Hitachi L42VP01 42" LCD TV 1080p HD Ready + Freeview + 1yr warranty...£499.95 @ Richer Sounds - HotUKDeals
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Was looking for a decent price 1080p tv, and came across this one for just £499.95 @ Richer Sounds - INSTORE ONLY I THINK!


Seems a bargain to me...although I'm not sure how many are left at this price.


You can also add a 5yr panel protect warranty for £49.95


Specs:

Television Picture Features
Screen Size: 42" (106cm V)
Screen Type: LCD
Resolution (Pixels): 1360 x 768
Advanced Image Technology: I4
Panel Luminance (Typical): 500cd/m²
Contrast Ratio: 1500: 1
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 10,000: 1
HD Ready
PaP/PaT/PinPC
Pixel Pitch (HxV) (mm): 0.48 x 0.48
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Programmes (Analogue/Digital): 100/200
Cable/Hyperband
VHF
UHF
Text Pages: 1000
PAL/PAL60
SECAM
NTSC4.43/3.58
1080p 24/50/60
1080i-50/60
720p-50/60
576p/576i
480p/480i

Connectivity
HDMI Input (HDCP): 2 (Rear)
SCART Socket (RGB): 2
Component Video
S-VHS Video
Progressive Input (PAL/NTSC)
Composite Video
Video Line Out (Phono)
Video Line Out (Tuner via SCART)
Audio Input
PC Audio Input
Audio Line Out
Headphone Socket
Computer Input
RS232
15-pin D-sub

Sound Features
RMS Output: 2 x 8W
Sound Effect: 3DS
Dynamic Bass

Freeview Features
IDTV-DVB Integrated
Tuners 1
Digital Teletext
Interactive Services
EPG (now next/7 Day)
Programme Reminder & Event Timer
Multi Language Subtitle Decoding and Display

Additional Features
Power Consumption/Standby: 211/<1w
Weight (inc stand and spkrs): 23.7Kg
Weight (exc stand and spkrs): 21Kg
Dimensions (W x H x D) (mm) (inc stand and spkrs): 1036 x 750 x 270
Dimensions (W x H x D) (mm) (exc stand or spkrs): 1036 x 698 x 125
Fixed Stand
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#1
well the price is certainly a bargain for a 1080P 42" from a well known name, I'll now go and see if I can find some reviews
#2
I don't think Hitachi are the best...but for that sort of price, I wouldn't grumble...I'm sure its more than adequate for 360's and PS3's at the very least!!! There's bound to be some reviews on avforums.
#3
goodgrr;2249790
well the price is certainly a bargain for a 1080P 42" from a well known name, I'll now go and see if I can find some reviews

Here you go - http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs/review/2007/12/11/Hitachi-L42VP01U-42in-LCD-TV/p1
#4
So, decent reviews for it when it is priced at £720...
#5
RS have got the spec wrong the 1360x768 Resolution is referring to the maximum resolution it can do when using a PC. When using a Xbox 360 or PS3 it displays in 1080p which is 1920x1080.

edit: I think this TV only does 1080p over HDMI, not component etc
#6
#7
Hot - but..

"Resolution (Pixels): 1360 x 768"

1080P, either richer sounds have that wrong or its not 1080P?
#8
agree with above - hot, but is it 1080p?
#9
Yes it is

In the specs: 1080p 24/50/60
#10
hot deal, good tv!! you can price match with another shop, ie john lewis, so long as it is within the range. and save cash on delivery too!!! :thumbsup:
#12
Well to help people doing their research this seems to be the link to the Hitachi UK website specification

Model L42VP01C<-- NB has a "C" on the end which may/may-not tally to Richer Sounds model, it is the ONLY 'V' model on the Hitachi website and seems to tally generally but worth double-checking.

http://www.hitachidigitalmedia.com/product_techspec.do?pt=17&pg=68&proid=605

Remember it is "Last Few To Clear, So Hurry!" and only in store ("out of stock online") so you may have to ring around a bit :)

Looking at Hitachi manuals there are 'C' and 'S' and 'U' suffixes - none with 'no' letter. So one could surmise that the 'C' model it the UK variant but as I say worth double checking what RS are selling.

PS: I was wrong the C S and U all say "GB" on the manuals so Hitachi not being very helpful on their website in spelling out what if any difference there is between them. John Lewis offering the L42VP01U "online" at £749 with 5yr. Maybe not sold by the stores and hence maybe no opportunity for the NeverKnowinglyUndersold PriceMatching.
#13
Google says it's 1080p and so does richersounds; http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=HITA-L42VP01

Out of stock online.
#14
mcozmick
hot deal, good tv!! you can price match with another shop, ie john lewis, so long as it is within the range. and save cash on delivery too!!! :thumbsup:


I'd recommend getting it from John Lewis - I had one in December after 6 weeks it went wrong (power light but no picture from any source) went off for repair - waited 8 weeks before getting in touch with the supplier who arranged to have a brand new set sent to us - had that around 4 weeks and that went wrong (power supply fault) so that's been sent back and we're currently awaiting a refund.

It's a great set and never had any complaints with the picture or sound from it, but get as long a warranty as you can - 2 failures within 6 months isn't the greatest - thank god it's all been taken care of with no major hassles!
#15
kgfullerton
I'd recommend getting it from John Lewis - I had one in December after 6 weeks it went wrong (power light but no picture from any source) went off for repair - waited 8 weeks before getting in touch with the supplier who arranged to have a brand new set sent to us - had that around 4 weeks and that went wrong (power supply fault) so that's been sent back and we're currently awaiting a refund.

It's a great set and never had any complaints with the picture or sound from it, but get as long a warranty as you can - 2 failures within 6 months isn't the greatest - thank god it's all been taken care of with no major hassles!


noted mate!! cheers for the heads up!! :thumbsup:
#16
Great deal if you are throwing lots of HD content at it like xbox 360, PS3, Blu Ray, Sky HD etc., you will definately be taking a big drop in quality if you only intent to watch SD though (be better with a panasonic plasma if that is your aim).
Richer Sounds seem like a company that have some great deals but they make it REALLY hard for anybody to actually take advantage of them - so best of luck!!
Voted Hot!!
#17
crofter

Richer Sounds seem like a company that have some great deals but they make it REALLY hard for anybody to actually take advantage of them - so best of luck!!
Voted Hot!!



Agreed the website that doesnt like to sell TV's! Cant understand how they are still in business.
Not to mention their price match policy is a complete joke now.150 mile trip to buy a tv, dont think so!
#18
why does a company who advertise online not sell online??????
#19
They do sell online...but as they have made quite obvious in the past, even stating it on their website, they prefer to sell instore.

Thats their policy, and to be fair to them, they've stuck to it.
#20
does anyone actually ever see these deals in their local store. i pop in now and again after a deal and they never have these things in stock

good deal tho, dirt cheap :)
#21
They do recommend you phone up first to check stock availability...especially in this case, as its the last few in stock.
#22
if this was the tv advertised at £599 before, id stay clear of it, image quality is dire especially if watching anything SD on it its, i advise you to have a demonstration in store if you really want it

i took mine back the same day
#23
craig b
does anyone actually ever see these deals in their local store. i pop in now and again after a deal and they never have these things in stock

good deal tho, dirt cheap :)



I picked up a 42" Sharp 1080P from them via a deal listed here, it was the last one the store had and was the one they had previously on display. It was in perfect nick and a real bargain.
#24
wish I had 500 quid, voted hot
#25
That has to be a hot summer deal!

I dont have this particular tv so cant comment on that, but I love richer sounds, ( no not like that :oops: ) my last few TV's came from there as did my dads, and if i was after a HD TV again they would be first choice, the warranty is also very good and i would recommend it if you can go that little more to afford it after my philips over heated, first time it wasnt fixed so when i took it back again they gave me another tv of my choice at value i paid or more if i was willing to pay it, which is how i got my 32 hitachi and compared to the 32 sony my dads got, i prefer

but like said, it will be just luck to get it if they have it instore
#26
had this broke down after 2 weeks just went and got my money back now have a regza much better
#27
ummm Hitachi........
#28
packard
ummm Hitachi........


Rather than us all assume we know what you mean, spell it out if you have something to add.
#29
craig b;2250448
does anyone actually ever see these deals in their local store. i pop in now and again after a deal and they never have these things in stock



Richer Sounds have been pulling this trick for as long as anyone can remember. Advertise amazing prices, but you have to go to a store to get em, at which point there's always "none in stock", and they then try sell you something else.
#30
What does sd mean any one, please?. so some tv's have not got a good sd picture?
#31
SD is Standard Definition (as opposed to HD - High Definition).

That's your normal sky, virgin, freeview signals, for instance.
#32
Some stores still have these but they are ex-display and have been on 24/7 since release.

Hmmm. No thanks.

:p
#33
arfster
Richer Sounds have been pulling this trick for as long as anyone can remember. Advertise amazing prices, but you have to go to a store to get em, at which point there's always "none in stock", and they then try sell you something else.


I find if you phone before going then you wouldn't waste a journey, have picked up lots of good deals from RicherSounds in the past.
#34
ive called them before and asked if they had the item in stock and to hold one for me im on my way and then got there and they looked at me as though i made it up and didnt have any instock there known for pulling punters into the shop without having the goods, my thoughts are if u have it advertise it online. shops are getting more and more dodgy with stuff they dont actually have or cant get hold off.
#35
wewontgetfooleda;2257773
ive called them before and asked if they had the item in stock and to hold one for me im on my way and then got there and they looked at me as though i made it up and didnt have any instock there known for pulling punters into the shop without having the goods, my thoughts are if u have it advertise it online. shops are getting more and more dodgy with stuff they dont actually have or cant get hold off.


Its always a good idea to get the person's name as well, when phoning in advance.
#36
hmm tempting .So how would i get john lewis to price match?Would that be with the 5 year warrenty?

Thanks
#37
how do u price match john lewis?
#38
i dont think john lewis have it, do they?? cant find it on there website
#39
sicklefield
had this broke down after 2 weeks just went and got my money back now have a regza much better


more details plz, price model number and picture quality on sky or SD would be nice to know :thumbsup:
#40
I doubt very much if john lewis would match this, RS say this an ex-display price and not in stock in a lot of their shops!

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