The 55E7HQ is a 55 inch 4K TV from Hisense, launched in the year 2022. It features a 10-bit VA panel with Anti-glare/Matte finish. It can display a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and pixel density of 80 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next most important specification of a display is its Color Reproduction Accuracy (defined by its color gamut specification).
The Hisense 55E7HQ comes with 95% DCI P3 color gamut coverage. Incase you're wondering, this is equivalent to 129.55% sRGB coverage. The color quality on this TV should be Lifelike!
Understanding the Color Gamut Specification
Color gamut spec of a display is a measure of the range of colors that it can show.
What this means is, this specification indicates the ability of a TV to produce accurate colors. A panel with low color gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), thus producing a "washed out" picture.
Different manufacturers use different units to define color gamut. Such as — sRGB (most popular), 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, below is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.
Now, after color gamut, the static contrast of a TV also impacts its picture quality.
The importance of static contrast ratio
The static contrast ratio of a TV corresponds to its Black levels. A Display with low static contrast ratio (<1000:1) will not produce deep blacks. Also, such TVs may suffer from backlight bleeds such as below:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Clearly this will impact your viewing experience considerably, especially in a dark room.
Also note, 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, thus lesser detail overall.
If given a choice, always 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 8000:1., enough to produce deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. For the record, it also 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 can go as bright as 400 nits. The backlight used on the panel is Direct LED.
If you aren't interested in gaming, you can safely ignore these specs. But if you are also planning to use the TV for gaming or use it as a PC monitor, you would want to take a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.
The input lag on this TV is 7.7 ms and its minimum response time is 5 ms. You will love this TV if you are a gamer.
What is Input lag ?
This lag is the latency at which key-presses or mouse movements changes the content of your TV. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
Although for better experience, look for a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Now, speaking of ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 200 x 300 mm is provided for wall-mounting. The unit doesn't come with Swivel, Tilt or Pivot support.
The vertical and horizontal measurements of this TV are 48.5 inches and 30.24 inches respectively. Coming to thickness, it is 3 inches thick. Overall this TV weighs approximately 12.9 KGs (including stand). Without stand, it weighs 11.3 Kilograms. So plan your space accordingly.
Hardware and Audio
The Hisense 55E7HQ is powered by 4-Core (MStar MSD6886) CPU. There is no information about the RAM on this TV.
Speaking of OS, the Hisense 55E7HQ runs VIDAA U5.0 Operating System.
For display connectivity, there are four HDMI 2.0 (b; ARC; CEC) ports and one AV Composite In (Video + L/R) port on this TV.
USB ports include 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.
Wireless connectivity options on the Hisense 55E7HQ include a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct and Bluetooth.
Coming to audio, Hisense has provided 2 x 8W speakers on the TV.
As for power consumption, this TV consumes 176 Watts on average and 0.5 Watts on standby.
For powering this unit, you will need an 100 V - 120 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz outlet.