Toshiba 36HF71

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  1. Mike Hav

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    Looking for a 32-36" Widescreen TV for DVD's and regular TV. Heard good things about the Toshiba 36HF71, can anyone verify this? Anything else for around $2000?
     
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    Mike, the 36HF71 is not a widescreen set, although it does have a true 16:9 mode (vertical compression). The Toshiba widescreen is 34HF81. This is a 34" set with a picture width about equal to the 36HF71.
     
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    JohnnyG,

    Do you have any of the 36HFX71's in stock yet? Have you noticed bad geometry errors like are reported on other forums?? I saw two of these sets and tested them with avia and the geometry/convergence wasn't too good. Are these sets very tweakable in the service menu, as far as geometry goes?? Thanks.
     
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    My bad, i meant 34hf81.

    Does anyone have any experience with the Toshiba 34hf81 vs the Panasonic 34wx50? They are roughly the same price but what are the differences between them and which is better?
     
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    Jason, I'm just putting a demo unit on order now (since I have practically nothing left to show!) so I guess I'll have something to report in a week or so. Providing they're in stock that is (they were last time I checked).
     
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    According to a reliable source, bad geometry is a by product of flat screens and not much can be done to correct them.[​IMG]
     
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    Thanks, Johnny.
    Marco, Don't remind me!!!!!!1[​IMG]
     
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    Mike,
    With the parameters you've posted, I assume you're looking for a direct view (tube) TV (ie, 32-36"). However, I'm not aware of anything that fits the other parameter you mentioned: -$2000- in the 16:9 category.
    Panny 34wx50 is upwards of $2500... as is the Toshiba 34h81. I believe the Phillips is priced similarly too.
    But for ~$2000, you should be able to get several RPTVs:
    Panasonic 47wx49
    Toshiba 42h81
    Toshiba 50h81
    Mitsubishi 46x09
    Hitachi 43UWX10B
    I did see a Panny 34wx50 price of ~$2200 + shipping from: http://www.broadwaycomputer.com/
    So maybe DV 16:9 prices are slowly falling.
    HTH.
     
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    Here are a couple of links with prices of $1909 for the 34HF81. Plus shipping, of course.
    http://store.yahoo.com/gigabuyz/34hf81.html
    http://www.pac-2000.com/34hf81.html
    Not sure I'd want to order something like this online, but a printout could prove quite useful at the local Sears or Best Buy...
    You can get good deals on the Panny 34WX50 too, as it's reportedly about to be replaced by a newer model (possibly with built-in tuner and firewire) any day now. But keep in mind the Panny is a two year-old design, and doesn't have 3:2 pulldown.
    Say, think we've got enough North Carolinians in this thread? [​IMG]
     

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