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Where to view a Hitachi 42PD7500 in Nottingham

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  1. martinedwards

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    Does anyone know of a retailer who has a Hitachi 42PD7500 on display in the Nottingham area? I am considering one of these, but need to see one "in the flesh".

    Failing that, a 42PD7200 - I gather they use the same display, though I would like to see Freeview quality on the 7500.

    Thanks to all.
     
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    Anyone?

    Derby or Leicester would do as well - I can travel.

    My TV gets a lot of Freeview usage, so I'd like to see how it looks on the Hitachi. If anyone has seen one I'd be interested in your views.

    Thanks
     
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    Didn't John Lewis have the 7200 on display at one time, I don't know if it's still there. You could also try ENL on Alfreton Road or Sevenoaks on Mansfield Rd in Sherwood, although I'm not ure if either sell Hitachi. The Hitachi UK website also lists Richer Sounds as a stockist.
     
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    Thanks for the tips, neilmcl. I've already tried Sevenoaks but they only stock Pioneer (nice but £££). I notice that JL now list the 7500 on their website (they didn't last time I checked) so they are worth a try. ENL is a new one on me, I'll give them a call and see. Didn't think of Richer, I tend to think of them as only stocking old stock, also worth a try.
     
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    RS in Brum don't display the Hitachis, but they definitely sell the 7200.
    They will set one up if you ask :smashin:
    That was what I did.
     
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    The RS website has the 7500 listed so maybe the shop may have one in.
     
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    I view Freeview on my 7200 through a Humax 8000 digital video recorder, PQ is brilliant :D Actually, I think the Freeview PQ is slightly better than Sky.
     
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    Probably the best way - I currently use a Sony VTX-D800 connected to my ancient 33" Toshiba, and the picture is brilliant, and I'll probably add a Toppy/Humax PVR when I get a plasma. However, I've seen the latest Pioneer and Panasonic plasmas, and they seem to suffer a lot of noise or artifacts on the Freeview picture, visible even from a few feet away, which I don't see on my old CRT. Probably a result of poor contrast setup in the store or a factor of the hi-def screen meeting a relatively low-def broadcast. While I am happy to chain boxes together to get a good picture, other family members just need a TV they can switch on and use, hence my search for a HD plasma with a good inbuilt Freeview receiver.

    Anyway, thanks for all the suggestions.
     

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