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post #91 of 1908 Old 08-28-2006, 12:33 PM
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42LX196 does not accept 1080p, via HDMI,

But what about the VGA port? What does it accept there?

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Costco has a 32HLV16, does anyone know what the difference is between it and the 32HLV66? The 32HLV16 doesn't show up on Toshiba's website.
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Costco has a 32HLV16, does anyone know what the difference is between it and the 32HLV66? The 32HLV16 doesn't show up on Toshiba's website.

There is no difference at all. It's just a different model number sold exclusively at Costco only to avoid competition.
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is it confirmed that the 42HL196 won't accept a 1080p input? It seems like a good alternative to the Westy 42W2 given the addition of a tuner (a good one at that).

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I have been thinking about the 47LX196 and I am concerned about the 1080i/1080p, it also seems dumb to me that I can not connect a 1080p source.

The question is then, if I do connect a PC to the HDMI port.

What is the highest/best resolution I can set? (assuming I have not purchased the video card and have discretion in that matter)
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I have been thinking about the 47LX196 and I am concerned about the 1080i/1080p, it also seems dumb to me that I can not connect a 1080p source.

Not so dumb when you consider Toshiba's HD-DVD player only outputs 1080i and the BD player outputs 1080p. Toshiba don't want to provide incentives to go BD.

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Im went into a local store to ask when they were going to get the XBR3s in stock and the 42LX196 caught my eye. It looked pretty impressive but after reading this thread I'm now kinda turned off.
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Im went into a local store to ask when they were going to get the XBR3s in stock and the 42LX196 caught my eye. It looked pretty impressive but after reading this thread I'm now kinda turned off.

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If it looks good to you, why worry about what others have to say? The main complaints appear to be that it uses a CMO panel and the blacks are bluish when compared to equivalent Sony/Samsung/JVC sets.

But again, if you had looked at it and found it impressive, what's stopping you?

I've been debating ordering this set too, but I haven't been able to see it in person. What I like about it is its scaler is supposed to be at least as good as JVC's. Its HD inputs also support native mode 1:1 pixel aspect ratio and it comes with QAM + TVGOS. Unfortunately no B&M in my area has a display unit.
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If it looks good to you, why worry about what others have to say? The main complaints appear to be that it uses a CMO panel and the blacks are bluish when compared to equivalent Sony/Samsung/JVC sets.

But again, if you had looked at it and found it impressive, what's stopping you?

I've been debating ordering this set too, but I haven't been able to see it in person. What I like about it is its scaler is supposed to be at least as good as JVC's AND it does 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz on the VGA port. Its HD inputs also support native mode 1:1 pixel aspect ratio and it comes with QAM + TVGOS. Unfortunately no B&M in my area has a display unit.

I had a look at the 42HL196 today and I was quite impressed. I have a 30" and 34" pre-Orion Tosh CRT sets and I really like the Tosh scaling and stretch modes.

This is the first I've read that they accept 1920x1080 on the VGA port. Is that documented somewhere. If true, it's a keeper..

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I did a nice calibration on our store demo 42LX196 and 47LX196 displays and they look fantastic.

We sold a good amount of these this past week. Most of the customers came in for 42" and 50" plasmas and left with Toshiba's new LCD panels. When they are set up properly they look very excellent.

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This is the first I've read that they accept 1920x1080 on the VGA port. Is that documented somewhere. If true, it's a keeper..

You know, I don't know where that came from, so don't quote me on that. I've removed that line from my post above. I've emailed Toshiba customer support to find out what the max VGA resolution is supported, and I'll post an update when/if they reply.

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I need 1080p primarily for PS3. Nice to have option for 1080p/24 but for that I would need Pioneer plasma @ 72HZ refresh for resolving 3:3 properly. It is not a requirement but ability to accept PS3 1080p is a must although games in 1080p probably won't be available until sometime next year. I figuring that if I'm paying early adapter fee at these prices I demand future compatibility.

If you have a plasma panel refreshing at 72Hz, then your PS3 game should be generating 1080p @ 72, 36 or 24 Hz (at 60 Hz there will be some judder)...
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does anyone own, or have even seen the 37HL66?

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No one huh?

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my buddy got the 37HLV66... essentially the same set with a built in DVD player, and he loves it
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Another thing, since this whole thread is on Toshiba LCD's, how do they display SD content?? that's what i care about the most, please please please put some input on this.

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come on please help me

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Sorry, but since I already wrote before what I thought based on my (rather limited) exposure to these Tosh LCD's I can't help you anymore. Tough for someone that hasn't seen or bought these sets to offer any advice, and (if you haven't noticed) other brands command the loyalty and attention of hardcore AVS enthusiasts much more than Toshiba.
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i have a 37hlx95, and it does a great job with sd ( they still look lousy, of course), plus it has a nice feature of automaitically change based on 480i or 1080i input. it is great
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is your tv like a better or higher end model than the one i'm looking at?

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same panel, this year actually has 12 bit processing, for a little better picture, look at the 37HLV66 if you want a built in DVD player, or a 37LX96 for the Cinema version
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so you like the SD huh? the reason i'm asking all this is cuz i have a 15 year old toshiba that displays in my opinion GREAT SD, and i'm upgrading soon, and wonder if i should go with toshiba again.

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yeah, it's "stretch" modes are very good, in particular
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Anyone plan on getting the Toshiba vs. the Sony?

We just ordered the Toshiba. We were hung up between the Sony, Sammy, Hitachi, Panny and Toshiba, HD and Plasma. In the Sears store closest to us they had all the 40-50 inch plasma and LCD sets on the same wall except the Toshiba 42HL196, it's display was set up and being paid for by Toshiba and it was set up at the end of a different isle. A few sales people came over to help us and we would just say we are comparing the Toshiba to all the rest. The Toshiba was set alone with a HD DVD playing in it while all the rest had the stores main feed playing, so of corse the Toshiba looked great.
One sales person finally said I'll disconnect the Toshiba and move it over to the wall and put the same feed as all the other sets so you can compare them. When he plugged the set into the feed that all the other sets were using and they were all lined up on the same wall his first words as he turned it on was "Wow it is a better looking picture." All of us who were watching the sets said that Toshiba wasn't doing the set justice buy having it set up alone and not running the same feed. I also have to say the picture from the Toshiba HD DVD playing through the Toshiba 42HL196, was the most amazing picture I have seen yet. I dragged my wife to 2 of each of the CC, BB and Sears stores in our area at least 2 times each.
We also decided that LCD was a better choice for us because at the last CC we went to the glare on the plasmsa sets was so bad we knew it was not a good choice for us. Our living room is all windows.
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Congrats on pulling the trigger on your brand-new REZGA 1080p LCD. You did know before buying it that this LCD can display 1080p resolution but not accept it as an input, right? Please post a detailed review and pictures for those of us curious about how these Tosh LCD's perform under regular home conditions.
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You did know before buying it that this LCD can display 1080p resolution but not accept it as an input, right?

Yeah, same as the JVC you've been agonizing over in the other thread. Get over it. HDTV broadcast is either 1080i or 720p. HD-DVD is 1080i and I challenge anyone to distinguish the difference between 1080p output to the TV and 1080i upscaled to 1080p by the TV.

Face it, most people just watch broadcast TV, either in SD or HD. The true test is how well the TV handles 95% of what you're going to be watching, not that theoretical 5% that you could just as easily switch to 1080i output and not notice the difference.

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Yeah, same as the JVC you've been agonizing over in the other thread. Get over it. HDTV broadcast is either 1080i or 720p. HD-DVD is 1080i and I challenge anyone to distinguish the difference between 1080p output to the TV and 1080i upscaled to 1080p by the TV.

Face it, most people just watch broadcast TV, either in SD or HD. The true test is how well the TV handles 95% of what you're going to be watching, not that theoretical 5% that you could just as easily switch to 1080i output and not notice the difference.


He should make his signature read: " But that set doesn't accept 1080p over HDMI, that's why I'm not getting it" It would save him alot of typing
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Congrats on pulling the trigger on your brand-new REZGA 1080p LCD. You did know before buying it that this LCD can display 1080p resolution but not accept it as an input, right? Please post a detailed review and pictures for those of us curious about how these Tosh LCD's perform under regular home conditions.

Hey Pop are you just mad b/c your 23" Polaroid can only do 480p..

my neighbor just got the 37" regza w/ the dvd built-in from bby and it looks amazing.
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