Hisense H55N5500 55" (not 10-bit) HDR 4K TV. With code "40offtv" - £479 @ AO
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Hisense H55N5500 55" (not 10-bit) HDR 4K TV. With code "40offtv" - £479 @ AO

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Found 19th Oct
I am also still rather butt hurt from the eBay Currys deal, so I've been watching the TV on various sites with a view to pouncing when a decent deal came about. I stopped lurking just to post this.

Code is the well-known "40offtv" for £40 off any TV £399.99 or above.

Looks to be the best price for this set atm.

Cheers.

UPDATED: AO just reduced the price by a tenner. Typical!

48 Comments

Same TV as the currys (£350) one that didn't get honoured last week, this is probably a more realistic price.

This is a great TV - very pleased with ours - anything sub £500 is very good value

This TV will accept a 10-bit signal but doesn't have a good local dimming system and wide gamut backlight to reproduce much of the improvements compared to non-HDR. That goes for everything at this price though, HDR is still an expensive technology and you're looking at several times as much to get a decent HDR TV.

EndlessWaves2 m ago

This TV will accept a 10-bit signal but doesn't have a good local dimming …This TV will accept a 10-bit signal but doesn't have a good local dimming system and wide gamut backlight to reproduce much of the improvements compared to non-HDR. That goes for everything at this price though, HDR is still an expensive technology and you're looking at several times as much to get a decent HDR TV.


But for a casual PS4 gamer and Netflix watcher, will this be a marked improvement over my 1080p?

h3llo_fr1end2 m ago

But for a casual PS4 gamer and Netflix watcher, will this be a marked …But for a casual PS4 gamer and Netflix watcher, will this be a marked improvement over my 1080p?


The HDCP 2.2 support on this will mean you get the higher quality streams from Netflix if you're subscribed to their top plan and that will definitely help. If not, then it'll be down to whichever TV is the better quality.

EndlessWaves8 m ago

The HDCP 2.2 support on this will mean you get the higher quality streams …The HDCP 2.2 support on this will mean you get the higher quality streams from Netflix if you're subscribed to their top plan and that will definitely help. If not, then it'll be down to whichever TV is the better quality.


Ok thank you. I suspect this will be the better TV, mine is currently a Sharp low end 1080p.

Bargain...

EndlessWaves1 h, 2 m ago

The HDCP 2.2 support on this will mean you get the higher quality streams …The HDCP 2.2 support on this will mean you get the higher quality streams from Netflix if you're subscribed to their top plan and that will definitely help. If not, then it'll be down to whichever TV is the better quality.

Thanks for your constructive input. I'm after some advice as well, if you could help.

I'm considering upgrading my 42" Panasonic plasma for a bigger TV as we now have a bigger living room, but I mainly watch Amazon prime or other non 4k content streamed through Chromecast, and occasional gaming.

Would I be trading off image quality for size with this TV, or even any 4k TV at this price point or is it worth the upgrade?

Nice first post OP ;-) I got bitten by the Curry's fiasco last week too - hope you took the opportunity to leave feedback on the eBay site as of yesterday. I know I did

beret4breakfast5 h, 15 m ago

Same TV as the currys (£350) one that didn't get honoured last week, this …Same TV as the currys (£350) one that didn't get honoured last week, this is probably a more realistic price.


Did noone receive it. ? I was on holiday so didn't order. Regretted it ever since.

Hisense have some great/cheap TV's, but DONT expect any firmware updates on this, which is a shame for Smart TV's, as they rely on software updates if any of the content gets updated. I havent had a single firmware upgrade since buying mine (different model) nearly a year ago.

beret4breakfast5 h, 51 m ago

Same TV as the currys (£350) one that didn't get honoured last week, this …Same TV as the currys (£350) one that didn't get honoured last week, this is probably a more realistic price.

Hi, i did not know that, i thought people got that TV delivered, glad i got my lg 55" 4ktv for £400 last year, was a great deal at the time and it's a smart tv

h3llo_fr1end5 h, 31 m ago

But for a casual PS4 gamer and Netflix watcher, will this be a marked …But for a casual PS4 gamer and Netflix watcher, will this be a marked improvement over my 1080p?


A well phrased and intelligent, searching question.

I was looking at the H55N5700 last night. ao.com/pro…spx Reckon it's worth the extra 30 quid?
Edited by: "downing86" 19th Oct

Could anyone tell me the difference between this model and the H55N5700UK

robert_ault-10597610255277 m ago

Could anyone tell me the difference between this model and the H55N5700UK



5500 is Black , 5700 is Silver

Banned

excellent feature!!

stevo1715 m ago

5500 is Black , 5700 is Silver


Is that literally it?

Good post frogman

I have the curved one of this. Good TV’s for the price.

No one can ever believe what I paid for mine which was around this price this time last year

any tv experts here? looking for:

55"
10 bit HDR

under 1k possible? OLED out of my range but not sure whether best to wait for black friday deals

For those of you who want a 50" TV, this is a very good alternative for £409: hotukdeals.com/dea…945

h3llo_fr1end7 h, 20 m ago

Ok thank you. I suspect this will be the better TV, mine is currently a …Ok thank you. I suspect this will be the better TV, mine is currently a Sharp low end 1080p.


Yeah, low end Sharps haven't been very good for a while.

BenLoco6 h, 26 m ago

Thanks for your constructive input. I'm after some advice as well, if you …Thanks for your constructive input. I'm after some advice as well, if you could help.I'm considering upgrading my 42" Panasonic plasma for a bigger TV as we now have a bigger living room, but I mainly watch Amazon prime or other non 4k content streamed through Chromecast, and occasional gaming.Would I be trading off image quality for size with this TV, or even any 4k TV at this price point or is it worth the upgrade?


It depends on the age and quality of your plasma. If it's a good quality late model plasma then I'd expect this to be a downgrade if you're feeding it the same thing.

There's probably not going to be anything significantly better (i.e. HDR/OLED) for the next 3-5 years at this size and price though, so if you wanted to upsize your main choice is between this and one of the better Full HD models like the Samsung M5500 which should come down to around this price (last year's K5500 did).

I'd probably incline towards a Full HD set as I find they have better picture quality for normal sources, but it's close enough that it's something you'd have to make a decision on yourself.

scope2 h, 22 m ago

Hisense have some great/cheap TV's, but DONT expect any firmware updates …Hisense have some great/cheap TV's, but DONT expect any firmware updates on this, which is a shame for Smart TV's, as they rely on software updates if any of the content gets updated. I havent had a single firmware upgrade since buying mine (different model) nearly a year ago.

I thought hisense were actually quite good buy you have to go ask for the updates.

azza45216 m ago

any tv experts here? looking for:55"10 bit HDRunder 1k possible? OLED out …any tv experts here? looking for:55"10 bit HDRunder 1k possible? OLED out of my range but not sure whether best to wait for black friday deals


'10-bit HDR' isn't a very meaningful term. If you want a TV that has a decent bash at reproducing some of the HDR benefits you're looking at something like the Sony XE90 as a sensible minimum, which is currently £1300 in 55".

EndlessWaves10 m ago

'10-bit HDR' isn't a very meaningful term. If you want a TV that has a …'10-bit HDR' isn't a very meaningful term. If you want a TV that has a decent bash at reproducing some of the HDR benefits you're looking at something like the Sony XE90 as a sensible minimum, which is currently £1300 in 55".


thanks
thats close to OLED price im gonna wait a bit for a good deal

EndlessWaves27 m ago

Yeah, low end Sharps haven't been very good for a while.It depends on the …Yeah, low end Sharps haven't been very good for a while.It depends on the age and quality of your plasma. If it's a good quality late model plasma then I'd expect this to be a downgrade if you're feeding it the same thing.There's probably not going to be anything significantly better (i.e. HDR/OLED) for the next 3-5 years at this size and price though, so if you wanted to upsize your main choice is between this and one of the better Full HD models like the Samsung M5500 which should come down to around this price (last year's K5500 did).I'd probably incline towards a Full HD set as I find they have better picture quality for normal sources, but it's close enough that it's something you'd have to make a decision on yourself.

It's a TX-P42X60B.

I'll probably hold a bit until a great deal comes along, but in the meantime I'll also have a look at the models you mentioned and other good Full HD options. Thanks for your advice.

the ks8000 or the ks9000 is absolutely stunning for HDR of you can get one now.

Picked up last year's top spec model. H55M7000, for 600. Not sure how comparable it is with this like! Cracking TV.

Rich4454 m ago

I thought hisense were actually quite good buy you have to go ask for the …I thought hisense were actually quite good buy you have to go ask for the updates.


Ask where? I've rang, emailed and messaged on facebook - not had any new software yet.. If anybody has got an email address I am happy to try again.. I DO like my Hisense (well, most of it), and for the money it is brilliant value.

Good tv, i use it nearly one year no complaints for this price

scope5 h, 37 m ago

Hisense have some great/cheap TV's, but DONT expect any firmware updates …Hisense have some great/cheap TV's, but DONT expect any firmware updates on this, which is a shame for Smart TV's, as they rely on software updates if any of the content gets updated. I havent had a single firmware upgrade since buying mine (different model) nearly a year ago.

You have to go to the hisense German site for the software updates hisense.de/sup…ads put it on a memory stick, plug it into TV then turn tv off and on again for it to update from the pen

Samsung 49" m5500 for £399 at RGB direct, only 1 yr warranty. Worth a look for someone nt interested in 4k?

scope3 h, 50 m ago

Ask where? I've rang, emailed and messaged on facebook - not had any new …Ask where? I've rang, emailed and messaged on facebook - not had any new software yet.. If anybody has got an email address I am happy to try again.. I DO like my Hisense (well, most of it), and for the money it is brilliant value.



What model do you have? I know of a place to get the latest update for the 55M7000.

drive.google.com/fil…iew


Downloaded this my self a few days ago and added some new options for audio oddley enough. After formatting the TV after updating it. The out of the box picture settings where vastly improved. I didn't have to change much for PC/Game mode or HDR. Unlike when I first got the TV 6 months ago.

Great deal, heat added.
P.s I got stung by the currygate ordeal, just left negative feedback as this post reminded me.

Price is now £519

microrosie2 h, 45 m ago

Price is now £519

? I've just checked and it's 479.
Unless of course you didn't bother reading the original post ?

I have a panny 50st50.
It's been an excellent TV for the £600 it cost.
I'm looking to upgrade to 60inch for a tv with excellent input lag. Tv selections are a minefield and I can't decide what to go for.
Any recommendations?

thelaine36 m ago

I have a panny 50st50.It's been an excellent TV for the £600 it cost. I'm …I have a panny 50st50.It's been an excellent TV for the £600 it cost. I'm looking to upgrade to 60inch for a tv with excellent input lag. Tv selections are a minefield and I can't decide what to go for.Any recommendations?

Watching for any recommendations
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