Hitachi 40HBT42A
Hitachi 40HBT42A
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Hitachi 40HBT42A

An economical to run 40" Full HD television, but with poor features
40" Full HD No 100Hz Mar 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date

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Hitachi 40HBT42A Review

With low running costs and at under 2 years old,
Missing Some Features
17 Months Old
£77 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 44?

Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this television is slightly out of date, and newer televisions with more up to date technology are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
It has an efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £77 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
This TV is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Not 3D

Hitachi 40HBT42A In-Depth Analysis


Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Hitachi 40HBT42A of 40" is pretty standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 29% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Not 3D

The 40HBT42A is not 3D, although it is worth noting that 74% of televisions are also not 3D.

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Average High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rate of the 40HBT42A of 100Hz is fairly average compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 43% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Hitachi 40HBT42A supports Wi-Fi, unlike 91% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports a Netflix Video App

The 40HBT42A has a greater number of video apps than most TVs. This TV supports a Netflix video app, which is the most commonly supported video app supported by TVs.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The 40HBT42A has a PC in (D-Sub) port, unlike 74% of TVs which do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Released 17 Months Ago

This Hitachi television was released in March 2016.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The efficiency rating of this Hitachi television is A+, and the 40HBT42A is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have assessed for running costs. Based on satisfactory usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 40HBT42A will cost £77 over 5 years to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hitachi 40hbt42a
Barcodes 05014024002358
Faster high frequency rate
A lot dimmer display brightness
50% faster high frequency rate
One month older
A little larger display diagonal
A lot dimmer display brightness
17% faster high frequency rate
100 cd/m² dimmer display brightness
20% larger display diagonal
Faster high frequency rate
More expensive to run over five years by 153%
Cheaper to run by £11.38
15% brighter display brightness
Eight months older