info on new toshiba 30hf83

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  1. Eric-sherbrooke

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    does anyone has seen the new 30' 16:9 toshiba HD in stores??

    Anyone has tested it??,
     
  2. Eric-sherbrooke

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    Damm, I am really loosing hope in this forum,

    33 view and no reply.....

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  3. Jason Charlton

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    If it'll make you feel any better, I'd be happy to respond. No, I haven't seen the new Tosh.

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  4. Craig

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    I haven't seen it either.
     
  5. Dave Milne

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    Wow. I would have expected an HDTV with a thirty-foot screen to cause quite a stir... [​IMG]
     
  6. Eric-sherbrooke

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    HA ha ha , nice one Dave:b

    Sorry, my bad.

    I hope everyone know I ment a 30INCH tv


    Thanks guy.
     
  7. Cary_K

    Cary_K Auditioning

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    Haven't seen it yet either, but my boss just ordered one so I should be able to give a report on it real soon. He just went on last model's reports and took a gamble that the new Sonys really aren't worth the extra money...
     
  8. Blaine Skerry

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    I am also anxiously awaiting delivery of the 30HF83. I had the 34HF83 at home for four days and, while I loved the picture on the set, it was just too big for my TV room. The 30" should be the cat's pajamas. I hope to see some observations from anyone familiar with this set soon.

    edit: [​IMG] I just got off the phone with my local Toshiba dealer and he said the 30HF83 will not be shipping from Toronto until August 25th. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Eric-sherbrooke

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    hummm..interesting, a 34 inch too big, that what I was also thinking about the 34hf83. For the price and size of the tube , I think the 30hf83 would be perfect.

    Anyways, the new 34hf83 (already in store) with the speakers on the side can't be fitted in my HT furniture.

    Using it for a lot of games and DVD music shows,



    What is the size of your room???
     
  10. Blaine Skerry

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    Hi Eric. The room itself is big enough but with my equipment rack beside the TV and my floor speakers as well, space is at a premium. The 34HF83 didn't look all that big in my dealer's showroom but it dominated my living room and it is one heavy beast. I just have regular cable TV and I was impressed with how good it looked on the 34". I bet the 30" will seem even sharper, however, it's main purpose will be for watching DVD's and LD's. With a $700 difference in the price of the two TV's, I can stand the wait. I have no choice.
     
  11. Mark Hamilton

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    Hey guys, I noticed that Future Shop is selling the 34HF83 for $2399.99 with a free progressive scan DVD player. What is the current retail like on the 30" model? Does it include the DVI input that the 34" sports?

    I'm very impressed with the 34HF83. I setup a Toshiba progressive scan DVD player on the 34HF83 that we have demoing at work using Monster component video cables and I was very impressed. The DVDs exhibited a little bit of noise, but that was probably due more to the fact that I had the image fairly bright to compete with the glaring store lights. Most discs looked incredible, especially the likes of LOTR, Harry Potter, and Shrek.
     
  12. Estevan Lapena

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    I saw one at A&B sound in Langley B.C, Canada.
    The picture itself looked decent, I didn't have time to really judge it because my eye was on another T.V. The DVD player and DVD they were using wasn't exactly reference material either. But I just wanted to say I have seen the model in stores.

    Personally I think its too small for full frame or TV 4X3 content.
    Forget the price. Sorry.
     
  13. Eric-sherbrooke

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    A representative of Toshiba told the retail price will be 1699 $$$$ canadian

    The place I go for my electonics dont have it yet....


    30HF83 Specifications Back To Top
    VIDEO

    30 FST PURE® Fine Picture Tube
    CrystalScan HDSC™
    720p Input Capability
    TheaterWide® Modes
    Auto Aspect Detection
    Invar Shadow Mask
    3D Y/C (4 MB, 10 Bit) Digital Comb Filter with Vertical Contour Correction
    DFine™ High Speed Advanced Velocity Scan Modulation
    Movie and Sports Modes
    Dynamic Quadruple Focus
    Color Temperature Control (Warm/Medium/Cool)
    TruView™
    CableClear™ DNR+
    Cinema Mode (3:2 Pulldown Switch)
    Wide Band Video Amplifier
    AUDIO
    MTS Stereo/SAP with dbx®
    Double Baffle Speaker System
    SRS® WOW
    Sub Bass System (SBS)
    StableSound®
    33 W Audio (Total)
    CYCLONE® Subwoofer System
    CONVENIENCE
    HD Window™ Multi-Scan POP
    Tri-Lingual Icon On-Screen Display
    Closed Captioning on Mute
    V-Chip
    Off/Sleep Timer
    Channel Return
    Power Return
    Noise Muting
    Favorite Channel
    Channel Lock
    Channel Labeling
    Video Labeling
    Video Lock
    Direct Video Input Selection
    Individual A/V Settings by Input Type
    Speed Tuning
    GameTimer™
    On Timer
    PIP Sound
    Speed Surf
    2-Level Mute
    Front Panel Lock-Out
    QuickConnect™ Guide
    SurfLock™
    RF Input (2)
    Front Panel A/V/S Input
    Dual ColorStream® HD Component Video Inputs
    Rear A/V/S Inputs (2)
    DVI/HDTV Input
    A/V Output (Fixed and Variable Audio)
    Variable Audio Output
    Center Channel Audio Input
    Illuminated Universal Remote Control (4 item)
    Unit: 29 ¾ x 21 5/8 x 21 5/8 (W,H,D), 119 Lbs
    Warranty: 1 Year Parts/Labor, 2 Years Picture Tube
    UPC Code: 022265232170
    Optional Stand: ST30W63
     
  14. Eric-sherbrooke

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    news???
     
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    I haven't seen one yet, but I do know that Toshiba Canada has them in stock now.
     
  16. Eric-sherbrooke

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    OK guys....

    A Finaly go see the 30hf83 tonight, they have it on the floor since yesterday.

    I will test it with movies concerts that I am used to see and I will bring one of my gaming console because its one of the reason why I would buy this tube.

    The TV will receive 480 progressive signal from my marantz DVD (dv6200) and mostly 480 Progressive from my Gamecube (other consoles are not with component cable)

    I read that the TV will Upconvert 480p to 540p, is that a good thing????

    Analog upconvert, from 480i to 1080i???? is this true???.

    From somewere on the Net:

    "Conventional interlaced signals (antenna, cable, VHS/S-VHS VCR, etc.) are upconverted to 1080i by Toshiba's CrystalScan HDSC™ circuitry. Of course, you won't see the depth and dimensionality of a true 1080i HDTV signal, but you will enjoy a smoother, more natural image. For progressive-scan video sources (like a progressive-scan DVD player), you can choose 540p instead of 1080i via the on-screen menu. The result is an effortlessly filmlike image.

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    I really wish somebody with more exeprience with TV had tested this one because the guy at the store is not really usefull......
     
  17. JohnnyG

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  18. Greg Johnson

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    The 30HF83 is in today's American TV Sunday Ad. It's 1188.00 with 2 year 0% interest financing available. American TV is located in the Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison area. I sure would like to put one of these in my bedroom.
     
  19. Eric-sherbrooke

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    Oh boys, don't know were to start... been one hell of a weekend... I will try to keep it short and PLEASE I really would like to have your opinions.

    I bought the 30hf83, I had watched it for 3 days, almost no sleep....with many DVD, PS2 (component), X-box (component), Gamecube (component). My DVD is a Marantz DV6200 connected with a AR master series component cable.

    The games are amazing, nothing more to say, unbelivable.

    DVD.... well it really depends, I used to watch a lot of concerts on my system but now with my HDTV some of them are really bad...they are all "granny" full of small dots.

    Tested it with "gladiator" movie and it was impressive but last night I had rent a french movie named "la turbulence des fluide " and damm it was "granny", open moving camera shots on beach were not precise, blurry, really not the type of image you want to demonstrate your new HDTV.


    PLEASE HELP ME , someone used to HDTV, check out this tube and give me your impressions, I had the demo this weekend and they are dropping my the new tube today.
     
  20. JohnnyG

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    Make sure you start with the set in 'Movie' mode, then try reducing the Sharpness control and see if that helps the graininess.
     

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