDR ABL
0.000

The Hisense H6500 Series has a disappointing SDR peak brightness. It can't fight glare and is more suitable for a dim room.

We measured the SDR peak brightness after calibration, with the 'Theater Night' Picture Mode and the Color Temperature set to 'Low', and Backlight set to 'Max', while leaving the rest of the settings to their default value.

If accuracy isn't as important to you, with the 'Standard' Picture Mode we measured a peak brightness of 318 cd/m² on a 10% window.

4.8
Picture Quality
HDR Peak Brightness
HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness
232 cd/m²
HDR Peak 2% Window
261 cd/m²
HDR Peak 10% Window
262 cd/m²
HDR Peak 25% Window
262 cd/m²
HDR Peak 50% Window
262 cd/m²
HDR Peak 100% Window
262 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 2% Window
261 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 10% Window
261 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 25% Window
261 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 50% Window
262 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 100% Window
262 cd/m²
HDR ABL
0.000

The Hisense H6500 Series' HDR peak brightness is inadequate. Unfortunately, you won't be able to enjoy a nice HDR experience as the TV can't deliver bright highlights as it should.

We measured the HDR peak brightness without calibration, in the 'HDR Theater' Picture Mode with all other settings left at their default values.

If accuracy isn't as important to you, the 'HDR Standard' Picture Mode is slightly brighter. We measured a peak of 315 cd/m² on a 10% window.

6.0
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.428 %
50% DSE
0.266 %
5% Std. Dev.
1.774 %
5% DSE
0.134 %

The Hisense H6500 Series has mediocre gray uniformity. Unfortunately, the image has some vignetting as you can see in the photo above, and rather noticeable dirty screen effect which will bother sports fans. The situation doesn't improve much in darker scenes.

We noticed that there are some faint vertical bands that are more visible when the TV displays a uniform color scene. You can see them better on the temporary image retention photo. We aren't sure if these are uniformity issues and if they're only specific to our unit.

4.8
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
22 °
Color Shift
21 °
Brightness Loss
29 °
Black Level Raise
12 °
Gamma Shift
11 °

The Hisense H6500 Series has poor viewing angles. The image loses accuracy as soon as you deviate from being straight in front. This isn't a good TV for watching sports with a group of friends, as those sitting on the side won't enjoy an accurate image. For an image that remains accurate for wider angles, check out an IPS TV like the LG UM6900.

8.6
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
0.747 %
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

Our Hisense H6500 Series' black uniformity is excellent. However, as this can be unit-specific, this might not be the case on your TV. If you experience black uniformity issues, please let us know in the discussions below.

7.4
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
5.1 %
Indirect Reflections
0.6 %
Calculated Direct Reflections
4.5 %

This TV has good reflection handling. You shouldn't have issues if your room has a few more lights, but if you place it in front of a large window, then the reflections will be distracting. Also, due to the sub-par peak brightness, it isn't recommended that you place this TV in a bright room.

6.2
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
5.04
Color dE
2.93
Gamma
2.08
Color Temperature
5811 K
Picture Mode
Theater Night
Color Temp Setting
Low
Gamma Setting
2.2

The Hisense H6500 Series' pre-calibration color accuracy is mediocre. There are noticeable errors in the grays, and some inaccuracies in the colors as well. The color temperature is warm, which explains the reddish and yellowish tint in the image. Finally, gamma doesn't follow the target curve well, so most scenes are brighter than they should be.

9.2
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.97
Color dE
1.38
Gamma
2.18
Color Temperature
6508 K
White Balance Calibration
20 point
Color Calibration
Yes
Auto-Calibration Function
No

Excellent accuracy after calibration. The few remaining inaccuracies are not noticeable by most people. Gamma is much closer to the target, but some very dark scenes and some very bright ones are over-brightened.

You can see our recommended settings here.

6.0
Picture Quality
480p Input

This TV has mediocre upscaling of 480p content. When watching DVDs or other 480p content, the image takes a warm tone that can't be removed. Also, there are more artifacts and blotches than most of the TVs we've tested so far. If you want a TV that upscales 480p content a lot better, look into the Hisense H6570G.

6.5
Picture Quality
720p Input

The TV can't upscale cable content well and performs only decently. Compared to other TVs like the Vizio M Series Quantum 2019, the Hisense performs worse. This isn't a good TV to watch your favorite TV show.

9.0
Picture Quality
1080p Input

1080p content, like from Blu-rays, displays almost perfectly on this TV, and is very similar to higher-end 2019 Hisense models like the Hisense H8F or the Hisense H9F.

10
Picture Quality
4k Input

The TV displays native 4k content flawlessly.

0
Picture Quality
8k Input
Picture Quality
Pixels
6.9
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI P3 xy
76.04 %
DCI P3 uv
83.46 %
Rec 2020 xy
54.66 %
Rec 2020 uv
60.95 %

The H6500 Series has a decent color gamut. Unfortunately, it can't display a wide color gamut as it can't cover the Rec. 2020 color space well, as the Hisense H8F does.

The EOTF (Electro-Optical Transfer Function) doesn't follow the PQ curve properly, and dark scenes appear brighter than they should. In 'Game' mode, the EOTF is almost identical.

If you want to make HDR brighter, check out our recommended settings here. With these settings, HDR content and especially bright scenes appear a bit brighter, as shown here.

6.5
Picture Quality
Color Volume
Normalized DCI P3 Coverage ITP
74.9 %
10,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
28.4 %
Normalized Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
54.1 %
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
20.4 %

Decent color volume. The Hisense H6500 Series can deliver dark saturated colors, mainly thanks to its excellent contrast ratio. Most colors are almost as bright as pure white, which is great. Unfortunately, like the vast majority of LCD TVs, the H6500 Series can't produce very bright blues.

7.2
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit
Red (Std. Dev.)
0.115 dE
Green (Std. Dev.)
0.135 dE
Blue (Std. Dev.)
0.148 dE
Gray (Std. Dev.)
0.133 dE

The Hisense H6500 Series has decent gradient performance. There's some visible banding in the grays and the greens, but otherwise, the TV displays gradients okay.

As noted in the gray uniformity box, the TV displays some vertical bands when displaying a uniform color. We aren't sure what's causing this or if it's only specific to our unit.

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 on the H6500 Series, even immediately after displaying our high-contrast static test image for 10 minutes.

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
7.9
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
5.2 ms
100% Response Time
12.8 ms

The TV has an excellent overall response time. It's very fast and displays crisp motion with very little blur. Unfortunately, there's a ripple present in the 0%-20% transition which, although hardly noticeable, causes a little extra blur in dark scenes. Also, the flicker that's present at any backlight level below '100' causes noticeable duplications, as seen in the response time photo.

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

The TV uses PWM to dim its backlight. Unfortunately, the flicker frequency is low and causes noticeable duplications. Flicker is present at all backlight levels below '100'.

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

There's no optional black frame insertion feature on the Hisense H6500 Series to improve the appearance of motion. However, the TV has flicker at all backlight levels below '100'.

Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
No
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
No

The Hisense H6500 Series has no motion interpolation feature.

7.3
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
28.9 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
3.9 ms

The H6500 Series has decent stutter performance. Although the response time is fast, it doesn't cause much noticeable stutter when playing movies. However, you'll still notice stutter in some slow, panning shots of 24p content, like movies.

0
Motion
24p Judder
Judder-Free 24p
No
Judder-Free 24p via 60p
No
Judder-Free 24p via 60i
No
Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps
No

Unfortunately, this TV can't remove judder from any source.

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 have any advanced gaming features like FreeSync.

Inputs
7.9
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60 Hz
10.9 ms
1080p @ 60 Hz Outside Game Mode
44.6 ms
1440p @ 60 Hz
10.5 ms
4k @ 60 Hz
27.1 ms
4k @ 60 Hz + 10 bit HDR
29.8 ms
4k @ 60 Hz @ 4:4:4
N/A
4k @ 60 Hz Outside Game Mode
43.9 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

The Hisense H6500 Series has an exceptionally low input lag provided you're in 'Game' mode. Unfortunately, when the TV is in HDR mode, the input lag is slightly higher than most TVs.

4.2
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60 Hz @ 4:4:4
No
1080p @ 120 Hz
No
1440p @ 60 Hz
Yes (forced resolution required)
1440p @ 120 Hz
No
4k @ 60 Hz
Yes
4k @ 60 Hz @ 4:4:4
No
4k @ 120 Hz
No
8k @ 30 Hz or 24 Hz
No
8k @ 60 Hz
No

The TV supports the most common resolutions, but unfortunately can't display chroma 4:4:4 properly in any of them. This means that when you use it with a PC, the text won't be clear. For HDR you should enable the 'HDMI 2.0 Enhanced Format'.

Inputs
Input Photos