WASHINGTON—Pearl TV, a consortium of US broadcasters transitioning to NextGen TV, today announced the new NextGen TV models from Hisense are now available at Amazon and Best Buy online, starting at $799 MSRP. Hisense is the first Chinese manufacturer to offer ATSC 3.0-enabled sets and joins more than 70 models available from Sony, Samsung and LG Electronics.
“Hisense has long been recognized as a high-tech, high-quality brand at affordable prices. Its NextGen TV models reaffirm how it pushes the boundaries of design to deliver value to consumers, said Anne Schelle, managing director of Pearl TV. “When a customer looks at the logo, whether the customer is shopping online or in-store, they can feel confident that the Hisense NextGen TV purchased today will be compatible with future technology improvements.”
Announced at CES 2022, ATSC 3.0 chipsets have been integrated into Hisense’s U7H and U8H sets with a third series to follow later this year. Unfortunately for customers looking for NextGen TV sets, look for specs on Hisense’s website and Amazon and Best Buy’s website. do not include ATSC 3.0 reception as a feature.
According to Pearl TV’s press release, U7H Series features include enhanced IMAX, Filmmaker Mode, Dolby Vision IQ, HDR 10/10+/adaptive, Quantum Dot, FreeSync Premium and newly integrated tuner for NextGen TV ATSC 3.0. Advanced audio enhancements such as Dolby Atmos, eARC and WiSA deliver immersive sound, and the 120Hz refresh rate not only brings smooth clarity but also fluid motion for games, sports and movies. The U7H series offers screen sizes ranging from 55-85 inches and starts at $799.99 MSRP. Available now at retailers including Best Buy and Amazon.
The U8H series features improved Mini LED technology combined with Hisense’s ULED and Quantum Dot technology, “delivering brilliant colors, impressive contrast, and its signature bright image for a fantastic HDR experience,” according to Hisense. . With a refresh rate of 120Hz, brightness up to 1500 nits, and image enhancements such as improved IMAX, Filmmaker Mode, Dolby Vision, state-of-the-art Dolby IQ imaging, and HDR10+, the U8H offers superior quality. The U8H series offers 55 to 75-inch screen sizes and starts at $1099 MSRP. U8H is now available from retailers including Best Buy (opens in a new tab) and Amazon. (opens in a new tab)
“Efficiency and picture quality are at the core of every Hisense product, and our U7H and U8H NextGen TV models are proof of this commitment by putting more premium options within reach,” said David Gold, President of Hisense USA. “As consumers continue to demand a superior viewing experience and excellent value, we are proud to deliver this with NextGen TV.”
Now broadcasting in more than 50 markets, NextGen TV now reaches half of the US population, Pearl TV said.