Toshiba Cinema Series 50AX60A

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  1. Greg Lovern

    Greg Lovern Agent

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    Was the Toshiba Cinema Series 50AX60A (50" 4:3 HDTV) a good set? I have an opportunity to buy a used one locally in good condition for $1,000. Is that a good price for it?

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    Greg
     
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    considering that you can go HD for 4 to 500 more ... no.

    $800 maybe ... tops

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  3. Greg Lovern

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    Hi Michael,
     
  4. Kevin Silence

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    No, this TV is not an HDTV. But, from what I understand, it has an excellent picture. I really considered getting this TV. But, in the end, I decided to go HDTV. But the price was going to have to be very good.

    If you wait and continue to look around, you will find a great deal. You just have to be patient. I was going to buy the Panny 53" widescreen as soon as I saw it on sale for around $1,400-$1,500. Well, three weeks ago, Circuit City had the Panny 56" fullscreen HDTV on sale for $1,199 brand new in the box. I jumped on it. Too good of a deal to pass up. Mine came with an excellent picture right out of the box.

    Since you were already considering fullscreen,just be patient, and I guarantee that you will be able to find a new HDTV that you can afford and be happy with.

    Good luck.
     
  5. ManW_TheUncool

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    But the problem w/ the Panny 56" 4x3 is that it doesn't have a user-selectable 16x9 mode for 480p. That's what caused me to pass on it--I think it was actually $1300.

    The Toshiba 50H72 is probably a better choice for a 4x3 set. I suppose if the price is too high for your budget, you can wait and see if that won't get blown out on clearance next year.

    _Man_
     
  6. David Von Pein

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    Re. Toshiba's 50H72 (4x3) .....
    Anybody own this model? How's the picture quality?
    And can somebody tell me how wide the shelf area on top is?
    Is $1,699.00 a decent price for the 50H72?
    Obliged. [​IMG]
     
  7. Jan Strnad

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    Greg Lovern,
    The resale value of RPTVs is really low. Personally, a used non-HDTV set, 4:3 aspect ratio, I'd offer $200, maybe compromise on $300. But there's no way in hell I'd pay $1000 for it. Criminy...I've seen brand new analog RPTVs in the $800 range.
    If you could get the set as cheaply as I've mention above, it might be a wise way to get through the transitional period between now and (supposedly) 1-1-06. It might also be a decent second (disposable) set for playing 4:3 video games, classic TV, kids' TV, etc. But the price has to be right.
    Any particular reason you want a 4:3 set? If you're looking for long-term value, you'll find less and less 4:3 material being broadcast and more and more 16:9 as we zero in on 1-1-06. Unless you had a special need (mainly watch classic TV or pre-50s movies, etc.) I'd think that a widescreen set would give you more value over its lifetime than a 4:3 set will.
    Jan
    A Certified Widescreen Avocado (typo on certificate)
     
  8. Mike Hamilton

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    Good condition how? Used how? Ignore the cosmetic shape.
    Is this a dealer's floor demo?
    Unless you pull the screen, and take the lense off the Green CRT to see if there is any burn-in (first with the power off, then, reduce contrast to about 10-15 and view it
    with the CRTs energized).
    Jan has the right plan. $200, maybe $300 if it is mint.
     

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