Hisense U6G TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.6
Reviewed Jun 17, 2021 at 09:21 am
Hisense U6G Picture
8.1
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: none
8.3
Movies
Value for price beaten by
: none
8.0
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
: none
8.0
Sports
Value for price beaten by
: none
8.3
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
: none
8.1
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
: none
8.2
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
: none
8.0
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
: LG NANO81
Type LED
Sub-Type
VA
Resolution 4k

The Hisense U6G is a great TV overall. Although it's the entry-level model in Hisense's ULED lineup, it delivers an impressive overall experience, with excellent contrast, outstanding black uniformity, and a decent local dimming feature. It has a great response time, with a nearly flicker-free backlight and an optional black frame insertion feature. It's not as feature-rich as the more expensive models in Hisense's lineup, as it lacks any advanced gaming features like HDMI 2.1 or variable refresh rate (VRR) support, and it doesn't support eARC for lossless high-definition audio formats. If you don't care about those features, though, it's a great TV overall that should please most users.

Our Verdict

8.1 Mixed Usage

The Hisense U6G is a great TV for most uses. It's a great TV for watching sports or TV shows in a bright room unless you have a wide seating arrangement or watch with a large group of people. It's also a great choice for watching movies in SDR or HDR in a dark room, but it can't get very bright in HDR. It's also an impressive gaming TV, with low input lag and a great response time, but it doesn't support any advanced gaming features, like HDMI 2.1 or variable refresh rate technology (VRR), which may disappoint those looking to game on the latest consoles.

Pros
  • Excellent contrast.
  • Outstanding black uniformity.
  • Excellent reflection handling.
  • Huge selection of streaming apps.
Cons
  • Image degrades when viewed at an angle.
  • Ads throughout the smart interface.
8.3 Movies

The Hisense U6G is a great TV for watching movies in a dark room. It has excellent contrast and outstanding black uniformity, two of the most important factors in good picture quality in a dark room. It also has a decent local dimming feature to further improve contrast. It upscales lower resolution content well, which is great if you still have a large collection of DVDs. Unfortunately, it can't remove judder from some sources, which may be distracting to some users.

Pros
  • Excellent contrast.
  • Outstanding black uniformity.
  • Lower resolution content is upscaled well.
Cons
  • Can't remove judder from 60p/60i sources.
8.0 TV Shows

The Hisense U6G is great for watching TV shows in a bright living room. It has excellent reflection handling and great peak brightness, so glare shouldn't be an issue. Older cable television shows are upscaled well, and the unit we bought has good gray uniformity. The built-in Google Play Store has a huge selection of streaming apps, so you're sure to find your favorite streaming service without needing an external player. Unfortunately, the image degrades when viewed at an angle, so it's not the best choice for a wide seating arrangement or if you like to walk around with the TV on.

Pros
  • Excellent reflection handling.
  • Huge selection of streaming apps.
  • Lower resolution content is upscaled well.
Cons
  • Image degrades when viewed at an angle.
8.0 Sports

The Hisense U6G is a very good TV for watching sports in a bright room. It has excellent reflection handling and great peak brightness, so glare shouldn't be an issue in most rooms. It also has a fast response time, which is especially important in fast-moving games, as it results in clear motion with little blur. On the other hand, the image degrades when viewed at an angle, so it's not the best choice for a wide seating arrangement or for watching the big game with a group of friends.

Pros
  • Excellent reflection handling.
  • Great response time.
  • Lower resolution content is upscaled well.
Cons
  • Image degrades when viewed at an angle.
8.3 Video Games

The Hisense U6G is an impressive gaming TV. It has outstanding low input lag and a great response time, but dark scenes in some games are sometimes a bit blurry. It looks great in any setting, with excellent contrast for gaming in a dark room and excellent reflection handling for a brighter environment. Unfortunately, it doesn't support any advanced gaming features, like HDMI 2.1 or variable refresh rate technology (VRR), so it's not the best choice for next-generation console gamers.

Pros
  • Excellent contrast.
  • Outstanding black uniformity.
  • Great response time.
  • Outstanding low input lag.
Cons
  • No advanced gaming features, like variable refresh rate support (VRR).
  • No HDMI 2.1.
8.1 HDR Movies

The Hisense U6G is a great TV for watching movies in HDR. It has excellent contrast and outstanding black uniformity, which are two of the most important factors in a good HDR experience, and it has a decent local dimming feature. It can display a wide color gamut, so you can fully enjoy the latest HDR content. Unfortunately, it can't get very bright, so small highlights in some scenes don't stand out much. It also can't remove judder from some sources, which may be distracting for some users.

Pros
  • Excellent contrast.
  • Outstanding black uniformity.
  • Wide color gamut.
Cons
  • Just okay peak brightness in HDR.
  • Some scenes are brighter than they should be.
  • Can't remove judder from 60p/60i sources.
8.2 HDR Gaming

The Hisense U6G is a great TV for HDR gaming. It delivers a responsive gaming experience, thanks to the low input lag and fast response time. HDR content looks great for the most part, with excellent contrast, outstanding black uniformity, and a wide color gamut. It can't get very bright in HDR, though, so small highlights like particle effects in some games don't stand out as well as they should. Unfortunately, it's not the best choice for next-gen console gamers, as it doesn't have any HDMI 2.1 ports and doesn't support any advanced gaming features, like variable refresh rate technology (VRR).

Pros
  • Excellent contrast.
  • Outstanding black uniformity.
  • Great response time.
  • Outstanding low input lag.
  • Wide color gamut.
Cons
  • No advanced gaming features, like variable refresh rate support (VRR).
  • No HDMI 2.1.
  • Just okay peak brightness in HDR.
8.0 PC Monitor

The Hisense U6G is a great TV for use as a PC monitor, with some limitations. It has a great response time and outstanding low input lag, both of which are important for a responsive experience. It has excellent reflection handling and high peak brightness, and there's no risk of permanent burn-in with static images. Unfortunately, the BGR pixel structure isn't ideal for text clarity in some cases, as some Windows programs can't correct this. It also has narrow viewing angles, so the sides of the screen can appear non-uniform if you're sitting too close.

Pros
  • Excellent reflection handling.
  • Great response time.
  • Outstanding low input lag.
Cons
  • Image degrades when viewed at an angle.
  • No HDMI 2.1.
  • BGR subpixel layout can cause some issues with text.
  • 8.1 Mixed Usage
  • 8.3 Movies
  • 8.0 TV Shows
  • 8.0 Sports
  • 8.3 Video Games
  • 8.1 HDR Movies
  • 8.2 HDR Gaming
  • 8.0 PC Monitor

Test Results

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Market Context
Market Context
Market Context

The Hisense U6G is a budget 4k TV released as part of Hisense's 2021 ULED lineup. It sits above the A6 Series TVs and below the Hisense U7G. Its main competitors are the TCL 5 Series/S535 2020 QLED and the Vizio M8 Series Quantum 2020.

Design
Design
Style
Curved No

The Hisense U6G looks like a bit of a mix of the Hisense H8G and the Hisense H6570G. The modern design has thin bezels on three sides and slim feet that require a wide table but aren't the most solid.

Design
Stand

The Hisense U6G has a very similar stand to the Hisense H6570G. They're not the most solid though, and the TV wobbles a bit. There are about three inches between the table and the bottom of the TV, so most soundbars should fit without blocking the TV.

Footprint of the 65 inch stand: 43.2" x 12.2".

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 300x200

The back of the TV is very similar to the Hisense H8G. It's a mix of metal and plastic, but the metal portion feels cheap. There's a track near the bottom of the TV for cable management.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.35" (0.9 cm)
Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 3.07" (7.8 cm)
7.0
Design
Build Quality

Overall, this TV has decent build quality. It's mostly plastic, but there are no serious areas of concern in the build. The feet aren't the most solid, and the TV wobbles a bit, but it's not too bad.

Picture Quality
8.7
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
4,749 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
5,234 : 1

As expected for a VA panel, the Hisense U6G has excellent contrast, very similar to the Hisense H8G. The local dimming feature is effective at boosting contrast, but not significantly. Note that the contrast ratio can vary between individual units.

8.3
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene Peak Brightness
493 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
429 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
623 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
716 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
561 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
448 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
423 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
615 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
708 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
559 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
446 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.031

This TV has great peak brightness in SDR. There's some variation in peak brightness with different content (known as ABL), but it's minor.

We measured the brightness after calibration in the 'Theater Night' Picture Mode with the Backlight set to 'Max' and Local Dimming to 'High'.

7.0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
Yes
Backlight
Full-Array

This TV has a decent local dimming feature. There's very little black crush, which is great, but due to the limited number of zones (60 on our 65" model), the backlight doesn't dim very much in scenes with lots of small lights on a black background. Depending on the content, blooming is sometimes an issue, including around subtitles, but it's soft-looking and not very distracting. The biggest issue is with zone transitions, as they can be quite noticeable in some scenes. The Hisense U7G has a slightly better local dimming feature, but not enough to score higher.

Note: The 65 inch and 75 inch models have 60 local dimming zones, but the 55 inch and 50 inch versions only have 32 zones, so the local dimming feature might be a bit worse.

7.0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming In Game Mode
Local Dimming
Yes
Backlight
Full-Array

Local dimming performance is identical in Game Mode.

6.8
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Real Scene Highlight
493 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
427 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
639 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
755 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
603 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
475 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
423 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
630 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
743 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
600 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
473 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.032

The Hisense U6G has okay peak brightness in HDR. Small specular highlights don't stand out as well as they should, but most content is bright enough to deliver an okay HDR experience. Unfortunately, like the Hisense U8G, most scenes are displayed brighter than they should be. This isn't very noticeable in person unless you're comparing it with a more accurate display, but the U6G looks slightly washed out in some scenes.

If you prefer a brighter image over an accurate one, setting the Color Temperature to 'Medium' results in a slightly brighter image, as shown in this EOTF.

6.8
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Real Scene Highlight
493 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
445 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
650 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
750 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
593 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
469 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
439 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
643 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
741 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
590 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
467 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.031

There's no difference in the peak brightness of this TV in Game Mode.

7.5
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
1.592%
50% DSE
0.198%
5% Std. Dev.
1.084%
5% DSE
0.108%

The Hisense U6G we tested has good gray uniformity, but this varies between units. There's some noticeable dirty screen effect throughout. Near-dark scenes look a bit better, but there are still some noticeable issues in a dark room.

9.2
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
0.636%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
0.458%

The TV we tested has outstanding black uniformity, but this can vary between units. There's a bit of cloudiness throughout the screen, but enabling local dimming reduces this significantly.

5.6
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
26°
Color Shift
24°
Brightness Loss
35°
Black Level Raise
28°
Gamma Shift
18°

Unfortunately, the image degrades when viewed at an angle, which is expected for a VA-type panel. Moving even slightly off-center causes colors to washout and gamma to shift. If you have a wide seating arrangement, an IPS-type panel like the LG NANO90 2021 is a better choice.

8.6
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
2.7%
Indirect Reflections
0.7%
Calculated Direct Reflections
2.1%

This TV has amazing reflection handling. The semi-gloss finish reduces the intensity of direct reflections without causing them to smear across the display. Bright, direct reflections can still be distracting, though, so it's not perfect.

7.2
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
3.88
Color dE
2.34
Gamma
2.17
Color Temperature
5,799 K
Picture Mode
Theater Night
Color Temp Setting
Low
Gamma Setting
2.2

Out of the box, the TV we bought has decent accuracy, but this can vary between units. Gamma doesn't quite follow the 2.2 target for a dark room, and most scenes are brighter than they should be. The white balance isn't accurate, and the color temperature is a bit warm, giving everything a reddish tint. Most colors are okay, but enthusiasts might notice some issues with all lighter colors.

9.6
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.39
Color dE
0.81
Gamma
2.20
Color Temperature
6,514 K
White Balance Calibration
20 point
Color Calibration
Yes

This TV has outstanding accuracy after calibration. The white balance and gamma are nearly perfect, and the color temperature is extremely close to our target of 6500K. Most colors are displayed accurately, with the exception of pure blue, which is just as accurate as before.

You can see our recommended settings here.

8.0
Picture Quality
480p Input

480p content, like DVDs, is upscaled well, with no noticeable issues.

8.0
Picture Quality
720p Input

720p content is upscaled well.

9.0
Picture Quality
1080p Input

1080p content looks almost as good as native 4k.

10
Picture Quality
4k Input

Native 4k content is displayed perfectly, with no noticeable pixel issues or dithering.

0
Picture Quality
8k Input

This is a 4k TV that won't accept an 8k signal.

Picture Quality
Pixels

Like most TVs on the market, the Hisense U6G uses a BGR (Blue-Green-Red) subpixel layout instead of the traditional Red-Green-Blue layout. For video content, this doesn't cause any issues, but if you're planning on using this TV as a PC monitor, it might be an issue for text clarity. You can read more about this here.

8.3
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI P3 xy
93.47%
DCI P3 uv
95.54%
Rec 2020 xy
69.06%
Rec 2020 uv
75.14%

The Hisense U6G has a great color gamut, almost as good as the Hisense U8G, and a decent improvement over the Hisense H8G. It can display nearly all of the DCI P3 color space, which is used by most current HDR content. Coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 color space isn't as good.

7.9
Picture Quality
Color Volume
Normalized DCI P3 Coverage ITP
89.9%
10,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
40.6%
Normalized Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
68.2%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
30.9%

This TV has very good color volume. Thanks to the high contrast ratio, it can display dark, saturated colors well. It can't quite fill the full DCI P3 color gamut, and pure blues aren't as bright as pure white, but this is normal for LCDs.

8.0
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit
Red (Std. Dev.)
0.102
Green (Std. Dev.)
0.104
Blue (Std. Dev.)
0.086
Gray (Std. Dev.)
0.153

This TV has great gradient handling. There's some noticeable banding in darker shades, especially in grays, but it's not too bad. There are two optional settings that are supposed to help reduce banding, Noise Reduction and Digital Noise Reduction, but we found that they didn't do anything. We don't recommend leaving those settings enabled, though, as they can cause a loss of fine details in some scenes.

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 our unit, but this can vary.

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
8.2
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
4.0 ms
100% Response Time
11.6 ms

The Hisense U6G has a great response time. Like most VA-type displays, transitions out of dark scenes are slower, resulting in black smear behind fast-moving objects.

The Hisense U8G we tested had noticeable red ghosting in some scenes. We haven't seen any reports of this issue on the U6G yet, and ours doesn't have this problem. If you notice this issue, please let us know in the discussions below.

9.9
Motion
Flicker-Free
Flicker-Free
No
PWM Dimming Frequency
960 Hz

Like the Hisense U8G, the backlight on the Hisense U6G flickers at a very high frequency at all backlight levels. The flicker frequency doesn't change in other picture modes unless you enable the Black Frame Insertion feature.

10
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Optional BFI
Yes
Min Flicker For 60 fps
60 Hz
60Hz For 60 fps
Yes
120Hz For 120 fps
N/A
Min Flicker for 60 fps in Game Mode
60 Hz

The Hisense U6G has an optional Black Frame Insertion feature that can help reduce the appearance of persistence blur. Unfortunately, there's noticeable crosstalk, causing a duplicate image to appear, and the screen is noticeably darker. Note that our BFI scoring is based only on the supported frequency, not the actual effectiveness of the feature.

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

This TV doesn't have a motion interpolation feature. There is a bit of confusion around this, as the user manual for the U6G mentions motion interpolation, with a note that not all models have it. Hisense has confirmed that this model doesn't have this feature, though.

7.1
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
30.1 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
5.1 ms

The response time of this TV is slow enough that there's not that much stutter when watching movies. It might still be noticeable in some scenes, though, especially in slow-panning shots.

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 U6G can remove judder from most sources, with no additional settings required. Unfortunately, it can't remove judder from sources that send movies in a 60Hz signal, which may be distracting for some viewers.

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

The Hisense U6G has a simple 60Hz refresh rate, and it doesn't support variable refresh rate technology (VRR).

Inputs
9.7
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
10.8 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
44.2 ms
1440p @ 60Hz
10.9 ms
4k @ 60Hz
10.9 ms
4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR
10.9 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
10.9 ms
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
44.3 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

This TV has outstanding low input lag, so you can respond quickly to the action on screen. Even outside of Game Mode, the input lag is much lower than most TVs on the market and is quite usable for slower games.

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

Most common resolutions are supported, but 1440p requires a forced resolution. This can be done by overriding the HDMI settings on an Xbox or by creating a custom resolution in the control panel for your graphics card.

Inputs
Advanced Console Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
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

This TV doesn't support 4k @ 120Hz on new consoles, as it lacks the necessary HDMI 2.1 ports.

Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Yes
HDR10+
Yes
Dolby Vision
Yes
HLG
Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
HDMI 2.1 Class Bandwidth
No
CEC Yes
HDCP 2.2 Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
USB 3.0
No
Variable Analog Audio Out Yes
Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

Unlike the Hisense U7G and Hisense U8G, this TV doesn't have any HDMI 2.1 ports.

Inputs
Input Photos
Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 4
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
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
Sound Quality
6.4
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
89.80 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
5.24 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
5.39 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
7.41 dB
Max
94.2 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
3.62 dB

The Hisense U6G has a mediocre frequency response. Like most TVs, there's almost no bass response, and it can't produce any thump or rumble. Above the low-frequency extension, the sound profile is closer to flat, except for high treble sounds, so most dialogue is clear. It can get very loud, but there's some compression and pumping at high volumes.

6.9
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.039
Weighted THD @ Max
0.729
IMD @ 80
4.48%
IMD @ Max
17.71%

This TV has alright distortion. At moderate volumes, there's little harmonic distortion, but it increases significantly at max volume. This can vary depending on the content, though, and not everyone will even hear it.

Smart Features
8.0
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS Android TV
Version 10
Ease of Use
Average
Smoothness
Very Smooth
Time Taken to Select YouTube
2 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
3 s
Advanced Options
Many

The Hisense U6G runs Android TV 10, as Hisense has decided not to follow Sony in switching to the new Google TV interface. The interface is smoother and faster than the 2020 models, and we didn't encounter any bugs or issues while using it.

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

Unfortunately, like most TVs on the market, there are ads throughout the home page and the app store.

9.0
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
8.0
Smart Features
Remote
Size
Large
Voice Control
Many Features
CEC Menu Control
Yes
Other Smart Features
No
Remote App Hisense RemoteNOW

The remote is a bit different from the one included with the Hisense U8G. It features a full numpad and six quick access buttons that can't be reassigned. It has a built-in mic for voice control through Google Assistant or Alexa. Voice commands can be used to search for content, change inputs, or ask simple questions.

Smart Features
TV Controls
Smart Features
In The Box

  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Remote
  • Batteries
  • Power cable

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 63 W
Power Consumption (Max) 179 W
Firmware V0000.01.00A.K0603

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 65 inch Hisense U6G (65U6G), and we expect our results to be valid for the 50 inch (50U6G) model, the 55 inch (55U6G) model, and the 75 inch (75U6G) model too. In Canada, this model is known as the Hisense U68G; we expect it to perform the same. Unfortunately, Hisense releases different product lines in different regions, so we don't expect our results to be valid for international models, even if they have the same name. We don't know any equivalent model outside Canada and the U.S.

 Size US Model Canada Model Local Dimming Zones
50" 50U6G 50U68G 32
55" 55U6G 55U68G 32
65" 65U6G 65U68G 60
75" 75U6G 75U68G 60

If someone comes across a different type of panel or their Hisense U6G doesn't correspond to our review, let us know, and we'll update the review. Note that some tests like the gray uniformity may vary between individual units.

The unit we reviewed was manufactured in January 2021, and you can see the label here.

Compared To Other TVs

The Hisense U6G is an impressive budget TV. While it lacks some of the more advanced gaming features found on the higher-end Hisense ULED models like the Hisense U7G or the Hisense U8G, it's a great choice for watching movies or TV shows, or if you just aren't interested in the next-gen consoles.

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Hisense U8G
55" 65"

The Hisense U8G is better than the Hisense U6G. The U8G can remove judder from any source, it has an optional motion interpolation feature, it's brighter, and it has a better local dimming feature. The U8G is also more future-proof, especially for gaming, as it has 2 HDMI 2.1 ports, it can display 4k @ 120Hz signals from the next-gen consoles, and it supports variable refresh rate technology (VRR).

Hisense H8G
50" 55" 65" 75"

The Hisense U6G is better than the Hisense H8G. The U6G has much better black uniformity and better reflection handling, so it's a bit more versatile. The U6G also has a slightly faster response time, and the unit we tested has better gray uniformity. 

Hisense H9G
55" 65"

The Hisense H9G is better than the Hisense U6G. The H9G is much brighter, especially in HDR, it has a better local dimming feature, and it can remove judder from any source. The H9G also has a higher refresh rate, making it a slightly better choice for gamers. On the other hand, the interface of the U6G is faster and a bit smoother.

LG C1 OLED
48" 55" 65" 77" 83"

The Hisense U6G and the LG C1 OLED use different panel technologies, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, but the LG is much better overall for most people. The LG has much better contrast and perfect black uniformity, without the downsides of a local dimming system, and it has a nearly instantaneous response time. On the other hand, the Hisense is a lot brighter in SDR, and there's no risk of permanent burn-in when exposed to static images.

Hisense U7G
55" 65" 75"

The Hisense U6G and the Hisense U7G are very similar overall, with a few minor differences between them. The U6G has better reflection handling and better black uniformity. The U7G has better contrast, it's a bit brighter in SDR and a lot brighter in HDR. The U7G is also slightly better for gaming, with a higher native refresh rate, FreeSync support, and two HDMI 2.1 ports.

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

The Hisense U6G is much better than the TCL 5 Series/S535 2020 QLED. The Hisense is a lot brighter, has better reflection handling, better black uniformity, and better gray uniformity. On the other hand, the TCL has better contrast, although this isn't a very noticeable difference, and it can remove judder from 60Hz sources, like a cable box.

TCL 6 Series/R635 2020 QLED
55" 65" 75"

The Hisense U6G is a bit better than the TCL 6 Series/R635 2020 QLED. The Hisense has much better black uniformity, better reflection handling, and a better local dimming feature. On the other hand, the TCL has better contrast, although this isn't a very noticeable difference, and the TCL can remove judder from more sources, including 60Hz sources like a cable box.

Hisense A6G
43" 50" 55" 58" 60" 65" 70" 75" 85"

The Hisense U6G is better than the Hisense A6G overall, but as they use different panel technologies, the A6G might be a better choice for some people. The U6G uses a VA panel, resulting in much better contrast and better black uniformity, making it the better choice for a dark room. The A6G uses an IPS panel, so it might be a better choice if you have a wide seating arrangement, as the image remains accurate at an angle.

Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2020
50" 55" 65"

The Hisense U6G is much better than the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2020. The Hisense has much better black uniformity, a better local dimming feature, and better gray uniformity. The Hisense also has much better reflection handling, and it's a lot brighter, making it a better choice for a bright room. The Hisense upscales lower resolution content, like DVDs, better than the Vizio.

Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2021
50" 55" 58" 70" 75"

The Hisense U6G is better overall than the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2021. The Hisense is a much better choice to use in well-lit rooms because it gets much brighter and has superior reflection handling. The Hisense also has a better local dimming feature, but the Vizio displays deeper blacks because it has higher native contrast. Motion looks smoother on the Hisense thanks to the quicker response time, but the Vizio has more gaming features like VRR support.

Vizio V5 Series 2021
43" 50" 55" 58" 65" 70" 75"

The Hisense U6G is significantly better than the Vizio V5 Series 2021. The Hisense has more features like full-array local dimming, a wide color gamut for HDR content, and the built-in Android TV has a Google Play Store. The Hisense gets significantly brighter and has better reflection handling, so it's a better choice for watching HDR content or using it in well-lit rooms. Lastly, the Hisense even has a quicker response time for smoother motion.

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