Launched in the year 2022, the TH-43LX900 is a 43" 4K TV from Panasonic. It features a 10-bit VA panel. It can display a max resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and pixel density of 103 ppi.
Now, the very next specification of a display that will impact your viewing experience is its Color Gamut.
Panasonic 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 VA 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 is Color gamut ?
Color gamut specification of a TV is a measure of the range of colors that the TV can display.
A TV with poor color reproduction will produce washed out colors that will not be pretty to look at.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 Adobe RGB, rec.2020.
But don't worry, here is a chart that you can use to choose 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.
What is Static Contrast ratio ?
A TV with high enough static contrast ratio will produce natural deep blacks while a TV with low contrast ratio (<1000:1) will produce images that look dusty as shown below.
As you imagine, this will rob your experience considerably.
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, so lesser detail overall.
This TV is rated with a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., good enough to display deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. The panel comes with local dimming backlight technology which is a plus.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HDR10, HDR10+, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), Dolby Vision, Dolby Vision IQ and HDR10+ Adaptive.
Coming to brightness, it can go as bright as 250 nits. The backlight used on the panel is Edge LED.
If you aren't interested in gaming, you can safely 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, there is no specification for input lag on this TV. Now, as this is not a cheap TV from Panasonic, 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/mouse movements changes the content of the TV. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
But ideally, get a TV that has an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
The TV measures 43 inches vertically and 38 inches horizontally.
Coming to thickness, it is just 1.77 inches thick. Overall this TV weighs approximately 16.0 KGs including stand. Without stand, it weighs 12.0 KGs.
Now, speaking of ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 100 x 200 mm is provided for wall-mounting. There is no Swivel, Tilt or Pivot feature support on this TV.
Hardware and Audio
The Operating System on this TV is my Home Screen 7.0.
For display connectivity, there are two HDMI 2.0 ports, one AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack port and two HDMI 2.1 ports on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, it includes 2x USB 2.0 (max 0.5 A) and 1x USB 3.0 (max 0.9 A). Other connectivity ports include — 1x Cable/Antenna In (F-type female) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Wireless connectivity options on this TV include a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 2 x 15W built-in speakers.
Now, coming to power usage, on average, it consumes around 204.8 watts and on standby, it takes 0.5 watts.
It supports a power outlet of 220 V - 240 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz.