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Hitachi UT32MH70U

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Overall 4

Expert Review

30 June 2009
  • Conclusion: We reckon aliens gave Hitachi the tech to make a television this thin in exchange for an intimate probe. Shame they didn't pass on the secret to gorgeous images too...
  • Pros: Thin televisions are nothing new, but this is painfully malnourished. At 35mm deep, it looks like it's been run over by a steamroller. It hasn't, of course, as TVs don't take kindly to that sort of thing. But its startling thinness is guaranteed to draw admiring looks and comments, it certainly did in our lounge. The glossy semi-translucent frame is a nice touch too. And while picture quality is good...
  • Cons: ... we found the 32-inch image to be annoyingly dark and dingy. Strictly speaking it's not a TV either, it's more like a display or monitor, with just one HDMI port (alongside VGA and standard composite video), so you can hook up Sky HD, but no built-in tuner. There's no SCART socket either, so hooking up a Freeview box isn't really going to happen.
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Overall 7

Hitachi UT32MH70 32in LCD TV

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Hitachi's Ultra Thin and tuner-less 32in screen gets the once-over from John.
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Overall 6
Value for money 6
Features 6
Sound 6
Looks 8
Audio & image quality 6

Hitachi UT32MH70U

8 January 2009
  • Conclusion: This was one of the first wafer-thin screens available in the UK, and while the likes of Sony, Samsung and Philips are now getting in on the action by launching their own skinny, wall-friendly screens, this remains the most affordable. That said, aside from its paper-like dimensions – and the fact it currently comes with a free hard disk recorder – there’s no real reason to buy this over rival models.
  • Pros: A startling 35mm in depth, this ultra-thin screen is designed with wall mounting in mind. It’s actually a monitor rather than a TV, but Hitachi is currently pairing it with a free Media Station box that delivers not only twin Freeview tuners but also a 250GB hard drive recorder and three HDMI inputs.
  • Cons: Impressively skinny this may be, but performance-wise the Hitachi is fairly average, delivering lacklustre contrast, limited black levels and sound that is merely decent without ever truly impressing. A bit like James Blunt then. Actually, we’re probably doing the Hitachi a disservice there.
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Hitachi UT32MH70

TechRadar UK
27 May 2008
  • Excerpt: The catchily-titled Hitachi UT32MH70 is remarkably slim.
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