Originally Posted by Quatre
Here is what someone said in the toshiba thread about them getting out of dlp and the 2 last models they made:
"Toshiba has announced they are getting out of the RP/DLP and concentrating on the LCD models, for those that were fortunate to be the last to buy either the 57 or 65 you may very well have the best DLP for the money and I have been looking at a lot of sources, forums etc and basically the Toshiba was trouble free much less than the higher priced RPTVs and had a better picture and was available with quite a few extras. My 57HM167 is about a month old now and if I could find another I would buy it in an instant, its better than the gold plated mitsubishi."
and here is my response:
"for RP tvs, the Samsung dlp was rated #1 and JVC lcos was #2. Sony was #4 despite ppl thinking they are the best but Toshiba wans't even on it.
i dont think the Toshiba dlp was even in the top tier. it was just a good low price for a mid range to economy tv.
believe me i wnated a 65" ideally but went with a samsung 61" led slim dlp for more money over the Toshiba 65" dlp because the samsung is just much better and one of not thee only that does 1080p over component and vga.
i really wanted an lcos cus i already have a dlp and its a samsung. a 67". i ideally wanted some variety in a diff brand and tech (pref. lcos) but felt at least the led slim dlp from samsung was different enough then my other samsung dlp. Even if it would have been diff brand in toshiba, iddin't want to go with another non led color wheel dlp
so i paid more for 4 less inches for the hlt6187 over th eToshiba 65" model and know i wont regret it. The toshiba doesn't look that great aesthetically, its picture isn't on par with the Samsung, JVC, or Sony. and i know it doesn't' do 1080p over component or vga if it even has vga/pc input.
sorry but i'm sure its a decent tv but i think thekey was just teh price some ppl got it for being as low as 1500 from NFM was it.
but to go and say its the "best DLP" is a bit of a stretch."
What do you guys think?. and how does the 65" Toshiba hm167 in particular compare to the HLS6767 being closest samsung model in size to that toshiba one and same year. or samsung dlps in general.
i didn't think the toshi ba came close from what i've seen and read. i was tempted being it was in the 65" size i was looking for , for another room to compliment the hls6767. ultimately couldnt bring myself to get another color wheel DLP even if it was diff brand and didn't think the quality of the Toshiba was good nor had the features i was looking for.
i even picked samsung over what i really wanted in a jvc lcos because even the jvc doenst do 1080p over component and vga.
i guess its just someone making himself and everyone feel better in the thread about the subject tv that they have, but to go and say it is "the best dlp" and then brag about how cheap it was and how it can't be found now.
to me them getting out of dlp and rp altogether isn't some great sign or give you much confidence in a toshiba dlp, where as samsung has perfected it, been in it from the start and improves them every year and there seems to be plenty of life left in rp dlp sets by samsung with the led engine and the thinning cabinet depths.
price was important to ppl of this thread to and while maybe some getting the toshiba 65" i think as low as 1500 (before shipping though) at NFM was a great deal, i think the 2500 that some ppl got this set for was a great deal for a better tv and there may be an oportunity to get the new hlt version for 2400 in august.
so while some ppl think of samsung as expensive, they aren't like sony or even jvc at times or even mitsu and there are plenty of bargains to be had with samsung for what is ultimately a better dlp then the toshiba.