Excerpt: My Wife and I were getting ready to celebrate our wedding anniversary (48 years) when we decided to treat ourselves to a new television; after all we had our existing one for more years than I care to remember.
Excerpt: Right, I picked up my Hitachi earlier today, and wow, what a TV! It is a 42 inch Plasma TV, which means it has a glass screen instead of a "film" like those LCDs, which means it weighs a lot, but once it is in position, it is worth the sore back of getting in there.
Pros: Large screen, extremely well built, beautiful cosmetics
Try and go with another manfacturer if possible, but this TV is pretty decent.
30 April 2011
Excerpt: This TV is currently being used in the living room, and I have to say that it is not all that great. First of all, this plasma only features 1 HDMI port, which for today's standards is not very good at all.
Excerpt: I purchased this tv brand new approximately just over a year ago as I felt my previous 32 inch was too small and could do with stepping it up a size. My main reasoning behind purchasing a hitachi was the very reasonable price.
Would suit someone looking for a good HD TV at a low price
5 July 2010
Excerpt: We have had this TV just over 4 years at the time of typing this. Over that 4 years we have not had a single problem with the TV. As its a plasma, with the amount of time the TV is on, children watching it in the day and myself on the evening, I'm surprised it has lasted this long.
Excerpt: I purchased a Hitachi 42PD6600 plasma TV from new back in 2005. I began to notice the notorious intermittent "red mist" fault unfortunately just after the warranty period of a year was up. This annoying fault makes the TV very frustrating and almost impossible to watch.
Excerpt: i had this tv 2 years ago and at the time it was pretty good, until you start finding some of the faults with it! one of which was i found that the tv was always burning images on the screen even when you turn the tv off you can still see them.
Excerpt: Bought this set approx 2.5 years ago in the days when you had to pay the £1400 price..........overall not disappointed. I've encountered no problems throughout ownership and the build quality seems good.
Pros: Great picture, solid performance and build
Cons: Can't get the Sky remote to operate the TV !
Excerpt: Have to agree with the above. TV is great but picture does improve after a couple of weeks. Imagine the plasma takes a while to settle after transportation. Also find the tv emits some heat as well which helps with the winter heating bill!!
Excerpt: When I purchased this TV this was the phrase used by the sales assistance in the shop. "It's a TV with a difference". I was not overly convinced by his technique but in a strange way the TV seemed to sell itself to me. It was the lifestyle that came with the TV that seemed to appeal to me.