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Hisense H9D Plus 4K UHD smart TV review: Great color, but not enough brightness to make HDR shine

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Evelyn Fowler
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We were a bit puzzled when we saw the $1299 price tag on Hisense’s 55-inch-class (54.6-inches diagonal measurement) H9D Plus TV.

We’re rethinking that attitude as the H9D Plus impressed us with superior color depth and fidelity, and overall picture with standard dynamic range material.

It can play HDR-10 content, and its wide 10-bit color space (gamut) means that you do get the HDR effect (think light sabers and neon that really pops).

But the rest of the image might be darker than it should be due to a lack of peak brightness.

Only two of the H9D Plus’s four HDMI ports are HDMI 2.0a with support for HDCP 2.2.

The real issue, however, is that the two 60Hz HDMI 2.0a ports are labeled as MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link, aka a smartphone input) and ARC (Audio Return Channel).

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