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JohnnyG

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note: I'm in Canada and the details may not be exactly the same in the US, although they normally are)

Toshiba's 2003 HD Lineup:

30HF83 - 30" direct-view widescreen *new size
34HF83 - 34" direct-view widescreen *new costmetics
34HFX83 - 34" Cinema Series direct-view - *Virtual Dolby
36HFX73 - 36" 4:3 Cinema Series (only 4:3 HD set in the lineup)
42H83 - Same as 42H82 but with DVI
46H83 - 46" projection *new size *seperate stand with storage space
46HX83 - 46" Cinema Series
51H83 - 51" projection *new size (replaces 50") *new cosmetics
51HX83 - 51" Cinema Series
57H83 - 57" projection *new cosmetics
57HX83 - 57" Cinema Series
65H83 - 65" projection *new cosmetics
65HX83 - 65" Cinema Series

(The 'D' is gone from the part numbers since all models now have DVI/HDCP input)

New features on all models:
* DVI/HDCP input
* 57" and 65" are both 2-piece cabinet designs
* Multi-Format HD Double Window POP
* User selectable 540p or 1080i display
* Auto 16:9 Mode (480i input only)
* SRS WOW
* CableClear Optimal Digital Video Noise Reduction
* TheaterFine HD .52mm Pitch Lenticular
* Faster tuner speed

New/better features on Cinema Series
*Pegasus IV CRTs (not much to report here..there doesn't seem to be much 'new' about them)
* 40 Watt audio output (versus 30W) with seperate tweeters
* 56 key remote (versus 41)
* Super wide band video amplifer
* I/R link icon (??)
* I/R passthrough (??)
* I/R Blaster
* TheaterShield AR (anti-reflective)

Availability
51H83 and 57H83 Late May/Early June
All others - August/September

No pricing information was provided.
 

david*mt

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I am considering getting the new 30'' Samsung because I only have a budget of $1000. I would wait for the Toshiba with the DVI. Is there any chance that it would fit into my budget of $1000? I would think that the DVI would push it over that but I'm not sure.
 

John-Miles

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Damn almost makes me wish i never bout last year... oh wait no it dosent i love my toshiba too much :)
 

JohnnyG

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I forgot a few things!

* New 57" and 65" LCoS models in the late Fall.
* A number of LCD TVs (direct-view)
* X93 models with integrated ATSC, Firewire and HDMI
 

Rick Faldo

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John:

Thanks for the great info. I called everyone I could find at Toshiba and got no where. You must know someone in high places.
Are the dates you quoted dates for Canada or U.S.? I live in Vancouver and as you know, we get the new products last...just wondering if I should start to get excited?
Thanks again
Rick
 

John-Miles

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Rick at worst you can say second to last cause I live in St John's, we get it all last... well maybe places like whitehorse or yellowknife are last but vancouver certainly is ahead of St John's.
 

JohnnyG

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John and Rick, the solutions is simple! Order from me and you'll have fully-calibrated sets in your living room before they are in your local dealer's showrooms ;)

Dan, yes the stand is very similar to that one. All the other models are one-piece units.
 

JimC_A

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I'm glad I read the info before the spoiler took it away. Now we'll see how it plays out.
 

Peter Loan

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The 51H83 and 57H83 are both currently available at some Best Buy stores. Most stores don't have their display models yet, but the sets are ready to ship from the warehouse.
 
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I occasionally see (retail) pricing included in a press release. But, out of curiosity, is there a rule of thumb for converting between between the list price and the price that I might find at Best Buy or Sears?

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Alex Bischoff
 

JohnnyG

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One year you might see an average of, say, 20% off, then the next year the manufacturer might squeeze the delta between dealer cost and MSRP.
 

Jed M

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I thought Best Buy always used the msrp for their price, like Crutchfield or Circuit City, unless there is a sale going on.
 

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