Hitachi 43HBT42 vs Samsung UE32J5200

Hitachi 43HBT42
Samsung UE32J5200

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Hitachi 43HBT42 is a 43" TV. That's 11" larger than the Samsung UE32J5200 (32"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

6W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Hitachi 43HBT42 has an RMS rated power of 16W, whereas the Samsung UE32J5200 is only a 10W RMS rated power TV (6W lower). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Hitachi 43HBT42 has two USB 2.0 ports, however the Samsung UE32J5200 only has one USB 2.0 port. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Hitachi 43HBT42 is "A+", but the rating of the Samsung UE32J5200 is "A+".
4 Reasons For
50% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE32J5200 is a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 100Hz faster than the Hitachi 43HBT42 (200Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE32J5200 is a 44kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 34kWh lower than the Hitachi 43HBT42 (44kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

2x lighter Edit
Samsung UE32J5200 is 3.9kg heavy. That's 5.5kg lighter than the Hitachi 43HBT42 (3.9kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE32J5200 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Hitachi 43HBT42 is "A+".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
100Hz slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Hitachi 43HBT42 is a 100Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 100Hz slower than the Samsung UE32J5200 (200Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

44% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Hitachi 43HBT42 is a 78kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 34kWh higher than the Samsung UE32J5200 (44kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

59% heavier Edit
The Hitachi 43HBT42 has a weight of 9.4kg. That's 5.5kg heavier than the Samsung UE32J5200 (3.9kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

4 Reasons Against
35% smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE32J5200 is a 32" TV. That's 11" smaller than the Hitachi 43HBT42 (32"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE32J5200 has an RMS rated power of 10W, however the Hitachi 43HBT42 is a 16W RMS rated power TV (6W higher). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Samsung UE32J5200 is one, but the Hitachi 43HBT42 only has two USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Six months older
The Samsung UE32J5200 is older than the Hitachi 43HBT42 by six months.

Average User Rating

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Date Released

11 months Ago 18 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 86.53
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 86.53
Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.43T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Display

Screen Size
43"
BEST
32"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1200:1
BEST
 1200:1
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
100Hz 200Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Response Time
8ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 200
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
109cm
BEST
80cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search feature
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser

Audio

RMS Rated Power
16W
BEST
10W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
2
BEST
1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
2 2
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
VGA Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
Composite Video Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Automatic shut off function
Smart Mode
 Game
 Sports
 Game
 Sports
Picture in Picture Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture in picture function
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 ASF
 3GP
 MOV
 MPG
 MPEG
 MKV
 VOB
 DAT
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 ASF
 3GP
 MOV
 MPG
 MPEG
 MKV
 VOB
 DAT
Audio Format
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Format
 JPG
 PNG
 BMP
 JPG
 PNG
 BMP
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
Wide Color Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide color enhancer
Extended PVR
 Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
Video Compression Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MPEG
 MPEG4

Design

LED Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicator
Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
54W 30W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
78kWh 44kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 66W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
Unknown - Click to provide data 69mm
Weight
9.4kg 3.9kg
BEST
Package Weight
12.6kg 5.6kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4kg
Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 460.2mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 741mm
Height
718mm 436mm
BEST
Width
1,195mm 741mm
BEST
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 497mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 882mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight
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