In pursuit of your living room is a brand new line of smart TVs and a set-top box from Hisense. The H6 smart TV line will have Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 PLUS HD Media processor to run Android 4.2.2 behind the scenes. This new smart TV line will come in 40-inch, 50-inch, and 55-inch sizes. Other specifications include Energy Star 6.0 and 1GB of RAM. In true smart TV fashion, the H6 line can run Hisense’s Social TV and Cloud Services apps. The remote that ships with the TVs has voice control and an air mouse give you that PC feeling you desire.
If you’re not in the market for a new television, then the Pulse PRO set-top box is what Hisense is offering. All of the same features from the H6 line come over to this set-top box and can be plugged into any television. Your run-of-the-mill media apps are available, too. Also, USB, Ethernet, Bluetooth, and WiFi connections are all available. Hisense has yet to show the hardware to consumers and have not made the prices public either.
December 5, 2013
Hisense Launches H6 SMART TV for Android and Pulse PRO Set Top Box based on Google Services for Smart TVs
Suwanee, GA – December 5, 2013 — Hisense today announced the launch of the new H6 SMART TV with the latest Google™ services for TV powered by Android™ 4.2.2. Along with a new EasyView natural user interface and incredibly simplified remote control air mouse, the new H6 SMART TV available in 40-inch, 50-inch, and 55-inch models is powered by Marvell’s latest ARMADA 1500 Plus (88DE3108) HD Media processor.
“Android delivers on the promise of Smart. Today, by seamlessly coupling Hisense’s television expertise, Marvell’s high performing and innovative ARMADA 1500 Plus platform and Android’s connectivity and interactivity, Hisense is delivering on the promise of a truly smart TV — and making it accessible to broad markets here in North America and across the globe,” said Jonathan Frank, Vice President of Marketing, Hisense USA. “We are proud to bring Google services for Smart TV to the market with the H6 and the Pulse PRO. Hisense provides a comfortable, lean-back experience, with an elegant, simple remote with MIC for voice control and functionality that is simply phenomenal. And if you’re not quite ready to invest in a new TV, but would like the latest and greatest Android platform, get the Pulse PRO set-top box.”
“I am very pleased to see the new ARMADA 1500 Plus from our award-winning SoC platform family to be the first to power a broad portfolio of Hisense SMART TV products with the next generation of Google services for Smart TVs,” said Weili Dai, President and Co-Founder of Marvell. “We are excited to collaborate with Hisense and Google on bringing the best consumer experiences to the North American Smart TV mass market and beyond.”
Both products come with the Hisense Social TV™ App and Hisense Cloud Services Hi-Media™ Player and Receiver. The H6 features a 120Hz refresh rate, and both are Energy Star 6.0 qualified, and are configured with 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM. The H6 remote, which will also be sold with the Pulse PRO, comes with just 30 keys, a built-in air mouse with IQQI Smart Input and content centric voice search with a built-in microphone.
The Pulse PRO brings all of the SMART functionality you receive with the H6, including Netflix, Vudu HD Movies, Amazon Instant Video, Chrome™, YouTube™, Google Play™, Google Voice Search™, PrimeTime, Android-based TV v4 Media Streaming, a MARVELL BG2-CT board with 1G RAM and 4G Flash, HDMI-In/Out, IR-In/Out, DLNA, WiFi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, USB and an air mouse remote with MIC and Motion Sensing.
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