Hisense 65nu8700 £989 @ Richer Sounds
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Hisense 65nu8700 £989 @ Richer Sounds

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Found 8th Apr
Called Richer Sounds this morning looking to upgrade my Panasonic v20 and managed to get a 65nu8700 for £989. Thought I would share this as next best price was john Lewis £1099. Says unavailable on site but he said they had some in the warehouse unopened. £999 but £989 with vip
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8 bit is really not an issue (ignore the hype about 10bit) 10bit only works for 10bit content (UHD HDR) improving gradients in content that is 10bit encoded. TVs at mid range and up already have gradation smoothing algorithms that cause this to be a non-issue in real life content. Only if you intended to use it as a computer monitor for pro use would you need 10bit panel.

Also, Hisense are not to be sniffed at. They essentially own luxury brand Loewe and will soon control Toshiba. They're also popular all over the world and in Japan (yup!). They build their products no worse than the Koreans and will probably soon be a top 3 brand in the UK.

China's the future for technology and industry. Think of them as the Motorola of TVs.
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This was a good deal at £1100, heat added
Is this the top of the range Hisense 65"? I guessed it was from the model number, but only 8bit+FRC.

Maybe they don't do a 10 bit?
Wonder how it compares to a Samsung MU7000/8000/9000.
I think they do couple of models above this one. But for the size and price and reading a lot of reviews lately I think it's a good deal. I'm not sure if most people would notice the difference between 8bit+FRC and 10bit. I'm sure it will perform well and with 6yrs warranty I have peace of mind. Hisense are the best selling TVs in China and they love their tec. I'm sure I will be happy with my purchase. I will give an update when it arrives.
Panasonic to Hisense, have a word!! Stick with Panasonic, LG or if on a budget then go with a led from Samsung, like the MU7000.
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8 bit is really not an issue (ignore the hype about 10bit) 10bit only works for 10bit content (UHD HDR) improving gradients in content that is 10bit encoded. TVs at mid range and up already have gradation smoothing algorithms that cause this to be a non-issue in real life content. Only if you intended to use it as a computer monitor for pro use would you need 10bit panel.

Also, Hisense are not to be sniffed at. They essentially own luxury brand Loewe and will soon control Toshiba. They're also popular all over the world and in Japan (yup!). They build their products no worse than the Koreans and will probably soon be a top 3 brand in the UK.

China's the future for technology and industry. Think of them as the Motorola of TVs.
Unfortunately this product is no longer available.
It did say on website no longer available. But when I called he said they had a few in the warehouse for £999
Why would anyone buy a 2017 set when the New 2018 sets are starting to become available, lame.
Probably because it will be cheaper
Edited by: "mb1357" 8th Apr
chaank35 m ago

Why would anyone buy a 2017 set when the New 2018 sets are starting to …Why would anyone buy a 2017 set when the New 2018 sets are starting to become available, lame.


Could you drop my 2017 Ferrari off at the crusher for me please? No need for that old junk now as it's 2018.
djsiallen3 h, 12 m ago

Panasonic to Hisense, have a word!! Stick with Panasonic, LG or if on a …Panasonic to Hisense, have a word!! Stick with Panasonic, LG or if on a budget then go with a led from Samsung, like the MU7000.


What year do you live in? Hisence do very good quality 4k TVs, just look at all the reviews, they also do top of the line OLED.
djsiallen10 h, 56 m ago

Panasonic to Hisense, have a word!! Stick with Panasonic, LG or if on a …Panasonic to Hisense, have a word!! Stick with Panasonic, LG or if on a budget then go with a led from Samsung, like the MU7000.


You my friend have no idea what you're talking about. Good work!

To everyone else:

This TV has really good reviews and looks great in store...however in my opinion the smart money is on the 55" OLED sets that are going for about £1300 at the moment
I can only speak from the experience I have had with a faulty 4K Hisense TV purchased in late 2016 and it wasn't good. The tech support is outsourced to a generic company in the UK who do basic diagnostics and I had to wait for over 10 days to a firmware upgrade to be posted out to me on a USB stick(yes the uk website doesn't give you firmware and the automatic update wouldn't find the newer firmware). Once this was updated and didn't cure the issue I had to wait 2 further days for it to be picked up before ringing them as i hadn't heard anything a week later to find out the tv couldn't be repaired and it had been written off (BER). To rub salt into the wound I then had to wait a further 8 days before the TV was returned to me before the replacement (as you can guess it the replacement wasn't a Hisense) could be ordered (as the old one needed to be collected at the same time as the new one delivered). So if you order a Hisense hope it doesn't go wrong as the aftersales is very poor!!!
bob107520003 h, 25 m ago

I can only speak from the experience I have had with a faulty 4K Hisense …I can only speak from the experience I have had with a faulty 4K Hisense TV purchased in late 2016 and it wasn't good. The tech support is outsourced to a generic company in the UK who do basic diagnostics and I had to wait for over 10 days to a firmware upgrade to be posted out to me on a USB stick(yes the uk website doesn't give you firmware and the automatic update wouldn't find the newer firmware). Once this was updated and didn't cure the issue I had to wait 2 further days for it to be picked up before ringing them as i hadn't heard anything a week later to find out the tv couldn't be repaired and it had been written off (BER). To rub salt into the wound I then had to wait a further 8 days before the TV was returned to me before the replacement (as you can guess it the replacement wasn't a Hisense) could be ordered (as the old one needed to be collected at the same time as the new one delivered). So if you order a Hisense hope it doesn't go wrong as the aftersales is very poor!!!

Seems to me they did what they reasonably could to rectify the fault within an acceptable time frame. Replacing the TV is the responsibility of the retailer you bought the TV off, not Hisense
Edited by: "mb1357" 9th Apr
to add balance to the argument i too got into the software upgrade loop and fussed up my tv by downloading and trying to upgrade wrong software but managed to find the french update worked,after a lot of angst and heated words in our house it was sorted and 3 days later hisense got round to posting the update. but still good picture for price and would buy again.
mb135715 h, 43 m ago

Seems to me they did what they reasonably could to rectify the fault …Seems to me they did what they reasonably could to rectify the fault within an acceptable time frame. Replacing the TV is the responsibility of the retailer you bought the TV off, not Hisense



My point was as Hisense don't have a UK based customer service and engineering team. This slowed down the process and the repair agent they use in the UK as soon as they found out they couldn't repair it (as the part (a panel) is no longer manufactured ) they seemed to lose interest. In my humble opinion having worked in electrical retail the service they provided to me was sub standard as it took over 20 Days from when the fault was reported to get the set back after they stated it was beyond economical repair. If they are serious about making it in the UK market this is something they will need to remedy. If anyone is interested I went for a Samsung 6400 series and the build and picture quality next to the hisense is like night and day and was happy to pay that little bit more for that as the old saying goes you get what to pay for!!!
Well TV turned up this morning and its on the wall after messing around moving the bracket.
Well I must say that I'm amazed what a difference from my Panasonic plasma. The picture looks to have so much depth and the colours are so vibrant. And this is only watching upscaled hd haven't watched any 4k through it yet. The sound is good and the look and feel of the TV is far from cheap. So far I'm very happy I will have a play with the setting and see how it goes
LeonJamesBrookes8th Apr

What year do you live in? Hisence do very good quality 4k TVs, just look …What year do you live in? Hisence do very good quality 4k TVs, just look at all the reviews, they also do top of the line OLED.


Pretty sure most of the reviews mention this set doesn't handle sport very well, like most hisense sets!
wrcallar9th Apr

You my friend have no idea what you're talking about. Good work!To …You my friend have no idea what you're talking about. Good work!To everyone else:This TV has really good reviews and looks great in store...however in my opinion the smart money is on the 55" OLED sets that are going for about £1300 at the moment


Doesn't handle sport well, it's a well known fact hisense TV's are made poorly! Sharp did have a lawsuit against hisense because of this. As you state, save up and spend a little more.

It isn't worth buying a 2018 TV set because they are all the same as the 2017 panels! 2019 should see new TV tech at ces!
Kinda thinking of either this or the Samsung UE65MU7000 if the Samsung drops in price a little.
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