Hisense H65NU8700 ULED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 65" - £1,099 @ John Lewis
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Hisense H65NU8700 ULED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 65" - £1,099 @ John Lewis

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Found 3rd Mar
Been looking for a 65 inch tv for a while, but wanted to wait for a 10 bit tv. This popped up on John Lewis, so took the plunge. Have to say the picture is fantastic.

Great tv, might be useful for someone waiting for oled's to drop to reasonable prices.

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John Lewis - 5 year guarantee
65 inch
8 bit + frc
3hdmi,2usb,1comp
120hz refresh rate
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MARFW13 m ago

Was considering this, but the Samsung MU7000 seems better value at a …Was considering this, but the Samsung MU7000 seems better value at a similar pric


Thats the one I was looking at on RicherSounds, for £100 more and a WhatHiFi recommend, its a no brainer.
Oh and 6 year warranty with RS
Edited by: "Toon_army" 3rd Mar
QLED, OLED and now ULED

I'll wait for ZLED
Toon_army9 m ago

We'd never have gotten the full effect even if you did have the same …We'd never have gotten the full effect even if you did have the same screen on. In person is where we need to see it lol.I'm using a 55" 1080p it still does the job but I've been meaning to jump on the 4k bandwagon for a while now. Prices have came down so much over the past couple of years.I only wanted to spend around £1200 and that Samsung seemed a good choice!


I picked up a Samsung KS9000 last year from Currys just when the new models were just about to be released. Picked it up for £1100. Maybe wait till the new line will soon be released, then the current line will drop in price.

I used to work for Currys many years ago, and here’s a tip to tell the state of a product. If the price in pence ends in .99 it’s a current line. Ends in .98 it’s end of line and .97 means it’s clearance.

JP
alex1646 m ago

Plus John Lewis might actually be around in 5 years!


RS is no fly by night operation. Their CS is actually better than JL's, and their extended warranty is underwritten by a third party insurer. Their sales staff are also very knowledgeable, one recently explained to me the differences between the up to 5 HDR standards available in TVs in the UK and the pros and cons of each, and which TVs had which HDR standards. I really doubt JL staff would be up to that.
Edited by: "hcc27" 4th Mar
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Nice find @labmonkey25, thanks for sharing - and welcome to the community
Was considering this, but the Samsung MU7000 seems better value at a similar pric
MARFW13 m ago

Was considering this, but the Samsung MU7000 seems better value at a …Was considering this, but the Samsung MU7000 seems better value at a similar pric


Thats the one I was looking at on RicherSounds, for £100 more and a WhatHiFi recommend, its a no brainer.
Oh and 6 year warranty with RS
Edited by: "Toon_army" 3rd Mar
You sure this is 10 bit ?
Original Poster
Avforums does say 8bit + frc, but hisense states over 1000nits. Will amend title!
Original Poster
Really confusing when box says 10bit and forums say otherwise. Wish they would unmuddy the waters with this stuff! Still a great pic though with no issues though
Edited by: "labmonkey25" 3rd Mar
What is so good about 10 bit?
QLED, OLED and now ULED

I'll wait for ZLED
They measured 500 nits looks decent enough it will accept 10 bit but without the colour gamut of full 10 bit if I understand...
labmonkey2531 m ago

Avforums does say 8bit + frc, but hisense states over 1000nits. Will amend …Avforums does say 8bit + frc, but hisense states over 1000nits. Will amend title!


It is a 1000nits panel, real 120Hz and you would not see the difference on yours with 8+frc and say a true 10bit led panel, which the mu7000 is not either, the hisense is a much better looking slim 65" set and makes the samsungs look like they only eat mcdonalds!

This is a steal at this price with the 5 year warranty and john lewis #1 customer support peace of mind!
Wouldn't pay this for a Hisense. Not brand snobbery, but there's so much conflicting info about their televisions i just find it hard to know what to believe. Anything sub £400 though I'd snap it up.
SlimaB55 m ago

What is so good about 10 bit?


10bits supposed to be better colours, picture quality and stuff, people say you can see the difference with 8bit and 10bit but I can't comment as I've never seen either side by side, don't even think any of my friend have a 10bit as they all bought their 4k tele's when 4k was brand new.
I'm in the market for a 65" and so lost with all these things to look out for.
Edited by: "Toon_army" 3rd Mar
Toon_army24 m ago

10bits supposed to be better colours, picture quality and stuff, people …10bits supposed to be better colours, picture quality and stuff, people say you can see the difference with 8bit and 10bit but I can't comment as I've never seen either side by side, don't even think any of my friend have a 10bit as they all bought their 4k tele's when 4k was brand new.I'm in the market for a 65" and so lost with all these things to look out for.


In hindsight I should have taken a picture of the same clip at the same time for a direct comparison. The top TV is a top end 10bit Samsung 65”, and the bottom is a low end 8bit Samsung.

With a 10 bit panel the colours are definitely more vibrant and stand out more. If your playing a 4K film, sometimes it’s the HDR which makes a better improvement over the resolution. However, a true 4K film and HDR on a 10bit TV just looks incredible!

JP


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Edited by: "jp297" 3rd Mar
jp29716 m ago

In hindsight I should have taken a picture of the same clip at the same …In hindsight I should have taken a picture of the same clip at the same time for a direct comparison. The top TV is a top end 10bit Samsung 65”, and the bottom is a low end 8bit Samsung.With a 10 bit panel the colours are definitely more vibrant and stand out more. If your playing a 4K film, sometimes it’s the HDR which makes a better improvement over the resolution. However, a true 4K film and HDR on a 10bit TV just looks incredible!JP[Image]


We'd never have gotten the full effect even if you did have the same screen on. In person is where we need to see it lol.
I'm using a 55" 1080p it still does the job but I've been meaning to jump on the 4k bandwagon for a while now. Prices have came down so much over the past couple of years.
I only wanted to spend around £1200 and that Samsung seemed a good choice!
Toon_army9 m ago

We'd never have gotten the full effect even if you did have the same …We'd never have gotten the full effect even if you did have the same screen on. In person is where we need to see it lol.I'm using a 55" 1080p it still does the job but I've been meaning to jump on the 4k bandwagon for a while now. Prices have came down so much over the past couple of years.I only wanted to spend around £1200 and that Samsung seemed a good choice!


I picked up a Samsung KS9000 last year from Currys just when the new models were just about to be released. Picked it up for £1100. Maybe wait till the new line will soon be released, then the current line will drop in price.

I used to work for Currys many years ago, and here’s a tip to tell the state of a product. If the price in pence ends in .99 it’s a current line. Ends in .98 it’s end of line and .97 means it’s clearance.

JP
Toon_army2 h, 33 m ago

Thats the one I was looking at on RicherSounds, for £100 more and a …Thats the one I was looking at on RicherSounds, for £100 more and a WhatHiFi recommend, its a no brainer.Oh and 6 year warranty with RS


5 year transferable warranty with JL. And better customer service.
jp29744 m ago

I picked up a Samsung KS9000 last year from Currys just when the new …I picked up a Samsung KS9000 last year from Currys just when the new models were just about to be released. Picked it up for £1100. Maybe wait till the new line will soon be released, then the current line will drop in price.I used to work for Currys many years ago, and here’s a tip to tell the state of a product. If the price in pence ends in .99 it’s a current line. Ends in .98 it’s end of line and .97 means it’s clearance.JP


Do you know when the new lines are due to come out? Is it summer time?

Cameron58337 m ago

5 year transferable warranty with JL. And better customer service.


Never had one issue with RS, been using them for years.
Euan from the Newcastle branch even dropped my Av Receiver off the other night in the snow as it was back from being repaired.
Cameron5831 h, 27 m ago

5 year transferable warranty with JL. And better customer service.



Plus John Lewis might actually be around in 5 years!
bitcoin53 h, 38 m ago

It is a 1000nits panel, real 120Hz and you would not see the difference on …It is a 1000nits panel, real 120Hz and you would not see the difference on yours with 8+frc and say a true 10bit led panel, which the mu7000 is not either, the hisense is a much better looking slim 65" set and makes the samsungs look like they only eat mcdonalds! This is a steal at this price with the 5 year warranty and john lewis #1 customer support peace of mind!


The Samsung tv interface alone is reason enough to choose it over this. I returned my hisense immediately and went with a Samsung because the interface is really excellent, and the smart remote actually works well! You can change almost any setting/do any action via voice.
Toon_army1 h, 29 m ago

Do you know when the new lines are due to come out? Is it summer …Do you know when the new lines are due to come out? Is it summer time?Never had one issue with RS, been using them for years.Euan from the Newcastle branch even dropped my Av Receiver off the other night in the snow as it was back from being repaired.


Yes RS customer service is unparalleled. They let me audition speakers at home and return them for something else some years back.
alex1646 m ago

Plus John Lewis might actually be around in 5 years!


RS is no fly by night operation. Their CS is actually better than JL's, and their extended warranty is underwritten by a third party insurer. Their sales staff are also very knowledgeable, one recently explained to me the differences between the up to 5 HDR standards available in TVs in the UK and the pros and cons of each, and which TVs had which HDR standards. I really doubt JL staff would be up to that.
Edited by: "hcc27" 4th Mar
Toon_army5 h, 58 m ago

Do you know when the new lines are due to come out? Is it summer …Do you know when the new lines are due to come out? Is it summer time?Never had one issue with RS, been using them for years.Euan from the Newcastle branch even dropped my Av Receiver off the other night in the snow as it was back from being repaired.


April
rockingcricket34 m ago

April


So next months the best time to buy last years TV's then? I can wait another month I'm not in a rush for one
John Lewis warranty is a pile 5 years and it goes down 20 percent each year.
jp2978 h, 1 m ago

If the price in pence ends in .99 it’s a current line. Ends in .98 it’s end …If the price in pence ends in .99 it’s a current line. Ends in .98 it’s end of line and .97 means it’s clearance.JP


Nice tip there, how about if the price ends in 00 ?
I have the 55" version of this TV for 699... Very nice set. Would highly recommend.
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This is a very nice TV, so is the HxxN6800 below this.
I expect them both to drop even further for Easter bank holiday.
The Sony KDxx8596 (not all that widely available) is true 10bit and 100Hz. It also has Android TV and Sony's X1 engine (really makes a difference for less-than-4K content).
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10bit explained
10bit colour is only really about subtle gradations than anything else (you will ONLY see a difference with 4K HDR sources and tbh the difference is slight - anything else you see is just a placebo effect or better video processing in general because you bought a step-up model). If the bulk of your viewing is not 4K HDR from good sources (eg UHD Blu-ray) it is pointless to spend the extra on it.

Good guide here:
soundandvision.com/con…lor
Thanks OP, been looking for a deal like this. Might take the plunge!
Toon_army11 h, 58 m ago

Thats the one I was looking at on RicherSounds, for £100 more and a …Thats the one I was looking at on RicherSounds, for £100 more and a WhatHiFi recommend, its a no brainer.Oh and 6 year warranty with RS


You can get it for £1,129. Ask them to price beat PRC or Reliant or Crampton & Moore which have it for £1,149
The Samsung 7000 is 10bit 55" and above. The confusion is caused by people reading reviews and write ups from American sources. the 7000 in America is a different lower model to our UK 7000. The UK 7000 is in fact the 8000 in the USA.
greasyspoonma1 h, 40 m ago

Nice tip there, how about if the price ends in 00 ?


00 is often used to promote current sales, the big ones they are trying to push. Usually they are promoted more (website, TV etc) and sometimes they are used for bundles.
Toon_army9 h, 2 m ago

Do you know when the new lines are due to come out? Is it summer …Do you know when the new lines are due to come out? Is it summer time?Never had one issue with RS, been using them for years.Euan from the Newcastle branch even dropped my Av Receiver off the other night in the snow as it was back from being repaired.



I’m not sure at the moment. It’s often things you find announced on the internet, or when the price in pence suddenly changes to 0.98 (end of line). I guess a lot of products you can guess by trends particularly with phones, but with TVs sometimes they can be current line for longer.

JP
Steven_Davies2 h, 29 m ago

John Lewis warranty is a pile 5 years and it goes down 20 percent each …John Lewis warranty is a pile 5 years and it goes down 20 percent each year.



yep, that's the difference between new for old household insurance and a warranty.
a (free, when compared to other retailers who only offer 1 or 2 years) extra 4 years warranty is not really a bad deal. I'm not sure how your domestic insurance works but perhaps for an extra premium you can buy some. £1099 over 5 years is £4.23 per week or 60p per day. you may find your tv will last 10 years and the warranty wasn't needed.
Measuring risk, if JL say we will absorb some of that risk i'll take that free bet.
here's a page offering warranties, though as an extension to your domestic insurance you could probably get it cheaper
money.co.uk/app…htm
Arsenal123412 h, 2 m ago

QLED, OLED and now ULEDI'll wait for ZLED


The only one that matters is OLED the rest are gimmicks
Edited by: "PsychoSonny" 4th Mar
What I do find surprising though is Amazon, with all its financial clout, will still mug us for a warranty. It has the power to insist manufacturers provide a five year warranty but it does not.
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