Launched in the year 2021, the 32HE4300 is a 32" Full HD TV from Hitachi. It comes with a 10-bit IPS panel. The maximum resolution it can achieve is 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz with a pixel density of 70 ppi.
Now, the next important feature of a display that will impact your viewing experience is Color Gamut.
Hitachi did not provide a color gamut rating for this TV. So we have to take a guess.
Now, since the TV comes with a 10bit IPS panel, we can safely assume its equivalent sRGB coverage to be 100% or above. The color quality on this TV will be Lifelike!
Understanding the Color Gamut Specification
Color gamut specification of a display indicates the range of colors that it can show.
In other words, it indicates the ability of a display to produce accurate colors. A display with low gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), thus producing a "washed out" picture.
Different manufacturers use different units to specify color gamut. Such as — sRGB (most popular), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 Adobe RGB and rec.2020.
But don't worry, below is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
After color gamut, you should look at the static contrast specification as it influences the picture quality the same way.
Why its important?
There are two types of contrast specifications for a TV. Static and Dynamic. We are interested in static contrast ratio as dynamic doesn't matter much.
Static contrast defines the intensity of black levels. That is, a TV with SC ratio < 1000:1 will produce black images something like this:
Apart from this, such TVs are likely be prone to backlight bleeds that will impact your experience — as shown below.The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
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 show both dark gray and black as black, 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 is rated with a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., well enough to display deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. The panel comes with local dimming backlight which is a plus.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), HDR and HDR10.
Coming to brightness, it can go as bright as 250 nits. The backlight of this TV is powered by Direct LED technology.
If you aren't interested in gaming, 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 should take a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.
Unfortunately, there is no specification for input lag on this TV. Now, IPS panels in general are infamous for high input lags and response times. So, expect the input lag to be 20ms or above. Though, there's no concern for playability of casual or Non-FPS games on it.
What is Input lag ?
This lag is the latency at which key-presses or mouse movements changes the content of your display. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
But ideally, look for a TV that features an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
The width of this TV is 28.9 inches while its height is 18.23 inches.
It is 3 inches thick.
It weighs approximately 3.15 kilograms and an additional 1.2 kgs including stand.
Speaking of ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 100 x 100 mm is provided for wall-mounting. Swivel, Tilt or Pivot features are not supported on this unit.
Hardware and Audio
The TV comes with a Quad Core CPU. However, we could'nt find any info on the available RAM on this TV.
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.
To connect 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 wireless connections, the manufacturer has provided Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
Now, speaking of speakers, Hitachi has provided 2 x 6W built-in speakers on the 32HE4300.
In terms of power usage, the TV uses 32W on average and 0.5W on standby.
For powering this unit, you'll require an 220 V - 240 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz outlet.