Launched in the year 2022, the UN43BU8000 is a 43" 4K TV from Samsung. It comes with a 10-bit VA, IPS-ADS panel.
The maximum resolution it can achieve is 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a pixel density of 103 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important feature of a display that defines picture quality is Color Gamut.
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 quality on this TV will be Lifelike!
What Color Gamut means ?
Color gamut specification of a TV indicates the range of colors that it can produce.
A TV with poor color accuracy will produce washed out colors that will spoil your immersive experience.
Different manufacturers use different measurement standards to specify color gamut. Viz — sRGB, NTSC, DCI P3 to name a few.
But don't worry, here is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
Next in the list of important specifications is Static Contrast.
Understanding the static contrast ratio of a TV
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 static contrast ratio < 1000:1 may produce black images something like this:
Moreover, such TVs are likely be prone to backlight bleeds that will rob 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 in a sense.
This TV is rated with a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., good enough to display deep blacks. 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.
As for brightness, it is capable of producing a peak luminance of 250 nits. The backlight used on the panel is Edge LED.
If you aren't interested in gaming, you can ignore these specs. But if you are also going to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, you would want to get a TV that features 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 amount of time at which device inputs changes the content of your display. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
Although for better experience, look for a TV that comes with 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.
In total it weighs 8.7 Kgs including stand. Without stand, it weighs 8.4 kgs. So plan your space accordingly.
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.
Hardware and Audio
The TV is powered by 4-Core CPU. There is no information on the total RAM on the TV's specsheet.
The UI on this TV is powered by Tizen 6.5 Operating System.
For display connectivity, Samsung has provided three HDMI 2.0 ports on this TV.
To connect USB devices, you will have two USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Cable/Antenna In (F-type female), 1x RS232 (C) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Regarding wireless connections, you will have — a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
Now, speaking of speakers, it is packaged with 2 x 10W speakers.
In terms of power consumption, the TV uses 49.73 watts on average and 0.5 watts on standby.
It supports a power outlet of 100 V - 120 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz.