Hitachi ultrathin LCDs now available

Hitachi ultrathin LCDs now available

Hitachi has announced the availability of their new ultrathin 1.5″ display line for the US market. Available in 32”, 37”, 42”, and 47”, ultrathin is being offered in two series.

The directors series models will cost between $1999 and $4699, and come with a 2 year warranty.

The ultravision – V Series will cost from $1799 to $4499, and come with a 1 year warranty.

32″ models support 720p and larger models support 1080p, almost all models are 120Hz

CHULA VISTA, Calif.–At its Annual Dealer Show this week, Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc. will showcase its “1.5” family of UltraThin Displays, which, for the first time, are now available for purchase by U.S. consumers.

Unveiled to rave reviews at the Intl. CES in Las Vegas in January of this year, the 1.5 displays – so named due to their sleek 1.5-inch depth – continue to generate excitement and momentum, particularly now as consumers are able to purchase these slim, stylish displays through retail and specialty AV dealers nationwide for the first time.

Available in four screen sizes (32-inch, 37-inch, 42-inch and 47-inch), the 1.5 displays embody an array of Hitachi’s engineering breakthroughs which have resulted in an award winning design, unrivaled thinness and outstanding picture quality. From the patented ventilation technology to the backlight, power supply and unique crystal frame, the innovations found in the 1.5 line represent Hitachi’s achievements in areas as diverse as automotive design, server systems and optical R&D.

The new 1.5 line is further differentiated by its appealing design that, importantly, extends a complete 360 degrees around. So whether the displays are seen from the front, a side angle or from the back, the elegant lines and distinctive aesthetics demonstrate an attention to detail that make the displays the ideal complement to a luxury lifestyle.

Another important first: Hitachi has now outlined the pricing structure for the new 1.5 line, which will be offered in Director’s Series (X) and Ultra Vision (V) models.

At its Annual Dealer Show, Hitachi also disclosed preliminary information about its new line of Plasma Display Panels (PDP). The new line of plasmas represents a new era at Hitachi that is focused on luxury, design and prestige. The displays come in high gloss Japan black and high gloss crystal frames and contain features such as power swivel, Cinema48â„¢, deep-black stripe filters, a game mode and a TV Guide On Screenâ„¢ Interactive Program Guide. Further details will be announced publicly in late May, when the new plasma displays are officially introduced.