Hitachi 61SWX01W Rear Projection

3.95/5 (21 Reviews) MSRP : $4999.00


Product Description

16:9 Wide Screen Aspect Ratio Exclusive Hitachi Flex Converter Provides: 1080i HDTV Capabilities (with Set-Top Box) Full Time Progressive Scan (480P)


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by John a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the Hitachi 61SWX10B.
I researched all HDTV's before I purchased this TV. Hitachi had the best pucture and features, but after only about 13 months of usage "LIVE" was burnt into the upper left hand corner of the picture. I contacted Hitachi and the informed me that pattern burning is not covered under any warranty. I contacted Sears and they informed me the same even though I had purchased a 5 Year warranty. I estimate that I watched CNN maybe 10 hours a week at most. That is where the "LIVE" came from. The manufacturer blames CNN and all other bradcasters who have fixed logo or writing.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $3800.00

Purchased At:   Sears



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jchhay007 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I have been very pleased with this Hitachi projection TV, 61SWX12B, which I have owned for 11 months now. The pictures quality has been superb. All DVD movies are excellent. DIRECTV proraming quality is surprsing clear for a projection TV. I had done extensive research before purchasing this unit. At that time, Hitachi SWX series was the only line of TVs that have built-in Dolby Digital decoder; you need a sub-woofer and two rear speakers to take advantage of the feature. The unit appearance is elegance, yet practical. It's tall, has thick compress wood enclosure for heat absorption and sound retention. Its front RCA inputs allow easy camcorder or second VCR hook-up. It has 2 component inputs and both Coax and Optical inputs for HDTV decoder and DVD. I was surprised to have reached a tech support rep. on the weekend to ask a simple question. My unit needed callibration after 6 months. It appeared that callibration is neccessary for most Hitachi SWX units. The call for calibration was easy. A local tech rep came over and did it in less than an hour. Unfortunately, the SWX12B line is discontinued. My cousin got lucky and bought one of the last few units yesterday. As they say, all good things must come to an end. I definitely recommend the 61SWX12B unit over the new SWX20B which lacks the elegance look, has thinner board enclosure and no Dolby digital feature. The new one is simply a square black plastic box with projection TV features.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   Valley TV in El Mont



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bountiful brady a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Purchased a refurbished model of the 61swx12B after many trips to Circuit City, Best Buy, and Rex to view all of the major brands. Hitachi appeared a cut above the rest in picture quality and ease of adjustability. I was hesitant to purchase a refurb model, however, after doing net-research took the plunge. Retailed for $4200 and I paid $2500.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Purchased At:   on-line



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Blake the Snake a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I recently won a 43" Hitachi through a promotion and decided to trade up to the 61" for a few $ more. The picture on this set was outstanding but did have some problems as others mentioned with high contrast scenes on DVD. i.e. In "A Knights Tale" near the end where Heath Ledger knocks the bad guy from his horse and he hits the ground, it switches to a dream scene via a bright flash. The TV totally blanked out during that scene and had to reset. In "Tomb Raider" near the end where Laura Croft races the bad guy to the top of the pyramid to grab the triangle thingy there is a bright flash right before it switches to the scene where she sees her father. Again, total black out and reset. Overall the picture has been great on HD/DVD sources. The only other problem I have is that the "smooth wide" mode tends to look as if you're looking through a fish eye lens when there is motion or text.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Purchased At:   CC



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JERRY BUNON a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2002

Bottom Line:   
ONE OF THE BEST BIG SCREEN TVS MODEL #60SX10BA IVE EVER OWNED .IVE OWNED RCA ,TOSHIBA,ALWAYS HAD PROBLEMS.THIS SET HAS ONLY BROUGHT FUN AND A GREAT PICTURE TO OUR LIVES ! THANKS HITACHI!!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $3600.00

Purchased At:   CIRCUIT CITY




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