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. My brother has a Panasonic that is more than 10 years old is works great. Will not be buying Hitachi again.
Excerpt: for first time user of a big screen TV, we had difficulty finding the extra on switch that is located under the screen. there was no indication of that in the instruction. The service department was helpful and friendly so that aided our hook up. Now we just have to learn all the features that are included.
Excerpt: great price!! watch for the sales to make a Hitachi REALLY worth it. When lined up against the $1000 more televisions, you can see a difference. But for me, it is not a $1000 difference! and when I get the tv home alone, it looks beautiful without a $2500 sony breathing down its neck!!
Excerpt: i bought my 55 lcd dlp hitachi 720P at circuit city in lewisville texas. real good deal too. it was $699 because it was an open model they wanted to get rid of. it is great and VERY light and easy to carry.
Excerpt: This TV is a great deal for the size. There are plenty of TV's to spend more money on, but I chose plasma because of the sharpness and trueness of colors, without blurring that so often is visible watching sports on poor LCD's. I love my TV!
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 would stay longer with us :( Oh, well we are not going to repair it cause how long will the repair last, so no more Hitachi brand for us and before it goes to an electronic...
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. It is now January 24, 2011. My TV is still on the floor and I am still getting the run around about the parts. It has been over a month and they told me today to give them 10 more days.
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. I called a tv repair man and at a high expense they would come out to check it out and fix it. They said it most likely was the power cord. I called Hitachi instead and turns out the repair person was wrong.