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Hey guys!

I just bought my first 4k set: a 65" Toshiba 65L9300U on Amazon (Was 73% off!) during their black friday sale and wanted to see if anybody has had any experience with these sets? Any ideas on settings/calibration setup?

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I also wanted to ask if anybody knew if the the HDMI 2.0 patch has come out yet? Anybody know a time table for that?
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How much was it during black Friday?
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$3399 for the 65 inch!
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How does this set compare to the SONY 4K? It's available at $3499 from Beach Audio. It's somewhat tempting at this price.

http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-65L9300U-65-Inch-Ultra-240Hz/dp/B00DG0977S
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Hard to find reviews or anyone who has one.

http://asia.cnet.com/product/toshiba-58l9300-58-inch-led-46730746.htm

58 inch version in Asia.

Looks like the Sony out performs it.
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The sets are different.
The 58" uses active 3D while the 65" uses passive 3D.
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I too would like more info about this set, panopticon, what are you first impressions? how are the black levels? how about screen uniformity (uniform screen with no dark lines/edges on a flat gray screen)?

also how is the passive 3d? can you confirm it is full 1080p per eye?

does it play 4k content through native youtube app? 4k videos through USB? pictures via USB in full 4k?

the specs list it as 2.8" thick which is a bit more than other brands, how does it look for you, is it thick or does it still seem thin?

I haven't been able to find one anywhere in stores and not much as far as reviews for this set either...
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I will have the set on Wednesday so I will be able to post then. I too am interested if passive 3d will work 1080p to each eye, especially for 1080p (non-4k) content or if it needs to upscale it to 4k then split it that way. Lots of things to try!
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Hard to find reviews or anyone who has one.

http://asia.cnet.com/product/toshiba-58l9300-58-inch-led-46730746.htm

58 inch version in Asia.

Looks like the Sony out performs it.

Yeah looks like the 65 inch is passive 3d. Also because of the low price I feel like this TV being between the LG and the Sony in quality is fine with me. Also no 4k content right now unless you count youtube and vimeo smile.gif
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I'm on the fence about getting one so I'm really anxious to hear about your feedback as well! biggrin.gif
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I think the Sony screens are like a mirror (the 65" anyway). Hopefully the Toshy has a less reflective screen (I have not seen it in person yet). I think this tv has local dimming .......... I wonder how many zones and how well it will work (artifacts etc?).
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My 58L9300U will be delivered tomorrow, Thursday Dec 5, 2013. Details after I set things up.

update 12/11/13: The TV finally arrived. Amazon credited me a total of $155 for the tardy delivery, plus another $180 to match an online price from one of their sellers, plus another $160 as a promotional deal that was going on the week before Thanksgiving. Plus I got $85 from charging on Discover. Can't beat the deal on a 4K set like this.

OK...what about the quality...well, I just got home from the hospital after having a stent installed in my chest. A review will be later when I can actually spend time evaluating everything. But so far so good.
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AUO makes Toshiba 55" 4K panel just like Sony. Don't know if it is the same supplier for the 65". YOu can pick them up for around $4000 or less, so the price was decent. Has Toshiba addressed a HDMI 2.0 solution?
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AUO makes Toshiba 55" 4K panel just like Sony. Don't know if it is the same supplier for the 65". YOu can pick them up for around $4000 or less, so the price was decent. Has Toshiba addressed a HDMI 2.0 solution?

They have only verbally said an upgrade via firmware is coming by the end of the year.

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57607131-221/hdmi-2.0-upgrade-path-where-do-the-manufacturers-stand/
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Urghh, CEVA (Amazons tv delivery service) messed up somewhere along the line and couldnt deliver the TV on time. Hopefully I will have it this saturday and then report in on its quality.
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Please keep us informed. I am too interested in that TV.

Did you see the new review for 65L9300U on televisions.reviewed.com? Not very flattering.
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Kinda odd, the 3 reviews found on amazon all have 5 stars. Is it possible that users love the tv but professionals are too critical? Though the last review there is suspect since the guy is also promoting toshiba's 4k upscaling player bdx6400 which sounds very interesting if true but i cant find many reviews on the player either.
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There is another review of its European brother at http://www.trustedreviews.com/toshiba-65l9363db_TV_review.

I am not sure how much you can trust all these "experts". televisions.reviewed.com says it suffers from motion blur but black levels are good. trustedreviews.com says exactly the opposite.
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Hmm good point, attractor. I just read the trustedreviews.com review as well. Guess ill wait to see what the users here say. If not this toshiba one then im thinking about going with the sony 55x850a but i hate the idea of losing 3" but i guess quality matters more smile.gif
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Anyone have one of these yet? I saw them on display in Costco, (with a stack on the floor), and was wondering how they hold up to the 65"x900a sony.
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Just bought the 58" tonight from amazon. Hopefully it will be delivered by Friday. Will update then.

Update: delivery is actually on Wednesday Dec. 18th. Why it takes over a week to ship a package from Southern California to Northern California is beyond me...
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I wonder when the HDMI 2.0 firmware will come this month

http://support.toshiba.com/support/modelHome?freeText=1200004384
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I had this posted in the wrong place and moved it here.  My mistake.

 

I'm warning everyone across internet.  The 4k Toshiba 65L9300 can NOT do video from a iPhone, Android or most other devices directly.  Their "cloud" software can only display MPEG file format.  iPhone for example does MOV.  This tv also can not directly do avi format. 

 

Video has to be downloaded to a USB stick to display video other than MPEG.  Toshiba "claims" that the tv can do video but don't tell you it has to be downloaded to a USB stick and played that way.  I spoke with Toshiba Tech support. 

 

I'm ashamed to take this $3900 tv back to Wal-Mart. 

 

This tv is an expensive embarrassment. 

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What about toshiba 65L9363DB. There are four HDMI inputs for starters, while multimedia inputs include an SD card slot as well as a couple of USBs. SD card slots are so common in digital cameras these days that we think it’s high time more TVs started to carry slots for them – especially UHD TVs given their ability to show digital photos at such high resolution.

It supports MHL Link for HD connectivity with external smart devices, and has built-in Wi-Fi and a LAN port for streaming files from DLNA PCs or accessing Toshiba’s Cloud TV online platform.

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Toshiba refers to DLNA as "Media Server". http://support.toshiba.com  User's Guide for 58/65/84 L9300 Series Television
Toshiba tech support showed me page 165 (list of file formats for Media Server). Only MPEG2 is listed for video.


I'm reviewing other tvs now. It appears that many tvs have difficulty supporting multiple formats over DLNA. There may be a good reason for this. I do not know.  I'll be surfing various sites (especially avsforum) for knowledge. 


To be fair, this tv DOES HAVE a very very good display. I am truly impressed with the picture quality but feel that DLNA is an over rated over sold capability.  I thought we were beyond sneaker net. 

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Anyone get these in their homes yet?
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looks like the new owners of these sets are either too busy enjoying them or cursing them to update us with their findings lol

so I tried to find one instore somewhere to check out in person but man, no one in my area seems to carry them
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I had this posted in the wrong place and moved it here.  My mistake.

I'm warning everyone across internet.  The 4k Toshiba 65L9300 can NOT do video from a iPhone, Android or most other devices directly.  Their "cloud" software can only display MPEG file format.  iPhone for example does MOV.  This tv also can not directly do avi format. 



 



Video has to be downloaded to a USB stick to display video other than MPEG.  Toshiba "claims" that the tv can do video but don't tell you it has to be downloaded to a USB stick and played that way.  I spoke with Toshiba Tech support. 



 



I'm ashamed to take this $3900 tv back to Wal-Mart. 



 



This tv is an expensive embarrassment. 



You buy a 4k tv then complain about the tv not playing a crappy .mov or .avi file? eek.gif
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There is a point about video playback. I went through the L9300U manual and saw that no 4k video is supported. The only 4k content can be displayed from the HDMI port at 4k resolution and 28 or 30 Hz (HDMI 1.4).

I believe all 4k tvs today have the same issue (I looked at Sony's manual also). That is no 4k video playback. This is to be expected as there is no content.

I would buy this tv immediately if there was a firmware update to support 1) HDMI 2.0 and 2) 4K video playback.
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