Hisense 50EC591U 50 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV £379 @ Argos (possible 5% cashback with quidco)
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Hisense 50EC591U 50 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV £379 @ Argos (possible 5% cashback with quidco)

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Found 18th May 2016
Technology Product description / spec

Experience TV like never before in glorious Ultra HD 4K resolution. With 4 times the detail of Full HD see every detail with stunningly realistic picture quality and beautifully natural motion. Backed by the power of a quad core processor, powerful TruSurround Audio, futureproof 4K technologies (including HDMI 2.0, HEVC, USB 3.0) and a wide variety of Smart apps you will never want to leave your living room.

Netflix, YouTube, web browser.

Television picture quality:

Direct led TV Screen.
4K Ultra HD display resolution.
Screen size: 50 inches.
Motion rate 200Hz.
Response time 9 milliseconds.
Viewing angle 170/150 degrees.
Connectivity:

1 SCART socket, 3 USB ports and 4 HDMI sockets.
Smart TV.
HDMI 2.0.
Component video socket.
Composite socket.
Optical connection.
Headphone socket.
AV socket.
Wi-Fi enabled.
Ethernet connection.
DLNA compatibility.
Mobile high-definition link.
Miracast.
Open browser.
Suitable for wall mounting 200 x 200 bracket.
Sound quality:

Dolby sound system.
10 x 2 watt RMS power output.
Digital features:

Features USB recording.
Freeview HD digital tuner.
Smartphone remote capability.
Quad core processor.
7 day electronic programme guide (EPG).
CI plus slot.
Additional features:

Sleep timer.
Child lock.
Size of TV H64.9, W112.4, D8.2cm.
Weight of TV 13.5kg (unpackaged).
Size of TV with stand: H70.2, W112.4, D24.7cm.
Weight of TV with stand: 13.8kg.
Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.
Energy efficiency information:

Energy efficiency rating: a.
On mode power consumption 145 watts.
Annual power consumption 124.1kWh.
Standby power consumption 0.5 watt.
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Only 1 year warranty which makes you think twice but with cash back it drops the price to £360 for a 50 inch 4k tv....
Edited by: "Burakk_1907" 18th May 2016
That would be a one year Argos guarantee,although Hisense offer free 2 year warranty once you register it with them within 28 days.
Burakk_1907

Only 1 year warranty which makes you think twice but with cash back it … Only 1 year warranty which makes you think twice but with cash back it drops the price to £360 for a 50 inch 4k tv....



2 year warranty with Hisense
good price, but this is the older model the m3000 series is newer.
Looked at the HiSense big models when picking 65". Price is very attractive but as yet they are just not that good.The Samsung I bought looked so much better when seen side by side and google for HiSense owners reports for hands on views even allowing for peoples tendency to justify their choices. I know they are a major player but that doesn't mean their sets are good,just cheap. They are miles behind the others in terms of stability,reliability and good reproduction of pictures. The adage "buy cheap and buy twice" is very true when buying newish technology.
jongerry

Looked at the HiSense big models when picking 65". Price is very … Looked at the HiSense big models when picking 65". Price is very attractive but as yet they are just not that good.The Samsung I bought looked so much better when seen side by side and google for HiSense owners reports for hands on views even allowing for peoples tendency to justify their choices. I know they are a major player but that doesn't mean their sets are good,just cheap. They are miles behind the others in terms of stability,reliability and good reproduction of pictures. The adage "buy cheap and buy twice" is very true when buying newish technology.


>>>>>
We and a lot of others, got shot of our big sammy's for the 65" HS, never looked back and
displays everything that the £3.5k samsung could but at under a grand [on new hukd thread
now] so in this instance of buy cheap and buy twice, you are wrong.. as soon as the new 65
& 75's are out, we will be upgrading asap.. to Hisense again ;-)
jongerry

Looked at the HiSense big models when picking 65". Price is very … Looked at the HiSense big models when picking 65". Price is very attractive but as yet they are just not that good.The Samsung I bought looked so much better when seen side by side and google for HiSense owners reports for hands on views even allowing for peoples tendency to justify their choices. I know they are a major player but that doesn't mean their sets are good,just cheap. They are miles behind the others in terms of stability,reliability and good reproduction of pictures. The adage "buy cheap and buy twice" is very true when buying newish technology.



Hisense is not new at all, they're just new to european market.

Anyway, it's impossible to compare tvs side by side in shop as they can be running different inputs on different settings. One thing is true about HIsense though, they're very inaccurate out of the box and really benefit from calibration.
Not another tv bargain my head is spinning . I was getting the panasonic 802b refurbished but the stand won't fit on my cabinet ( crap design ).so moved onto maybe the 700b instead then the 680b deal came on can't make my mind up then there the Sony 8509 that's not long been in here now an influx of hisense offers . Trouble is I've not seen one on display in the shops to compare it . None in my local currys or richer sounds . HELP !
I got this model from Amazon 5 months ago as it ticked most boxes. In spite of a brilliant picture it has some issues (it's not smart; sound lag and speakers). In my past 20 years of TV purchases I never had to contact the manufacturers but since I got this I had to call Hisense twice. So before you take a plunge make sure you do some research.
Seriously, the opinion of anyone who professes to know anything about TVs then goes on to say they picked the Samsung 'because the PQ looked better in the shop' is not to be trusted...
Edited by: "bellboys" 18th May 2016
Burakk_1907

Only 1 year warranty which makes you think twice but with cash back it … Only 1 year warranty which makes you think twice but with cash back it drops the price to £360 for a 50 inch 4k tv....



Yeah that's my only concern as well. If it breaks down after one year you've probably lost £360. Some may argue about SOGA etc but that's a real PITA and you never really have a guaranteee of cover.
If you pay in the £500-600 range for a similar TV at RS or JL you're covered for 5 years.
Options, options.
Does anyone have any experience playing gaming on this? Xbox One or Playstation 4 for example...
hcc27

Yeah that's my only concern as well. If it breaks down after one year … Yeah that's my only concern as well. If it breaks down after one year you've probably lost £360. Some may argue about SOGA etc but that's a real PITA and you never really have a guaranteee of cover. If you pay in the £500-600 range for a similar TV at RS or JL you're covered for 5 years. Options, options.



Argos may only give you one year but I'm sure Hisense offer a free 2 year warranty. But I do take your point, a 5 or 6 year warranty gives peace of mind. But at what cost?
bellboys

Argos may only give you one year but I'm sure Hisense offer a free 2 year … Argos may only give you one year but I'm sure Hisense offer a free 2 year warranty. But I do take your point, a 5 or 6 year warranty gives peace of mind. But at what cost?



Well not a lot tbh.
Have a look at this newer, marginally superior Hisense 50 inch model (4K, Smart) for only £449 with a 6 year warranty at RS - surely an extra £90 (if the cashback tracks) for an extra 5 years' warranty is worth it:
richersounds.com/pro…300
Heated OP.

This is a good deal for what it is, but if it were me I'd pay the extra £70 for the newer model with a full 6 year sterling guarantee from Richer:
richersounds.com/pro…300
You're protected under consumer law. The Sale of Goods Act says that the goods must be of satisfactory quality and fit for purpose.
eu law is 2 years isnt it?
hcc27

Well not a lot tbh. Have a look at this newer, marginally superior … Well not a lot tbh. Have a look at this newer, marginally superior Hisense 50 inch model (4K, Smart) for only £449 with a 6 year warranty at RS - surely an extra £90 (if the cashback tracks) for an extra 5 years' warranty is worth it:http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/hisense/50m3300/hise-50m3300



Agreed.
joshtbh

You're protected under consumer law. The Sale of Goods Act says that the … You're protected under consumer law. The Sale of Goods Act says that the goods must be of satisfactory quality and fit for purpose.



Yes but if you think retailers will simply agree and refund or replace TV then think again.They will want independent reports stating its a manufacturing fault etc etc a whole load of hassle ,or pay a bit extra and get a safe 6 years with RS ...No brainer really.
joshtbh

You're protected under consumer law. The Sale of Goods Act says that the … You're protected under consumer law. The Sale of Goods Act says that the goods must be of satisfactory quality and fit for purpose.



Definitely.
But you might have to fight them (argos) for a while before they fix it - and even then I'm speculating but they might make it difficult for you by insisting that you ship the tv to them for repair?
rickj

Yes but if you think retailers will simply agree and refund or replace TV … Yes but if you think retailers will simply agree and refund or replace TV then think again.They will want independent reports stating its a manufacturing fault etc etc a whole load of hassle ,or pay a bit extra and get a safe 6 years with RS ...No brainer really.



I understand what you're saying, it's paying money to have an easier return process rather than have the fun and games of letters etc. I just wanted to put that out there as it's not like if it breaks after 2 years you aren't entitled to any recourse.

My opinion on this particular situation is that Hisense are a quality manufacturer and £90 is such a large premium on £379 (24% more) that it's not worth the extra IMO
joshtbh

I understand what you're saying, it's paying money to have an easier … I understand what you're saying, it's paying money to have an easier return process rather than have the fun and games of letters etc. I just wanted to put that out there as it's not like if it breaks after 2 years you aren't entitled to any recourse.My opinion on this particular situation is that Hisense are a quality manufacturer and £90 is such a large premium on £379 (24% more) that it's not worth the extra IMO



But to be fair the M3300 at RS is the newer, higher spec version.
joshtbh

You're protected under consumer law. The Sale of Goods Act says that the … You're protected under consumer law. The Sale of Goods Act says that the goods must be of satisfactory quality and fit for purpose.



You sure are. The only problem is that after 6 months of the purchase date, the onus is on the buyer -not the retailer- to prove that the goods were not of satisfactory quality, fit for purpose, or as described when they were sold. Of course the next 6 months would still be fine as the item would be covered under the original warranty for a year.
After the one year has passed, you could make a case to the ombudsman or consider pursuing a case under the small claims court.
I'd rather avoid all this hassle with an extended warranty - both RS (6 years) and JL (5 years) are sterling and I've claimed under both - never had a question asked.

Edited by: "hcc27" 18th May 2016
bellboys

But to be fair the M3300 at RS is the newer, higher spec version.



Yup, the extra £90 equates to £1.50/month for an extra 5 years after the 1 year manufacturer warranty has run out. I'll take that.
Ah this site is a blessing and a pain at the same time. I purchased the Sony 48" 4K tv on here last week or so. It's ok but it's making me question if this would be better! oO
joshtbh

I understand what you're saying, it's paying money to have an easier … I understand what you're saying, it's paying money to have an easier return process rather than have the fun and games of letters etc. I just wanted to put that out there as it's not like if it breaks after 2 years you aren't entitled to any recourse.My opinion on this particular situation is that Hisense are a quality manufacturer and £90 is such a large premium on £379 (24% more) that it's not worth the extra IMO



The 90 premium gets you a extra 5 years poss 4 if hisense do indeed give 2 years ,so less than 20 a year ,It will seem a bargain if hisense refuse to help and you go it alone to get your money back.
bellboys

Seriously, the opinion of anyone who professes to know anything about TVs … Seriously, the opinion of anyone who professes to know anything about TVs then goes on to say they picked the Samsung 'because the PQ looked better in the shop' is not to be trusted...



Oh excuse me,I merely buy a TV because it has an outstanding picture,a 5 year warranty,an excellent reputation over many years,is SMART, is a model which comes out top in nearly all technical surveys and connects with all my other electronics seamlessly. Unlike you I foolishly did not cast the runes or examine the entrails of a chicken to see if the auguries were good. Silly me!
Chris777uk

Ah this site is a blessing and a pain at the same time. I purchased the … Ah this site is a blessing and a pain at the same time. I purchased the Sony 48" 4K tv on here last week or so. It's ok but it's making me question if this would be better! oO


Why is the Sony just OK? Is it a size thing or just not that impressed with the picture quality?
captainbeaky

Why is the Sony just OK? Is it a size thing or just not that impressed … Why is the Sony just OK? Is it a size thing or just not that impressed with the picture quality?



Size is fine, picture quality is decent but not amazing, biggest concern is re: motion. I guess it's the equivalent of food envy, you buy something - see someone else's and want that instead!!
I have this model bought at £420. Stonking for the money. I am sure others are better but they're more expensive! PQ is great particularly the upscaling is streets ahead of the LG it replaced (which was about 6 years old)
Agree with the decision comments!! I'm looking to upgrade the TV in front room, but getting very confused by choices. Is there a TV equivalent to gsmarena to compare different models? It would make choosing the right one easier
Burakk_1907

Only 1 year warranty which makes you think twice but with cash back it … Only 1 year warranty which makes you think twice but with cash back it drops the price to £360 for a 50 inch 4k tv....

actually Hisense offer a 2 year warranty!...
Chris777uk

Size is fine, picture quality is decent but not amazing, biggest concern … Size is fine, picture quality is decent but not amazing, biggest concern is re: motion. I guess it's the equivalent of food envy, you buy something - see someone else's and want that instead!!



​surprised to hear a Sony owner say that, I find they make the best tvs available. have you looked into picture setups on forums?

also to person who said Samsung looked better than hisense in store, get real, Samsung boost the hell out of contrast and brightness to make the screen look best on the stand, get it home and you'll find once you put a normal TV signal through then you'd have been better off with the hisense.
Whats the £90 premium at Richer its £70 more and both free delivery?
houston26

​surprised to hear a Sony owner say that, I find they make the best tvs a … ​surprised to hear a Sony owner say that, I find they make the best tvs available. have you looked into picture setups on forums? also to person who said Samsung looked better than hisense in store, get real, Samsung boost the hell out of contrast and brightness to make the screen look best on the stand, get it home and you'll find once you put a normal TV signal through then you'd have been better off with the hisense.



Do Sony have some official means of asking for technical support / advice. I've tried one forum but rarely get a response as they are keen to point out 'we aint official Sony' etc etc

It's:-

community.sony.com/t5/…ral
Edited by: "Gollywood" 18th May 2016
houston26

​surprised to hear a Sony owner say that, I find they make the best tvs a … ​surprised to hear a Sony owner say that, I find they make the best tvs available. have you looked into picture setups on forums? also to person who said Samsung looked better than hisense in store, get real, Samsung boost the hell out of contrast and brightness to make the screen look best on the stand, get it home and you'll find once you put a normal TV signal through then you'd have been better off with the hisense.



Oddly enough all the professional reviewers of TVs and most of the public don't agree with you but then what do people like Trusted Reviews,What HI FI,HDTV Test co.know compared to your expertise?
If was £400 for 55" i'd go for it. Im still using the furion 55" deal which cost £379 that was posted on here almost 4 years ago. Still going strong.
Ruffuz

Hisense is not new at all, they're just new to european market.Anyway, … Hisense is not new at all, they're just new to european market.Anyway, it's impossible to compare tvs side by side in shop as they can be running different inputs on different settings. One thing is true about HIsense though, they're very inaccurate out of the box and really benefit from calibration.



I'm not quite sure anyone concerned enough about PQ would fork out for calibration on a sub-£400 TV. Turds and polish spring to mind.
The picture quality of every LCD TV I've ever owned has been crap out of the box. The difference is that some can be made decent by fiddling with the myriad of settings and some can't.

My Hisense TV (admittedly not this particular model) comes into the "can" category. The £2.5k Samsung 55" I owned before it could not be made to look up to scratch. Out of the box the Samsung looked the better of the two but still awful. I never got a set-up on the Samsung I was happy with whereas I did with the Hisense.

That doesn't make much difference to most people though. Everyone who saw the Samsung told me they thought it looked great and I think 90% of people would have been happy with it.

tl;dr - most TV's will be good enough for most people.
hcc27

Heated OP.This is a good deal for what it is, but if it were me I'd pay … Heated OP.This is a good deal for what it is, but if it were me I'd pay the extra £70 for the newer model with a full 6 year sterling guarantee from Richer:http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/hisense/50m3300/hise-50m3300



WOW now this looks a superb deal. Incredibly tempted to click BUY.
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