Toshiba 36hf71 vs. kv36hs20 Sony

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  1. MottK

    MottK Auditioning

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    They are priced roughly similar, but what would be the best for watching digital cable and dvds (progressive scan player) and probably some xbox gaming? Which has better picture? Take note that I will not have a theater sound system hooked up for a while. I have looked at both but really couldnt decide.
    Anything problems I should know about either set?
    Got a better recomendation? (keep in mind the price around 1700 and no projection please. would be best from local store eg. bestbuy so we can buy an extended warranty. I live in the Bay Area in CA).
    Thanks!

    p.s. I would probably hook the computer up once in a while too using component cables.
     
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    can anyone help? [​IMG]
     
  3. Jack Briggs

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    Hi, Mott, and welcome to the Forum.

    My experience, very generally speaking, is that Toshiba tends to produce more accurate color out of the box. Sonys tend to run on the "hot"--or blue--side; taming a Sony's color rendition requires expert-level massaging in the service menu.

    And I own models from both brands.
     
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    hmm someone mentioned that the sony xbr's are going to be replaced soon with a newer model, does anyone know when the new model will be in and how much do you think the xbr's will be discounted?
     
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    The XBRs are remaining, but are being upgraded. Check out the latest issue of Widescreen Review. Perry Sun has a write-up on the new models.

    And, yes, you should be able to find some nice discounts on the XBR450s. Fine sets--but factor the price of a professional calibration into the overall cost.
     
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    Do you mean isf calibration? How much does that usually cost, I checked and found a certified center that is in my town.
    *edit: Just realized that dealer by me doesnt have "Calibration Equipment" according to the ISF site. Do I need another dealer or are they still ok?
     
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    You know what? Scratch all that. What tv's would you reccomend at 36" Keep in mind the progressive scan dvd and my xbox, and comp. Tell me whats good and not too expensive [​IMG]
     
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    I'm looking at the JVCAV-36P902. What do you think about this set?

    I'Art Pro Real Flat HDTV Monitor
    AV-36P902
    FEATURES:

    36" Progressive Scan 1080i HDTV Monitor w/DVI/HDCP
    Real Flat Screen Picture Tube w/INVAR Shadow Mask
    Dual Tuner Picture in Picture w/Multi Index
    Digital 4 Mega 10 Bit 3D Y/C Comb Filter
    Natural Cinema (3-2 Pull Down)
    Natural Progressive Technology
    Digital Super Detail (DSD) Circuitry
    16:9 Mode for Anamorphic DVDs
    Velocity Scan Modulation
    Real Color and Real Detail Creation
    Dynamic Focus
    Digital Noise Clear Circuitry
    White Character Correction
    BBE High Definition Audio
    Hyper Surround Sound
    10 Watts Total Audio Power
    XDS Auto Clock Set
    Illuminated Super Command Universal Remote w/DVD Control Capability
    Hyper Scan
    Plug In Menu
    Return+
    Black Level Expansion
    English, French, and Spanish Menus
    Multi-Function Timer w/Sleep Mode
    V-Chip and Channel Guard
    Energy Star Compliant

    SPECIFICATIONS:
    System: NTSC System, BTSC System (Multi-Channel Sound);
    1080i HDTV;
    181 Channel Capacity
    Inputs / Outputs: 4 AV Inputs - 3 Rear, 1 Front, 3 S-Video Inputs - 2 Rear, 1 Front, 2 Component Video Inputs / (Y, PB, PR), 1 HDCP Compliant DVI Digital Input, 1 Fixed/Variable Audio Output, 1 AV Compu Link III
    Audio Output: 5W + 5W
    Dimensions (WxHxD): 38 1/8" x 30 3/8" x 24 1/8" (96.7 x 77.0 x 61.0 cm)
    Weight: 187.0 lbs. (85.0 kg.)
    Remote Control: Illuminated RM-C321G
     

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