I sell the hitachi's but have not in a while as I have many other options. If you like the picture that would not be a bad price. I would step up and get the model with the screen saver. It should not cost that much more.You could also look at the panasonic 56 or for a few more dollars I would look into the Pioneer 533HD it will blow all the others away. The Pioneer and the Hitachi should be close in price after you add the screen saver. I checked the price on bestbuys website for the Pioneer it is 3499.00 But check in one of their stores as you can buy it cheaper than that. I could sell you one for less than 3k including shipping. So you should be able to beat them up on the price.
I hope this helps, Forrest