Hitachi UT42MX70 42in LCD TV - Feature Table

John Archer

By John Archer



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Hitachi UT42MX70 42in LCD TV


Our Score:


Overall Score


Scores In Detail

  • Value 7
  • Image Quality 9
  • Features 8
  • Design 10

Matthew Bunton

July 7, 2008, 9:12 pm

1 HDMI input is a joke what on earth were they thinking especially considering the lack of an internal tuner. Price is very high also you could by the class leading Pioneer Kuro 50" 508XD Plasma + a free Sat box and still have over 𧸖 left.

I must admit I wouldn't touch another Hitachi product after all the problems I had last year with one of their LCD TV's and Hitachi's terrible customer care attitude.


July 7, 2008, 11:40 pm

most hitachi products are inferior or lack class to their competitors, its obvious this tv is for the style over Value for money ala Macbook Air, However if you have a hdmi Reciever and want something uber slim for the wall (My 56" sharp LCD was one of the thinest a year ago at 89mm), It appears this hitachi has the picture quality to go with it.


July 9, 2008, 1:55 am

Looks like a stunning piece of design and engineering from what I have seen and read. The price is high but not unreasonable for what is arguable the most cutting edge display on the market.

David Walker

March 9, 2009, 2:27 am

So am I missing something...How is this a television and not a monitor?

Ian 13

May 15, 2009, 2:26 pm

I just bought one of these from RicherSounds for £499 inc VAT. Pretty good price considering spec. It is more like a monitor than a TV - no Freeview, Tuner etc. but will be a perfect match for my V+ box. One HDMI is an issue but a switchbox will sort that. Also, it does have speakers unlike some reviews mention on the net.

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