Hitachi 60V500 60" 720p HD Rear-Projection Television

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  • Poor reliability; rude and worthless customer support from Hitachi

    Oct 14, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Well integrated stand, excellent remote.
    Cons: Extremely poor manufacturing quality, terrible reliability, horrendous customer support.

    Summary: I bought this TV only four and a half years ago at a cost of about $3,400. For that price, I expected a TV that would last for many years. No such luck. Several months ago, I noticed that part of the screen was "blooming" in red. I contacted Hitachi and ... read more

  • Almost 5 years old

    Jan 6, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Picture quality is superb, Discovery HD has the BEST resolution I've ever seen.
    Cons: none

    Summary: Bought my 60V500A after months of research, in March of 04, the electronics store I ordered it from could not get it for months, went to the big "chain" store and had it within a week, at a better price. Thus far has performed flawlessly, no repairs, no ... read more

  • Still going strong after 4 years!

    Dec 5, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very clear picture, the design is aging well.
    Cons: Grayish tint can be seen on large black images (i.e. bars on a 16:9 format).

    Summary: I figure I would write a review on this set for anyone who is in the market for a used TV. I have owned this product since Oct 2004 and have been very pleased with it. The TVs primary duty so far during its life span has been for viewing DVD's. It has ... read more

  • TOP OF THE LINE Hitachi 60V500A

    Mar 21, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Features, remote, Design, HIGHEST QUALITY picture out there with HDTV
    Cons: None and this is my second Hitachi LCD. Well like all TVs stand is extra.

    Summary: This set I prefer to my Sony LCD, flat out with HDTV in use, I have never seen a better picture in a showroom or display of any kind of visual product. Stunning. The features are many, the design is an art-deco look, attractive in any home, unlike ... read more

  • The Perfect "Event" Television

    Apr 2, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Absolutely everything. Doesn't require a base.
    Cons: Costs a chunk o' change, but worth it.

    Summary: For DVDs and HD programming, one can hardly buy a better set. When I first set foot in HH Gregg looking for a projection TV, my thought was who in their right mind would pay $3900 for a television ... until I saw the Hitachi. Exceptionally clear ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • DO NOT BUY!

    Sep 11, 2012 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Best picture ever for the first two years.
    Cons: Light engine will fail and will not be covered by Hitachi.

    Summary: This was one of the nicest tvs that I have ever purchased an I paid $4000 for it.  It was wonderful for the first 2 years then slowly developed a red hue that I could not get rid of in the middle.  When I called my tv repairman, he said that ... read more

  • Still loving my Hitachi 60V500A TV... even after 5 years!

    Sep 18, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great picture, easy bulb replacement, still loving it after 5 years
    Cons: I can't think of one... honestly.

    Summary: I must say I was more than hesitant when my husband wanted to purchase the then $4000 to $5000 television. After our research we decided on Hitachi for sure (no Sony's for us). We had just moved into our brand new home & didn't have a TV that ... read more

  • Poor reliability

    Aug 5, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: HDMI input.
    Cons: Poor reliability. Picture developing red glow. 

    Summary: At age 5 years of age our T.V. started having a red glow in the picture which is slowly expanding.  To fix it would cost over $500.00 for the part, and $200.00 + for labor.  Researching this seems to indicate that it's a design flaw.  Some ... read more

  • Buyer Beware 60V500A

    Aug 26, 2007 by
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    Pros: Great HD picture.
    Cons: Not a very durable television. Expect repair costs in a very short time.

    Summary: We bought this TV a little over a year ago. The hook up was easy, and the picture in HD is great. The regular cable picture is so / so. As I have noticed on other forums, my 60V500A has also developed a red glow in the center of the screen. It is ... read more

  • Hitachi LCD rear projection TV

    Aug 5, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great picture while parts are working.
    Cons: Parts malfunction too soon. You are on your own with high repair cost.

    Summary: I purchased a Hitachi 50V500 LCD TV in 2004. I was impressed with the picture and was overall pleased with this set. I did have to replace the bulb approximately 18 months after purchase at a cost of over $300. This was not covered under the warranty ... read more

  • Hitachi 60V500

    Jan 17, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great picture and ease of use
    Cons: Cooling fan noise but it's not that bad

    Summary: I just got my Hitachi a month ago and I'm amazed by the picture every time I turn it on. I bought a new RCA DVD upconverter and the movies we have are like looking at whole new movie from what it was before. I have noticed the noise that's talked about ... read more

  • Hitachi service is no help

    Dec 29, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great picture when new even without HDTV
    Cons: Tech service no help when the picture is out of focus Service calls are expensive

    Summary: I really liked our 50v500 projection TV and for the first year it worked great...then the focus began to shift to the left and when it became very acute I called Hitachi for help and they said I would have to get a qualified repair person to fix the ... read more

  • Good initial picture...bad warranty

    Dec 13, 2006 by
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    Pros: Nice looking tv with good colors
    Cons: pixels burn out very fast

    Summary: I bought this TV and after only 3 months I noticed a burned out pixel. I called Hitachi and they would not cover it under their warranty. 2 months later I have another burned out pixel and they still will not do anything for it. I will never buy another ... read more

  • BAD DEAL!

    Feb 9, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: great picture
    Cons: poor service with hitachi

    Summary: loved my tv...after 8 months i noticed a red glow in it...hitachi came and fixed it and 8 months later the same thing happens and now that its out of warranty, Hitachi wont fix it. hitachi does not stand behind thier products and this buyer will spend ... read more

  • Great HD TV

    Dec 26, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: clarity, colour, sound
    Cons: none that I have found so far

    Summary: I bought mine 3 months ago and am totally impressed with it. I stayed with Hitachi because my previous 46 inch projection TV lasted 13 years without any serviceability problems. Colour is great, picture clarity outstanding, sound good. The set is ... read more

  • Hitachi 60v500a 60" LCD Rear Projection TV

    May 4, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Brilliant colors, thin size, ease of connectivity, plenty of I/O jacks, Awesome clarity!
    Cons: Black colors are often too dark. Matching stand's glass shelves bow. Cooling fan is annoying.

    Summary: I purchased the 60v500a on April 10, 2004 from Circuit City after much study on RPTV sets. So far this LCD has outperformed my expectations. The picture is brilliant in colors, the clarity is excellent, the sound is great, and the jacks are plenty. It ... read more

  • GREAT COLOR

    Mar 2, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Clear,sharp,best color,best results with a good DVD Player,Large viewing angle,not very heavy or very thick.
    Cons: Apparently blacks are not as good as CRT but I never really noticed.

    Summary: This is a wonderful television! I have had it for 3 months and it still is the best TV I have seen. You get sharp color with a razor sharp picture. I recommend using component video cable with a progressive scan DVD player to make full use of the ... read more

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