Hisense expands U.K. range with mammoth 100-inch U7K Mini-LED TV

Mike Wheatley

In what appears to be a nod to the fact that not everyone wants to install a projector in their living room to achieve their big screen desires, Hisense has announced the imminent arrival of a 100-inch U7K Mini-LED TV in U.K. stores.


The enormous Hisense 100U7K TV will sit alongside the existing 55-inch, 65-inch and 75-inch versions of the TV that have already been on sale for a few weeks. There’s also an 85-inch model that’s just about to start shipping.

“We’re starting to see an increase in demand for larger-scale models, as people look to renovate their homes and make more of their living spaces and we’re confident that the 100U7K will make a statement in any living room across the nation,” said Hisense U.K.’s product marketing manager Matthew Glynn.

In its press release, Hisense takes a little dig at some of its rival TV manufacturers whose big-screen TVs tend to max-out at “just” 98-inches. The company is referring to the likes of TCL, Sony and Samsung, but of course very few people are likely to notice any difference at these kinds of scales. What’s of more concern is the capabilities of the TV and the price point, and those who’re looking for something affordable will likely appreciate the U7K.

The Hisense U7K models sit in the middle of the company’s range of Mini-LED TVs, with the lower tier being the U6K and the upper tier belonging to the U8K. It’s worth noting of course that none of the models pack the premium features found on flagship models from LG and Samsung, such as the LG G3 and Samsung S95C, but they’re still pretty capable, with all of them featuring quantum dot screens and Hisense’s quad-core Hi-View Engine.

Specifically talking about the U7K, it comes with support for Dolby Vision IQ, HDR10+ Adaptive and IMAX Enhanced, while on the sound side there’s both Dolby Atmos and DTS Virtual X, which make use of a built-in 2.1 channel system with an integrated subwoofer.

On the gaming side, the Hisense U7K offers a 144Hz Game Pro Mode with variable refresh rates, auto low-latency mode and FreeSync Premium to ensure smooth gameplay and graphics. The TV runs Hisense’s homegrown VIDAA U7 Smart OS, which provides access to all of the major video streaming services and various other apps.

The 100-inch and 85-inch models haven't appeared on Hisense U.K.'s website yet, but the smaller models have, for anyone who wants to get a sense of the specifications.

Without doubt, the standout feature is the size of the TV, and the good news is that it’s competitively priced, with Hisense asking for £4,999 to take possession of one. We should note that the 85-inch model offers some big savings though, with its price tag of just £2,999. The smaller you go, the more savings are to be had, with the 75-inch, 65-inch and 55-inch versions priced at £1,499, £999 and £799, respectively.