Summary: I bought this TV in February 08 and since then have had Hitachi service people involved as well as the retailer with a problem relating to a severe echo/delay in any of the A/V inputs. 1st item was a portable DVD player that we've used on all our other TV sets. But when we plug it into the Hitachi P50XR01U, because of a very bad echo/delay from the TV's internal speakers the DVD is unuseable.
Pros: The trim plus the rotating stand
Cons: virtually Un-useable A/V in/Outputs for audio devices
Excerpt: I've had the Hitach P50XR01U for a little over 2 weeks now and not being an expert, find the picture quality to my liking with plenty of adjustment to play with. The audio is not quite to my liking, being their latest 50" plasma TV I would have expected the quality of the audio to be much better. The main reason I bought this TV was because of the vast number of input/outputs on board.
Pros: Looks very nice cosmetically
Cons: All A/V inputs differ from international standard (unless someone can prove otherwise)