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HITACHI 26" LCD - £599

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by RealM, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. RealM

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    This is the same set as the Dual 26" at Asda. If you can still get one, then you would be better getting it from Asda if you want to save money. It's £489.

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    The Hitachi 26LD6200 is available with a 5yr warranty from John Lewis.

    John Lewis has it on their website and in stores at 699ukp.
    The Richersounds website also has it for sale at 549.95ukp.

    If you wanted a 5yr warranty on this set:
    Check your local Richersounds store still has it in stock.
    Ask your local John Lewis to do a "Price Match".

    This way you get 4 extra years warranty for 61ukp extra.
    The John Lewis "28 day Return Option" may be more strict than ASDA's.

    As a TV engineer there is still one point which has me troubled.

    Check that you are happy with its DVD playback, I am still not convinced that it can play anamorphic films in the correct aspect ratio through a "standard" DVD player (not via an Xbox or an MS Media Centre PC)

    BTW
    I have checked out this TV again in both Comet and John Lewis.

    Comet had it marked as "HD ready", it was just their card, not an "Official" HD Ready sticker.

    The "aspect ratio" while viewing (BBC1, 2 appears to be 14:9 with 4:3 on ITV and Ch5) did look to be fairly accurate.
    The circles in the Homebase adverts were circular not oval :)

    This was with the usual RF terrestrial transmission feed that you find in showrooms, it was not from a SKY or Freeview source.

    Alan
     
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    You are quite correct. As I posted in the Asda thread, DVDs play fine on the PC with a thin black bar at top and bottom. However, when a 16:9 film is played from a DVD player it crops the sides.

    I don't have a test disk that will show a 2.35:1 picture so I don't know what happens in that situation. It's ptobably fair to say the sides still get cropped.

    If I didn't have a PC connected, this would have been enough to go back and ask for a refund.

    Dave
     
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    Cheers for the replys i will have to keep my eye out for these problems.
     
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    I looking at this Tv as well...any input on whether it really is HD ready
     

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