Hisense now makes the most expensive Fire TV Smart TV — New 65″ & 75″ QLED 4K TVs Released

While compiling the list of all Fire TV Smart TVs on sale for Black Friday, I came across a set of new TVs that quietly snuck into the lineup recently. Hisense released its first Fire TV Smart TVs with the introduction of its 50-inch and 58-inch U6HF Series QLED 4K Fire TVs about a year ago. Without any fanfare, Hisense expanded that lineup with the release of new 65-inch and 75-inch models of the same TV a couple of months ago. Hisense’s Fire TVs are among the best-speced models available with Amazon’s TV operating system, so these new larger sizes take the crown as the most expensive Fire TVs yet.

Determining accurate specs of the new 65/75-inch Hisense U6HF Series Fire TVs is a bit difficult because they aren’t even listed on Hisense’s website yet. Only specs for the 50/58-inch models are present, but it’s probably safe to assume that most features are shared across all sizes. Highlights of those specs include Quantum Dot QLED panels with support for both Dolby Vision and HDR10+, a variable refresh rate of up to 60Hz native, and a backlight with full array local dimming. The backlight in these TVs is among the most impressive specs thanks to its peak brightness of 600 nits which is the best of any Fire TV Smart TV. The 75-inch model is listed as having 220 local dimming zones, which seems accurate and is more than any other Fire TV Smart TV, but the 65-inch is listed as having 32 dimming zones, which could be a typo since that’s the same number of zones as the 50-inch model.

These larger models appear to have the same ports as the smaller sizes, including four HDMI ports, of which at least one is an HDMI 2.1 port that is eARC capable, an AV IN port for analog video, a coax port for connecting an HD antenna, optical audio out, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Connectivity includes an Ethernet port, 802.11ac WiFi 5, Bluetooth, and a single USB port. Under the hood is likely the same MediaTek MT9020 (MTK T31) quad-core 1.5 GHz CPU, Mali-G52 MP1 504 MHz GPU, 2GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage found in nearly every 4K Fire TV Smart TV.

The 65-inch Hisense U6HF Series Fire TV has a list price of $749.99, which puts it just under the $799.99 list price of Amazon’s own flagship 65-inch Fire TV, the Amazon Omni QLED. The 75-inch Hisense U6HF Series Fire TV has a list price of $1,240, which makes it the most expensive Fire TV Smart TV, surpassing the $1,100 75-inch Amazon Omni QLED. Of course, nobody should be buying these TVs at their list price when sales are common. The 50-inch and 58-inch models have been available for around 40% off their list prices. Should these new larger sizes eventually receive similar discounts, you may see the 65-inch on sale for $449.99 and the 75-inch on sale for $749.99.

2 comments
  1. BrianW says:

    Isn’t the 60 Hz refresh rate a little outdated and/or low spec? Don’t you think that potential buyers should be cautious about that?

    • Hittsy says:

      Most movies are still shot at 24fps (dune, part 1 for example is), so there’s no need, especially for TVs which compete on price heavily.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Get AFTVnews articles in your inbox!

Get an email anytime a new article is published.
No Spam EVER and Cancel Anytime.

FOLLOW