Hisense R6090G TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.6
Reviewed Nov 26, 2020 at 10:49 am
Hisense R6090G Picture
6.9
Mixed Usage
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6.9
Movies
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7.1
TV Shows
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6.7
Sports
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7.0
Video Games
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6.5
HDR Movies
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Type LED
Sub-Type
VA
Resolution 4k

The Hisense R6090G is an okay entry-level TV. It's one of the few options in Hisense's lineup that comes with Roku TV instead of the Android TV found on most of their models. The interface is easy-to-use and there are a ton of apps you can download through the app store. It has a VA panel with an amazing contrast ratio that helps it display deep blacks when viewed in the dark. It lacks many extra features, such as local dimming, but still delivers decent picture quality and upscales lower-resolution content without any issues. Unfortunately, it has narrow viewing angles, so it's not suggested for wide seating arrangements as you lose image accuracy when viewing from the sides. It doesn't deliver a good HDR experience either due to its low peak brightness and inability to display a wide color gamut. Lastly, most casual gamers should enjoy its excellent low input lag and decent response time.

Our Verdict

6.9 Mixed Usage

The Hisense R6090G is an okay overall TV. It performs best in dark rooms thanks to the VA panel's amazing native contrast ratio. Its low input lag and decent response time make it a good choice for gaming. Sadly, it has narrow viewing angles, so it's not suggested for watching TV with a large group of friends or family. Also, it doesn't provide a satisfactory HDR experience because of its low peak brightness and lack of a wide color gamut.

Pros
  • Amazing native contrast.
  • Good reflection handling.
  • Excellent low input lag.
Cons
  • Uniformity issues.
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Low peak brightness.
6.9 Movies

The Hisense R6090G is okay for watching movies. It has an amazing contrast ratio that helps it display deep blacks, so it's a great choice for watching movies in dark rooms. However, it doesn't have a local dimming feature to further improve the black level. It also displays 1080p and 4k content perfectly and removes judder from native 24p sources.

Pros
  • Amazing native contrast.
  • Automatically removes judder from native 24p sources.
Cons
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Uniformity issues.
7.1 TV Shows

The Hisense R6090G is decent for watching TV shows. It doesn't have any trouble upscaling 720p content, such as from cable boxes. It has good reflection handling, but it doesn't get bright enough to combat glare in well-lit rooms. It also has narrow viewing angles, so you lose image accuracy when viewing from the side.

Pros
  • Good reflection handling.
  • Upscales lower-resolution content well.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Low peak brightness.
6.7 Sports

The Hisense R6090G is alright for watching sports. It has a decent response time, but there's still some motion blur with fast-moving content. It has good reflection handling, but it's best to avoid using it in well-lit rooms as it doesn't get bright enough to combat glare. It's also not suggested for watching the game in a large group because it has narrow viewing angles.

Pros
  • Good reflection handling.
  • Upscales lower-resolution content well.
  • Decent response time.
Cons
  • Uniformity issues.
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Low peak brightness.
7.0 Video Games

The Hisense R6090G is decent for video games. It has an excellent low input lag that should please most gamers. It also has a decent response time, but you still may notice some motion blur. Also, it's limited to a 60Hz panel and doesn't support any variable refresh rate (VRR) technology to reduce screen tearing.

Pros
  • Amazing native contrast.
  • Decent response time.
  • Excellent low input lag.
Cons
  • Uniformity issues.
  • No variable refresh rate support.
6.5 HDR Movies

The Hisense R6090G is alright for watching HDR movies. It has an amazing contrast ratio, and it displays deep blacks when viewed in the dark. However, it lacks a local dimming feature to further improve picture quality in dark scenes. It also doesn't get bright enough in HDR to make highlights pop, and it can't display a wide color gamut.

Pros
  • Amazing native contrast.
  • Automatically removes judder from native 24p sources.
Cons
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Low peak brightness.
  • Can't display wide color gamut.
6.9 HDR Gaming

The Hisense R6090G is okay for HDR gaming. It offers good gaming performance thanks to its very low input lag and decent response time. It has an amazing contrast ratio, but HDR content doesn't look all that different from SDR content as it can't display a wide color gamut and has low HDR peak brightness.

Pros
  • Amazing native contrast.
  • Decent response time.
  • Excellent low input lag.
Cons
  • No variable refresh rate support.
  • Low peak brightness.
  • Can't display wide color gamut.
7.5 PC Monitor

The Hisense R6090G is good to use as a PC monitor. It supports most common resolutions at 60Hz and displays proper chroma 4:4:4. It also has a low input lag to deliver a responsive desktop experience. However, it has narrow viewing angles, and the image may look washed out at the sides if you sit too close.

Pros
  • Excellent low input lag.
  • Displays chroma 4:4:4.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Low peak brightness.
  • 6.9 Mixed Usage
  • 6.9 Movies
  • 7.1 TV Shows
  • 6.7 Sports
  • 7.0 Video Games
  • 6.5 HDR Movies
  • 6.9 HDR Gaming
  • 7.5 PC Monitor
  1. Updated Mar 01, 2021: Retested SDR and HDR peak brightness.
  2. Updated Mar 01, 2021: Converted to Test Bench 1.6.
  3. Updated Dec 04, 2020: Listed the TV as being direct LED.

Test Results

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Market Context
Market Context
Market Context

The Hisense R6090G is an entry-level 4k TV in Hisense's 2020 lineup. The Roku-based R6 Series sits alongside the Hisense H65 Series, which has Android TV instead, and below the Hisense R8 Series. It competes with the TCL 4 Series 2020, Toshiba Fire TV 2020, and the Vizio V Series 2020.

Design
Design
Style
Curved No

The Hisense 55R6090G looks a lot like the Hisense H6570G with a decent style. It has slim borders on three sides and a slightly thicker bottom border, and it looks nice in any setting. It's made entirely out of plastic, and even though there's nothing premium about it, there's nothing bad about it either.

Design
Stand

The stand consists of two plastic feet that are almost as wide as the TV itself and they can't be moved inwards to accommodate smaller tables. The TV wobbles fairly easily when you move it around.

Footprint of the 55" inch TV: 40.6" x 8.2".

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 200x300

The back of the Hisense R6090G is exactly like the Hisense H6570G. It has a thin plastic back panel that feels like metal, and the plastic at the bottom feels more solid. Sadly, there's no cable management.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.35" (0.9 cm)

This TV has thin borders that aren't distracting.

Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 3.31" (8.4 cm)

The panel itself is fairly thin, but the TV may stick out a bit when you wall-mount because of the way the bottom part comes out.

6.5
Design
Build Quality

The Hisense R6090G has okay build quality. It's entirely made of plastic, which feels solid near the inputs, but bends easily everywhere else. It wobbles quite easily and feels like you can torque the entire screen. These shouldn't be issues if you just leave it in one spot, but it may pose a problem if you constantly need to move it around.

Picture Quality
8.9
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
5,408 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
N/A

The Hisense R6090G has an amazing contrast ratio, which is expected from a VA panel. It displays deep blacks when viewed in the dark. Note that contrast may vary between units.

5.7
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene Peak Brightness
227 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
239 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
249 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
249 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
249 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
250 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
239 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
249 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
249 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
249 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
249 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.003

Update 02/25/2021: We retested SDR peak brightness after measuring the HDR peak brightness in Game mode. This resulted in slightly lower SDR peak brightness.

The Hisense R6090G's peak brightness is disappointing. It doesn't get bright enough to combat glare, even in dim-to-moderately lit rooms. It maintains its brightness extremely consistent across different content, except small highlights are slightly less bright.

We measured peak brightness after calibration in the 'Movie' Picture Mode with Backlight at its max and Gamma at '2.2'.

If you don't care about image accuracy and want a slightly brighter image, set the Picture Mode to 'Normal', Color Temperature to 'Normal', Gamma to '1.8', and TV Brightness to 'Brighter'. We reached 306 cd/m² in the 10% window using these settings.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

Update 12/04/2020: We incorrectly listed it as being edge-lit, when the backlight is direct LED.

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

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming In Game Mode
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

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

4.8
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Real Scene Highlight
231 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
240 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
250 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
250 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
250 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
250 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
239 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
250 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
250 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
250 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
250 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.003

Update 02/25/2021: We retested HDR peak brightness after measuring the HDR peak brightness in Game mode. This resulted in slightly lower HDR peak brightness.

This TV has poor peak brightness in HDR. It doesn't get brighter than in SDR and it's not enough to make vivid colors pop. Once again, small highlights are slightly more dim than larger highlights.

We measured HDR peak brightness in the 'Dark HDR' Picture Mode with Backlight at its max and everything else at their default settings.

The EOTF follows the target curve fairly well until the roll off at its peak brightness, except some scenes are slightly over-brightened.

If you find HDR too dim and want a brighter image, use the 'Dark HDR' Picture Mode with Gamma set to '1.8', Color Temperature set to 'Cool', and Contrast and Backlight each at their max. This results in a noticeably brighter image, as seen in this EOTF. However, the image is inaccurate as increasing Contrast makes the image too blue, as seen in this color gamut photo.

4.8
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Real Scene Highlight
229 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
240 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
250 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
250 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
250 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
250 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
239 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
250 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
250 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
250 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
250 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.003

The HDR brightness in 'Game' mode is the same as outside of 'Game' mode. We used the same settings as the testing for the regular HDR peak brightness.

6.4
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
4.513%
50% DSE
0.231%
5% Std. Dev.
1.337%
5% DSE
0.120%

The Hisense 55R6090G has mediocre gray uniformity, but this may vary between units. Our unit actually looks a lot worse than it does in the picture as the edges are visibly darker. It's noticeable in real content with any full-sized image or videos where there isn't a lot of movement. There's also dirty screen effect in the center, which could get distracting during sports. The uniformity is better in near-dark scenes, but the vignetting is still visible.

9.0
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
0.647%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

The Hisense 55R6090G has outstanding black uniformity. However, it looks worse in person, and like with the gray uniformity, there's noticeable backlight bleed and vignetting along the edges. It's visible in real content and could be distracting when watching movies in dark rooms. Note that black uniformity may vary between units.

5.3
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
23°
Color Shift
21°
Brightness Loss
38°
Black Level Raise
19°
Gamma Shift
15°

The Hisense R6090G has narrow viewing angles, which is expected from a VA panel. You lose image accuracy when viewing from the side, so it's not ideal for a wide seating arrangement.

7.5
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
5.1%
Indirect Reflections
0.8%
Calculated Direct Reflections
4.3%

The reflection handling is good. It performs well with a moderate amount of light directed towards it, but it's best to avoid placing it in a well-lit room as the reflections may become too distracting.

7.6
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
2.84
Color dE
3.39
Gamma
2.31
Color Temperature
6,402 K
Picture Mode
Movie
Color Temp Setting
Warm
Gamma Setting
2.2

The Hisense R6090G has good out-of-the-box color accuracy, but this may vary between units. White balance and most colors are only a bit inaccurate, and the color temperature is close to the 6500K target. However, gamma seems to follow a target of 2.3 instead of 2.2, so most scenes are darker than they should be.

9.1
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.37
Color dE
1.98
Gamma
2.19
Color Temperature
6,512 K
White Balance Calibration
11 point
Color Calibration
Yes

The Hisense 55R6090G has outstanding color accuracy after calibration. Any remaining inaccuracies can't be spotted with the aid of a colorimeter, and the color temperature is almost spot on with the 6500K target. Gamma follows the target much better, except some really bright scenes are slightly too bright.

You can see our recommended settings here.

8.0
Picture Quality
480p Input

This TV upscales 480p content, such as from DVDs, without any issues.

8.0
Picture Quality
720p Input

The Hisense R6090G displays 720p content well and there aren't any artifacts.

9.0
Picture Quality
1080p Input

1080p content, such as from Blu-ray players, is displayed almost as well as native 4k content.

10
Picture Quality
4k Input

This TV displays native 4k content perfectly, and unlike the Hisense H6570G, there aren't any obvious artifacts.

0
Picture Quality
8k Input

This is a 4k TV that can't display an 8k input.

Picture Quality
Pixels

This TV uses a BGR subpixel layout, which may affect the way text is rendered when using it as a PC monitor. Read about it here.

6.7
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI P3 xy
74.03%
DCI P3 uv
80.18%
Rec 2020 xy
53.45%
Rec 2020 uv
59.67%

Like the Hisense H6510G, the Hisense R6090G has an okay color gamut, but it's not considered a wide color gamut for HDR content. It has good coverage of the commonly-used DCI P3 color space, but limited coverage of the wider Rec. 2020.

The EOTF follows the target curve fairly well until the roll off at its peak brightness, except some scenes are slightly over-brightened. It's the exact same with Game Mode enabled because you can enable it in any Picture Mode, as seen in this EOTF.

If you find HDR too dim and want a brighter image, use the 'Dark HDR' Picture Mode with Gamma set to '1.8', Color Temperature set to 'Cool', and Contrast and Backlight each at their max. This results in a noticeably brighter image, as seen in this EOTF. However, the image is inaccurate as increasing Contrast makes the image too blue, as seen in this color gamut photo.

5.8
Picture Quality
Color Volume
Normalized DCI P3 Coverage ITP
67.1%
10,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
26.8%
Normalized Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
49.3%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
19.7%

The color volume is disappointing. It displays dark, saturated colors well thanks to its amazing contrast. However, it's limited by the lack of a wide color gamut and by its low peak brightness.

6.7
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit
Red (Std. Dev.)
0.101
Green (Std. Dev.)
0.156
Blue (Std. Dev.)
0.132
Gray (Std. Dev.)
0.297

The Hisense R6090G has okay gradient handling. There's noticeable banding in all shades, especially with gray and green. The Noise Reduction setting in the Roku app doesn't improve the gradient handling at all.

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 some very minor signs of image retention after displaying a high-contrast static image, but it's not detected in our testing. However, this may vary between units.

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
7.2
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
6.2 ms
100% Response Time
16.3 ms

The Hisense R6090G has a decent response time, but you still may notice some motion blur in fast-moving scenes. There's a bit of overshoot in dark transitions, so you may notice some motion artifacts in dark scenes as well.

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

This TV uses Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) to dim its backlight at all brightness levels below 100. It's flicker-free with Backlight set to its max.

4.6
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Optional BFI
No
Min Flicker For 60 fps
180 Hz
60Hz For 60 fps
No
120Hz For 120 fps
N/A
Min Flicker for 60 fps in Game Mode
180 Hz

The Hisense R6090G doesn't have a Black Frame Insertion feature. The backlight flickers at 180Hz at all backlight levels below 100.

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

This TV doesn't have a motion interpolation feature.

7.9
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
25.4 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
0.4 ms

Due to the TV's somewhat slower response time, there's not much stutter when displaying lower-frame rate content.

7.8
Motion
24p Judder
Judder-Free 24p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60p
No
Judder-Free 24p via 60i
No
Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps
Yes

The Hisense R6090G automatically removes judder from native 24p sources, such as from Blu-ray players or native apps. There's no setting needed to remove it.

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 support any variable refresh rate technology.

Inputs
9.5
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
12.5 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
46.0 ms
1440p @ 60Hz
29.3 ms
4k @ 60Hz
12.7 ms
4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR
12.7 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
12.7 ms
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
46.0 ms
4k @ 60Hz With Interpolation
N/A
8k @ 60Hz
N/A
1080p @ 120Hz
N/A
1440p @ 120Hz
N/A
4k @ 120Hz
N/A
1080p with Variable Refresh Rate
N/A
1440p with VRR
N/A
4k with VRR
N/A
8k with VRR
N/A

The Hisense R6090G has an excellent low input lag, and it's a significant improvement over the Hisense H6570G and the Hisense H6510G. It stays low as long as you have Game Mode enabled, but it significantly increases with a 1440p resolution, so it's not ideal for 1440p games with the Xbox One Series X. If you want to use it as a PC monitor and want the lowest input lag possible, you just need to enable Game Mode.

8.3
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes (forced resolution required)
1440p @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No
8k @ 30Hz or 24Hz
No
8k @ 60Hz
No

This TV supports most comment resolutions at 60Hz and displays chroma 4:4:4 at any resolution. If you want to use it as a computer monitor and for it to display chroma 4:4:4, you just need to enable Game Mode. It also accepts 1080p and 1440p @ 120Hz signals, but it skips frames and doesn't display proper 4:4:4. For full-bandwidth signals, enable HDMI 2.0 for the input you're using.

Inputs
Advanced Console Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
No
PS5, 4k @ 120Hz + HDR
No
PS5, 4k @ 120Hz
No
PS5, 4k @ 60Hz + HDR
Yes
PS5, 1440p @ 120Hz
No
PS5, 1080p @ 120Hz
No
PS5, Variable Refresh Rate
No
Xbox Series X, 4k @ 120Hz + HDR
No
Xbox Series X, 4k @ 120Hz
No
Xbox Series X, 4k @ 60Hz + HDR
Yes
Xbox Series X, 1440p @ 120Hz
No
Xbox Series X, 1080p @ 120Hz
No
Xbox Series X, Variable Refresh Rate
No
Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Yes
HDR10+
No
Dolby Vision
Yes
HLG
Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 1,2,3)
HDMI 2.1 Class Bandwidth
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)
Inputs
Input Photos
Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 3
USB 1
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

The Hisense R6090G has one USB input, but the Hisense R6E3 variant at Walmart has two.

Inputs
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

This TV can pass both DTS and Dolby Digital via ARC or optical, which is great, but it doesn't support eARC. For ARC to work, simply enable ARC and set S/PDIF and ARC to 'Auto Passthrough'.

Sound Quality
5.1
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
126.99 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
5.81 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
6.40 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
7.75 dB
Max
86.9 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
3.73 dB

The Hisense R6090G has a bad frequency response. It doesn't produce any bass and doesn't get loud, either. However, it has a fairly well-balanced sound profile that helps with listening to clear dialogue.

7.2
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.335
Weighted THD @ Max
0.534
IMD @ 80
1.51%
IMD @ Max
4.80%

This TV has decent distortion performance. There's minimal distortion at moderate listening levels, and even though it slightly increases at its max volume, most people won't hear it and it depends on the volume.

Smart Features
8.0
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS Roku TV
Version 9.4.0
Ease of Use
Easy
Smoothness
Very Smooth
Time Taken to Select YouTube
3 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
4 s
Advanced Options
Many

The built-in Roku TV interface is easy-to-use and the menus are very smooth to navigate. We did experience one bug during testing; when we went to the 'Home' page and back to the input we were originally on, the screen would cut in half vertically, as seen in this photo. Returning to the 'Home' menu and back to the input once again resolved the issue the majority of the time. If you have this TV and experience the same issue, let us know.

0
Smart Features
Ad-Free
Ads
Yes
Opt-out
No
Suggested Content in Home
Yes
Opt-out of Suggested Content
No

There are ads and suggested content on the 'Home' page and there's no way to opt-out of them. We couldn't get a picture of them, but you can see the ads on the TCL 5 Series/S535 2020 QLED in this photo.

8.0
Smart Features
Apps and Features
App Selection
Great
App Smoothness
Average
Cast Capable
Yes
USB Drive Playback
Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback
Yes
HDR in Netflix
Yes
HDR in YouTube
Yes

The Roku app store has a great selection of apps you can download and they run smoothly for the most part.

7.0
Smart Features
Remote
Size
Small
Voice Control
Search, Some Other Features
CEC Menu Control
Yes
Other Smart Features
No
Remote App Roku

The Hisense R6090G comes with the same Roku remote as other TCL Roku TVs, such as the TCL 6 Series/R635 2020 QLED. It's a basic remote with quick-access buttons to popular streaming services. It doesn't have voice control but you can use the voice control feature in the Roku app on your mobile device. It allows you to change inputs and search for content, but you can't ask it to change settings on the TV.

Smart Features
TV Controls

There's a button underneath the TV that allows you to power it On/Off and change inputs.

Smart Features
In The Box

  • Remote (with 2x AAA batteries)
  • User manuals

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 41 W
Power Consumption (Max) 91 W
Firmware 9.4.0 build 4190-94

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 55 inch Hisense R6090G, and we expect our results to be valid for the 43 inch (43R6090G), 50 inch (50R6090G), and 65 inch (65R6090G) models as well. It's sold under different model names at various retailers, which are listed below, but we don't know for sure how those models perform. Note that the R6E3 model at Walmart has two USB inputs, while every other variant has one. The R6E3 model is available in a 43 inch, 50 inch, 65 inch, and 75 inch size; however, we aren't sure which retailers carry them. It's also sold in Canada at Walmart and Costco as the Hisense R61G. We aren't aware of any variants outside of North America.

Size Amazon Walmart Best Buy Costco Canada
43" 43R6090G - - 43R6090G5 43R61G
50" 50R6090G 50R6080G - 50R6090G5 50R61G 
55" 55R6090G 55R6080G 55R6070E3  55R6095G5  55R61G
58" - 58R6E3 - 58R61G
65" 65R6090G - 65R6090G5  65R61G 
75"  - - - - 75R61G 

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their Hisense R6090G doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we'll update the review. Note that some tests, such as the gray uniformity, may vary between individual units.

The unit we tested was manufactured in June 2020, and you can see the label here.

Compared To Other TVs

The Hisense R6090G is an okay overall TV and performs better than most budget-friendly options. It has much lower input lag than the Hisense H6510G, and it perfectly displays native 4k content, unlike the Toshiba Fire TV 2020. However, it costs more than most entry-level TVs, so if you don't need the low input lag for gaming, there are cheaper options elsewhere. Also see our recommendations for the best Roku TVs, the best 4k TVs, and the best budget TVs.

TCL 4 Series 2020
43" 50" 55" 65" 75" 85"

The Hisense R6090G is better than the TCL 4 Series 2020. The Hisense gets brighter, has slightly better reflection handling, has a quicker response time, and lower input lag. However, the TCL has much better out-of-the-box color accuracy and much better gradient handling.

TCL 5 Series/S535 2020 QLED
50" 55" 65" 75"

The TCL 5 Series/S535 2020 QLED is much better than the Hisense R6090G. The TCL has a full-array local dimming feature, it displays a much wider color gamut, has much better gradient handling, and has a quicker response time. However, the Hisense has better reflection handling.

Vizio V Series 2020
40" 43" 50" 55" 58" 60" 65" 70" 75"

The Hisense R6090G is a bit better than the Vizio V Series 2020. The Hisense gets brighter, does a better job at upscaling lower-resolution content, and has a quicker response time. However, the Vizio has slightly better reflection handling, much better gradient handling, and slightly lower input lag.

Hisense H6510G
50" 55" 65" 75" 85"

The Hisense R6090G is better than the Hisense H6510G. The R6090G gets brighter in SDR, has much better out-of-the-box color accuracy, a quicker response time, and much lower input lag. However, the H6510G has better gradient handling and it has a bit better contrast ratio.

Toshiba Fire TV 2020
43" 50" 55"

The Hisense R6090G is better than the Toshiba Fire TV 2020. The Hisense has better contrast, better out-of-the-box color accuracy, displays native 4k content perfectly, and has lower input lag. However, the Toshiba gets brighter in HDR and has a quicker response time.

LG GX OLED
55" 65" 77"

The LG GX OLED is significantly better than the Hisense R6090G. The LG has an OLED panel and it can individually turn off pixels, resulting in an infinite contrast ratio and perfect black uniformity. It also has wider viewing angles, better reflection handling, and it has a bunch of gaming features like VRR support. However, the Hisense doesn't have the risk of permanent burn-in the way OLEDs have.

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