New Toshiba 52hmx85 vs Sony Grand Wega 50

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  1. gregLaw

    gregLaw Auditioning

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    Hi, I'm setting up the living room in our new house with a home theater system.

    Went to A&B Sound (CDN) and looked at the GrandWega KF50WE620. The sales guy then suggested the NEW Toshiba 52HMX85. I guess it is the newer version of the 84 with a better lamp, etc etc. The only thing I can find on the tv is a newspaper article saying it will be the "newest & greatest" Toshiba DLP.

    Price difference between the Sony & Toshiba is about $100 CDN or $5 CDN [​IMG]

    Any thoughts on the Toshiba? Thinking of buying later today!

    Thanks for your input!
     
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Greetings

    The previous Toshiba model did not calibrate well at all. The Sony is far more tweakable.

    Look for discoloration in the black and white material on the Toshiba. (Psst ... it needs to be b/w ... not purple or green or yellow or red)

    Regards
     
  3. EricRWem

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    I'm also concerned about Toshiba outsourcing their TV's, including this new 85, to some unknown company that most people have never heard of.

    I agree with Michael: Steer clear.
     
  4. Lee Distad

    Lee Distad Stunt Coordinator

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    Take a long hard look at the Hitachi. If you can get a clearance deal on the 50V500 or even the 50VS810 it would be worth considering.

    Speaking as a former corporate drone for Sony, their stuff is good, but not the sine qua non that Sony wants you to believe.
     

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