8K GAMING is getting another boost in Australia, with Hisense announcing the company’s first 8K ULED TVs will be available Down Under from next month.
Available in 65, 75 and 85in versions, the U80G TVs are being officially unveiled at CES next week and are HDMI 2.1 compatible and include gaming-friendly features including variable refresh rate, eARC and an auto-low latency mode.
The first of the TVs to land on our shores will be the 75in version, with an RRP of AUD$6,999.
Hisense Australia marketing head Andre Iannuzzi said the launch of the 8K TVs would offer a fantastic experience for viewers.
“8K is an incredibly exciting innovation and we are very proud to introduce the new Hisense ULED 8K TV, which uses sophisticated, AI-powered upscaling technology to elevate and optimise image quality no matter the source, be that free-to-air TV, streaming or gaming,” he said.
“With its optimised upscaling capabilities, the TV generates images with impeccable, true-to-life detail, and together with its advanced audio features, creates an at-home viewing experience that is truly spectacular. We look forward to seeing it in Australian homes this February.”
Given the fact there’s very little 8K content about at the moment, the TVs will have AI-powered upscaling which will (according to the official announcement from Hisense) “leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) to recognise and upscale low-resolution content to impeccable 8K quality from a variety of content sources. This means users can watch live TV, enjoy the best streaming platforms and even play video games upscaled to 8K resolution, providing the highest quality viewing experience at all times”.
Hisense have also said some of the displays have Imax Enhanced certification, involving carefully prescribed performance standards across viewing mode, resolution, colour, brightness, contrast, and sound capabilities”.
“These stringent audio and video specifications have been defined by a certification committee of IMAX, DTS and Hollywood’s leading technical specialists to ensure all IMAX Enhanced devices deliver the highest-quality playback of picture and sound,” the announcement said.
“Our 2021 ULED TV range is all about giving Australians access to some of the highest quality TV technologies and features available. We’re not just talking about those at the top of the range – from our ULED 8K TV offering through to our ULED 4K models, Australians can enjoy the likes of Dolby Vision HDR, Dolby Atmos Audio, eARC, VRR, HDMI 2.1 and far-field voice control,” Mr Iannuzzi said. More information about the TVs and others in the 2021 Hisense range is expected during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is being held virtually from January 11-14.