Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the 58-inch Hisense 58U6HF QLED 4K U6 Series Fire TV Smart TV at the expected price of $599.99 with a release date of September 15th. Hisense released its first Fire TV Smart TV back in May, the smaller 50-inch version of this same TV, and said a larger version would be coming soon. Apart from being larger, the 58-inch TV shares all the same specs as the 50-inch model which make it one of the best Fire TV Smart TVs available, including Dolby Vision support, a Quantum Dot QLED display with impressive 600 nit peak brightness, Full Array Local Dimming, and a variable refresh rate.
Thanks to its larger size and a laundry list of features, the 58-inch Hisense 58U6HF could be the best Fire TV Smart TV on the market. Insignia, Toshiba, and Amazon all offer larger Fire TVs in sizes of 65, 70, and 75-inches, but none have all the features of Hisense’s Fire TV. It’s the only Fire TV Smart TV, that I’m aware of, to have a variable refresh rate, although it’s capped at just 60Hz. The Toshiba M550 Fire TV is the only Fire TV to have a 120 Hz panel, but it’s of little use since only the Fire TV interface can achieve that refresh rate while all HDMI ports are capped at 60 Hz. Another claim to fame for the Hisense TV is its 600 nit peak brightness. None of the other Fire TV Smart TVs advertise their peak brightness, so I assume the Hisense has them all beat there as well. For comparison, the Toshiba C350 Fire TV has a peak brightness of 300 nits according to what Amazon PR told me last year when it launched. Hisense also uses a Quantum Dot QLED panel for its TV, which can also be found on the Insigna F50 Series Fire TVs, but without most of the other bells and whistles found on the Hisense TV. The last notable feature that pushes the Hisense TV above most Fire TV Smart TVs is Full Array Local Dimming. The aforementioned Toshiba M550 is the only other Fire TV model to not have a direct lit backlight. Hisense and Amazon’s product pages list the same 32 light zones for the 58-inch model as the 50-inch model.
Apart from the standout features mentioned above, the Hisense TV has all the usual specs you’d expect, including 4K resolution with support for Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, and HLG. Around back are 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 to the built-in OTA tuner, 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 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 Fire TV Smart TV.