tcl-r617 screenshot TCL R617
TCL R617 VS. Hisense H9E Plus
hisense-h9e-plus screenshot Hisense H9E Plus

TCL R617 vs. Hisense H9E Plus

October 3, 2019
                         
Bottom line: Which one is better?

The TCL 6 Series /R617 is a better TV in this review of Hisense Vs TCL as it is brighter to overcome glare in brighter rooms, has better HDR performance because of the full array local dimming, has lower lag and supports Chroma 4:4:4 hence can be used as a monitor.

DESIGN

Resolution; they all have 4k

Stand; the two TVs have stands

Wall mount; TCL 6 Series/R617 has VESA 200×200 while Hisense H9E plus has VESA 400×200

Borders; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 0.47” (1.2cm) whereas Hisense H9E plus has 0.44” (1.1cm)

Max thickness; TCL 6 Series/R617 is 2.95” (7.5cm) while Hisense H9E plus is 2.09” (5.3cm).

Max temperature; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 95oF (35cm) whereas Hisense H9E plus has 115oF (46oC)

Average temperature; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 84oF (29oC) while Hisense H9E plus has 92oF (34oC)

Bottom Line design
the two TVs have similar design features
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PICTURE QUALITY

Native contrast; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 5182:1 whereas Hisense H9E plus has 5363:1

Local dimming; the two TVs have local dimming

Backlight; TCL 6 Series/R617 has Full-Array while Hisense H9E plus has Edge

SDR real scene peak brightness; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 701cd/m2 while Hisense H9E plus has 302cd/m2

HDR real scene peak brightness; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 840cd/m2 while Hisense H9E plus has 282cd/m2

Gray uniformity; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 6.3 whereas Hisense H9E plus has 7.5.

505 Std. Dev; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 4.6705 whereas Hisense H9E plus has 3.169%

50% DSE; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 0.229% whereas Hisense H9E plus has 0.176%

Viewing angle; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 5.1 .whereas Hisense H9E plus has 4.9

Black uniformity; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 7.8 whereas Hisense H9E plus has 6.9

Native std. Dev; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 1.006% while Hisense H9E plus has 1.434%.

Total reflections; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 5.7% whereas Hisense H9E plus has 5.5%

Pre-calibration; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 7.7 whereas Hisense H9E plus has 8.0

White balance dE; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 3.15 while Hisense H9E plus has 2.32

Color dE; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 2.334 whereas Hisense H9E plus has 2.27

Gamma; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 2.21 whereas Hisense H9E plus has 2.24

Picture mode; TCL 6 Series/R617 has movie whereas Hisense H9E plus has calibrated.

Post calibration; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 9.7 whereas Hisense H9E plus has 9.5

White balance dE; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 0.31 whereas Hisense H9E plus has 0.25

Color dE; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 0.62 while Hisense H9E plus has 1.21

Gamma; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 2.20 whereas Hisense H9E plus has 2.19

Bottom Line picture quality
TCL 6 Series/R617 is better
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MOTION

100% response time; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 12.4ms while Hisense H9E plus has 13.5ms

Flicker-free; the two TVs don’t have

Black Frame Insertion (BFI); TCL 6 Series/R617 has optional BFI

Motion interpolation; the two TVs have motion interpolation 30fps

24p Judder; the two TVs are judder-free

Native refresh rate; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 60Hz while Hisense H9E plus has 120Hz

Variable refresh rate; the two TVs don’t have

Bottom Line motion
Hisense H9E plus is better
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INPUTS

Input lag; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 9.3 whereas Hisense H9E plus has 8.2

Supported resolutions; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 8.3 whereas Hisense H9E plus has 4.2

Total inputs; each TV has 1 Digital optical audio out, 1 Analog audio out 3.5mm, 1 composite in, 1 tuner (cable/Ant) and 1 Ethernet. TCL 6 Series/R617 has 3 HDMI & 1 USB while Hisense H9E plus has 4 HDMI, 2 USB and 1 Analog audio out RCA.

Inputs specifications; each TV has HDR10, Dolby Vision, HDMI 2.0 Full bandwidth, CEC, HDCP 2.2, Variable Analog audio out and Wi-Fi Support. Hisense H9E plus has USB 3.0 and HLG.

Audio pass-through; each TV has ARC, 5.1 Dolby Digital and 5.1 DTS

Bottom Line inputs
TCL 6 Series/R617 is better
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SOUND QUALITY

Low-frequency extension; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 142.54Hz whereas Hisense H9E plus has 89.80Hz

Max; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 87.2dB SPL whereas Hisense H9E plus has 88.1dB SPL

Distortion; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 6.6 while Hisense H9E plus has 7.7

Weighted THD @ Max; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 0.396 whereas Hisense H9E plus has 0.668

IMD @ Max; TCL 6 Series/R617 has 17.02% while Hisense H9E plus has 1.05%

Bottom Line sound quality
Hisense H9E plus is better
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SMART FEATURES

Smart OS; each TV operates on Roku TV version 8.0

Interface; TCL 6 Series/R617 is easy to use with a very smooth interface while Hisense H9E plus is average.

Ad-free; TCL 6 Series/R617 has ads; whereas Hisense H9E plus is ad-free

Apps and features; the two TVs have apps and features

Remote; TCL 6 Series/R617 has small while Hisense H9E plus has medium

TV controls; the two TVs have TV controls

Bottom Line smart features
Hisense H9E plus is better
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Conclusion

In this review, either Hisense or TCL can be rated as the better TV but TCL 6 Series/R617 is much better because it is brighter to overcome glare in brighter rooms, has better HDR performance because of the full array local dimming, has lower lag and supports Chroma 4:4:4, hence can be used as a monitor.

$ 529.00