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Hello! I am trying to google the difference between ULED and UHD and it's not popping up for me.. I'm getting like ULED vs OLED so I assume I just dont understand what these things mean...

We are putting a 65" in our other living room and my wife found a ULED Hisense TV on Amazon for like $550 or something and then best buy sells a Vizio with V-Series UHD for $469. But I can't find what the difference in quality is yet.. any help is appreciated
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This link here sums it up pretty well.

Also UHD means Ultra High Definition which determines the resolution capable of the TV, this case it would be 4K but UHD can refer to 4K or 8K now.
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ULED and OLED are back lighting terms - UHD is a definition, or quality of picture.
Put it shortly; The ULED TV you're looking it IS Ultra HD because that's all Hisense makes ULED TVs in.
Fair warning; Hisense are usually cheapest on the market for a reason. ULED and OLED are completely different, ULED is a term that Hisense trademarked - it is NOT a new technology like OLED. It's a bunch of different things they did to make their standard LED look comparable to OLED. But there is no replacement for true OLED, it is the best current home display tech on market.
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Dan- wroteThis link here sums it up pretty well.

Also UHD means Ultra High Definition which determines the resolution capable of the TV, this case it would be 4K but UHD can refer to 4K or 8K now.


So the hisense have "ULED" means it has that so then the Vizio that only stats UHD doesn't have any of the ULED or oled stuff? Would that mean the hisense has better picture quality? One thing I don't like is almost none of these tvs show contrast ratio.. not sure if that means anything when looking for tvs but I think my monitors had specs like that... I think the Vizio said 200,000:1 and it also said it has that fancy AI stuff to upscale images to 4k... But the Vizio had smartcast and idk your I feel about that, so I'd probably use our roku or fire stick but then I have two remotes...
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TheFakeMrSneaky wrote
Dan- wroteThis link here sums it up pretty well.

Also UHD means Ultra High Definition which determines the resolution capable of the TV, this case it would be 4K but UHD can refer to 4K or 8K now.


So the hisense have "ULED" means it has that so then the Vizio that only stats UHD doesn't have any of the ULED or oled stuff? Would that mean the hisense has better picture quality? One thing I don't like is almost none of these tvs show contrast ratio.. not sure if that means anything when looking for tvs but I think my monitors had specs like that... I think the Vizio said 200,000:1 and it also said it has that fancy AI stuff to upscale images to 4k... But the Vizio had smartcast and idk your I feel about that, so I'd probably use our roku or fire stick but then I have two remotes...

I'd assume you're looking at something like VIZIO - 65" Class V-Series LED 4K UHD SmartCast TV, which does not have OLED, QLED, or ULED back lighting. Vizio though has some great LED displays. And, weirdly enough I own that model but the OLED version. I bought it when it was new to market. I use a firestick, but Smartcast really does work just fine. And their integrated apps run okay if you didn't want a firestick. There's just some stuff that's easier to manage on a firestick and there's availability to your prime library, etc. This TV still sits in my den to this day, used constantly for sports and movies. It's a great display honestly.
With that being said.. if you're gonna buy the V-series any ways, save yourself some money and get the Hisense. It's already integrated with Roku, upscales the same way V-series does.
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3CH wrote
TheFakeMrSneaky wrote
Dan- wroteThis link here sums it up pretty well.

Also UHD means Ultra High Definition which determines the resolution capable of the TV, this case it would be 4K but UHD can refer to 4K or 8K now.


So the hisense have "ULED" means it has that so then the Vizio that only stats UHD doesn't have any of the ULED or oled stuff? Would that mean the hisense has better picture quality? One thing I don't like is almost none of these tvs show contrast ratio.. not sure if that means anything when looking for tvs but I think my monitors had specs like that... I think the Vizio said 200,000:1 and it also said it has that fancy AI stuff to upscale images to 4k... But the Vizio had smartcast and idk your I feel about that, so I'd probably use our roku or fire stick but then I have two remotes...

I'd assume you're looking at something like VIZIO - 65" Class V-Series LED 4K UHD SmartCast TV, which does not have OLED, QLED, or ULED back lighting. Vizio though has some great LED displays. And, weirdly enough I own that model but the OLED version. I bought it when it was new to market. I use a firestick, but Smartcast really does work just fine. And their integrated apps run okay if you didn't want a firestick. There's just some stuff that's easier to manage on a firestick and there's availability to your prime library, etc. This TV still sits in my den to this day, used constantly for sports and movies. It's a great display honestly.
With that being said.. if you're gonna buy the V-series any ways, save yourself some money and get the Hisense. It's already integrated with Roku, upscales the same way V-series does.


This is great feed back so thank you. Jumping to the end.. the hisense is actually quite a bit more. Maybe I should just link then...

Hisense (The price is higher here.. amazon I think is $550)
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hisense-65-class-r8-series-led-4k-uhd-smart-roku-tv/6414393.p?skuId=6414393



Vizio
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/vizio-65-class-v-series-led-4k-uhd-smartcast-tv/6416442.p?skuId=6416442
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TheFakeMrSneaky wrote
3CH wrote
TheFakeMrSneaky wrote
Dan- wroteThis link here sums it up pretty well.

Also UHD means Ultra High Definition which determines the resolution capable of the TV, this case it would be 4K but UHD can refer to 4K or 8K now.


So the hisense have "ULED" means it has that so then the Vizio that only stats UHD doesn't have any of the ULED or oled stuff? Would that mean the hisense has better picture quality? One thing I don't like is almost none of these tvs show contrast ratio.. not sure if that means anything when looking for tvs but I think my monitors had specs like that... I think the Vizio said 200,000:1 and it also said it has that fancy AI stuff to upscale images to 4k... But the Vizio had smartcast and idk your I feel about that, so I'd probably use our roku or fire stick but then I have two remotes...

I'd assume you're looking at something like VIZIO - 65" Class V-Series LED 4K UHD SmartCast TV, which does not have OLED, QLED, or ULED back lighting. Vizio though has some great LED displays. And, weirdly enough I own that model but the OLED version. I bought it when it was new to market. I use a firestick, but Smartcast really does work just fine. And their integrated apps run okay if you didn't want a firestick. There's just some stuff that's easier to manage on a firestick and there's availability to your prime library, etc. This TV still sits in my den to this day, used constantly for sports and movies. It's a great display honestly.
With that being said.. if you're gonna buy the V-series any ways, save yourself some money and get the Hisense. It's already integrated with Roku, upscales the same way V-series does.


This is great feed back so thank you. Jumping to the end.. the hisense is actually quite a bit more. Maybe I should just link then...

Hisense (The price is higher here.. amazon I think is $550)
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hisense-65-class-r8-series-led-4k-uhd-smart-roku-tv/6414393.p?skuId=6414393



Vizio
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/vizio-65-class-v-series-led-4k-uhd-smartcast-tv/6416442.p?skuId=6416442

No problem! This is actually one area I have experience in so happy to help.
It's actually kind of surprising to see the Vizio that low at a retailer right now. But that is an older model, has no special backlighting etc.. I was including the cost of a 4K firestick as well. You're about even at that point.. I think the Hisense will be the better display compared to the V-series, and has the convenience of built in Roku. I think Vizio is the stronger brand, if that makes sense.
If you have the ability to say, wait until cyber monday next month, I would do so. You could be spending the same amount for a much better TV.
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3CH wrote
TheFakeMrSneaky wrote
3CH wrote
TheFakeMrSneaky wrote
Dan- wroteThis link here sums it up pretty well.

Also UHD means Ultra High Definition which determines the resolution capable of the TV, this case it would be 4K but UHD can refer to 4K or 8K now.


So the hisense have "ULED" means it has that so then the Vizio that only stats UHD doesn't have any of the ULED or oled stuff? Would that mean the hisense has better picture quality? One thing I don't like is almost none of these tvs show contrast ratio.. not sure if that means anything when looking for tvs but I think my monitors had specs like that... I think the Vizio said 200,000:1 and it also said it has that fancy AI stuff to upscale images to 4k... But the Vizio had smartcast and idk your I feel about that, so I'd probably use our roku or fire stick but then I have two remotes...

I'd assume you're looking at something like VIZIO - 65" Class V-Series LED 4K UHD SmartCast TV, which does not have OLED, QLED, or ULED back lighting. Vizio though has some great LED displays. And, weirdly enough I own that model but the OLED version. I bought it when it was new to market. I use a firestick, but Smartcast really does work just fine. And their integrated apps run okay if you didn't want a firestick. There's just some stuff that's easier to manage on a firestick and there's availability to your prime library, etc. This TV still sits in my den to this day, used constantly for sports and movies. It's a great display honestly.
With that being said.. if you're gonna buy the V-series any ways, save yourself some money and get the Hisense. It's already integrated with Roku, upscales the same way V-series does.


This is great feed back so thank you. Jumping to the end.. the hisense is actually quite a bit more. Maybe I should just link then...

Hisense (The price is higher here.. amazon I think is $550)
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hisense-65-class-r8-series-led-4k-uhd-smart-roku-tv/6414393.p?skuId=6414393



Vizio
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/vizio-65-class-v-series-led-4k-uhd-smartcast-tv/6416442.p?skuId=6416442

No problem! This is actually one area I have experience in so happy to help.
It's actually kind of surprising to see the Vizio that low at a retailer right now. But that is an older model, has no special backlighting etc.. I was including the cost of a 4K firestick as well. You're about even at that point.. I think the Hisense will be the better display compared to the V-series, and has the convenience of built in Roku. I think Vizio is the stronger brand, if that makes sense.
If you have the ability to say, wait until cyber monday next month, I would do so. You could be spending the same amount for a much better TV.


Your right.. we just bought a nice big couch yesterday so I think I'm overly excited / in the spending mood xD I will wait for Cyber Monday. Being that your good in this area... What are some things I should look for in the TV? I honestly thought the "Full Array" was what was in like the Q90 or something that had the pure black screen or whatever but I guess not.. I would love to spend a pretty penny on something incredible but the wife isn't on the same page haha, all is good tho. We bought a 65" philips tv last year during black friday for like $250 and it's still going strong lol. So I suppose quality is not extremely important but I definitely want to try and get bang for my buck and ideally $550 or less...
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3CH wrote
TheFakeMrSneaky wrote
3CH wrote
TheFakeMrSneaky wrote
Dan- wroteThis link here sums it up pretty well.

Also UHD means Ultra High Definition which determines the resolution capable of the TV, this case it would be 4K but UHD can refer to 4K or 8K now.


So the hisense have "ULED" means it has that so then the Vizio that only stats UHD doesn't have any of the ULED or oled stuff? Would that mean the hisense has better picture quality? One thing I don't like is almost none of these tvs show contrast ratio.. not sure if that means anything when looking for tvs but I think my monitors had specs like that... I think the Vizio said 200,000:1 and it also said it has that fancy AI stuff to upscale images to 4k... But the Vizio had smartcast and idk your I feel about that, so I'd probably use our roku or fire stick but then I have two remotes...

I'd assume you're looking at something like VIZIO - 65" Class V-Series LED 4K UHD SmartCast TV, which does not have OLED, QLED, or ULED back lighting. Vizio though has some great LED displays. And, weirdly enough I own that model but the OLED version. I bought it when it was new to market. I use a firestick, but Smartcast really does work just fine. And their integrated apps run okay if you didn't want a firestick. There's just some stuff that's easier to manage on a firestick and there's availability to your prime library, etc. This TV still sits in my den to this day, used constantly for sports and movies. It's a great display honestly.
With that being said.. if you're gonna buy the V-series any ways, save yourself some money and get the Hisense. It's already integrated with Roku, upscales the same way V-series does.


This is great feed back so thank you. Jumping to the end.. the hisense is actually quite a bit more. Maybe I should just link then...

Hisense (The price is higher here.. amazon I think is $550)
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hisense-65-class-r8-series-led-4k-uhd-smart-roku-tv/6414393.p?skuId=6414393



Vizio
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/vizio-65-class-v-series-led-4k-uhd-smartcast-tv/6416442.p?skuId=6416442

No problem! This is actually one area I have experience in so happy to help.
It's actually kind of surprising to see the Vizio that low at a retailer right now. But that is an older model, has no special backlighting etc.. I was including the cost of a 4K firestick as well. You're about even at that point.. I think the Hisense will be the better display compared to the V-series, and has the convenience of built in Roku. I think Vizio is the stronger brand, if that makes sense.
If you have the ability to say, wait until cyber monday next month, I would do so. You could be spending the same amount for a much better TV.


Could you rate these backlit methods from worst to best?

Edge-lit: lights are on the edges of the display with ~10 zones of vertical LEDs. Direct-lit: lights are on the edges and behind the screen for more light uniformity than Edge-lit. Full array: direct-lit with local dimming for greater contrast with up to 100 zones of LEDs. mini-LED: dense array of miniature LEDs for improved brightness, contrast, and uniformity with ~1000 zones of LEDs.
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