Hitachi 55HK6500 : a good Direct LED television ?

Hitachi 55HK6500 : the new Ultra HD 4K

Today we are going to analyse the Hitachi 55HK6500, a mid-range television from Hitachi. An review to check the capacities of this model.
In its 55 inches model , this television offers a definition dedicated to the pictures treatment.
We are dealing with a rather large model.
Regarding technology, we are facing a model with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  With a diagonal of 55 inches, this mid-range model canbe considered as a rather cheap television .
Through our review today, you will understand why the Hitachi 55HK6500 is ranked among the best TVs of the moment.

TV design presentation Hitachi 55HK6500

The Hitachi 55HK6500 with its simple design is an interesting alternative for anyone who wants an elegant television set in the mid-range segment.
No revolution concerning the aesthetics of this 55HK6500. We are in line with market standards. At least we know what we’re buying: a television set.
A product that is correct in view of its price. A sleek but effective design. It has the potential to compete with other TV sets on the market.
The 55HK6500 is quite standard, flat.
With a size of 55 inches, Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. It is perfectly integrated with the screen and gives a general feeling of balance.In addition, its support is in the shape of a pedestal.
A noteworthy innovation for this model is the use of the Slim design technology.
A mid-range television set that relies heavily on its design and the quality of its materials; arguments that Hitachi has been promoting for some time now on these products. All this for a price that stays contained.

55HK6500 from Hitachi – The screen

The Hitachi has a correct and well-calibrated image quality, but you have to do with a limited native contrast that is suitable for daytime viewing; forget about home theater programs in the dark.
With this new 55HK6500 Hitachi, the company makes an assumed technological choice. The use of LEDs provides an excellent image. 
The Hitachi 55HK6500 is available in the Ultra HD 4K resolution. In addition, with a screen of 55 inches, the 55HK6500 is positioned in the segment of large models. In the end, it is interesting to note that beyond the size, the screen is well made. A point to add when choosing between this model and other competitors.
With a frequency of 60 Hz, this TV has a better rendering compared to its competitors, in the same category.
In addition, Hitachi has decided to use its mastery of advanced technology on this device, which allows it to benefit from a high quality Ultra HD 4K image resolution.
Thus, the Hitachi 55HK6500 allows you to watch everyday movies and videos without necessarily wanting it to be a home theater level. It’s a decent mid-range.

55HK6500 from Hitachi – The sound

The sound quality is correct but nothing more. The typical low-medium and mid-range sounds are far from what the competition offers. The sound of the 55HK6500 still has the advantage of not being saturated. In any case, the installation as presented ex-factory is just sufficient for this television set
In terms of sound equipment, the TV is equipped with two speakers and provides a sound power of 10 W.

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

55HK6500 from Hitachi – Embedded intelligence

On the software side, the Hitachi 55HK6500 is equipped with the operating system SmartVue installed; it allows you to explore a whole universe 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.

55HK6500 from Hitachi – Its connectivity

This television Hitachi 55HK6500 offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
In this price range, this TV offers a higher number of connections than most of its competitors.

This model has a total of 9 connections, not too bad. The Hitachi 55HK6500 is probably the best choice today. Most homes are now equipped with a box, a game console, a multimedia server, and other devices, in addition to the simple DVD player.
In clear, the connections available on this model are:
2 USB ports, 3 HDMI ports, 2 audio outputs, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video)

Technical characteristics of the Hitachi 55HK6500

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

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 123.8 cm x 73 cm x 9.3 cm
Screen size in inches 55
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 10
Smart TV SmartVue
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 6
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 2
Number of audio inputs 0
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 125 W

55HK6500 from Hitachi – The conclusion

In conclusion, the Hitachi 55HK6500 is a mid-range television set of good quality. Average in most areas, it is nevertheless a wise choice for consumers who want to have a well-made product.
The choice of Hitachi to include the smart TV system with the best of its know-how in the 55HK6500, leads us to say that this high-end TV is worth having a good look at it.
The Direct LED screen improves the overall image rendering and provides greater uniformity.
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.

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 screen size, the depth of the colours, the display frequency.

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