Pros By far the best looking projection TV being sold at Circuit City, pretty light and much smaller than standard projection tv's, picture looks great once the blotches disappear, connectivity options which include 2 HDMI inputs.
Cons Blotches, blotches and more blotches! I am on my second TV (soon to be returned..I give up!) with the same EXACT problem with random blotches. Here is the important thing to keep in mind...when I brought the TV home and plugged it in and looked for the
Pros Plasma like look. Good Sound.
Cons I purchased TV from CC in November. Shortly after I bought it, I saw reviews about "blotches" or "smudges" appearing. Sure enough, I have the problem also. The TV went into the shop January 4. It is still there. The service shop needed the part num
Pros Very crisp screen; very stylish and excellent HDTV
Cons As with all LCD rear proj., the lamp needs to be replaced every 1-2 years, and prone to scratches on the beautiful black surface
Summary This TV was my mom's gift to my dad for his birthday, and I can tell you it was not just a gift for him . The HDTV quality on this screen is amazing and very nice. My mom and I picked up the TV for $2599 at circuitcity (they matched another price advertised at a local TV store, saving use 100$). I have not seen any blotches, but I am on the look out. Also the screen is like an iPod...very easy to scratch and make this beautiful TV look bad.
Pros The set is very bright, loaded with options, and is very aesthetic looking. I was very happy with the speaker performance, and contrary to other reviews, you can not hear teh fan while the tv is on.
Cons Black levels arent as rich as plasma perhaps, and I do not like the gray side bars in the 4:3 aspect ratio.
Summary Hitachi is a great brand, and this is a great unit, would buy it all over again.
Pros Decent picture only if viewing room is dimmed. Not as sharp or bright as my sony xbr crt.
Cons Screen failed after 30 days of use. Service at Hitachi was minimally helpful. Sound quality is only fair considering the set cost $3600. To obtain good quality sound, I recommend purchasing a dedicated set of speakers. If you see a set at the local st