Launched in the year 2022, the 43E7HQ is a 43" 4K TV from Hisense. It features a 10-bit VA panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish. It can display a max resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and pixel density of 103 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important spec to look for in a display is its Color Reproduction Accuracy (defined by its color gamut specification).
Speaking of which, this TV features a DCI P3 gamut coverage of 95%. This is equivalent to 129.55% sRGB. The color quality on this TV will be Lifelike!
Understanding the Color Gamut Specification
Color gamut spec of a TV is the measurement of the range of colors that the display can show.
A TV with poor color reproduction will produce undersaturated colors that will spoil your immersive experience.
Different manufacturers use different measurement standards to define color gamut. Such as — sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 to name a few.
For example, the color gamut of this TV is specified in terms of DCI P3.
But don't worry, here is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.
After color gamut, the static contrast specification of a TV holds almost equal role in picture quality.
What is Static Contrast ?
A TV with high enough static contrast ratio will produce natural deep blacks while a TV with low contrast ratio (<1000:1) will produce images that will look muddy as shown below.
As you imagine, this will affect your experience considerably.
Note that, static contrast ratio and resolution go hand in hand when it comes to details. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, thus lesser detail overall.
This TV features a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., well enough to display deep blacks. The panel comes with local dimming feature which is a plus.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and HDR10+.
As for brightness, it is can achieve a peak luminance of 400 nits. The backlight of this TV is powered by Direct LED technology.
If you are planning to use your TV just for content consumption, you can ignore these specifications. But if you are also going to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, make sure to take a TV with the lowest input lag and response time.
The input lag on the Hisense 43E7HQ is 7.7 ms and its minimum response time is 5 ms. Gamers gonna love this TV.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the amount of time at which device inputs changes the content of the screen. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
For best of both worlds, look for a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Coming to ergonomics — If you plan to wall mount the TV, you can make use of the VESA mount provided with this TV, which by the way has an interface size of 200 x 300 mm. The unit doesn't come with either Swivel, Tilt or Pivot support.
The TV measures 43 inches vertically and 37.91 inches horizontally.
Speaking of thickness, it is just 2.91 inches thick. It weighs 7.8 kilograms, another 1.4 kgs if you include stand. So plan your space accordingly.
Hardware and Audio
The Hisense 43E7HQ is powered by 4-Core (MStar MSD6886) CPU. However, we could'nt find any info about the total available RAM on the TV's specsheet.
The UI on this TV is powered by VIDAA U5.0 Operating System.
For display connectivity, Hisense has provided four HDMI 2.0 (b; ARC; CEC) ports and one AV Composite In (Video + L/R) port on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, you have — 1x USB 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (F-type), 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x CI+ 1.4 and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
For connecting to this TV wirelessly, the manufacturer has provided a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct and Bluetooth.
The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 2 x 7W built-in speakers.
Now, coming to power consumption, on average, it uses around 160 Watts and on standby, it uses 0.5 Watts.
For powering this unit, you'll require an 100 V - 120 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz outlet.