2022 is shaping up to be a big year for 8K and Hisense seeks a slice of that pie with its newest Roku TV, the U800GR. The "chicken or the egg" issue for 8K amounts to content vs. capability, and what we're seeing is the hardware ecosystem for 8K evolving and growing, so that there's an audience for 8K able to appreciate it. The U800GR is a significant TV in that it runs on the Roku platform, making it easy to use and providing a vast array of streamable content.
8K TVs are state-of-the-art and therefore premium. With this TV, you get Hisense ULED tech that manifests as quantum dot color, Dolby Vision support, 1000-nit peak brightness, a 120 Hz panel, and a FALD backlight array with 180 local dimming zones.
Thanks to Roku, the U800GR offers instant access to 500,000 free movies and TV shows, thousands of free and/or paid streaming channels, not to mention compatibility with AirPlay 2 and support for the big three smart assistants, Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri.
State-of-the-art features and high performance does come at a cost: $2699.99 MSRP. The new Hisense 8K U800GR is available to order now at both Best Buy and through Amazon.