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New Hitachi 57F710E, and setup.

sidemount
02-01-2006, 12:39 AM
I want to thank everyone for the great info on this site.I just installed a gable mount w/rotor, and a Radio-Shack 190 antenna. I can not believe what a fantastic thing HDTV is.Reading this forum gave me the confidence to put this together.My Hitachi is absolutely the best CRT RP set going.Question-- all listings for Hitachi have models 51710A, or 57F710A. What makes my model end in a "E". Can not find reference to an E model anywhere. Called Hitachi----no one knows.Manufacture date says November 2005. To all you guys hanging on the fence-----do not wait for the latest greatest, you'll be waiting forever.Go buy a Hitachi CRT RP and enjoy the dollar savings and the fantastic HDTV. I paid $1600 and got a two year warrentee for an extra $10 bucks at my local REX TV.Thanks again.

nightrider237
02-01-2006, 09:20 AM
Sidemount; I have the 51F710S and received the 51710A manual. I would just go with the manual sent along with it and not worry about the E. Like you said Fantastic picture and audio .Hitachi Rules CRT RPTV ! Enjoy It!

cubs23
02-01-2006, 09:52 AM
Spec's show this set is only 23.5 in. deep. That seems pretty thin. I thought most CRT HD's were quite a bit thicker, whereas most fixed resolution sets were closer to 20 in (depth) for this size of tv?

Would anyone care to give a quick summary of reliability of CRT generally compared to fixed resolution? When would you expect to replace any of the components?

Sidemount, honestly, how did the picture compare to the other fixed resolution sets nearby in the store? How about the glare due to the screen/protective covering??

Thanks in advance for any resonse.

sidemount
02-02-2006, 12:28 AM
Sony and Toshiba were in the same area----No comparison , the Hitachi was sharper, blacker, and brighter than the other two.I just got done watching David Letterman, and I am in disbelief! This Hitachi is amazing.CBS 1080i broadcasts are better looking than the demos that run in the showrooms.Other than the more narrow viewing angle, I don't think I am giving up anything to a DLP and very little to a Plasma. Very satisfied. I would buy another one just like it to put away and use in ten years if I could.

sidemount
02-02-2006, 12:33 AM
CUBS, forgot to answer your questions. CRT reliability is the strong point on a crt based RPTV. The glare is not bad at all. You must always keep down the lights and limit windows behind you, but I don't even notice any glare with lights on ect....As mentioned above, stereo sound is excellent.