Originally Posted by Thundercat99
Can SSE be toned downed by adjusting the settings without sacrificing PQ. I'm still pretty sure i'm getting the sets(2 of em
) Just want to be prepared to live with it if I can't. I liked the Sony 60A2020 but not bright enough for my tastes. Also, has anyone been successful talking any of the B&M stores down using the incredible TechDepot price for the 65"er, the old ball & chain doesn't trust online ordering, especially for something this big and expensive.
Thanks for reading
I have the 57". The only SSE I'm getting is not very noticeable and it's only in the brightest areas of whites (sun on snow, glaring highlights, etc.) No rainbows, no geometry problems anywhere on screen, even in the corners. No overscan. The reds are pushed a bit but you can modulate that somewhat with some fiddling. The PQ is great.
Tell the ball & chain she's absolutely right about needing to buy local, and that it's the best idea yet. Then, pick up a Polk Audio SurroundBar for each set and tell her it's a necessary part of the package along with the stand for each TV and the surge protectors.
Seriously, I surfed hard for four months and haunted this forum and others before I bought the Toshiba. During that time I leaned this way and that, first to the Samsung, then to the Sony SXRD, back to the Samsung, then to the JVC and back to the Sony. All of 'em had pluses and minuses.
Never looked once at any Toshiba until I saw the 57JM167 at HHGregg. It was a 1080p the size I wanted at the price point I had to have to keep peace in the valley at home. The picture was/is drop-dead great.
The Toshiba is not an enthusiast's television, apparently. The threads here in this forum are quite different from those in other brand's forums in that they are not nearly as technically oriented.
Sony, Samsung, and others seem to attract a large share of gear-heads who are more interested in understanding and tweaking and fiddling with and writing about HDTVs than they are in what's being shown on screen. And criticizing them. And advocating them. And comparing them. It's like a cult, almost. Sometimes they have problems and they're terribly dissapointed, and say so loudly and at length in the forums.
As I wrote in an earlier posting, I did the gear-head thing already back in the day with the first PC's. Understanding the underlying technology of HDTV is interesting, but not mesmerizing. I wrote that I want to just plug it up, turn it on, and be amazed. And that's what I've got with the Toshiba.