Hitachi 50GX49B Rear Projection

50GX49B

50 inch Rear Projection Television - UltraBlack Screen with Surface Diffuser and 1000 Lines Resolution - Digital 3-Line Comb Filter - 24 Watt Speaker System - Dual Tuner Picture-in-Picture

User Reviews (5)

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mike cayen   Audio Enthusiast [Jan 17, 2000]
Strength:

Great picture and great sound
great picture and great sound,user friendly menu screen

Weakness:

remote

I purchased this PROJECTION TV less than a month ago, but shopped for one for a few months. On viewing this unit on display at a local Audio/video store I knew this was the one for me. Compared to other units in and above it's price range($2995.00tax included), the sound and picture quality of this TV is in my opinion one of the best i've come across. The only disappointment that I have is the remote. It can perform all of the functions on my sony VCR but pause it, and only change the channels on my RCA satelite receiver. Overall it's a small price to pay for the quality of product that you get! If I was going to rate this television on a scale of 1 to 10, this would definitely be a 10+.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Dom   Audio Enthusiast [Feb 04, 2000]
Strength:

Picture quality is excellent! lots of depth and true to life color. User friendly on-screen menu.

Weakness:

Could not program the Universal remote to my cable box and surround sound system.

It's hard to believe your looking at a rear projection TV. A very brilliant and dynamic picture. Sharp and true to life. The audio system is adequate although I have a surround sound system connected to it which gives me more than enough audio output. I've looked at the Toshiba's and the Sony KP-48S65, overall the 50GX49B won hands down. For the price, I put the Hitachi 50GX49B in the same class as all the other more expensive high end models.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Augie   Audio Enthusiast [Oct 25, 2001]
Strength:

Great Picture. Dvd's look awsome. color and contrast is fabulous. Holding up great after nearly 2 years. 2 tuner pip makes viewing sports like having a 2nd tv nearby.

Weakness:

Univeral remote not so universal. Doesn't work on any other component I have. Need to switch off noise reduction for better dvd picture, then back on for better tv picture. Well worth it

This is my first big screen tv. I was a little concerned that I would not get as good a picture quality as your typical CRT. The earlier rear projection tv's I had viewed just didn't seem to have nearly as good a picture quality as the standard tv's of the day. Why dish out all that money to watch dvd's, which are supposed to have a much better picture than vhs, when you're going to lose that quality with some big space wasting rear projection piece of junk? This was the attitude I went into the video store with. It didn't take them very long to convince me that the new technology was making some of these big screens have as good a picture (in some cases better) as regular tvs. I still had my doubts, but was willing to take a chance. I had the money and I've always wanted my own big screen. Once we had it in our living room, with the surround sound and dvd set up...WOW! I've been wowing my freinds, and I'm still wowed with the great picture even after nearly 2 years. So the remote isn't so great, and yes if you're at more than a 25 degree angle you lose some quality. Don't sit at such an angle! Contrast is really sharp, greys and blacks are easy to make out, especially in a darkened room. The color never bleeds unless tv reception, VHS or DVD quality is poor and even then it's barely noticable. One of the features ir really like is the ability to set picture contrast for different viewing settings: tv during the day and movies at night then go back and forth to the appropriate setting. only real negative is having to go into video settings to turn off noise reduction every time you watch a DVD to get the best video quality and then turning it back on again for the best tv quality. All in all, a winner.

Similar Products Used: First rear projection.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Darren Cuccia   Audio Enthusiast [Feb 27, 2000]
Strength:

Great Picture quality - Great sound quality - Easy to set-up - well worth the $$ spent

Weakness:

the overall design of the remote is bulky and cumbersome- but easy enough to use - no other weaknesses that I can find

Great overall quality for the $$ - after shopping around for a few months, I couldnt be happier w/ the quality of audio and video that the tv puts out! While shopping - comparing this tv to the models next to it in the store - it was very apparent that this tv had superior features for the $$ spent - it will be apparent to you as well!

Similar Products Used: mitsubish 60"
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Tao Wu   Audio Enthusiast [May 17, 2000]
Strength:

unbelievable picture

Weakness:

small vertical viewing angle

I got this baby yesterday. Hook it up and found the picture quality not perfect. So adjusted the convergence, reduced the sharpness a little bit and most importantly, switch to three video cables (for component cable connection). Now boy this TV gives me very clear very real pictures. Both my wife and I just love it!
I don't know how sound is though but I don't care because of my b&w speaker systems.
Remote is also OK because a bulky remote is better than a small one with tiny font on it.
Only one problem found: if you stand up and watch the TV, screen gets noticably darker. But this is a problem of all projection TVs, including those high price HDTVs.
I would recommend this TV to anyone. They are currently sold at low low price of $1300 at amazon.com.

Similar Products Used: sony
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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