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  1. Hitachi L37X01 review

    Hitachi L37X01 review

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    Once one of plasma technology’s staunchest supporters, Hitachi is increasingly edging towards the LCD camp. So it comes as no real surprise to find ourselves faced with a new largescreen in the shape of the L37X01.

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    *Hitachi P50XR01 review

    *Hitachi P50XR01 review

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    The Hitachi P50XR01 isn't what you'd call a bargain. At a cool £2,300 (although we spotted it for as little as £1,600 online), the P50XR01 builds-in a massive 250GB hard drive (around 100 hours) behind a panel that's pixel-packed, all atop a motorised swivel stand

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    Hitachi P50-XR01 review

    Hitachi P50-XR01 review

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    TVs with built-in hard disk recorders are like buses: you wait an absolute eternity for one to arrive and then loads turn up at once. Hot on the heels of Loewe's Individual Compose 40 comes Hitachi's new giant, the P50-XR01, complete with 250GB hard-disk drive.

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    Hitachi 37LD9700 review

    Hitachi 37LD9700 review

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    Hitachi has always been better known for its top-class plasma screens than for LCD TVs, but the Japanese company has put a great deal of effort into developing this 37in HD-ready model.

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    Hitachi 32LD9700 review

    Hitachi 32LD9700 review

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    The bottom line of any HD-ready TV is how well it delivers high definition pictures – pure and simple. And in those terms, the Hitachi 32LD9700 is an unqualified success.

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    Hitachi 32LD9700 review

    Hitachi 32LD9700 review

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    After seeing this TV in action, it seems that buying a TV with good green credentials also means making allowances for a slightly less impressive picture.

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    Hitachi 50PT01 review

    Hitachi 50PT01 review

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    Hitachi has done some classic plasma TVs in its time, thanks to a combination of top quality images and aggressive prices. So we're excited by the brand's latest 50in model, especially as it's just £1,500

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    Hitachi P42T01 review

    Hitachi P42T01 review

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    The P42T01 is the latest in a long line of Hitachi plasmas to offer a wealth of features for a low price, and at around £750 online it's the company's most affordable set to date.

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    Hitachi P42T01 review

    Hitachi P42T01 review

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    The P42T01 is one of the most affordable plasma TVs on the market and, remarkably, Hitachi hasn't skimped on features to reach such an attractive price point.

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    Hitachi P42T01 review

    Hitachi P42T01 review

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    Spotted selling online for about £750, this is one of the UK's most affordable plasmas. That's hardly a shock coming from Hitachi, a company that has made its name offering low prices and high quality

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    Hitachi P50T01U review

    Hitachi P50T01U review

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    The 50-inch P50T01U from Hitachi is a deeply appealing looker. A matt black bezel gives it a slightly less flash, but more authoritative, look than most rivals, with a dash of panache coming from an artfully tapered silver outer trim

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    Hitachi 37LD9700 review

    Hitachi 37LD9700 review

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    This TV may not have a mind of its own but it does have a stand that swivels so that's one step further towards our physical devolution. It makes for a pleasant distraction and hopefully not a terrible omission elsewhere

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    Hitachi P50T01U review

    Hitachi P50T01U review

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    Hitachi has produced some classic plasma TVs in its time, thanks to a combination of top quality images and aggressive pricing. So we're seriously excited by the arrival of the brand's latest 50in model, the P50T01U

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    Hitachi 32LD9700 review

    Hitachi 32LD9700 review

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    Costing a cool £1,000, the 32LD9700 is not exactly cheap for a 32-inch HD-ready LCD TV here, so what is Hitachi going to pull out of the bag to get you to whip out your chequebook? Really impressive hi-def pictures, that's what

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    Hitachi 32LD9700 review

    Hitachi 32LD9700 review

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    Despite backing plasma technology for large-screen TVs, Hitachi has fully embraced LCD at the smaller end of the market. Twin HDMIs and a component video input get the HD ball rolling

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    Hitachi 55PD9700 review

    Hitachi 55PD9700 review

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    The 55PD9700 wears its size well, as a glossy Japan Black screen frame contrasts dramatically with platinum speakers down each side. What's more, Hitachi has put the TV on a powered, swivelling stand you can move around using the remote control

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    Hitachi P50T01U review

    Hitachi P50T01U review

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    You might think that a 50in plasma TV costing just £1,500 would be a seriously bare-bones affair. But apparently not. For fresh out of our test rooms today is Hitachi's P50T01U: a 50in gas flatscreen that's anything but basic

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    Hitachi P50T01U review

    Hitachi P50T01U review

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    Hitachi's plasma reputation is an enviable one, forged on the back of consistently combining impressive performance with aggressive pricing. So we have high hopes indeed for its £1,500 50in plasma TV, the P50T01U

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    Hitachi 37LD9700 review

    Hitachi 37LD9700 review

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    Hitachi has always been better known for its top-class plasma screens than for LCD TVs, but the Japanese company has put a great deal of effort into developing this 37in HD-ready model

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    Hitachi 32LD9700 review

    Hitachi 32LD9700 review

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    It's all very well getting your friends round to demonstrate the virtues of your wonderful new LCD - if you can indeed offer them all the glories of the technology. But with some LCD TVs, viewers not plonked down in front of the screen miss a lot

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    Hitachi 32LD9700 review

    Hitachi 32LD9700 review

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    If you've got all your mates round to watch a movie, chances are someone's going to be stuck on the end of the sofa looking at the TV from a wide angle. With some LCD TVs, they'd have a picture with below-par contrast

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    Hitachi 32LD9700 review

    Hitachi 32LD9700 review

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    One of the biggest drawbacks with LCD technology is that picture quality can reduce dramatically when you view the screen from a wide angle. Hitachi is looking to change all that with the 32LD9700

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    Hitachi 37LD8600 review

    Hitachi 37LD8600 review

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    We all know LCD prices are dropping, but this is getting ridiculous. The 37LD8600 - a 37in LCD TV - is yours for a grand, a cost-to-screen size ratio that represents amazing value for money

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    Hitachi 32LD9700 review

    Hitachi 32LD9700 review

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    With 32in LCD screens now to be had for considerably under a grand, Hitachi's 32LD9700 doesn't exactly seem cheap. But then as we'll discover, it has got rather more tricks up its sleeve than most.

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    Hitachi 42PD8600 review

    Hitachi 42PD8600 review

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    Forget high-definition, what you really need is full high-definition - or so everyone seems to think. We're yet to be entirely convinced about the validity of this obsession with buying 1920 x 1080 screens over the more common 1366 x 768 or 1280 x 720

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