on the verge of buying a Toshiba 42H81...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Sean Patrick, Jan 27, 2002.

  1. Sean Patrick

    Sean Patrick Supporting Actor

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    but a few nagging things are holding me back.

    first of all, i finally saw one set up properly in a showroom and it looked MILES better than the TW40X81 ever looked (in my opinion).

    when you can get this online for $1500 it almost seems too good to be true. i was about to buy an RCA F38310 but i just hear about too many problems with that set, plus i really need every extra inch i can get for a rather large living space.

    these are the things holding me back :

    my past problems with a TW40X81...focus and geometry problems that i could never properly fix. Out of the box, is focus going to be generally good with a 42H81? Also, only a slight shift in my viewing angle would really throw the color shift out of whack, all i had to do was move my head a few inches and i could tell which color gun my eyes were passing by (one of the reasons i was leaning towards a tube).

    also, i plan on watching more dvd's than i will HDTV, and the Toshiba's upconversion of 480 material worries me. how much detail am i going to lose (or notice) on a 42 inch screen with a progressive signal? i won't have a progressive player for a while, so how is regular 16:9 dvd viewing on this set?

    and just how bad is the "ghosting" i keep hearing about? what about this turning-itself-off problem?

    Still, i think i am probably going to buy the set anyway, and it sounds like they've made some improvements over the old TW40X81.

    any help is appreciated - thanks!!!!
     
  2. ChadM

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    Sean,

    Giving this a little bump because I too am interested in this TV. Great size for my available space.

    Any comments?
     
  3. Sean Patrick

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    i guess my main concern is just how much fine detail is lost in the progressive scan dvd "upconversion". i have bad memories of toshiba dvd players downconversion!
     

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