37.05"
20.84 "
43"
6'2"

Samsung UE43BU8000

ABOUT THIS TV

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The UE43BU8000 is a 43 inch 4K TV from Samsung. It was launched in 2022. It features a 10-bit VA, IPS-ADS panel. The max. resolution it can achieve is 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz with a pixel density of 103 ppi.

Picture Quality

After screen size and resolution, the next most important spec of a display is its Color Reproduction Accuracy (defined by its color gamut specification).

Samsung has not provided a color gamut specification for this TV. So we have to take a guess. 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!

What is Color gamut ?

Color gamut spec of a TV is the measurement of the range of colors that the display can display.

Put Simply, it tells the ability of a display to produce accurate colors. A display with low color gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), so the image produced will look "washed out" in colors.

It is specified in different units - sRGB,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 etc. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.

But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.

Color Gamut Chart

After color gamut, next in the list is Static Contrast.

Understanding the static contrast specification

There are 2 types of contrast specifications for a TV. Static and Dynamic. We are interested in static contrast ratio as dynamic doesn't matter much.

This defines the intensity of black levels. That is, a TV with SC ratio less than 1000:1 will produce black images something like this:

Example of a disply with low contrast ratio

Note that, such TVs are likely to suffer from backlight bleeds that will impact your experience — as shown below.

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

Other than black levels, a TV with high constrast ratio enables you to see more details. So, resolution and static contrast ratio go hand in hand.

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., well enough to produce deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. For the record, it also comes with local dimming technology which is a plus.

HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), HDR10+, HDR and HDR10.

Coming to brightness, the peak brightness the Samsung UE43BU8000 can produce is 250 nits. The backlight used on the panel is Edge LED.

Gaming Performance

If you are planning to use your TV only for content consumption, you can safely ignore these specifications. But if you are also planning to use the TV for gaming or use it as a PC monitor, you should get a TV with the lowest input lag and response time.

The input lag on this TV is 8 ms and its minimum response time is N/A. Gamers gonna love this TV.

Understanding Input lag and response time

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

Although for better experience, get a TV that features 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 inches thick. It weighs approximately 8.4 KGs, another 0.3 kgs including stand. So plan your space accordingly.

Coming to ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 200 x 200 mm. Swivel, Tilt or Pivot features are not supported on this unit.

Hardware and Audio

The core of Samsung UE43BU8000 is powered by 4-Core CPU. There is no information on the total RAM on the TV's official specsheet.

The Operating System on this TV is Tizen 6.5.

For display connectivity, there are three HDMI 2.0 ports on this TV.

To connect USB devices, it includes 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.

Regarding wireless connections on this TV, the manufacturer has provided 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 usage, it uses 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.

SPECSHEET

GENERAL
Brand
Samsung
Type
Smart TV
Size
43" (inches)
Model Series
BU8000
Model Number
UE43BU8000
Operating System
Powered by Tizen 6.5
Launch Year
2022
DISPLAY
Panel
43" 10 bit VA, IPS-ADS 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
8 ms
Brightness
N/A
Backlight Source
Edge 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
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)
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • DLNA
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • 1 x Ethernet RJ45
Other Ports
  • Wireless Dex
  • 1 x Satellite In (F-type female)
  • 1 x Antenna (RF) (female)
  • 1 x CI+ 1.4
  • 2 x USB 2.0
Audio
Speakers: 2 x 10W
Inbuilt Subwoofer: N/A
Ports: 1 x Optical Audio Out
Chipset
RAM: N/A
CPU: 4 Core CPU
GPU: N/A
Power Consumption
Average: 72 W
Maximum: 130 W
Standby: 0.5 W
Power Outlet
100 V - 120 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
220 V - 240 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
Energy Class
G
FEATURES AND TECHNOLOGY
Marketed Features
Screen Interpolation
Value: 2200 PQI
Technology: Picture Quality Index
Frame Rate Control
Yes
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Screen
Width: 37.05 " (inches)
Height: 20.84 " (inches)
Diagonal: 43" (inches)
Body
Width: 38.01 " (inches)
Height: 22.04 " (inches)
Depth: 1.01 " (inches)
Weight: 8.4 kg
Body with Stand
Width: 38.01 " (inches)
Height: 23.58 " (inches)
Depth: 8.09 " (inches)
Weight: 8.7 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
Yes
Vesa Mount Support
Yes
Interface: 200 x 200 mm
ENVIRONMENT LIMITS
Altitude
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A
Temperature
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A
Humidity
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A

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