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Hitachi 49HBT62A
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Hitachi 49HBT62A

49" 100Hz Direct-LED Feb 2016
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate LED Backlighting Release Date
A+
£113.77 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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8 Reasons For

Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 49HBT62A which do not support smart TV features, the 49HBT62A supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Hitachi 49HBT62A has a WiFi connection. Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out in the last year also have a WiFi connection.

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Quite Fast Refresh Rate

The slowest refresh rate of mid-size TVs that were released in the last year is 50Hz and the fastest is 900Hz. The 49HBT62A has a fairly fast refresh rate (100 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 49HBT62A.

Televisions with a faster refresh rate that might be worth considering include the Samsung UE40F6100[plb_3861128_price] (200Hz).

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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 TVs that came out in the last 12 months.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This television has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the 49HBT62A has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released in the last year. The average display brightness of comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the 49HBT62A is 280 cd/m².

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Features One Video App

The number of video apps featured on the 49HBT62A is more than most latest mid-size TVs. The most frequently featured video app is YouTube, but this video app is not featured on this Hitachi TV. The video apps NetFlix are also featured on this TV.

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8 Reasons Against

Only Two DVB-T Channels

Most TVs that were released around the same time as the 49HBT62A have between 1 and 999 DVB-T channels, including the 49HBT62A which has two DVB-T channels.

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Not 3D Compatible

The 49HBT62A is not 3D compatible. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 49HBT62A are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Samsung UE40F6100[plb_3861128_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 49HBT62A does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs that were released in the last year also do not have a built-in camera.

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High Running Costs

Whilst the efficiency rating of this TV is A+, the 49HBT62A is one of the less economic to run new mid-size TVs that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 49HBT62A is £114.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 49HBT62A does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched in the last 12 months also do not feature OLED technology.

It is worth also looking at other TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung HG49EE690[plb_3713298_price].

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Heavy

With a weight of 12.9 kilograms, the Hitachi 49HBT62A is one of the heavier mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 49HBT62A amongst TVs of this age. The lightest mid-size TV that is a comparable age to the 49HBT62A is 1kg heavy and the heaviest is 36kg.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

When compared to other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 49HBT62A that we have checked, the annual energy consumption of the 49HBT62A of 103 kilowatt hours is one of the highest. The average annual energy consumption of new mid-size TVs is 67kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 37kWh to 200kWh.

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Quite Slow Response Time

Mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 49HBT62A have response times of between 5ms and 14ms. The 49HBT62A has a fairly slow response time (9 milliseconds) compared to most of the other newly released mid-size TVs.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Hitachi 49HBT62A

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when this TV was released.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. 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
Refresh Rate
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Response Time
Display Brightness
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustment
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
DVB-T Channel
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Video App
Ports & Interfaces
PC Audio in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Manual

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £113.77
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Total running cost over 5 years £113.77
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Hitachi 49HBT62Auses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
0.56T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
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 49hbt62, hitachi 49hbt62a
Barcodes 05014024002341

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