Good idea : the 24HE2003 Direct-LED from Hitachi

Hitachi 24HE2003 : A Full HD that makes the difference ?

Hitachi is now an important television manufacturer, and proposes this basic model 24HE2003, a possible choice tested by our Laboratory.
A quick glimpse at the specification sheet : 24 inches.
In spite of this size, the rendering and the picture result are good, without a doubt by means of the technology used .
This television is delivered with a  Full HD resolution.  From our point of view it is interesting. Given the price, this model appears as a good choice. Not too expensive but anyway it is made with elements which we think will withstand in the long run .
If you are considering buying the Hitachi 24HE2003, read on to see if it is really worth it.

The design of the Hitachi 24HE2003

With its design identical in every respect to the competition, this Hitachi 24HE2003 could have difficulty distinguishing itself in a tense entry-level market.
Considering the price level the design is good. We perhaps would have liked something more accomplished, but it is, it must be remembered, an entry-level television set.
With its glass surface of 24 inches, it has a typical piano black color.
In short, the Hitachi does the right thing on this model. An entry-level TV for which we would have liked more design work. With this Hitachi 24HE2003, no frills. Basic and that’s almost all. It could even be one of those TV sets you turn on to listen to the news; like a radio.

The screen of the Hitachi 24HE2003

Even on an entry-level model, the display restitution on this Hitachi works very well. The image is faithful and allows to benefit from a clear rendering, without distorting the original source.
With this new 24HE2003 Hitachi, the company makes an assumed technological choice. 
The Hitachi television set displays a Full HD resolution. It’s better than the others for a TV in its class.
Hitachi presents this 24HE2003 with a screen of 24 inches; this television is at the bottom of its range.Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
Hitachi chooses a frequency of 60 Hz, the television’s fluidity is at the top of its range.
Note that with advanced technology, this TV gives you a Full HD quality picture .
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s cheap; with the price that goes with it.

TV sound presentation Hitachi 24HE2003

The power of the audio system is limited, which does not allow a quality rendering.
The television set is equipped with  two baffles and provides a sound power of 2.5 W.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the 24HE2003 Hitachi, fair is the right word for it.

The Intelligent aspect of the Hitachi 24HE2003

It has almost become a habit for Hitachi, this 24HE2003 has its operating system SmartVue; You will have plenty of time to discover the world of entertainment.
You will also be able to access the Internet, either through your Wi-Fi connection, or for the most geek among you via the LAN; you will then be able to download a whole bunch of applications and movies.

The connection system of the Hitachi 24HE2003

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.
You will have few choices regarding connections. This TV has less than most of its competitors.

This model has a total of 8 connections, not too bad. The Hitachi considers that with the24HE2003 the consumer will have to make a precise choice because he won’t be able to connect many devices at the same time .

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

Technical characteristics of the Hitachi 24HE2003

The main features of this TV set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
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-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 3
Number of USB ports 1
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of audio outputs 2
Component Input (YpbPr) Yes
Composite Input (Video) Yes
DTS Sound Yes
PVR Available Yes
Power consumption 19 W

Our conclusion on the Hitachi 24HE2003

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?
In addition, it is worth noting that this 24HE2003 is equipped with smart TV technology. Thanks to this, you have a top-of-the-range device in its category, which makes it a relevant choice.
In parallel, it will be necessary to add an important parameter: the price. You have here a television set whose price is very competitive compared to its competitors. In other words, including your final decision, you will have to take into account the fact that this is a television set that displays all your video sources correctly and allows you to have a very well defined image in all circumstances.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the sound power, the display frequency, the depth of the colours.