If you like your TVs like you like your, er, partners--slim, stylish, and expensive--then you're a good candidate for the Hitachi UT37X902. At a mere 1.5 inches thick, this thinnest of all LCDs costs a bundle but looks better turned off than just about any TV we've ever reviewed.
It's no slouch when turned on either, with decent black levels and color accuracy for the 37-inch LCD breed, but (isn't there always a "but"?) we couldn't help but complain about one important aspect of its design. The UT37X902 is just a "monitor," meaning it has no built-in tuner and, more importantly, includes just two inputs: one HDMI and one analog VGA for PCs. That's fine if you just want to connect a cable or satellite box and forget it, but for other gear, you'll need additional inputs. That's where the optional AV Center, a $300 breakout box, comes in.
So how does the AV Center work? What other juicy details can we provide about the TV's picture quality? And is that 1.5-inch number really accurate?
Read the full review of the Hitachi UT37X902.
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