Hitachi 43FWX20B Rear Projection

4.19/5 (16 Reviews)


Product Description

43" Widescreen HDTV Monitor/NTSC Projection Television


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2010

Bottom Line:   
I have had this TV for years. I am watching it right now. It has a great picture. It is dated as far as connections go, but for its time it does the job. I have had to do nothing to it as far as maintenance goes. I just sit back and watch a clear screen in HD

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2003



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by kevinrx1 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2004

Bottom Line:   
screen burned after only 2 months. the picture was good while it lasted. Hitachi's customer service was poor and they will not cover burn. the tv was never hooked up to anything else but an HD tuner. would not buy or recommend.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $1900.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ndwebdotnet a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Was looking at hitachi all along. Great stretch modes for SD, and excellent hardware. Couldn't afford a nice pioneer. Was originally looking at the 51swx, but the price and size ended up being too much. Was down to this set and a mits, and the pq of the hit just blew the mits away. Everything you need to get started in hd. Beware though, it will tend to shrink a little after you get it home. If you are on the fence and can afford the 51, go for it.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $1360.00

Purchased At:   hhgregg



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This Hitachi Widescreen is perfect for the price. Hitachi also makes a majority of all parts found in most Widescreen TV so why not buy it directly from them.

I most have looked at close to 30 different choices in its class and this one is the best.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $1289.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Vestige a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Hitachi provides many name brand manufactures with parts for HDTV's. The picture on the 43-inch Hitachi is awesome. It has several different stretch modes for 4:3 images. The 16:9 HDTV material is phenomenal. I have a JVC HD-VCR, JVC progressive scan DVD player and a Samsung HD DirecTV decoder connected via my Sony STR-DA5ES receiver. Unfortunately, the Hitachi doesn't have three component inputs, but most HDTV's in this price range don't. After looking at several HDTV's, (Sony, JVC, Panasonic) this set truly provides a superior picture for the price. If you have a small to medium size room, I strongly suggest that you consider this model. The optional stand provides just enough space for a VCR or Satellite Receiver. Not much room for anything else. Hitachi's new sets will include a IEEE input as well as a DVI input. If you plan to purchase a HDTV tuner that includes either output, I would suggest looking into one of the newer sets, however component video connections on this set provide a superb picture. Additionally, you will need to calibrate this set after you purchase it. I suggest using the Digital Video Essentials DVD. Afterwards, you can truly take advantage of a detailed HDTV picture.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $1599.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City




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Hitachi 43fwx20b picture size (not related to aspect ratio or screen format)

My Hitachi 43fwx20b has always had too large of a picture for the screen laterally, extending an about 1-2 inches past the left and right ends of the set when set is 16x9 standard mode. Additionally it does not appear to be centered correctly, as the screen tends to lop off more of the right side th ... Read More »

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