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Hisense 55M5500 LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55" With Freeview HD & Anyview Cast, Silver (NEW Model) £649.00 @ John Lewis
Hisense 55M5500 LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55" With Freeview HD & Anyview Cast, Silver (NEW Model) £649.00 @ John Lewis

Hisense 55M5500 LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55" With Freeview HD & Anyview Cast, Silver (NEW Model) £649.00 @ John Lewis

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Enjoy a compelling picture quality with colour-boosting HDR on the Hisense 55M5500. Backed by four-times the resolution of Full HD, this 10-bit has the ability to play programmes and movies in a beautiful High Dynamic Range. Furthermore, with the brand’s state-of-the-art Smart platform, you’ll be entertained with apps such as Netflix, Youtube and Wuaki.tv. And if you have an Android smart device, you can beam content directly onto the big-screen using AnyView Cast.

Super-Sharp 4K

To respond to screens getting bigger, brands have packed their screens with more pixels. This 50-inch screen has four times the number of pixels than 1080p HD TVs, delivering stunning realism, natural motion and incredible detail.

Experience this high-spec picture across a range of broadcasts, movies, sports and more thanks to 4K upscaling. As it converts lower resolution content to near-4K quality, anything you watch on the big screen will be truly extraordinary. This set’s smooth 1000 Hz refresh rate makes it perfect for watching sport, too.

HDR support

With its 10-bit panel, the 55M5500 can show over a billion individual colours to deepen your view and shows shades you’ve never seen in home entertainment before. The source content needs to be HDR for you to fully appreciate the picture, but here lies an element of future-proofing a new era of television.

Quad-Core smart platform

This set’s Hisense Smart platform is ran by a rapid quad-core processor, so you’ll browse seamlessly. Do anything from stream shows on Netflix and Amazon, keep up with the weather on Accuweather or play clips on YouTube. Other apps included Wuaki.tv, Plex, Facebook and Twitter.*

AnyView Cast

With AnyView Cast, you can mirror content on your Android smart device onto the TV. You could show holiday snaps to guests, play games on the big screen or continue watching movies from a commute – the possibilities are endless. Please note that this feature doesn’t work on iOS devices.

Freeview HD

Get some of the UK’s favourite TV channels in high definition, subscription free. Channels include BBC One HD, BBC Two HD, ITV HD, Channel 4 HD as well as BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD and CBBC HD for free. You can also access up to 60 standard definition Freeview digital TV channels and 25 radio stations.

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that time of year when tvs drop in price, a post from last week when it was slightly higher priced

hotukdeals.com/dea…869

Grrrrr need it in black!!!

Currently same price everywhere else online including Richer Sound with 6-year guarantee: richersounds.com/pro…500
Edited by: "blakesley" 13th Oct 2016

It's an 8 bit panel that can process a 10 bit signal. It also has fairly weak HDR due to the low nits rating of the panel.

f1refox

It's an 8 bit panel that can process a 10 bit signal. It also has fairly … It's an 8 bit panel that can process a 10 bit signal. It also has fairly weak HDR due to the low nits rating of the panel.



from the opening paragraph

Enjoy a compelling picture quality with colour-boosting HDR on the Hisense 55M5500. Backed by four-times the resolution of Full HD, this 10-bit has the ability to play programmes and movies in a beautiful High Dynamic Range

with all other brands you would spend half of the purchase price and more to get a 10bit screen, reality is most people wont want to spend over a grand if they are buying a £700+ TV
Edited by: "eslick" 13th Oct 2016

m5500 or m7000 . what one is better?
Edited by: "macdazz" 13th Oct 2016

The 65" version was just reviewed by AVForums. They gave it 8/10 and emphasized the "great value". There were a couple of negatives though.

1. They pretty much stated that it isn't worth purchasing this on the basis of the HDR as it really isnt up to scratch.
2. Backlight uniformity is poor.

An extract from their conclusion:

"The greyscale and colour accuracy was excellent, especially after calibration and the video processing was also very good. The black levels and contrast ratios were impressive for an LCD TV, the motion handling was reasonable and the viewing angles weren't too restrictive. So what's the catch? Well the backlight uniformity was poor and unfortunately this affected the otherwise excellent contrast ratios. The HDR performance was also very limited, with little of the wide colour gamut or specular highlights of which the format is capable."

what a load of poo poo ...who buys this junk

eslick

from the opening paragraphEnjoy a compelling picture quality with … from the opening paragraphEnjoy a compelling picture quality with colour-boosting HDR on the Hisense 55M5500. Backed by four-times the resolution of Full HD, this 10-bit has the ability to play programmes and movies in a beautiful High Dynamic Rangewith all other brands you would spend half of the purchase price and more to get a 10bit screen, reality is most people wont want to spend over a grand if they are buying a £700+ TV



It's an 8 bit panel that can process a 10 bit signal like most 8 bit HDR panels. The only way to guarantee a proper 10 bit panel is to buy a UHD Premium certified set. A lot of these cheaper sets claim to be 10 bit but are not.

does this have good upscaling as the vast majority of time most of us will be watching high def. I have an LG and upscaling is not great and putting me off buying another .

ashmac

what a load of poo poo ...who buys this junk




Obviously not you then (_;)

f1refox

It's an 8 bit panel that can process a 10 bit signal like most 8 bit HDR … It's an 8 bit panel that can process a 10 bit signal like most 8 bit HDR panels. The only way to guarantee a proper 10 bit panel is to buy a UHD Premium certified set. A lot of these cheaper sets claim to be 10 bit but are not.



​please elaborate on some example sets for reference. many thanks in advance.

f1refox

It's an 8 bit panel that can process a 10 bit signal like most 8 bit HDR … It's an 8 bit panel that can process a 10 bit signal like most 8 bit HDR panels. The only way to guarantee a proper 10 bit panel is to buy a UHD Premium certified set. A lot of these cheaper sets claim to be 10 bit but are not.



so true normally they quote the 8 bit and can handle HDR, oddly this one does seem to quote 10 bit and all of the reviews seem to suggest that it is a true 10 bit panel.

enjirube

​please elaborate on some example sets for reference. many thanks in a … ​please elaborate on some example sets for reference. many thanks in advance.



if you look at the Samsung range as an easy example, their UHD tvs are 8 bit panels but can show hdr by converting the signal, a good set goes from 679 to 799, a true 10 bit will simply play hdr but starting price is 1299 and is marketed as SUHD.
Edited by: "eslick" 13th Oct 2016

eslick

if you look at the Samsung range as an easy example, their UHD tvs are 8 … if you look at the Samsung range as an easy example, their UHD tvs are 8 bit panels but can show hdr by converting the signal, a good set goes from 679 to 799, a true 10 bit will simply play hdr but starting price is 1299 and is marketed as SUHD.



please give some examples of true 10 bit panel tvs

enjirube

please give some examples of true 10 bit panel tvs


The problem is that its not just the panel. This particular TV has a 10bit panel (which is why it's advertised as such), but effectivley the electronics feeding the panel are only 8bit......and therein lies the rub, and is why it's such a confusing time to buy a new tv.
It's a bit like when 4k first arrived and the manufacturers all raced to get product to market before the hdcp standard was set, and everything was advertised as 4k.......then hdcp 2.2 was finally agreed and all those early tv's and receivers are pretty much shafted as whilst they can accept a pure 4k signal they can't accept the content protection protocol that is now embedded in every 4k signal and consequently won't work.
*obviously 8bit panels and processing will still work, just nowhere near as desired.
Edited by: "N1Andy" 13th Oct 2016

There are some 8-bit panels that can actually process 10-bit data quite well (Panasonic DX750 - a good review of it on a French AV site). So not all 8-bit panels are necessarily bad.

ashmac

what a load of poo poo ...who buys this junk



I take it you're not a fan?

hcc27

I take it you're not a fan?



​come on .you get what you pay for ,I wouldn't entertain a TV at this price point saying that think 4ks a bit pointless after waiting so long you have to be around 5 foot from TV to see the difference

why HOT? Its same price everywhere and you get 6 years at Richersounds

enjirube

please give some examples of true 10 bit panel tvs



​samsung UE55KS7000

maniac618

​samsung UE55KS7000


Have you read the threads on avforums on samsung ks7000? Backs coming of light bleed because of edge lit and pay premium price.
Edited by: "Jaybeam" 13th Oct 2016

Jaybeam

Have you read the threads on avforums on samsung ks7000? Backs coming of … Have you read the threads on avforums on samsung ks7000? Backs coming of light bleed because of edge lit and pay premium price.



​yep but it is certified as amazing. I'm waiting for a zonal led backlit one for same price.

If you want HDR then forget this TV, it just doesn't do it well. It's only 150nits according to the AVForums review whereas the standard is 1000. I have the 3300 with HDR and its virtually no different to the normal picture quality. As a standard 4k TV without HDD, it's great however.

So confused... Hisense, 4K, 10bit but not true 10bit!

macdazz

does this have good upscaling as the vast majority of time most of us … does this have good upscaling as the vast majority of time most of us will be watching high def. I have an LG and upscaling is not great and putting me off buying another .



Samsung upscaling is very good most of the time and often outstanding

Hisense don't have a low priced 10 bit panel as far as I remember, they're all 8+2

their 8k TVs are just being made available, so in 6 months time we'll all be voting cold for just being 4k!

a good site to bookmark is displayspecifications.com - this particular model isn't listed, but the 65" version is... as 8 bit

Edited by: "TwistedNerve" 21st Oct 2016
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