Hitachi 4k TV review

Consumer opinion and review of  the big screen 58-inch 4k LED TV Hitachi 58HK6100U

Hitachi 58HK6100U

We haven't reviewed any Hitachi 4k LED TV recently so it is high time to take a closer look at one. Today we are focusing our attention at a very adequate big screen 58-inc television - the Hitachi 58HK6100U. We will take a look at its main specification, product features and we will give our honest consumer opinion about it and if it is worth buying.

Hitachi 4k TV specifications /58HK6100U/

Television picture quality:
LED TV Screen
4K Ultra HD display resolution
Motion rate 50Hz
Viewing angle 178/178 degrees
Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels
Dimensions:
Screen size: 58 inches
Size of TV H76, W130.5, D8.2cm
Size of TV with stand: H80.4, W130.5, D21.8cm
Weight of TV 14.6kg (unpackaged).
Weight of TV with stand: 16.4kg
Footprint of TV 60cm
Suitable for wall mounting 400 x 200 bracket
Length of cable: 1.5m
Packaged size H88.4, W143, D15.4cm
Packaged weight 20.2kg
Sound quality:
DTS sound system
10 x 2 watt RMS power output
Connectivity:
2 USB ports and 3 HDMI sockets.
Component video socket
Composite socket
VGA input socket - "video graphics array" is a video output connection that is the display standard for PC computers
Headphone socket
AV socket
Optical connection
Built in Wi-Fi
Ethernet connection
DLNA compatibility - allows you to wirelessly send content from devices like laptops, tablets and smartphones
Remote control included
Smart TV features:
Smart TV
Web OS operating system
Compatible with the following smart apps: Netflix, BBC iPlayer, iTV, demand 5, 4od, Amazon Prime, YouTube
Internet browser
Miracast
Digital features:
Features USB video playback
Micro dimming technology improves the contrast by dimming individual sections of the TV screen
HDR10+ - makes whites brighter, intensifies colour and enhances the overall picture for an epic cinematic effect
Freeview Play digital tuner
Freeview Play (UK)
Saorview digital tuner (Saorview can only be received in the Republic of Ireland)
Dual core processor
CI plus slot
Aerial required
Additional features:
Sleep timer
Parential control
Energy efficiency information:
Energy efficiency rating: A++.
On mode power consumption 66 watts
Annual power consumption 96kWh
Standby power consumption 0.5 watt

Smart TV
The 58HK6100U not only delivers good picture on a big screen but is also a Smart TV so watching YouTube or Netflix directly on this Hitachi TV is easy (and thanks to the built-in wireless connection of course).

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Price
Hitachi 58HK6100U is a 2020 model (or late 2019 at least) so we shouldn't expect it to be super cheap. The current price in UK varies around £400.

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  1. It would be awesome if we can get some first-hand consumer opinions for other Hitachi 4k TVs, so please share your experience with us.

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    1. At this moment in time it's rubbish. I cannot get the dam thing to connect to my WiFi. It just keeps switching off and on again. I have even bought a tp-link extender but it still does the same thing. At this point I think I will just take it back and get a TV that actually works

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    2. We are sorry to hear about your poor experience with your Hitachi 4k TV. Did you buy the 58HK6100U or another model?

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  2. Bought this tv two weeks ago and I would have to say it is a mixed bag in terms of performance. Firstly price point is very good and anyone buying a 58" tv for this price should be doing so with their eyes wide open. It is not a Panasonic or Sony so please set your sights at the appropriate level. HD picture is fair and watching content off youtube or the BBC iPlayer I would rate the picture as generally acceptable - this tv replaced a 38" Panasonic HD set that is 9 years old and I would say the performance is not really noticeably worse for HD content.

    SD content is frankly awful and it is painful to watch. I suspect this is because of the screen size (it was noticeably worse on the Panasonic to watch SD) which shows every blemish with the footage and is a bit smeary with colour and sharpness. I have tried playing around with the settings but clearly this Vestel set has a budget image processor and it shows. Watching any documnetary that contains pre war footage is really tiring as the smeary image gets on your nerves. DVD playback is similarly variable but watchable for not to motion heavy films.

    Do i regret buying this tv? On balance no because I actually only watch a few hours a week and it tends to be off the BBC iPlayer anyway or BBC 4 HD. If I was watching for a few hours a day, I would be disappointed I think and would bitterly regret not paying £50 more for a Hisense which is a better compromise btweek price and performance.

    This is an antry level model in terms of quality of picture although the apps work fine, set up was easy and sound quality is pretty fair. It is a nice looking large set but I wish I wasn't so mean and had bought a Sony in some ways (not in terms of price though)

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    1. Thanks for your consumer feedback! If price was not a deciding factor then a Sony alternative would be a clear winner. We have tested so many TVs in the last couple of years but at home... 2x Sony TV sets :)

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  3. Great tv brought this from argos in a sale £299.99. Could have brought one with smaller screen for more money was a bit dubious at first but was glad i got it. Sound is great nowadays the sound is rubbish like the jvc or blaupunkt TVs you usually need a sound bar but not necessary with this. Easy to set up even i didn't struggle wich is saying something haha.The only down side i can think of is there are no buttons on the actual tv set itself so if you loose your control your a little bit stuck so for that reason i give it an 8/10

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    1. You got a sweet deal for such a big Hitachi 4k display. I would always recommend using an external soundbar or a complete 2.1 or 5.1 system, no matter how good the internal speakers are. We use a cheap 2.1 system on a Sony TV and it makes a huge difference for no big expense.

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