Launched in the year 2021, the 55U6GR5 is a 55" 4K TV from Hisense. It comes with a True 10-bit VA panel. The max. resolution it can achieve is 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a pixel density of 80 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the very next feature of a display that will impact your viewing experience is its Color Gamut.
The Hisense 55U6GR5 is rated with a 93% DCI P3 color gamut coverage. FYI, this is equivalent to 126.82% sRGB coverage. The color accuracy on this TV should be Lifelike!
Understanding Color Gamut
Color gamut specification of a TV indicates the range of colors that the display can show.
A display with poor color reproduction will produce washed out colors that will spoil the immersion.
Different manufacturers use different units to specify color gamut. Such as — sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 to name a few.
In case of this TV, it is specified in DCI P3.
But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
After color gamut, you should look at the static contrast specification as it impacts the picture quality substantially.
What is 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 the below image.
As you can see, this will rob your experience considerably.
Also, a TV with high constrast ratio enables you to see more details. So, resolution and static contrast ratio go hand in hand in a sense.
This TV features a static contrast ratio of 4700 : 1., well enough to produce deep blacks. For the record, it also comes with local dimming backlight which is a plus.
Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) are also supported on this TV, so that's a plus.
Coming to brightness, it is can achieve a peak brightness of 600 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 a TV other than watching videos — like as a PC monitor or for gaming purposes, make sure to get a TV that features the lowest input lag. For gaming however, both input lag and response time affects the performance.
The input lag on this TV is 11 ms and its minimum response time is 4 ms. It is good enough for both casual and competitive/FPS games alike.
What is Input lag ?
This lag is the latency at which your inputs changes the content of the screen. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
Although for better experience, get a TV that features an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
The TV measures 55 inches vertically and 48.31 inches horizontally. It is just 3.46 inches thick. It weighs approximately 14.7 Kgs, another 0.2 kgs including stand. So plan your space accordingly.
Coming to ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 300 x 200 mm. The unit doesn't come with either Swivel, Tilt or Pivot support.
Hardware and Audio
Speaking of OS, the Hisense 55U6GR5 runs Roku TV Operating System.
For display connectivity, Hisense has provided four HDMI 2.0 (b; ARC; CEC) ports and one AV Composite In (Video + L/R) port on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, you will have one USB 2.0 port. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Cable/Antenna In (F-type) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
For connecting to this TV wirelessly, you will have — Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz) and Wifi-Direct.
Speaking of speakers, Hisense has provided 2 x 10W built-in speakers on the TV.
As for power consumption, the TV consumes 150W on average and 0.5W on standby.
For powering this unit, you'll need an 100 V - 120 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz outlet.