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Hisense A6200 (H50A6200UK) Review & Comments

MikeTVMikeTV

Well-known Member
Having purchased the 65N6800 which was given 8/10 I wouldn't ever factor in a review here again in a purchase of a TV.

Hisense clearly cherry pick TVs for reviews and some how they score highly here despite massive issues with very cheap quality panels.

I've had 7 of these N6800 TVs now and all have had really really bad issues with banding or horrendous light bleed, not to mention the 5 K700 I had previously which all either failed or came with a lot of panel problems as well.

Save a little extra and get a branded TV, Hisense just make garbage.

A 200 nit TV with no dimming is now HDR capable, congrats.
 

Coulson

Well-known Member

kourosh

Distinguished Member
Having purchased the 65N6800 which was given 8/10 I wouldn't ever factor in a review here again in a purchase of a TV.

Hisense clearly cherry pick TVs for reviews and some how they score highly here despite massive issues with very cheap quality panels.

I've had 7 of these N6800 TVs now and all have had really really bad issues with banding or horrendous light bleed, not to mention the 5 K700 I had previously which all either failed or came with a lot of panel problems as well.

Save a little extra and get a branded TV, Hisense just make garbage.

A 200 nit TV with no dimming is now HDR capable, congrats.

What do you expect for £379 :rotfl::facepalm:
 

kbfern

Distinguished Member
Great review for a budget set Steve, nice to see that this end of the market is not forgotten as not everyone has mega bucks to spend or maybe needs a decent tv for use in a second or third choice venue in the home.

I need a new tv for use in my home cinema/study environment as a pc monitor/ occasional casual streaming of 4k material and don't want to spend a fortune, in fact the 43" size of this model will suit me even better as it will be sited just below my fixed projector screen. I am certainly looking at the 6100 model in the upcoming black Friday sales at around the expected price of £279 what's not to like.:)
 

eddiewww

Member
Does anybody know what the US model number would be? Just visited by brother in law who has a 10 year old TV and wont stump up the money for anything other than a budget model, so i would like to get him to look at a couple and would put this on the shortlist.
 

george1979

Active Member
Having purchased the 65N6800 which was given 8/10 I wouldn't ever factor in a review here again in a purchase of a TV.

Hisense clearly cherry pick TVs for reviews and some how they score highly here despite massive issues with very cheap quality panels.

I've had 7 of these N6800 TVs now and all have had really really bad issues with banding or horrendous light bleed, not to mention the 5 K700 I had previously which all either failed or came with a lot of panel problems as well.

Save a little extra and get a branded TV, Hisense just make garbage.

A 200 nit TV with no dimming is now HDR capable, congrats.
If they are cherry picking then it's only going to hurt them when people get panels that don't perform as the reviews suggest.

I'm curious why, after 5 K700s you bought the N6800? And then had the N6800 replaced 6 times rather than asking for a refund after say 2 or 3? I admire your persistence but it seems a bit crazy o_O

Anyway it was a good review and it looks like a really solid budget set. No one on this site would seriously expect HDR performance from a 400 quid set.
If I was in the market it would very high up on my list.
At the very least I hope it spurs other manufacturers into upping their game.
 
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rainIsLove

Novice Member
Can somebody please let me know the difference between 6100 and 6200? I am not able to find 6200 in many stores
 

kbfern

Distinguished Member
I think Steve said they are essentially the same but single band wi-fi rather than dual band.

"At £379 it's hard to think of another TV that comes close in terms performance and value when compared to the H50A6200. In fact the most likely candidate is from Hisense itself, in the shape of the AE6100. This limited edition Black Friday special is essentially the same TV as the A6200, with the only real difference being single rather than dual-band Wi-Fi."

The 6100 is a Black Friday special so probably not available till then.
 

Ed Selley

AVF Reviewer
Having purchased the 65N6800 which was given 8/10 I wouldn't ever factor in a review here again in a purchase of a TV.

Hisense clearly cherry pick TVs for reviews and some how they score highly here despite massive issues with very cheap quality panels.

I've had 7 of these N6800 TVs now and all have had really really bad issues with banding or horrendous light bleed, not to mention the 5 K700 I had previously which all either failed or came with a lot of panel problems as well.

Save a little extra and get a branded TV, Hisense just make garbage.

A 200 nit TV with no dimming is now HDR capable, congrats.
Given how the review sample was delivered, that’s quite the slight of hand from Hisense if it was cherrypicked.
 

SonOfSJ

Well-known Member
This forum has some members who will clearly go to their graves believing that review samples are cherrypicked by manufacturers. I myself tend to go by the words of the AVForum reviewers who say that as far as they are aware, review samples are not cherrypicked.
 

mclingo

Member
I tend to believe these guys too, however I dont know why its so hard to believe these are not cherry picked, they come direct from the manufacturer and not from a shop, it would be very easy for HISENSE to have a batch made, calibrated and then boxed specifically for reviewers.

if anyone thinks they would not or could not do this then you're sadly deluded i'm afraid, this is how they compete these days.
 

george1979

Active Member
I tend to believe these guys too, however I dont know why its so hard to believe these are not cherry picked, they come direct from the manufacturer and not from a shop, it would be very easy for HISENSE to have a batch made, calibrated and then boxed specifically for reviewers.

if anyone thinks they would not or could not do this then you're sadly deluded i'm afraid, this is how they compete these days.
They could but how many sub 400 quid TVs has any review site has been able to calibrate to those levels of accuracy? Even if it wasn't accurate out of the box and they were able to get to those levels after calibration it would still be a good buy.
 

mclingo

Member
I dont honestly know, what I do know though is that most TV's which are capable of those numbers dont come out of the factory looking like that.

We'll no doubt see how accurate this is when they start selling in numbers

for another example of this check out the perfect panel AVF got for the Q9F compared to the shop purchased panel RTINGS got, direct from the factory almost perfectly calibrated, from the shop.. not so much.

If its too good to be true it usually is.....Just sayin....

:)
 

Phil Hinton

Editor
Staff member
I dont honestly know, what I do know though is that most TV's which are capable of those numbers dont come out of the factory looking like that.

We'll no doubt see how accurate this is when they start selling in numbers

for another example of this check out the perfect panel AVF got for the Q9F compared to the shop purchased panel RTINGS got, direct from the factory almost perfectly calibrated, from the shop.. not so much.

If its too good to be true it usually is.....Just sayin....

:)
Do you have any evidence that this is the case, or are you guessing?
I have evidence that retail samples, (that's TVs sent by a retailer as you would buy it, not a demo TV, a sealed unit) - and TVs we have purchased ourselves have performed the same as samples sent to us by manufacturers. Steve also calibrates for a living and can reel off plenty of examples of his clients TVs also being just as accurate out of the box.
Now, these are mass produced items and there will be variance between units, but given the steps we have taken by sourcing samples from every possible outlet and checking these results, mixed with, in the field examples, I see no evidence that most manufacturers send out cherry picked samples every time they send a TV for review. I'm happy to reconsider if you can provide me with evidence to the contrary? This TV arrived as a retail sample would according to Steve, so I also don't think Hisense would stoop so low to place a £400 golden sample in for review. They'll sell loads at this price without employing such motives.
 

mclingo

Member
Sorry but I just cant help being a cynical about big manufacturers, you only need to look at the bull samsung has pumped out over the last couple of years to try and compete with OLED when they knew they had massively inferior TV's, they've only caught up a bit now as they redeployed local dimming and full arrays.

Like I said I tend to believe you when you say its not cherry picked and I am 100% sure that if you thought it was you'd be crying fowl but you could still be wrong.

i'm not suggesting foul play at all at your end, I wouldn't dream of it, its pretty clear in your pods that you are all really genuine guys who enjoy what you do and want to give the best and most accurate reviews you can.

you do have to admit though that sealed means nothing Phil and business is business, there is very little a company wont do thats legal to get ahead.

I hope that all the TV's are like this Phil, I posted the review to my Dad who is currently looking for a new TV with the caveat of being one review on one TV and that he'd better wait to see what else comes in as this is far too good to be true.
 

Nayfne

Distinguished Member
Great review Steve, i have the 65 inch version of this as a replacement from hisense after my older hisense started playing up..nice to see such a positive review, and I'm very happy with the tv.
 

nicfaz

Active Member
I bought a 43" Hisense TV for my mother-in-law, the SDR picture was incredible out of the box just as Steve says. Unfortunately, the remote receiver (sensor) in the TV packed up during the first day so it had to go back. So I can well believe that they have excellent (for the price) SDR 4k pictures but the build quality has issues!
 

mclingo

Member

Steve Withers

Reviewer
Hisense A6200 Review | Trusted Reviews

didnt know Steve was also reviewing for TR or is this a different Steve?

The AVF is far more indepth though.
Same Steve. I'm freelance these days, so I write for Trusted Reviews, Tech Radar, Pocket-lint, WIRED and Home Cinema Choice, as well as AVForums. As you point out the AVF reviews are a lot more in-depth, but then the AV enthusiast is a lot more demanding.
 

mclingo

Member
we are, AVF is still my first choice and will likely remain so, although I cant find another review anywhere of this TV which isnt yours :)
 

MartinH32

Well-known Member

chris1000

Member
I believe why this review has yet again got some avforums users frustrated is because we have a very high review score of 9 and a avforums Best Buy Award when clearly the TV has performance issues, which the reviewer is considering "acceptable" given the sets very low price.

However, I thought after the Samsung review incident avforums had announced a change in review policy, and had planned to introduce different classes to help categorise reviews and provide better context around a given score, this it seems has not to happen here, and so we have a set with a score of 9.

If, as I thought was going to a happen, this set has been put into the "budget class" by avforums, then it would be competing in that class, and it's score of 9 would be relative to other scores in that class, but it has not, even the avforums Best Buy Award does not say avforums "Best Buy Award, Budget Class"... that's all that needs to happen, and what I what was being introduced?

It's simple...
Budget Class
Flagship Class
OLED Class
etc...

I thought that was where we were headed?
 

mclingo

Member
the 9 score has been set as a relative score to other tvs at this price range, I see no problem here at all mate.
 

chris1000

Member
And the best buy award?
Why can't you have a Best Buy award for Oled class, or Best Buy award for Budget Class?

Someone coming to this site will not necessarily read the whole review, I'm fine with a score of 9, if the review had clearly been labelled as Budget Class, but just taken as a 9????

Hisense A6200 = 9 avforums Best Buy
LG 55B8 (OLEDB8SLC) OLED = 9 avforums Best Buy
Panasonic FZ952 (TX-65FZ952B) = 9

So a budget TV and a LG OLED can both have a score of 9 and both be avforums Best Buy...

What they actually are... is....

Hisense A6200 = 9 avforums Best Buy (Budget Class)
LG 55B8 (OLEDB8SLC) OLED = 9 avforums Best Buy (OLED Class)

So why not say? Nothing seems to have changed since avforums announced a review and change to their review methodology?
 

mclingo

Member
not sure how reading the whole review is relevant to your point, the 9 is relative to the price bracket the TV is in, I see no conflict here.

However, it could be argued your point does start to make some sense when you compare OLED vs LCD , i would still disagree though.

It become clear to a great many people that OLED and LCD could no longer be directly compared at the high end any more as they have very different strengths and weaknesses.

Therefore I see the grades as mainly relative to tech brackets and price for the majority of the score with maybe 10-20% for the overall comparison, this is a wild guess though.

Perhaps it could be clarified further but any previous concerns I may have voiced with relative scores I no longer have.
 

chris1000

Member
I'm not disagreeing with you, I can read and understand the context of the reviews, my point is, Phil stated that avforums where going to step back and reconsider their whole review methodology given how diverse TV are becoming these days, in order to bring even more clarity, and start to introduce categories.
This review, to me, is crying out for that change... if I do a search on avforums for TV's with a review score of 9 or 8 there are loads.... I then have to read every review just to see the context, price point, etc.. when what I really might just want to see is the best TV I can buy right now in the Budget Class, and that my include an OLED from a Chinese manufacturer...
 

mclingo

Member
isnt that a strange way to search for a TV, surely you'd first decide your price bracket, then look for which TV's fall into in that bracket and then look for reviews for those TV's, thats how I've always done it.
 

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