The Hitachi 42HDT20 is a flat pane l plasma television that uses the plasma technology and has a screen size of 42 inches when measured diagonally. the screen size seems to be very popular among most buyers even though the price of $9000 is not exactly inviting. And that too after a drop of more than $1000. The set offers a native display resolution of 1024 by 1024 and has an aspect ratio of 16:9. The silver cabinet of the set is quite attractive with a glossy black bezel. The set tips the scales at 86 pounds, which is quite reasonable considering the size.
The Hitachi 42HDT20 delivered quite a good performance even in a brightly lit room, which is not usual for a television using the plasma technology. The picture bright, sharp and gave high contrast picture even in the bright light. The vertical resolution of the set falls just short in case of 1080i input. It is possible that you will lose a little bit of the vertical image in such a case. A significant shift in the black levels after scene changes was the only noticeable problem. Overall, the performance of the Hitachi 42HDT20 was very superior for a set that uses the plasma technology. Just the price of the set may be a matter of concern for most of the buyers.
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