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Hitachi UT37X902 Review – 37-inch LCD HDTV

Originally Reviewed on December 6th, 2008

Hitachi UT37X902 Review: 37” LCD Flat-Panel TVHitachi UT37X902 review

Up for review: Hitachi UT37X902. If a TV’s aesthetic look affects your buying decision, then the new Hitachi UT37X902 with its black sapphire finish and rounded base is a clear winner. A product of the Director’s series, the UT37X902 retains color fidelity and excellent image saturation than most LCD’s through Hitachi’s proprietary In-Plane Switching (IPS) Pro technology. And the 37” screen size coupled with 178 degree wider viewing angle offer the ease of watching it from any seat of the house.

The 1.5 deep ultra slim design of the Hitachi UT37X902 looks definitely elegant, but Hitachi had to make certain sacrifices to attain the slim depth. As a result, the connection panel comes with only two video inputs; i.e. one HDMI and one RGB along with an audio mini-jack and RS-232 connector and lacks connectivity option for internal tuners for which an optional Audio Video Center or satellite box is required.

With a price of around $1,899.99, the new UT37X902 from Hitachi comes within the affordable to higher priced range of LCD HDTV’s but it will be sure to make a statement in any home.


Hitachi UT37X902 Features and Specifications Review:

Display Type Flat-panel LCD
Screen Size 37″
Screen Refresh Rate 120Hz
Aspect Ratio 16:9 widescreen
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Vertical Resolution 1080p
HDMI Inputs 1
Watts/Channel 6
Speakers 2
Simulated Surround Yes
V-Chip Yes
Remote Control Type Multifunction
ENERGY STAR Qualified No
Product Height 25-15/16″ with stand (23-7/8″ without)
Product Width 36-7/8″
Product Weight 32.1 lbs.
Product Depth 12-1/4″ with stand (1-1/2″ without)
Warranty Terms – Parts 2 years
Warranty Terms – Labor 2 years

High end source signals appear at their best on the Hitachi UT37X902 thanks to both 1920 x 1080 native resolution and 1080p vertical resolution. However, reviews show a bit of quirkiness is observed while watching your favorite Blu-ray player where sometimes blacks become oversaturated and the backlight seems to have a hard time producing subtle light conditions especially during dark scenes. At times no images appear and only NO SYNC message is displayed. The problem will be solved only when both the monitor and input source is turned off and the monitor is turned on first followed by the input source.

Except a few minor flaws, the Hitachi UT37X902 is a good LCD flat-panel TV which provide spectacular picture quality with an amazing clarity.

HDTVUniverse.com gives Hitachi UT37X902 8/10 stars!

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