The Hisense 65H10B2 Curved Screen 4K ULED TV Profiled

Hisense 65H10B2 Curved Screen 4K ULED TV
Hisense 65H10B2 Curved Screen 4K ULED TV. Image provided by Hisense USA

Dateline: 08/27/2015
Now that Hisense has taken over Sharp's North American production and marketing operations, they are stepping up their game to become both an innovative and competitive player in the U.S. TV market - and what better way to attract attention than by offering up a Curved Screen 4K Ultra HD TV? Here is a rundown on the Hisense 65H10B2 4K ULED TV (the term ULED is Hisense's answer to Samsung's SUHD moniker).

In addition to its curved screen and native 4K display resolution, the Hisense 65H10B2 also offers the following features:

Video

65-inch Screen Size - Provides a large viewing area suitable for home theater viewing.

Full Array LED Backlighting - The 65H10B2 incorporates a full array backlight system that includes 240 local dimming zones for more precise control of black and white levels for specific objects displayed on the screen. For example, minimization of white halos about subtitles and credits, as well as more consistent black and white levels in background objects.

Quantum Dots - The 65H10B2 utilizes 3M's QDEF (Quantum Dot Enhancement Film) which is a thin layer filled with nano-particles that amplify different parts of the color spectrum, that is placed between the TV's full array LED light source and the LCD imaging chips. As a result, the TV provides enhanced color display performance that can compete with OLED at a much lower price point.

120Hz Screen Refresh Rate - Provides smooth motion response.

Audio

DBX-TV Total Sonics: - Although, for the best TV-based home theater experience, I always suggest the use of an external surround sound audio system, Hisense does incorporate a suite of audio enhancement technologies from DBX that are designed to enhance audio performance from the 65H10B2's built-in speakers.

These technologies include: Total Surround (provides a wide soundfield) and Total Volume (stabilizes volume across different program/commercial content and channels). The 65H10B2 also supports Dolby Digital decoding and pass-through.

Connectivity:

HDMI: The 65H10B2 provides 4 HDMI inputs, two of which are HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 compliant. The remaining two HDMI inputs are HDMI 1.4 compliant.

Component/Composite: There is set of Shared Component/Composite video connections. This means that you cannot have a component and composite source device connected to the TV at the same time.

Analog Audio: There is one set of stereo analog audio inputs that are shared with the component/composite video inputs. This means that you cannot have audio coming from a component and composite video source at the same time.

Digital Optical: - There is one digital optical output provided for connecting the TV to an external audio system.

Earphone: Hisense provides an earphone jack on the 65H10B2 that can be used for private listening, or can used to connect to an external audio system, via 3.5mm-to-RCA cable adapter, if the provided digital optical output cannot be used.

USB: The 65H10B2 provides 1 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 ports for access to content stored on compatible flash drives and devices.

The USB ports can also be used for installing firmware updates if that option is needed.

Ethernet/LAN/Wifi: The 65H10B2 provides Ethernet and Wifi connection options that provides access to content stored on DLNA compatible devices, as well as from select Internet Streaming services.

Additional Features

8 Core Processor: The 65H10B2 incorporates a 4-Core CPU and 4-Core GPU for efficient operation of TV features.

HEVC and VP9: The 65H10B2 has built-in HEVC and VP9 decoders which allows access to 4K streaming from sources such as Netflix and YouTube.

More Info

Hisense is definitely trying to fill Sharp's shoes and make an impression on U.S. consumers with the 65H10B2 Curved Screen 4K Ultra HD TV.

The suggested price of this set is $2,999.99.

Also check out the Official Hisense 65H10B2 Product Page.

UPDATE 08/31/15: For additional perspective, including information on an additional screen size (55-inch 55H10B2), as well as the HDR capability incorporated into both sets, read the report from About.com TV/Video Expert, John Archer.