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Hisense H55U7BUK 55" 4K UHD HDR Smart TV with Freeview Play (2019) - £399.99 delivered @ Costco (+5 years warranty)
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Hisense H55U7BUK 55" 4K UHD HDR Smart TV with Freeview Play (2019) - £399.99 delivered @ Costco (+5 years warranty)

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Posted 31st Mar

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One of the more premium Hisense TV's especially in this model range - uses their ULED tech which of course tends to tweak darker colours more, for an overall brighter image with that extra detail and at this price you can't complain

Nice review here from AVForums

Features

  • - 4K UHD, with HDR, HDR10, HLG
  • - Freeview HD
  • - Quad Core/MSD6886 Processor
  • - 5 Year Warranty Included

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The Ultimate 4K HDR Experience
Unlock the beauty of ULED with the 4K HDR Certified Hisense U7B. A fusion of Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos brings you a more vivid, lifelike cinema experience for your home. Wide Colour Gamut delivers a wider spectrum of colour for heightened realism. What’s more, with Hisense’s intuitive VIDAA U 3.0 Smart TV OS with Freeview Play its now simpler to access your favourite entertainment and on-demand apps.

Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos immerses you in the action with bigger, more encompassing sound that fills your room, even overhead to truly experience the entertainment.

Dolby Vision
Inspired by cinema technology, Dolby Vision HDR technology can deliver highlights up to 40 times brighter and blacks that are 10 times darker than a standard picture, resulting in astonishing brightness, colour, contrast, detail and dimensionality.

Seamless Unibody Design
Crafted from a single piece that reaches seamlessly across the back of the body to the edges of the display, the Unibody design offers seamless, design simplicity that will be the perfect addition to any lounge.

More Colour
Wide Colour Gamut immerses you in colour that's true to reality offering a wider range of shades on display - see roses in vivid reds, lush grasslands in vibrant greens and deep oceans in brilliant blues.

Smart VIDAA U – Unique to Hisense
Introducing a brand new Smart TV OS from Hisense that boasts simplicity. With a simplified design that allows you to effortlessly switch between all of your favourite apps and devices in three or fewer steps, VIDAA U makes it easier and quicker to enjoy a world of on-demand entertainment.

Freeview Play
Catch up on your favourite shows from the last 7 days on BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5 and UKTV Play whenever you like, or pause and rewind live TV with no boxes and no monthly fees.
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I assume this is the dodgy 5 year Costco warranty that only exists for as long as you remain a Costco member, right?
WG4731/03/2020 16:00

I assume this is the dodgy 5 year Costco warranty that only exists for as …I assume this is the dodgy 5 year Costco warranty that only exists for as long as you remain a Costco member, right?


In what way would this warranty be dodgy? Costco have one of the best extended warranties and returns process around imo.
Edited by: "merb0786" 31st Mar
merb078631/03/2020 16:01

In what way would this warranty be dodgy? Costco have one of the best …In what way would this warranty be dodgy? Costco have one of the best extended warranties and returns process around imo.


Because, for example, Richer Sounds or John Lewis's extended warranties don't cost extra.

People's circumstances change. You're not always going to want, qualify for, or be able to afford a Costco membership. To lose the extended warranty after having bought the item is dodgy.
Next cheapest is Amazon £449, so the extra £15 a year? for the 5 years to keep up guarantee with the good deals they have makes it good value to do so.
Edited by: "morrig" 31st Mar
WG4731/03/2020 16:07

Because, for example, Richer Sounds or John Lewis's extended warranties …Because, for example, Richer Sounds or John Lewis's extended warranties don't cost extra.People's circumstances change. You're not always going to want, qualify for, or be able to afford a Costco membership. To lose the extended warranty after having bought the item is dodgy.


Can you show me where it states you lose the warranty if you stop being a member? Thanks.
WG4731/03/2020 16:07

Because, for example, Richer Sounds or John Lewis's extended warranties …Because, for example, Richer Sounds or John Lewis's extended warranties don't cost extra.People's circumstances change. You're not always going to want, qualify for, or be able to afford a Costco membership. To lose the extended warranty after having bought the item is dodgy.


where does it state that in there terms as i can’t see it that you need to be a member for warranty to be valid
deanos31/03/2020 16:32

where does it state that in there terms as i can’t see it that you need to …where does it state that in there terms as i can’t see it that you need to be a member for warranty to be valid


Exactly
You don't need to be a paying member to buy it, so you don't need to be a paying member for the warranty.

It applies to members and online purchases per the terms.
plebbygiraffe31/03/2020 16:47

You don't need to be a paying member to buy it, so you don't need to be a …You don't need to be a paying member to buy it, so you don't need to be a paying member for the warranty.It applies to members and online purchases per the terms.


you do need to be a member, just tried and it said my membership has run out, £15 for a online one
How does the TV compare to the Sony, Philips and LGs in the same price bracket?
So much choice. So damn confused!
skgwho31/03/2020 17:52

How does the TV compare to the Sony, Philips and LGs in the same price …How does the TV compare to the Sony, Philips and LGs in the same price bracket?


Not sure about a comparison to the brands above but I bought this model last july and returned it. I found the picture to be washed out straight from the box and spent a full day tweaking the settings but still couldn't get it looking right. It also caused sky q audio and video to go out of sync the wrong way so the sky q sync setting wouldn't resolve it. Got a samsung ru7400 instead and worked like a charm straight out of the box
Neil8231/03/2020 18:01

Not sure about a comparison to the brands above but I bought this model …Not sure about a comparison to the brands above but I bought this model last july and returned it. I found the picture to be washed out straight from the box and spent a full day tweaking the settings but still couldn't get it looking right. It also caused sky q audio and video to go out of sync the wrong way so the sky q sync setting wouldn't resolve it. Got a samsung ru7400 instead and worked like a charm straight out of the box


Mine lasted about three weeks before one half of the panel died , for the money it’s not a bad tv but would make sure that you buy it from somewhere with at least a 5 year warranty, mine was a replacement for another Hisense that died after after 4 years - Richer Sounds were brilliant in that respect , they didn’t have another U7B so replaced with a Samsung Q70 - the difference is night and day but it was £400 more so not surprising.
Neil8231/03/2020 18:01

Not sure about a comparison to the brands above but I bought this model …Not sure about a comparison to the brands above but I bought this model last july and returned it. I found the picture to be washed out straight from the box and spent a full day tweaking the settings but still couldn't get it looking right. It also caused sky q audio and video to go out of sync the wrong way so the sky q sync setting wouldn't resolve it. Got a samsung ru7400 instead and worked like a charm straight out of the box


So am thinking of getting the Samsung ru7500 or the lg um7500... think ive ruled the Sony out.

I just want someone to tell me - buy this.
skgwho31/03/2020 17:53

So much choice. So damn confused!


Can i help resolve that confusion? What are you looking for? Budget?
merb078631/03/2020 18:15

Can i help resolve that confusion? What are you looking for? Budget?


That'd be amazing. I just watch TV (no gaming) on Sky, Netflix, Amazon Prime etc and am looking for something c.50" that's around £400-600. I want decent quality and a good UI. I have speakers but decent TV speakers would be useful.
skgwho31/03/2020 18:21

That'd be amazing. I just watch TV (no gaming) on Sky, Netflix, Amazon …That'd be amazing. I just watch TV (no gaming) on Sky, Netflix, Amazon Prime etc and am looking for something c.50" that's around £400-600. I want decent quality and a good UI. I have speakers but decent TV speakers would be useful.


Ok sure. Let me take a look a bit later and see what is out there. In the meantime, may be worth taking a look at my last few weeks of TV deals and see if anything takes your fancy? Can advise from there. Something to consider for sure is an Ambilight TV.
merb078631/03/2020 18:25

Ok sure. Let me take a look a bit later and see what is out there. In the …Ok sure. Let me take a look a bit later and see what is out there. In the meantime, may be worth taking a look at my last few weeks of TV deals and see if anything takes your fancy? Can advise from there. Something to consider for sure is an Ambilight TV.


Think I've gone through all the deals if I'm honest. I initially liked the Philips Ambilight but then reviews said you need it on a wall not in a corner... so abandoned that.

Atm I am drawn to LG for £400 at JL, mainly because of the remote. Although a close second is the £400 Samsung which has the best UI (based on reviews).

Also seen the Sony from Centres that's just come available, but Sony returns process is awful, and I dont want a 12m warranty (5/6 years would be ideal).

To add - I'm a NHS worker, and dont have a working TV atm. My Panasonic (think Vestel) went pop after 4 years.
Edited by: "skgwho" 31st Mar
skgwho31/03/2020 17:53

So much choice. So damn confused!


Check out 'Trustpilot Hisense'
If its any help I have had mine on this deal for a week now and it's really good to be honest. I have added some bias lighting and it took a little while to adjust the picture to get it right for the room but so far so good.
The only negative I can find is that SD content doesn't look great
deanos31/03/2020 16:49

you do need to be a member, just tried and it said my membership has run …you do need to be a member, just tried and it said my membership has run out, £15 for a online one


My mistake, I meant a warehouse member. Online membership is required, but open to all. The point being that it stipulates in the terms that online purchases or being a Costco membership gets you the warranty.
skgwho31/03/2020 17:52

How does the TV compare to the Sony, Philips and LGs in the same price …How does the TV compare to the Sony, Philips and LGs in the same price bracket?


If you want a much smaller TV than 55" then it depends what model you're comparing. But for a TV bigger than 43" at this price it's pretty much a total bargain.

I've scoured the internet myself and this is the best, most affordable large TV I can personally get sub £650. Going beyond the £650 gets twice the refresh rate and a full 10 bit panel which WILL do a better job. Beyond that is OLED and QLED. Comparably this is a Hisense ULED and their aim with this range was to go up against the higher end TVs as a much cheaper alternative and it hits that on the head and is much better than any other TVs in its price range - not my personal opinion, but a general consensus from owners and reviewers of it.

For £400 you're not gonna regret it.. it'll cost you at least £250+ on top of that for anything substantially better
skgwho31/03/2020 18:29

Think I've gone through all the deals if I'm honest. I initially liked the …Think I've gone through all the deals if I'm honest. I initially liked the Philips Ambilight but then reviews said you need it on a wall not in a corner... so abandoned that.Atm I am drawn to LG for £400 at JL, mainly because of the remote. Although a close second is the £400 Samsung which has the best UI (based on reviews).Also seen the Sony from Centres that's just come available, but Sony returns process is awful, and I dont want a 12m warranty (5/6 years would be ideal).To add - I'm a NHS worker, and dont have a working TV atm. My Panasonic (think Vestel) went pop after 4 years.


PS don't take anyone's word for it. Have a nose in Costco, JL, RS etc and see what looks best to your eyeballs. My Mum for instance thought my Toshiba 4k HDR Dolby Vision TV was outstanding so bought it off me rather than me return it to the shop.. personally, I have double the refresh rate on my old Samsung and the motion blur killed me.. but she can't notice it lol.
Davejay8101/04/2020 11:47

PS don't take anyone's word for it. Have a nose in Costco, JL, RS etc and …PS don't take anyone's word for it. Have a nose in Costco, JL, RS etc and see what looks best to your eyeballs. My Mum for instance thought my Toshiba 4k HDR Dolby Vision TV was outstanding so bought it off me rather than me return it to the shop.. personally, I have double the refresh rate on my old Samsung and the motion blur killed me.. but she can't notice it lol.


Thanks for the advice.

I would normally pop in, but with everything going on, have decided to wait. But I don't have a TV atm which is going to mean everyone is having to talk to each other. Unsure how much longer we can all take of this... lol
If I'm wrong, shoot me down. Costco have a three month one question asked return policy. Why are you returning it? They ask it to see if it needs repaired or resold. That's it.

I done it before, kept it for a couple months then returned it stating there were five very small burst pixels and as I was using it as a monitor I didn't want it. They stated that wasn't enough of a problem to return it beyond the three months. That was all. Full refund, boom.

In all reality, £400 for a TV which is very highly rated with a five year warranty is decent. Better still ask Richer Sounds to price match and you'll get a 6 year warranty on the TV and a small discount on the price, £10 I'm sure.

Otherwise you'll be like me in a few months time still wondering what to buy. Whereas get it now from Costco and you have 90 days to love it first 🏻 🏻
deanos31/03/2020 16:32

where does it state that in there terms as i can’t see it that you need to …where does it state that in there terms as i can’t see it that you need to be a member for warranty to be valid



Some mentioned on other deals that you had to be a member for the duration of the guarantee, just checked and people have not kept up membership and guarantee still good. The only caveat to that is this... Warranty applies to Costco UK members and costco.co.uk purchases only. So could be construed that it did not continue if not a member, if they wanted to play hardball?
Davejay8101/04/2020 12:51

If I'm wrong, shoot me down. Costco have a three month one question asked …If I'm wrong, shoot me down. Costco have a three month one question asked return policy. Why are you returning it? They ask it to see if it needs repaired or resold. That's it.I done it before, kept it for a couple months then returned it stating there were five very small burst pixels and as I was using it as a monitor I didn't want it. They stated that wasn't enough of a problem to return it beyond the three months. That was all. Full refund, boom.In all reality, £400 for a TV which is very highly rated with a five year warranty is decent. Better still ask Richer Sounds to price match and you'll get a 6 year warranty on the TV and a small discount on the price, £10 I'm sure.Otherwise you'll be like me in a few months time still wondering what to buy. Whereas get it now from Costco and you have 90 days to love it first 🏻 🏻


Sorry if i've misunderstood - they said your reason wasn't enough to return it, but then allowed you to return it anyway?
sussexdaz31/03/2020 19:04

Check out 'Trustpilot Hisense'


Wow, thats not good is it.

FWIW I have a 55" U7A from Hisense and love it. Its a great TV for the money I paid. I might have worried reading those reviews - even though they are mostly about fridge freezers - but I got my TV from Richer Sounds with a 6 year warranty so I have faith in that should I need it.
morpheus01/04/2020 16:48

Sorry if i've misunderstood - they said your reason wasn't enough to …Sorry if i've misunderstood - they said your reason wasn't enough to return it, but then allowed you to return it anyway?


Well they asked why.. after explaining they said it wasn't reason enough beyond the 90 days warranty, then I explained that stood and got the refund see. I wasn't clear enough at all in my explanation haha!
skgwho31/03/2020 18:21

That'd be amazing. I just watch TV (no gaming) on Sky, Netflix, Amazon …That'd be amazing. I just watch TV (no gaming) on Sky, Netflix, Amazon Prime etc and am looking for something c.50" that's around £400-600. I want decent quality and a good UI. I have speakers but decent TV speakers would be useful.


For your budget albeit at the top end I would consider this Samsung Q60 it at Richer Sounds and from experience their warranty is brilliant together with their customer service, picture on these is great. I also have an LG OLED and while the LG does have a better picture there isn’t much in it and if you haven’t owned an OLED you wouldn’t know anyway. Compared to cheaper LCD’s the Samsung Qleds are much much better and the Samsung smart system is quick and well laid out , supports AirPlay also if that’s important.
if you are not worried about the 6 yr guarantee it’s available for £479.20 direct from Samsung via the employee discount deal - NHS qualify - through your staff discount portal
Edited by: "darknoiz" 1st Apr
darknoiz01/04/2020 18:51

For your budget albeit at the top end I would consider this Samsung Q60 it …For your budget albeit at the top end I would consider this Samsung Q60 it at Richer Sounds and from experience their warranty is brilliant together with their customer service, picture on these is great. I also have an LG OLED and while the LG does have a better picture there isn’t much in it and if you haven’t owned an OLED you wouldn’t know anyway. Compared to cheaper LCD’s the Samsung Qleds are much much better and the Samsung smart system is quick and well laid out , supports AirPlay also if that’s important.if you are not worried about the 6 yr guarantee it’s available for £479 direct from Samsung via the employee discount deal - NHS qualify - through your staff discount portal


Thanks. Appreciate the input. I actually looked and this through the Samsung staff discount scheme (and I think they had a 55" version aswell for not much more). My question to you is, is it worth spending the extra £200 from say the LG 50UM7500PLA? Will there be a noticeable difference?

It still had an edge lit panel (I have no idea what that means, or what realistic difference it makes versus the other).
Edited by: "skgwho" 1st Apr
skgwho01/04/2020 19:03

Thanks. Appreciate the input. I actually looked and this through the …Thanks. Appreciate the input. I actually looked and this through the Samsung staff discount scheme (and I think they had a 55" version aswell for not much more). My question to you is, is it worth spending the extra £200 from say the LG 50UM7500PLA? Will there be a noticeable difference?It still had an edge lit panel (I have no idea what that means, or what realistic difference it makes versus the other).


I’ll be honest I don’t know , when I was looking to replace the hisense that went wrong I did look at the LG range but they didn’t get the best reviews, hence why I decided to spend a lot more and go for the Samsung QLED , I spend a lot of time comparing on displayspecifications.com and rtings.com. The other issue I had as the picture on my OLED is so good that I tend to notice the difference on other LCD’s , not so much with the Samsung
No disney + app on hisense tv
interesting
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