Hitachi 43R80 vs Samsung UN43J5202A is a more expensive and advanced Smart TV. Although both use Direct LED technology. Samsung J5200 series has been released in 2017 as well as the competitor line R70 by Hitachi. Although the products are similar their differences are pretty exciting.
Both TVs have a full HD feature although the difference is in the number of pixels. Hitachi has 3840 x 2160 pixels while Samsung has only 1920 x 1080 pixels. However, Samsung has 16.7 million colors comparing to 1.07 billion display colors for Hitachi. The refresh rate is also different from 120 Hz for Hitachi and 60 Hz for Samsung.
Both Smart TVs play AVI, WMV, MKV, TS, and MP4. While Hitachi 43R80 plays 3GPP, M2TS, WebM, and ASF. Neither of these TVs has a 3D. Video file codecs DivX, H.264, H.263, and MPEG-4 are commonly recognized for these two units. While video codecs QuickTime, VC-1, VP9, Flash Video, and H.265 can only be recognized by Samsung.
Samsung UN43J5202A vs Hitachi 43R80 has 20W stereo speakers versus just 16W speakers. Plus Samsung can also boast of a DTS decoder. Both units recognize MP3, WMA, WAV, and FLAC audio formats.
Other features are a mobile app, parental control, remote control. Hitachi can also boast of voice control. But unfortunately, neither of them is Alexa or Google Assistant compatible.
Both TVs have a solid metallic minimalistic design. You can use the VESA mount or the tabletop stand feet. The weight is slightly different. Compare 16.5 pounds for Samsung and 18.5 pounds for Hitachi. Still, Samsung is slightly bigger, 39x22.6 inches and Hitachi is 38x22 inches.
Hitachi 43R80 is better TV in this comparison. Check Hitachi 43R80 price