Attractive brushed metal accents, Roku Ready
'equally impressive and accessible prices'
'smooth film-like image'
'One nice touch is that the Hitachi comes with two remotes -- the usual full-function one and a more basic one that's a bit easier to navigate for everyday use'
'the use of a special panel technology called ALiS (Alternate Lighting of Surfaces) causes these TVs to perform more like a 1080i panel'
'the picture just didn't look very good when stretched to fit the entire screen'
'it's painfully slow to react; we'd often impatiently depress a button a second time, only to have the menu eventually appear and disappear quickly as our commands finally registered.'
'The P50H401's collection of convenience features is less impressive.'
'We expect the picture quality of the 50-inch model to provide a good indication of how the 42-incher will perform.'
'built-in NTSC tuner'
'Rather than get overly technical in an attempt to explain what we think we gleaned from test patterns, let me just tell you what I saw with real-world content.'
'The company reserves its bigger screen sizes for the plasma arena, so this 47-inch, 1080p model is the largest in the LCD lineup.'