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I assume the Tosh LCoS trackers are all very familiar with this spec sheet

which has been floating around for months:
http://www.nbtelectronics.com/pdf/65hlx83sell.pdf


But here's another .pdf file that seems to show the same box from an

ever so slightly different angle. I haven't seen this second photo before

here on the forum, so I thought I'd post it.

(I actually think in addition to being at a different angle, the photo

is also a mirror image of it's original because the front panel buttons

are on the wrong side of the set.):
http://www.lescodistributing.com/np151b_toshiba.pdf


These little crumbs of pseudo-info are just the exact right amount to make one insane, aren't they? ;)
 

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Yes they are!! The pic they have in the DVD Etc. article is a mirror image too :). Stuff keeps popping up here. A protend of things to come? :D


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Here's an observation: While the buttons are on the left side the vague "Toshiba" on the front of the set does not appear to be turned around.


Just how long will we get to see these mystery images until this sets actually show up? My Toshiba CS rep originally told me (back in early August) that the early sheets on this set may not match its final appearance....
 

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The Lesco page doesn't say which model that's a picture of. It's right over the description of the 65H83 (which they incorrectly say has a tuner).
 

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It's definitely supposed to be a picture of the LCoS (the 57HL83 in this case)

It has the unframed floating screen attached by the four "buttons".

I suspect the 65 and 57 inch models will look identical to each other

except for size.
 

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I only glanced at them at CEDIA, but did feel they looked alike.
 

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So yesterday I got my newest issue of HomeTheater Magazine, and right in

center was a two page ad for OneCall, with one page of the ad dedicated

to the 57HL83. There sat the photo in all it's 8 1/2 x 11 glory. Is OneCall

ignorant of the delay, is their head in the sand in denial, or is this a good

sign that they know something we don't?
 

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Ads were probably submitted a couple of months ago when the info was less certain.


I think if I were onecall, I'd be asking Toshiba for a reimbursement.
 

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Originally posted by zvogt
So yesterday I got my newest issue of HomeTheater Magazine, and right in

center was a two page ad for OneCall, with one page of the ad dedicated

to the 57HL83. There sat the photo in all it's 8 1/2 x 11 glory. Is OneCall

ignorant of the delay, is their head in the sand in denial, or is this a good

sign that they know something we don't?
Last week at B&B Appliance in Euclid, OH, the salesman checked his computer and assured me the Toshiba 57LH83 "was on its way here. Check with me at the end of next (this) week."


Will do and will report here.
 

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Will do and will report here.
Please do.

It's strange, but history seems to support the fact that the dealers

and reps seem to be much more "in the loop" than the CSR contacts

to which we (the existing customers) have access.
 

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Originally posted by zvogt
Please do.

It's strange, but history seems to support the fact that the dealers

and reps seem to be much more "in the loop" than the CSR contacts

to which we (the existing customers) have access.
I worked in TV retail about 50 years ago ... the distributor -> dealer organizations within a company are distinct from the CSR organization. Often, even Senior Management doesn't know what's rolling into and out of the warehouses, except for a Morning Report that details Sales, Volume, and Profit.
 

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OK, they're calling the 57HL83 the "World's FIRST 3 Panel LCOS Technology HDTV"

... what do they think the 57HLX82 was?

I have some misgivings concerning that site :p

as I do with any site that's selling something that they physically don't have.

Smacks of scam.


(And I should know... I fell into a couple of those traps in pursuit of the 82 I have now.)
 

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This definitely has to be the right picture.
This was supposed to be sarcastic, right?


The pic at the top looks like a xxH83 TheaterWide set

(The CinemaSeries this year have weird half-height vertical

gray bands on the sides)


Plus it doesn't have the "floating" screen, held on with four "buttons".


And the pics at the bottom of that website show the profile

views of the 57HLX82.
 

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Hey, wait!

The text of that site later makes two references to the 57HLX82.

Just the few lines at the top have been changed to 57HL83.

It looks like they just did a bad copy/paste job.

They barely know themselves what they're sellin'.
 

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Originally posted by JimP
Ads were probably submitted a couple of months ago when the info was less certain.


I think if I were onecall, I'd be asking Toshiba for a reimbursement.
I would guess selling these sets isn't the primary objective of this ad/TV; getting people to their site is. If this add gets people to them, it will have paid for itself whether they sell any of these or not. It's the "ooh" and "ahh" product that gets people to the "store". Then they get them into a more "economical" model that is "nearly as good". ;) My 2 cents. :)
 

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A local B&M has a floor model of the current LCoS for about $4800, including a 5 year warranty thrown in, man was I tempted, I love the picture but I really want a lighter table top, not a 350 lb. behemoth.
 

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A local B&M has a floor model of the current LCoS
Since it's a technology not subject to burn-in, a floor model could be

a good deal. I'd never ever consider getting a floor model of a CRT-based

projection set for example.
 

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I had thought we had numerous confirmed reports from Tosh insiders or near-insiders that they aren't even manufacturing these sets right now, and that the specs aren't even solid as yet.


I have seen other posts claiming some "new light engine that fixes the flaws in the original Hitachi engine". Again, I don't know what to think of this.


I think all we have to go on right now is a complete vacuum of relevant info, and it will likely remain that way until very late this year or early next. JMHO
 

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Originally posted by roblake
Last week at B&B Appliance in Euclid, OH, the salesman checked his computer and assured me the Toshiba 57LH83 "was on its way here. Check with me at the end of next (this) week."


Will do and will report here.
So, what is the salesman at B&B saying this week?
 
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