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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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

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* 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 5 324 337
Great picture limited apps Good value.After setting the TV up I was very pleased with the picture quality far better than a set that cost much more. Connected to the internet and the small selection of options worked well and a browser has just been added! But the remote makes using the browser slow. So to conclude a brilliant TV, great value but the Smart features are limited to a few useful apps. 09 May 2014
Not so smart TV bought this tv With the hope I'd be able to add Netflix etc, But no Only comes with built in apps & No way to Upgrade this. If you want to use your Tv for Netflixs, Go for a different make dissappointed to say the least 07 May 2014
Great Picture This tv was on offer when we brought it so we got it at an excellent price.The picture is very good but the sound quality was not so good.I considered buying a sound bar at the same time but having read some of the reviews I decided not to.The day after I had set it up I went and brought one! Smart apps are limited particularly the 'players' but I have it connected to my You View box, so this isn't a problem for me, but one others may wish to consider. Generally pleased with it. 07 May 2014
Good value tv Does the job very nicely. Only thing that let's it down is the sound quality. 07 May 2014
This product is great value for money This TV is great value for money especially when it was reduced in price. After reading all reviews decided to buy soundbar but returned it because sound was good and the soundbar was ugly. 07 May 2014
Overview This product is excellent value. The picture, sound and ease to set up is excellent and connecting to the internet is easy. The only drawback is no Wi-Fi dongle is supplied. 06 May 2014
Good TV, but not Smart As a Tv, this does the job, sleek design, easy to use remote, clear picture. However, brought this for the 'Smart' aspect and very dissappointed. Iplayer not on it as description says, and does not allow any downloads, so can not download basic Apps like 4OD and 5 Demand, the whole reason we brought it. So now have to get a separate box to get these channels. 06 May 2014
Very happy purchase , like the picture quality!!! 06 May 2014
Good for the Price Not a perfect picture but good enough for the price 06 May 2014
Great value for size but appaling sound This is great value for money and is a really nice slim design. As soon as i switched it on the tv sounded muffled and echoed on anything live or loud absolute nightmare to watch phoned tech support who sent an engineer and he explained common fault as speaker too big for how thin the tv is made. So because of this would not reccomend and would say an absolute let down on sound although the picture is quite good. 06 May 2014
good picture good value for money tv. but the sound is a bit tinny so had to buy a sound bar,now it sounds great and the smart tv aps are a bit limited 06 May 2014
Hitachi Smart TV HXT12U can only find one fault with this TV it has no on/off switch it will only go into standby other than that it's stunning 06 May 2014
Great TV for the Price Went with this TV because it has the best spec at the lowest price (1080p, Freeview HD and WIFI). You do need a dongle to connect it but it still worked out cheaper than elsewhere. I agree with others that the sound is a bit 'tinny', certainly not as good as my LG, but if sounds your thing you'll buy a separate AV system anyway. Overall, very good. 06 May 2014
Great value Couldn't be happier with the tv and you couldn't pass it up for that price! Amazing value for money!! 06 May 2014
Hitachi tv So far we are very happy with product. Yet to go around all the features but we like what we have tried. We are currently in a state of redecoration so i`m sure everything will look great when finished. 06 May 2014
Very good value for money The sound was very poor without the sound bar. 06 May 2014
Cheapie with excellent picture For a low budject tv the picture quality is excellent, the sound is poor to aveverage which is the norm with flatscreen tv's. Stickers on rear are not put on straight, just slapped on which makes me think how good is the manufacture quality of this device Oh well only time will tell. 01 May 2014
Great picture but the sound is poor. This tv is good but in my opinion not outstanding. The picture quality is good but the sound is poor considering it was not exactly a cheap purchase. I will probably have to buy a sound bar to make the sound more acceptable, which will add to the cost of the set. I would not recommend this tv as i believe there are better sets out there at a cheaper price. 29 April 2014
Hitachi TV 42 inch TV is quality but the sound seriously let's the TV down 29 April 2014
it works the way i experted 29 April 2014
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1 day 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
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
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3 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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1 day 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, 1 day 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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6 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, 3 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, 1 day 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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