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Hitachi UT42X902 Review – 42-inch LCD HDTV

Originally Reviewed on December 5th, 2008

Hitachi UT42X902 Review: 42” LCD Flat-Panel TVHitachi UT42X902 review

Up for review: Hitachi UT42X902. The new Hitachi UT42X902 from the Director’s series lives up to its name through the reel 120 film de-judder with 120Hz motion interpolation feature which offers a theater-like video watching experience at home. With a compact, ultra thin 1.5″ panel, Hitachi’s new X902 Series sets a new standard for flat panel HDTV’s. The thin black piano bezel and clean lines of this 42” model make it look even sleeker.

Thanks to a native resolution of 1920×1080 (1080p), this new LCD flat-panel can handle both 1080p as well as 720p source content with ease. The Hitachi UT42X902 features the 120 reel Anti-Judder technology to offer a smoother transition for film content. The 3D color management and Advanced dynamic contrast ratio of this LCD TV ensures sharper and realistic images with lifelike skin tones. It’s a treat to watch all high definition content especially fast-moving action sequences with the new UT42X902.

Hitachi UT42X902 Features and Specifications Review:

TV Type LCD Flat-Panel
Screen Size 42″
Aspect Ratio 16:9 Widescreen
Screen Refresh Rate 120Hz
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Vertical Resolution 1080p
HDMI Inputs 1
DVI Inputs No
Watts/Channel 6
Speakers 2
Simulated Surround Yes
V-Chip Yes
Remote Control Type Multifunction
Product Height 28-11/16″ with stand (26-11/16″ without)
Product Width 40-13/16″
Product Weight 46.1 lbs. with stand (39.7 lbs. without)
Product Depth 12-3/16″ with stand (1-9/16″ without)
ENERGY STAR Qualified No
Warranty Terms – Parts 2 years
Warranty Terms – Labor 2 years

The Hitachi UT42X902 is a clear winner as far as sharper picture quality is concerned. However, it has a few cons shown in reviews as well. While the lightweight and ultra thin compact design is a definitely an eye-catching attraction, its slim design means some missing features. One major shortcoming of the Hitachi UT42X902 is having a mere single HDMI input. In this way users are barred from enjoying multiple connectivity option. Another significant complaint about the Hitachi UT42X902 is its audio quality. For a 42-inch panel, only 6-watt speakers seem a bit underpowered for most users’ needs. Many HDTV buyers will have to use an additional surround sound system. gives Hitachi UT42X902 8/10 stars!

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