Hisense 55K321 LED 4K UHD Smart TV, 55" with Freeview HD and Built-In Wi-Fi - £499.00 John Lewis (5 year guarantee included)
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Hisense 55K321 LED 4K UHD Smart TV, 55" with Freeview HD and Built-In Wi-Fi - £499.00 John Lewis (5 year guarantee included)

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Pros

Very good black levels and contrast ratio
4 HDMI 2.0 Ports
Netflix 4K (Amazon on the way)
Great price

Cons

Poor bright screen uniformity
50Hz panel drive issue
Picture is way too dark, crushing detail
Lip sync issues
Relatively high input lag
pavel76

£489 without extended warranty with MAYDAY … £489 without extended warranty with MAYDAY code:http://www.rakuten.co.uk/shop/prcdirect/product/LTDN55K321UW/?sku=LTDN55K321UW&l-id=gb_cart_product_1_1



This isnt really a deal on the original for £10 without warranty....
Wilsh88

This isnt really a deal on the original for £10 without warranty....


Oh yes... I thought it's £110 for some reason:)
Can anyone comment on the Hisense 40k321?

Does it suffer from the same issues as above?

What about the 1080p non-4k version?

Looking for a 40/50" TV sub £400

Thanks.
Been waiting for AmaOn and YouTube 4K for 6 months. You have been warned.
I thought i was ready to buy a new TV but at every turn i get more and more confused and scared to jump in and buy. This tv and the 55" Phillips are good examples. LG is releasing an 8k tv this year and HDR OLEDs so I wonder if i'll ever end up buying anything oO
It feels like you really need to buy something that'll come under the new UHD Premium banner to get the best experience for the next few years, so I think I'll hold off for a while longer.
Edited by: "stevenmcdowall39" 27th Apr 2016
stevenmcdowall39

I thought i was ready to buy a new TV but at every turn i get more and … I thought i was ready to buy a new TV but at every turn i get more and more confused and scared to jump in and buy. This tv and the 55" Phillips are good examples. LG is releasing an 8k tv this year and HDR OLEDs so I wonder if i'll ever end up buying anything oOIt feels like you really need to buy something that'll come under the new UHD Premium banner to get the best experience for the next few years, so I think I'll hold off for a while longer.



Until 4k content becomes more mainstream/ubiquitous, I personally don't really see a great incentive to buy a 4k TV. By the time there is plenty of content I fully expect 4k HDR to be the standard technology, or possibly (a lot less likely though, IMHO) even OLED 4k HDR. I suspect all the TV deals we are seeing at the moment are an attempt to encourage the upgrade cycle in time for the Olympics.
Heated. I ordered this a few days ago so will be good to hear some discussion on this TV. Is there anyone using this for PC gaming that can comment on input lag or lip sync issues? Will post my impressions when it arrives.
stevenmcdowall39

I thought i was ready to buy a new TV but at every turn i get more and … I thought i was ready to buy a new TV but at every turn i get more and more confused and scared to jump in and buy. This tv and the 55" Phillips are good examples. LG is releasing an 8k tv this year and HDR OLEDs so I wonder if i'll ever end up buying anything oOIt feels like you really need to buy something that'll come under the new UHD Premium banner to get the best experience for the next few years, so I think I'll hold off for a while longer.


Buy Panasonic dx902b. They are the best at the moment and anything from panny is reliable. I really wanted sonyxd9305, but went for dx902. It's a cut above rest.
3guesses

Until 4k content becomes more mainstream/ubiquitous, I personally don't … Until 4k content becomes more mainstream/ubiquitous, I personally don't really see a great incentive to buy a 4k TV. By the time there is plenty of content I fully expect 4k HDR to be the standard technology, or possibly (a lot less likely though, IMHO) even OLED 4k HDR. I suspect all the TV deals we are seeing at the moment are an attempt to encourage the upgrade cycle in time for the Olympics.


What is 4K HDR? and whats difference between that and 4K UHD? ??
interested to see what the new hisense 2016 range look like. particularly the 43h7c model when it ships to uk later this year.pocket-lint.com/rev…400

Brilliant TV.

Ordered both the Phillips and this to compare.

Blew the Phillips away quality wise.
I got this from Argos for the same price -10% discount code they had at the time a month back, absolutely outstanding TV and outperforms way more expensive ones I've seen in shops, can't remember models, including Sony and LG.

I am a regular Xbox One gamer and don't experience any input lag (that is noticable to myself) even on non-game mode
does anyone know anything about this hisense model argos.co.uk/m/s…htm newly listed on argos.

55' £549
43' £299
newer model?
i work for argos and i put away the 55 inch one the other day, the website does not say it but the box clearly states its hdr as well. Im for taking the punt, ill get it at discount anyway, and if its garbage ill bring it bakc
stephen0205

i work for argos and i put away the 55 inch one the other day, the … i work for argos and i put away the 55 inch one the other day, the website does not say it but the box clearly states its hdr as well. Im for taking the punt, ill get it at discount anyway, and if its garbage ill bring it bakc



Next time you're at work anychance you please could check the 43' model box. Cant find any further info on the tvs online
NocturnELL

does anyone know anything about this hisense model … does anyone know anything about this hisense model http://www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/5323823/searchTerm/hisense.htm newly listed on argos.55' £54943' £299newer model?



Yes, 2016 entry level models also available at Richer and Crampton & Moore, and Marks Electricals too.
Same price in Richer Sounds but with 6yr guarantee
[url=http://www.richersounds.com/products/home-cinema/lcd-and-plasma/all-tvs#3]
I read this most sobering article yesterday, and for me I'm holding off on buying anything remotely 4K until the boxes are ticked

avforums.com/art…027
caverncity

ProsVery good black levels and contrast ratio4 HDMI 2.0 PortsNetflix 4K … ProsVery good black levels and contrast ratio4 HDMI 2.0 PortsNetflix 4K (Amazon on the way) Promised next month Great priceConsPoor bright screen uniformity If you are upgrading from a LCD made before about 2011 , you will think the opposite 50Hz panel drive issue Its 60hz ,on my 50"Picture is way too dark, crushing detail Not that bad , ive seen worse on more expensive setsLip sync issuesAgree ,however you can manually compensate not that ive tried in the settingsRelatively high input lag It was , now its 30ms


Edited by: "pimpchez" 27th Apr 2016
NocturnELL

does anyone know anything about this hisense model … does anyone know anything about this hisense model http://www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/5323823/searchTerm/hisense.htm newly listed on argos.55' £54943' £299newer model?



As far as my research goes it's the entry range 2016 model. I have read that all Hisense 2016 models have HDR. This model was listed on richer sounds website about 10 days ago. I am in 2 minds... Might wait for the next model to be released, I reckon mid June.
Hisense 2016 US range (specs table)

Interesting, given those sizings and specs, seems the M3300 & M3000 might line up with the H7 series? HDR, but note the lack of mentioned 'Local Dimming', which seems to be a prerequisite for 'making the most' of HDR content:

DigitalVersus : If you want a true HDR experience and not just recalibrated video, you can count the number of TV models you can choose from on one hand. To make the most of HDR, a television needs local dimming, high max brightness, deep blacks and 10-bit primary color display.

FlatpanelsHD : On a LCD you will need a “local dimming” system to be able to control brightness locally in zones. The more zones the better. We have already seen edge LED based LCD TVs claim HDR support but in our opinion this is stretching it.
Read more at http://ww…975#hAaiysatD2Yg1z0Q.99


Also, Hisense UK roadmap has the M7000 due to launch in June, with 55" & 65" models. Initially I thought this might line up with the H7 series but maybe this is an amalgam of the H9 & H10?

Hmm - and all I really want is a 50" H8C - HDR & some type of Local Dimming at a great price point. :-/
KopCity

What is 4K HDR? and whats difference between that and 4K UHD? ??



I only became aware of HDR from watching BBC Click a couple of weeks ago (worth having a shufty). As I recall, HDR uses 10-bit colours rather than 8-bit which can make a huge difference to picture quality especially in dark scenes.
Renyojd. Thanks for that table.

From previous research I'm trying to hold out for the H8. Desperate for a brand new tv though
new models starting to show in uk next few weeks ! wait for now
DizzyGoat

Heated. I ordered this a few days ago so will be good to hear some … Heated. I ordered this a few days ago so will be good to hear some discussion on this TV. Is there anyone using this for PC gaming that can comment on input lag or lip sync issues? Will post my impressions when it arrives.



I had the 50" version at Christmas but it suffered from mouse lag while using it which i found a pain as you could see it on windows desktop as well as playing games like GTA 5 in 4K although the picture looked great.
Another problem i found using it as a monitor was a lot of the screen settings become deactivated if your using a PC with the TV so your more limited to what you can fiddle with to improve the picture.
It also had noticeable motion judder with people/objects moving/walking at medium speed or above across the screen while watching films as well as uneven edge lighting down the sides.
Edited by: "DARKSABER" 27th Apr 2016
3guesses

I only became aware of HDR from watching BBC Click a couple of weeks ago … I only became aware of HDR from watching BBC Click a couple of weeks ago (worth having a shufty). As I recall, HDR uses 10-bit colours rather than 8-bit which can make a huge difference to picture quality especially in dark scenes.


This one ... bbc.co.uk/ipl…016
DARKSABER

I had the 50" version at Christmas but it suffered from mouse lag while … I had the 50" version at Christmas but it suffered from mouse lag while using it which i found a pain as you could see it on windows desktop as well as playing games like GTA 5 in 4K although the picture looked great.Another problem i found using it as a monitor was a lot of the screen settings become deactivated if your using a PC with the TV so your more limited to what you can fiddle with to improve the picture.It also had noticeable motion judder with people/objects moving/walking at medium speed or above across the screen while watching films as well as uneven edge lighting down the sides.



​Thanks for your reply, much appreciated. In 2 minds if I should cancel now because that is exactly what I will be using it for as a 2nd large 4k screen for GTA V etc from my gaming rig.
2015

As far as my research goes it's the entry range 2016 model. I have read … As far as my research goes it's the entry range 2016 model. I have read that all Hisense 2016 models have HDR. This model was listed on richer sounds website about 10 days ago. I am in 2 minds... Might wait for the next model to be released, I reckon mid June.



Cheers for the info. I didnt realise the models was listed at richer sounds. A quick google search only bought up a few french websites.
Tempted to hold out a month or so aswell as the euros are around the corner, so im guessing a lot of tv promotions will be about (first week while england are still in it ha)
DizzyGoat

​Thanks for your reply, much appreciated. In 2 minds if I should cancel n … ​Thanks for your reply, much appreciated. In 2 minds if I should cancel now because that is exactly what I will be using it for as a 2nd large 4k screen for GTA V etc from my gaming rig.




I ended up buying a Sony KD-49X8005C £490 deal price( low range) and a Panasonic VIERA TX-50CX700B £500 refurb (mid range) and ended up sending the Sony back as the Panasonic outclassed both the Hisense and Sony.

You can pick up a new Panasonic for £570 with slightly damaged box from- http://www.krishav.co.uk/shopping-cart

They also sell it on ebay for £530- ebay.co.uk/itm…687?hash=item2a64d27d5f:g:gDoAAOSwG-1WtzbR


Trusted reviews -4 out of 5
http://www.trustedreviews.com/panasonic-tx-50cx700b-review

Avforums 8 out of 10
https://www.avforums.com/review/panasonic-tx-50cx700b-review.11286

Techradar 4 out of 5
http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/audio-visual/televisions/plasma-and-lcd-tvs/panasonic-tx-50cx700-1298153/review

HDTVtest
http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/tx50cx700b-201506054122.htm

FlatpannelsHD
http://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.php?id=1431346125&subaction=showfull


http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z131/darksaber35/20160313_162354_zpsm8chn3ff.jpg

Edited by: "DARKSABER" 28th Apr 2016
DARKSABER

I ended up buying a Sony KD-49X8005C £490 deal price( low range) and a … I ended up buying a Sony KD-49X8005C £490 deal price( low range) and a Panasonic VIERA TX-50CX700B £500 refurb (mid range) and ended up sending the Sony back as the Panasonic outclassed both the Hisense and Sony.You can pick up a new Panasonic for £570 with slightly damaged box from- http://www.krishav.co.uk/shopping-cartThey also sell it on ebay for £530- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Panasonic-Viera-TX-50CX700B-50-3D-2160p-UHD-UHD-LED-LCD-Internet-TV-/182080142687?hash=item2a64d27d5f:g:gDoAAOSwG-1WtzbRTrusted reviews -4 out of 5http://www.trustedreviews.com/panasonic-tx-50cx700b-reviewAvforums 8 out of 10https://www.avforums.com/review/panasonic-tx-50cx700b-review.11286Techradar 4 out of 5http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/audio-visual/televisions/plasma-and-lcd-tvs/panasonic-tx-50cx700-1298153/reviewHDTVtesthttp://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/tx50cx700b-201506054122.htmFlatpannelsHDhttp://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.php?id=1431346125&subaction=showfull



​Thanks again for the great info Darksaber I will look into the Panasonic now. I'm considering holding out for this years new hisense models with HDR too.
NocturnELL

Cheers for the info. I didnt realise the models was listed at richer … Cheers for the info. I didnt realise the models was listed at richer sounds. A quick google search only bought up a few french websites.Tempted to hold out a month or so aswell as the euros are around the corner, so im guessing a lot of tv promotions will be about (first week while england are still in it ha)



Confirmed on Twitter there is a new model being released early June. That's the one I'm going for.

55M7000
Great info in this thread, thanks to all but like others it just keeps me delaying! Rounding this up, Isn't the deal then the 55M3300 in NocturnELL's post which has HDR. What are we gonna get for the extra on The 55M7000 - seems to be £800+ from scant info on web (https://www.avforums.com/threads/hisense-next-gen-uled-tvs-promise-even-more.2003440/page-3)
If anyone is interested , my k321 updated today .

Apparently 4k youtube and amazon video has been added , even though i cant find amazon and youtube looks no different
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