H7C 43-inch 4K Ultra HD 60Hz Smart LED TV
Since I wasn’t able to do an actual hands-on review of the Hisense 43H7C, I instead chose to do what I call a product profile/review, which consists of info that is based on research I conducted before writing this article and compiled 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.
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 showroom floor, so the picture image may not appear as vibrant and dynamic when you get it set up at home and view 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.
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.
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 regard to the Hisense H7C model. See reviews here.
On the contrary, I would like to point out the biggest customer complaint about 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’s customer support is unsatisfactory.
With that said, the majority of customers are very happy with this TV and rave about its picture quality.
- Good overall picture quality
- 4K resolution capable
- Opera smart TV platform
- Very affordable
- Decent sound quality from built-in speakers
- Black levels are not very deep
- Contrast and color saturation loss when viewed at wide angles
- Reports of defective 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.
- 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 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 System – DBX TV
- AC3 (Dolby Digital) – Yes
- Maximum Audio Output – 7W x 2
- 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
- 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 the 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.
Check out the review of the 2017 Hisense 55DU6070 4K HDR TV here…