|Originally posted by rgjullin:|
I have the 61SWX01B and I am very pleased with its performance. It has a very clear, bright picture and the magic focus handles the convergence well. Mine does seem to have a lot of light scattering around in the cabinet but the is only noticable when the picture is mostly black (like an outerspace scene). I don't find it bothersome enough to take it back for a different set.
|Originally posted by cf101:|
Anyone know if the Hitiachi HDTV sets are nice. I was looking at the 61SWX01W or the smaller 53SWX01W.
|Originally posted by HiDefGuy:|
Yes, you seriously need to shop around for the best price; the prices on the new models (I think its the 53SWX10W/61SWX10W?) have dropped dramatically. Also, the new models have a choice between upconverts to 540p or 1080i for interlaced input, which can make a BIG difference to the appearance of DVD's. Additionally, the sets you mention have 20% less horizontal resolution compared to the new models. I would agree with other responders that the hitachi picture can't be beaten on some scenes, but it doesn't excel in shadow detail. (I have the older 53SWX01W).