Summary: We enjoyed this TV while it worked. We purchased it in January 08, had to have a service tech come fix it right away and then had to wait for Hitachi to send a firmware upgrade before we could use it. Two years later, it plays for a minute then shuts off.
Better than our Panasonic or Sony- especially movies!!!
Prof and spouse., Amazon
6 October 2008
Summary: We have had the Hitachi for a little over a month. Our two other HDTVs are a 42" Sony LCD rear-projection and a Panasonic 32" LCD which we have owned (and loved!) for 14 months and a year respectively.
Summary: I got this TV because I got a great deal on it. It was not in my list of choices due to the fact that it was more expensive than my budget. Thankfully the other two sets I was looking at were not in stock, and ultimatly I was offered this model for 1,501.
Summary: I waited a long time to get a large screen tv. At first I purchased a Sony at Sams but we hated it, it was a rear projection LCD, the picture was dark in spots. We decided that the Plasma had the best picture. This Hitachi TV in full 1080 is AWESOME with HD Cable TV.
Summary: I love this TV. Picture is one of the best on the market. What I love: Picture quality: The picture is crisp, clear, bright, and just perfect. I looked at a couple other plasmas and a couple DLP's and LCD's and I just felt this one was the best in this size range. Features: I love the swivel stand.