Summary: We bought this TV in Oct 2006. It has worked great up until now. The set will turn on, has sound but no picture. TV repairman came today and said it was the power supply and would cost $400 to fix (in addition to his $100 charge today). This TV should have lasted more than 6.5 years.
Summary: We got nice sounds, but no picture! Totally sux that this tv went out on us after only about a little over 5 years, but nothing last forever, but it still sux :( Paid over $3500 for the tv + a couple of hundred bucks for the stand (which we drove 2.5 hours out of town to get the stand) we thought it...
Summary: I bought this TV in 2006 and by 2008, the TV had no picture. I rarely even watch TV. Big mistake. I will never buy another Hitachi product. I would never reccommend this product to anyone. Don't do it!
Summary: My Hitachi 55HDS69 was 4 years old Oct. 2010. Like the previous person's review, we heard a boom and then no picture but sound was still good. We called Hitachi and they referred us to a technician. He said the bumper or buffer board was gone . That was about Dec.20. 2010.
Summary: This is my best purchase. I bought this as soon as it came out in 7/2006. I only had one issue and it was when I moved out of state. I plugged it in when I got to my new home and it worked then after the movers left I went to set it up and it would not turn on.
Summary: I turned on my 55HDS69 a week ago and WAAH-BOOM, No more picture but the sound was fine. The resolution underway at a local repair shop is to replace the upper & lower buffers. The TV is 2 yrs and nine months old.
Summary: All I have to say is wow! Like some of the others have said, I too did a TON of research on this TV along with every other TV in its's class. Hitachi is a fantastic manufacturer and this is an incredible TV.
Summary: After reading a recommendation from Consumer Reports, I shopped this unit around and purchased it off the internet for $2,000 (freight incl.) and am very happy with the quality of the picture- although as with most high-tech electronics; my lack of understanding of all of the ways to connect to your...