37.05"
20.84 "
43"
6'2"

Samsung UE43BU8500

ABOUT THIS TV

Samsung UE43BU8500 400x400 Image Samsung UE43BU8500

The UE43BU8500 is a 43 inch 4K TV from Samsung, launched in the year 2022. It comes with a 10-bit VA, IPS-ADS panel.

It can display a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and pixel density of 103 ppi.

Picture Quality

After screen size and resolution, the very next specification of a display that defines picture quality is its Color Gamut.

Samsung 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, IPS-ADS panel, we can safely assume its equivalent sRGB coverage to be 100% or above. The color quality on this TV should be Lifelike!

What is Color gamut ?

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

What this means is, it determines the ability of a TV to produce accurate colors. A TV with low gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), thus producing a "washed out" picture.

It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 Adobe RGB, rec.2020.

But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.

Color Gamut Chart

Next in the list of important specifications is Static Contrast.

What is 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 specification defines the intensity of black levels. That is, a TV with SC ratio < 1000:1 may produce black images something like this:

Example of a disply with low contrast ratio

Apart from that, such TVs are likely to suffer from backlight bleeds that will affect 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 lets you to see more details. So, resolution and static contrast ratio go hand in hand in a sense.

This TV features a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., enough to display deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. For the record, it also comes with local dimming feature which is a plus.

HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), HDR10+, HDR and HDR10 are also supported on this TV.

Coming to brightness, it is can produce a peak luminance of 250 nits. The panel of this TV is powered by Edge LED backlight.

Gaming Performance

If you aren't into gaming, you can ignore these specifications. But if you are also planning 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.

The input lag on the Samsung UE43BU8500 is 8 ms and its minimum response time is N/A. So its a go-to TV if you are interested in gaming.

What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?

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

But ideally, get a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.

Ergonomics and Dimensions

Coming to ergonomics — If you plan to wall mount the TV, you can make use of the VESA mount provided with this TV, which by the way has an interface size of 200 x 200 mm. The unit doesn't come with Swivel, Tilt or Pivot support.

The TV measures 43 inches vertically and 38 inches horizontally.

In terms of thickness, it is just 1 inches thick.

It weighs approximately 8.4 kilograms and 0.6 kgs extra if you include stand.

Hardware and Audio

The TV comes with a Quad Core CPU. However, Samsung didn't provide any information on the available RAM on the TV's specsheet.

To power its UI, the TV 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.

For connecting to this TV wirelessly, you will have — a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.

Coming to audio, it is packaged with 2 x 10W speakers.

Now, coming to power usage, the TV consumes 72 watts on average and 0.5 watts on standby.

For powering this unit, you'll need either a 110V or 220V outlet @ 50Hz-60Hz.

SPECSHEET

GENERAL
Brand
Samsung
Type
Smart TV
Size
43" (inches)
Model Series
BU8000
Model Number
UE43BU8500
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: 38.04 " (inches)
Height: 22.06 " (inches)
Depth: 1.01 " (inches)
Weight: 8.4 kg
Body with Stand
Width: 38.04 " (inches)
Height: 24.57 " (inches)
Depth: 7.39 " (inches)
Weight: 9 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
No
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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