When it comes to affordable TV, a brand that instantly comes to mind is Hisense UK Ltd. This company is popular for those that are looking for an affordable brand new TV that features the latest technology. That’s true with Hisense‘s 2017 TV line up such as the Hisense N5700 series of 4K Smart TV. With that in mind, we took a closer look at the 43-Inch model of Hisense N5700 TV series.
Hisense N5700 43-Inch 4K UHD Smart TV
Specification for Hisense N5700 43 Inch 4K UHD Smart TV
- IPS Display Panel (178 degrees viewing panel)
- HDR Support
- 60Hz Refresh Rate
- Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 Native Resolution
- 4000 Dynamic Contrast Range
- DBX-TV Audio System (2CH | 7W Each)
- Digital Reception (DVB-T2/C/S2/S (Freeview HD))
- 200 x 200 VESA
- 3 HDMI Ports (2 HDMI 2.0) | 2 x 2.0USB Ports
- Wi-Fi Connection and Ethernet Port Support
- Built-In Netflix and Youtube App
- Component and Composite Connection Support
- For more information, visit Hisense Web site.
The Hisense N5700 is an entry-level TV of Hisense from their 2017 TV lineup. As a TV, it basically has all the basic features that you will want from a 4K Ultra HD TV. Such as HDR support, 4K Upscaling, Smart TV, and all that goodness that you can get from a typical 4K Smart TV.
In terms of picture quality, the Hisense N5700 produces excellent image quality. It offers a good depth range of black and brightness. That’s because Hisense equipped this TV with an IPS type of display panel that can produce 16.7 million colour shades. Resulting in a magnificent colour reproduction, and pairing that up along with the support of high dynamic range, the picture reproduction is stunningly amazing. It feels like you bought a far more expensive TV.
The viewing angle is also worth mentioning, without any colour saturation loss of up to 178 degrees. Like most 4K TVs, it also has a 4K upscaling technology. Making all non-4K video content to 4K quality so you can enjoy and immerse yourself in watching movies or short clips. The details and sharpness are by far above satisfactory.
In terms of gaming, it’s not a kind of TV that you’ll probably buy solely for gaming. The input lag comes in at about 31ms and that’s probably one of the worst response time we’ve seen on a TV, but it’s respectable. Given that it has a 60Hz refresh rate which is better than a 50Hz type one.
Smart TV System
As a Smart TV, the Smart platform of the Hisense N5700 is equipped with a quad-core processor, so you’ll browse seamlessly. Allowing you to do anything from streaming 4K shows on Netflix, YouTube and Amazon or keeping yourself up to date with the weather on Accuweather.
This TV uses Hisense very own operating system called VIDAA U. It’s a user interface for smart TVs by Hisense. The interface is highly customizable and can be easily configured to the user’s preference by avoiding unnecessary complexity. An intuitively designed remote control with 23 buttons adds to the comfortable user experience even further.
The Hisense N5700 is equipped with 2CH speakers that consume 7W each. Thanks it’s built-in dbx-tv’s Total Technology audio system, the audio created is probably the best sound possible from the speakers of this TV. Especially for the price.
It has a decent dynamic bass boost, good range of level volume and has a good a wide sound field. So basically, the audio performance is decent for the price. It’s clear without sounding shrill, but if you want this thing for movies then you’re better off having a soundbar like the Bose Solo 5. Other than that, overall the audio is quite okay for watching the news or other TV content though.
If you want an affordable TV that offers 4K, IPS Display, and HDR in one TV then this certainly is one of those TV that you must consider. However, over performance shows that this TV is not for contents or people that demands perfection from a TV. Yes, it’s really good when it comes to HD and standard dynamic range but this TV shows its limitation and weaknesses when you feed it with 4K and HDR contents.
For the money, it does give you one of the best value TV with all those good things that you can have from buying an expensive 4K TV for less. That being said, the N5700 does have its merits. The use of IPS panel allows it to produce stunning and amazing picture quality without any saturation of up to 178 degrees. The uniformity of the brightness and lighting is also admirable.
Overall, we think that this TV is best suited for those who spend most of their TV time watching HD and standard dynamic range contents and wants a taste of the future although there are better options out there for those who wish real value for a TV.
- Dolby Vision HDR - delivers highlights up to 40 times brighter and blacks 10 times darker. Inspired by cinema technology, Dolby Vision HDR technology gives resulting images an astonishing brightness and contrast depth.
- DTS Virtual: X - Never miss a sound. Dialogue is automatically recognised and separated out from background noise for a clearer audio experience. You can also listen at higher volumes without distortion.
- Wide Colour Gamut - A vivid yet natural viewing experience with a wider range of colour.
- VIDAA U 4.0 Smart TV - access Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, Freeview Play and Rakuten with direct access keys on remote.
- Freeview Play- Let's you enjoy the biggest shows, live and on-demand, all together in one place and all for free. With over 70 TV channels, 15 HD channels and seven on-demand players including BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, and My5, that’s a whole lot of something for nothing.