50"
28.4 "
58"
6'2"

Hitachi 58HK5601

ABOUT THIS TV

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The 58HK5601 is a 58 inch 4K TV from Hitachi. It was launched in 2021. It features a 10-bit IPS panel. It can achieve a max resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and pixel density of 76 ppi.

Picture Quality

After screen size and resolution, the next most important spec of a display is its Color Reproduction Accuracy (defined by its color gamut specification).

Hitachi has not provided a color gamut specification for this TV. But don't worry, we have other means to guess that. Considering the TV features amassive 58 inch screen, it won't come with a cheap panel, so here we can assume its equivalent sRGB coverage to be 90-100% or above. The color accuracy on this TV should be Lifelike! Meaning it is capable of producing accurate colors out of the box.

Understanding Color Gamut

Color gamut specification of a TV is the measurement of the range of colors that it can produce.

Meaning, it determines the ability of a display to produce accurate colors. A panel with low color gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), the result would be a "washed out" picture quality.

Different manufacturers use different units to define color gamut. Viz — sRGB, NTSC 1953, DCI P3 to name a few.

But don't worry, here is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.

Color Gamut Chart

Other than color accuracy, you should look at the static contrast specification as it influences the picture quality the same way.

What is Static Contrast ratio ?

A TV with low static contrast ratio will not produce deep blacks and can bleed backlight as in the below image:

Backlight bleed exampleThe image is an example of another display, it is not this one

The above TV's static contrast is rated 800:1. So make sure you get a TV with a static contrast of >= 1000:1. Ofcourse, More the better.

Static contrast ratio and resolution go hand in hand when it comes to details. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, so lesser detail overall.

If given a choice, I will prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.

This TV comes with a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., enough to achieve deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. For the record, it also comes with local dimming feature which is a plus.

HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), HDR, HDR10 and Dolby Vision.

As for brightness, the peak brightness it can achieve is 250 nits. The backlight used on the panel is Direct LED.

Gaming Performance

If you are planning to use your TV only for content consumption, you can ignore these specs. But if you are also planning to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, you should get a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.

Unfortunately, we cannot find the input lag specification for this unit. But as this is not a cheap TV, we can expect an input lag of less than 20ms.

What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?

This lag is the latency at which your key-presses or mouse movements changes the content of your TV. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.

For best of both worlds, look for a TV that features an input lag and response time of < 20ms.

Dimensions and Ergonomics

The TV measures 58 inches vertically and 51.65 inches horizontally. Overall it weighs around 15.5 kilograms including its stand. Without stand, it weighs 13.0 Kgs.

Now, coming to ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 200 x 200 mm is provided for wall-mounting. Swivel, Tilt or Pivot features are not supported on this unit.

Hardware and Audio

The TV is powered by Quad Core CPU. There is no information on the total available RAM on the TV's official specsheet.

Speaking of OS, the Hitachi 58HK5601 runs Android 10 Operating System.

For display connectivity, there are two HDMI 2.0 (ARC; CEC) ports and one AV Composite In (Video + L/R) port on this TV.

For connecting USB devices, it includes one USB 2.0 port. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (Main — F-type female), 1x AV Component In (YPbPr + L/R) (via PC input), 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x CI+ 1.4 and 1x Ethernet RJ45.

For connecting to this TV wirelessly, you will have — Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.

Coming to audio, it is packaged with 2 x 10W speakers.

As for power consumption, this TV consumes 112W on average and 0.5W on standby.

For powering this unit, you will require an 220 V - 240 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz outlet.

SPECSHEET

GENERAL
Brand
Hitachi
Type
Smart TV
Size
58" (inches)
Model Series
N/A
Model Number
58HK5601
Operating System
Powered by Android 10
Launch Year
2021
DISPLAY
Panel
58" 10 bit IPS Panel
Bit Depth
10 bits (8 bits + FRC) ~1073741824 colors
Resolution
4K - 3840 x 2160 ~76 ppi
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Response Time
N/A
Input Lag
N/A
Brightness
N/A
Backlight Source
Direct LED
Static Contrast
N/A
Dynamic Contrast
N/A
Display Coating
N/A
Color Gamut
sRGB: 90-100% (approx.)
DCI P3: N/A
NTSC 1953: N/A
Rec 2020: N/A
Adobe RGB: N/A
HARDWARE
Display Ports
  • 2 x HDMI 2.0 (ARC; CEC)
  • 1 x AV Component In (YPbPr + L/R) (via PC input)
  • 1 x AV Composite In (Video + L/R)
Network Connectivity
  • LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
  • 802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
  • 802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
  • 802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • DLNA
  • 1 x Ethernet RJ45
Other Ports
  • 1 x Satellite In (Main; F-type female)
  • 1 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x Antenna (RF) (female)
  • 1 x CI+ 1.4
Audio
Speakers: 2 x 10W
Inbuilt Subwoofer: N/A
Ports: 1 x 3.5 mm Audio Out ,
1 x Optical Audio Out
Chipset
RAM: N/A
CPU: 4 Core CPU
GPU: N/A
Power Consumption
Average: 70 W
Maximum: 42 W
Standby: 0.5 W
Power Outlet
220 V - 240 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
Energy Class
E
FEATURES AND TECHNOLOGY
Marketed Features
Screen Interpolation
Value: N/A
Technology: N/A
Frame Rate Control
Yes
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Screen
Width: 50 " (inches)
Height: 28.4 " (inches)
Diagonal: 58" (inches)
Body
Width: 51.65" (inches)
Height: 30.94" (inches)
Depth: N/A
Weight: 14.3kg
Body with Stand
Width: N/A
Height: N/A
Depth: N/A
Weight: 15.5 kg
ERGONOMICS
Viewing Angle
Horizontal: 178 °
Vertical: 178 °
Pivot Support
Left Pivot: N/A
Right Pivot: N/A
Tilt Support
Forward Tilt: N/A
Backward Tilt: N/A
Swivel Support
Left Swivel: N/A
Right Swivel: N/A
Height Adjustment
No
Vesa Mount Support
Yes
Interface: 200 x 200 mm
ENVIRONMENT LIMITS
Altitude
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A
Temperature
Storage: N/A
Operation: 0 °C - 40 °C
Humidity
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A