Hisense goes 8K at IFA 2019 with big-screen U9E ULED TVs

Hisense goes 8K at IFA with 75in & 85in U9E ULED TVs
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Hisense is continuing its 50th birthday celebrations with a fresh set of ULEDs and Laser TVs for 2019, including two living room-hogging 8K models with a 'Super Resolution Upscaler' to match.

The flagship 85in Hisense 85U9E 8K TV features the company’s redesigned Hi-View Engine, which has been designed to control the panel's 1694 local dimming zones and thus enhance fine detail. It’s also replete with Quantum Dot wide colour gamut technology to keep the picture punchy and life-like.

If an 85in panel sounds like too much for you, then you’ll be pleased to read that a 75in model is also available.

Like Hisense’s early 2019 TV releases, the 75U9E is a dual-cell ULED XD TV. Along with the 4K 65in Hisense 65U9E (also new for IFA 2019), it uses a 1080p grayscale panel between the main image and the LED backlight, the idea bring that it improves dynamic range and colour performance.

Hisense goes 8K at IFA with 75in & 85in U9E ULED TVs

(Image credit: Hisense)

Hisense is also introducing a 75in version of its TriChroma 4K Laser TV, as promised. The 75L9 and 100L9 Laser TVs are a projector system and anti-reflective optical screen combo. Unlike traditional projectors, they’re fitted with TV tuners and smart TV platforms to deliver content direct to users. With high brightness claims, they’re designed to be used in normal living room environments rather than specially darkened home cinema rooms.

Hisense claims a near-infinite array of colours on their TriChroma L9 Laser TVs thanks to the company’s three-light X-Fusion Laser Light Engine, meaning that the projection system requires no colour wheel which could potentially upset the show. It’s based on a DLP chip with an Ambient Light Rejecting Screen that should help to create a more natural image too.

Hisense goes 8K at IFA with 75in & 85in U9E ULED TVs

(Image credit: Hisense)

For those looking for an even more complete home projector solution, there's also the Hisense 100L5 Sonic Screen Laser TV, which is more of a complete TV system as it includes a loudspeaker in addition to a 100in display.

Pricing and availability hasn't been announced as yet, but we'll update with more details when we get them.


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Dan Sung

Dan is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi? and his job is with product reviews as well as news, feature and advice articles too. He works across both the hi-fi and AV parts of the site and magazine and has a particular interest in home cinema. Dan joined What Hi-Fi? in 2019 and has worked in tech journalism for over a decade, writing for Tech Digest, Pocket-lint, MSN Tech and Wareable as well as freelancing for T3, Metro and the Independent. Dan has a keen interest in playing and watching football. He has also written about it for the Observer and FourFourTwo and ghost authored John Toshack's autobiography, Toshack's Way.