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

Hitachi PD9700 Series Plasma TV (42", 52")
alaScore 86

64 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the remote control and image quality. The black level and design are also mentioned favorably.

design, black level, image quality, remote control

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 64 reviews)

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Expert review by:

Hitachi 55PD9700 review


A king-sized screen that carries its size well

p>Attractive Fantastic audio Decent price</p

p>Some problems with standard def footage</p

Expert review by:

Hitachi 42PD9700 review


Groundbreaking HD superstar still making waves

p>HD picture Great price Great features Impressive audio</p

p>Standard-def performance No 1080p support</p

Expert review by:

Hitachi 42PD9700 42in plasma TV


This Hitachi plasma may have 1080 lines, but there's still some scaling going on.

The 42PD9700’s 1080-line claims actually come as a big surprise, as we didn’t think it was currently possible to squeeze so many pixels into a 42in plasma screen. And in fact, it turns out that Hitachi’s 1080 lines aren’t achieved by 1080 lines of...


Consumer review by:

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...

Consumer review by:

Hitachi 55PD9700


remote angle control is a massive plus for ease of viewing

viewing angle could be greater than 30 degress

Consumer review by:

Hitachi Plasma TV 42" model 42PD9700U


I bought the Hitachi 42" TV model 42PD9700U TV just over a year ago and I have nothing but praise about this TV. Last month I boug...

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player: No
PC Streaming: No
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP): No
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Front AV Interface: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming: No
Secure Digital Card:No / Yes
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes


Frequency:50 Hertz
Full HD: No
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:Plasma
Screen Format:16:9
Type of Monitor:Plasma