The present review is aimed to compare two TVs - LG 49LJ5100 vs Hitachi 43R80 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. The biggest difference between TVs is screen size, namely 49 and 43 inches respectively. The 49LJ5100 belongs to the series LJ5100, and the Hitachi 43R80 - R70. The LG 49LJ5100 series has 49 inches diagonals, and 43R80 boasts 43, 60 inches diagonals.
The 43R80 is capable of playing video in 4K/UHD resolution, which is not true of the 49LJ5100. Each of the compared devices supports Full HD resolution. The 49LJ5100 has the IPS display, while 43R80 has the VA display. The Hitachi 43R80 works with 120Hz refresh rate, for LG 49LJ5100 the refresh rate is 60Hz.
Sound in the stereo format is available to each TV. The speaker power of the LG 49LJ5100 is 10W, versus 16W of the Hitachi 43R80. Dolby Atmos multi-channel audio format is not supported by both of the tested models.
The width of the 49LJ5100 is 110.74/43.59 cm/in, and for the 43R80 it is 96/37.79 cm/inches. The height of LG 49LJ5100 is 65.8/25.9 cm/in, Hitachi 43R80 of height 56.13/22.09 cm/inches. A depth 49LJ5100 is 8.1/3.18 cm/in, the 43R80 has 7.37/2.9 cm/in depth.
The 49LJ5100 has 2 HDMI connectors versus 3 connectors in the 43R80. And you also can connect up to 1 devices via USB to each of the models. Only the Hitachi 43R80 has the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. There is a native support for a mouse and keyboard in these rivals.
VESA sizes differ and amount to 300 x 300 versus 200 x 400 for the Hitachi 43R80.
You can watch Netflix TV shows and movies on only on the 43R80.
As for Smart TV, only Hitachi 43R80 has this feature. Local dimming technology is no available in both models. Voice control is not available for these models.
The Hitachi 43R80 is better TV in this comparison. Check Hitachi 43R80 price