I bought one of these about a year ago when they were offered on Woot - the Hisense has been great. Beautiful picture, no problems at all. I got the standard instead of the Web Smart as I had a Roxio. As far as it being refurbished, I could not tell it from new - it was perfect and packed as if it had never been opened from new.
That’s the same experience I’ve had with this TV, even since I bought it three years ago. Not one issue, perfect condition.