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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We tested the 55" H6570F (55H6570F), and we expect our results to also be valid for the 43" (43H6570F), the 50" (50H6570F), and the 65" (65H6570F) models.
If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their Hisense H6500 Series doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we will update the review. Note that some tests such as the gray uniformity may vary between individual units.
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The 55H6570F we reviewed was manufactured in Aug. 2019.
The Hisense H6570F is an entry-level budget TV that doesn't offer impressive performance. It is, however, a decent TV for the price. See our recommendations for the best LED TVs, the best budget TVs, and the best TVs under $300.
The Hisense H6570G is only a slight upgrade over its predecessor, the Hisense H6570F. The H6570G upscales 720p and 1080p content much better, it automatically removes judder from 24p sources, and it displays proper chroma 4:4:4 if you want to use it as a PC. However, the H6570F has much better uniformity, but this may vary between units.
The TCL 4 Series 2019 is better than the Hisense H6570F. The TCL displays 720p cable content significantly better than the Hisense, and has a better input lag with HDR content, which is great for games. Also, the TCL can remove judder from movies but has worse black uniformity, which matters in dark scenes when in a dark room.
The TCL 6 Series 2018 is a much better TV than the Hisense H6570F. The TCL is significantly better for movies and HDR content thanks to its local dimming feature, much higher peak brightness, better out-of-the-box color accuracy, better upscaling, and much wider color gamut. It's also better for sports thanks to its significantly better motion handling. On the other hand, the Hisense using Android TV for its smart features, which is a bit more difficult to use than Roku on the TCL, but is more customizable and has more available apps.
These two TVs have different panels, each with advantages and disadvantages. The LG UM6900 is an IPS TV and is more suitable for wide seating arrangements, as the image remains accurate when viewed from the side. The Hisense H6570F, on the other hand, delivers deep blacks in a dark room, which is great for watching movies provided you sit straight in front. The LG also offers some motion processing features, like motion interpolation and judder removal from movies, that the Hisense lacks.
The Vizio V Series 2019 is better than the Hisense H6570F. The Vizio can get brighter and performs better in slightly brighter rooms than the Hisense. The Vizio also has better viewing angles despite being a VA panel and is a better choice for watching TV while walking around. Finally, the Vizio can remove judder from movies, but has a little more blur in fast-moving content.
The Toshiba Fire TV 2019 and the Hisense H6570F have very similar overall performance. The Hisense delivers deeper blacks in a dark room but can't get as bright as the Toshiba. The Toshiba is a better choice for a brighter room, while the Hisense is better for dark room viewing. Also, if you're a fan of TV shows, you should consider that the Toshiba has better upscaling of 720p content and also supports motion interpolation. The H6570F offers a more responsive gaming experience thanks to the lower input lag.
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.
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".
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.
The borders are relatively thick, but won't really bother your viewing experience.
The TV is slightly thick and will stick out a little when wall-mounted.
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.
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.
This TV doesn't have a local dimming feature. The video is provided for reference only.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We don't expect VA panels to experience permanent image retention, as the VA panel in our long-term test appears immune.
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.
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'.
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'.
The Hisense H6500 Series has no motion interpolation feature.
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.
Unfortunately, this TV can't remove judder from any source.
This TV doesn't have any advanced gaming features like FreeSync.
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.
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'.
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.
The Hisense H6500 Series' distortion handling is decent. The harmonic distortion is low at lower volumes, but it does increase noticeably at maximum volume.
The interface of the TV is simple and fairly easy to use. Although we didn't run into any issues while testing, the feel of the interface isn't as smooth as on higher-end models that run the same interface.
We didn't encounter any ads while testing this TV, which is great. However, we did encounter suggested content, but you have the option to opt-out.
The Android TV interface offers you access to the Google Play Store with a large number of apps, which will cover your needs.
The single button that's located under the Hisense logo can power the TV on and off and allows you to select the input source.