Mits 65611 or Hits 65SWX20B - need help deciding

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  1. Jay JP

    Jay JP Auditioning

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    I have finalized my 2 selections to either the 65869 or the 65SWX20B. Any recommendations? I have a lot of windows in the room, and it get's pretty bright in summer. The price diff is $270 with the 869 being higher.
    I need to decide by thursday
    Thanks
    -Jay

    Oops it's not the 65611 it's the 65869.
     
  2. MichaelFusick

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    Hitachi all the way if you ask me...
     
  3. Gregg Loewen

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    HI guys!

    Since you have a lot of windows, Id shy away from any set with a protective "antiglare" screen (the Hitachi - and not easily removed). The Mits has a protective screen that is easily removable.

    Happy viewing!

    Gregg
     
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    The SWX does have an anti-glare screen.
    Hitachi claims it reduces room light and reflection by 60%.
    http://www.hitachi.com/tv/discover/t...d_proj04.shtml
    I think the Diamond has an anti-glare screen too...doesn't it?
    http://www.mitsubishitv.com/antiglareshield.html
    but the 611 Mits does not.
    The XWX has a very excellent anti-glare screen, best I have seen, but much more money.
    The Hitachi screen can be removed, it is just harder.
    There have been posts about how to do it.
    Gregg is right, the Mits is much easier though.
    Since the 611 does not have the anti-glare and the 711 (diamond series) does, it might be a better alternative if room light is a problem.
    overall, my impression is that the hitachi has a much better upconversion for 480i signals than the Mits, and generally excellent HD and DVD picture quality.
    But, the Mits has a HDTV tuner and the Hitachi does not.
    Hits has DVI
    Mits has 1394
    This is a tough call... But my Hitachi bias sends me in that direction.
     
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    Mits all the way!!!

    I did alot of comparisons on the mits and the Hit. (in store) and I the mits out did the hitachi every time.

    I am thrilled w/ my 65611. Picture was wonderful out of the box-even better once I used avia and I know will be even better once I have it pro calibrated!!!

    My room has a huge pic window opposite the tv so during the day there is glare. The protective screen isn't an anti glare. I would suggest maybe buying the anti glare screen that comes w/ the diamond series as I here it works great!!

    good luck and if you have any questions about the 65611 ask away

    regards,
    Harvey
     
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    I too hope to puchase a RPTV soon and Hitachi is at the top of the list. The TV will be going into the basement which has only two tiny windows that won't be a factor. If window light isn't a factor, would it matter if I get the earlier model to the SWX line?
     
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