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Toshiba 57HX81 Cinema Series HD (1 Viewer)

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Saw one of these units at Video Only today. Screen was impressive at any angle. Has IDSC-Pro (Intelligent Digital Scan conversion) 540p/1080i.

It has the quick locate for external hardware such as DVD that I was looking for.

Anyone have one of these? Is anyone aware of any problems before I plunk down 3,499.99 for it?

Thanks in advance.

Gordon Reid
 

Ross Waite

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Hi Gordon,
Quote: "Is anyone aware of any problems before I plunk down 3,499.99 for it?"
Yes...THE PRICE.
First, I want to confirm...this is the Toshiba HD series 57HX81, right?
I have one of these and I absolutely love it. However, you should do some research here and at www.hometheaterspot.com. There has been a lot of discussion regarding the pro and cons of the upconversion to 540p. Personally, I don't see any conversion artifacts. I love this display.
Now, back to the price...The only way I can justify that price is if you live in Canada. I would expect to pay between $2,500 and $2,800 US for this unit. I would recommend that you shop around.
Good luck.
-Ross
 

Brajesh Upadhyay

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You may, like me, want to wait a couple of months & get the 57H82 (June/July) or the 57HDX82 (Aug/Sept). The new sets do 480p natively.
 

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