Hisense - Hisense H55M7000


Hisense 55M7000: a convincing Ultra HD TV

Aprox. 662€

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Located in the heart of Hisense's range, the 55M7000 television offers a satisfactory Ultra HD image for a relatively affordable price. Let's see this in detail ...

Positive points

Good contrast.

Afterglow time.

Comprehensive connectivity.

Design and finish.

Efficient compensation engine for this price range.

HDR compatibility.

Bad points

Quite weak luminous peak which does not allow to take full advantage of HDR.

Higher than average consumption.

Perfectible gamma and color temperature curves.

The dynamic backlight cannot be turned off.

Our review


The Hisense 55M7000 TV sports a 55-inch 10-bit VA panel with Ultra HD definition (3840 x 2160 px) and whose refresh rate is limited to 50/60 Hz. There is a simple DVB-T2 / C / S2 tuner (TNT , cable and satellite), a 2 x 10 watt audio system, a Quad-core processor and a home operating system with a few popular applications.

This Hisense TV is rather well placed on the market since it is sold for less than 900 €, much cheaper than the Samsung UE55KU6500 with a flawless image, but more expensive than the TCL U55S7906 (700 €) which is probably its most serious competitor.


Image quality

As usual with VA panels, the viewing angles are more limited than on an IPS or Oled panel. On this model, we noticed a loss of brightness of up to 62% at 45 °. The glossy screen tames the reflections which are clearly visible here very poorly. It is therefore necessary to judiciously define the location of the television for use in daylight.

The Hisense 55M7000 offers a good contrast (2850: 1), but this rate does not rival that of the best VA panels on the market, like that of the Samsung 55KS7000 whose rate reaches 4,600: 1. The blacks are however deep enough to allow watching a film in total darkness in good conditions. The maximum brightness is measured at only 365 cd / m², which can hamper use in a very bright room. This very modest peak especially limits the impact of HDR compatibility which can therefore only be expressed in complete darkness.

In cinema mode, the colorimetry is quite good, but not yet perfect. The average delta E is measured at 3.5 and is therefore above the threshold of 3 above which the human eye can differentiate between the nuances.

The Hisense 55M7000 uses a dynamic backlight system that is impossible to disengage. The gamma is directly affected by this dynamic brightness and the television has difficulty in restoring the gray levels perfectly. The curve lacks stability and the entire spectrum is significantly blocked. The average is 2.3 instead of the expected 2.2.

The temperature curve also undergoes poor management of this dynamic brightness, especially on the very dark grays which appear too hot. Fortunately, the television catches up on the end of the spectrum, where the eye is most sensitive, with a curve close to the reference 6500 K.

This Hisense TV offers a good picture. It is not as good as that of some models of the tenors of the segment (Sony, Samsung and Panasonic), but the Chinese manufacturer has progressed a lot on this point.

We measured the remanence at 14 ms, which is much better than the Samsung 55KS7000 (16 ms) or the Samsung 49KU6500 (16 ms), but not better than the Samsung UE55KS8000 (12 ms), which remains a benchmark in this area. ; except for Oled televisions with an afterglow time of zero (less than 0.1 ms). The good surprise comes from the motion compensation engine which is quite efficient, even if it produces a few artifacts. It improves the fluidity and clarity of moving objects. Obviously, it can be disabled.

In Cinema mode, the delay in display is measured at 52.5 ms, a very average value. Fortunately, the Game mode makes it possible to bring this input lag down to 36.7 ms, a much more acceptable value which still results in a delay of a little more than two images compared to the source. The Hisense 55M7000 is beaten by the models of Samsung, whose delay in display is not more than 20 ms. This television therefore remains a good playmate, but it will not suit competitors who enjoy nervous games and FPS.

Image quality


The thermal signature of the Hisense 55M7000 shows that it uses an Edge Led backlighting system exploiting a single bar located at the base of the slab. The hot spots noted in the center of the panel are due to the presence of the power supply on the right and part of the electronics on the left. We didn't see any clouding issues on the model we tested, but only a few light leaks in the corners.

The average difference in uniformity of the white over the entire slab is measured at 13%; an average figure, but which remains below the 20% beyond which the eye perceives a difference.



This model is not compatible with 3D.



The design is quite successful, with a well finished metal frame. The coating of the screen is glossy and it is therefore necessary to choose the placement of the TV well to avoid reflections.

The use of a single LED bar reduces the thickness of the TV to only 6 cm at the base and less than 3 cm at the top. Hisense has also opted for shallow feet which limit the total size of the TV which occupies only 22 cm on the TV stand. However, the feet are spaced 102 cm apart and it is therefore necessary to provide a fairly large piece of furniture.

The edges of the screen are quite thin on this 55 inch model. The mention ULED - which strangely resembles "Oled" but which has absolutely nothing to do with this technology - simply means Ultra HD Led television.

The back of the TV is not made of metal, but of imitation metallic plastic. The part containing the electronics and the power supply is covered with anthracite gray plastic which denotes a bit of the rest of the TV. The same goes for the audio system positioned at the base of the panel.

The connectivity, grouped at the back of the TV, is very well provided: four HDMI inputs including two HDMI 2.0, three USB ports including a USB 3.0, an Ethernet port, a composite input, a component input (YUV), an audio output digital optical, headphone output, PCMCIA port (CI + common interface), TNT / cable antenna socket, satellite antenna socket and even a Scart socket. The TV also has Wi-Fi, but ignores Bluetooth.

The Hisense 55M7000 has a fairly standard home Smart TV interface. It is rather pleasant to use, even if it sometimes lacks fluidity. It integrates some well-known applications like NetFlix, YouTube, Deezer, DailyMotion, Wuaki and the Anyview Cast functionality which allows you to send photos and videos to the TV from an Android smartphone. The multimedia player accepts a very large number of file and container types (H.264, Xvid, AVI, MWV, MKV, etc.) with the exception of DivX and content incorporating chapters. Finally, as often, ISO files are not supported.

The remote control delivered is fairly standard and much heavier than the remote controls of other TV manufacturers. This gives it a robust side and, at the same time, it strikes a little comfort of use. The rubber keys are pleasant to use and make no noise, except for the directional pad and the "OK" button which emit a small click. This remote control gives access to all the settings and even has multimedia keys. Keys also provide direct access to Netflix, Wuaki.tv and even YouTube. However, the keys are not backlit.



The audio system consisting of two 10-watt speakers does not offer incredible sound, but quite correct between 150 and 3000 Hz. This translates into a good presence of low mids and intelligible voices. In all cases, to get the most out of a film, a clip or a video game, it is better to go through an external sound bar type system, PC speakers or, better still, a Home Cinema system. .



The Hisense 55M7000 consumes 104 W on our test pattern, ie a relative consumption of 125 W / m² which is higher than the average of the televisions tested in our laboratory (100 W / m²). This is above all much more than the least demanding TV in our comparison, the Samsung 55KS7000, which is content with 72 W / m². Standby consumption is always less than 1 W. Finally, the maximum consumption reaches 140 W (at 365 cd / m²) and the minimum consumption 55 W (at 26 cd / m²).



HiSense 55M7000 is a good mid-range Ultra HD TV and one of the cheapest HDR compatible models on the market. It offers satisfactory image quality, good contrast, complete connectivity, sufficient reactivity and above all an efficient compensation engine, quite rare in this price range. Despite its many advantages, it will be hard to find its place between a TCL U55S7906 roughly equivalent (without HDR), but cheaper, and a Panasonic TX-55CX700E from 2015, better in all respects (except HDR compatibility).