Hitachi HXT12U 42 In Full HD 1080p FVHD LED TV + Smart Apps.

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Hitachi HXT12U 42 In Full HD 1080p FVHD LED TV + Smart Apps.

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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

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Customer reviews and ratings

Hitachi HXT12U 42 In Full HD 1080p FVHD LED TV + Smart Apps. 4.4 5 317 330
Pleased with purchase Very good tv thin frame picture clear and features are great 12 April 2014
disappointed I really wish I had not purchased this tv the sound quality is poor however the picture is beautiful.i was under the impression I could use full internet with it but can only access social media sites .I am seriously considering selling this tv . 11 April 2014
Good Value Good VFM if the price is right. Picture quality is superb IMHO, main reason I bought it. LAN connection can be fiddly and not the full smart TV experience but you'll pay a lot more for that. iPlayer and YouTube are spot-on though. The other apps are meh. Two small negatives: 1. At the bottom of the rear is a lip that extends out about an inch or two, effectively recessing the VESA screw holes. Check your bracket has at least an inch of clearance first. 2. Audio speakers are small and weedy. 10 April 2014
Perfect tv for what it cost. Very happy with it. 09 April 2014
i prefer Hitachi Always had Hitachi tvs the picture is crystal clear never let you down. the sound on this one could be better but once the sound bar surround sound is fitted .... perfect.... now just need a decent film to watch. 09 April 2014
BARGAIN Really impressed with this tv for the price it is. The smartvue app is a must as that's where the internet browser is and I'm able to stream movies from my ipad to the tv via dlna. The sound isn't great but that's what soundbars were invented for lol. All in all great price really clear picture and one happy customer :) 08 April 2014
Hitachi TV Bought this because have 26" TV at my caravan, it's quite good but not as good as I thought it would be but that's just me. 08 April 2014
Excellent value for money but the speakers on the TV are very tinny. We bought a sound bar (having not had one for our previous LG TV) and would say you definitely need one for half decent sound quality. 08 April 2014
Fantastic television Lovely television, great size ,picture, sound, design everything great. Highly reccommended. 08 April 2014
VERY POOR SOUND SYSTEM smart apps do not work on sky, the sound quality is very poor, too tinny, also has to very very loud to get a good sound reproduction. I have had to use to computer sound system, otherwise the picture quality is brilliant. 08 April 2014
Excellent value for money Brilliant sound brilliant pic there is a button to power off the tv, some reviews say there is not Read instructions!!! :) def recommend 08 April 2014
Poor sound The sound is very poor quality, OK if you have a sound system but otherwise not good enough. Be aware that There is limited apps for the smart TV function, and you can only use their dongle and web cam - extra expense! 08 April 2014
Nice tv. Great picture,sound is just not upto the job..!! 08 April 2014
Perfect for the living room Great screen size and resolution, sleek design, perfect picture quality, user friendly and simple TV guide, works perfectly with Freeview. Remote is great too, not "too many" buttons, it is light and comfortable to use. Very happy with the purchase, would definitely recommend this TV. 08 April 2014
This product is really great value for money 08 April 2014
Very pleased with my TV :) Very happy customer, lovely and light and also slim, would recommend. 04 April 2014
A Brilliant TV! Excellent price, easy to connect and outstanding picture quality! A very very good buy! 02 April 2014
Great product great price delivery very quick 02 April 2014
tv what a pleasure it is to come home from work and relax in my lounge and see a screen as clear and wonderful as this tv is. It pays to update. 02 April 2014
Hitachi TV Very great television 02 April 2014
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webcam for hitachi 40 inch smart tv

5 days ago
Bought new hitachi 40 inch tv last week, will any webcam fit it, what do argos recomend.
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3 days 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 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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5 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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whats 'dlna support'

1 week ago
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1 week ago
Wireless devices usually need to install software first, I don't know if the tv will accept the software. Any ideas?
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Age: 25 to 34
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6 days ago
Any plug and play compliant wireless mouse/keyboard set SHOULD work.
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Location: Scotland
Age: 18 to 24
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