Originally Posted by going1080pcrazy
Anyone plan on getting the Toshiba vs. the Sony?
We just ordered the Toshiba. We were hung up between the Sony, Sammy, Hitachi, Panny and Toshiba, HD and Plasma. In the Sears store closest to us they had all the 40-50 inch plasma and LCD sets on the same wall except the Toshiba 42HL196, it's display was set up and being paid for by Toshiba and it was set up at the end of a different isle. A few sales people came over to help us and we would just say we are comparing the Toshiba to all the rest. The Toshiba was set alone with a HD DVD playing in it while all the rest had the stores main feed playing, so of corse the Toshiba looked great.
One sales person finally said I'll disconnect the Toshiba and move it over to the wall and put the same feed as all the other sets so you can compare them. When he plugged the set into the feed that all the other sets were using and they were all lined up on the same wall his first words as he turned it on was "Wow it is a better looking picture." All of us who were watching the sets said that Toshiba wasn't doing the set justice buy having it set up alone and not running the same feed. I also have to say the picture from the Toshiba HD DVD playing through the Toshiba 42HL196, was the most amazing picture I have seen yet. I dragged my wife to 2 of each of the CC, BB and Sears stores in our area at least 2 times each.
We also decided that LCD was a better choice for us because at the last CC we went to the glare on the plasmsa sets was so bad we knew it was not a good choice for us. Our living room is all windows.