Hitachi VS Mitsubishi ...HELP!

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  1. Finn Z

    Finn Z Auditioning

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    Next week I'm going to purchase a 16x9 HDTV ready television. My home has a built in media niche so I am limited as to the size of TV is can put in it. The two sets that I am trying to decide between are the Hitachi 43UWX10b (43") and the Mitsubishi WT46809 (46"), both the same price. At first I was sold on the Mitsubishi by name, quality and the extra size, but then i SAW the Hitachi. I've taken a number of people to view these and we all agree the Hitachi looks better. It also has a smoothe wide feature where it only stretches the last two inches of a 4x3 feed. This feature looks much better than the fill and stretch views of the Mitsubshi. I will not be running a HD signal for a year or two and tried to simulate this on the sales floors. The sales people have been pretty terrible and only a few sales people have been able to get signals on the sets.
    I am now pretty sold on the Hitachi, but I need some feedback from all of you. Have I missed anything or, has anybody else experienced these sets.
     
  2. Geordy

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    i don't know if it helps, but i have made the same decision you have made...hitachi over mitsubishi.
    i am buying the set this week, hoping to find a good pricematch for sears, let me know how you do
    geordy
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    I thought Mitsubishi had their version of a smooth fill as well. Anyone?
     
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    I don't own either of these sets, but have had an analog Hitachi Ultravision for 2 years and could not be happier. This set has been totally trouble-free, and according to VE and Avia has lost no brightness over 2 years of heavy use. The quality of Hitachi sets is at least as good as Mitsubishi, and if/when I upgrade to an hd-ready 16:9 set I will give Hitachi first consideration.
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  5. Finn Z

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    Geordy,
    I'm pretty sure Hitachi will be the choice. I plan to purchase either from Video Only or from Circuit City next Monday or Tuesday. Let me know how your price hunt goes, I know for sure I can get it for $2000 flat(Video Only), but maybe even cheaper.
     
  6. Matt Heebner

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    The Hitachi may look better over the Mits out of the box, but Mitsubishi's are extremely "tweakable", and with a little knowledge, can be made to look as good or better than anything out there. A tweaked Mits is said to be comparable to a Pioneer Elite, at a lower price. I am not very familiar with Hitachi, or what kind of tweaks you can do for it, but I have read that alot of ISF techs like the Mits lines because they can make them look stunning.
    Just my vote for a Mits. I love my WS55807!
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  7. Geordy

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    Finn--
    I don't know if you saw my other post...I got the 43UWX10B for $1899, with and additional 10% off, $1709 plus tax.
    No delivery fee.
    I told the guy CC had it for 1899, and he said ok.
    no problem
    hope you get a great deal
    Geordy
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