The present review is aimed to compare two TVs - TCL 49S405 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 49S405 belongs to the series S405, and the Hitachi 43R80 - R70. The TCL 49S405 series has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, and 43R80 boasts 43, 60 inches diagonals.
Support for 4K/UHD is implemented in both models. Each of the compared devices supports Full HD resolution. The 49S405 has the LCD display, while 43R80 has the VA display. The Hitachi 43R80 works with 120Hz refresh rate, for TCL 49S405 the refresh rate is 60Hz. Both TVs support High dynamic range (HDR) technology.
Sound in the stereo format is available to each TV. The power of the speakers is identical. Dolby Atmos multi-channel audio format is not supported by both of the tested models.
The width of the 49S405 is 111/43.7 cm/in, and for the 43R80 it is 96/37.79 cm/inches. The height of TCL 49S405 is 69.34/27.3 cm/in, Hitachi 43R80 of height 56.13/22.09 cm/inches. A depth 49S405 is 7.62/3 cm/in, the 43R80 has 7.37/2.9 cm/in depth.
Each TV has 3 HDMI connectors. And you also can connect up to 1 devices via USB to each of the models. These rivals can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Support for WI-FI 5GHz is implemented both in 49S405 and in 43R80. There is a native support for a mouse and keyboard in these rivals.
VESA sizes differ and amount to 200 x 200 versus 200 x 400 for the Hitachi 43R80.
You can watch Netflix TV shows and movies on each of the TVs. Hulu is available at each of the competitors. It is possible to use the HBO service on both 49S405 and 43R80.
As for Smart TV, here the competitors are equal and support this feature. The 49S405 has Local Dimming technology. Voice control is not available for these models. Devices under consideration can be controlled using the Mobile App.
The TCL 49S405 is better TV in this comparison. Check TCL 49S405 price