Hisense, Polaroid Bring New TVs To Market

Hisense is shipping its premium H9E Plus series, while Polaroid is unpacking five new mass-market models
Hisense’s fully-featured H9E Plus 4K ULED TV

Hisense’s fully-featured H9E Plus 4K ULED TV

Just in time for grads, dads and June brides, Hisense and Polaroid licensee Empire Electronics are bringing affordable new 4K TVs to retail.

Hitting Best Buy and Walmart this month is Hisense’s H9E Plus 4K ULED smart TV series, introduced at this year’s CES. Available in two screen sizes, 55 and 65 inch, and at respective suggested retails of $700 and $1,200, the sets feature Dolby Vision HDR, HDR 10, wide color gamut, 240Hz motion processing, local dimming, Harman/Kardonsound, and Hisense’s proprietary ULED display technology for better contrast, black levels, motion and brightness.

The series also ships with Android TV and Google Assistant onboard, and sports a sleek, bezel-less design.

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Peter Erdman, Hisense USA marketing and business development VP, said the sets, and their Google smarts, address consumer demand for “amazing picture quality, great content along with top-notch sound, all in an intuitive and customizable voice-controlled system.”

Also sharing virtual shelf space at Walmart.com is Polaroid’s latest LED smart TV series, featuring an app lineup that includes Netflix, YouTube, Facebook, Pandora, Vudu, Twitter and AccuWeather.

Empire’s new Polaroid-branded 55-inch 4K smart LED TV   

Empire’s new Polaroid-branded 55-inch 4K smart LED TV   

The line includes two full HD models, in 40-inch and 50-inch screen sizes, that are priced to hit respective retails of $259 and $399. A 55-inch UHD version is available now at a suggested retail of $499, and 65- and 75-inch iterations are due next month with MSRPs of $759 and $1,299, respectively.

The UHD TVs offer HDR, and all models come with HDMI 2.0 inputs.

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