CES 2019: Hisense headline Australian range with revamped Series 9

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Hisense Australia have announced their 2019 TV lineup at this year's CES in Las Vegas.

“We’re very proud of this year’s line up as it boasts some exciting improvements to image and sound quality, as well as a new AI-charged smart TV operating system. These advancements will not only provide Australians with a more immersive viewing experience but also enhanced connectivity and ease of use, thanks to the integration of voice control technologies,” said Andre Iannuzzi, Head of Marketing at Hisense Australia.

According to Iannuzzi, “demand for Hisense’s premium televisions has increased significantly in recent years, particularly in 2018 which saw our Premium ULED range expand significantly alongside the launch of our first ever OLED."

“The 2019 range of Hisense ULED TVs is in line with our continued commitment to ULED technology, which is capable of delivering vibrant colour, bold contrast and amazing brightness, together with brilliant design,” he added.

The flagship here is the new Hisense Series 9. It features Prime Array Backlight, UHD Premium Certification, Quantum Dots, 10-bit and Wide Color Gamut support and a hefty 2500-nits of peak brightness. It'll run on Hisenses' VIDAA 3.0 AI smart TV operating system and comes with an on-board version of Amazon Alexa plus the capability to connect to the Google Assistant via (any Google smart speaker).

Under the hood, the Series 9 is equipped with the Hi-View Engine Pro. This upgraded processor promises to enhance content, regardless of the original quality, and deliver motion enhancements, noise reduction and efficient 4K upscaling.

Refreshed versions of the company's more-affordable Series 7 and Series 8 ULED TVs are also inbound as is the company's first Android TV for the Australian market, called the Series G.

The company also announced that Dolby Vision and Atmos will be introduced across the entire 2019 ULED range. No word yet on whether older models are likely to gain similar functionality via a software update. 75-inch and 80-inch+ models are also being added to the company's Series 6 UHD 4K TV range.

Exact Australian pricing and availability for Hisense's 2019 Series 9, Series 8 and Series 7 ULED LCD TVs has yet to be confirmed. Look for more details as CES unfolds.

Disclosure - PC World Australia's coverage of this year's CES in Las Vegas was sponsored by Intel and MSI who covered the costs of our flights and accommodation.

For a full wrap-up of everything we covered at this year's CES in Las Vegas, click here.

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