Tosh 65HX81 or Mits Dia WS 65908/09

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chris-C, Jul 2, 2002.

  1. Chris-C

    Chris-C Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 1998
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Gang;
    My buddy's finally got the cash,and i'm steering him towards the ever popular Toshiba's-He also loves Mit's so I guess the 65908/09 (Diamond line)is his main preference.
    He doesn't want the lower Mits line (no offense).
    Would you recommend the Mit's Diamond 65 or the Tosh 65HX81
    Has to be a 65 (obviously).
    What HD Tuner is best for the Tosh,and 65908 Mits??
    Realize the 65909 has it built in [​IMG]
    Thanks as always
    CC
     
  2. Juan_R

    Juan_R Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2001
    Messages:
    683
    Likes Received:
    0
    What is he going to be watching most of the time. If he is going to be watching mostly analog stuff then I would recommend the Toshiba. If he is going to watch more DVD's then I would probably go with the Mits because they can do 480P natively. For HD it is a toss up. I have the 65HX81 and love it. If he is not going to get his set calibrated I would go with the Toshiba.
     
  3. Chris-C

    Chris-C Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 1998
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks Juan;

    I'd prefer the Tosh too.
    Don't know what he watches mostly,but i'm also recommending a DVHS HDVCR-would that work better with either set?

    Could you tell me which HD Receiver/Converter you're using with your set?

    CC
     
  4. Juan_R

    Juan_R Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2001
    Messages:
    683
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't know about the DVHS and I don't think I will ever go that way. I have seen one in action and it looked great but I rather wait for HD DVD even though it is a long time away.

    I use the Toshiba DST-3000 and I am pretty happy with it, now that they fix the guide problem.
     
  5. BruceSpielbauer

    BruceSpielbauer Second Unit

    Joined:
    May 27, 2002
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would second everything that Juan R said.

    Both are good sets. Both have minor "flaws or limitations."

    The Toshiba has a slightly better "hybrid zoom & stretch mode" than does the Mits. But... it "upconverts" 480p to an interlaced resolution, which results in a lesser image on those progessive scan DVDs. And, there have been "ghosting" issues.

    The Mits is very "tweakable," but this will only be attractive to a very few. Once fully-tweaked, or if it is calibrated, its picture is reportedly "the very best consumer image on the market," according to many calibrators, while other calibrators state it is "at least as good as any other consumer-grade monitor on the market." But... red push is a real problem. Fixable, if one has the desire to learn, or the money to pay.

    -Bruce
     
  6. Chris-C

    Chris-C Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 1998
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks again guys,and Happy Fourth!

    Do you know if DVHS is compatable with both the Tosh and Mits units I listed?

    My friend is not into HT as we are so the Tosh sounds like the best for him (I've been telling him this for years).

    Mits sounds like a good set for tweeker's (us).

    Regards
    CC
     
  7. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.
    Insider

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 1999
    Messages:
    6,373
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    New England
    Real Name:
    Gregg Loewen
    DVHS (JVC's version) is compatible with any TV that will take a 1080i signal input via component.

    FWIW, I have one, IT IS AMAZING! If I ever have the luxury of the choice between watching a flick on the DVHS deck or a DVD, it would be a no brainer for me. I watched Xmen last week and it is Fkn amazing, a DVD doesnt even come close.

    Gregg
     
  8. Chris-C

    Chris-C Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 1998
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thats what I thought Greg;

    My buddy's got the cash,and i'm green with envy.
    He needs me for input on what to buy,so i'm recommending the 65 Tosh/3000 receiver/AND DVHS.

    That's what I would buy if I had the $$$$$$$$.

    Javier-if you're following this thread i'll check out availability friday at Pacific sales!!!

    Thanks again

    CC
     
  9. Chris-C

    Chris-C Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 1998
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    0
    New question

    Whats the difference between the Toshiba 65H81 and 65HX81??
    Is the X the 2002 model? with the non X a 2001?
    I see there's about a $500 diff at OneCall.

    Thanx
    CC
     
  10. Juan_R

    Juan_R Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2001
    Messages:
    683
    Likes Received:
    0
    The HX has a better anti glare screen, lenses, remote, and to me it also looks better.
     

Share This Page