What is a Reliable 57" Widescreen

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  1. Matthew Jon

    Matthew Jon Auditioning

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    I am trying to choose between a Hitachi 57" and the Sony 57" Widscreen TV. They both have DVI and and are HDTV Ready.

    Prices are about the Same and just worried about quality and reliability.
     
  2. Sean Stashuk

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    Let me be the first (but probably not the last) to recomend the Hitachi set. Hitachi is well known for manufacturing very high quality RPTVs. Sony, although great for direct view, has not really excelled at producing top quality RPTV's.

    -Sean
     
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    I have the JVC RX-8000BK Reciever and I love it. Bought it two years ago and it still rocks like the Day I got it. I am not into this JBL POLK BOSE LIPTCH and Devintive Audio BullCrap. I cannot see spending all this money on something to the Normal ear and sometimes to the Advanced Ear can't tellthe difference.

    Would you get the Hitachi TV or is there any others that or better or what?
     
  4. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.
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    Matthew, what does your JVC receiver have to do with it?

    Yes, there are better TVs and worse TVs, all in a variety of price ranges.

    But what does audio have anything to do with it??

    Thanks!
    Gregg
     
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    Wondering the same thing here, too, Matthew.
     
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    Mystfied here too, Matthew.
     
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    I'd search google for the AVS and Hometheaterspot.com forums as they could really help educate you.

    As for myself, I sprung for a Hitachi 57F500 and couldn't be happier at the moment. Even with the rather mundane and silly stretch modes, the line double is excellent. Digital Cable looks great, and even VHS is tolerable! Certainly looks a 10x times better than my ATI AIW tv tuner on my computer.

    DVD looks outstanding, and all these modes look better than what I expected. I now have no worries that HDTV will spoil the image from DVD's as the DVD's stand up with pretty high quality. HD on the set looks great also, and it's not even calibrated yet, which will be done as soon as I can find a suitable ISF'er who's an expert on Hitachi's.

    Not sure if you play videogames, but the set is damn near the perfect gaming monitor. Since it converts every resolution to just 2 resolutions, 540p and 1080i, going from 480i to 480p is instant, so who cares if the Xbox opening menu is in 480i, when the game goes to 480p or 720p it is instant.

    Ofcourse, I seem to have a very good set (The only problem being a "red push", overpowering reds that was quickly corrected), but others have talked about pastel flesh tones, solarization as problems with Hitachi's. Sony's might have a problem with the screen flickering, and not as good of a picture compared to other sets. All I can say is do your research so you can anticipate problems as any RPTV has the potential to have problems out the box. I guess I got lucky, my set kicks ass and takes names, and after ISF calibration, I"m sure it'll be able to take on any tv set in the world! Good enough for me.
     
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