If you're gunning for a mid-sized HDTV this holiday season, the chances are relatively high you've paid at least a small bit of attention to Hitachi's 37-inch UT37X902. An integral crew member of the 1.5 UltraThin family, this here set was recently taken for a ride over at CNET, and unfortunately for fans, they weren't entirely pleased. Now look, even they couldn't give a cold shoulder to the beautiful design and exceptional thinness, and the "solid" picture quality, "relatively" deep black levels and "accurate" color were all lauded. The kicker, though, is that it's mighty expensive (around $1,900), had a tendency to introduce blues in very dark scenes, offered few ports and boasted a poorly integrated optional AV center. What's it all mean? It still managed to a net a 3.5 out of 5 stars, so if money ain't a thang, you just might be alright here; those on a budget, however, may be disappointed in the value proposition.

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Hitachi's 37-inch UltraThin UT37X902 LCD HDTV reviewed: quirky, yet stunning