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Hitachi 42HZT66

Hitachi 42HZT66

42" Flat Jul 2015
Screen Size HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Features Release Date
£113.60 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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2 Reasons For

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Hitachi 42HZT66 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 42HZT66 also have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other televisions with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think cheaper televisions such as the Panasonic TX-40CS520 (£329.00), and the Sony KDL-40R550 (£493.87) is also worth considering.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Philips 32PFH5300 (£287.88) is also worth considering.

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Smart TV

The 42HZT66 is Smart TV. Most of the other similar spec televisions that were launched more than a year ago also are Smart TV.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative Smart TVs currently available including cheaper TVs such as the Panasonic TX-40CS520 (£329.00), or the Sony KDL-40R550 (£493.87).

TVs which are Smart TV that might be worth considering include the Philips 32PFH5300 (£287.88).

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most televisions of this age and type are not 3D compatible. The Hitachi 42HZT66 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a television that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-40CX400 (£349.00) or the 43LF590 (£294.00), or the 32LF650 (£299.99) both from LG.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 42HZT66, the 42HZT66 does not have a built-in camera.

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Very High Running Costs

Whilst the efficiency rating of this Hitachi TV is A, the 42HZT66 has an average running cost of £114 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the most expensive to run TVs of a similar spec and age.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 42HZT66, the Hitachi 42HZT66 does not feature OLED technology.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

At 100 kilowatt hours, the 42HZT66 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the 42HZT66. The lowest annual energy consumption of comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the 42HZT66 is 26kWh, the highest is 170kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 76kWh.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Hitachi 42HZT66

Released Over a Year Ago

This Hitachi TV has been on the market for over a year.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Alternative Full HD TVs currently available that you might also want to look at include the 48H1533 (£289.98), or the 40H1533 both from Toshiba which is cheaper.

If the display resolution of this TV is too low for you then you might also want to consider the 40UF671 (4K Ultra HD and cheaper), or the 49UF671 (£596.86) (4K Ultra HD and cheaper) both from LG or the Samsung UE48JU6445 (4K Ultra HD and cheaper).

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Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £110.56
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £113.60
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Hitachi 42HZT66uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hitachi 42hzt66, hitachi 42hzt66t
Barcodes 04902530057027

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