We had water leaks, the flu, chest infections and Ed's drinking habits to contend with this year, but we also produced a lot of TV content and saw some nice shiny things, so here are our thoughts of CES 2018.
CES 2018 News: Hisense showcase U7 and U9 LED LCD 4K TVs
by Steve Withers
Hisense showcase their new U7 LED LCD 4K TV which is the official TV of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, as well as the U9 with its full array backlight and 1,000 zones. There's also a 4K Laser TV, news of an upcoming OLED TV and they take us back to the future with their retro TV.
In an ideal world we'd all be able to watch telly in light controlled conditions with no reflections from facing windows but the reality is many of use have to compromise so what's the best TV in bright room conditions? Let us know here.
When it comes to the perception of motion handling from the picture processing engine implementations of the various manufacturers, we find people vary quite extensively. So what would you consider the best TVs in this regard? Let us know.
HDMI Audio Return Channel is a useful feature that (potentially) allows you to channel all your audio to and from connected devices with just a single cable but can you rely on it? Join the discussion.
What do TV screen refresh rates really mean and are they important?
The manufacturers bandy all sorts of numbers around when it comes to screen refresh rates and, in theory, the higher that number the better but what do they actually all mean and how do they translate in to real world performance? Join the discussion.
One forum member is trying to make up their mind between upgrading their current Hisense TV to either another, higher end model from the same manufacturer or going for a Samsung TV instead. Which would you choose?
We're sure many of you will be the non-self-appointed tech advisor to friends and family but what is a nice and easy to use television for older folk, with simple menus and features? Come and join the discussion.
It's probably a problem many of us have faced but just what is the best way to keep all that AV spaghetti in good order? And we don't just mean by wedging it all under the unit! Come and join the discussion.
AVForums members and readers are likely not altogether typical prospective TV purchaser but with the great technological changes afoot, how long have you had your current set? Come and join the discussion.
The LED LCD market has always been something of a lottery when it comes to screen uniformity but one Forum Member wants to know if there's any clouding/banding/DSE free 55-inch options out there. Come and join the discussion.
Hisense H55N6800 Best TV Picture Settings
by Steve Withers
We go through the reviewer's recommended picture settings for the Hisense H55N6800 4K LED TV.
With the release of the super-powerful Xbox One X just around the corner, many if out gaming fraternity are sizing up the options of an Ultra HD television but what's the best one to choose at the moment?