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Hitachi 43HBT42

43" Direct-LED 1200:1 Jan 2016
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Typical Contrast Ratio Release Date
A+
£86.53 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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7 Reasons For

Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other latest mid-size TVs which do not support smart TV features, the 43HBT42 supports smart TV features.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This TV has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many latest comparable spec TVs.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

two USB 2.0 ports

Most new mid-size TVs have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the 43HBT42 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Supports Twelve Video Formats

supports twelve video formats

The 43HBT42 has a greater number of video formats than most mid-size TVs that have been available for the last year. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by latest mid-size TVs. The video formats "3GP", "ASF", "DAT", "FLV", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG", "MPG", "VOB" and "WMV" are also supported by this television.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the 43HBT42 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by recently released mid-size TVs. The audio formats "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the 43HBT42 is more than most recently released mid-size TVs. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec televisions that have been on the market for the last year. The image formats "BMP" and "PNG" are also supported by this television.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The Hitachi 43HBT42 does not have a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the 43HBT42 which have a WiFi connection.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most latest mid-size TVs are not 3D compatible. The 43HBT42 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Samsung UE40F6100 (£574.50).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other televisions that are a similar age to the 43HBT42, the 43HBT42 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other recently released comparable spec televisions, the 43HBT42 does not feature OLED technology.

It is worth considering other TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung HG49EE690 (£576.42).

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of recently released TVs is 220Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz. At only 100 hertz, the 43HBT42 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other new mid-size TVs.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

At 78 kilowatt hours, the 43HBT42 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other recently released mid-size TVs. Across all the latest mid-size TVs the annual energy consumptions range from 37kWh to 200kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 67kWh.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Hitachi 43HBT42

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when Hitachi released the 43HBT42.

OK Running Costs

This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The average running cost of the 43HBT42 is £87 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 240 new similar spec TVs.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on mid-size TVs that were released in the last 12 months. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
LED Backlighting
Typical Contrast Ratio
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Response Time
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
VGA Port
Composite Video Out Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
Management Features
Electronic Programme Guide
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Extended PVR
Video Compression Format
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Package Weight
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £86.53
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Total running cost over 5 years £86.53
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Energy Rating
0.43T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hit 43hbt42
Barcodes 05014024002082

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