PROS / This TV combines a decent-looking screen with 3D features and built-in Wi-Fi for smart TV features.
CONS / The active 3D glasses are cumbersome to wear, and they are more expensive to replace than passive 3D glasses.
VERDICT / The Hisense brand is not well known yet, but this quality TV helps cement the manufacturer as an international contender.
Sometimes the best 3D TVs are not from recognizable brands. The Hisense 3D TV is one of the best international LED TVs available, even though domestically it is relatively unheard of. This is one of the top 10 TVs on the market for its 2D to 3D conversion as well as its smart TV features and gorgeous display. This company makes plenty of electronic goods and its TV is one of its paramount products.
Hisense still heavily markets its 3D feature for TVs. Many other companies are starting to count 3D as a checkmark, but this Hisense calls attention to it as a standout feature. This TV comes in a variety of sizes, including the 55-inch size that we think is the most popular TV size for a living room.
The Hisense smart 3D TV is one of the few TVs to feature active 3D. Active 3D features battery-operated shutter 3D glasses. Passive 3D uses cheaper 3D glasses, which separate the TV images to a left side and right side. Active 3D keeps the 3D image with all 1080 lines and the battery-operated glasses shutter on and off to display the image in 3D. Many people believe active 3D is the better-looking than passive 3D. However, the battery-powered glasses are more cumbersome to wear than the passive 3D counterparts. Active 3D glasses are also more expensive. The Hisense display also falls a little short of the best 3D TV reviewed. The picture is solid, but it’s not quite as good when compared to the top brands.
This TV provides not only a 3D viewing experience, but other features most customers expect from new LED TVs. You can find 4K Hisense TVs in this series and most of these have the smart TV features that allows you to access internet apps. This reduces the need to connect extra equipment, because you can access live streaming apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus directly from your internet-connected TV.
The Hisense 3D TV is one of the hidden gems in the industry. This company is world-renowned and the TV holds its own against the very best 3D TVs on the market. If you’re not interested in a domestic name brand, you could consider Hisense. This TV not only features active 3D, but it has a good-looking display and smart TV functions.