Review of “smart” 4K-TV Hisense H65A6500 with a diagonal of 163cm.

In this article I will tell you about a huge Hisense TV with a stunning 163 cm diagonal. The first thing that my family said when they saw the box with the TV, which my friend and I brought into the apartment, was: “how huge!” And indeed it is.

To be honest, I had serious doubts1 that such a TV is generally needed in an ordinary city apartment. From the experience of using the old 32 ”Smart TV from LG, it seemed to me that it would have to be placed against a narrow wall of the room in order to maintain a distance of at least 4m from the eyes to it. And how wrong I was to think so.

But first things first.

The Hisense H65A6500 TV has a very thin, shiny metal frame. Its width at the top and sides is only 8 mm.

And below about 15.

There are 4 notches on the back of the TV case: 3 on the right side (when viewed from the front) – are responsible for connecting to external and additional devices.

3 HDMI connectors, all with support for 4K 1 USB 3.0 (with power up to 1A – you can even charge your smartphone, so there were no problems with my external hard drive SP Armor) 1 USB 2.0 (with power up to 0.5A) Optical digital S / PDIF audio connector 2 antenna connectors (DVB-T / T2 / C and DVB-S / S2) Stereo RCA connectors for connecting tulips LAN port Common Interface (CI) version 1.3 (to prevent ingress and accumulation there is dust in it, it is covered with a flexible plug)

And in the notch on the right is the power connector.

There are also stereo speakers at the back, with a pair on each side of the TV:

The total sound power of the H65A6500 “according to the passport” is 30 W, and I must say that its speakers are not only loud (I usually watched this TV at close to the minimum volume level), but also transmit sound pretty well. So most (I for sure) can do without buying additional speakers.

This TV is installed on 2 small and neat legs, and, despite their size, it is very stable, which is largely determined by its weight of 23.2 kg and the center of gravity, which is noticeably and logically displaced strongly downward. Nevertheless, due to the substantial length of 145cm, I had to temporarily put it on the floor: if you buy, take care of the appropriate cabinet, shelf or bracket.

Now let’s move on to the main component of the TV – the screen. Its resolution is 3840 by 2160 pixels, i.e. this is an Ultra HD (4K) TV. Speaking purely subjectively, I would like to note that the screen has rich bright colors, besides, it has several modes of operation, changing which we change color profiles.

To be honest, at first it was “fun” to switch them, choosing the one suitable for specific conditions, especially on the remote control, the picture mode selection menu is invoked by one button as well as the sound profile selection menu, but later I gave up this idea, stopping at “Sports” mode. Which, by the way, can also be turned on with one button on the remote control (Sport). It seemed to me that in this mode the picture is more realistic, tested at the Scotland – Russia match.

What struck me was the presence of small flares along the edge of the screen against a light background, because the manufacturer claims Direct LED backlighting, when the LEDs do not shine from the edge, but are located directly behind the matrix and shine through it. Apparently these are edge effects due to the reflection of light from the edge of the screen, because these highlights are not visible on a black background, and when the viewing angle is changed, they also disappear. I do not give a photo, so as not to mislead you, tk. on it, the problem is aggravated many times over, apparently due to the peculiarities of my phone’s camera.

By the way, if we talk about the viewing angle, then it is declared at 176 ° and I undertake to assert that they correspond to reality. Yes, a VA matrix is ​​used here, but in real use, the image begins to lose detail when it deviates from the perpendicular by at least 40 °, and the entire image practically does not disappear in the range of all 180 ° in front of the screen. Yes, the details disappear and full immersion viewing is obviously impossible, but keeping an eye on what is happening is more than real.

Well, if you imagine that if the details did not disappear at all, then all the same, at large angles of deviation from the center in front of the screen, comfortable viewing is impossible in principle.