- Jan 14, 2003
Hey all. There's not a lot of feedback on the Toshiba DLP's out there yet, so I figured I'd throw in my 2 cents. I just got this set yesterday, it has replaced my Mitsubishi ws-73411. Through work I had this set available to me for about 2300 with the 4 year service plan, so I simply could not pass it up. So anyway, it was delivered to my house yesterday, I plopped it on the Toshiba stand and fired it up. Quicker startup than any of the other DLP's I've looked at. I popped Avia in (would DVE work better for this set? Avia seems to be made primarily for CRT based sets) and set everything up and popped in Monsters Inc. Right off the bat it's remarkably brighter, more colorful, and more detailed than the Mits. I thought this movie looked great on The Beast, but the DLP really shows it off nicely. Next up was Halo 2. Astonishing difference. I'm really waiting for a 720p or 1080i game to come out that I'm interested to really see what she can do. I'm mad I traded in last year's ESPN NFL which was 720. I was really excited about putting this year's game in and then I saw it's only 480. Oh well. The only things I've noticed that are negative compared to my CRT is that standard definition looked better through coax than it does now through S video. I don't really care because I don't watch too much TV, so it's a minor complaint for me. Also, it doesn't seem to handle older DVD's that don't have superb transfers as well. Although I did some tweaking with the sharpness and it seemed to help quit a bit. I might pick up DVE and see if I get the same results with it compared to Avia. If there's any difference I'll post a follow up. Overall though, I love this set. Very bright, punchy colors, very detailed images. The best DLP I've seen compared to Samsung, LG, Mitsubish, and JVC's DILA. I would highly recommend this set to anyone looking for a DLP.