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Pros & Cons – Hisense H8G vs Samsung TU8000
- Very good black levels
- High brightness
- Impressive contrast
- Solid HDR performance
- No HDMI 2.1 feature support
- Needs moderate color correction
- Attractive, slim bezel design
- Excellent 1080p upscaling
- Good color reproduction
- HDMI eARC support
- Aggressive vignette
- Contrast is muddied in complex scenes
- Not especially bright
Best price – Hisense H8G vs Samsung TU8000
I continue to be shocked by how great TVs under $1,000 can be these days. Time was, if you wanted premium picture quality from a 55- or 65-inch TV, you were going to spend at least $1,500 to $3,000.
The Hisense H8G Quantum is part of a new breed of televisions coming from China that blow competing brands’ pricing models out of the water. At $700, the 65-inch H8G Quantum looks like an almost ridiculously good value. But what about that picture quality?
It may not be QLED, but the Samsung TU8000 Crystal UHD HDR TV promises amazing color, a high contrast ratio, and stellar HDR reproduction at just $500 for a 55-inch set. That’s a lot of promise for not a lot of money, especially since the design of this TV features a very attractive thin bezel.
Hisense H8G vs Samsung TU8000 comparison
|BASICS||Hisense H8G||Samsung TU8000|
|DISPLAY||Hisense H8G||Samsung TU8000|
|Actual Size (Diagonal)||64.5″||64.5″|
|Resolution||4K UHD (3840 x 2160)||4K UHD (3840 x 2160)|
|Refresh Rate||100 Hz/120 Hz||50 Hz/60 Hz|
|LED Type||Direct LED||Edge LED|
|Backlight Dimming||Full Array Local Dimming||Frame Dimming|
|Color||Wide Color Gamut||PurColor|
|Panel Bit Depth||10 bits||8 bits + FRC|
|Color Depth||1.07 billion||1.07 Billion|
|Brightness||450 nits||200 nits|
|Peak Brightness||700 nits||300 nits|
What is the differences – Hisense H8G vs Samsung TU8000?
Cable & Bezel
Like most TVs today, the TV’s stand is comprised of two blade-style feet. Unlike many TVs that provide one set of feet locations situated at the far ends of the TV, the H8G Quantum has a narrow placement option as well. If you go with the narrower set, the footprint is about 36 inches wide and 9.7 inches front to back. The wider stance, which provides more stability and, frankly looks better, is just shy of 44 inches wide.
They are light plastic clips that sit on the backs of the TV’s feet and don’t feel particularly sturdy and are also pretty unattractive, which is a bummer considering how good the rest of this TV looks from the front. You can hide the cable and clasps pretty well,
The Hisense H8G Quantum offers four HDMI 2.0 inputs, with one supporting ARC, but there’s no eARC support. There’s also no support for variable refresh rate (VRR) or Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), both of which are features that gamers should be on the lookout with next-gen consoles coming later this year.
The Samsung TU8000 has three onboard HDMI inputs, with only one of them an eARC port. Samsung did not include the nice processing found in its higher-end models like the Q90T, so you won’t see any reduced artifacting or banding in low bitrate content, unfortunately. More on that and other notes on the picture quality in a moment.
The top half of the back is metal, while the bottom half where the inputs are housed is made out of textured plastic. There are hooks for cable management which is something 2019’s Hisense H9F doesn’t have.
The back is made out of plastic with a textured finish. There are clips on the feet for cable management.
The Hisense H8G has a decent build quality, but it doesn’t have a premium build like other high-end TVs. The metal on the back and the plastic parts are solid. There’s a bit of wobble when nudged, but overall, there aren’t any obvious issues.
The Samsung TU8000 feels decently built. It’s made entirely out of plastic, but it feels fairly sturdy, despite some slight wobble. There are no obvious gaps between the panel and the edges of the TV.
The included remote control is an old-school wand-style model that has more buttons than you’ll probably need. I’d love to see an update to a more modern remote, but for $700 I’ll refrain from complaining.
The voice remote that ships with the TU8000 is just like other modern Samsung remotes, with a slim and curved profile that houses only absolutely necessary buttons. I appreciate how small it is while still giving me all I need to enjoy content. It’s a voice remote that works with apps like YouTube when you are in a search bar, and also functions as a smart Assistant with Google Assistant, Bixby, or Amazon Alexa (whichever you choose at setup).
Smart TV app
When watching low-bit rate content from Netflix and Hulu, the H8G Quantum wasn’t able to clean up the image as well as the Sony X900H. That’s hardly a fair comparison, but the fact that the H8G is even in the ballpark with a TV that costs twice as much is really saying something.
Like other Samsung televisions, the TU8000 is powered by the Tizen smart TV system. Setup was easy and pleasant, made extremely fast by the connection with the Samsung SmartThings app. Though you don’t need the app, it will dramatically speed up setup times thanks to giving you access to a full keyboard (instead of having to punch in your email and Wi-Fi password one letter at a time with the remote).
The addition of quantum dots should mean that the H8G Quantum will not only offer a much wider color gamut but also provide a richer HDR experience. Speaking of, the H8G Quantum supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG HDR formats. Hisense also claims the TV supports HDR10+, but I was never able to get it to work on Amazon Prime Video, which is my only source for that particular format. I don’t consider this a fault of the TV so much as a curious bug.
The H8G Quantum I received is also capable of impressive brightness. This is where I began to suspect the TV I had received may be performing better than what is expected for this model. By Hisense’s own claims, this TV should put out a maximum of 700 nits of peak brightness.
We measured the SDR peak brightness after calibration in the ‘Theater Night’ Picture Mode, with Backlight set to ‘Max’ and Local Dimming set to ‘High’.
If you don’t mind losing a bit of image accuracy, you can get a brighter image by setting the Picture Mode to ‘Vivid’ and Local Dimming to ‘High’. We achieved 666 cd/m² in the 10% window with these settings.
The Samsung TU8000 has mediocre peak brightness in SDR. It doesn’t get bright enough to combat glare in well-lit environments, and small highlights aren’t as bright.
We measured the brightness after calibration in the ‘Movie’ Picture Mode, with Gamma set to ‘2.2’, and Brightness at its max. If you want the brightest image possible, we reached 301 cd/m² in the 10% window using the ‘Vivid’ Picture Mode.
Operating system – Hisense H8G vs Samsung TU8000
The Hisense H8G runs on Android TV. It’s fairly easy to use and operates somewhat smoothly.
The Samsung TU8000 comes with a simplified version of Tizen OS but offers many of the same features as the higher-end models. The interface is clear and easy-to-use.
Hisense H8G vs Samsung TU8000 Performance review
I measured the model I received using a SpectraCal C6 HDR colorimeter and Portrait Displays’ Calman 2020 color calibration software and got a peak brightness reading of around 920 nits — significantly higher than Hisense’s own claims and higher than the figure other reviewers have measured.
As far as processing goes, I feel Hisense is making some strides. When watching low-bit rate content from Netflix and Hulu, the H8G Quantum wasn’t able to clean up the image as well as the Sony X900H. That’s hardly a fair comparison, but the fact that the H8G is even in the ballpark with a TV that costs twice as much is really saying something.
We measured the HDR peak brightness before calibration in the ‘HDR Theater’ Picture Mode, with Local Dimming set to ‘High’, and Backlight set to ‘Max’. Use these settings if you want the brightest image possible, as they allowed us to reach 679 cd/m² in the 10% window.
We measured the peak brightness in the ‘Movie HDR’ Picture Mode, with Gamma ST.2084 set to ‘0’, and Contrast and Brightness at their max. If you want to achieve the brightest image possible at the expense of picture quality, use the ‘Movie HDR’ Picture Mode, with Advanced Contrast Enhancer, Contrast, and Brightness at their max. We reached 344 cd/m² in the 10% window.
Alternate – Hisense H8G vs Samsung TU8000
The LG UN7300 belongs to the mid-range of the South Korean manufacturer’s UHD TVs. Unlike the Samsung TU8000, the UN7300 uses an IPS panel instead of a VA panel. The result is that contrast ratio and black levels are not as good as on the TU8000. Therefore, the UN7300 is only moderately suitable for darker environments.
The rather grayish black is especially noticeable in dark surroundings and the color space is not that great. In daylight the picture looks much better. Enthusiasts might find this annoying, while occasional users will probably have no problem with it.
As with the TU8000, gamers can be happy about the low price of the UN7300. The input lag is very low, which is positive for fast video games. Fast movements can be displayed clearly and smoothly without faltering or blurring.
The viewing angle is wider than VA panels due to the IPS panel. Therefore, the TV can be viewed from any position and is suitable for walking around at home during everyday life. For occasional users who live in particularly bright rooms, the UN7300 looks great.
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