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Hitachi 32HBC01
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Hitachi 32HBC01

32" Direct-LED 4000:1 Jan 2016
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5 Reasons For

1.4 HDMI Version

This TV has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on similar spec TVs that have been available for the last year.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of new mid-size TVs is 280 cd/m², and the display brightnesses range from 200 cd/m² to 450 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the 32HBC01 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 32HBC01.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the 32HBC01 is more than most mid-size TVs that came out in the last year. The most commonly supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this TV. The audio formats MP3,WAV,WMA are also supported by this television.

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Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the 32HBC01 is more than most recently released mid-size TVs. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this television. The image formats BMP,JPG,PNG are also supported by this TV.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on new TVs.

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8 Reasons Against

Only HD Ready HD Type

The highest display resolution of the 32HBC01 is HD Ready. That's 56% less display resolution than the most frequently found HD type of Full HD.

This TV's display resolution (HD Ready) is actually the worst display resolution amongst all mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 32HBC01.

The best display resolution across comparable types of TV is Full HD.

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The 32HBC01 does not have a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 32HBC01.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The 32HBC01 does not support smart TV features, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for the last year also do not support smart TV features.

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Not 3D Compatible

The 32HBC01 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 32HBC01 are also not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Samsung UE40F6100[plb_3861128_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Hitachi 32HBC01 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other new TVs also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 32HBC01 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for the last year also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other televisions which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the Samsung HG49EE690[plb_3713298_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 12 Watts, the 32HBC01 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as the 32HBC01. The lowest RMS rated power of latest mid-size TVs is 5W, the highest is 40W, and the average RMS rated power is 17W.

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Very Thick

When compared to other similar spec televisions that were launched in the last 12 months that we have checked, the 32HBC01's thickness of 97 millimeters is one of the thickest. The thinnest thickness of newly released mid-size TVs is 7.1mm and the thickest is 99mm.

If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Samsung UN40J6200[plb_2930472_price] (93.98mm) which is also higher rated.

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1 Other reason to consider the Hitachi 32HBC01

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when Hitachi released the 32HBC01.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
LED Backlighting
Typical Contrast Ratio
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Response Time
Display Brightness
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustment
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Audio
Equaliser
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Digital Audio Coaxial Out Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
RF Port
SCART Port
PC Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
Composite Video Out Port
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Electronic Programme Guide
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
Extended PVR
Stored Teletext Page
Video Compression Format
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hitachi 32hbc01
Barcodes 05014024002037, 05014024002396

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