Hisense 43H7C Review – Product Profile

Hisense 43H7C

H7C 43-inch 4K Ultra HD 60Hz Smart LED TV

Preface

Since I wasn’t able do an actual hands on review of the Hisense 43H7C, I instead chose to do what I call a product profile, which consists of info that is based on research I conducted before writing this article and complied here in a condensed format to save you the time and effort it would take to gather the info yourself.

The end result of this product profile is to provide you with important and relevant info regarding this product.

First Impressions

Even though I did not do a hands on review of the 43H7C, I was able to see a display model at a local big box store, and I must say I was quite surprised with the picture quality of the 4K demo content being displayed. It left me wondering if this really was an inexpensive budget brand TV. That’s just how good the image appeared to my eyes.

Sure, I know the 4K demo footage was designed to make this TV look its best on the show room floor, so the picture image may not appear as vibrant and dynamic when you get it setup at home and viewing your own content; but I’m sure it will deliver very similar results when viewing your own 4K or 1080p content, whether it be via blu-ray disc or streaming media sources.

Picture Quality

I was impressed with the 4K resolution on this TV. Images were rendered with plenty of detail and clarity. Color reproduction was also good for such an inexpensive TV, and for the most part, colors appeared natural and well saturated with a decent tonal balance.

Black levels were decent when viewed in images with bright highlights during nighttime or dimly lit scenes, which leads me to believe the contrast range on this TV isn’t all that bad. However, when viewing an image with a mostly black screen, the blacks appeared grayish in nature and not very deep or dark.

Overall, the picture quality of the 43H7C is pretty good for a low cost budget brand TV, and I could personally live with this display in a small bedroom setup. It would also serve well in a dorm room setting.

Customer Reviews

During my research I checked out a number of customer reviews on Amazon.com, and found most of the comments to be very favorable in regards to the Hisense H7C model. See reviews here.

On the contrary, I would like to point out the biggest customer compliant for this TV, and that is its defect rate. Many consumers have reported that the TV does not initially turn on, or stops working after a very short time of use.

Many consumers also reported that Hisense’ customer support is unsatisfactory.

With that said, the majority of customers are very happy with this TV and rave about its picture quality.

43H7C2 Side View

Side View

 

Pros:

  • Good overall picture quality
  • 4K resolution capable
  • Opera smart TV platform
  • Very affordable
  • Decent sound quality from built-in speakers

Cons:

  • Black levels not very deep
  • Contrast and color saturation loss when viewed at wide angles
  • Reports of defectives TVs from consumers

 

Features & Specs

The Hisense 43H7C is a 2016 model and is part of the company’s 7 Series available in a 43″ screen size. The screen has a matte finish.

Dimensions:

  • With stand: (W x H x D) 38.1″ x 23.9″ x 9.6″
  • Without stand: (W x H x D) 38.1″ x 22.2″ x 3.4″

Specifications – provided by Hisense

  • Model No.  43H7C
  • Refresh Rate – 60Hz
  • Smart TV – Yes /Uses Opera OS smart TV platform

Display

  • Display Area – 42.5″
  • Resolution – 3840 x 2160
  • ULED – Backlight
  • Static Contrast – 4000:1
  • Viewing Angle – 176H/176V

Core Smart Features

  • Wi-Fi Built-in – Yes
  • DLNA – Yes
  • Anyview Cast – Yes

Audio

  • Audio System – DBX TV
  • AC3 (Dolby Digital) – Yes
  • Maximum Audio Output – 7W x 2

    43H7C2 Rear Panel

    Rear Panel

Terminals

  • RF Input  – 1
  • RCA Composite Video Input – 1 (shared with component)
  • L/R Audio Input for Composite – 1 (shared with component)
  • RCA Component Video Input – 1
  • L/R Audio Input for Component – 1
  • Ethernet – 1
  • HDMI Input – 4 HDMI 2.0 (HDCP 2.2)
  • Digital Audio Output – 1 (optical)
  • USB (supports DMP) – 3
  • Earphone Jack – 1

Other Features

  • Sleep Timer – Yes
  • Menu OSD – English/French/Spanish
  • Opera App Store – Yes
  • Internet Browser – Yes
  • Apps include: Netflix, Amazon Instant, YouTube, Vudu, UltraFlix, Pandora and many more.

Warranty: 4 years parts and labor

Interested in the Hisense 43H7C?  Then check current price and availability at Amazon.com.

You may also be interested in the Hisense 50H8C, which is an upgrade to a larger 50″ screen size, and adds HDR (High Dynamic Range) capability. Available at BestBuy.com.

 

 

Hisense 50H8C

50H8C

 

Check out the review of 2017 Hisense 55DU6070 4K HDR TV here

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6 comments

  • The Hisense H7 series also has full HDR10

  • is there bad input lag when playing video games?

    • Hi John,
      I checked out some customer reviews and found that this TV performs well with gaming, so I assume it has decent input lag.

  • One Amazon Reviewer wrote, “As of a firmware update on Dec 22, 2016 the TV now supports HDR on the two high end HDMI ports (3 and 4). The TV initially only supported HDR through the USB port.

    The only reason this TV gets 4 instead of 5 stars is that it has been advertised since at least July as an HDR TV, without saying that it was only through USB (ie wouldn’t work with PS4 Pro, XB1 S, UHD blu ray players, etc). However, several firmware updates have proven Hisense is dedicated to making their products better and correcting problems. I’ll always look to Hisense first whenever I need a new TV after this experience with this TV.”

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