Hitachi LCDs seem to have been out of the top sellers and ratings list for some time. They traditionally had a reputation for quality build and construction - I grew up watching a Hitachi TV at home for nearly twenty years - I don't expect current LCD Tvs to last that long. That reputation seemed to have been lost for some time - Hitachis were regularly slated for their poor build and quality in forums and discussions across the Internet.
The Hitachi L37X01 is hoping to change that trend - it's a nicely designed set - with sleek lines and a very wide viewing angle suited for most setups. The TV weighs in at 27kg and there is a nice solid feel to the set that inspires confidence.
It's very probably that a motorised stand is not on your essential list in your LCD Tv requirements but the Hitachi L37X01 has one built in. How much use a motorised stand is I'm not quite sure but occasionally it does have its uses - it's fun to play with though !
The Hitachi L37X01 has 3 HDMI sockets, full HD resolution and even 2 scart connectors which put it in the leading pack for connectors in this range especially if you consider the S-Video, PC and component input as well..