I have a budget 4k HDR tv. A Samsung 43 inch KU6300. It only has an 8-bit panel, but when HDR is enabled via HDMI Color on the Xbox One S, there is a night and day difference. A fair share of the general population would find it absolutely stunning. Only techies and TV aficionados will spend the time and actually take a closer look to see it's flaws. The thing is, to the average person it won't matter. Just take a look at the ratings of the higher end model 4K TV's and there lower end counter parts.
My beef with the Hisense H8C is that this TV is not HDR compatible with the Xbox One S. There is no way to enable it. I tried and tried on my buddies Hisense H8C and came to the same disappointing conclusion of those red check marks when trying to set up my Xbox One S on it. My Samsung had an enable function in the settings, and I thought this TV would be similar. Nope. No enabling HDR function whatsoever. I was sorely disappointed as I recommended this TV for budget HDR in one my YouTube videos.
So I contacted Hisense and the customer service had me hold for about 10 minutes until they could find an answer. He came back and told me that they were working on a patch and it will be out sometime in September. This patch is supposed to enable HDR on a TV that is supposed to have HDR. They put it on the box. They advertised the heck out of it when they made they're debut. Releasing a broken product and putting a fix on it after people buy it seems like the new trend these days. Actually its not a new trend as its been happening in the gaming industry for years.
So for those of you who bought a Hisense H8C for its 4K HDR compatibility with the Xbox One S, an update is coming. They have my number and will be giving me a call with an exact date when the patch is released and how to go about downloading it. I'll post an update on this post and in one of my videos when they do.