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post #31 of 1908
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Originally Posted by InYourEyes View Post

Powered up my new 32HL66 today and I am very impressed. It has a high contrast ratio and the blacks do not look so dark. Picture quality looks just as good from the last year HL95 models. HDMI performance is very good, although not as good as the Sony XBRs. On-screen menu display looks the same from last year. For this price (if buying from digital1234.com and not from Best Buy or Crutchfield), this is a lot better deal than picking up one of the generic LCD TV brands (Sceptre, Westinghouse, Polaroid, Sylvania, etc.).

InYourEyes,
I tried a Toshiba 37HL95 and found that when the backlight was adjusted to anything but 100% a humming/buzzing sound could be heard.
In a quite room with the volume down, can you hear any noise when adjusting the backlight brightness on your new TV?
This noise was the thing that kept me from purchasing a 37HL95. I tried 3 of them and they all made a noise.
I have tried a Sony KDL-46S200 and it is completely silent.
post #32 of 1908
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Originally Posted by Nascar Dog View Post

InYourEyes,
I tried a Toshiba 37HL95 and found that when the backlight was adjusted to anything but 100% a humming/buzzing sound could be heard.
In a quite room with the volume down, can you hear any noise when adjusting the backlight brightness on your new TV?
This noise was the thing that kept me from purchasing a 37HL95. I tried 3 of them and they all made a noise.
I have tried a Sony KDL-46S200 and it is completely silent.

There is, and it is very very hard to hear. Doesn't bother me at all.
post #33 of 1908
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I'm surprised to see that there are not many posts regarding the 2006 Toshiba REGZA LCDs. Where is everybody? They are made by Toshiba (26" and larger sets only).
post #34 of 1908
Anybody seen one of these yet? Hopefully an alternative to Sony....
post #35 of 1908
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Originally Posted by InYourEyes View Post

Well, I finally received my new Toshiba 32HL66 . . . .For some reason, it does not tilt or turn clockwise.....

But it's still turns counter-clockwise doesn't it? Oh god i sure hope so !!
post #36 of 1908
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Anybody seen one of these yet? Hopefully an alternative to Sony....

The new Toshibas seem nice and packed with lots features but for some reason they decided not to support 1080p inputs on the models that have 1080p displays.

Sony will support 1080p inputs on their 1080p sets.
post #37 of 1908
Just picked one up at costco yesterday. Looks awesome with my 360. Has anyone found some good settings for movies?
post #38 of 1908
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Just picked one up at costco yesterday. Looks awesome with my 360. Has anyone found some good settings for movies?

Really, what is the model number?
post #39 of 1908
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

But it's still turns counter-clockwise doesn't it? Oh god i sure hope so !!

It's okay, it doesn't need to turn.
post #40 of 1908
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Originally Posted by Nascar Dog View Post

The new Toshibas seem nice and packed with lots features but for some reason they decided not to support 1080p inputs on the models that have 1080p displays.

Sony will support 1080p inputs on their 1080p sets.

Yeah that was a bummer to find out. I'm following the sony, syntax-brillian, and mitsubishis now
post #41 of 1908
cool
post #42 of 1908
I don't think they support video, just mp3 or jpeg. But I want a tv that can display video over its ethernet link.

At least one person here listed that as something you could.

Damn thing won't let me post the link here at avsforum for the post. Avsforum post says

"Surprisingly, the 42" 42HL196 is already out on the market, and for a price which would surprise anyone - considering that according to this article, "the 32 to 42-inch H series also have a 160GB drive, and Ethernet for streaming video..." Though it seems more likely the models the article refers to are for Japanese consumers only. "

This was a thread talking about the 2006 toshiba tvs.
post #43 of 1908
Toshiba says the 42HL196 is missing the 3D color Management System (64 levels of hue saturation and tint) that is included on the 42LX196.

BB carries the lower end model (HL) which was quite nice except for a high level of blue blacks. Just as clear as the Samsung but with less side effects than Dnie. Bigger screen yet cost less $$$ than the 40" 1920*1080 Samsung. It should sell a lot better than the overpriced Sony 1366*768 models too
post #44 of 1908
i had gotten all excited when i saw the Toshiba 42LX196 at bestbuy today(it was way under msrp).

will these tv's not play a signal when fed 1080p? if so that would really be a shame
post #45 of 1908
Wow. the 32HLC56 looks really good. just set it up today.

the 42HL196 looks pretty good. Very vibrant colors, but still not the best LCD I've seen. But very very good overall value.
post #46 of 1908
Turn down the backlight in the menu and you have a picture that is a window into the scene. It is beautiful to behold. Colors are among the most natural as compared to all the oversaturated crap out there. The 1920 resolution is all there too. I could live with this a picture for a long, long time. For those who don't like the Sharps, Westinghouse or no-brand name panels. I like it better overall than even the Samsungs.

I guess people do not know how to recognize exceptional quality when they see it. But if it had a Sony nameplate (and was priced $1200 more) we would have 347 pages of conjunctive drivel.
Go take a look at BB Magnolia. It is worthy of your time
post #47 of 1908
Yep, i agree with your reincarnate....I just got back from my local BB where they had the new Toshiba 42LH196 as well as the new 46" Sony XBR and both pictures were beautiful, quite similar in fact, from what i could discern; However, the Sony was being sold for more than $1.500 above the price of the Toshiba.
I must say i was quite shocked with what i found out on this Toshiba model after googling it :
TOSHIBA 42HL196, native 1920x1080, contrast 800:1, brightness 500 cd/m2, viewing angle 176 degrees, response time 8ms, 12-bit picture processing (up to 14-bit internally) for real speed progressive scanning, DNR/MPEG DNR with cross-color suppression +chroma bug correction + dot cross color reduction, 3:2 pulldown, native mode pixel-for-pixel reproduction of HD signals, gamma controls, precise control of hue/saturation for 64 individual colors, ATSC/QUAM/NTSC tuners with cable-card, PC input, 2 HDMI inputs, TVGUIDE Onscreen, 5 widescreen modes, internet software upgrades, multi-window POP/double window, too many sound options to list, etc, etc , etc.....WOW !....But, best of all, the selling price even by BB standards !!
If memory doesn't fail me, Toshiba LCD screens usually don't get the highest marks for black level/contrast ratio after being tested by HT Magazine, however, as someone pointed out above, Toshiba is now manufacturing all their screens sized 26" and larger, and i certainly could not see any difference in contrast/black level between its picture and the Sony's XRB picture - granted, i saw both pictures inside a store that was being lit by fluorescent light bulbs....
Needless to say, i was very/very impressed, and left there wondering why are there so many people on this board still arguing and discussing ad nauseum the purchase of similar sized models from either Westinghouse or Sceptre, when you can get this Toshiba model for about the same price from such vast number of dealers ?
By the way, reincarnate, where did you get the info that the 42LH196 does not support the control for 64 individual colors correction (or, is it a control for 64 levels of hue/saturation for R/G/B ?). I donwloaded the pdf file for the model and it is still there, although with the caveat "preliminary specifications subject to change"....On Toshiba's official USA website this model is not even listed yet ! What's up with that ?
Regards >>>> Marcos
post #48 of 1908
I've been looking for info on this TV, I've seen it on display (the 42HL196 model) and read the manual and it seems it will accept a 1080i input but not 1080p.
post #49 of 1908
We just received our August allocation of 42LX196 and 47LX196 Cinema Series LCD flat panel HDTVs and we set both up feeding them with Toshiba's HD-XA1 HD DVD player.

These displays look absolutely fantastic and are priced very well to sell easily.

-Robert
post #50 of 1908
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Originally Posted by DTV TiVo Dealer View Post

We just received our August allocation of 42LX196 and 47LX196 Cinema Series LCD flat panel HDTVs and we set both up feeding them with Toshiba's HD-XA1 HD DVD player.

These displays look absolutely fantastic and are priced very well to sell easily.

-Robert

Hi Robert, quick question, do you know by any chance if Toshiba is continuing to make their 26" and 32" LCD TVs next year at the Mexico assembly plant, or, will they be outsourced to Orion next year to save room in the factory for the larger 1080p sets? I need to know if this is the time for me to "hug" my 32HL66 more and keep it forever. This year, I notice Toshiba is not making many 26" and 32" units, indicating to me that Toshiba may switch to Orion as the manufacturer next year. Thanks.
post #51 of 1908
InYourEyes, don't know, but I would "hug" your 32HL66 as it's one of the nicest 32" flat panel HDTV's on the market.

-Robert
post #52 of 1908
After an exhausting search, and several returns, I finally bought the LCD I'm keeping, a 32HLV66.

Comparing it to several others, I'd put the picture quality on par with the Sony 32S2000, and perhaps a notch below the Sony XBR and Samsung 51 series. I returned an LG, which had a nice price and fair picture, but which handled closed captions oddly, with no chance of changing it. The much praised Panasonic 32LX60 didn't look very good at all, about on par with the Phillips. The Sharp 32D4OU was ok, but not up there with the Sony, Samsung and Toshiba. Those 3, with the current models anyway, outshine the rest in the 32" LCD category.

Has anybody else compared the new Regza line to the others? There are no real reviews out there, which is a shame, as it's a nice TV.
post #53 of 1908
Has anyone been able to compare these to the Samsung or Sony XBR models. I can't find a store here to be able to look at them side-by-side.
post #54 of 1908
I'd rate them as just below the XBR and Samsung (all non-1080p models). I like mine so far, have it hooked up to a Comcast box via HDMI. Picture is quite nice, although it, like the Sony and Samsung, does exhibit some of the weaknesses inherent to LCD technology. I'm still convinced that rear projection displays look better overall, and more film-like.
post #55 of 1908
My understanding is that the 42HL196 REGZA does not accept 1080p inputs, but rather it upconverts everything to 1080p. In a general sense, it seems logical that upconverting 1080i to 1080p will yield good results, but how about 720p to 1080p? Would one be able to see artifacts at a viewing distance of ~6 feet? Would that be any worse than converting 1080i to view on a 720p set?
post #56 of 1908
Anyone have experience using the RJ45 Toshiba Home Interactive Network Connection?
post #57 of 1908
With respect to 1080i vs 1080p, read this and let me know what you think.

http://blog.hometheatermag.com/geoff...061080iv1080p/

He suggests that all modern digital HDTVs are incapable of displaying an interlaced image, and are thus 1080p or 768p. The ability of the TV to properly deinterlace 1080i signals is key. A normal HDTV will deinterlace to 768p and a 1080p TV will deinterlace to 1080p. Nobody is actually viewing 1080i.
post #58 of 1908
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Originally Posted by Falstaff66 View Post

With respect to 1080i vs 1080p, read this and let me know what you think.

http://blog.hometheatermag.com/geoff...061080iv1080p/

Thanks for the link. That article -- and the one that it links to -- really helped me understand the 1080i/p issue.
post #59 of 1908
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Originally Posted by g stylin View Post

I've been looking for info on this TV, I've seen it on display (the 42HL196 model) and read the manual and it seems it will accept a 1080i input but not 1080p.

It is 1080i only, like all the JVC's.

Not only that, it uses the CHi Mei panels, which suck.

You might as well buy the Westinghouse 47" and save even more $$.

I went through three ChiMei panel Westinghouse 42," and Chi Mei is crap. The banding is way way above what is tolerable.
post #60 of 1908
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Originally Posted by Falstaff66 View Post

With respect to 1080i vs 1080p, read this and let me know what you think.

http://blog.hometheatermag.com/geoff...061080iv1080p/

He suggests that all modern digital HDTVs are incapable of displaying an interlaced image, and are thus 1080p or 768p. The ability of the TV to properly deinterlace 1080i signals is key. A normal HDTV will deinterlace to 768p and a 1080p TV will deinterlace to 1080p. Nobody is actually viewing 1080i.

Right, but having to go from 1080i to 1080p is dumb, especially when it's cheaper brother the Westinghouse can take 1080p directly from HDMI and DVI.

It's like the D sub problem. You go from the digital signal in your computer, convert it to analog via D sub, then it gets converted back to digital after it's inside the panel.

Retarded.
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