The 32HE4100 is a 32 inch Full HD TV from Hitachi. It was launched in 2021. It comes with a 10-bit IPS panel.
It can achieve a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and pixel density of 70 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next most important spec of a display is its Color Reproduction, which is defined by its color gamut specification.
Hitachi has not provided a color gamut specification for this TV. So we have to take a guess. Considering the TV comes with a 10bit IPS panel, we can safely assume its equivalent sRGB coverage to be 100% or above. Undoubtedly The color quality on this TV will be Lifelike!
Understanding the Color Gamut Specification
Color gamut specification of a display is a measure of the range of colors that it can show.
Put Simply, this specification tells the ability of a TV to produce accurate colors. A display with low color gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), so the image produced will look "washed out" in colors.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC, DCI P3 etc. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
But don't worry, here is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
Other than color accuracy, you should look at the static contrast specification as it influences the picture quality substantially.
Why its important?
There are two types of contrast specifications for a TV. Static and Dynamic. We are interested in static contrast ratio. Dynamic doesn't matter much.
This tells the intensity of black levels. That is, a TV with static contrast ratio less than 1000:1 may produce black images something like this:
Apart from that, such TVs are also prone backlight bleeds that will affect your experience — as shown below.The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Also, a TV with high constrast ratio lets you to see more details. So, resolution and static contrast ratio go hand in hand.
If given a choice, I will prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
We couldn't find a static contrast ratio specification for this TV. So we have to make an assumption again. Most IPS panels come with a static contrast ratio between 700:1 - 1500:1. For a mid-range Full HD TV, we can imagine the ratio would be >= 1200:1.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HDR and HDR10.
As for brightness, the peak brightness the TV can achieve is 300 nits. The backlight used on the panel is Direct LED.
If you are planning to use your TV solely for content consumption, you can ignore these specifications. But if you are also going to use the TV for gaming or use it as a PC monitor, you should take a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.
Sadly, we cannot find the input lag specification for this unit. Now, IPS panels in general are known for high input lags and response times. So, the input lag on this TV could be above 20ms. Though, Non-FPS and casual games should be playable.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the latency at which your key-presses/mouse movements changes the content of your display. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
For best of both worlds, get a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
Vertically, the TV measures 32 inches and horizontally 31.3 inches.
It weighs 3.8 KGs, another 1.2 kgs if you include stand.
Now, coming to ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 75 x 75 mm is provided for wall-mounting. The unit doesn't come with Swivel, Tilt or Pivot support.
Hardware and Audio
The TV is powered by 2-Core CPU. There is no mention about the total available RAM on this TV.
For display connectivity, there are three HDMI 1.4 (ARC; CEC) ports, one D-sub (15-pin) port, one AV Composite In (Video + L/R) port and one AV Component In (YPbPr + L/R) (via D-Sub) port on this TV.
To connect USB devices, you will have one USB 2.0 port. Other connectivity ports include — 1x CI+ 1.4, 1x Satellite In (Main — F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF) (female) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
For wireless connectivity, the manufacturer has provided Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 2 x 6W built-in speakers.
In terms of power consumption, on average, it consumes 31.87 watts. On standby, it takes 0.5 watts.
For powering this unit, you'll require an 220 V - 240 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz outlet.