34" direct-view ws....Toshiba or Panasonic??

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jason Sweet, Feb 14, 2002.

  1. Jason Sweet

    Jason Sweet Stunt Coordinator

    Apr 2, 1999
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    I've been looking at these two for the last month and a half since my TV died. They both have great features and can look wonderful when properly calibrated.

    What I've noticed:

    the Toshiba has 2 HD component inputs, the Panasonic only 1 true HD input.

    The Panasonic has black vertical bars in 4:3 mode, more asthetically pleasing than the bright grey bars on the Toshiba (espcially when playing non 16:9 videogames)

    The Toshiba has 3:2 pulldown, the Panasonic does not (how important is this?)

    What are your opinions on these sets? Are there any other pros/cons I should be aware of?

    I plan on buying soon so any input is greatly appreciated.

  2. Nick Cicutti

    Nick Cicutti Auditioning

    Jan 10, 2002
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    Jason if you are referring to the Panasonic CT-34WX50 then you would have 2 HD, or alternately 2 480p inputs. Both inputs handle the required scanning frequencies. The Panny also has 3:2 pulldown according to the specifications. The newer version (CT-34WX52) coming out this spring /summer should have a few additional enhancements for NTSC conversion.


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