The 43PUS8507/12 is a 43 inch 4K TV from Philips. It was launched in 2022. It features a 10-bit IPS panel.
It can display a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and pixel density of 103 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important specification of a display is its Color Reproduction Accuracy, which is defined by its color gamut specification.
Philips did not provide a color gamut rating for this TV. But don't worry, we have other means to guess that.
Considering the TV comes with a 10bit IPS panel, we can safely assume its equivalent sRGB coverage to be 100% or above. The color accuracy on this TV should be Lifelike!
What Color Gamut means ?
Color gamut spec of a TV indicates the range of colors that the TV can display.
Put Simply, this specification tells the ability of a display to produce accurate colors. A TV with low color gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), the result would be a "washed out" picture quality.
It is specified in different units - sRGB,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 Adobe RGB, rec.2020.
But you don't need to worry about that, below is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
Other than color accuracy, the static contrast of a TV also impacts its picture quality.
Understanding the static contrast ratio of a TV
A TV with high enough static contrast ratio will produce deep blacks while a TV with low contrast ratio (<1000:1) will produce images that may look dusty as shown below.
As you can imagine, this will affect your experience considerably.
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 produce less shades of colors, so lesser detail overall.
If given a choice, always prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
Philips did not share the static contrast ratio specification for this TV. So once again we have to make an assumption. FYI — IPS panels come with a static contrast ratio between 700:1 - 1500:1. Now, for a 4K TV, we can guess the ratio would be >= 1200:1.
HDR10, HDR10+, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and Dolby Vision are also supported on this TV, so that's a plus.
As for brightness, the peak luminance the Philips 43PUS8507/12 can achieve is 250 nits. The panel of this TV is powered by Direct LED backlight.
If you are not into gaming, you can ignore these specifications. But if you are also going to use the TV for gaming or use it as a PC monitor, you would want to take a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.
Sadly, we cannot find the input lag specification for this unit. Now, since this is not a cheap TV from Philips, we can expect an input lag of less than 20ms.
What is Input lag ?
This lag is the latency at which your inputs changes the content of the TV. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
For best of both worlds, look for a TV that features an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Coming to ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 300 x 300 mm. The unit doesn't come with either Swivel, Tilt or Pivot support.
Vertically, the TV measures 43 inches and horizontally 38.58 inches. In total, it weighs 11.2 kilograms.
Hardware and Audio
The TV is powered by 4-Core (MediaTek MT9970A) CPU and comes with 4 gigabytes of RAM.
To power its UI, the TV runs Android 11 Operating System.
For display connectivity, Philips has provided four HDMI 2.0 ports on this TV.
USB ports include 1x USB 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x Satellite In (Main — F-type female), 1x CI+ 1.4 and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Wireless connectivity options on this TV include a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct and Bluetooth 5.0.
Speaking of speakers, it is packaged with 2 x 10W speakers.
In terms of power consumption, on average, it uses 49.73 watts. On standby, it takes 0.3 watts.
For powering this unit, you'll need an 220 V - 240 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz outlet.