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Hisense 50M7000UW 50" ULED HDR 4K TV $848 @ JB Hi-Fi

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While there have been many bargain posts for the bigger versions of this tv I've been waiting for the 50" version (my wife says size isn't everything!) to be discounted for ages. This is by far the cheapest that it has been. An amazing price from a series of tvs that were considered one of the very best in 2016:

http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/article/604431/review-hisens...
http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/review/hisense/series-7-uled-4...
http://eftm.com.au/2016/08/hard-to-resist-the-hisense-55-ser...
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/gadgets-on-the-go/hands-on-...
http://www.trustedreviews.com/hisense-h65m7000-review
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/hisense-55-uled-series-7-uh...

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  • +12 votes

    Shes lying, size is everything

    • +5 votes

      GossipGoat would know…
      ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )

    • +2 votes

      Lol comparing an LCD TV against an OLED. The OLED TV would cost at least twice the price of this one at minimum.

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        Yup. OLED is undoubtedly better but like the debates of yore, between Kuro and Panasonic (jeez that wasn't even that long ago but feels like ages), it's all about perspectives. If you're a millionaire anything but an OLED probably won't satisfy you. If you're like most of us, this is a great TV set. Can we still call them TV sets? Or is that just for the old CRT style?

        • +1 vote

          I think we can. A television set combines a tuner, display, and loudspeakers. It is a set of components in a single unit. In fact, it makes no sense to say "I have a television". Oh, really, you have a signal? The word "set" (or "receiver") is implicit.

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          @strangeloops66: Thanks :) I've always thought it weird that they're not called TV sets anymore.

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    Thinking about this one or the Sony Bravia X8000D 49" from this deal: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/292500
    Any comments or suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated, as I'm just not 100% sure. This one is a little bit cheaper, but maybe the Sony is worth that little extra?

    • -2 votes

      I think the sony is worth the extra

      • +3 votes

        The Sony runs Android, therefore Kodi.

        • +3 votes

          Also got plex

      • +1 vote

        Why do you say that? Geniuine question. I'm in the market for a 50" for my father in law

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          Runs Android (better ui), more reputable brand, the picture on Sonys looks fantastic. Got a 50 inch 1080p one in 2014 and looks great

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          @nicholasfrawley: Thanks for the input but I was hoping for a bit more specific info than that. Especially comparing these two models. The fact that Sony had a good 2014 model isn't really relevant to this comparison.

          Android is definitely an advantage but I'm placing more importance in the picture quality than the smart features. Will probably run most things off a Mi Box anyway than use in built stuff.

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          @Xastros:

          If I were you, I'd get the Hisense.

          From everything that I've read it seems to be an absolutely great value TV. But, if PQ is a really specific demand then you should probably do some research into both models and compare specific parameters. AVforums does good reviews, as does HDTVtest.

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          @Jawanzar: Thanks. Ended up purchasing the Hisense after some research. Will unfortunately need a firmware update and manual calibration. Also will probably buy one of those Miboxes so he doesn't have to use Opera OS. Plus… Kodi haha.

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          @Xastros: No worries :) Enjoy the new TV

    • +3 votes

      I went to JB yesterday to look at both TVs as im considering buying either hisense 75" or Sony x8500 65". I found the picture brighter on Hisense but menu on Sony a lot zipper. Also the Sony stand is a lot sexier then the Hisense but if your going to do a wall mount it really doesn't matter. Im heading towards the Sony but will probibly make an impulse decision tomorrow lol.

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        I own the Sony x8500 65. Its a really good set. Bought one in 2015 Boxing Day Sale from HN for $2400. Expensive but worth it in my opinion. I just found the picture on other sets over saturated and brightened to give a fake 'boost'. While that wows you it gets tiring very soon. Sony's have a much more natural picture. The blacks are rich and the upscaling from 1080 => 4k works extrememly well. I run Kodi and VLC on it thanks to Android.

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          Yep ended up going for the Sony in the end…asked for delivery as im fairly certain it won't fit in my focus…can't wait till it's delivered :)

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      Nfi about the Hisense but the speakers on the Sony are great. No need for a sound bar.

  • +2 votes

    Reading the reviews (and at least you can find them for the hisense) the hisense is the better TV despite being cheaper.

    • +1 vote

      Better than wot

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    Wasn't the 55" like $790 not long ago ?

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      Different model. Inferior model

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      Thats for the lower spec model

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      I think that was the 3300, not series 7.

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    Any thoughts on if this could fit into a VE Commodore? I'm leaning towards no….

    Can't impulse buy one if not…

    • -1 vote

      Yeh mb on the bonnet. Lol

    • +5 votes

      Hi I have a BA Falcon and can fit a LG 55" TV with box in the back seat. I couldn't see why shouldn't fit your car. I know it is not the same TV but my one is 55" and this is 50".

      Cheers

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        Hmmm I thought a 55" would have been no chance… hence me looking here. Was only for a Study too, so not looking to spend much.

        • +2 votes

          This can ultimately influence you on an impulse buy :-)

          Carton box dimensions (W x H x D)[mm]1382×165×860

          https://etcpg3uvcgs41q4ci23mfssr-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-...

          I slid my box in between the gap of the front seat rear and back seat base.

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          50 would fit in my BF falcon wouldn't risk it a 55 in box it was literally 10cm difference

        • +1 vote

          @PAOK11: I have a BA as posted earlier and I fit a 55" TV in the back seat. There was some wiggling and playing around to install correctly however it was a snug fit.

          Therefore the BF would be no different … well maybe the interior seat pattern will be different :-)

          Cheers

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          @vinni9284:

          The box was 1480 in width 800 in height and I was on my own. If I had someone with me, I would have bought it but from what the guy was telling me, he was going to make me put it in myself.

    • +1 vote

      Any thoughts on if this could fit into a VE Commodore?

      Only if you lower the commodore :P

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      I got my 55inch Sony into a camry. I could try squeezing the box into my VE if you're chomping at the bit

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      50" Sony fits in the back of my magna which is the same size

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      55" fits in the boot of my 2007 Civic with the back seats down, so can't foresee you having difficulty with a 50" in a Commodore

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        Can't put back seats down in a Commodore, so if it can't go through the doors it's not going in.

    • +1 vote

      You need a Leyland P76. That'll fit anything.

  • +1 vote

    If you plan for this TV to use as a gaming monitor, according to the specs @ JB, it only has a 50Hz refresh rate. So no 2160p60. Another mention is that it only supports Wifi A/G/N and not AC. Not sure if it will make a difference with the performance of the Web OS/Smart features.

    • +5 votes

      I'd take retailer spec listings with a grain of salt, probably says machine washable as well.

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      what would you recommend for pc gaming then?

  • +2 votes

    Unboxed my 75" today. Amazeballs. 3 years ago I would have scoffed at tue idea of having a hisense, but you can't fault this 7 series!

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      its the best picture on the market equal with samsung or sony, cant remember which.

      how dosnt the UI run? plex and netflix? any lag?

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    I need a TV to run slideshows all day for the business. I checked a few tv and there are no option to change the interval between pictures. Does anyone know if this one have the option?

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    I prefer to use images as the content will change once or twice a day. Less effort to update a USB with jpegs then to generate a video.

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    How does this compare with the 58" UHD model that has gone for ~$800 previously?

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/254407

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      It's smaller. 200mm less glass on the diagonal. But you can sit closer!

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    When watching 4k HDR content the Brightness is very important and the hisence only has approx. 400 nits where the sony HDR and Samsung HDR tvs are rated at 1000 nits. The sony and Samsung should be brighter, however TVs are not typically setup for optimum viewing at the store. Id check out the reviews of the Samsung and sony before buying anything.

    From the SMH review listed by the OP
    It's a 10-bit panel but it doesn't pump out 1,000-nit brightness (only 400 nits) so it can't quite match the fine detail of some more expensive televisions.

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      Good point. Could be important if daytime viewing in say a bright room. Night viewing and lights-off movie nights or in bedrooms likely not too much of an issue. My 50" 3300 model is quite OK and bright imho in a north facing bright family room. Remote gives quick access to picture defaults such as standard, theatre etc. Glossy screen requires careful placement. Not sure about the 7000 model screen if reflective. Someone might chime in…

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    Dang! Bought the 50inch 3 series yesterday. Wanted to buy this one but wasnt able to justify spending $400 more. Now it is. Bad luck :(

    • +1 vote

      return n buy this?

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        Yeah, it's just not as good as the Salesperson made out 🤷🏼‍♂️

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        I already took it out of the box and installed it on the wall? Not sure if I can still return it.

  • +1 vote

    Hisense bought Sharp and Hitachi a while back. My 70" Sharp Quattro Pro is stunning and far from the current best. My Hisense FHD 50 3300 series bought in Jan is good after careful calibration and at 1/5 the cost of the Sharp is amazing value. SD scaling is good. Sound is CRAP however! Channel change lag is similar between the two. Maybe check that unless you will view via a PVR to record and/or buffer to avoid all ads. Fortunately my TiVo is quicker than both my sets in that regard. Long live the TiVo 😀

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      By all accounts, this new series is far superior to previous models. One of the reviews mentions good sound. Plus another review mentions no channel change lag when discussing the remote.

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    I purchased a Hisense K3300UW 50" UHD at The Good Guys for $675, it's for the kids toy/play room so wasn't looking at going too crazy..

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    I see Hisense have come a long way. I bought one about 8 years ago. It was pretty crap but the 3 year warranty of Hisense is awesome. Mine was replaced (delivered) twice no questions.

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    What brand panels do these use?

    • +1 vote

      Post above suggests that they bought the panel arm of Sharp and Hitachi.

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        Thanks.

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    Thinking about buying a hisense. Whats the differences between the 3300 series and this 7?
    From what I could tell it's the HDR and ULED but I'm not even sure.

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    I heard te 50" is fald not edge lit. Not sure where I saw it. Only 55" and 65" are edge lit. Can someone confirm.

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      My understanding was that they were all full array, though the larger models have more zones and thus better local dimming. But at the price, anything with local dimming and a full array LED backlighting system is probably not bad.

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    Anyone confirm if external HDD for PVR/recording/timeshift on this TV needs to be powered? Can I just use a normal, portable USB power only 2.5" HDD?

    Specs say up to 1TB, and manual also says "When connecting a hard disk, always connect the mains adapter of the connected device to the power supply".

  • +1 vote

    Grabbed the series 3 KU3300 for $650. Less nits for brightness and no WCG but it should be fine for TV and monitor use.

  • +1 vote

    Nice, purchased.

    50M7000 proudly sitting on my desk as we speak, one heck of a nice monitor :)

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      So are you watching only Imax Blu-ray's now? 😀

  • -1 vote

    $16.96 per inch

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    price seems to of gone back up.

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      Bugger, it has.

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    This TV was $1095 for about three seconds - ridiculous.
    Hisense 55M7000UWG someone posted it but cant find it now

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      This is for the 50" model. The other one I posted was for the 55" @ 1095.

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    Was this a catalogue item? I am in the market for a new TV, this has now up to $998. I might be able to ask for a discount or something if I can show this was $848 not too long back

    Does anyone have a screenshot on this?

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      BUMP for this - can anyone help with a screenshot? I am in the market for this TV but have a budget <900. $848 is a great price for this TV.