Summary: I got this unit locally for $770 just before thanksgiving; I didn't feel like like paying $1100 for the Panasonic or staying up all night to pay $900 on black Friday. I agree with pretty much all of the reviewers; it's not top notch but it is very good.
Summary: This is my first HDTV and I couldn't be any happier. I researched HDTVs for over a year before I made my decision to purchase this model. The picture is crystal clear and the HD channels look gorgeous on it.
Summary: This Hitachi has really proved itself a great value. When I bought it around Thanksgiving, my head was so filled with contrast ratios and black-level stats that I was worried silly. Turns out that this TV has a great HD picture, it has real depth and sensitivity while being nice sharp and crisp.
Summary: If you click (See all my reviews) next to Mr. Hung-yen Cheng's name below you'll see that he's not talking about this product. Just that he has had an issue with an HDTV product of Hitachi's, and he's trying to slander their name and products.
Summary: Just got it last night and it is INSANE! We have been looking at flat panel HDs for a while and found tis at a great price, hooked it up and was completely blown away! You will not be sorry! I don't know why the other few had negative reactions to it, but I think it is OUTSTANDING!
Summary: After extensive research, I decided on the Hitachi 42" Plasma. Hitachi is the leader in Plasma televisions, and they show why in this set. The set gives you a 1080i signal (won't get into that), and at the time, the set was on sale for less than the Panasonic and Samsung TVs that I was comparing to.
Summary: Really nice TV, especially for the price. Lot's of configurable options and the picture looks amazing...I don't have surround sound speakers yet but the built in audio for this TV sounds nice as well.
Summary: My husband researched and had me return a different plasma tv. We went with this because it was a good price and had free shipping. It arrived and because we weren't ready to install, the shipping co left the tv in the box (normally they'll unpack take packaging) Of course always check for price...
Summary: I purchased this item at a Sears for $699 +tax while open a Sears credit card last Thanksgiving. After 8 month, I feel< Good: 1. No complain for the money I paid. 2. Image is excelent. Bad: 3. Speekers are not load enough for some TY channels, even I scale to max. 4.