Help! Does anybody have any info on the Toshiba 50X81?

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  1. NickSo

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    Well, my dad called this electronics store (not real professional though or high end), to see if they had any TVs, the guy said that they had a Toshiba 50X81. Now, i haven't seen/heard of a Toshiba with only an X in the model #, since i started searching a couple months ago.
    SO i go online to Toshiba.ca and Toshiba.com, i cant find any information on it.
    The salesperson said its a brand new model this year (i think he's lying).
    Does anybody have any information on this TV?
    Thanks alot
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    The obvious guess is that it is the 50HX81. These are indeed new models; they have been out for a little over a month. I own one.
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    The 50X81 was last year's model.
    If it is a 16:9 set, then it could be the new 50HX81.
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    81 is a 16:9 number. If it were 71 then it would be 4:3. So one possibility is the 50H71. The next closest 4:3 model is the 53HX71. Last year's (the 2001 model year) numbers were 80 and 70, respectively.
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    This model appears to be 2 years old (a 2000 year model). The unit itself may be new but unsold. Toshiba changed their nomenclature for the 2001 model year (we are in the 2002 model year).
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    Yup, must be a TN50X81. Two model years old now.
     
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    I knew it...
    damn, then it wont have like the 3:2 Pulldown, the shortwing Advanced lens technology, all the new stuff...
    yathink its worth $2,900 CAD TAX INLCUDED AND SHIPPED (a tiny bit under $2000 USD)??
    Edit: whats 'nomenclature'?
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    [Edited last by NickSo on October 23, 2001 at 07:08 PM]
     
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    Not to solicit sales, but considering what I could sell you a brand new 50H71 for, the answer is no.
    If it's brand new in the box, around $2500 is more like it.
     

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