spherical phosphor layer and 540p on H81 or HX only?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by StephenP, Jul 9, 2001.

  1. StephenP

    StephenP Stunt Coordinator

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    I am really considering buying the H model, but these new features are confusing me. I want to get the "impregnated cathodes", spherical phosphor layer and IDSCpro.
    When these new models were first revealed, the H series was supposed to have these features, and now it seems that they are only on the HX... I know the HX has better speakers, a better anti-glare screen, and better 7 element lenses, which seems about right for a $300-500 dollar increase, but if the HX is the only one with ALL these features, I will have to wait the extra couple months [​IMG] Now that I consider what all is added for the money difference, I bet the H has the features I want. If not, there would really be no difference between this and last year's model except screen size. Sorry for the rambling train of thought, but anyone out there want to comment??
     
  2. Ryan Pream

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    I found the press release very confusing. It's not clear which sets have which features. The only other source I've seen is the online site selling the sets. Who knows if their information is right...
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  3. JohnnyG

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    As a dealer, I still have no idea. The 'Key Dealer Presentation' handouts that I received several months ago do indeed specify that the 50H81 has the new 'Pegasus2' CRTs, but the 'official' Toshiba Canada specsheets that I received just last week omits any mention of the CRT type used.
    My gut feeling is that all TheaterWide product, Cinema Series or not, will have the new CRTs, but don't bank on it!
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  4. Andrew Beacom

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    Ryan,
    I haven't even seen the dealer you mention or the press release. Can you point me to them?
     
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  6. Robert Bergman

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    Any idea how the MSRP's will translate to reatil? Some of the prices on the HX*0's are looking pretty good.
    What can we expect for the HX*1's?
    http://www.tvinsite.com/twice/index....9/2001&STT=000
    The 2001 Cinema Series includes 13 models: seven direct view (two of which are HD compatible) and six rear-projection models (three are 16:9 HDTV monitors, two are 4:3 HDTV monitors and one is analog only). The widescreen assortment includes the 50W-inch 50HX81, which ships in August at a $3,299.99 suggested retail; the 57W-inch 57HX81, priced at $3,799.99; and the 65W-inch 65HX81, priced at $4,299.99. The latter two ship in September.
    The 4:3 Cinema Series HDTV projection models include the 43-inch 43HX71 ($2,299.99) and the 53-inch 53HX71 ($2,799.99), both of which ship in September.
    The 4:3 direct-view models include the 32-inch 32HFX71 ($2,099.99, September) and the 36HFX71 ($2,499.99, August).
    [Edited last by Robert Bergman on July 10, 2001 at 04:04 PM]
     
  7. Massimo N

    Massimo N Stunt Coordinator

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    Here's another press release to digest. I found this one a little clearer than the ones posted at Widescreen Review (look in the news archives for the week of July 2nd).
    Press Release
    My interpretation is that the "HX" line is the Cinima line, while the "H" line is the Theater Wide line.
    Cheers!
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  8. JohnnyG

    JohnnyG Screenwriter

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    '71' suffix means 4:3 TheaterView HD
    '81' suffix means 16:9 TheaterWide HD
    'H' in the part number means High Definition
    'HX' means 'Cinema Series' High Definition
    Therefore, 57HX81 is a 57" Cinema Series Theaterwide HD set and 53H71 means 53" TheaterView HD set.
    [Edited last by JohnnyG on July 11, 2001 at 10:57 AM]
     

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