Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Hisense H6570F TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.3
7.0
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
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6.1
Movies
7.0
TV Shows
6.9
Sports
8.1
Video Games
6.5
HDR Movies
7.6
HDR Gaming
7.2
PC Monitor
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.

Test Results
Design 7.0
Picture Quality 6.9
Motion 6.1
Inputs 8.4
Sound Quality 5.6
Smart Features 8.2
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.

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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.

7.0

Design

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.

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".

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.

Borders
Borders : 0.59" (1.5 cm)

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

Thickness
Max Thickness : 3.19" (8.1 cm)

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

Temperature
Maximum Temperature
:
94 °F (35 °C)
Average Temperature
:
91 °F (33 °C)
6.5 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.

6.9

Picture Quality

The H6570 has a decent picture quality. It can deliver deep, uniform blacks in a dark room thanks to its high contrast ratio and excellent black uniformity, but lacks a local dimming feature to improve performance. Unfortunately, the TV can't get bright enough to fight the glare of a bright room, and when in HDR it fails to deliver highlights that pop or vivid colors. The gray uniformity is mediocre and the viewing angles are poor, but on the upside the reflection handling is good and a few more lights in the room won't be too distracting. Unfortunately, the upscaling capabilities of lower resolution content are worse than most TVs we've tested.

9.0 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 Local Dimming
Local Dimming
:
No
Backlight
:
Direct

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

5.9 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.

5.6 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 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 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 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.

7.9 Reflections
Screen Finish
:
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
:
5.1 %
Indirect Reflections
:
0.6 %

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 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 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 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.

6.5 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 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 4k Input

The TV displays native 4k content flawlessly.

6.9 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 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 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 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 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.

Pixels
6.1

Motion

The Hisense H6500 Series' overall motion handling is mediocre. It has a fast response time that delivers crisp motion but unfortunately, the TV's backlight uses PWM to dim. This causes duplications in motion at all luminosity levels except when at '100'. There's some stutter present in movies or other 24p content, but it isn't very noticeable. There's no motion interpolation feature to please the soap opera effect fans, and there isn't a setting to help remove judder from movies. Finally, the TV doesn't support any advanced gaming features like FreeSync.

8.7 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 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 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'.

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

The Hisense H6500 Series has no motion interpolation feature.

7.3 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 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 Variable Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
:
60 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
:
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.

8.4

Inputs

The Hisense H6500 Series has an excellent low input lag when in 'Game' mode. It supports the most common resolutions at 60Hz, but unfortunately can't display chroma 4:4:4 properly, meaning that when used as a PC monitor, text doesn't look clear.

9.1 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 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'.

Input Photos
Total Inputs
HDMI : 3
USB : 2
Digital Optical Audio Out : 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm : 1
Analog Audio Out RCA : 0
Component In : 0
Composite In : 1
Tuner (Cable/Ant) : 1
Ethernet : 1
DisplayPort : 0
IR In : 0
SD/SDHC : 0
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
:
Yes
HDR10+
:
No
Dolby Vision
:
Yes
HLG
:
Yes
3D
:
No
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth
:
Yes (HDMI 1,2,3)
HDMI 2.1
:
No
CEC : Yes
HDCP 2.2 : Yes (HDMI 1,2,3)
USB 3.0
:
No
Variable Analog Audio Out : Yes
Wi-Fi Support : Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)
Audio Passthrough
ARC
:
Yes (HDMI 1)
eARC support
:
No
Dolby Atmos via TrueHD via eARC
:
No
DTS:X via DTS-HD MA via eARC
:
No
5.1 Dolby Digital via ARC
:
Yes
5.1 DTS via ARC
:
Yes
5.1 Dolby Digital via Optical
:
Yes
5.1 DTS via Optical
:
Yes
5.6

Sound Quality

The Hisense H6500 Series has disappointing sound performance. There's almost no bass, and no airiness in its treble. On the upside, it can get fairly loud, with just a few compression artifacts. For better sound, however, dedicated speakers or a soundbar are recommended.

5.0 Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
:
142.54 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
:
7.48 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
:
7.63 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
:
8.45 dB
Max
:
93.1 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
:
1.97 dB

The H6500 Series has a disappointing frequency response. The low-frequency extension (LFE) is bad, and the TV delivers bass with no thump or rumble, and with very little punch. Above the LFE, the frequency response is relatively flat in the mid-range, but drops quickly once in the high treble range. This means that dialogue is clear but lacks airiness. This TV can get quite loud with very few compression artifacts, which is great.

7.3 Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
:
0.052
Weighted THD @ Max
:
0.238
IMD @ 80
:
1.51 %
IMD @ Max