The 32HK2300 is a 32 inch HD TV from Hitachi, launched in the year 2021. It features a True 8-bit IPS panel. It can achieve a maximum resolution of 1366 x 768 @ 60 Hz with a pixel density of 49 ppi.
Now, the next important spec of a display that defines picture quality is its Color Gamut.
Hitachi has not provided a color gamut specification for this TV. So we have to take a guess.
This unit comes with an IPS panel. These panels are known to produce great colors. By this, we can assume the sRGB coverage (equivalent) on this TV to be 70% or above. For content viewing and gaming, you will not need any better color accuracy than this anyway. So its good enough.
Understanding the Color Gamut Specification
Color gamut specification of a TV indicates the range of colors that it can display.
What this means is, this specification determines the ability of a TV to produce accurate colors. A panel with low gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), so the image produced will look "washed out" in colors.
Different manufacturers use different units to define color gamut. Viz — sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC, DCI P3 etc.
But don't worry, here is a chart that you can use to choose 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.
Understanding the static contrast specification
Static contrast ratio of a TV corresponds to its Black levels. A TV with low static contrast ratio (<1000:1) will not produce deep blacks. Moreover, such displays may suffer from backlight bleeds such as below:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Obviously this will rob your viewing experience considerably, especially in a dark room.
Also, 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., good enough to display deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. The panel comes with local dimming technology which is a plus.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HDR10.
As for brightness, it is can produce a peak brightness of 250 nits with the help of Direct LED backlight.
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 playing games or use it as a PC monitor, make sure to take a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.
Unfortunately, Hitachi did not specify the input lag on this unit. Now, IPS panels in general are known for high input lags and response times. So, expect the input lag to be greater than 20ms. Though, there's no concern for playability of casual or Non-FPS games on it.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the amount of time at which key-presses/mouse movements changes the content of the TV. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
But ideally, get a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
The width of this TV is 28.58 inches while its height is 17.91 inches. It is 2.99 inches thick.
Overall it weighs approximately 4.38 KGs including stand. Without stand, it weighs 3.18 kgs.
Now, coming to ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 75 x 75 mm. The unit doesn't come with Swivel, Tilt or Pivot support.
Hardware and Audio
The internals of this TV is powered by 4-Core CPU. There is no data on the RAM on the TV's specsheet.
For display connectivity, Hitachi has provided two HDMI 1.4 (ARC; CEC) ports and one AV Composite In (Video + L/R) port on this TV.
To connect USB devices, it includes one USB 2.0 port. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (Main — F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x CI+ 1.3 and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Wireless connectivity options on the Hitachi 32HK2300 include Wi-Fi (2.5Ghz) and Bluetooth.
The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 2 x 6W speakers.
As for power usage, on average, this TV uses 51.2 watts and on standby, it takes 0.5 watts.
It supports a power outlet of 220 V - 240 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz.