Launched in the year 2021, the 32HE4200 is a 32" Full HD TV from Hitachi. 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.
Now, the very next specification of a display that will impact your viewing experience is Color Gamut.
This TV doesn't provide a color gamut specification, so we have to make an assumption based on its panel type. Now, since 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 should be Lifelike!
What Color Gamut means ?
Color gamut specification of a TV indicates the range of colors that the display can display.
A TV with poor color reproduction will produce undersaturated/washed out colors that will spoil the immersion.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC, DCI P3 Adobe RGB, rec.2020.
But you don't need to worry about that, here 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.
Understanding the static contrast specification
A TV with low static contrast ratio will not produce deep blacks and possibly can bleed backlight as shown below:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
The static contrast ratio of above TV is 800:1. So make sure you get a TV with a static contrast of >= 1000:1. Ofcourse, More is better.
Think of static contrast as another dimension to details — just like resolution. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, thus lesser detail overall.
Hitachi did not specify static contrast specification for this TV. Again we have to take a guess based on the TV's other specifications. In general, IPS panels come with a static contrast ratio between 700:1 - 1500:1. For a mid-range Full HD TV, we can guess the ratio of Hitachi 32HE4200 to be atleast 1200:1 or above.
HDR and HDR10 are also supported on this TV, so that's a plus.
Coming to brightness, it can go as bright as 250 nits with the help of Direct LED backlight.
If you are planning to use your TV solely for content consumption, you can safely ignore these specs. But if you are also planning to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, you would want to get a TV with the lowest input lag and response time.
Unfortunately, we cannot find the input lag specification for this unit. Now, IPS panels in general come with high input lags and response times. So, the input lag on this TV could be 20ms or above. Though, Non-FPS and casual games should be playable.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the latency at which device inputs changes the content of the TV. 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 < 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
Vertically, the TV measures 32 inches and horizontally 28.99 inches. It weighs 3.5 kilograms and 1.2 kgs extra if you include stand.
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 75 x 75 mm. However, there is no Swivel, Tilt or Pivot feature support in this TV.
Hardware and Audio
The TV comes with a 4-Core CPU. There is no data about the total available RAM on the TV's specsheet.
For display connectivity, Hitachi has provided 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.
For connecting USB devices, it includes 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 connecting to this TV wirelessly, the manufacturer has provided Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
For audio, Hitachi has provided 2 x 6W speakers on the 32HE4200.
Now, coming to power usage, the TV consumes 32 watts on average and 0.5 watts on standby.
It supports a power outlet of 220 V - 240 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz.