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Hitachi 50VF820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Hitachi 50VF820. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The sound and image quality also get good reviews, but the size and price get critical reviews.

image quality, sound, design, reliability

price, size

On average, users rate this product 63/100.

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Crossing my fingers


We bought this set for christmas 05 (family gift) as a discounted "open box" for $1800 US. Plugged in, it had a amazing picture and sound. 2-3 months later, red vertical lines showed up after 2-3 hours of use. Called warrenty, repair dudes hauled off...

great picture with HDTV. Sound is excellent.

needed repair and still not right within warrenty period.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (

Short lamp life, poor customer support


When I bought this TV in February 2005 for $5000 (Canadian), I thought that I was going to have trouble-free HDTV viewing for at least 10 years. Previous experience from Hitachi has shown me that they make a reliable product (usually). I was quite ...

Looks great, lots of inputs, nice picture.

short lamp life, expensive replacement lamps.

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (

Hitachi hits a home run.


I decided this year would be the year I upgraded from my 35" Hitachi tube. I owned this T.V for 12 years and was always happy with it. So I was leaning toward buying Hitachi again. However I was willing to invest up to 3,500 so I was keeping an open...

Outstanding picture quality. Plasma like design.Upgradeable firmware.Duel HDMI inputs.

None that i have found.

Jun, 2005

Consumer review (

I like it


I bought this 50" ULTRAVISION 50VS810 on 12/7/2005. I have dreamed of plasma TV but I made practical choice. I have used it for one and a half month now. Here are basic specifications for whom is not familiar with this model; Manufacturer: ...

Beautiful cabinet. Good analog cable pictures. Two HDMI inputs.

Small viewing angle even for LCD projection TV.

Jan, 2005

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After 3 of these, I am switching to Plasma


I had great expectations when I bought this rear projection LCD HDTV in November 2004. In early November I took delivery of this set that was manufactured in October 2004. The TV really had a fairly narrow depth (16 3/8") to the case so it didn't ...

Beautiful HD cable channels, decent sound, fabulous plasma-like cabinet, narrow depth, decent blacks

Screen splotches, corner green overshoot, consistency, SD (especially TIVO with green highlighting everywhere)

Jan, 2005

Consumer review (

Just bought 50VS810


When I started looking for a big TV, I realized that the majority of my viewing for the next few years would be DVDs and SD TV. I ruled out a plasma (my first choice-Panasonic was the best)because my kids wanted a TV that they could play video games...

looks, SD picture, 2 HDMI inputs

not a plasma

Jan, 2005

Product Specifications

The sleek plasma-like appearance of the VF820 Series is made possible with exclusive Hitachi lens engineering and manufacturing. This UltraVision 720p HDTV features a compact Dual Focus 3-panel light engine for superior form and function. The VirtualHD 1080p II Video Processor analyzes and optimizes every video frame producing a consistently sharp, smooth and film-like picture. Separate Day and Night Picture Memories deliver superior image quality in both bright and more intimate home theater settings. The Quick Start Seamless HDTV and NTSC Tuners present channels quickly and easily. The 50VF820 delivers unmatched performance in a sleek compact design, with a black metallic finish.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight



Product Line:Hitachi


Color:Metallic black

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Diagonal Size:50in
Diagonal Size (cm):127cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:720p
HDMI Ports Qty:2
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
PC Interface:DVI
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Projection Display Technology:LCD
Resolution:1280 x 720
Type:Rear projection TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video

TV Tuner

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