Hitachi Died! Need some help on research

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  1. Lyle_E

    Lyle_E Stunt Coordinator

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    Do I need some help...
    My Story (the readers digest condensed version)

    (Rant Mode on)
    It was November 2001, I purchased a Hitachi Hitachi 43UWX10B
    43" 16 x 9 HDTV. 2 years later, December 2003, The power supply blew out causing a quoted $1200.00 repair bill. Yes the warranty had expired. Well after three months in the shop trying to figure out what was wrong with it and a trip to a Hitachi certified repair technician We, the point of purchase and myself, negotiated a $550.00 repair bill. My TV was returned to me in April 2004.

    Here it is June 2004 and the TV is dead again. No power.

    I have it recessed into the wall with 2 surge protectors and a fan pulling air thru for cooling.

    Here is where I need help... Projectors...
    Where would I start I would be looking for best bang for the buck... WAF
     
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Greetings

    For under $2K, also consider the Panasonic AE500 or the Sanyo PLV-Z2 LCD projectors.

    These have 1280x720 panels ...

    Regards
     
  3. Lyle_E

    Lyle_E Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks Michael, I have included that into my choices.

    Here is what I have it Narrowed down to.

    What is your opinion on these??

    The Z2 does not have as many HD formats.. Will this be a big future factor?

    The Brightness of all 4 are what seems to be the same - will this play a big factor also? I can practically remove all light from my room with only 4 12v lights on or off to illuminate the floor.

    The resolution is better on the Z2 - My only concern will be the future - I really dont want to upgrade in just a few years.

    That and maybe some screen suggestions... I am still poking thru the forum for this
     
  4. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    The story about your Hitachi RPTV is discouraging. A Japanese OEM has standards of excellence to uphold. If you've been operating that set conservatively, you should not be experiencing such problems.
     
  5. Lyle_E

    Lyle_E Stunt Coordinator

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    I was very disappointed with the the TV. The store I purchased it from sent it back to where it was repaired the first time at no charge.
    I wrote Hitachi and was very suprised at how fast they responded to my email (had a phone call in about 1 hour after i sent it).

    Well I will keep it.. but I will purchase a FP for DVD use only...

    I can only thank HTF for that [​IMG] and my wife thanks you too [​IMG] ... and of course my DVD purchases have increased dramatically.
     
  6. Lyle_E

    Lyle_E Stunt Coordinator

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    Just to add Closure to this thread!

    The store took my TV in and gave me $600 for it... Based on price and some user reviews at HTF... and a few other places.......

    I decided to go ahead and purchase the Infocus™ 4805

    I should have it in a couple of days....

    Thanks to Everyone that has posted information on the 4805

    Thats what HTF is all about [​IMG]
     
  7. Lyle_E

    Lyle_E Stunt Coordinator

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    Bonus Update:

    Scince I based my most recent purchases on feedback here at HTF...

    Infocus 4805 and the Zenith DVB318

    My question to you the Forum........

    What should be the first full length movie I should watch?

    Choose from my dvd collection below

    Am i crapping on my own thread?
     
  8. John S

    John S Producer

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    I didn't pull your collection....

    But My 1st, and in hind sight, turned out to be one I would now highly suggest...

    Attack Of The Clones.... I experienced virtigo on the fly'n through the city scenes. Something I had not experienced in lower resolutions.
     

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