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Hisense U6G TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.8
Updated Nov 16, 2022 at 08:20 am
Hisense U6G Picture
8.0
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: TCL 5 Series/S555 2022 QLED
8.3
Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series
7.8
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6H
7.7
Sports
Value for price beaten by
: none
8.2
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
: TCL 5 Series/S555 2022 QLED
8.1
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series
8.3
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
: TCL 5 Series/S555 2022 QLED
7.8
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
: LG QNED80
This TV was replaced by the Hisense U6H
Type LED
Sub-Type
VA
Resolution 4k

The Hisense U6G is an entry-level TV in Hisense's 2021 ULED lineup. It's a budget-friendly model that delivers better picture quality than most other low-cost TVs, and it rivals more expensive options, but it's limited on extra features. It has a VA panel that performs well both in dark and bright rooms as it displays deep blacks for a great dark room viewing experience, and even in bright rooms, it gets bright enough to fight glare. It comes with Android TV as its built-in smart interface, which has a ton of apps available to download but takes a bit of time to learn. It supports both Dolby Vision and HDR10+, so it can stream your favorite content no matter which format it's in. Unfortunately, it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.0 bandwidth, so you can't use it for high-frame-rate gaming, and it doesn't support any variable refresh rate (VRR) technology to reduce screen tearing.

Our Verdict

8.0 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 because it gets bright enough to fight glare, but it's not good for wide seating arrangements as it has narrow viewing angles, meaning the image looks washed out from the sides. It's a great choice for watching movies in a dark room because it displays deep blacks, but small highlights don't pop in HDR. It's also an impressive gaming TV, with low input lag and a great response time for smooth motion handling. However, it doesn't support HDMI 2.1 bandwidth or variable refresh rate technology, which is disappointing if you have an Xbox Series X or PS5.

Pros
  • Excellent contrast.
  • Outstanding black uniformity.
  • Decent 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. It has excellent contrast and outstanding black uniformity, so it displays deep, dark blacks in dark rooms with only a bit of blooming around bright objects. 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 doesn't remove judder from 60p/i sources, so it can't improve the appearance of motion if you watch movies from a cable box.

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

The Hisense U6G is good for watching TV shows. It has decent reflection handling and great peak brightness, meaning glare won't be an issue in most rooms. Older cable TV shows are upscaled well, and the built-in Google Play Store has a huge selection of streaming apps, so you're sure to find your favorite streaming service. Unfortunately, it has narrow viewing angles, meaning it's not the best choice for a wide seating arrangement because the image looks inaccurate when viewing from the sides.

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

The Hisense U6G is a good TV for watching sports. It has decent reflection handling and great peak brightness, so glare isn't an issue if you have a few lights around. It also has a fast response time, which 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 watching the game with friends in a wide seating arrangement because you'll see an inaccurate image from the sides.

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

The Hisense U6G is a great gaming TV. It has low input lag for a responsive feel. It also has a great response time with smooth motion handling, but there's still smearing with fast-moving objects on dark backgrounds. It's also great for dark room gaming as it displays deep blacks, and the local dimming feature improves the contrast. Unfortunately, it doesn't support any advanced gaming features, like HDMI 2.1 bandwidth or variable refresh rate technology, so you won't get a tear-free gaming experience or play 4k @ 120 fps games.

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

The Hisense U6G is a great TV for watching HDR movies. It has excellent contrast and outstanding black uniformity, which helps it display deep blacks with minimal blooming, and it has a decent local dimming feature to improve the contrast. It displays a wide color gamut, so you'll get the wide range of colors needed in most movies. Unfortunately, it can't get very bright, so small highlights in some scenes don't stand out much.

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.
8.3 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, with excellent contrast and outstanding black uniformity for deep blacks, and it displays a wide range of colors. However, it can't get very bright in HDR, so small highlights don't stand out as well as they should. Also, it's not the best choice for next-gen console gamers, as it doesn't have HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, and it's limited to a 60Hz panel, so you can't use it for high-frame-rate gaming.

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

The Hisense U6G is a very good TV for use as a PC monitor. It has a great response time and outstanding low input lag, both of which are important for a responsive feel. It has decent reflection handling and high peak brightness, so visibility isn't a problem in a well-lit room. Unfortunately, the BGR pixel structure isn't ideal for text clarity as some Windows programs don't support it, so text looks blurry. It also has narrow viewing angles, so the sides of the screen appear non-uniform if you're sitting too close.

Pros
  • Decent reflection handling.
  • Great response time.
  • Outstanding low input lag.
Cons
  • Image degrades when viewed at an angle.
  • No HDMI 2.1 bandwidth.
  • BGR subpixel layout causes some issues with text.
  • 8.0 Mixed Usage
  • 8.3 Movies
  • 7.8 TV Shows
  • 7.7 Sports
  • 8.2 Video Games
  • 8.1 HDR Movies
  • 8.3 HDR Gaming
  • 7.8 PC Monitor
  1. Updated Nov 17, 2022: We uploaded the initial brightness measurements and uniformity photos for the Accelerated Longevity Test.
  2. Updated Aug 23, 2022: Reviewed the Hisense U6H and added that it supports eARC, unlike the U6G.
  3. Updated Aug 04, 2022: Updated to Test Bench 1.8, adding a new box for PQ EOTF tracking and updating our Color Volume and Color Gamut tests to better reflect real world usage. You can see our full changelog here.
  4. Updated Jul 25, 2022: Changed the HDR result in the PS5 and Xbox Series X Compatibility sections because there was a mistake that listed it as not supporting HDR.
  5. Updated Jul 14, 2022: Updated to Test Bench 1.7 with an updated HDR Brightness test that better reflects real world usage. We've also split the console compatibility boxes into separate PS5 Compatibility and Xbox Series X|S Compatibility tests. You can see our full changelog here.
  6. Updated Feb 25, 2022: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  7. Updated Dec 15, 2021: We incorrectly stated that this TV runs Android 10.
  8. Updated Dec 03, 2021: We retested the reflection handling of this TV and updated our results.
  9. Updated Jun 17, 2021: Review published.
  10. Updated Jun 11, 2021: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 65 inch Hisense U6G (65U6G), and the results are also valid for the 50 inch (50U6G), the 55 inch (55U6G), and the 75 inch (75U6G) models too. In Canada, it's known as the Hisense U68G, and it performs the same. Unfortunately, Hisense releases different product lines in various regions, so the results aren't valid for any models outside the United States and Canada. There's a different North American model called the Hisense U6GR, but it's completely different because it has VRR support and uses Roku TV.

 Size US Model Local Dimming Zones Panel Type Notes
50" 50U6G 32 VA Subpixel dithering affects text clarity
55" 55U6G 32 VA  
65" 65U6G 60 VA  
75" 75U6G 60 VA or ADS*  

There are reports that the 50 inch model has issues with subpixel dithering, negatively impacting the text clarity in PC Mode, but the other sizes don't have this problem. Also, there have been reports that some 75 inch units have an ADS panel (IPS-family). We've received confirmation of both VA and ADS panels, so we're not sure why some units are ADS and some are VA. If you get a 75 inch model with an ADS panel, it'll have a worse contrast with better viewing angles.

If you come across a different type of panel or your Hisense U6G doesn't correspond to the 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 HDMI 2.1 bandwidth or VRR support, it's a great choice for watching movies or TV shows or if you just aren't interested in the next-gen consoles. Overall, it offers better value than most budget TVs.

See our recommendations for the best 4k TVs, the best 65 inch TVs, and the best 4k gaming TVs.

TCL 5 Series/S546 2021 QLED
50" 55" 65" 75"

The Hisense U6G is better for most uses than the TCL 5 Series/S546 2021 QLED. They both have VA panels with a high contrast ratio, but the local dimming feature is better on the Hisense because there's less blooming. The Hisense also has slightly better reflection handling, making it a better choice for bright rooms, and it doesn't have trouble upscaling 480p content if you want to watch DVDs. The main advantage the TCL has over the Hisense is VRR support to reduce screen tearing in games, which the Hisense doesn't have. They have similar operating systems as the Hisense uses Android TV, and the TCL has Google TV, which is simply an upgraded version, but there are only a few minor differences between each.

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 black uniformity, but 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.

Hisense U6GR
55" 65"

The Hisense U6G and the Hisense U6GR are very similar TVs because they sit alongside each other in the 2021 Hisense ULED lineup. Picture quality is similar because they each have a VA panel with a high contrast ratio. Local dimming is decent on both, but it's slightly better on the U6GR because there's less blooming. The U6GR has a few more features, like VRR and eARC support, which the U6G doesn't have, but the U6G has better performance in a few areas, like its response time and out-of-the-box accuracy, and it doesn't have any issues upscaling 480p content. The U6G also uses Android TV, while the U6GR has Roku TV, and the U6G supports Bluetooth, which the U6GR doesn't.

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.

TCL 6 Series/R646 2021 QLED
55" 65" 75"

The Hisense U6G and the TCL 6 Series/R646 2021 QLED are both great TVs. They have similar characteristics, but there are a few differences between them. The TCL has Mini LED backlighting that allows it to get much brighter, especially in HDR, making highlights pop more. They each have decent local dimming features, but the one on the Hisense does a better job at displaying deeper blacks than on the TCL. The Hisense also doesn't have issues upscaling 480p content, which the TCL has issues. The main advantage the TCL has over the Hisense is a 120Hz panel with HDMI 2.1 inputs and VRR support, none of which the Hisense has.

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. 

TCL 4 Series/S446 2021
43" 50" 55" 65" 75" 85"

The Hisense U6G is much better than the TCL 4 Series/S446 2021, mainly because it has more features, and the units we tested have different panel types. The Hisense has a VA panel with a local dimming feature that allows it to display deep blacks, while the 65 inch TCL we tested has an IPS panel without local dimming, so blacks look gray in the dark. However, that means it has wide viewing angles instead. The Hisense also gets much brighter, allowing it to fight glare, and it has better motion handling thanks to its quick response time.

Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2021
50" 55" 58" 65" 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. 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.

Insignia F50 QLED
50" 55" 65" 70"

The Hisense U6G is much better than the Insignia F50 QLED. The Hisense has a full array local dimming feature, which helps to improve contrast and black uniformity, and it's a lot brighter, especially in HDR. The Hisense also has an optional backlight strobing feature, commonly known as black frame insertion, and it can remove judder from 24p sources, like a Blu-ray player.

Vizio M6 Series Quantum 2021
43" 50" 55" 65" 70" 75"

The Hisense U6G is much better overall than the Vizio M6 Series Quantum 2021. The Hisense delivers better picture quality because it has a local dimming feature, which the Vizio doesn't have, and it gets significantly brighter in HDR and SDR. The Hisense doesn't show any upscaling artifacts with low-resolution content like the Vizio. The Android TV app store has a massive selection of apps available, and you can't download any extra apps on the Vizio. On the other hand, the Vizio has FreeSync VRR support, which the Hisense doesn't.

Hisense H9G
55" 65"

The Hisense H9G is better than the Hisense U6G. The H9G is much brighter, especially in HDR, has a better local dimming feature, and 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.

Hisense U6H
50" 55" 65" 75"

The Hisense U6H is a newer version of the Hisense U6G, and it's mainly the same TV with a few differences. The U6H performs worse in a few areas like its peak brightness, black uniformity, response time, and gradient handling, which is disappointing. However, the U6H has a few more features like VRR support and eARC support, as well as an updated version of Google TV. If you care about picture quality, go for the U6G, but if you need those features, the U6H is the better option.

Hisense A6H
43" 50" 55" 65" 70" 75"

The Hisense U6G is significantly better than the Hisense A6H in almost every way. The U6G delivers much better picture quality, with deeper blacks and brighter highlights in HDR. The U6G looks much better in a bright room, thanks to its higher peak brightness and better reflection handling. HDR looks better thanks to its decent full-array local dimming feature and higher HDR brightness, so bright highlights stand out and look closer to the content creator's intent.

TCL 4 Series/S455 2022
43" 50" 55" 58" 65" 75" 85"

The Hisense U6G is significantly better than the TCL 4 Series/S455 2022. HDR looks much better on the Hisense, as it gets significantly brighter, and its full array local dimming feature helps it deliver bright highlights that stand out. The Hisense also has a much wider color gamut, so HDR content looks more vivid and lifelike. The Hisense is also brighter in SDR, so it can handle more glare in a bright room.

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 slightly 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.

LG UQ9000
43" 50" 55" 65" 70" 75"

The Hisense U6G is significantly better than the LG UQ9000. The Hisense delivers much better picture quality, especially for watching movies in a dark room, as it has significantly better contrast and a full-array local dimming feature. The Hisense also has higher peak brightness, so bright highlights in HDR stand out. Even though both models lack any advanced gaming features, the Hisense has a much faster response time, meaning there's less blur behind fast-moving objects.

Amazon Fire TV 4-Series
43" 50" 55"

The Hisense U6G is much better than the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series. The Hisense has a full array local dimming feature, better black uniformity, and it's much brighter. The Hisense also has much better accuracy, even after calibration. Finally, the Hisense has a faster response time, and the unit we bought has better gray uniformity.

Amazon Fire TV Omni Series
43" 50" 55" 65" 75"

The Hisense U6G is significantly better than the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series. The Hisense has a full array local dimming feature, slightly better reflection handling, and it's significantly brighter. The Hisense also has better black uniformity, much better accuracy, and it can be fully calibrated, whereas the Omni Series only supports a basic white balance calibration.

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, slightly 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.

Vizio M6 Series Quantum 2022
43" 55" 65" 70" 75"

The Hisense U6G is much better overall than the Vizio M6 Series Quantum 2022. It delivers better picture quality thanks to its local dimming feature and improved brightness, so highlights pop and colors look more vivid. The Hisense also doesn't have trouble upscaling lower-resolution content like on the Vizio, which is ideal if you watch DVDs or cable TV.

Vizio V5 Series 2021
43" 50" 55" 58" 65" 70" 75" 85"

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, 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.

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 is a lot brighter, making it a better choice for a bright room. The Hisense upscales lower resolution content, like DVDs, better than the Vizio.

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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 they aren't the most solid.

Design
Accelerated Longevity Test
Uniformity Pictures
Design
Stand

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

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. As most of the common inputs are side-facing, they're easy to reach with the TV wall-mounted, but some of the other inputs are harder to get to because they're back-facing.

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

Overall, the Hisense U6G Series has decent build quality. It's mostly plastic with some metal on the back panel, but the metal portion feels thin and flexes a bit. The feet aren't the most solid, and the TV wobbles a bit, but it's not a concern if you just place the TV on a table and leave it there.

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

The Hisense U6G has excellent contrast, so blacks look deep in the dark. It's typical of VA panels, which are known for their high contrast. The local dimming feature improves the contrast, but the difference isn't too noticeable.

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

The Hisense U6G Series has great peak brightness in SDR. There's some variation in peak brightness with different scenes, which is caused by its Automatic Brightness Limiter, so large areas are dimmer. Also, small areas are more dim due to the local dimming feature. Still, it gets bright enough with real content to fight glare in well-lit rooms.

These measurements are from after calibration in the 'Theater Night' Picture Mode with the Backlight set to 'Max' and Local Dimming to 'High'. These settings result in the brightest and most accurate image.

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

The Hisense U6G has a decent local dimming feature. The 65 and 75 inch models have 60 dimming zones, while the 50 and 55 models have 32 zones. There's very little black crush, which is great, but due to the limited number of zones, 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're noticeable in some scenes. It's not as good as the local dimming on the Hisense U7G, but the difference between both isn't significant.

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

The local dimming performance is identical in Game Mode as outside of it.

7.0
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
436 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
393 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
117 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
529 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
687 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
746 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
566 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
452 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
528 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
679 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
736 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
565 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
450 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 highlights are bright enough to deliver an okay HDR experience. Unfortunately, like the Hisense U8G, most scenes are displayed brighter than they should be. It 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. The EOTF has a slow roll-off at the peak brightness, so you don't lose details in really bright 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. It makes the screen appear a bit brighter, but it doesn't change the peak luminosity.

7.0
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
447 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
388 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
123 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
434 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
634 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
735 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
578 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
460 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
429 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
627 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
727 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
576 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
459 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.031

There's no difference in the peak brightness of the Hisense U6G TV in Game Mode as outside of it.

7.4
Picture Quality
PQ EOTF Tracking
600 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0200
1000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0201
4000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0234
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. Two optional settings are supposed to help reduce banding, Noise Reduction and Digital Noise Reduction, but they don't do anything. It's better to leave the settings disabled, as they can cause a loss of fine details in high-quality content.

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 has good gray uniformity. There's some noticeable dirty screen effect throughout, distracting while watching sports or using it as a PC monitor, but it's not too bothersome. Near-dark scenes look a bit better, but there's still some backlight bleed.

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

The black uniformity is outstanding. With the local dimming feature disabled, there's clouding throughout, the screen looks a bit blue, and enabling local dimming results in better uniformity as the screen is more black. There's some blooming around the center cross, but the blooming isn't always visible across different content, and it's not too distracting.

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 normal for a VA panel. Moving even slightly off-center causes colors to washout and gamma to shift. This means it's not a good choice for a wide seating area. If you have a wide seating arrangement, an IPS-type panel like the LG NANO90 2021 is a better choice.

7.4
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
5.1%
Indirect Reflections
0.6%
Calculated Direct Reflections
4.5%

Update 12/3/2021: We rechecked the reflection handling on this TV. Unfortunately, this TV has worse reflection handling than originally measured. The new results are more consistent with other similar TVs, including the Hisense U6GR.

The Hisense U6G Series has decent 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. Still, combined with its great peak brightness, you won't have issues using it in most well-lit rooms.

7.1
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 has decent accuracy. Gamma doesn't quite follow the 2.2 target for a bright room, as 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 if you easily notice inaccurate colors, this will bother you.

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

The Hisense U6G Series has remarkable accuracy after calibration. The white balance and gamma are nearly perfect, and the color temperature is extremely close to our target of 6500K, so the image doesn't have a warm tint. Most colors are displayed accurately, with the exception of pure blue, which didn't get more accurate.

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, which is good for watching HD cable boxes.

9.0
Picture Quality
1080p Input

1080p content from Blu-rays 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. There are multiple reports of noticeable dithering on the 50 inch model. This can be distracting if you use it as a PC monitor, but it's not overly distracting with regular content.

0
Picture Quality
8k Input

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

Picture Quality
Pixels
Subpixel Layout
BGR
Type LED
Sub-Type
VA

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 impacts text clarity, and some text will look blurry. You can read more about this here.

8.4
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI P3 xy
94.09%
DCI P3 uv
95.75%
Rec 2020 xy
69.53%
Rec 2020 uv
75.41%

The Hisense U6G has a great color gamut, almost as good as the Hisense U8G. It can display nearly all of the DCI P3 color space, which is used by most current HDR content, meaning it displays the necessary colors for most current HDR movies. Coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 color space isn't as good, so it's not future-proof as more and more movies will come out with this color space. It can't display all the colors needed, so you won't get to see some vivid colors that the creator intended to show.

7.9
Picture Quality
Color Volume
1,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
68.8%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
34.5%
White Luminance
524 cd/m²
Red Luminance
114 cd/m²
Green Luminance
409 cd/m²
Blue Luminance
33 cd/m²
Cyan Luminance
435 cd/m²
Magenta Luminance
147 cd/m²
Yellow Luminance
511 cd/m²

The Hisense U6 has very good color volume. Thanks to the high contrast ratio, it displays dark, saturated colors well. It can't fill the full DCI P3 color gamut, and pure blues aren't as bright as pure white, but this is normal for LCDs.

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.

10
Picture Quality
Permanent Burn-In Risk
Permanent Burn-In Risk
No

VA panels won't experience permanent image retention, as the VA panel in the 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. Motion looks smooth for the most part, but like most VA-type displays, transitions out of dark scenes are slower, resulting in black smear behind fast-moving objects. It's noticeable in dark content. There aren't any issues of red ghosting that the Hisense U8G has.

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

The Hisense U6G uses pulse width modulation (PWM) to dim the backlight at all brightness levels. Luckily, the flicker frequency is so high that you won't notice it, and it doesn't change across different picture modes or brightness levels.

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 backlight strobing feature, known as black frame insertion, to 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 the 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

The Hisense U6G doesn't have a motion interpolation feature. There is a bit of confusion around this, as the user manual 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 the Hisense U6G Series is slow enough that there's not that much stutter when watching movies. You can still notice it in some scenes, like 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 native 24p sources, like apps and Blu-ray players, which helps with the appearance of motion in movies. You don't need any extra settings either. Unfortunately, it can't remove judder from 60Hz sources, like cable boxes.

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). Other budget-friendly TVs do support it, like the Vizio M6 Series Quantum 2021. There's also a similar variant of this TV called the Hisense U6GR, which has VRR support.

Inputs
9.7
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
10.8 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
44.2 ms
1080p @ 120Hz
N/A
1080p @ 144Hz
N/A
1440p @ 60Hz
10.9 ms
1440p @ 120Hz
N/A
1440p @ 144Hz
N/A
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
4k @ 120Hz
N/A
4k @ 144Hz
N/A
8k @ 60Hz
N/A

The Hisense U6G has outstanding low input lag, meaning 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 usable for slower games.

7.1
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 144Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes (forced resolution required)
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 144Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
Resolution 4k
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 120Hz @ 4:4:4
No
4k @ 144Hz
No
8k @ 30Hz or 24Hz
No
8k @ 60Hz
No

Most common resolutions are supported, but 1440p requires a forced resolution, so you'll need to create a custom resolution from your PC. It also displays chroma 4:4:4 properly with all of its supported resolutions, meaning it displays clear text when using it as a PC monitor.

There are multiple reports of subpixel dithering with the 50 inch model that makes text look blurry, especially in PC Mode. If you have this size, avoid using it as a PC monitor, but it doesn't affect the picture quality with regular content, and other sizes don't have this issue.

Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
No
HDR
Yes
VRR
No

This TV doesn't support 4k @ 120Hz signals, as it lacks the necessary HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, so you'll be limited to 4k @ 60Hz games whether you're gaming on the PS5, Xbox Series X, or even a PC.

Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
No
HDR
Yes
VRR
No
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)
ATSC Tuner
1.0
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 HDMI 2.1 bandwidth.

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

Sadly, the Hisense U6G doesn't have eARC support, so you can't use it to pass high-quality lossless audio to a receiver. If you want to watch content with Dolby Atmos or DTS:X audio, you need to connect your source directly to the receiver. If you want something that has audio passthrough, then check out this TV's successor, the Hisense U6H.

Sound Quality
6.5
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%

The Hisense U6G has okay distortion handling. It's more significant at its max volume than at moderate listening levels. Even at its max volume, it's not noticeable unless you have a well-trained ear.

Smart Features
8.0
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS Android TV
Version 9
Ease of Use
Average
Smoothness
Very Smooth
Time Taken to Select YouTube
2 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
3 s
Advanced Options
Many

Update 12/15/2021: We incorrectly stated that this TV runs Android 10. It's still on Android 9.

Unlike the higher-end 2021 Hisense TVs, the Hisense U6G runs Android TV 9 instead of 10, which doesn't feel as smooth as Android 10, but it's still a great smart interface. There weren't 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 you can't reassign and has a built-in mic for voice control through Google Assistant or Alexa. You can use voice commands to search for content, change inputs, or ask simple questions.

Smart Features
TV Controls
Smart Features
In The Box

  • Remote
  • 2x AAA batteries
  • Power cable
  • Quick Setup Guide

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

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