This 60” TV is from Hitachi’s Ultra Vision CineForm series and is very much the contender as an ideal centerpiece in you home theatre system. This set has the display of 720p, that gives 1280 X 720 resolutions and it is considerably low when compared with other brand models, which are upgraded to 1080p. The price also is a factor which may make you look the other way to find cheaper options. The 3-way speakers provided to give stereo sound effect make the cabinet very large.
The Hitachi 60VG825 though bags the honors on a few features like a USB port which enables viewing directly from the digital camera possible. Provision of the cable card makes the set cable ready. It also has 3-panel LCD design with better edges and perfect colors so to have detailed picture. Moreover, there is a four level black enhancement to improve the black levels accordingly. The speakers give a total stereo output of 40 watts with an option for surround sound. They can also be used as the center in a home theatre system. The day and night settings can be saved and are automatically turned on and off depending on the time of the day.
Although at 720p the resolution of the Hitachi 60VG825 cannot be compared with other 1080p sets of the same size, it is quite commendable. The performance is good; the set is fully featured and delivers good performance. The menus are easy to use. The remote is fully featured although a little bulky. The set though is quite bulky and may create a few space constraints. Overall the Hitachi 60VG825 is a good option if you have the extra bucks to spend.