The GU43BU8589UXZG is a 43 inch 4K TV from Samsung, launched in the year 2022. It comes with a 10-bit VA, IPS-ADS panel.
The max. resolution it can display is 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a pixel density of 103 ppi.
Now, the next important spec of a display that will impact your viewing experience is Color Gamut.
Samsung has not provided a color gamut specification for this TV. But don't worry, we have other means to guess that. As this TV comes with a 10bit VA, IPS-ADS panel, we can safely assume its equivalent sRGB coverage to be 100% or above. Undoubtedly The color accuracy on this TV will be Lifelike!
Understanding the Color Gamut Specification
Color gamut specification of a TV is the measurement of the range of colors that it can produce.
A TV with poor color reproduction will produce washed out colors that will spoil your immersive experience.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 to name a few. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
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 similarly impacts its picture quality.
Understanding Static Contrast
There are 2 types of contrast specifications for a TV. Static and Dynamic. We are interested in static contrast ratio. Dynamic doesn't matter much.
Static contrast tells the intensity of black levels. That is, a TV with SC ratio < 1000:1 may produce black images something like this:
Note that, such TVs are likely be prone to backlight bleeds that will affect your experience — as shown below.The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Note that, 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 show both dark gray and black as black, 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.
This TV features a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., good enough to display deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. The panel comes with local dimming feature which is a plus.
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), HDR10+, HDR and HDR10 are also supported on this TV, so that's a plus.
Coming to brightness, the peak luminance it can achieve is 250 nits. The backlight of this TV is powered by Edge LED technology.
Now if you are going to use the TV other than watching videos — say as a PC monitor or Gaming, make sure to take a TV that features the lowest input lag. For gaming however, both input lag and response time affects the performance.
The input lag on the Samsung GU43BU8589UXZG is 8 ms and its minimum response time is N/A. Pick this one if you are a gamer.
Understanding Input lag and response time
This lag is the amount of time 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 has an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Coming to ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 200 x 200 mm is provided for wall-mounting. The unit doesn't come with either Swivel, Tilt or Pivot support.
The width of this TV is 38 inches while its height is 24.57 inches.
In terms of thickness, it is 1 inches thick.
It weighs approximately 8.4 kgs, another 0.6 kgs including stand. So plan your space accordingly.
Hardware and Audio
The chipset of Samsung GU43BU8589UXZG is powered by 4-Core CPU. There is no mention on the RAM on this TV.
Speaking of OS, the Samsung GU43BU8589UXZG runs Tizen 6.5 Operating System.
For display connectivity, there are three HDMI 2.0 ports on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, you will have two USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF) (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, Bluetooth and DLNA.
The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 2 x 10W speakers.
As for power consumption, the TV consumes 72 watts on average and 0.5 watts on standby.
For powering this unit, you will require either a 110V or 220V outlet @ 50Hz-60Hz.