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|Originally posted by frox
Did someone mention that these had a DVI input (the current SWX/UWX models)? I didnt notice it listed as having that at Hitachi's site.
I was pretty hard core towards the new samsung dlps but their lackluster SD performance made me want to look around a bit more.
|Originally posted by Mfusick
16x9 normal or standard is best for anamophic DVD's
the 16x9 zoom serves to chop off the small amount of black bars atop and on bottom when watching extremly wide filmed movies even wider than 16x9 (1.78:1).
Of coarse you know though... Those black bars are good for you.
I use 16X9 normal and 4:3 normal only.... You can keep the rest. I am a "true aspect ratio" type of guy. I don't like anything stretched or chopped.
|Originally posted by Raleighwood
Please clarify, I'm sorry but I think I may be mistaking you--do you mean to say that the Perfect Vision thought that the SWX line of Hitachis was just as good as the Pioneer ELITEs??? That's pretty amazing. Please confirm?
Thanks in advance.
|Originally posted by gthal
I don't think they went that far. I read both reviews and the reviewer stated that the Elite was one of two sets (he didn't mention the other, although I think he was referring to the Loewe Aconda) that he would consider the "King of the Hill". ).
|Originally posted by Donm
squigly1 Why do you keep saying the GWX has no DVI? Here is a link to Hitachi's site that says it does. What is you source of info?
|Originally posted by Mfusick
I thought that they were indeed talking about the SWX Hitachi.
The Lowe Aconda is a 38" Tube, so I doubt they were talking about that when the topic was projection tv's.
Also, in the same issue the SWX was given the "Best Buy award" in the middle upper price tier for projection tv's.
TPV magazine is pretty honest and thorough with thier tests and reviews, so that alone says alot for the Hitachi.
Here is a quote from TPV for the Hitachi:
"How Does It Look?
This set is a sleeper. While it didnâ€™t get off to a good start, it finished like a champ, thoroughly trouncing my tweaked Toshiba TW56, which itself is no slouch and has quite a cult following. High definition (particularly off-the-air) nearly always looks good, but on the Hitachi, it looks outstanding. Even off-the-air (non-HD but upconverted by the station) DTV commercials occasionally looked as good as the best DVDs. Satellite through the S-video inputs was also surprisingly good. With other than 1080i sources, you can select either 1080i or 540p in the user menu. I always preferred 540p, though differences between it and 1080i were best seen in test pat-terns. Switching on BLACK EXPANSION then increasing the BRIGHTNESS control a tad made Shrek look better by increasing apparent contrast. You may or may not like the effect. I generally used 18â€“20 on the CONTRAST control (slightly higher on high def). I ran some DVD playback tests comparing progressive scan vs. inter-laced mode. Progressive was often not significantly better (although color and black levels changed). Even artifacts in the opening scenes of Star Trek Insurrection (panning across the roofs of buildings) weren â€™t improved by switching the DVD player to progressive. This indicates an excellent line doubler â€” far better than the first-generation Toshiba. DVD after DVD impressed me. Overall, the Hitachi 53SWX12B is an impressive looking set. Itâ€™s one of the two best Iâ€™ve seen so far. Beautifully saturated colors, excellent dark grays and blacks, razor-sharp focus, and high undistorted light output are all standouts. Highly recommendedâ€” once calibrated, that is. "
|Originally posted by squigly1
For reference, this is the link I followed. Nowhere does it mention DVI
|Originally posted by NJDevil
Take a look again at the bottom of the inputs/outputs section. I think it was omitted on some pages before and have now been added. Seems they all have DVI.