37.05"
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43"
6'2"

Hitachi 43HK5300

ABOUT THIS TV

Hitachi 43HK5300 400x400 Image Hitachi 43HK5300

The 43HK5300 is a 43 inch 4K TV from Hitachi. It was launched in 2021. It comes with a 10-bit IPS panel. The maximum resolution it can display is 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a pixel density of 103 ppi.

Picture Quality

After screen size and resolution, the very next spec of a display that impacts picture quality is its Color Gamut.

Hitachi did not provide a color gamut specification for this TV. But don't worry, we have other means to guess that.

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 accuracy on this TV should be Lifelike!

Understanding the Color Gamut Specification

Color gamut spec of a TV indicates the range of colors that the display can produce.

What this means is, it indicates 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), thus producing a "washed out" picture.

Different manufacturers use different units to specify color gamut. Viz — sRGB, NTSC 1953, DCI P3 to name a few.

But don't worry, here is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.

Color Gamut Chart

After color gamut, you should look at the static contrast specification as it influences the picture quality substantially.

What is Static Contrast ?

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 will produce black images something like this:

Example of a disply with low contrast ratio

Apart from this, such TVs may suffer from backlight bleeds that will rob your experience — as shown below.

Backlight bleed exampleThe image is an example of another display, it is not this one

Like resolution, the static contrast ratio is also equally responsible for 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.

This TV features a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., enough to display deep blacks. For the record, it also comes with local dimming which is a plus.

HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), HDR, HDR10 and Dolby Vision are also supported on this TV.

As for brightness, it is can achieve a maximum luminance of 350 nits. The backlight of this TV is powered by Direct LED technology.

Gaming Performance

If you aren't planning to game on this TV, you can safely ignore these specs. 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, Hitachi did not specify the input lag on this unit. But as this is not a cheap TV, input lag on this TV could be 20ms or below.

Understanding Input lag and response time

This lag is the latency at which your key-presses or mouse movements changes the content of your display. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.

But ideally, look for a TV that features an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.

Ergonomics and Dimensions

Now, speaking of ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 100 x 100 mm. The unit doesn't come with either Swivel, Tilt or Pivot support.

The TV measures 43 inches vertically and 38.31 inches horizontally. Speaking of thickness, it is 3.23 inches thick. It weighs approximately 5.85 Kgs, another 1.8 kgs if you include stand.

Hardware and Audio

The internals of Hitachi 43HK5300 is powered by a Quad Core CPU. There is no mention about the RAM on the TV's specsheet.

The Operating System on this TV is Android 10.

For display connectivity, there are three HDMI 2.0 (ARC; CEC) ports on this TV.

To connect USB devices, you will have two USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (Main — F-type female), 1x CI+ 1.4, 1x Antenna (RF) (female) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.

For connecting to this TV wirelessly, you will have — Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.

Now, for audio, Hitachi has provided 2 x 10W speakers on the TV.

As for power usage, on average, it uses 113.6 watts. On standby, it takes 0.5 watts.

For powering this unit, you'll need an 220 V - 240 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz outlet.

SPECSHEET

GENERAL
Brand
Hitachi
Type
Smart TV
Size
43" (inches)
Model Series
N/A
Model Number
43HK5300
Operating System
Powered by Android 10
Launch Year
2021
DISPLAY
Panel
43" 10 bit IPS Panel
Bit Depth
10 bits (8 bits + FRC) ~1073741824 colors
Resolution
4K - 3840 x 2160 ~103 ppi
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Response Time
N/A
Input Lag
N/A
Brightness
350 Nits
Backlight Source
Direct LED
Static Contrast
N/A
Dynamic Contrast
N/A
Display Coating
N/A
Color Gamut
sRGB: 100% (approx.)
DCI P3: N/A
NTSC 1953: N/A
Rec 2020: N/A
Adobe RGB: N/A
HARDWARE
Display Ports
3 x HDMI 2.0 (ARC; CEC)
Network Connectivity
  • LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
  • 802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
  • 802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
  • 802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • DLNA
  • 1 x Ethernet RJ45
Other Ports
  • 1 x Satellite In (Main; F-type female)
  • 1 x CI+ 1.4
  • 1 x Antenna (RF) (female)
  • 2 x USB 2.0
Audio
Speakers: 2 x 10W
Inbuilt Subwoofer: N/A
Ports: 1 x 3.5 mm Audio Out ,
1 x Optical Audio Out
Chipset
RAM: N/A
CPU: 4 Core CPU
GPU: N/A
Power Consumption
Average: 71 W
Maximum: 42.6 W
Standby: 0.5 W
Power Outlet
220 V - 240 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
Energy Class
G
FEATURES AND TECHNOLOGY
Marketed Features
Screen Interpolation
Value: N/A
Technology: N/A
Frame Rate Control
Yes
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Screen
Width: 37.05 " (inches)
Height: 20.84 " (inches)
Diagonal: 43" (inches)
Body
Width: 38.31 " (inches)
Height: 22.32 " (inches)
Depth: 3.23 " (inches)
Weight: 6.3kg
Body with Stand
Width: 38.31 " (inches)
Height: 24.25 " (inches)
Depth: 9.25 " (inches)
Weight: 7.65 kg
ERGONOMICS
Viewing Angle
Horizontal: 178 °
Vertical: 178 °
Pivot Support
Left Pivot: N/A
Right Pivot: N/A
Tilt Support
Forward Tilt: N/A
Backward Tilt: N/A
Swivel Support
Left Swivel: N/A
Right Swivel: N/A
Height Adjustment
No
Vesa Mount Support
Yes
Interface: 100 x 100 mm
ENVIRONMENT LIMITS
Altitude
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A
Temperature
Storage: N/A
Operation: 0 °C - 40 °C
Humidity
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A

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