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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.