Is there a reason why these are compelling aside from how thin they are? I see they have IPS panels but Panasonic does as well and their 37 inch is half the price of Hitachi's. I suppose the processing is super good on these panels?
Ah. Thanks for the clarification. It seems the 47 inch and several 32 inch models are the new additions to the Director's Series line up.
I read a review on Hitachi's European version of these LCDs (http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs/re...42in-LCD-TV/p1) a while ago that was positively gushing but I was quite skeptical. However, if one of the best calibrators feels positively about the display, I suppose it merits a closer look.
Until I get my hands on one I will not know for sure, but they could be the best in class or at least close to Samsung. I just thought I would mention it since I see very little discussion about Hitachi LCD's.