Hisense H8 Series 4K LED TV Review
This affordable 4K/HDR TV from Hisense is all about value
Assessing only its core picture quality—such as contrast, color accuracy, RGB emphasis, white balance, and gamma—the Hisense 50H8C is a very reliable performer. It doesn't have the "upper crust" performance of a flagship model, but it's still a very solid TV, especially for the online price of $500.
Calibration went fairly smoothly here, as the H8C possesses the 2/10 point white balance controls, color tuner, and basic controls to get it looking a little better than it does out of the box.
Unfortunately, there's no gamma slider, and the TV seems locked into a 2.2-style gamma curve that it employs regardless of backlight or contrast/brightness setting.
That said, I was able to make small improvements to the Theater picture mode quality—calibrating for a "standard dynamic range" 40 fL reference.
Below, you'll see the TV's default Theater mode results (on the left) and the results after calibration (on the right).
RGB Emphasis & White Balance
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