Television set Hitachi 49R81 : new reference Direct-LED ?

What about the new Hitachi 49R81 ?

Recently Hitachi has released information about its new model of television . It is the 49R81.
Classified in the mid-range category. we thought we had to have a closer look at it in order to check whether the constructor had done a good job or not.
Let’s have a look at the size. It’s a 48.5 inches.
Small but tough ; hopefully seeing its size , it will perhaps follow you (house move or holidays…). Good opportunities to test its reliability in the long run.
This television is delivered with a  Ultra HD 4K resolution.  This television is part of the main group of current TVs. It doesn’t completely stands out among its competitors with this choice of Ultra HD 4K.
Although placed in the middle of the range, the manufacturer has tried to offer the viewer an image quality that allows an immersion.
We will see in detail if their objective is reached.

The design of the Hitachi 49R81

The Hitachi 49R81 with its simple design is an interesting alternative for anyone who wants an elegant television set in the mid-range segment.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
In short, the Hitachi has really succeeded the design aspect of this TV, which does not go unnoticed no matter where it is installed. If when turned off it has such an effect, the sensations take on a whole new dimension when the screen of the Hitachi 49R81 is revealed.

49R81 from Hitachi – The screen

The display of this 49R81 is handled with care. This will allow connoisseurs to enjoy a quality rendering in home theater mode. The colours are faithful and deep black.
With this new model, Hitachi confirms one of its technological choices. 
The Hitachi 49R81 is available in the Ultra HD 4K resolution. Which is already above the average resolution of the range.
In addition, with a screen of 48.5 inches, the 49R81 is positioned in the range of small models.Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
With a frequency of 50 Hz, this makes this TV set better positioned than its competitors. A perfectly synchronized image that will delight you for your home cinema.
Note that with advanced technology, this TV gives you a Ultra HD 4K quality picture .
Thus, the Hitachi 49R81 allows you to watch everyday movies and videos without necessarily wanting it to be a home theater level. It’s a decent mid-range.

49R81 from Hitachi – The sound

It is the custom to say that a good sound comes from a device with a lot of watts, however Hitachi has managed to combine average audio system power with very good sound quality.
The equipment consists of  two loudspeakers with 8 W at output.

The sound quality of this TV is average. Don’t push the volume too hard, you’d be disappointed.

The Intelligent aspect of the Hitachi 49R81

As with many other TV sets, the 49R81 has its operating system Roku TV. You have the opportunity to explore the world of entertainment.
This TV offers you the choice of connectivity: Whether through its Wifi function, or through the local network with other devices or computer devices (fixed or mobile computers, NAS synology for example), your TV 49R81 is communicating.

The connection system of the Hitachi 49R81

This television Hitachi 49R81 offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
Thanks to its above-average number of connections, this TV is very generous.

This model has a total of 4 connections, not too bad. Almost all the devices in your home can be connected: the box, the game console, a multimedia server, and many other devices, in addition to your DVD or Blu-ray player.

You have the following connections at your disposal:
1 USB port, 2 HDMI ports, 1 component plug (Video)

Presentation of the technical features of the Hitachi 49R81

Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 79
Screen size in inches 48.5
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct-LED
Display frequency 50
Sound power 8
Wifi Yes
Tuners available
Number of tuners 0
Number of USB ports 1
Number of HDMI ports 2
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 130 W

Our conclusion on the Hitachi 49R81

With the intention of making a difference this new 49R81 Hitachi intends to make a difference. Well thought out and well finished. This mid-range is a wise choice.
Hitachi chooses 4k technology. A wise choice that allows you to face a device with a well-defined image and quality sound rendering. It’s beautiful and powerful at the same time.

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