Good idea : the H40B5120 Direct LED from Hisense

What is the new Hisense H40B5120 worth ?

Hisense is now an important television manufacturer, and proposes this basic model H40B5120, a possible choice tested by our Laboratory.
In its 40 inches model , this television offers a definition dedicated to the pictures treatment.
It is clearly among the other rivals models. No more no less.
This television is delivered with a  Full HD resolution.  The television set is an entry-level product; it therefore faces competitors with similar resolution screen.
If you are considering buying the Hisense H40B5120, read on to see if it is really worth it.

H40B5120 from Hisense – Design

The first thing we always do is to analyze the design since it is the first thing that is obvious and also because it is important.
Nothing has changed in the design of this new model. Hisense continues to ride the wave of its design to which we are now accustomed.
Who said that entry-level products could not benefit from quality design? That’s the thought we can face each other with this TV set. That nothing is impossible for Hisense.
This Hisense H40B5120 is rather flat.
With a size of 40 inches, it has a typical piano black color.
As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. Equipped with a double base, Hisense has chosen security. The TV holds well, nothing moves thanks to this system. And whatever the price of the H40B5120, we prefer this kind of solution that guarantees that the television will not fall out of its place.In the end, we’re on an entry-level product. Even if at this level, when it comes to design, we could simplify it by saying that it is cheap. Materials of poorer quality and ergonomics identical to what was done 5 years ago, make this Hisense H40B5120 a just acceptable television set.

TV screen presentation Hisense H40B5120

The new Hisense offers an image with disappointing contrasts. It has pale, dark and shallow colours. This translates into completely washed out blacks that do not allow you to enjoy a movie properly in the dark.
Hisense remains anchored in its technological choices and decides to equip its new television set with it. The use of LEDs provides an excellent image. It is one of the best devices in its range.

This model has a Full HD display. And with his 40 inches, he’s in a series of TVs that is among the models in the average.Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
By providing it with a frequency of 60 Hz, the fluidity of the images displayed on the television set is not exceptional. In some cases there may even be image shift problems. This also explains why it is placed in the entry-level of its range at Hisense.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a Full HD quality resolution.
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s cheap; with the price that goes with it.

TV sound presentation Hisense H40B5120

For those who are not too demanding in terms of quality or sound rendering, this model is interesting. Indeed, the audio system is a little short. Which is normal for this entry-level device.
The television set is equipped with  two speakers with 7 W at output.
In other words, the global power is at the same level as its competitors.
And for those who are always more demanding, adopt a few more speakers. The home cinema experience is yours with a sound that resonates right into your living room furniture.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the H40B5120 Hisense, fair is the right word for it.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set Hisense H40B5120

Despite the absence of a smart TV, which would have increased the price of the TV set, you still have the possibility to buy a TV-Box that will extend the functionality of your TV set for a reasonable price.

H40B5120 from Hisense – Its connectivity

Due to its small number of connectors, it will penalize some users.
With a number of connections below the average of its range, you will have to choose which appliance(s) in your home you need to connect to your TV.

This model has a total of 5 connections, not too bad. The Hisense considers that with theH40B5120 the consumer will have to make a precise choice because he won’t be able to connect many devices at the same time .

In detail here are the available connections:
1 USB port, 2 HDMI ports, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video)

H40B5120 from Hisense – Technical characteristics

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 88.5521 cm x 49.8105 cm x 8.16 cm
Screen size in inches 40
Screen resolution Full HD
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 7
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 6
Number of USB ports 1
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of audio outputs 0
Number of audio inputs 0
Composite Input (Video) Yes
Color depth 24
VESA compatibility Yes
Power consumption 70 W

Our conclusion on the Hisense H40B5120

Finally, this new Hisense H40B5120 is the TV to buy if you are not very careful about the options, or if you are looking for an alternative to troubleshoot.
Negative point on this H40B5120 is the absence of smart tv. It’s surprising in this day and age. But since we’re in a low-end product, why not.
This model uses Direct LED technology for its display. The result is good: the lighting is uniform and the contrast is pleasant.
However, it is not the resolution that we expect from this television set. Indeed, the big advantage will be found in a very competitive price. Here, you will have a TV that displays all your video sources correctly and allows you to enjoy a very well defined picture in all circumstances.

In short, many positive points that make this TV a very good product. The following 3 points should be remembered:
the screen size, the sound power, the display frequency.