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Hisense readies more Mini-LED TVs for more price points

If you’ve been waiting for a few years to buy a new TV, a 2024 model might just give you better features for less money.

There are exciting times for TV buyers in the coming months, and we’re not just talking about transparent TVs.

While CES 2024 is revealing some of the exciting technologies coming to cashed up homes, it’s also showcasing some of the tech you can expect to arrive for everyone else, particularly companies engaged in a real democratisation of technology.

That is to say, the companies working to bring great technology for everyone regardless of how much they spend is being showcased, and Hisense is showcasing what you can expect in the TV world if that interests you.

In 2024, Hisense’s role to do exactly that is moving forward, with the high-end technology of televisions trickling its “ULED” stack of technologies to more price points, covering the colour honing crystals that are known as quantum dots and the improved backlighting system for TVs known as Mini LED.

While Mini LED is a couple of years old, it is still a new technology and not expected in entry-level TVs.

However, that’s exactly what Hisense is doing this year, releasing Mini-LED into the Hisense U6 models of 4K TVs, coming in the 2026 U6N.

Moving up a notch, the Hisense U7N will include more dimming zones than the previous model, utilising Mini LED there, too, and offering sizes between 55 and 100 inches depending on how big you need.

Meanwhile, Hisense’s U8N will have over three times more dimming zones than the U7’s roughly 300, boasting more backlighting control. Buyers can also expect a new Mini LED technology used in the flagship UX last year, Mini-LED Pro, while the design has also been streamlined and made to include up firing speakers with a built-in subwoofer.

In the high-end, Hisense’s UX will be offered and big and small sizes — as small as 65 inches and as large as 110 — with the improved Mini-LED X technology increasing backlighting and dimming zones even more.

Throughout the range, Hisense says you can expect to find quantum dots, fast panels supporting up to 144Hz for motion control, Dolby Vision IQ for improved HDR, and a game mode from the U7 and higher that can provide gaming features including frame rate stats.

Hisense’s UX in 2024

“Each year, we commit to delivering greater value to our customers through our advanced, premium technologies,” said Gideon Lui, Head of Marketing for Hisense in Australia and New Zealand.

“With our elevated ULED benchmark, this year’s range gives customers confidence that they are buying technology that is at the height of innovation in home entertainment,” he said.

There’s also a solar remote control coming to some of the model ranges with both solar and USB-C charging, so you can say goodbye to needing remote batteries in the home.

And as for sound, Hisense is set to release two soundbars this year, including a 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos soundbar with dedicated up-firing speakers, because not everyone is down with virtualised psychoacoustic spatial sound.

At the same time, Hisense is updating its operating system, “VIDAA”, one of the few smart TV interfaces specific to one brand, which should be on all the new screens, as well.

There’s no word on pricing or availability in Australia yet, but given TV changeover time is typically from March to May, you can expect news somewhere around then.

The Hisense U6 in 2024 may well be one of the most cost-effective ways at getting a Mini LED TV.
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