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Hisense U6H TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.8
Reviewed Aug 23, 2022 at 10:59 am
Hisense U6H Picture
7.9
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
8.2
Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
7.7
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
7.4
Sports
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
8.0
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
7.9
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
8.1
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
7.8
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
Type LED
Sub-Type
VA
Resolution 4k

The Hisense U6H is a budget-friendly 4k TV. It's the entry-level model in Hisense's ULED lineup, which is their flagship 4k lineup that uses quantum dot technology to display a wider range of colors compared to traditional TVs. It replaces the Hisense U6G, and while it's very similar, it has a few new features like variable refresh rate (VRR) support for gaming and eARC support to pass high-quality audio to a compatible soundbar or receiver. It also comes with the user-friendly Google TV 11 interface, which is an upgraded version of the Android TV interface that Hisense TVs had. As it's a budget TV, it lacks some gaming features that Hisense's higher-end models have, like HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and a 120Hz panel.

Our Verdict

7.9 Mixed Usage

The Hisense U6H is very good for most uses. It's great for watching movies in dark rooms, thanks to its high native contrast ratio for deep blacks, and it has a decent local dimming feature to improve the contrast. It's also good for watching HDR movies as some colors and highlights stand out, but not all do. It's good for watching shows and decent for sports in a well-lit room as it has good reflection handling and gets bright, but its slow response time makes motion look blurry, and it has a narrow viewing angle. Lastly, it's great for gaming as it comes with variable refresh rate (VRR) support and has low input lag, but it doesn't support HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for high-frame-rate gaming.

Pros
  • High native contrast ratio.
  • No issues upscaling lower-resolution content.
  • Bright enough to fight glare.
  • Good reflection handling.
Cons
  • Some uniformity issues with bright colors.
  • Narrow viewing angle.
  • Noticeable motion blur.
8.2 Movies

The Hisense U6H is great for watching movies in dark rooms. It looks great in the dark as it has a high native contrast ratio with good black uniformity, and it has a decent local dimming feature that improves the picture quality in dark scenes. It also doesn't have any trouble upscaling lower-resolution content, which is great for watching DVDs and Blu-rays. Lastly, it removes 24p judder from native apps and sources like Blu-ray players, but not from other sources like a cable box.

Pros
  • High native contrast ratio.
  • Local dimming improves picture quality in dark scenes.
  • No issues upscaling lower-resolution content.
  • Removes judder from 24p sources.
Cons
  • Some uniformity issues with bright colors.
  • Raised black levels in some scenes.
7.7 TV Shows

The Hisense U6H is good for watching TV shows in well-lit rooms. It has good peak brightness and good reflection handling if you want to use it in a well-lit room, but it struggles in really bright rooms with direct sunlight. It upscales lower-resolution content without issue, which is important if you watch your shows from a cable box, and it has a ton of apps if you want to stream content. Unfortunately, it has a narrow viewing angle that makes the image look washed out from the sides.

Pros
  • No issues upscaling lower-resolution content.
  • Bright enough to fight glare.
  • Good reflection handling.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angle.
7.4 Sports

The Hisense U6H is decent for watching sports. Content from cable boxes is upscaled well, and the Google TV interface is user-friendly if you stream your sports. It also gets bright and has good reflection handling if you want to use it in a well-lit room. Unfortunately, fast-moving players and balls don't look the best as there's motion blur. Also, it has a narrow viewing angle that makes the image look washed out if someone is viewing it from the side.

Pros
  • No issues upscaling lower-resolution content.
  • Bright enough to fight glare.
  • Good reflection handling.
Cons
  • Some uniformity issues with bright colors.
  • Narrow viewing angle.
  • Noticeable motion blur.
8.0 Video Games

The Hisense U6H is great for gaming. It has variable refresh rate support to reduce screen tearing, but it lacks HDMI 2.1 bandwidth if you want to take full advantage of the current-gen gaming consoles, and it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate. It also has low input lag for a responsive feel, but motion looks blurry as it has a slow response time. Luckily, it's great for dark room gaming thanks to its high native contrast ratio, and the decent local dimming feature helps improve the picture quality in dark games.

Pros
  • High native contrast ratio.
  • Local dimming improves picture quality in dark scenes.
  • VRR support.
  • Low input lag.
Cons
  • Noticeable motion blur.
  • Limited to HDMI 2.0 bandwidth.
7.9 HDR Movies

The Hisense U6H is very good for HDR movies. It displays a wide range of colors in HDR and gets bright enough to make highlights stand out, but not all highlights and colors pop. Blacks look great in a dark room as it has an excellent contrast ratio and a decent full-array local dimming feature. It also displays native 4k content without any issues and removes judder from 24p sources, which helps with the appearance of motion in movies.

Pros
  • High native contrast ratio.
  • Local dimming improves picture quality in dark scenes.
  • Removes judder from 24p sources.
  • Good color gamut and color volume.
Cons
  • Raised black levels in some scenes.
  • Small highlights don't stand out versus the rest of the scene.
8.1 HDR Gaming

The Hisense U6H is great for HDR gaming. HDR content looks very good thanks to its high contrast, decent local dimming feature, and okay HDR brightness, but it isn't bright enough to make all highlights stand out. It's also great for gaming as it has low input lag and VRR support to reduce screen tearing, but motion looks blurry due to its slow response time. Unfortunately, it doesn't support HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and has a 60Hz refresh rate, so it can't take full advantage of the PS5 or Xbox Series X.

Pros
  • High native contrast ratio.
  • Local dimming improves picture quality in dark scenes.
  • VRR support.
  • Low input lag.
  • Good color gamut and color volume.
Cons
  • Raised black levels in some scenes.
  • Noticeable motion blur.
  • Small highlights don't stand out versus the rest of the scene.
7.8 PC Monitor

The Hisense U6H is good to use as a PC monitor. It displays proper chroma 4:4:4 to help with text clarity, but not all programs support its BGR subpixel layout. It has low input lag for a responsive desktop feel, but you'll notice motion blur when scrolling through long documents and webpages. It also looks good in well-lit rooms as it gets bright and has good reflection handling, but its narrow viewing angle means that the image looks washed out at the edges if you sit too close.

Pros
  • Bright enough to fight glare.
  • Good reflection handling.
  • Low input lag.
  • Displays proper chroma 4:4:4.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angle.
  • Noticeable motion blur.
  • Limited to HDMI 2.0 bandwidth.
  • 7.9 Mixed Usage
  • 8.2 Movies
  • 7.7 TV Shows
  • 7.4 Sports
  • 8.0 Video Games
  • 7.9 HDR Movies
  • 8.1 HDR Gaming
  • 7.8 PC Monitor
  1. Updated Aug 23, 2022: Review published.
  2. Updated Aug 18, 2022: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved No

The Hisense U6H is a simple-looking TV that has a redesigned back and bottom bezel compared to its predecessor, the Hisense U6G.

Design
Stand

The TV has wide-set feet, so you'll need a large stand to place it on if you get the larger sizes. The metal feet raise the display enough off the table that placing a soundbar in front won't block the screen. Sadly, there's noticeable wobble if you shake the table, but it's fine if you have a stable media stand.

Footprint of the 65-inch TV: 39.5" W x 13.6" D x 3.5" H to the bottom of the screen.

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 400x200

The back consists of metal on the top portion and plastic where the inputs are. Most of the inputs are side-facing, and unlike the Hisense U6G, they aren't set into the TV, so they're easy to access unless you have the TV mounted flush against the wall. The feet also have clips for cable management.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.39" (1.0 cm)
Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 3.13" (8.0 cm)
7.0
Design
Build Quality

The Hisense U6H has decent build quality. The materials used feel nice, and the TV is well-put together without any issues around the bezels. The metal feet are sturdy, but it doesn't prevent all wobble if you shake the table, but it's stable if it's just sitting there. There's flex around the plastic housing of the inputs, but the metal portion of the back feels solid.

Our unit has one issue with quality control where it looks like there's dust caught between the layers of the TV, resulting in gray spots as you can see here. There are reports online of units with dead pixels, but this appears to be a different issue, and we don't expect many other units to have the same problem as ours. If you experience the same thing, let us know.

Picture Quality
8.8
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
4,925 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
5,516 : 1

The Hisense U6H has an excellent contrast ratio, and its full-array local dimming feature helps it improve the contrast with Local Dimming on 'High'. Note that the 75-inch model has a different panel type with a worse contrast ratio.

7.7
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene Peak Brightness
362 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
343 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
481 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
494 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
445 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
364 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
337 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
465 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
487 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
442 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
362 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.024

The Hisense U6H has good SDR peak brightness. It gets bright enough to fight glare in a well-lit room and maintains its brightness well across different scenes. These results are from after calibration in the 'Theater Night' Picture Mode with the Local Dimming on 'High' and the Backlight Level at its max.

If you don't care about image accuracy and want the brightest image possible, it reaches 560 cd/m² in the 25% window in the 'Theater Day' Picture Mode with the Backlight Level at its max, Local Dimming on 'High', Color Temperature set to 'Low', and Active Contrast disabled.

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

The Hisense U6H has a decent full-array local dimming feature that performs similarly to the Hisense U6G. It actually has fewer dimming zones with a 4x8 array for 32 zones on the 65-inch model, and it goes up to 48 zones for the 75-inch model. With Local Dimming on 'High', the black levels raise in scenes that aren't fully dark, causing blacks to look closer to gray. It also means that there isn't much blooming or black crush, so bright details are preserved. Subtitles also look good, but some scenes have uniformity issues with blotchy parts throughout the screen. Unfortunately, the algorithm doesn't keep up with fast-moving objects in the test pattern all that well, as it's obvious when an object moves between zones, but it isn't as bad in real content.

Overall, it's a decent implementation of local dimming and what you should expect from a budget TV, and it's still better than most similarly-priced models. The main downside is the raised black levels, but there isn't much blooming either.

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

The local dimming in Game Mode looks the same as outside of Game Mode.

6.7
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
332 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
332 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
172 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
386 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
549 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
581 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
504 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
420 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
382 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
541 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
574 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
499 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
419 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.025

The Hisense U6H has okay HDR brightness. It gets bright enough to make some highlights stand out, but because of the raised black levels with local dimming, smaller highlights don't pop against a dark background. Still, it's enough for a satisfying enough HDR experience, especially for a budget-friendly TV.

These results are in the 'HDR Theater' Picture Mode with the Backlight Level at its max, and Local Dimming on 'High' and Color Temperature on 'Low'. It results in the brightest and most accurate image.

6.7
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
337 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
329 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
170 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
378 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
542 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
579 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
503 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
420 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
374 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
533 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
573 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
500 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
419 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.025

The HDR brightness in Game Mode looks the same as outside of it, and there isn't any visible difference. These results are with the same settings as outside of Game Mode, but with the Picture Mode set to 'HDR Game'.

8.1
Picture Quality
PQ EOTF Tracking
600 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0127
1000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0127
4000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0129

The Hisense U6H tracks the target PQ EOTF very well. Although all scenes are slightly brighter than intended, it's still great, especially with shadows and midtones. There's a slow roll-off towards the peak brightness, meaning it preserves bright details well. The EOTF looks nearly the same in 'FILMMAKER MODE', but that mode locks you out of most settings. If you find the image too dim, use the 'HDR Theater' Picture Mode with the Backlight Level at its max, and Local Dimming, Color Temperature, and Active Contrast each on 'High'. This makes midtones appear brighter, as you can see in this EOTF, but it doesn't change bright highlights.

7.4
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.637%
50% DSE
0.178%
5% Std. Dev.
1.122%
5% DSE
0.108%

The gray uniformity is decent. There's some vignetting towards the corners and a bit of dirty screen effect in the center that could get distracting during sports, but neither are a major problem. You can also see gray spots with large areas of bright, uniform colors (see the Build Quality section for more). We don't expect many units to be like this, but let us know if you experience the same thing.

7.7
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
0.929%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
1.082%

The Hisense U6H has good black uniformity, but it looks worse than the Hisense U6G because there's more blooming around the center cross with local dimming enabled. Without local dimming, the screen looks closer to blue as there's some backlight bleed, but it isn't too bad, and the local dimming helps further deepen any blacks.

6.0
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
30°
Color Shift
34°
Brightness Loss
41°
Black Level Raise
32°
Gamma Shift
17°

The Hisense U6H has a narrow viewing angle that makes the image look washed out from the sides. It means it isn't ideal for wide seating areas, but note that the 75-inch model has a different panel type with a better viewing angle.

7.5
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
5.1%
Indirect Reflections
0.6%
Calculated Direct Reflections
4.5%

This TV has good reflection handling. It handles moderate amounts of light well, and combined with its good peak brightness, you won't have problems using it in most living rooms. However, don't place it opposite a window with direct sunlight because it struggles a bit more with handling that type of glare.

9.0
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
1.25
Color dE
1.27
Gamma
2.14
Color Temperature
6,772 K
Picture Mode
Theater Night
Color Temp Setting
Low
Gamma Setting
2.2

The Hisense U6H has fantastic out-of-the-box accuracy in SDR. Most colors and the white balance are accurate, and the color temperature is also close to the 6500K target. Gamma is good, but some bright scenes are brighter than the intended 2.2 target we chose for moderately-lit rooms.

9.4
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.83
Color dE
0.88
Gamma
2.20
Color Temperature
6,586 K
White Balance Calibration
20 point
Color Calibration
Yes

The Hisense U6H has incredible accuracy after calibration to the 6500K white point. It's a bit hard to calibrate as adjusting the white balance values too aggressively makes the image look worse, but because it already has fantastic accuracy out-of-the-box, you don't need to calibrate it too much for an accurate image.

You can see the full settings for our calibration here.

8.0
Picture Quality
480p Input

The Hisense U6H doesn't have any trouble upscaling lower-resolution content like from DVDs and SD cable channels.

8.0
Picture Quality
720p Input

720p content, like HD cable channels, looks great.

9.0
Picture Quality
1080p Input

The Hisense U6H upscales 1080p content without any issues.

10
Picture Quality
4k Input

Native 4k content looks perfect and there aren't any issues with dithering.

0
Picture Quality
8k Input

The Hisense U6H is a 4k TV that can't display an 8k signal.

Picture Quality
Pixels
Subpixel Layout
BGR

The Hisense U6H uses a BGR (Blue-Green-Red) subpixel layout instead of the traditional RGB layout. For video content, it 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
94.14%
DCI P3 uv
95.92%
Rec 2020 xy
70.37%
Rec 2020 uv
77.07%

The Hisense U6H has an impressive HDR color gamut as it displays a wide range of colors. It has incredible coverage of the commonly-used DCI-P3 color space and is future-proof as it has decent coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 color space. Tone mapping is decent between each, but some brighter details are lost.

7.5
Picture Quality
Color Volume
1,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
62.7%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
30.0%
White Luminance
383 cd/m²
Red Luminance
79 cd/m²
Green Luminance
278 cd/m²
Blue Luminance
27 cd/m²
Cyan Luminance
304 cd/m²
Magenta Luminance
105 cd/m²
Yellow Luminance
355 cd/m²

The HDR color volume is good. It displays dark colors well, but it struggles with some brighter colors, and it's limited by its incomplete color gamut.

6.4
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit
Red (Std. Dev.)
0.179
Green (Std. Dev.)
0.175
Blue (Std. Dev.)
0.168
Gray (Std. Dev.)
0.146

The Hisense U6H has unremarkable gradient handling. There's banding with darker shades, particularly with reds, greens, and blues. The TV has Noise Reduction and Digital Noise Reduction features, but they don't do much to improve the gradient handling.

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%

The Hisense U6H doesn't show any signs of image retention after displaying a high-contrast image for 10 minutes.

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 our long-term test appears immune.

Motion
6.8
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
7.4 ms
100% Response Time
13.8 ms

The Hisense U6H has an okay response time, but there's noticeable smearing and motion blur with fast-moving objects. The backlight flicker also causes image duplication, as you can see with the trail R behind the logo. The motion handling looks the same in Game Mode as outside of it as the motion blur is still there.

7.9
Motion
Flicker-Free
Flicker-Free
No
PWM Dimming Frequency
480 Hz

The Hisense U6H uses pulse width modulation (PWM) to dim its backlight at all brightness levels in all picture modes. It's high enough that it shouldn't be too distracting, but it can also cause headaches if you're sensitive to flicker.

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 U6H has an optional backlight strobing feature, commonly known as black frame insertion, to reduce persistence blur. It isn't that effective as it causes image duplication and even some smearing.

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

The Hisense U6H has a motion interpolation feature to bring 30 fps content up to 60 fps. It doesn't seem to do much in the test pattern, but it interpolates some slow-moving content. However, there are artifacts with fast-moving content well. You can enable motion interpolation in Game Mode, but it still looks the same as it can introduce artifacts.

7.5
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
27.9 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
2.9 ms

Due to the slow response time, there isn't too much stutter with fast-moving content as each frame isn't held on for too long.

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 U6H automatically removes 24p judder from native apps and sources that have a Match Frame Rate feature, which helps with the appearance of motion in movies. However, it doesn't remove 24p judder from 60Hz sources like a cable box.

7.1
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
HDMI Forum VRR
Yes
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC Compatible
No
4k VRR Maximum
60 Hz
4k VRR Minimum
48 Hz
1080p VRR Maximum
60 Hz
1080p VRR Minimum
48 Hz
1440p VRR Maximum
60 Hz
1440p VRR Minimum
48 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors
HDMI

Unlike the Hisense U6G, the Hisense U6H has variable refresh rate support to reduce screen tearing. It works without issue from most devices, and on PCs with AMD graphics card, you need to enable PC Sync on the TV for FreeSync to work.

Inputs
9.6
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
12.4 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
112.0 ms
1080p @ 120Hz
N/A
1080p @ 144Hz
N/A
1440p @ 60Hz
19.4 ms
1440p @ 120Hz
N/A
1440p @ 144Hz
N/A
4k @ 60Hz
13.2 ms
4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR
12.3 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
13.2 ms
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
113.6 ms
4k @ 60Hz With Interpolation
127.2 ms
4k @ 120Hz
N/A
4k @ 144Hz
N/A
8k @ 60Hz
N/A

The Hisense U6H has low input lag for a responsive gaming experience in Game Mode. The input lag is very high outside of Game Mode, so if you feel like the delay bothers you while scrolling through menus, switch to Game Mode to reduce the lag.

7.1
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 144Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 144Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
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

The Hisense U6H works with all common signals up to 60Hz. It also displays proper chroma 4:4:4 with any of its supported resolutions, which helps with text clarity when using it as a PC monitor.

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

As the Hisense U6H is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.0 bandwidth, it can't take full advantage of the PS5's offerings. Still, 60Hz signals and its VRR support work without issue.

Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
No
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

As the Hisense U6H is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.0 bandwidth, it can't take full advantage of the Xbox Series X's offerings. Still, 60Hz signals and its VRR support work without issue.

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)

Although Hisense advertises the inputs as HDMI 2.1, the TV doesn't support HDMI 2.1 bandwidth. Instead, it's limited to HDMI 2.0 bandwidth.

Inputs
Input Photos

While all the video and audio inputs are on the right side of the back, the power input is on the left side.

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 (adapter required, not incl.)
Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1
Ethernet 1
DisplayPort 0
IR In 0
SD/SDHC 0
Inputs
Audio Passthrough
ARC
Yes (HDMI 1)
eARC support
Yes
Dolby Atmos via TrueHD via eARC
Yes
DTS:X via DTS-HD MA via eARC
Yes
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

Unlike the Hisense U6G, the Hisense U6H now supports eARC, allowing you to pass high-quality uncompressed audio to a compatible receiver with a single HDMI cable. It supports both common high-end audio formats, which is great as you can take full advantage of a variety of content.

Sound Quality
6.1
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
126.99 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
4.00 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
3.99 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
5.84 dB
Max
87.9 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
4.45 dB

The Hisense U6H has a mediocre frequency response. While it has a well-balanced sound profile at moderate listening levels, which is good for dialogue, it doesn't produce much bass, so you need a soundbar or a proper sound setup for the best sound possible.

6.2
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.066
Weighted THD @ Max
40.815
IMD @ 80
2.36%
IMD @ Max
5.83%

The Hisense U6H has mediocre distortion handling. There isn't too much at moderate listening levels, but it gets much worse at its max volume, particularly with mid-range sounds.

Smart Features
8.0
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS Google TV
Version 11
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 U6H comes with Google TV 11, which is essentially an updated version of the Android TV platform Hisense TVs used. It's redesigned with a few extra accessibility features, but other than that, it's the same user-friendly platform.

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

Like most modern TVs, there are ads and suggested content throughout the interface. You can opt-out of suggested content, but it just switches the ads to non-personalized ads instead.

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

The Google Play Store has a ton of apps you can download.

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

The Hisense U6H comes with a redesigned remote compared to the remote that came with 2021 Hisense TVs. Like most modern remotes, it lacks a Numpad, and there are quick-access buttons to popular streaming services. The mic built into the remote and on the TV gives you access to Google Assistant and Alexa, so you can ask it to search for content, open apps, and switch inputs.

Smart Features
TV Controls

There's a button underneath the center of the TV to turn the TV On/Off and switch inputs. There's another button to disable the mic built into the TV if you're concerned about privacy, and you can also use it for the Find My Remote feature.

Smart Features
In The Box

  • Remote
  • 2x AAA batteries
  • Power cable
  • User guides

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 56 W
Power Consumption (Max) 154 W
Firmware V0000.01.00J.M0308

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 65-inch Hisense U6H, and the results are also valid for the 50-inch and 55-inch models. The 75-inch model seems to have a different panel type, so it performs differently. In Canada, it's known as the Hisense U68H, and it performs the same. As Hisense releases different models and their lineup varies for international regions, the results are only valid for the models available in Canada and the United States. There's also a U6HF model sold in the United States that uses Fire TV as its smart platform, but it's a different TV.

 Size US Model Local Dimming Zones Panel Type
50" 50U6H Unknown VA
55" 55U6H Unknown VA
65" 65U6H 32 VA
75" 75U6H 48 IPS

If you come across a different type of panel or your Hisense U6H 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 April 2022, and you can see the label here.

Compared To Other TVs

The Hisense U6H is a good budget-friendly TV that offers good value for its cost. Compared to other TVs in the same price range, it offers a few more features like VRR support and has better picture quality. Even though it has a few more features compared to its predecessor, the Hisense U6G, its picture quality and performance are a downgrade, but it's still a good low-cost TV if you don't want to spend a ton on high-end models.

See our recommendations for the best budget TVs, the best smart TVs, and the best 4k TVs.

Hisense U6G
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 U7G
55" 65" 75"

The Hisense U7G is a higher-end TV than the Hisense U6H, so it has more features and better performance. If you're a gamer, the U7G is the better choice as it has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and VRR support to take advantage of the current-gen gaming consoles. The U7G also has better overall picture quality, mainly thanks to its higher HDR brightness.

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

The TCL 5 Series/S546 2021 QLED and the Hisense U6H are both good budget-friendly TVs. They have many of the same features, but the Hisense delivers better overall picture quality because it has a better local dimming feature, upscales lower-resolution content well, and has better out-of-the-box accuracy than the TCL. However, the TCL is better for gaming because it has better motion handling.

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

Although their naming is similar, the Hisense A6H and the Hisense U6H are different TVs. The U6H is part of Hisense's ULED lineup, while the A6H is part of the more entry-level UHD lineup, which means that the U6H has more features like FreeSync VRR support and a wide color gamut. They also have different panel types, and the U6H has much better contrast, while the A6H has a wider viewing angle. If you want better picture quality, go for the U6H.

Hisense U6GR
55" 65"

The Hisense U6H and the Hisense U6GR are similar TVs with different smart platforms. The U6H has Google TV, while the U6GR uses Roku TV, so choosing one over the other depends on which platform you prefer. The two TVs perform similarly overall, but the U6GR gets brighter in HDR and has better gradient handling, so it's the better choice if you often watch HDR content.

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