Hitachi UltraVision UT32V502: 1.5″ Thin 32″ LCD TV

Hitachi UltraVision UT32V502 Specifications

Display: 31.51″ IPS (In-Plane Switching) TFT LCD with EEFL Backlight
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Pixel Format: 1366 x 768
Frequency: 120Hz
Viewing Angles: 178/178
Connectivity: HDMI v1.3 with CEC ,VGA, RS-232C, Composite
Mount: VESA 400 x 200mm
Other: 1:1 Pixel Mapping, Game Mode
Dimensions: 32-1/6 x 21-3/16 x 1-1/2″
Weight: 29.1lbs
Price: MSRP US$1199.95 ($775.59 at


Hitachi might not be the brand that everyone is clamoring for. But it should be. The UltraVision UT32V502 comes in white (UT32V502W) or black and has a lot of features that I really like. Take for instance the LCD panel, which I consider the most important part of a LCD TV. The UT32V502 uses an IPS (In-Plane Switching) TFT LCD. IPS is synonymous for absolutely the best when it comes to color fidelity, at any angle. That’s why Apple uses only IPS technology (from LG Display) for its high-end Cinema HD displays. The LCD also incorporates an EEFL (External Electrode Flourescent Lighting) backlight. EEFL is more energy-efficient than the typical CCFL by moving the elctrodes outside of the tube. Viewing angles are an excellent 178/178.

Second, this IPS LCD panel is running at 120Hz, which will significantly reduce motion blur for fast motion video. There is just one HDMI port, which is a shame and the pixel format is limited to 1366 x 768. But. At with a 31.51″ LCD panel 1366 x 768 is good enough. You don’t need 1920 x 1080 unless you’re planning to use this as your monitor. Finally, the UT32V502 is just 1.5″ thick. Although there are thinner models that will show up soon, this 32″ LCD TV from Hitachi looks gorgeous and is available now. The only thing that I would like to see on future models is a thinner bezel; the ones around the UT32V502 look a bit thick.

Source: Hitachi

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