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HISENSE 50A6GTUK (50 Inch) 4K UHD Smart TV, with Dolby Vision HDR, DTS Virtual X, Youtube, Netflix, Freeview Play and Alexa Built-in, Bluetooth and WiFi (2021 NEW), Operating System VIDAA

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The 'HDR Standard' Picture Mode with the 'Medium' Color Temperature is a bit brighter, reaching a peak of 311 cd/m² with a 50% window, but it's not a noticeable difference. There’s some good upscaling and processing as well, allowing the A6G to get the best out of lower resolution content, retaining as much detail as possible and producing an artefact-free image. Ultra HD offers 4x more pixels than Full HD whilst HDR makes blacks darker, whites brighter and enhances contrast. We’ll be focused on three core lines of budget US TV that look to offer up some of the best value: the A4K Series, the A6H Series, and the U6H Series. The TV ships in Standard mode for SDR, which like most out-of-the-box settings is woefully inaccurate compared to the industry standards.

The Sony also has much better picture quality, with significantly better gradient handling, a wider color gamut, and better tone-mapping with HDR content. It has very low input lag, ensuring a smooth desktop experience, but it has just an okay response time, so there's noticeable blur behind fast-moving objects. Much like in the US, Hisense UK makes a ton of different TVs from low-cost 720p HD TVs all the way up to expensive OLED sets. The U6G also gets significantly brighter, so it looks better in a bright room and can better overcome glare. The 50-inch model is slightly different, as it uses a different panel type from the 65-inch we've tested.Sure, you’ll be able to watch whatever content you’d like on a Hisense TV without issue, and connecting a PS5 is doable, too, but if you’re looking for more out of your TV, you’d likely be better served by spending a little more on a different set. The U6G delivers much better picture quality, with a much higher contrast ratio, resulting in deeper, more uniform blacks in a dark room. There’s also a direct LED backlight, and while there’s no form of local dimming, the direct nature of the backlight produces decent screen uniformity. It's only important if you're planning on using the TV as a PC monitor, as the more common BGR subpixel layout reduces text clarity.

Unfortunately, the Hisense A65H TV is very difficult to calibrate, and there's little benefit to it as the TV's accuracy is excellent pre-calibration, and calibration barely improves on it. Remember, the bigger you go, the worse the picture will look, as Full HD really pales in comparison to 4K. Stream Disney on your Hisense TV and discover the best stories from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic in one place.The Hisense is also a bit better for gaming, as it supports a variable refresh rate, which only the 86" LG supports. It's a budget model that sits below Hisense's ULED series, which starts with the Hisense U6/U6H, and above smaller budget models like the Hisense A4H.

As you would expect from a modern TV, the slim chassis precludes the use of larger speakers, and the amplification is clearly limited.In terms of other connections, there are terrestrial and satellite tuners, an AV input (adapter included), an optical digital output, an Ethernet port, two USB ports (2. HDR looks much better on the U7H due to its wide color gamut, much better color volume, higher HDR peak brightness, and better PQ EOTF tracking, so HDR content is more accurate, more vibrant and lifelike, and bright highlights pop. Sadly, it's not well-suited for a bright room, as it has poor peak brightness and just decent reflection handling, so it doesn't handle glare well. But this means that there's no distracting flicker or brightness changes as bright highlights move between zones. The SDR performance is good, the input lag low, the smart platform highly effective, and there’s even Dolby Vision support.

Binge watch your favorite shows, immerse yourself in the latest movies, or thrill in every moment of the hottest games. Hisense appears to be choosing different panels for different screen sizes, with the 50-inch model reviewed here using a VA panel. If your item develops a fault after 60 days of the date you received it, but within the 12 Month warranty period we will offer a FOC repair upon receipt of the item. Sadly, since this TV can't get very bright after calibration, it's not recommended for a bright room, as it can't get bright enough to overcome glare despite the decent anti-reflective coating.The A6G does support DTS Virtual:X, which is designed to give audio greater dimensionality, but the effectiveness of this processing is minimal. The A65K looks better in dark rooms thanks to its significantly higher contrast ratio and better black uniformity. They deliver a very similar viewing experience, and both models look best in moderately-lit rooms, as they have low peak brightness and terrible contrast.

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