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: "...isn't useable. All in all, unless Hitachi (who won't talk to me) are a little more forthcoming with a solution. The TV's going back, which would be unfair on the retailer who has been very good up to now. I like the TV, it has all the features I was looking for and at a price I could afford. I don't recommend this TV for anything other than basic operation. I'd be pleased to hear from anyone who faces the same situation. firstname.lastname@example.org ...
Pros: Looks very nice cosmetically
Cons: All A/V inputs differ from international standard (unless someone can prove otherwise)