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Hitachi P42H401 five months old quit working(blinking blue light). Hitachi parts backordered 2 months. What good is it to have a factory warrenty if it takes at least 2 months to get parts. Purchased for super bowl and missed it. Would you buy a Hitachi again?

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  • bayou18 Mar 22, 2008

    Same problem blue light flashed is intervals of 2, sound for 1sec then nothing. Set will not turn off from remote, must be reset manually with switch under front edge. No picture at all, when reset goes through same sequence then nothing?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    Yup same thing. Blue light blinks twice. No picture, sound, or menu.

    Have to use manual power switch to turn off. Can also press the front panel power button and either volume or channel switch at the same time and the power will switch off. But this does not reset anything or get rid of any problems.

  • disatisfied Aug 22, 2008

    Hitachi TV's are a waste of money. Do yourself a favor and don't get one. Mine died after 18 months. No sound, no picture, the blue power light just blinks.... piece of ****. I totally regret this purchase right now.

    I have read nothing but pitiful reviews of Hitchi customer service, guess now I'll get to find this out first hand as well....

  • JOHN MOBLEY Jan 31, 2009

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM BLUE LIGHT BLINKING NO PICTURE, SOUND COMES ON FOR 1 OR 2 SECONDS. THIS IS FRIDAY NIGHT, AND THE SUPERBOWL IS SUNDAY. I HIGHLY PISSED, AND WILL NEVER BY ANOTHER HITACHI PRODUCT AGAIN. I HAVE HAD THIS TV FOR APPROXIMATELY 8 MONTHS AND IM STILL MAKING PAYMENTS ON IT. THIS PRODUCT IS A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT.

  • be4the1 Mar 04, 2009

    Looks like I join the crowd of unhappy people who delt with the blinking blue light and nothing else. 4 days before the superbowl for me! I had my TV for close to 14 months when this happened. Turns out they must of ran out of parts or something because the folks making the repairs said that the folks at the Best Buy extended warranty service said that they will just allow me to take the tv back for a new one. From what you folks are saying and my experiance it looks like I'll be getting something different this time around!! Thank God I got the extended warranty!!!!! gf

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Had a sanyo that quit after 3 months. Garbage anyhow... Have had the hitachi since may 07 and it is on most of the time. No problems. as for parts, you are dealing with china these days. And now that america no longer has a viable industrial complex,(and quite possibly a second world nation) we are at the mercy of foreign manufacturers who produce substandard parts, and deliver when they see fit. Way to go america.

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