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Hi! Does the Toshiba 50HX70 do the 16:9 "squeeze" trick:
http://www.toshiba.com/tacp/tv/50HX70.html


What other 4:3 HDTVs do this and which one is recommended? A friend is looking for a 4:3 HDTV of size 50" to 60".


Thanks in advance!



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I'm not sure about the newer Toshibas, but the Sony HS line handles the squeeze very easily and the results are superb for an RPTV. Here's a good place to learn more about the sets: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sonyhs10
 

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I'd get the Philips 60PP9601 if you can find one.


RCA also has a couple of 4x3 sets that do the squeeze. I forget the model numbers.



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Beware old 4:3 Toshibas such as the 50HX70 - they only do the squeeze for 540p/1080i, not 480p. The new 4:3 Toshibas also only do the squeeze for 540p/1080i, but they upscale 480i/480p content to 540p so that they can squeeze. (That sounds retarded to me. Give the friggin' projector another mode with another set of parameter settings, fer crying out loud!)


Other than the new 4:3 Toshibas, the Sony HS10/HS30's and Philips 60PP9601 are your main choices for 4:3 RPTV's that do the squeeze. Check Costco for good deals on last year's models right now. There is also a new smaller Philips 4:3 set, carried by Best Buy and Circuit City. A lot of the 4:3 direct views can do the squeeze, but of course they are not 50".



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I was in my local Best Buy today and they had the Sony 53HS10 for $2500 and the 61HS10 for $2700. Not a bad price for either.


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Abdul,

When you say "old" versus "new" Toshibas, do you mean HX70 versus HX71 in the 4:3 series?

My friend is interested in the 50HX70 and I am trying to find out about the set. My question with the new sets, the HX71's, is whether or not it will display 480p natively? Or will it upscale progressive DVDs to 540p? Also, how does the 480i stuff look on the older ones at 480p vs. the new ones at 540p? I think he will be mostly watching cable (non-HDTV).

As a side note, does the PIP work in all resolutions? What are the limitations?


Thanks,

Gergg
 
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