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Hitachi PD9700 Series Plasma TV (42", 52")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Hitachi PD9700 Series Plasma TV (42", 52"). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Opinions about the black level and remote control are overall positive. The design and price also get good feedback. There are some negative opinions about the reliability and durability. The size and sound get mixed opinions.

image quality, price, design, remote control, black level

usability, durability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Hitachi PD9700 Series Plasma TV (42", 52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : staff (

Hitachi 55PD9700 review


A king-sized screen that carries its size well

Attractive ; Fantastic audio ; Decent price

Some problems with standard def footage

A good all-round mix of value, performance and features make the Hitachi well worth considering

Jun, 2007

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Hitachi 42PD9700 review


Groundbreaking HD superstar still making waves

HD picture ; Great price ; Great features ; Impressive audio

Standard-def performance ; No 1080p support

The UK's first 1080i plasma is an HD winner that offers superb value

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Hitachi 55PD9700 55in Plasma TV


A 55in flat TV is no longer reserved for footballers and oil Barons.

Feb, 2011

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May, 2007

Consumer review (

Hitachi Plasma TV 42


I bought the Hitachi 42" TV model 42PD9700U TV just over a year ago. I have nothing but praiseV. Last month I bought another large...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (

Hitachi 55PD9700


Good picture on both standard and high definition material. Power swivel surprisingly useful. Black levels acceptable despite some reviews.


Sep, 2007

Consumer review (

Hitachi 55PD9700


Value for money and ease of use.

Picture quailty could be better.

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (

Hitachi 42PD9700


We have had no problems and no complaints

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (

Hitachi 42PD9700


nice picture & case design

sound not as good as expected

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (

Hitachi 42PD9700


rotating base

had 2 sets in the end both made a loud high pitched sound. Now have a panosonic and it is great.

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications


Audio system:A2/NiCAM
RMS rated power:36


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (typical):4000:1
Display brightness:1400
Display Diagonal:42
Display Resolution:1024 x 1080
Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 160
HD type:Full HD
Horizontal scan range:30 - 160
Pixel Pitch:0.0354 x 0.0191
Vertical scan range:50 - 85
Viewable size diagonal:41.7

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):3
Power consumption (typical):370

Management Features

Picture-in-Picture: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:2
I/O ports:RGB Input:\nRGB - Mini D-sub 15-pin\nAudio - Stereo mini jack\nControl terminal:\n- Service (RS-232C: D-sub 9-pin) Female\nVideo Input:\n- Video1 (CVBS/S, L+R): 21-pin SCART\n- Video2 (CVBS/SCART-RGB, L+R): 21-pin SCART\n- Video3 (CVBS/SCART-RGB, L+R): 21-pin SCART\n- Video4 (CVBS/Y,Pb,Pr, L+R): RCA pin\n- Video5 (CVBS/S-video, + L+R): RCA pin (Side Input)\n- HDMI2 (Video) +3.5mm Stereo Mini Jack\nPhoto Input:\n- USB & SD


Power consumption (standby):3
Power consumption (typical):370

Technical Details

Color of product:Black, Silver
Display viewable area (HxV):36.3 x 20.6
Display viewable area HxV:36.3 x 20.6
Power Requirements:AC100-240V, 50/60 Hz
Zoom capability:Y



TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:PAL B

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):13.8
Height (with stand):28.7
Weight with stand:94.8
Width (with stand):44.6