Originally Posted by DTV TiVo Dealer
I do not believe you are correct about your statement regarding "picture quality and reliability may drop" Toshiba designs and developes their products to very high standards and specifications.
For example their new plasma HDTV's are excellent products in every way and priced very aggressively. They have excellent picture and audio quality, excellent specifications and a very compelling price point.
To date we have sold a high volume with zero trouble and 100% customer satisfaction.
These are not in any way low end HDTVs.
Yes, I agree with you that the Toshiba HP66 plasma TVs this year are very high quality, and they appear to be made better than the last year Toshiba-made HP95 plasma series. I already mentioned "but not always true" in my previous post. Some products are made very good and some are not too good, just like all companies. I know Toshiba has been working very closely with Orion for the past five years or so for lower production cost but still maintaining the high quality build specification. They try to, but not always. If you have the time, you may also want to check out the CRT tube direct view forum section regarding the Toshiba HDTVs. After Toshiba stopped producing their HD CRT tube TVs in 2004 and let Orion make them beginning in 2005, the quality has dropped dramatically. Geometry problems, input problems, power supply problems, flickering problems, poor picture quality, screen discoloration, you name it. These TVs have a high dissatisfaction rate and are inferior to the Toshiba-built ones. If Toshiba still had made CRT tube TVs, none of these problems would occur, this thread would have never existed, and the CRT tube technology would not have extincted too fast. Orion, pretty much, killed the CRT tube technology. But, anyway, luckily, the HP66 plasmas have no such issues, so I can give credit to Orion for that one. Check out this thread and see what you have to say for yourself.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=575786
34 long pages have been about the Orion-made Toshiba CRT HDTVs, and not a single post regarding a Toshiba-made CRT HDTV yet. (Page 30 is my most favorite)