Unlike the Samsung GQ 55 Q 60 R has the Samsung GQ 43 Q 60 R not a VA panel, but a PLS / IPS -Panel, which is characterized by its viewing angle stable image. In the horizontal the acceptable field of vision is over 90 degrees and in the vertical it is 80 Degree – this is useful if you are watching TV with friends or family. In contrast, the maximum brightness (447 cd / m²) and the checkerboard contrast (187 : 1) only average, but okay for the 43 inch class. The TV is not well suited for HDR films, but standard Blu-rays and TV programs look good. Measured against the top devices, the image quality in the test is only satisfactory, but it is fully acceptable for price-conscious buyers.
The TV resolves with 3. 840 x 2. 160 pixels ( UHD) and offers a gaming mode for gamers with a latency of 11 milliseconds. In the test, we measured a fairly low power consumption of 61, 5 watts. Together with the 0.3 watts in standby, the smart TV earns the EU energy label A +.
The Samsung GQ 43 Q 60 R is also well equipped. It comes with twin tuners for cable, satellite and DVB-T2. It also has an integrated HD + decoding for the HD reception of various TV channels. Six months of HD + are included for free. Those who prefer to stream will also get their money's worth. Because the Tizen operating system provides you with the apps from popular streaming providers such as Amazon Prime Video, Maxdome, Youtube and Netflix. Apple users are happy with Airplay, however Chromecast / Miracast is not supported. Samsung uses HDR for video and sound 10 (+), HLG, HEVC, H. 264 and AC3. As usual, Samsung does without Dolby Vision, DTS and Dolby Atmos. Overall, you get a good middle-class device at a fair price of around 540 Euro , which is in the middle of our best list .