Hi all it's been a long time since i have posted anything here, but I just wanted to let any potential buyers know of the danger in this brand. I own 3 large screen t.v.'s one of them being a 50" Hitachi plasma. This has been the worst t.v. I have ever owned. I purchased this T.V. last July, we moved into a new house and we decided that our new living room would be a better fit with a plasma that we could hang on the wall. The first time it went to the shop was in September for a bad power supply, it was in for 45 days being fixed,not because the repair company didn't have time to fix it, but because it took Hitachi that long to send the part to them. Then at the beginning of December the T.V. goes out again call Hitachi and they said that it would need to go to the shop again. It is now going on 2 months and the parts wont be in until Feb 7th. I have talked to Hitachi and they wont do anything to speed up service or send a new T.V. I hope anyone in the market for a new T.V. think long and hard before purchasing this brand. I know I would never buy a Hitachi again. Should have stuck with Panasonic!