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Hitachi 60vx915 vs 60vs810

pennjam
02-05-2005, 11:14 PM
Does anybody have the Hitachi 60vx915, and can tell me what the difference is compared to the 60vs810 ?? :confused:

dshack17
02-13-2005, 07:13 PM
check out this site may be of some help
http://www.hitachi.us/tv/browse/lcd/lcd/lcd_index.shtml It lists a few differences as you read through it. I am like you in wanting to make the most reasonable purchase without wasting money on minor upgrades.
The directors series has (copied from the more info on their site)
Deep Black Screen
The special coatings on the deep black, anti-reflective protective shield effectively absorb ambient room light, reducing reflections by almost 300% compared to conventional screen designs. This dramatic performance boost results in richer blacks, vibrant color and increased detail in shadows and highlights.

Models: VX915 Series
and
Learning AV NET III
The advanced Learning AV NET III simplifies operation of your complete home theater with one convenient interface. Infrared-based controllers integrate with on-screen commands to control up to four components. Control external components like DVD players, VCRs and AV receivers or let the sophisticated AV NET "learn" how to control new products that might be developed in the future. Learning AV NET III makes the new UltraVision® CineForm™ television the command and control center of your entire home theater system.

Models: VX915 Series

I hope this helps you. The site has other info on these models.

Bob N
02-14-2005, 01:37 PM
There is a price difference of close to $1,500 between the vs810 and the xv915, other than what's listed above does it make any sense to spend the extra $$?

pennjam
02-14-2005, 08:15 PM
DSHACK17 -- thanks for the help. That is exactly what I needed to see. I could not tell whether the vs810 had the same screen or not.

BobN -- I have found a price difference of about $700. Best price on the 60vs810 of $3799, and $4500 for the 60vx915.

Bob N
02-16-2005, 11:52 AM
Just left a store in Delaware that gave me the 60vx915, the matching 60 inch stand, a 5 year warranty that includes bulb blowout/replacement and Lightening/electrical surge protection, delivery/setup and no Sales Tax for a total of $4,950.

pennjam
02-17-2005, 07:35 PM
Bob N -- I am very jealous right now !! Sounds like you got a great deal. I have not been back to the store for a couple of weeks, but that is a good negotiating reference. Curious, was there no sales tax because you were from out of state, and how did you get the warranty thrown in ?? What was the deciding factor between the Hitachi and Sony ??

Bob N
02-18-2005, 07:52 AM
Pennjam: Related to Sales Tax, Delaware does not charge any sales tax on purchases, it is sales tax free which is why most people purchase there. The original prices he had were:

TV $5199 - which had a sales tag on it for $4299
Stand $399
5 yr. Warranty was $500
Delivery and setup was $50

I asked him his best deal and he said he could come down to $4950 as a full package. Cash or Check, no charge as Delaware gets hit hard for charge card service fees. He will honor the price for 1 week from Wed. 2/16.

Have to be honest on the deciding factor, I am still debating this internally. Even though this deal is on the table I'm still not 100% sure if this tv. is worth the extra $600 - $800. Asthetically the Hitachi looks so much better than the Sony (wf655 and xs955 (which I can't stand the look of)) especially with the matching stand. I'm still looking at the wf655 but the Hitachi Director series has FireWire and additional tuners built in. Sound on the Hitachi blows the Sony away and that's important as I'm not hooking up surround sound any time soon. I can get the wf655 for about $3300 and then still have to purchase a stand and warranty, so it will be about $800 diff.

As you have seen both sets, what are your thoughts of this Hitachi Director series vs. the Sony wf655 especially given the great price deal I got. What are your thoughts? What would you do if you were in my situation.

pennjam
02-18-2005, 10:44 PM
Bob -- I misunderstood ... thought you had bought it. Here is my philosophy for what it is worth .... I will probably have this RPTV for several years, so do I want to buy one that I am not crazy about to save a few bucks,and then watch and wonder what it would have been like to have the other. Think about keeping it for 10 years with $600 difference .... that is equivalent to $5/month. A while back I was debating between a BMW 540 and the 530 .... same deal. I went with the 540, and have never regretted. I don't want to have regrets when I buy ... just like you, so we shop to make sure. If you are concerned about the $$$, just wait until a couple of months, and you will be able to get it for a price you are willing to pay. But ......... at the end of the day, pick the one YOU like the best.

shan Sundar
01-18-2006, 11:18 AM
I liked the look of Hitachi VX-915 the shop is willing to give for $3800 including stand.. (west LA).. It doesnt look like a projection TV.. I also like the bigness of Samsung hlr6768.. getting a deal for $3600 with Samsung matching stand for "floating screen". I bought the Samsung without doing any research.. I am considering sony because it is Sony.. the pictures look great. I want to know in terms of picture quality.. thanks for your help.

HDTV Reviews
06-18-2009, 07:17 AM
welcome to the forum!!Don't be confused between two model.Be sure before buying about the price and quality which you can afford.Thanks......

Loves2Watch
06-18-2009, 07:59 AM
welcome to the forum!!Don't be confused between two model.Be sure before buying about the price and quality which you can afford.Thanks......

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