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Hitachi 42HDS52

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the glare and value for money. The usability and design are also appreciated, but there are some negative comments about the reliability.

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reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Hitachi 42HDS52 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Hitachi 42HDS52

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Hitachi 42HDS52 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

image quality, design, value for money, usability, sound

reliability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hitachi Ultravision 42HDS52 42-Inch Plasma HDTVHitachi Ultravision 55HDS52 55-Inch Plasma HDTV

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Product Specifications

Hitachi's flat panel HDTVs utilize proprietary technologies in dramatic industrial designs. For UltraVision models, the company's next-generation VirtualHD 1080p II video processing technology incorporates histogram processing algorithms for enhanced contrast, sharpness, gamma and color for a clearer, sharper picture. This new product line utilizes the most advanced proprietary plasma and LCD technologies to bring the smooth image quality of film to home theater. The 55-inch 55HDS52 model includes exclusive features and plasma technologies to produce a cinema-like home viewing experience. PRODUCT FEATURES: Ultra-Slim form factor with narrow side speakers and all black finish; "All-in-One" design with comprehensive feature package and connectivity; VirtualHD 1080p II with 12-bit/68-billion color capability and dynamic histogram processing to improve contrast, color, sharpness and gamma by processing each video frame as a digital still image. Every frame is analyzed and optimized in real time for a sharp, smooth and seamless image; Hitachi's WXGA display technology for 55-inch screen sizes dedicates more screen surface to the actual viewable picture area. Brighter pixels, combined with a black matrix between them, deliver a brilliant picture with deeper, truer colors and better contrast. VirtualHD 1080p II utilizes reverse pull down for native 1080i and 480i film sources to reproduce the smoothest image possible; The Quick Start Seamless HDTV and NTSC Tuners deliver the picture quickly with seamless access to all available channels; CableCARD compatibility provides simplified "one remote control" operation for cable programming on participating systems; The new Learning AV NET IV simplifies operation of complete home theater systems with one convenient interface. Infra-red (IR) repeaters integrate with on-screen software keys to control up to four components. Consumers can control external components like DVD players, VCRs and AV receivers or the smart AV NET can "learn" new IR commands; An Illuminated Roll & Click Remote offers a slim ergonomic design and backlit buttons for easy use. The unique rolling wheels make it easy to quickly change the channels or adjust the volume; Hitachi's separate Day and Night Memories for each source component deliver superior picture quality. Simply pressing the Day/Night button on the remote or using the automatic timer switches between bright daytime settings and high fidelity nighttime settings; The USB input provides the capability to view digital photographs; 2 HDMI audio/video inputs; 2 Wideband component inputs.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.2in
Height:36.7in
Weight:138.9lbs
Width:59.4in

DVD

Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Hitachi
Model:55HDS52
Product Line:Hitachi

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Television

Diagonal Size:55in
Diagonal Size (cm):141cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:720p
HDMI Ports Qty:2
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1366 x 768
Series:Ultravision
Technology:Plasma (PDP)
Type:Plasma TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

dbx Noise Reduction: Yes
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP) / Split screen
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes
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