Hitachi HXT12U 42 In Full HD1080p FVHD LED TV + Smart Apps.

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Hitachi  HXT12U 42 In Full HD1080p FVHD LED TV + Smart Apps.

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Product description / spec


This Hitachi 42 Inch TV with Smart apps boasts Full High Definition 1080p picture quality on a contemporary and sleek design. This TV offers you a range of fantastic online content to keep you and your family entertained. Enjoy even more of your favourite programmes with integrated Freeview HD, allowing you to view over 50 subscription free channels in stunning Full HD.

Top 5 Smart Apps include: BBC iPlayer, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr.

Television picture quality:

  • Smart TV.
  • Screen size: 42in (106cm).
  • Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels.
  • Motion rate 50Hz.
  • Response time 15 milliseconds.
  • Viewing angle 178/178 degrees.


  • 1 SCART socket, 2 USB ports and 2 HDMI sockets.
  • PC input socket.
  • Composite.
  • Headphone socket.
  • AV socket.
  • Requires Wi-Fi dongle (sold separately).
  • Ethernet connection.
  • DLNA compatibility.
  • Suitable for wall mounting 200 x 200 bracket.

Sound quality:

  • NICAM sound system.
  • 2 x 8 watts RMS power output.

Digital features:

  • Freeview HD digital tuner.
  • 7 day electronic programme guide (EPG).
  • CI+ slot.

Additional features:

  • Sleep timer.
  • Child lock.
  • Size of TV H57, W97, D10cm.
  • Weight of TV 11kg (unpackaged).
  • Size of TV with stand: H61, W97, D22cm.
  • Weight of TV with stand: 11kg.

Energy efficiency information:

  • Energy efficiency rating: A.
  • On mode power consumption 69 watts.
  • Annual power consumption 100kWh.
  • Standby power consumption 0.5 watt.

EAN: 1474680

Additional Information

* Please note item 1474680 has previously been on sale at 269.99.

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Customer reviews and ratings

Hitachi HXT12U 42 In Full HD 1080p FVHD LED TV + Smart Apps. 4.4 5 325 338
it works the way i experted 29 April 2014
tv review Very good picture and sound quality 29 April 2014
Wicked Just what me and the kids needed 29 April 2014
Excellent product for price We brought this TV for use in our house in France. We didn't want to spend a great deal of money for something that would only be in use for part of the year. Very pleased with this product and now thinking of bringing old TV from UK and taking this one back for use over there. Used with Manhattan Freesat box we've had no problems at all. Would recommend if you just want a basic, good value TV. 29 April 2014
A great TV and a budget price I never had a HD TV before so I thought it was time to buy one and I notice the Hitachi TV was on sale in Argos. After reading the reviews this TV was the one for me I am very pleased with my purchased. Easy to set up through my cable and I even purchased a dongle from Argos to set up the TV with Smart Apps. Very pleased with it. 29 April 2014
excellent TV for the £ The only problem I found was the poor conectitivity - but this is due to the rubbish Internet I have. Everything else is excellent and I would recommend this TV to anyone who doesn't want to spend more than a few hundred on a TV. 29 April 2014
A lemon - sadly! From the moment it was plugged in the picture quality was terrible, sometimes unwatchable and I turned off one or two programmes I usually really enjoyed. Clearly a lemon and the engineer who came to look at it before I returned it, said " it`s a software failure". Let`s hope it was a one off. 29 April 2014
Happy with my TV, although the sound lets it down a little. good picture etc. good value for the money. 29 April 2014
This tv is a great bargain... However the sound quality is not the best definitely will need to purchase a sound bar as sound seems far away.. Also the controls on the tv are fairly awkward to use 29 April 2014
Does the job Great tv, great prices while in the sale. Only downside so far is the lack of apps and being able to download more. Besides that does the job. 29 April 2014
a great product and grat value for money 25 April 2014
Good product Really nice tv. The size is perfect for things like playing xbox and watching movies. Very good value for money 23 April 2014
very good, recommended product at a reasonable price. 23 April 2014
Clean design, virtually all you see is screen. Quite light so easy to move around. Excellent value. Other reviewers have reported poor sound quality but seems fine to me. Could have used a third HDMI connection but not a big deal. 23 April 2014
screen This is a very good product but was disappointed by the thumb size mark on the screen otherwise would have rated the product higher. Smart TV apps very limited. 23 April 2014
Great value for money Good picture and really good value at the price. 23 April 2014
New TV Wanted to update my TV and this TV meet all of my needs regarding what I wanted my TV to provide. I checked various stores & websites and for my money couldn't get anything near matching this what this was offering, unless I spent more money!!! Excellent Price, Stylist & Easy to set-up. I would recommend you add the sound system which is offered at a cheaper price if it's brought with the TV. 23 April 2014
Great tv This tv has a great picture and a lot of features. The sound is fairly good for a flat screen telly and the fact you can connect your laptop etc to it wirelessly is a bonus. All in all well worth the money 22 April 2014
Fab tv! Absolutely fab tv! After being used to a tiny 19" tv in the living room this looked ginormous. Couldn't have asked for more. Also the delivery guy was nice, polite and friendly. 22 April 2014
It was just a mistake Picture and sound qualities are below average 22 April 2014
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2 days ago
I have a Sony amp/receiver of which the tv is connected so that we can listen through the speakers. However, ee are unable to listen to youtube through the speakers and only through the tv of which has poor quality of sound. Is there a way to get this through the speakers?
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Location: Barry, Vsle of Glam
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4 days ago
Had the tv about a month and suddenly having the internet connected causes the tv to reset every 46 seconds precisely. The busy icon appears in the top left corner like it is accessing the internet so the other tv functions are locked and then it turns itself off and on. Have tried to reset to factory settings in case it has unsuccessfully downloaded an app or update but no joy. Anyone else seen or cured this?
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2 days ago
I too had issues with the internet connection on my set but all working fine now.
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Location: Milton keynes
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
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webcam for hitachi 40 inch smart tv

1 week, 2 days ago
Bought new hitachi 40 inch tv last week, will any webcam fit it, what do argos recomend.
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Location: Belfast,
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
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1 week ago

I have had a look into this and any webcam with a USB connection will work.
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internet issue

1 week, 4 days ago
I plugged in a WiFi dongle in to the USB and connected it up via tv, it says it's connected to my WiFi but won't recognise it when I try to go on internet! I don't understand please help???
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1 week, 2 days ago
I had this problem and discovered on here that it would work if you put in the bottom usb. Tried it and it worked for me,hope that helps you
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