Sharp is a well-known TV brand in America. However, did you know that Sharp actually belongs to Hisense? In fact, in 2015, Hisense was given the right to retail TVs all throughout the American continent using Sharp as the brand name. That means that in the US, Sharp is owned by Hisense, and so, not surprisingly, the two brands share many similarities, such as the smart software interface, and styling build.
We’ve tested this 50-inch Hisense model as we’ve found it is better than any 55-inch Sharp TV from 2020 and 2023 and presented our findings in detail below.
Hisense 50-Inch Class R6090G 4K UHD TV
The Hisense 50R6090G runs the middle ground between low-end budget screens and high spec top-of-the-range models.
With a decent build quality, elegantly slim bezels, and good, solid, yet unobtrusive feet, this has a distinctly retro look that would fit perfectly into any contemporary interior. Added to that, the semi-matte screen, designed to minimize reflections, provides an interesting touch. Nicely thin thanks to the edge lighting, the screen would sit comfortably on a wall, whilst still allowing access to the multiple ports that include 3 HDMI and 2 USB.
Performance-wise, the 4K HDR technology offers an impressively accurate color clarity, lending a rich, plushness to every image. Realistic rendering runs alongside an excellent native contrast ratio to bring a true-to-life quality to the picture, with deep, dark blacks, and whites that don’t overwhelm or leave a halo of bloom behind.
Hisense has replaced local dimming with ‘Dynamic Backlight Control‘, however, this appears to be more along the lines of frame dimming, which can detract from any on-screen action. With this option toggled off, the dimming quality was improved.
Generally, textures and detailing are nicely replicated. It could be argued that the Hisense lacks the precision of the leading LG and Samsung models, but at less than half the price, we’re not going to complain.
Motion rate 120 ensures that the fastest action scenes run smoothly, and any judder as the result of the 60Hz refresh rate, is only noticeable when comparing screens side by side, and doesn’t detract from the immersive TV experience.
The DTS Studio sound technology and built-in speakers, together, offer a well-rounded performance, with no harmonic distortion even at higher decibels, while the frequency response remains constant throughout the volume range. To be fair, a soundbar would improve the overall acoustic journey, but it isn’t a necessary addition, and the quality that’s offered provides a decent audio soundscape.
Equipped with pre-programmed apps, including Netflix, Amazon, and Facebook, the smart interface is pretty good and allows access to the store for downloading a vast choice of apps. Web browsing is always better from the sofa, and the gameplay features are great. Photos and videos can be played from a USB, and the Hisense makes light work of, accurately and efficiently, multitasking as a home hub for all your smart devices.
All in all, the Hisense 50R6090G is a good choice if you’re looking for a smart TV that won’t break the bank but has everything you need, and a bit more. Whilst it’ll never beat the big boys, market leaders LG and Samsung, this TV gives a good, solid performance and provides plenty of bang for your buck.
4K UHD TV FAQS
What is a 4K TV?
A 4K TV has in excess of 8 million tiny pixels, offering a stunningly vibrant and life-life visual display.
How do I clean a 4K TV screen?
Using a lint-free cloth, and a weak solution of vinegar and distilled water, gently wipe over the screen with a slightly damp cloth.
What is a UHD TV?
An ultra high definition TV provides a stunningly dynamic visual display, offering impressive detailing and a vibrant luminosity.
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