I've been planning to buy a RP set for a year now and after reading AVS for two months I've managed to turn my brain to jelly and still, I think, converge on a decision. The 62MX196 looks like a great price/performance option and the right choice for me. I am not, however, as confident as I would like to be about this. The substance of my reservations lies in what appears to me to be the disappearance of Toshiba DLPs from the AV landscape. Toshiba's dealer locator for Austin brought up a screen that said, "20 dealers found" and actually contained 15. I called all of them. Not one had an MX. In fact, I couldn't find a single 196 series Toshiba DLP. Sam's Club had a 56HM16, which I'm guessing is a 66. Of course Costco has the HM116. But Sears doesn't have them, even on their website. BB has some online, but not in stores or in their system, nor do Fry's or Conn's. Online options for the MX with any discount are two of the usual suspects or some Fly By Night. Are retailers backing off because they lack 1080p input?
Where are they? People have been lining up to buy Sammys and Sonys and Mits by the truckload as soon as they're available and their forums are buzzing. This place is dead. Even Toshiba's website has this year's 1080 sets buried at the bottom of their product list under the 720s and last year's entire line. These sets have been shipping for a couple months right? What am I missing here?
62MX196 SA8300HD Oppo970 AVR587