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      13.06.2002 03:55
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      Hitachi 32" wide screen T V. Dimensions (aprox) (W x H x D) 879mm x 554mm x 515mm Specifications Weight 44.5Kg / 2 x scart sockets / 1 x s-vhs socket /Front control panel for access to the Headphone socket /Audio/video sockets Programme +/- and Volume +/- buttons Rear connecting sockets RF Aerial /Av1 scart Av2 scart sockets / Audio output sockets / 3DS Surround mode cinematic sound Dolby Pro Logic. So I start, with the good points. I think a very nice designed TV and a large screen, with Wide screen modes; AUTO mode detects various screen formats that are transmitted e.g. (4:3) (16:9). It also has a great setting were if the picture is in a very narrow format you can expand the picture so you can see it a lot bigger. Slim line speakers, which nicely blend in with the TV, nicely designed, stand with two shelves and smoked glass doors. There are no buttons showing on the front of the TV apart from the on and off button. The controls are very easy to use and a nice layout. To get used to the TV functions took me 2 hours to learn and I was impressed how easy it was. Now sorry to say the bad points I have owned my TV for 2 and half years. I think Hitachi let them self’s down with a lack of internal part planning. When you spend £1000 on a TV you would expect to buy a TV that contained Hitachi parts, if that TV was Hitachi that is. But when the picture tube was made by L&G Why? Plus other parts that I cannot even say. The sound 3DS surround not impressed I still prefer my old TV’s sound with rear speakers better listening, I don’t know if I am allowed to say the name it was only a 25' surround that why I upgraded to wide screen no what I mean Tosh***. The problems I have had are the TV switches to standby on its own about 30 times a day. It happened occasionally when I first bought it an Engineer came to look at it did a few thing’s and it never did it again until 30th May 2002, then it did it again but it was worse up to 30 times a day I have had Three Engineers to look at it but they cannot find why it does it. The sound when loud goes off and a high pitch static noise I emailed Hitachi but they have never replied. That says it all, I like the TV but with all this high Tec components that can go wrong and Engineers cannot fix, it`s a lot of money to spend if the TV lasts only Two or three years. Sorry Hitachi but you have lost my trust my next wide screen wont be yours my advice to other people who want to spend £1000 + on a TV ask a few people what make of brand they trust and take biggest vote. I hope my opinion has been helpful Updated 8th june Fault rectified after sending my TV to Leeds to be looked at the fault was down to poor work-manship, the soldering on the motherboard dry sockets I was told and it is a common problem with these sets they told me they have repaired hunderds of them and they told me they were badly desined and they also had to reprogram the chips. I have now sold the Hatachi and will never buy another Yours sincerely the_mechanicuk

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        15.01.2001 22:08
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        Having tentatively moved into the New Millennium, whether that be on the official year “2000” or the unofficial year “2001” or the general populace one “Frankly my “year” I don’t give a damn” We decided that our pathetic looking yet trusted servant of 8 years had to go: Yes it was time for a new Television Receiver Set. Having looked at our trusted Hitachi 21” Opus Nicam Stereo for nearly a decade without a fault may I add, its death tolls where ringing. (Although my wife has consistently stated that she did not hear this interference on the set). This action was undoubtedly set in motion with our upgrade to Digital Cable and the fact that in my old age I was gradually moving my chair closer to see, what in my eyes was becoming a portable. In my wisdom, I popped round a few shops until I became utterly convinced that “what this family needed was a big mother” and the big mother was to take the shape of another Hitachi, yes the 32” Wide Screen Pro Logic…C28W411TN…zzzzzzz…… snore…. Not the most memorable name I agree, but a big Television Receiver Set indeed. My how proud I was when the nice engineer put the monster in our sitting room and almost evicted us to the dining room. Don’t worry, don’t despair, once we repositioned the furniture we where there! “Oh please!” Now technically these things look small in the showroom and bloody big in your house. But as in all things after a while they look normal. I love it, watched all my fav movies: Highlander, Matrix, Gladiator: Maximus what a big boy he is on Wide Screen!, Barney Live in Hollywood” what quality, what a difference. More technically, about the stuff that should make you want to grab one! SCREEN FORMAT: If set to AUTO and you receive transmissions in WSS Format (Wide Screen Signaling) then all of your pictures will jump out from the normal 4.3 compression - that is normal telly size to 16.9 "Big Mutha" size! If you do not get WSS, then screen format PANORAMIC will adequately emulate "Big Mutha" size! Yawn! other formats, 16.9 L, for this read "Really Big Mutha", 14.9L, I have no idea why you would want any of these! Lastly SUBTITLES for viewing... you tell me, no prizes. ANY DISADVANTAGES? In some screen shots, people look wider than they would appear normally, my wife loves this because "Steps" and "S Club 7" look positivly fatter! I love it because Kylie, ahem well there is more of her on screen and that would never be a bad thing. You do get used to this anomaly! Now this big telly, it cost me £479. There are probably much better sets out there, but this model has everything that a family needs: Good Picture, great sound, easy remote and simple instructions. After all it is a Telly how complicated can they be? Less I forget the main thing; Its so big that eating popcorn whilst watching it is not embarrassing, mind you hiring the Popcorn Lady last Saturday night was a tad expensive!

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          30.09.2000 04:01
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          Hitachi C32WD2TN 32" WIDESCREEN DOLBY PRO-LOGIC TV [Background: Since John Logie Baird brought us the wonder of television early last century, there had only been one major advancement until recently, namely the introduction of colour sets from the late 1960s. Thirty years on, and the late 1990s saw the introduction of widescreen television which is thankfully becoming more affordable all the time, as can be seen with this beauty from Hitachi] It is indeed a sad indictment of my priorities in life that the first item on my shopping list after moving home was a widescreen television. And not just a run-of-the-mill 28" set, but a 32" set - Yes, size really does matter! Never mind new carpets, curtains or kitchen appliances, I wanted an up to date television, and I wanted it now! I had moved home at the start of the year from a small two bedroom terraced house to a larger three bed detached house. Now that I had a larger lounge area, I felt that I needed a television that would truly enhance my new home. I also had a requirement to attach the set to my hi-fi system and surround speakers in order to provide an impressive all-round entertainment experience. This Hitachi television arrives in two boxes, one for the set and another for the stand. It is worth mentioning that unless you have a large hatchback car (I have a Vauxhall Vectra) or a Transit van, you will not be able to transport this Television home yourself. The first thing that I noticed after lugging the massive boxes into my front room, with more than a little help from my next door neighbour, was that this is one *big* television. Or rather, it seems that way at first when you have become accustomed to viewing a 'normal' 20" TV over the years. The set has all the necessary sockets to allow me to hook up my video, digital set top box and hi-fi. In particular it has two scart sockets, both of which are needed. Initial set up and tuning were very straightforward, and there is even a handy option to automatically switch between normal (4:3) and widescreen (16:9) mode dependent upon the programme that you are viewing. Nine months on and I have now become accustomed to viewing programmes on this set. It does, however, seem odd now when I visit other people's houses and watch programmes on their standard television sets, but that is to be expected. Thankfully, more and more programmes are now broadcast in widescreen, meaning that I can get more use out of the set's widescreen mode. There are several affordable widescreen television sets on the market, but my experience of this set suggests that you could do far worse than choosing Hitachi, and I suspect that trends in this market mean that the current price is even lower still. {An opinion by Blackjane - 2000}

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