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I have the manual for the International EH55 with the 160Gb HDD (the US version had a 200Gb HDD). I have no idea about the specifics since I haven't really looked at it. I can confirm that the tuner is not North American analog, let alone high definition. I suspect the black level is off, and it definitely has the SCART connectors. A quick scan through the manual shows that there is a black level control on the US model, but it does not show up in the manual for the international model.
Given its llimitations, I would probably purchase an EH59 for $350 than an international EH55 for $350. I don't THINK the EH55 has any advantage over the EH59, and it uses the day-month-year (european) format. I can't CONFIRM it, but I'm fairly certain that it only uses the 24 hour clock, not the 12 hour AM/PM clock.
Evil is charming and beautiful. It makes you doubt yourself. It asks for one small compromise after another until it whittles you down, and it functions best when no one believes in it.-JOA