1. The "Model" you have..... a)
Toshiba 62HM1962. What convinced you to purchase this particular model..... a)
Actually, I bought the 56HM195 (Feb. 1, 2006), ... it died during a firmware upgrade and Toshiba replaced the 56HM195 & TV Stand with the 62HM196 & TV Stand for FREE
!!! Thank you Toshiba!!!
(Received Nov. 9, 2006).... b)
Excellent Customer Service (owned Toshiba TVs for the last 20 years)3. What you like best about your DLP. NOTE: All comments based on after I calibrated my Color & Tint using the BLUE filter & Contrast & Brightness using the PLUGE test screen - Digital Video Essentials..... a) Excellent A/V quality. ... Best. Value. Ever.
(quote from Wired Mag. Test
).... b) 1:1 Pixel Mode
(aspect-ratio setting = NATURAL)........ 1)
"The importance of a 1:1 mode cannot be overstated when it comes to 1920x1080 content ... This is one reason the 72HM196 looked so good displaying HD DVDs (as long as its NATURAL aspect-ratio was selected" (quote from Winter 2007 The Perfect Vision mag. - Review: Toshiba 72HM196).... c) Resolves every detail of 1080i/p sources
(quote from NOV 2006 Sound & Vision Magazine - Review 62HM196).... d) No gradations (false contouring) issues which means a very smooth transition blends from dark to light scenes......... 1)
"... Master and Commander looked great, with excellent shadow detail in the below-deck walk at the beginning and no false contouring in the transition to morning fog." (quote from Winter 2007 The Perfect Vision mag. - Review: Toshiba 72HM196)........ 2)
Credit Toshiba by adding the PixelPure Hi-Bit 12-Bit
Digital Video Processing chip..... e) Reproduces deep, clean blacks and shadows
(quote from NOV 2006 Sound & Vision Magazine - Review 62HM196).... f) Uniform picture across the screen
(quote from NOV 2006 Sound & Vision Magazine - Review 62HM196).... g) Excellent value in a big big-screen set
(quote from ultimate AV - Review 62HM196).... h) ONE button "FAVORITE" Channel access
Virtually unlimited "FAVORITE" Channel memory - access channels scrolling left or right........ 2)
Scroll up or down to also access "Last CH Memory" (erased when OFF) and "ALL Video INPUTS"4. What you don't like about your DLP.
None to report so far (owned & used daily since November, 9 2006)5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your DLP had.
Can't think of any.6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your DLP.
No advise or suggestions, they did a great job providing an excellent HDTV display based on size vs. performance vs. price! My 1080p HDTV and HD DVD's look glorious @ 62"!!!.... b)
Primary use = HDTV & SD / HD DVDs.7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your DLP..... a)
Well, after living with a 56" 1080p HDTV (5 months / 50" CRT based RPTV for 4-1/2 years), the newer** & larger 62" 1080p HDTV was more impressively detailed and liquidly sharp (HDTV & HD DVDs
) after I calibrated the video even though it had more real-estate!!! Quite a feat considering the little DLP chip!!!........ 1)
** xHD5 vs. xHD4 1920x1080 chip........ 2)
**PixelPure Hi-Bit 12-Bit
Digital Video Processing chip vs. 10-Bit
Digital Video Processing chip.8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your DLP..... a)
Toshiba 62HM196 1080p HDTV - NONE to report so far (owned since November, 9 2006).... b)
Toshiba 56HM195 1080p HDTV - NONE , until I tried to upgrade the Firmware (owned since Feb. 1 2006).... c)
Toshiba 50H81 50" CRT RPTV - NONE, sold it via Craigslist (owned since Sept. 2001).... d)
Toshiba 35" Direct Tube TV - NONE @ my vacation house (owned since Jan. 1995).... e)
Toshiba 19" Direct Tube TV - NONE, sold, garage sale (owned since 1987 / sold 1995)9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it..... a)
Yes, shop around for the best price or wait a while for the latest 1080p model 62HM197.10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged..... a)
RBE (rainbow effect): I don't have this problem along with over 40+ friends that have been over during my once or twice a month Friday NITE HD / SD DVDs shows. I did have on friend that saw a little on my 56HM195, but when he was over to see my 62HM196, he had to admit that Toshiba corrected the occasional RBE issue that he saw on my 56HM195 since he didn't notice it anymore..... b)
(quote from ultimate AV - Review 62HM196) "Random Details
I'm sensitive to rainbows generated by the color wheel in single-chip DLP sets, and they were occasionally visible on the Toshiba, but they were so rare they never bothered me."