Hisense is known for offering some of the best value 4K TVs on the market. The company has now brought its team up with Roku to the UK, offering a more well-rounded experience. Is the Hisense R50B7120UK worth your cash?
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- You can download it from google play if it’s google OS, if it’s Roku, you can download from Roku Channel store. For example, you can download Damai Chinese TV.
- Sky Go Extra: Sky TV customers only. No extra cost with Multiscreen, otherwise £5 extra a month. Allow up to 24 hours for your account to be activated. 31 days' notice to cancel. Concurrent online viewing on 2 devices. Download selected Sky Go content in the UK only via Wi-Fi. Content depends on your Sky TV package.
Sky Go has been around for some time now and it’s gone through several iterations, including some confusing crossovers with the Sky Q app. The app’s main function is letting you watch your Sky. Habe einen Hisense TV, WLAN Tauglich, Amazon, Netflix vorinstalliert. H32AE5500 Leider ist keine Sky App vorinstalliert. Was kann ich tun?
What we love – Pleasing picture, surprising sound and delightful Roku integration
While you won’t find the punchiness and accurary of OLED at this pleasing £379 price, the Hisense still delivers strong 4K performance. Using Direct LED tech, you get a strong level of detail as well as decent HDR (via HDR10 and HLG). Despite a lack of more premium technology, the detail on offer still leads to natural images – from gaming to movies.
Sound that comes directly from TVs has had a bit of a stepchange of late, especially at the high-end. Previously, the audio on low-end TVs would leave you leaping for a sound bar sharpish. However, the Hisense R50B7120UK offers up a nice surprise.
It may be far from surround sound quality but the DTS Studio Sound on this TV offers surprisingly big sound alongside a decent level of detail in all scenarios and smooth dialogue.
The main appeal of this TV is its Roku TV integration. You can grab the non-Roku version of this TV if it isn’t your bag – the Hisense B7100. However, we think the Roku add-on is worth your cash. Roku OS will be familiar to you if you’ve used any Roku hardware before – if you haven’t, it’s easy-to-use if a tad outdated.
You get easy access to all your favorite streaming services – even including Apple TV – then, with this TV, your inputs and live TV is all integrated into the same menu system. Roku offers a great search function to help you find content across all of your apps and the Roku-styled remote for this TV – with some dedicated buttons for streaming services – is a time-saving dream.
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What we don’t like – Average HDR and below average viewing angles
Hisense R50B7120UK offers HDR at a really low price but, unfortunately, that means the HDR you’re getting is far below the experience you get from more high-end TVs. The lack of brightness greatly reduces the effectiveness of the HDR and, as such, you won’t find HDR10+ here.
Unlike OLEDs, the Hisense DLED panel underperforms when it comes to viewing angles. You’ll be fine if you have a set spot in front of your TV, however, in a larger room with many seating positions, you’ll find saturation dropping off as you move away from the centre.
The Hisense R50B7120UK continues the company’s run of offering one of the most wallet-friendly 4K experiences around. The price means many premium features are lacking and viewing angles are a bit of a let down. However, the Hisense gets a Roku-flavoured boost to soothe those woes – providing an accessible and sleek operating system.
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Sky Go is an online television service from Sky Group provided free for Sky TV subscribers that allows users to watch live and on demand Sky TV via an internet connection. The Sky Go app is available on Windows and Mac computers and also on Android and iOS devices.
On demand content comprises sports highlights, latest news, movies and TV programmes. Content is viewable for a limited amount of time and is protected by digital rights management software provided by Microsoft and the NDS Group, and therefore cannot be copied to disc or viewed beyond the date carried by its license. The service is available at no extra cost to existing Sky TV customers, with accessible content depending on the subscriber's Sky package. Non-Sky TV customers can access the service by subscribing on a pay-per-view basis.
Sky Go is viewable on up to two devices, with the ability to increase this to four devices with Sky Go Extra for a monthly fee. The now-deprecated Microsoft Silverlight 3.0 browser plug-in is required to play content on computers. Due to viewing rights, certain programmes are not available to watch via Sky Go, and are 'blacked out' from the schedule. To have access to the full selection of live TV channels available on Sky Go, users will need a subscription to the relevant Sky TV packages that correspond to the available channels.
It originally launched on 11 January 2006 as Sky by Broadband. On 25 November 2006 Sky announced that Sky By Broadband had been rebranded as Sky Anytime on PC. The rebranding also coincided with an update to the client, which included a new interface and a pay-per-view service for movies and US television shows. On 16 May 2008, Sky Anytime on PC was rebranded as Sky Player, along with updated software to include live simulcasts of Sky News and Sky Sports.
On 29 October 2009, the service expanded on to the Xbox 360. An Xbox Live Gold subscription is required, and users need to register via the Sky Go website. Features include a party system which allows multiple users to watch content at the same time, with users represented by their Xbox 360 Avatars in a virtual room. Due to the high level of demand, the launch of the service was troublesome and technical issues caused the entire Sky Go platform to become unavailable. To rectify this, Sky decided to open up Sky Go on Xbox 360 to users incrementally over the following days.
On 19 November 2009, Sky Player was also made available to Windows Media Center-equipped Windows 7 computers.
Users of 3G phones on Vodafone, Orange, and T-Mobile could subscribe to Sky Mobile TV. The service consisted of three packages —-Sky News, Sport and Factual Pack; Sky Entertainment Pack; and Sky Music Pack—-which include a mixture of live and made-for-mobile channels of broadcasters’ channels.
On 6 July 2011, Sky Player and Sky Mobile TV services were merged and rebranded as Sky Go. Key changes include the ability to watch live channels in line with your Sky TV subscription at no additional cost, limited to two simultaneous devices. Support for Windows Media Center was dropped, however an app was released for Apple's iOS operating system, used on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. A Sky Go app for Android devices was released on 20 February 2012. Sky Go for Android does not work on rooted phones and was initially only available on a selection of Android phones from HTC and Samsung. On 11 December 2012, Sky Go added support for Jelly Bean and additional devices, including those from Google, LG and Sony.
As of 2013, Sky Go is not in development for other platforms such as BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8 or Windows RT, as Sky believes that the market is too small to justify the cost of development.
On 22 January 2013, a download service called Sky Go Extra was added, allowing up to four users to download content to their computers, smartphones and tablets to view offline for an additional monthly fee. The download feature was previously available for free in the Sky Go Desktop client.
On 1 May 2014, Sky announced the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 will be receiving Sky Go by the end of 2014. The PlayStation 4 received the service on 3 December 2014, through an application named 'TV from Sky'  and on 29 January 2015 Sky launched this application on the PlayStation 3.
Since 2019, Sky Mobile customers can use Sky Go including Sky Cinema and Sky Sports without a mobile data charge.
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