"Happy with purchase!"4.5 starson by cal_girl
Pros: sleek design, fantastic picture!
Cons: poor owner's manual
Summary: After doing a lot of research on plasma TV's of this size I was set on getting the Panasonic 42". It wasn't until I went to the store to actually check out the TV before I was swayed towards this Hitachi. The picture was more solid and the sound was better in comparison to the Panasonic. Now, I'm just an amateur when it comes to electronic equipment so I have to rely on other features as well. That said, hands down, aesthetically, Hitachi's design beats this year's Panasonic design. I realize that the Pioneer 42" has the best picture out there (not referring to the watered down 42" Costco version Pioneer has out) but if cost is an issue I'd have to say that this TV is bang for the buck! I'm really pleased with this purchase!