Pros

  • Contemporary design and solid basic feature set
  • Contemporary design and solid basic feature set
  • Energy-efficient TV with superior audio
  • Energy-efficient TV with superior audio

Cons

  • No Internet support
  • No Internet support
  • Not great with motion
  • Not great with motion
  • Inputs are somewhat awkwardly placed
  • Inputs are somewhat awkwardly placed

At A Glance

The Hitachi Ultra Vision LE42S704 delivers decent picture quality and great audio at a good price if you're not set on Internet or robust multimedia support.

Manufacturer’s Description

Simply the ultimate next generation HDTV. Light Emitting Diode (LED) is a highly efficient, environmentally friendly and mercury-free light source that delivers a brighter, more dazzling picture using less electricity than conventional designs.

The Specs

Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
VGA Yes
Number of HDMI Ports 4
HDMI Version HDMI 1.3
Composite Video Yes
Component Video Yes
Digital Audio Output Yes
Headphone Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 42.00 "
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Backlight Technology Edge LED
Digital Tuner ATSC
General Information
Manufacturer Hitachi, Ltd
UPC Code 050585127715
Manufacturer Part Number LE42S704
Brand Name Hitachi
Product Name UltraVision LE42S704 LED-LCD TV
Marketing Information

Simply the ultimate next generation HDTV. Light Emitting Diode (LED) is a highly efficient, environmentally friendly and mercury-free light source that delivers a brighter, more dazzling picture using less electricity than conventional designs.

Product Model LE42S704
Product Type LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hitachi.us
Product Line UltraVision
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • UltraVision LE42S704 LED-LCD TV
  • Remote Control
  • Swivel Stand
Features Closed Caption, Child Lock, Sleep Timer
Physical Characteristics
Height 25.1"
Width 40"
Depth 1.9"
Weight (Approximate) 500.8 oz
Color Black Pearl
Height with Stand 26.70"
Width with Stand 40"
Depth with Stand 9.56"
Weight with Stand (Approximate) 38.60 lb
Video
Analog Tuner NTSC
Video Signal Standard HDTV 1080p
Standard Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Enhanced Refresh Rate 120 Hz
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Comb Filter 3D Y/C
Scan Format 1080p
Sound
Sound System Dolby Digital
Built-in Devices
Speakers Yes
Technical Information
Media Player Yes

Performance

Lab Tests 2D
Brightness and Contrast Rating Very Good
Brightness and Contrast Score 3.5
Color Quality Rating Good
Color Quality Score 3.1
Detail Rating Good
Detail Score 2.8
Motion Rating Good
Motion Score 2.7
Power Usage
Green Rating Superior
Green score 96.0
Power off 0.2   watts
Power on 56.4   watts