Polk Audio RM40T Speaker System, Hitachi 42HDT52 Plasma HDTV, Yamaha RX-4600 A/V Receiver, and Yamaha DVD-S2500 DVD Player At A Glance & Ratings: Hitachi

AT A Glance: Hitachi 42HDT52 Plasma HDTV

Video: HDMI (2), IEEE 1394 (1), DV (1) component video (2), S-video (3), composite video (3)
Audio: RCA (5)
Video: None
Audio: Optical
Additional: RS-232 (1), USB (1)

Type: Plasma/LCD
Screen Size (diagonal) 42 inches
Native Resolution / Aspect Ratio: 1024 x 1024 /16:9
Half Life (for plasma): 60,000 hours
Wall Mount or Stand Included?: Stand
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 44.6 x 25.5 x 4.3
Weight (pounds): 86
Price: $4,399

Ratings: Hitachi 42HDT52 Plasma HDTV

Build Quality: 90
Solid construction

Value: 85
Pricey in a competitive market

Features: 91
CableCard with TVGOS

Performance: 90
Sound system holds its own

Ergonomics: 90
Straightforward menu system

Overall Rating: 89
With its tapered, integrated side speakers and glossy black frame, the 42HDT52 is easy on the eyes when it's on and off.

General Information
42HDT52 Plasma HDTV, $4,399
Dealer Locator Code HIT