Summary: I bought this TV (Hitachi Model: L42S504) almost 2 years ago. Out of the box, I kept getting statical noise that would occur randomly and sporadically, never able to quite predict when it would happen. Sometimes we thought the noise was so bad that the TV would explode!
Summary: I purchased this tv last november and its the best $$$ ive spent so far. This tv is amazing! Some movies look 3D if u have a HD tuner. Blu ray movies look VERY life like almost like ur looking at something thru a window.
Summary: Its big , its beautiful and it makes all my movies look fake! We finally had to turn the HD off and watch everything is regular definition. Its is so crisp and clear , you can literally see right through the special effects on the older movies.
Summary: Like many other reviews (from other sites) I too have the dreaded "flashlight" effect on this tv and it is noticable during dark scenes. I can turn the backlight down and it helps but then the overall picture is too dark.
Summary: Very happy with the product and the speed of delivery. Also, not paying sales tax or shipping is freakin sweet. The only problem was that the box was open when I received the package. The TV was fine, but it was a bit unprofessional.
Summary: I bought this a few months ago and I think it's a great TV. I play a lot of Xbox 360 and PS3 games on it and it's great for that too. I'm still trying to get the settings optimal but even how it is now it looks great.
Summary: I shopped around awhile for a 40-42 inch TV and decided on this one. I think the picture on this is better than the Sony and Toshiba I have owned. Its 1080p, 120Hz, 4ms response time, and it has 4hdmi's, 7hd inputs all together and I got it for $599 shipped.
Summary: I just purchased this tv a little over a week ago, and I have no complaints whatsoever. I purchased this set based off of the Conssumer Rreports ratings, 72 out of the highest rated 75. Other sets in its scoring range were between 1,000-1,400.
Summary: I purchased this 42" LCD about a month or so ago after a lot of research and shopping around. I did all of my due diligence with regard to seeing all comparable sets in person to get up close and personal with the options. etc.
Summary: The 42 inch Hitachi television is a great buy I look for a long time for a television for blu ray movies ps3 and Xbox 360 gaming. This tv impresses with great crisp contrast even though i couldn't find a contrast ratio for the tv before I bought it.