I thought I would add my 2 cents as I have now had my 42hl196 for about a week. THis is my second Toshiba LCD and I have been very pleased with both (I have a 23HLV84 in the bedroom). I am using Time Warners Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD Cable Box connected via HDMI. THe 42hl196 produces outstanding images in HD (no surprise) I am also very pleased with the SD quality, colors are vivid and the image (from 8-10') is very good (at least as good as my JVC 27" CRT). One dissapointment is the ugly grey bars in SD Natural (does anyone know how to make them black)! In terms of settings I am pretty happy with the "Standard" setting - I did try using a THX Optimizer and found that I could distinguish the 6 White/Grey Boxes at 100% Contrast - so that didn't really help.
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9/21/06 at 10:52am