New Toshiba XXH81 owners manuals are online!!

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  1. Brett G

    Brett G Stunt Coordinator

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    If you're as curious as I am about the new models coming from Toshiba, this should help you out a lot:
    XXH81 Owners Manual
    You'll notice that the sizes are 42/50/57/65. Cool.
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  2. Brett G

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    One interesting thing to note is that the H81's are much lighter than their H80 brothers (as much as 150 lbs. lighter).
     
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    Thanks for posting this, Brett. There is quite a bit of good info. I'm curious to hear what people who know than I (which is most people on this board) think.
    One thing that is interesting is the Automatic Light Sensor. With this turned on, the TV will automatically sense the ambient room light and adjust the Contrast accordingly. I fear that this could cause the TV to put itself into torch mode.
    -Andy
     
  4. Will

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    Very cool!
    I guess 42/50/57/65 inches replaces 40/56/65 inches.
    Noticed picture modes are:
    Sports - bright and dynamic (factory setting)
    Standard- standard picture setting (factory setting)
    Movie - Movie-like picture setting (factory setting)
    Preference - Your personal preference
    Wonder if "movie" is factory setting for accuracy,
    and "sports" is factory setting for showroom floor?
     
  5. Cameron Seaman

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    It looks like they are going back to using the old remote that came with the TW**X81 series. [​IMG] I really like the current remote with the cool blue backlight that comes with the **H80 sets. Wonder why the change? [​IMG]
    Remote for H81
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    Remote for H80
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  6. Jeff D.

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    There will be two lines of the 16:9 sets - the H series and the HX series (ie. 42HX81 etc.) These HX models will have the newer remote control, as well as a better audio system.
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  7. Jim Kirkman

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    Interesting.
    Couple things I noticed; remote is in the style of the X81s except the dreaded reset button isn't there. Also, you no longer have to go into the menu to access the different TW modes. This is the only thing that bothers me on my 40H80.
    Also, I''m glad to see a better variety of sizes. I always wondered why they didn't make a set between the 40" and the 56".
    Jim
     
  8. Will

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    I'm getting confused by all the past, present and
    future Toshiba model numbers. Taking just the
    65" size:
    Was there a TW65H80 model in the past
    and/or a TW65X81?
    The current model is a 65H80, right?
    And the new models are 65H81 and 65HX81?
     
  9. JohnnyG

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    I just got word that the 50H81 will ship the week of June 25th! Availability will be very limited over the summer.
    Trust me folks, all the really good stuff is on the inside of this set, where it counts! Mind you, it has physical beauty too!
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  10. Will

    Will Guest

    quote:
    Trust me folks, all the really good stuff is on the inside of this set, where it counts!
    - John Golitsis
    - Next Big Thing Electronics

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    Spoken like a salesman. Could you give some details
    on any of the really good stuff on the inside?
    Lots of us want to know how the xxH81 improves on
    the xxH80 on the inside, where it counts. [​IMG]
    quote:
    Availability will be very limited over the summer.
    [/quote]
    Early adopters should expect to pay, let me guess, more?
    If so I'll wait until September. RPTV prices are still
    going down down down. That's the trend with Toshiba,
    Mitsubishi, Panasonic, etc.
     
  11. JohnnyG

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    Will, what crawled into your Corn Flakes this morning? Geesh! Sorry, but it drives me crazy when people cast aspersions on 'sales people' for no damn good reason.
    To answer your question, first off, the CRTs are brand new. They feature spherical phosphors which allows them to pack the phosphor more densely. The less deep the phosphor layer is, the better the beam focus. They claim that beam focus is 20% better than last years CRTs. They also feature an 'impregnated cathode'. From what I can figure, this allows a smaller beam spot size without sacrificing CRT longevity. The slide I have says "Smaller Mask Pitch, Smaller Beam Spot, Better Focus...BUT, Smaller Beam Spot, Heavier Load on Cathode, Shorter Cathode Life". The impregnated cathode is supposed to fix this (the industry standard heretofore has been an Oxide cathode apparently).
    The next major upgrade is a new lens assembly termed 'Short Wing', but I really don't have any info on the specifics. The HX models will receive an upgraded 'Niltava' lens system.
    Next up is the Touch Focus system. I haven't seen this work yet, but I'm told it is the best on the market. A major change associated with this is that a calibrator only has to correct the geometry for one mode. All the other modes are stored as offsets to the master. So, adjust geometry in one mode, hit the Touch Focus button, and you're all done!
    The new scan-doubler (IDSC Pro) now upconverts 480i to 540p (not sure about 480p input though) and features 3:2 pulldown detection and reversal, with selectable Film/Auto and Video modes.
    Finally, the sound system has been enhanced, but who really cares about that?!
    So now tell me, is this valuable information I've given you or is it all just a sales pitch?
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  12. Will

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    quote:
    Will, what crawled into your Corn Flakes this morning?
    Geesh! Sorry, but it drives me crazy when people cast
    aspersions on 'sales people' for no damn good reason.
    ...
    So now tell me, is this valuable information I've given you
    or is it all just a sales pitch?
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    Wow.
    Remind me not to cast aspersions on a salesman again...
     
  13. jeff peterson

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    Geez, here we go again! I would expect a member with over a thousand posts since 1998 to respect the rules and etiquette of this forum, Will. Johhny G is providing information, I don't see him trying to sell us anything.
     
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    JohnnyG,
    Thanks for the info. I really get confused with Toshiba's re-use of numbering. It drives me crazy.
    So, if I'm to gather correctly, the new xxH81 series is 16x9 HDTV capable RPTV's and the xxHX81's are also a 16x9 HDTV capable RPTV's with some enhanced features? Or is the xxHX81's the same as the HX series now where they are 4x3's capable of the squeeze trick but on 1080i signals only.
    P.S. the RP91 you sold me is working great.
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  15. JohnnyG

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    Patrick, I sold you something? I must be a slime-ball then [​IMG]
    Here's Toshiba's part numbering scheme in a nutshell:
    - First 2 digits are screen size
    - An 'A' means analog
    - An 'H' means high-definition
    - An 'F' means flat-screen
    - An 'X' means Cinema Series (enhanced features)
    - 4x means no PIP
    - 5x means one tuner PIP
    - 6x means two tuner PIP
    - 7x means 4:3 HD
    - 8x means 16:9 HD
    Previously, you've had to look carefully at the specs to see what you're getting extra in a Cinema Series piece as it can vary from model to model and sometimes isn't much. For the new models, Toshiba is trying to reinvigorate the Cinema Series concept, so there will be a more pronounced difference now. Not all Toshiba dealers are Cinema Series authorised.
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    Johnny,
    Thanks for the info. Having the part number legend will help a lot.
    Yep, I bought your demo RP91 off you a couple of weeks ago and I make it a point to make friends with sales people otherwise you go through life paying retail. [​IMG]
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    Johnny, forgot to ask one more thing. Any idea on MSRP for these new sets (H and HX)?
    Thanks,
    Patrick
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  18. JohnnyG

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    Patrick, here's whatever pricing I have:
    32HFX71 - $2199
    36HFX71 - $2999
    34HF81 - $2999
    50H81 - $3999
    If you ask me what the part numbers mean - "no discount for you!" (use the 'soup nazi' voice for full effect [​IMG])
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    Hey Johnny, any signs of the 50H81?
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