Specific Toshiba Questions

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  1. ColinW

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    I am considering buying a new HDTV. I currently use an RCA MM36100 4x3 monitor which has been an excellent set for television/DVD and gaming.

    I am looking to purchase a 16x9 model and I have seen a Toshiba 57hd82 in action and I was quite impressed with both the DVD loop and the satellite image.

    1) What is the difference between the 57hdx82 and the 57hd82?

    2) How far back should I sit for the optimum viewing distance from the screen?

    3) What other TVs in the price range of the Tosh should I be considering?

    Thanks for all of your help.

    Colin
     
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  3. Gregg Loewen

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    Hi Colin,

    You cant go wrong with either, there isnt really much of a difference between the 2 of them. Also consider the Panasonics and Sonys. Id add the Mits but you cant get them in Canada.

    BTW, I get up your direction quite often.

    Regards

    Gregg
     
  4. ColinW

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    Thanks Gregg. I am mainly looking at those two because that is what I have seen locally.

    What model of Sony or Panny would you suggest is similar. I am thinking something in the size of 57" would be my max, although I am sure it would be easy enough to push me into a larger model!!

    Once I have the screen in place and ready to roll I will probably contact you to swing in and calibrate it on your way through town next time. Have you ever done any work in Saint John, NB?
     
  5. Jeff Richardson

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    > What is the difference between the 57hdx82 and the 57hd82?

    I looked at this myself a few weeks ago and here's what I determined. (1) The HDX model adds a DVI connector, something that you probably won't need today but may want to have in the future. (2) The HDX has a slightly better lens technology which might make for a better picture. (3) The HDX has a better anti-glare filter. (4) The HDX has better contrast. (5) The HDX has slightly better sound, using SRS WOW instead of just SRS 3D -- although this is irrelevant if you will be attaching 5.1 speakers anyway. I'm sure there are some other small differences as well.

    The retail price of the HDX is $300 more, but I found that in my market (New Orleans) different stores offered them for the same price ($2800), so there was no reason not to opt for the HDX. Plus, I was lucky to catch a sale and get the 57HDX82 for only $2500.

    -Jeff
     
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    Sony makes a 57 inch, im pretty sure the Panny is a 56" (or is it a 53? -- its too late for me right now :) )

    My wife's grandmother lives in Saint John but Ive never stopped to do a calibration there though. Ive done a few in Halifax though. Most of my work has come from more heavily populated areas - Boston - NJ - LA.

    Let me know,

    Gregg
     
  7. ColinW

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    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    Gregg - I will be in touch when the new TVis purchased and we can coordinate a trip. I am not sure exactly when I wil be adding this to my theatre, but it shouldn't be too far off! I am just doing the research now!

    I don't know how many people have widescreen TVs around here, let alone any that take the time and expense to calibrate them correctly!

    Thanks,
    COlin
     

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