Would like to have some opinions on this. My gut says the Toshiba, but there are 2 factors driving me to the Hitachi. 1) The fact that it is table top and will take some components underneath the set is better for my particular setup. 2) Sears sells this set which means, I can price match but more importantly is that Sears does a good job of backing what they sell. From past experience with large appliances I know they will exchange or take back if you are not happy and will do this until you are happy. Dave..