Originally Posted by paulbracciole
i just figured out that the only way to make the picture look better on the 56hm66,is to put the bulb setting from low to high,this will eliminate the artifacts in the picture,also the fan noise is some what loud
I've got the 50HM66, and I really haven't noticed much noise in the HD and DVD sources. Occasionally, I'll notice a little noise in the background scenery on some of the HD channels (seems more prevalent on ABC and Fox versus NBC, CBS, WB, and Discovery HD). Granted, this is my first HDTV, but I find the picture quality to be outstanding with HD and DVD, and very good with SD as well. I actually haven't even tried the hi bright lamp setting yet. I may do that to see if there is a big difference. Did you calibrate your 56HM66 with AVIA or DVE? If so, what settings did you come up with? I'm trying to tweak mine, and maybe it's just me, but I found it difficult to set the contrast and sharpness.
I had the same comment initially about the fan. I don't hear it at all now when watching the TV. It's only when the TV is off that I hear the fan for the cable card. I didnt' realize that this fan ran continuously prior to buying the set. However, I think this is common with all RPTVs that have a cable card slot, and someone mentioned in this thread that Toshiba says that the fan uses minimal power (could run on a 9V battery).