Hisense H55N5500UK 55inch 4K UHD Smart TV - Black (2017 Model) [Energy Class A] £399
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Hisense H55N5500UK 55inch 4K UHD Smart TV - Black (2017 Model) [Energy Class A] £399

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Found 29th Dec 2017
Experience TV like never before with this Hisense 4K resolution Ultra HD (UHD) TV. 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, future proof 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. With 4 times more pixels than traditional Full HD, Hisense 4K UHD resolution provides a pin sharp, stunningly realistic picture with beautifully natural motion and incredible detail, which really sets the standard for quality and clarity. Enjoy the entertainment you want when you want it. A Hisense Smart TV is equipped with WIFI, internet browser and built-in apps to connect you to the world or even to escape from it. HEVC (also known as H.265) is the future standard for 4K video decoding. It allows you to stream 4K content over the web or via USB without requiring any other equipment. VP9 capability is essential for viewing 4K content on YouTube. Take existing HD to the next level with our powerful 4K up-scaling engine. Watch as all of your favourite sports, TV shows and movies are effortlessly up-scaled to super clear near 4K Ultra HD quality. Experience the UK’s favourite TV channels, subscription free, with built-in Freeview HD. No boxes and no monthly fees, just great channels in incredible high definition! Pause or record live TV straight onto a USB storage device, without any loss of sound or image quality, using the in-built PVR TV software. Record on a show-by-show basis or use a series link to never miss an episode, and take control over what to watch and when. Any view Stream uses your Wi-Fi connection to share media across your home network, allowing you to effortlessly stream movies, pictures and music from devices such as laptops, smartphones or tablets.
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rev615 m ago

What are the differences between this and the 5700UK besides the cost?


This is the closest comparison I could find, not perfect but it might help >


displayspecifications.com/en/…ac2

I would guess ( I say guess because this isn't an exact comparison as the 5500 series in this comparison isn't the one in this deal) that on the 5700 they attempt to dither and thus approximate the colours that a 10 bit panel does by using FRC (Frame Rate Control), both TV's have 8 bit panels so there's a bit more processing with the 5700 series. Neither does HDR properly in my eyes as you physically need a 10 bit display and neither has this. The 5700 is rated as supporting the HDR10 standard because they're pretending it can by using FRC.

The other noticeable thing is the LED lighting 5700 has direct LED lighting whilst the 5500 only has edge lighting. Other minor things are maybe faster possibly better OS on the 5700.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 29th Dec 2017
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Prime members only - but still v cheap!
Great find
Purchased - ta 🏻
What are the differences between this and the 5700UK besides the cost?
Edited by: "rev6" 29th Dec 2017
Getting close to the £349 currys mistake!
Excellent price.....also available at richer sounds with 6 year warranty for £499
rev615 m ago

What are the differences between this and the 5700UK besides the cost?


This is the closest comparison I could find, not perfect but it might help >


displayspecifications.com/en/…ac2

I would guess ( I say guess because this isn't an exact comparison as the 5500 series in this comparison isn't the one in this deal) that on the 5700 they attempt to dither and thus approximate the colours that a 10 bit panel does by using FRC (Frame Rate Control), both TV's have 8 bit panels so there's a bit more processing with the 5700 series. Neither does HDR properly in my eyes as you physically need a 10 bit display and neither has this. The 5700 is rated as supporting the HDR10 standard because they're pretending it can by using FRC.

The other noticeable thing is the LED lighting 5700 has direct LED lighting whilst the 5500 only has edge lighting. Other minor things are maybe faster possibly better OS on the 5700.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 29th Dec 2017
rev611 m ago

What are the differences between this and the 5700UK besides the cost?



Only real difference is the 5700 has 58% of the wide colour gamut so HDR will pop a little more but by how much will be debatable and may be negligible
dazzler19722 m ago

Excellent price.....also available at richer sounds with 6 year warranty …Excellent price.....also available at richer sounds with 6 year warranty for £499


And the sad thing is, some losers would pay the extra ONE HUNDRED POUNDS.
65” at £679 looks a good price.
ezzer7211 m ago

And the sad thing is, some losers would pay the extra ONE HUNDRED POUNDS.


Losers......well worth the extra 100 quid for a 6 year warranty mate and a long warranty is a must have on a modern tv these days,just bought one from costco with 5 years warranty free and 150 cheaper than currys with 12 month useless guarantee.
dazzler19728 m ago

Losers......well worth the extra 100 quid for a 6 year warranty mate and a …Losers......well worth the extra 100 quid for a 6 year warranty mate and a long warranty is a must have on a modern tv these days,just bought one from costco with 5 years warranty free and 150 cheaper than currys with 12 month useless guarantee.


If you have an extra £100 to spend, get a better telly!

HiSense come with 2 years as standard, plenty for a £399 item (presumably you would buy a 1 year old car, with only 2 years remaining?)
Just what i have been looking for to replace my old 5 years 60in plasma, and i did not have prime, so just sign up, swith to monthly then cancel before the end of Jan, so basically 7,99 for delivery and a month of prime, can't really grumble. :-)

Heat, glorious 4k hdr 55in heat.
XP20012 m ago

Just what i have been looking for to replace my old 5 years 60in plasma, …Just what i have been looking for to replace my old 5 years 60in plasma, and i did not have prime, so just sign up, swith to monthly then cancel before the end of Jan, so basically 7,99 for delivery and a month of prime, can't really grumble. :-)Heat, glorious 4k hdr 55in heat.

You should be able to get a free trial of prime. But even for £7.99 its a steal
I used my free trial a few months ago, but yeah 8 quid extra is ok,i mean a 55in 4k hdr tv for 408 quid, bargain, and to think this time last year i paid 370 quid for a 43in 4k hdr, so this is a cravking bargain to say the least. :-)
Well its £449 at Richersounds so worth going for that for the 6 year peace of mind. I know where i will go
steve_b213 h, 20 m ago

Purchased - ta 🏻


Please let me know how it performs . I'm looking to get a decent budget 4k telly and will be hooking up my gaming consoles to it.
I'm after a deal on a good 4k tv, mainly for gaming on XB1 X and PS4 Pro. Anyone know if this tv is any good?
This won’t have decent HDR. For decent hdr the Sony xe9005 is the lowest price tv that produces Proper HDR screen sizes. 49”,55” and 65”. But your looking at the start of around £850 +. And UHD to get viewing benefits you need to be sitting between 4.6-6.9 feet for a 55” to be able to see any benefit. I bet there’s not many ppl sit 1-2m away from there tv. So UHD is bit of a con
rev611 h, 34 m ago

What are the differences between this and the 5700UK besides the cost?



5700 is IPS, 5500 is VA. 5700 better viewing angles, 5500 better blacks. 5700 is a year or so newer (came out in summer).
dezontk18 m ago

5700 is IPS, 5500 is VA. 5700 better viewing angles, 5500 better blacks. …5700 is IPS, 5500 is VA. 5700 better viewing angles, 5500 better blacks. 5700 is a year or so newer (came out in summer).


You reckon the 5700 is worth the extra £50?
Is direct v edge lit that much of a duff?
Tia
Ooooh, thjink can answer myself from here 4k.com/va-…-2/
Cheaper one it is then, as VA aren't important to me.
honest_geezer24 m ago

You reckon the 5700 is worth the extra £50?Is direct v edge lit that much …You reckon the 5700 is worth the extra £50?Is direct v edge lit that much of a duff?Tia



I'd personally rather have direct vs edge any day and probably prefer the larger amount of colours / likeness the IPS has to offer (5700). Some people may like how the colours pop more and the blacks are darker on the 5500 however. I also like the fact the 5700 is newer so I'm assuming Hisense consider it a 5500 replacement / improvement.

According to Hisense website they are both direct led, so not sure where it says otherwise?

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dezontk18 m ago

I'd personally rather have direct vs edge any day and probably prefer the …I'd personally rather have direct vs edge any day and probably prefer the larger amount of colours / likeness the IPS has to offer (5700). Some people may like how the colours pop more and the blacks are darker on the 5500 however. I also like the fact the 5700 is newer so I'm assuming Hisense consider it a 5500 replacement / improvement.According to Hisense website they are both direct led, so not sure where it says otherwise? [Image]



Sure I read that somewhere?
If there is not a lot in it, think for me the darker blacks and contract being better suits us as it's a dark room we're viewing it in. But each to their own. Was just concerned that IPS was better due to the price difference, but seems it's personal preference? The amazon one implied it's a 2017 model,so don;t know if it was refreshed in some way? The original one doesn't appear to be available now.
honest_geezer18 m ago

Sure I read that somewhere?If there is not a lot in it, think for me the …Sure I read that somewhere?If there is not a lot in it, think for me the darker blacks and contract being better suits us as it's a dark room we're viewing it in. But each to their own. Was just concerned that IPS was better due to the price difference, but seems it's personal preference? The amazon one implied it's a 2017 model,so don;t know if it was refreshed in some way? The original one doesn't appear to be available now.



honest_geezer18 m ago

Sure I read that somewhere?If there is not a lot in it, think for me the …Sure I read that somewhere?If there is not a lot in it, think for me the darker blacks and contract being better suits us as it's a dark room we're viewing it in. But each to their own. Was just concerned that IPS was better due to the price difference, but seems it's personal preference? The amazon one implied it's a 2017 model,so don;t know if it was refreshed in some way? The original one doesn't appear to be available now.



Perhaps refreshed from 2017 onwards. Can't go wrong either way, especially for the price. More vibrant colours and blacker blacks on the VA sounds good, IPS can display wider range of colours but that's just nit picking, off angle it should not change as much as a VA either but if the TV is facing you / slightly off angle then it really won't matter. IPS slightly less blur for things like fast moving sports (how much so, we'll never know). Pros and cons of both.

rtings.com/tv/…lcd
Edited by: "dezontk" 30th Dec 2017
noisyassassin1 h, 52 m ago

I'm after a deal on a good 4k tv, mainly for gaming on XB1 X and PS4 Pro. …I'm after a deal on a good 4k tv, mainly for gaming on XB1 X and PS4 Pro. Anyone know if this tv is any good?


The n5700 has less input lag and is worth an extra £50 imo
I bought the 60” grey version for £480 and thought that was a great deal. For the price hisense TVs are great value.
abhijitdash12311 h, 54 m ago

Well its £449 at Richersounds so worth going for that for the 6 year peace …Well its £449 at Richersounds so worth going for that for the 6 year peace of mind. I know where i will go


I wouldn't now. Had a nasty experience with them today. Refused to price match an LG because amazon's warranty was 2 years and there's was 6. So they are charging £120 for a "free" 4 year extension. Guy was a cheeky git as well. Changed days at Richer Sounds as this is the second time in a row this has happened.
fishmaster14 h, 10 m ago

This is the closest comparison I could find, not perfect but it might help …This is the closest comparison I could find, not perfect but it might help >https://www.displayspecifications.com/en/comparison/bc6430ac2I would guess ( I say guess because this isn't an exact comparison as the 5500 series in this comparison isn't the one in this deal) that on the 5700 they attempt to dither and thus approximate the colours that a 10 bit panel does by using FRC (Frame Rate Control), both TV's have 8 bit panels so there's a bit more processing with the 5700 series. Neither does HDR properly in my eyes as you physically need a 10 bit display and neither has this. The 5700 is rated as supporting the HDR10 standard because they're pretending it can by using FRC. The other noticeable thing is the LED lighting 5700 has direct LED lighting whilst the 5500 only has edge lighting. Other minor things are maybe faster possibly better OS on the 5700.


Seen this, but this is the n5500. So this is direct lit and is also 8 bit plus frc.
Gutted, bought from AO eBay for £424 yesterday with the discount.
Hisense or Samsung?
Can’t decide between Panasonic TX-50EX700B or samsung 6120 or this Hisense 5500 ? Which is better ?
I have ordered the 50 inch H50N5900 with AO for 399 - 20 (code) = 379, but have not delivered (scheduled for 7th Jan).

After I ordered this one on Amazon, called AO for cancelation of the 50 inch, they price matched and give me this 55 inch one for the price I have paid (379). Now I have to cancel the amazon order.

For anyone don't want to pay for amazon prime, maybe worth giving AO a call.
Edited by: "yay110" 30th Dec 2017
honest_geezer5 h, 20 m ago

I wouldn't now. Had a nasty experience with them today. Refused to price …I wouldn't now. Had a nasty experience with them today. Refused to price match an LG because amazon's warranty was 2 years and there's was 6. So they are charging £120 for a "free" 4 year extension. Guy was a cheeky git as well. Changed days at Richer Sounds as this is the second time in a row this has happened.


Richer can be ..rate them on their sit
Ts18991 h, 59 m ago

Can’t decide between Panasonic TX-50EX700B or samsung 6120 or this Hisense …Can’t decide between Panasonic TX-50EX700B or samsung 6120 or this Hisense 5500 ? Which is better ?


Panasonic is the best out of the three. In Hisense’s range the 6800 is the rival to the EX700.
honest_geezer5 h, 41 m ago

I wouldn't now. Had a nasty experience with them today. Refused to price …I wouldn't now. Had a nasty experience with them today. Refused to price match an LG because amazon's warranty was 2 years and there's was 6. So they are charging £120 for a "free" 4 year extension. Guy was a cheeky git as well. Changed days at Richer Sounds as this is the second time in a row this has happened.


That sounds entiely normal to me. The price match page on their website explicitly states that the product must come with a comparable guarantee (so five or six years). John Lewis are the same and won't price match Amazon either (or any other online-only retailers). They're not trying to compete in a race to the bottom with Amazon on price, and rely on extended warranties and the promise of long-term customer care to attract customers, even if you pay a little more.
magic07310 h, 1 m ago

This won’t have decent HDR. For decent hdr the Sony xe9005 is the lowest p …This won’t have decent HDR. For decent hdr the Sony xe9005 is the lowest price tv that produces Proper HDR screen sizes. 49”,55” and 65”. But your looking at the start of around £850 +. And UHD to get viewing benefits you need to be sitting between 4.6-6.9 feet for a 55” to be able to see any benefit. I bet there’s not many ppl sit 1-2m away from there tv. So UHD is bit of a con


Just to be awkward, I am one of those that is exactly 192cms from the screen (yes I've measured).
Aretak1 h, 59 m ago

That sounds entiely normal to me. The price match page on their website …That sounds entiely normal to me. The price match page on their website explicitly states that the product must come with a comparable guarantee (so five or six years). John Lewis are the same and won't price match Amazon either (or any other online-only retailers). They're not trying to compete in a race to the bottom with Amazon on price, and rely on extended warranties and the promise of long-term customer care to attract customers, even if you pay a little more.


25% more for a "free" warranty and a wholly cheeky attitude? They can keep it. Especially considering I was given consistently wrong advice by the staff member.
The price match will only really match a coupe of retailers, so is extremely limited.
RS have gone way downhill IMHO
£499 now. Expired.
alexjameshaines1 h, 27 m ago

Just to be awkward, I am one of those that is exactly 192cms from the …Just to be awkward, I am one of those that is exactly 192cms from the screen (yes I've measured).


One of the lucky ones
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