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Hitachi 42PD7200

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Hitachi's plasmas have always lacked the distinct sophistication of competitors when it comes to contemporary looks, but the 42PD7200 manages to look modern. It is a classic example of a minimalist design, with only a thin black frame to highlight the main attraction namely the massive screen itself. The Hitachi 42PD7200 plasma is stylish and has been brought up to date with high-definition compatibility, making it a good long-term investment option. It's the performance is very impressive with the solid…

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Hitachi's plasmas have always lacked the distinct sophistication of competitors when it comes to contemporary looks, but the 42PD7200 manages to look modern. It is a classic example of a minimalist design, with only a thin black frame to highlight the main attraction namely the massive screen itself. The Hitachi 42PD7200 plasma is stylish and has been brought up to date with high-definition compatibility, making it a good long-term investment option. It's the performance is very impressive with the solid, detailed picture across all different sources thanks to Hitachi's novel Picture Master processing. One feature on the Hitachi plasma that is noteworthy is the desktop stand that is motorised, meaning that the remote control can be used to swivel the TV automatically.

Hitachi's remote is stylish too but could be smaller in size and could do with grooves to make it easier to hold; it has clusters of similar buttons that are well organised. The nicest feature is that the main buttons that are used most frequently are all hard plastic with the labels imbedded into the keys. This ensures that unlike most other remotes, the buttons won't wear down in spite of heavy use. The back panel on the TV has numerous connections, each of which are allocated a separate button on the remote control.

Hitachi's menu systems are very easy to use. There are a number of presets that you can activate from the remote control as well. The good thing about the speakers is that they can easily be detached. While an additional surround setup is considered necessary by many, the quality of the included speakers is very good and they also add to the sophisticated look. The two speakers perform well in the mid-range and provide good vocal clarity making them better for television programmes, as compared to movies. With a budget price tag, this high-definition TV really is worth the upgrade.

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  • no longer working!

    tv was working fine last night but after cleaning set by dusting tv earlier today it will not now come on, have checked plug fuse is ok, is there another hidden safety fuse elsewhere or a reset button on tv?

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2010-01-01

  • Where is the headphone jack???

    I bought my boyfriend some wireless headphones so I didnt have to listen to the noise of his ps3. But when I got home I went to set them up but couldnt find a socket for the headphones? Am I just blind???? does the tv have one????

    Answered by blueeagle69 2010-04-24:

    i think it is below the TV on the left hand side. I have this TV, but haven't had a good look yet. But i'm sure it's there. My TV is bolted to a stand, so getting to it is a little difficult. Periscope

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