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