Hitachi 24HE2100 : a good Direct LED television ?

Hitachi 24HE2100 : the new Full HD

A new model from Hitachi. They have just decided to enrich their range with a cheaper television , the 24HE2100.
A quick glimpse at the specification sheet : 24 inches.
It is a small model. It will be more complicated for you to watch films or matches with all tour friends around.
This television is delivered with a  Full HD resolution.  The television set is an entry-level product; it therefore faces competitors with similar resolution screen.
No wahoo effect on this model, but the correct one. In short, the manufacturer’s goal with this model is to provide a product that meets everyday TV needs.
An analysis will determine if the objective is achieved and if it is relevant to buy it.

The design of the Hitachi 24HE2100

The first thing we always do is to analyze the design since it is the first thing that is obvious and also because it is important.
The design of the Hitachi 24HE2100 has nothing to do with that of the other models in the Hitachi HE2000 series.
Could do better. This could be the overall opinion about this television set. However, it is not necessary to criticize too much; remember the price at which it is offered for sale!
The 24HE2100 adopts a standard shape with a flat screen.
With its screen surface of 24 inches, it has a typical piano black color.
As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. Indeed, it has a simple base, which fits perfectly into the decor, giving you a sense of unity and elegance.In addition, its support is of the pedestal type.In conclusion, even if design is important, it is not on this point that we judge the 24HE2100. You can put it in your living room ,it will not look out of place.

24HE2100 from Hitachi – The screen

Even for an entry-level model, this new Hitachi has a quality image, well calibrated and a very good native contrast.
With this new model, Hitachi confirms one of its technological choices. It’s LED and that’s good because the image result is excellent. 
The Hitachi 24HE2100 is available in the Full HD resolution. It’s better than the others for a TV in its class.
With a screen size of 24 inches, this 24HE2100 is among the most models in its category.At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
Hitachi chooses a frequency of 60 Hz, this TV has a better rendering compared to its competitors, in the same category.
Note that with advanced technology, this TV gives you a Full HD quality picture .
Thus, the Hitachi 24HE2100 allows you to have a device in another room (the kitchen for example), without too much affecting your budget.

The sound of the Hitachi 24HE2100

The speakers are of average quality and, therefore, the result does not work miracles on this point. Voices, for TV shows, are well reproduced; but for movie or game mode, you may have saturation and distortion in the sound.
In terms of sound equipment, the TV is equipped with two baffles with 2.5 W at output.

The sound quality of this TV is in a word mediocre; you feel like you’re back in the past to the days of saturating speakers.

The Intelligent aspect of the Hitachi 24HE2100

As with many other TV sets, the 24HE2100 has its operating system SmartVue. You have the opportunity to explore the world of entertainment.
This TV’s Internet access is possible either via Wi-Fi or via a LAN local network and you have the possibility to download a wide variety of applications and movies.

24HE2100 from Hitachi – Its connectivity

The connection system consists of the minimum number of elements. The adepts of televisions in local network version will be disappointed by the lack of possibilities in terms of ports and inputs.
If you have many devices and decide to connect them with this TV, you will have to choose. There are fewer than on competing TV sets.

This model has a total of 8 connections, not too bad. Not all of your devices will be able to be connected. A difficult choice is on the way.

You have the following connections at your disposal:
1 USB port, 2 HDMI ports, 2 audio outputs, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video), 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)

24HE2100 from Hitachi – Technical characteristics

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 55.4 cm x 37 cm x 13.4 cm
Screen size in inches 24
Screen resolution Full HD
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 2.5
Smart TV SmartVue
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 3
Number of USB ports 1
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of audio outputs 2
Number of audio inputs 0
Component Input (YpbPr) Yes
Composite Input (Video) Yes
DTS Sound Yes
PVR Available Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 19 W

To conclude on the Hitachi 24HE2100

The finish shows some small deficiencies (visible cables and visible screws), but the technology is mastered and the image rendering is at the expected level.
What more can we ask of a product in this range?
The choice of Hitachi to include the smart TV system with the best of its know-how in the 24HE2100, leads us to say that this high-end TV is worth having a good look at it.
This model uses Direct LED technology for its display. The result is good: the lighting is uniform and the contrast is pleasant.
However, it is not the resolution that we expect from this television set. Indeed, the big advantage will be found in a very competitive price. Here, you will have a TV that displays all your video sources correctly and allows you to enjoy a very well defined picture in all circumstances.

If there are any positive points to remember, here are 3 interesting ones:
the sound power, the display frequency, the screen size.