Hitachi PD9700 or Samsung Q97

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  1. wgg

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    Have shortlisted the two plasmas above. Any pros and cons as to what is the best choice?

    Thanks
     
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    The Hitach 9700 has been around for a long time, the Q97 is the latest model from Samsung, vey rarely does an old model outperform a new model even when they're from different manufatures.

    Or you can wait for the new Hitachi 9800 which is already on sale in parts of Asia.
     
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    The 9800 is the asian version of the 9700, tus the 9800 will never arrive here :cool:

    Next 42" from Hitachi I guess would be under the new "T" series range, and will be 1920 x 1080 Alis panel I guess :thumbsup:

    Cheers :hiya:
     
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    If possible wait for the new Hitachi. If you need a tv now then the 42pd9700 is still a brilliant set.

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    I read an article on the forthcoming Hitachis in an Italian AV magazine yesterday. Seems they are doing something a bit like Panasonic - a new generation of nearly-identical models, but adding a range of Full HD models starting at 42", that will be sky-high in price. If the article was correct, the T models will *not* be full HD, there was a different letter for that lineup (sorry, I forget the letter!). And the article said the T models will have the known 1024x1080 Alis panel, and 2 hdmi's. :(

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    Have gone ahead and bought the PD9700 from JL and it is arriving today:clap: Just waiting to see if they will do the price match I submitted:smashin:

    Will have a play over the weekend and will hopefully be delighted! Was a really tight decision over the newer Samsung.
     

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