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Hitachi 42HDT79 UltraVision CineForm 42-Inch Plasma HDTV Television

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Product Description

The Hitachi 42" UltraVision Flat-Panel Plasma TV complements any home viewing experience. The VirtualHD Video processor recreates the smooth image quality of cinematic content, and the anti-reflective screen ensures the best picture performance in any lighting. The motorized swivel stands operate with a simple push of a remote control button. Built-in HDTV and NTSC tuners give you a wider range of Broadcast viewing options. With its superior picture quality, exclusive Hitachi features and superior Connectivity, it's a must-have for any elegantly-decorated home. Digital Color Management III 3 Color Temperatures 4-step black enhancement 10-bit digital 4MB 3D Y/C Comb Filter Resolution - 1366 x 768 Pixel Pitch - 0.90 (H) x 0.90 (V) mm MTS Stereo/SAP with dbx Simulated Surround Bass Boost 36-Watt 3-way speaker system 3 language on-screen display Mute and Soft Mute Parental Lock (V-Chip) TV Guide On Screen IPG Closed Caption Decoder CableCARD interface HDMI interface - 2 rear, 1 side Power Swivel Tabeltop Stand Monitor Dimensions(HxWxD) - 25-1/2 x 44-5/8 x 4-1/4 Monitor With Stand Dimensions(HxWxD) - 28-11/16 x 44-5/8 x 14-3/16 Weight - 90 lbs.

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Brand NameHitachi
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Best Sellers Rank #663,035 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight129.9 pounds
Date First AvailableJune 30, 2006
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bob Boberson on January 25, 2007
I got this TV because I got a great deal on it. It was not in my list of choices due to the fact that it was more expensive than my budget. Thankfully the other two sets I was looking at were not in stock, and ultimatly I was offered this model for 1,501. I have wanted a flat panel since they were 10-16k. I have followed trends and prices every since. When my 10yo tube died, and it came time to buy I figured it was time for a flat panel. My suggestion to people when shopping is to go look at the TV and PLAY WITH IT. Try different settings. If the salesperson gives you [...] then go somewhere else. Do NOT rely on people like Consumer Reports, or other review types. People precieve color different than others. What looks good to one may not look as good to another. For me the Hitachi is simply the best to my eyes. The connections they give are great. The remote is nice, however unlike others I don't revolve my life around a remote. Yes I have acctually seen people bag a TV because of the remote. If you read the features of this TV then compare with what is considered to be the best, or TV's in the same price range you will find the Hictachi is feature rich. The only thing I would like to see from these Manufacturers is built in DVR. As small as large capacity storage is getting this could be done, and we could all loose one box from our systems.

This TV has an in depth color setup, and 3 levels of black enhancement. It also sports three HDMI connections (two in back one one the side). The upper level menu functions are available from the TV panel such as changing the channel, and menu functions. There are 3 screen savers (user selectible) to be used to help with IR. The TV is cable card ready so if your provider has this say goodbuy to the 'ol cable box.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Prof and spouse. on January 17, 2007
We have had the Hitachi for a little over a month. Our two other HDTVs are a 42" Sony LCD rear-projection and a Panasonic 32" LCD which we have owned (and loved!) for 14 months and a year respectively. For sports, it is a very close match between the three - I may prefer the Panasonic just a smidge but it is in a very small (and darker!) room. For broadcast TV we like all three but this one (the Hitachi) wins for reasons of flexibility and a far superior remote (imho). A lower model (the 69) was rated highly in, well, you know, but below the Pani but this model has a 16 bit processor (and picture was roughly equal with the reviewed 12 bit) and thus a superior picture and features. The case we found to be far superior for viewing purposes. We couldn't find an angle, for example, to view the Pani where glare wasn't obvious- on this one we have to TRY to find any glare. Our kicthen/dining area is directly behind us and has the brightest lights and 3 large windows. We don't see much if any glare even on sunny days (we have the set tilted down about 10-degrees from vertical on a wall mount and that helps). But the real selling point is the adjustability of the picture/color and how this set performs on movies. I teach film classes at least a few times per year at our college and I watch a LOT of movies (tough job but . . .). :) The subtlety and superiority of the picture on dvd, up-converted dvd, or HD-DVD are all very obvious (two pair of 52 and 60 year old eyes agree with this assessment). HDTV is also superior though HDTV looks so good, relatively speaking, that it is harder to tell under our viewing conditions and with present conditions (DirectTV and off-sat reception).Read more ›
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Carter on February 10, 2010
We enjoyed this TV while it worked. We purchased it in January 08, had to have a service tech come fix it right away and then had to wait for Hitachi to send a firmware upgrade before we could use it. Two years later, it plays for a minute then shuts off. Hitachi sent another firmware upgrade, but the power won't stay on long enough to do it. Now we have to pay for someone to come tell us whether it's worth fixing or just scrap it because it's not worth fixing. Too bad. I won't be buying another Hitachi, I would suggest the Sony Bravia which we've been much happier with the picture quality anyway. Customer service at Hitachi acts like they get calls about this all the time. Seemed to know what the problem was but didn't tell me.
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I waited a long time to get a large screen tv. At first I purchased a Sony at Sams but we hated it, it was a rear projection LCD, the picture was dark in spots. We decided that the Plasma had the best picture.

This Hitachi TV in full 1080 is AWESOME with HD Cable TV. I swapped my cable box for a HD Model with HDMI output and DVI Recording, it is SWEET! Simple to use, and I have a pretty good 5.1 Surrond system, and the TV has 5.1 digital output that makes it simple. This TV has so many settings, memory options for DAY/Night Settings also. It also has 2 tuners built in for PIP, and a nice way to view up to 5 images on the screen. It also has a remote swivel that is nice for when company arrives to watch Real HDTV, not the 720 dpi that most people buy and do not consider. I only wish the cable company had cable cards instead of the box.

I rate this HDTV very high on the list and absolutely no problems after a year of ownership.
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