The 65HAL7350 is a 65 inch 4K TV from Hitachi. It was launched in 2021. It features a 10-bit IPS panel.
The max. resolution it can display is 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz with a pixel density of 68 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important feature of a display is its Color Reproduction (defined by its color gamut specification).
Hitachi has not provided a color gamut specification for this TV. So we have to take a guess.
Now, since the TV features a 65 inch screen, it won't come with a cheap panel, so here we can assume its equivalent sRGB coverage to be 90-100% or above. The color accuracy on this TV should be Lifelike! It will produce accurate colors by default.
Understanding Color Gamut
Color gamut spec of a display indicates the range of colors that the TV can show.
In other words, this specification determines the ability of a TV to produce accurate colors. A display 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 specify color gamut. Viz — sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC, 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.
Next in the list of important specifications that will impact your experience is Static Contrast.
What is Static Contrast ?
Static contrast ratio of a TV corresponds to its Black levels. A Display with low static contrast ratio (<1000:1) will not produce deep blacks. Apart from this, such displays are likely to suffer from backlight bleeds such as below:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Needless to say, this will rob your viewing experience, especially in a dark room.
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, so lesser detail overall.
This TV features a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., enough to achieve deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. The panel comes with local dimming backlight technology which is a plus.
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), HDR, HDR10 and Dolby Vision are also supported on this TV, so that's a plus.
Coming to brightness, the peak luminance the TV can produce is 250 nits, which is powered by Direct LED backlight.
If you are not planning to game on this TV, you can safely ignore these specs. But if you are also going to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, you should get a TV with the lowest input lag and response time.
Unfortunately, Hitachi did not specify the input lag on this unit. But as this is not a cheap TV from Hitachi, input lag on this TV could be 20ms or below.
What is Input lag ?
This lag is the amount of time at which your device inputs changes the content of your TV. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
But ideally, look for a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
The TV measures 65 inches vertically and 57.2 inches horizontally.
In terms of thickness, it is 2.83 inches thick. It weighs 19.75 Kgs and an additional 2.5 kgs including stand.
Now, speaking of 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 400 x 200 mm. Swivel, Tilt or Pivot features are not supported on this unit.
Hardware and Audio
The core of this TV is powered by Quad Core CPU. There is no data on the available RAM on the TV's official specsheet.
The UI on this TV is powered by Android TV Operating System.
For display connectivity, Hitachi has provided three HDMI 2.0 (ARC; CEC) ports on this TV.
For connecting 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.
Wireless connectivity options on the Hitachi 65HAL7350 include a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
For audio, it is packaged with 2 x 12W built-in speakers.
In terms of power consumption, on average, it consumes around 174.4 watts and on standby, it takes 0.5 watts.
It supports a power outlet of 220 V - 240 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz.