Product code: 82457506
Unlock the beauty of the ULED screen with the 4K HDR picture of Hisense’s U8B. Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio deliver a more vivid, lifelike and cinematic experience, with 1000 nits peak brightness. Smooth Motion Rate 200 improves fluidity, and its Wide Colour Gamut produces a lush, wider spectrum of colour for heightened realism. The intuitive VIDAA U 3.0 smart platform opens up a world of online apps and streaming services, while built-in Freeview Play makes it simpler to catch up with your favourite shows.
A ULED (Ultra LED) screen enhances the viewing experience and the picture’s realism beyond stunning 4K resolution. Ultra Colour delivers more vivid shades, Ultra Contrast gives lifelike brightness and depth through Local Dimming, while Ultra Motion ensures smooth visuals.
HDR with Dolby Vision
HDR deepens your view and shows shades previously unseen in home entertainment. Expanding light, dark and every colour in between to extraordinary new levels, this model's picture gets closer to real life. This set supports Dolby Vision HDR for a richly authentic, cinema-like image.
4K Ultra High Definition
This 55” screen has four times the number of pixels than 1080p HD TVs, delivering stunning realism, natural motion and incredible detail.
1000 nits Peak Brightness: With a peak of 1000 nits, brightness is expanded for stunning whites, darker shadows and more vibrant colour.
Dolby Atmos Sound: immersive Dolby Atmos places sound within three dimensions for an enveloping soundscape, with you at the centre of a cinematic audio experience.
Smooth Motion Rate 200: Watch the action unfold seamlessly. Blur and lag is reduced, and clarity is enhanced for a smooth picture of fluid motion. Perfect for fast action movies and live sports.
Local Dimming: Each backlight zone can be controlled independently, giving deeper blacks and bright whites, for more authentic, lifelike contrast.
Wide Colour Gamut: With a wider range of shades than standard screens, you’re engaged in a rich and real-world colour-scape.
Seamless Smart Platform
Hisense’s redesigned VIDAA U Smart Platform has never been easier to use. Simplified design allows you to effortlessly switch between apps and devices in three or fewer steps. Enjoy catch-up TV services with Freeview Play, and a world of on-demand entertainment including 4K streaming from Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Youtube*.
This Hisense TV features Freeview Play. Combining catch-up TV, on-demand services and live television, watching what you want, when you want, is now easier than ever. It’s free from subscription and is compatible with existing broadband services too. Services such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and My5 are also available without having to open specific applications. This gives effortless scroll back so you never miss a second of your favourite shows.
With TVs getting slimmer and built-in speakers getting smaller, choosing the right sound system is more important than ever. Soundbars enhance your TV’s sound quality and add that extra audio punch to all your movies, games and TV programmes. More affordable and easier to set up than a full size speaker system, they don’t compromise on quality either.
Take a look at our full range of soundbars.
If you want to connect your TV to a blu-ray player, games console, soundbar or soundbase then you'll need a HDMI cable.
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*Some services may require subscription (sold separately)
A Smart TV is a platform that can run 3rd party Apps. 3rd party content providers may remove Apps from the Smart TV platform or stop supporting them at any time, and we cannot guarantee an App’s availability. When new Smart TV products are launched, there may also be a delay before certain Apps become available. Availability of Apps is not included within the terms of the manufacturer’s warranty, or the John Lewis 2-year Guarantee for audio visual products, or the 5-year Guarantee for TVs.
Delivery information: If you buy a sound bar or DVD/Blu-ray player along with this TV, please note that they'll be delivered separately.
- 3D Technology Type
3D Technology Type
Active 3D works from battery-powered glasses. Passive 3D works with an on-screen filter and regular glasses
- Accessories Included
- Remote Control, Batteries, Manual
- Audio Details
Different manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience
- Dolby Atmos
- Bluetooth Enabled
Bluetooth is a wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
Delivers edge-to-edge viewing and reduced screen glare
Digital Living Network Alliance compatible - lets you build a digital network around the home with other DLNA devices
- Digital tuner
Built-in digital tuners let you receive channels through an aerial with Freeview or through a satellite dish with freesat
- Freeview HD and Freeview Play
- H71.9 x W123 x D5.2cm
- Dimensions With Stand
- H77.9 x W123 x D29.6cm
- Energy Rating
Graded on performance, from A+++ to G, with A+++ being the highest rating. Higher ratings mean better energy efficiency
- Freesat built in
Expanding contrast ratio and colour palettes, this product’s High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatibility gives greater glow and visual depth than regular HD content.
- Hard drive
Stores files like videos and images, and programmes such as games. A portion of this may already be allocated to data like your operating system
- Headphone socket
- Internet Ready
Internet enabled devices allow you access to a wealth of online content through Wi-Fi, dongle or Ethernet connection.
- Yes - Built-in Wi-Fi
- Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
- Model name / number
- NFC enabled
Devices with NFC (Near Field Connection) can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
- No NFC Payment method
- Number of tuners
Number of tuners
These are built-in the TV to access digital television channels, radio stations or even HD channels at no extra cost
- Packaged Dimensions
- H84.7 x W148.6 x D15.8cm
- Picture Or Video Resolution
Picture Or Video Resolution
The number of pixels that make up the image. A higher picture resolution makes for greater clarity, depth and detail in the image. Higher resolutions screens also make it harder to distinguish individual pixels from a close distance
- 4K Ultra HD
Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display. There may be different types of ports, eg. some USB ports can charge a plugged in device while the unit is in sleep mode
- 4 x HDMI, 2 x USB, 1 x Optical, 1 x Composite, 1 x Ethernet, 1 x RCA
- Power Consumption - Annual
Power Consumption - Annual
Estimated energy use for a full year's use, based on EU regulations
- 127 kWh
- Power Consumption - On Mode
Power Consumption - On Mode
The average daily power consumption based on EU measures. Rated power consumption based on maximum continuous use may differ.
- Power Consumption - Stand By
Power Consumption - Stand By
Amount used when on standby, based on EU regulations
- Recording Capacity (hours)
- Refresh Rate
The number of times the screen is refreshed per second - a higher number can result in a smoother image. Please note, manufacturers may use their own measurements for refresh rate, so these may not always be comparable.
- Remote Control
- Remote Control Included
- Screen Resolution
Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
- 3840 x 2160 pixels
- Screen Type
LED screens are backlit, with multiple light-emitting diodes; OLEDs use individual organic light-emitting diodes with no backlight; QLEDs use Quantum Dot technology to provide excellent levels of contrast, colour reproduction and energy efficiency
- Screen size
The size of the device's screen, usually measured diagonally in inches
- Smart TV
Connects to the home Wi-Fi to access apps including BBC iPlayer, stream from services such as Netflix and browse websites
- Speaker output
The total output measured in watts. The higher the number, the louder the sound.
- Table Top Stand
- VESA Wall Mount Dimensions
- 400mm x 200mm
- Viewing angle (horizontal / vertical)
Viewing angle (horizontal / vertical)
The angle from which the display is clearly visible with no loss of image quality. Higher figure will ensure more people seated around the display will be able to view it clearly
- 176 degrees
- Visible Screen Size (measured diagonally)
Unpackaged weight of the product
- With stand: 20.6kg. Without stand: 18.6kg
4K Ultra HD | also referred to as 4K and UHD, delivers four times the pixels of a Full HD screen to display unprecedented picture clarity and detail, even close up
High Dynamic Range (HDR) | Expanding contrast ratio and colour palettes, High Dynamic Range (HDR) gives greater glow and visual depth than regular HD content.
UHD Alliance| A band of TV brands, broadcasters and film producers that set Ultra HD standards. Members include LG, Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, Netflix, Disney, Warner Bros and Technicolor.
4K Upscaling | boosts standard definition and high definition content to a near 4K ultra-high definition picture quality
OLED | Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) has self-lighting pixels which turn on and off to deliver wider viewing angles, higher contrast, faster refresh rates and a more energy efficient TV. This delivers one of the best picture qualities imaginable
Smart TV | streams online content through your home network to bring you access to digital content such as On Demand, and streaming services from the internet such as apps
Freeview HD | 70 digital television channels , 25 radio stations plus 15 HD channels all for free
Freeview Play | Brings live, catch up and on demand TV together in one place. Find programmes from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5 and UKTV Play alongside 70 digital channels and 15 HD channels. All for free.
Freesat HD | a satellite service which offers quality, free entertainment via a set top box or integrated receiver, in high definition
Wi-Fi | allows TVs, smartphones, computers and other devices to connect to the internet and communicate wirelessly
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) | comprises consumer electronics manufacturers who have created an industry-wide standard to enable devices to share media, such as videos and photos, over a home network
Wireless connection | established via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC or DLNA
WebOS | an operating system for LG's Smart TVs which features a multitasking interface, efficient response time, simple and intuitive setup with access to some of the best catch-up TV, movies, sport and music servicesMore from Hisense