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Hisense goes high-end with OLED, Mini-LED and Laser TV ranges for 2021

Hisense Laser TV projector in a smart living room

Fast-rising TV manufacturer Hisense has announced its widest range of premium TVs. The Chinese giant, which is an official partner of the UEFA Euro 2020 tourney, has carved a niche for itself in the flatscreen midrange, but now looks to have more serious ambitions.

OLED, Mini-LED and Laser TV projectors all now form part of an extended range from the brand. If you’re after new TV tech, you’ll find it here.

The brand’s new flagship screen for 2021 is the U9GQ, which uses revolutionary Mini-LED technology to replace the traditional backlight. Mini-LED allows for better black level performance and more precise contrast management, with bright HDR peaks.

Side view of the Hisense U9GQ Mini-LED TV

Hisense says the U9GQ (pictured above) uses more than 10,000 Mini-LED units, with only 2mm gap between each light. Coupled with Full Array Local Dimming Pro technology, the company claims a peak HDR brightness of 3,000 nits. That’s a lot of razzle dazzle by any measure.

The set also boasts Quantum Dot Colour, for unctuous colour fidelity. The Mini-LED set is only available in 75-inch guise. Dynamic HDR support includes HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.

Gamers though should note that there’s no support for 4k 120fps sources. All HDMI inputs are v2.0. There is eARC, ALLM and VRR baked in though.

The brand’s new flagship uses revolutionary Mini-LED technology to replace the traditional backlight. The set also boasts Quantum Dot colour…

Hisense A9G OLED TV with a colour abstract pattern onscreen

The brand’s Laser TV projectors have been a huge hit in East Asia. These all-in-one ultra short throw projectors use a laser-light engine and are available in 88- and 100-inch screen sizes. A bundled ambient light rejecting screen offers a bright, usable picture even in rooms with high ambient light.

Hisense is also making its OLED debut with the A9G (pictured above). Available in 55- and 65-inch screen sizes, this model supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision IQ, and is also IMAX Enhanced certified.

IMAX certification also applies to the U8GQ, a UHD Quantum Dot Colour LED model with Full Array Local Dimming Pro, a peak  brightness of 1,000 nits and a JBL sound system built-in.

Of course, there are new mid-range models too. The A7GQ and E76GQ are both Quantum Dot 4K HDR TVs, with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. 

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