Large VA panels give up some off-axis image quality to their IPS competition, and the FV43U demonstrates this. You can see that even in the front view, there is a slight red shift at the sides, but this is because we do this testing with our camera 30 inches away, which is too close to sit in front of a 43-inch monitor. If you sit a more appropriate distance away, about 4 feet, the picture looks perfectly uniform in color and brightness. The red shift is more apparent at 45 degrees to the sides. The top view is also red with a significant reduction in gamma.
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A 12.38%, deviation is not too bad for such a large panel. Though the FV43U is in fifth place here, it is not a problem screen by any means. We saw slight hotspots in three corners of our sample when displaying a black field pattern. Higher brightness steps erased the issue, and we never saw a problem when playing games. Color uniformity is perfect, according to our measured tests.
Pixel Response and Input Lag
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The main reason to consider a 43-inch monitor like the FV43U over a TV is speed. 144 Hz may not seem a lot faster than 120 Hz, but it does make a visual difference. That said, the Aorus is 1ms slower than its Acer and Asus 144 Hz counterparts. It is however significantly quicker than the 120 Hz Philips 55-inch screen. When total input lag is considered, the FV43U beats the 120 Hz monitors here and has much quicker response than most consumer TVs.