Toshiba 42H81 question

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Rob Michaw, Oct 5, 2001.

  1. Rob Michaw

    Rob Michaw Stunt Coordinator

    May 2, 2000
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    How does this set look on straight cable? I am interested in getting this set, but I will not be buying digital cable or satellite in the near future (have to pay this off first). I am in Canada, so terrestrial HDTV is out of the question. I will be able to get it eventually with satellite.
    So, how does the set look in normal cable? How does the line doubler affect the picture?
    rob michaw
  2. Mark Bendiksen

    Mark Bendiksen Screenwriter

    Mar 16, 1999
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    I've had this set for two weeks and I'm hooked up to cable television. I've been extremely pleased with the picture quality. Toshiba's line doubler does an excellent job, IMHO. As with any TV, the "garbage in garbage out" theory applies. However, given some of the intense discussion on HTF about how "awful" cable TV reception is on this sets, I was prepared for the worst and therefore pleasantly surprised.
    Just my $.02 (as always)...
  3. Jeffrey Lowe

    Jeffrey Lowe Auditioning

    Mar 18, 2001
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    I agree with Matt. I've had mine for about 3 weeks and its working out fine. It's still not as clear as my 32" Toshiba was, but it's acceptable. It's worth it just for the DVDs, and I haven't even hooked up the dish yet for HD.
    I think the bottom line is that none of the rptvs are as good as the direct views, but all of the direct views are smaller. It's the same reason why the old 13" set in your bedroom sems even sharper than the new 32" Sony Wega you just bought for the family room.
    Bad signal * bigger size = disappointment
    good signal * bigger size = much happiness
    Good luck.

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