Launched in the year 2021, the 55H8G1 is a 55" 4K TV from Hisense. It features a True 10-bit VA panel. It can display a max resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and pixel density of 80 ppi.
Now, the next important spec of a display that will impact your viewing experience is its Color Gamut.
This TV doesn't come with a color gamut specification, but don't worry, we have other means to guess that.
As this TV features a big 55 inch screen, it won't come with a cheap panel, so here we can assume its equivalent sRGB coverage to be 90-100% or above. The color quality on this TV will be Lifelike! Meaning it is capable of producing accurate colors.
Understanding the Color Gamut Specification
Color gamut spec of a TV is a measure of the range of colors that it can display.
A panel with poor color reproduction will produce undersaturated/washed out colors that will spoil the immersion.
It is specified in different units - sRGB,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 etc. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
But don't worry, here is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.
After color gamut, you should look at the static contrast specification as it impacts the picture quality the same way.
Understanding the static contrast ratio
A TV with high enough static contrast ratio will produce deep blacks while a TV with low contrast ratio (<1000:1) will produce images that may look dusty as shown in below image.
As you can imagine, this will affect your experience considerably.
Like resolution, the static contrast ratio is also equally responsible for details. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, so lesser detail overall.
This TV is rated with a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., good enough to display deep blacks. The panel comes with local dimming technology which is a plus.
HDR10, HDR10+, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and Dolby Vision are also supported on this TV.
Coming to brightness, it can go as bright as 700 nits. The backlight used on the panel is Direct LED (Full-Array Local Dimming). This amount of brightness is good enough even for a room with sun's rays in!
If you are going to use the TV other than using it as a TV — say as a PC monitor or for gaming purposes, you would want to take a TV that features the lowest input lag. For gaming, both the input lag and response time impacts the performance.
Sadly, there is no specification for input lag on this TV. Now, as this is not a cheap TV, we can expect an input lag of less than 20ms.
Understanding Input lag and response time
This lag is the latency at which your device inputs changes the content of the TV. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
But ideally, look for a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Now, speaking of ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 300 x 200 mm is provided for wall-mounting. Swivel, Tilt or Pivot features are not supported on this unit.
The TV measures 55 inches vertically and 48.3 inches horizontally. It is just 3.1 inches thick.
It weighs around 14.7 kgs and 0.3 kgs extra including stand.
Hardware and Audio
Speaking of OS, the Hisense 55H8G1 runs Android 10 Operating System.
For display connectivity, there are four HDMI 2.0 (ARC; CEC) ports and one AV Composite In (Video + L/R) port on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, you will have two USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Cable/Antenna In (F-type female) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
For connecting to this TV wirelessly, the manufacturer has provided Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct and Bluetooth.
The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 2 x 10W speakers.
Speaking of power usage, it uses 114 Watts on average and 0.5 Watts on standby.
Both 110V and 220V lines are supported on this unit.