Hisense 43H8E Review and Specs

Hisense 43H8E (USA version)

SCORE:
62

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Hisense 43H8E Overview

Hisense 43H8E was introduced in 2018. It has a LCD screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 50 Hz/60 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10.

We give Hisense 43H8E TV 62 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
75
VIDEO FEATURES
55
AUDIO FEATURES
25
OTHER FEATURES
46
CONNECTIVITY
72
FORMAT SUPPORT
56
OVERALL
62

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Hisense 43H8E.

The TV has strengths such as Color Depth and HDR10. And it has weaknesses sush as Limited Viewing Angle, no 3D Capability, no HDR10+, no Dolby Vision, no Advanced HDR by Technicolor®, no IMAX Enhanced, no AMD Freesync™, no NVidia G-Sync, no 4K HFR, no 2K HFR, no VRR, no HGIG Compatibility, no Filmmaker Mode, no Dolby Atmos, no WiSA Ready and no NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0).

PROS
Color Depth 👍
HDR10 👍
CONS
Limited Viewing Angle 👎
No 3D Capability 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
No Dolby Vision 👎
No Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No AMD Freesync™ 👎
No NVidia G-Sync 👎
No 4K HFR 👎
No 2K HFR 👎
No VRR 👎
No HGIG Compatibility 👎
No Filmmaker Mode 👎
No Dolby Atmos 👎
No WiSA Ready 👎
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) 👎

Selected Features

VA Panel

Hisense 43H8E has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.


Full-Array Local Dimming

The TV has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Hisense 43H8E.

BASICS
BrandHisense
Country VersionUSA
SeriesH8E
Model43H8E
Release Year2018
Size43"
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)42.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TechnologyLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Color
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 billion
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
High dynamic range processing
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Upscaling4K Upscaler
Frame Interploation TechniqueUltra Smooth Motion
Frame Interpolation Frequency120 Hz
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
Noise Reduction
AUDIO
Speaker Power Rating8W x 2
Dolby Atmos
DTS TruSurround
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input (gigabit)
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs3 ([email protected])
HDMI Version2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CEC
USB Inputs1
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputs
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
OTHER
Internet Browser
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Teletext
Closed Captions
On-Screen Display LanguagesEnglish/French/Spanish
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 110V, 60Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)38.2" x 22.6" x 2.8"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)38.2" x 23.9" x 8.4"
Stand Size31.6"x 8.4"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)42.4" x 26.1" x 5.4"
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Dimensions (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Wall mount screwM6
Weight Without Stand17.4 lbs
Weight With Stand17.6 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)23.3 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RF Antenna1
Remote
Universal Control Capability for remote

Successor

The 2018 H8E series has a successor - 2019 H8F series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.

UPGRADES Hisense 50H8F Hisense 43H8E
Higher Refresh Rate 100 Hz/120 Hz 50 Hz/60 Hz
Dolby Vision

For this comparison we chose 50" version of the successor - model 50H8F. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Hisense 43H8E vs Hisense 50H8F where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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