The 50A7G is a 50 inch 4K TV from Hisense, launched in the year 2021. It comes with a 10-bit VA panel.
The maximum resolution it can display is 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz with a pixel density of 89 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important specification to look for in a display is its Color Reproduction Accuracy (defined by its color gamut specification).
This TV features a DCI P3 coverage of 90%. This is equivalent to 122.73% sRGB. The color quality on this TV should be Lifelike!
What is Color gamut ?
Color gamut spec of a display is the measurement of the range of colors that the TV can show.
A display with poor color accuracy will produce washed out colors that will spoil your immersive experience.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 to name a few. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
For example, the color gamut of this TV is specified using DCI P3.
But you don't need to worry about that, below is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.
Other than color accuracy, the static contrast of a TV also impacts its picture quality.
The importance of static contrast ratio
A TV with low static contrast ratio will not produce deep blacks and possibly bleed backlight as below:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
The above TV's static contrast is rated 800:1. So make sure you get a TV with a static contrast of >= 1000:1. Ofcourse, More the better.
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 produce less shades of colors, so lesser detail overall.
If given a choice, I will prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
This TV comes with a static contrast ratio of 4000 : 1., enough to achieve deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. For the record, it also comes with local dimming which is a plus.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and HDR10+.
Coming to brightness, the peak brightness it can achieve is 300 nits. The backlight of this TV is powered by Direct LED (Full-Array Local Dimming) technology.
If you aren't into gaming, you can safely 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 get a TV with the lowest input lag and response time.
The input lag on this TV is 20 ms and its minimum response time is N/A. It is acceptable for casual and non-FPS games but is not suitable for competitive or FPS gameslike CSGO.
What is Input lag ?
This lag is the latency at which key-presses/mouse movements changes the content of your TV. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
But ideally, look for a TV that features an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
Vertically, the TV measures 50 inches and horizontally 43.98 inches.
It is just 3 inches thick.
It weighs 11.2 Kgs and 0.6 kgs extra including stand.
Coming to ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 300 x 200 mm. Swivel, Tilt or Pivot features are not supported on this unit.
Hardware and Audio
The Hisense 50A7G comes with a Quad Core (2x ARM Cortex-A73 + 2x ARM Cortex-A52) CPU along with a (ARM Mali-G51) GPU.. There is no data on the 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 three HDMI 2.0 ports and one AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack port on this TV.
To connect USB devices, you have — 1x USB 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x CI+ 1.4 and 1x Ethernet RJ45 (100 Mbps).
For connecting to this TV wirelessly, the manufacturer has provided Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct and Bluetooth 5.0.
Now, for audio, it is packaged with 2 x 10W speakers.
Speaking of power usage, it consumes 78 watts on average and 0.5 watts on standby.
It supports a power outlet of 100 V - 120 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz.