Hitachi UT47-XP800: 47″ Ultrathin 120Hz 1080p LCD TV with IPS

Hitachi UT47-XP800 Specifications

Display: 47″ IPS TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Pixel Format: 1920 x 1080
Frequency: 120Hz
Brightness: 500 cd/m2
Connectivity: HDMI, D4
Other: Wooo Station – HDMI (3), D4 (2), Composite
Power Consumption: 259W
Dimensions:
114.6 x 74.5 x 3.5-3.9cm (w/o stand)
114.6 x 79.5 x 31.1cm (w/stand)
Weight: 23.8kg (w/stand)
Price: JPY430,000 (about US$4300)

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Hitachi just unveiled its new Wooo line of LCD TVs. The UT47-XP800 is the largest among the ultra-thin versions with 47″ LCD and a thickness of just 3.5cm or 1.4″. That number is a slight improvement over the previous versions that featured a thickness of just 1.5″. I’m guessing next year we’ll see something even slimmer… say 1.3″?

47″ IPS The 47″ IPS TFT LCD is not sourced from IPS Alpha, which is currently limited to 37″ in size. On the other hand, the smaller UT37-XP800 and UT32-XP800 sport IPS Alpha panels. I’m guessing the IPS LCD panel supplier is LG Display. The 120Hz frequency should help with motion blur while the 500 cd/m2 should be bright enough for any environment.

Intelligent Auto There is a built-in light sensor that automatically adjusts the picture setting based on the color/brightness of ambient light. This is not only to maximize picture quality but also to reduce power consumption. So if you’re watching the UT47-XP800 at night the overall brightness will most likely be reduced but maintaining a high image quality.

Wooo Station As with all ultra-thin models, the tuner is external. It’s called the Wooo Station. The Wooo Station is connected to the display via UWB. It sports three HDMI connections, two D4 connections (Japan only) and a composite plug.

The UT47-XP800 is even thinner than last year’s models at just 1.4″ at the thinnest part. The IPS LCD should provide excellent color, contrast and viewing angles. The Intelligent Auto feature that automatically adjusts performance while reducing power consumption. Although prices in Japan tend to be significantly higher compared to when they are exported to the US, a price close to $4000 is on the high side.

Source: Hitachi (Google Translated from Japanese)

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