73.7"
41.46 "
85"
6'2"

Hisense 85U8G AU

ABOUT THIS TV

Hisense 85U8G AU 400x400 Image Hisense 85U8G AU

The 85U8G AU is a 85 inch 4K TV from Hisense. It was launched in 2021. It features a 10-bit VA panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish.

It can display a max resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and pixel density of 52 ppi.

Picture Quality

After screen size and resolution, the next most important spec to look for in a display is its Color Reproduction, which is defined by its color gamut specification.

This TV doesn't come with a color gamut specification, so we have to take a guess.

Now, since the TV features a 85 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 accuracy on this TV will be Lifelike! Meaning it is capable of producing color accurate images AS IT IS intended.

What Color Gamut means ?

Color gamut specification of a display is a measure of the range of colors that it can display.

In layman terms, this specification tells the ability of a display to produce accurate colors. A TV with low color gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), so the image produced will look "washed out" in colors.

Different manufacturers use different measurement standards to specify color gamut. Viz — sRGB, NTSC, DCI P3 Adobe RGB and rec.2020.

But you don't need to worry about that, below is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.

Color Gamut Chart

After color gamut, you should look at the static contrast specification as it influences the picture quality the same way.

Understanding the static contrast specification

The static contrast ratio of a TV corresponds to its Black levels. A Display with low static contrast ratio (<1000:1) will not produce deep blacks. Moreover, such displays may suffer from backlight bleeds such as below:

Backlight bleed exampleThe image is an example of another display, it is not this one

Clearly this will rob your viewing experience, especially in a dark room.

Static contrast ratio and resolution go hand in hand when it comes to details. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, thus lesser detail overall.

If given a choice, always prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.

This TV is rated with a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., good enough to display deep blacks. The panel comes with local dimming backlight technology which is a plus.

HDR is also supported on this TV in form of Dolby Vision, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and HDR10+.

Coming to brightness, it is capable of producing a peak brightness of 250 nits. The backlight of this TV is powered by Direct LED (Full-Array Local Dimming) technology.

Gaming Performance

If you aren't into gaming, you can safely ignore these specifications. But if you are also going to use the TV for gaming or use it as a PC monitor, you would want to take a TV with the lowest input lag and response time.

Unfortunately, Hisense did not specify the input lag on this unit. Now, since this is not a cheap TV from Hisense, input lag on this TV could be 20ms or below.

What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?

This lag is the amount of time at which key-presses or mouse movements changes the content of your TV. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.

For best of both worlds, get a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of < 20ms.

Ergonomics and Dimensions

Now, speaking of ergonomics — If you plan to wall mount the TV, you can make use of the VESA mount provided with this TV, which by the way has an interface size of 800x400 mm. Swivel, Tilt or Pivot features are not supported on this unit.

The vertical and horizontal measurements of this TV are 74.84 inches and 47.28 inches respectively. In terms of thickness, it is 3.27 inches thick. In total the TV weighs around 52.1 kgs including its stand. Without stand, it weighs 50.7 kgs.

Hardware and Audio

The internals of this TV is powered by 4-Core (2x ARM Cortex-A73 + 2x ARM Cortex-A52) CPU and its graphics engine is handled by a (ARM Mali-G51) GPU.. However, Hisense didn't provide any specification about the RAM on the TV's specsheet.

To power its UI, the TV runs VIDAA U5.0 Operating System.

For display connectivity, there are four HDMI 2.0 (CEC) ports and one AV Composite In (Video + L/R) port on this TV.

To connect USB devices, it includes — 2x USB 2.0 and 2x USB 3.0. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Cable/Antenna In (F-type female) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.

Wireless connectivity options on the Hisense 85U8G AU include Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct and Bluetooth.

Coming to audio, it is packaged with 2 x 15W built-in speakers.

Speaking of power usage, on average, it uses 158.16W and on standby, it uses 0.5 W.

It supports a power outlet of 100 V - 120 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz.

SPECSHEET

GENERAL
Brand
Hisense
Type
Smart TV
Size
85" (inches)
Model Series
U8G
Model Number
85U8G AU
Operating System
Powered by VIDAA U5.0
Launch Year
2021
DISPLAY
Panel
85" 10 bit VA Panel
Bit Depth
10 bits (8 bits + FRC) ~1073741824 colors
Resolution
4K - 3840 x 2160 ~52 ppi
Refresh Rate
120 Hz
Response Time
N/A
Input Lag
N/A
Brightness
N/A
Backlight Source
Direct LED (Full-Array Local Dimming)
Static Contrast
N/A
Dynamic Contrast
N/A
Display Coating
Anti-glare/Matte
Color Gamut
sRGB: 90-100% (approx.)
DCI P3: N/A
NTSC 1953: N/A
Rec 2020: N/A
Adobe RGB: N/A
HARDWARE
Display Ports
  • 4 x HDMI 2.0 (CEC)
  • 1 x AV Composite In (Video + L/R)
Network Connectivity
  • LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
  • 802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
  • 802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
  • 802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • 1 x Ethernet RJ45
Other Ports
  • 1 x Cable/Antenna In (F-type female)
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 3.0
Audio
Speakers: 2 x 15W
Inbuilt Subwoofer: N/A
Ports: 1 x 3.5 mm Audio Out ,
1 x Optical Audio Out
Chipset
RAM: N/A
CPU: 4 Core CPU 2x ARM Cortex-A73, 2x ARM Cortex-A52
GPU: ARM Mali-G51
Power Consumption
Average: 157.8 W
Maximum: 263.6 W
Standby: 0.5 W
Power Outlet
100 V - 120 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
Energy Class
N/A
FEATURES AND TECHNOLOGY
Marketed Features
Screen Interpolation
Value: 200 SMR
Technology: Smooth Motion Rate
Frame Rate Control
Yes
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Screen
Width: 73.7 " (inches)
Height: 41.46 " (inches)
Diagonal: 85" (inches)
Body
Width: 74.84 " (inches)
Height: 44.65 " (inches)
Depth: 3.27 " (inches)
Weight: 50.7 kg
Body with Stand
Width: 74.84 " (inches)
Height: 47.28 " (inches)
Depth: 16.85 " (inches)
Weight: 52.1 kg
ERGONOMICS
Viewing Angle
Horizontal: 178 °
Vertical: 178 °
Pivot Support
Left Pivot: N/A
Right Pivot: N/A
Tilt Support
Forward Tilt: N/A
Backward Tilt: N/A
Swivel Support
Left Swivel: N/A
Right Swivel: N/A
Height Adjustment
No
Vesa Mount Support
Yes
Interface: 800x400 mm
ENVIRONMENT LIMITS
Altitude
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A
Temperature
Storage: -15 °C - 45 °C
Operation: 5 °C - 35 °C
Humidity
Storage: 10 % - 70 %
Operation: 20 % - 80 %

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