Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs Forum' started by alan_t, Nov 6, 2005.
whats the difference, is it one has a digital tuner, the other a analogue tuner?
n e thing else?
n e one?
Here is a the information that I think you require.
The Toshiba 32WLT56 has an analogue tuner whereas the Toshiba 32WLT58 has a Digital Freeview tuner as well.
Plus the WLT58 has 2x HDMI inputs, plus a component input... whereas the 56 only has one HDMI input and no component input!
Also, the 58 has a higher (alledgedly) contrast ratio: 800:1 as opposed to the 600:1 on the 56...
32WL56 is old UK model single HDMI and analogue tuner.
32WL58 is a new European model with twin HDMI and analogue tuner.
32WLT58 is a new UK model with twin HDMI and both freeview and analogue tuners.
ok thx guyz...how about picture quality, do you think they are about the same?
1 hdmi port i can live with, but whats this about no component on the 56 model, is it important or not, coz TBH i've never ever used a component lead, so dont really know exactly what it is or what its uses are.
The 32WL56 has a component adapter which plugs into the VGA socket, so it is less flexible than the new 32WLT58, which has a separate VGA and component.
Component YUV has 3 cables and generally gives the best analogue picture, it also can be high definition 720p/1080i (if the TV takes input) so XBox360 or SkyHD can be input via component. Do not confuse composite (single yellow video lead (lowest PQ) with component.
If you buy a 32" LCD TV you have to consider what you are going to use it for, which sources you are going to use. PC, XBox360, Upscaling DVD Player, SkyHD, EurosatHD, D-VHS, Cable TV, freeview, Digital Camera viewer etc......etc.......etc.
Personally I would go for the newer 32WLT58, it is more future proof has freeview, and there is no need to buy a expensive HDMI switcher box when HD/BR-DVD come out.
yeh think i'll take your advice and go for the 58 model.
though main uses would be as a tv set only, with cable tv and dvd player connected.
probably will get a HD dvd player also.
this yuv cable, is it the one with seperate red,yellow and white cables?
Check out the STICKY Frequently Asked Questions at the top of the LCD post board. The following is a single post which gives you an answer, I think it would be beneficial for you to read all the FAQ before buying an new TV.
Also go to Comet and look at the PQ, check picture from tuner and DVD. An LCD's picture is an acquired taste, particularly if you at initially are not going to be using HD sources.
ah yes, thx for the link, and i do understand now the difference, was abit confused at first.
all now is, wheres the best and cheapest place to buy one.lol
i read that some are supplied witha proper stand.....n e one know which online stores it is plz?
John Lewis currently has some price matches on the 32wlt58 which makes it a steal (especially with the 5year warranty) and comfort of purchaisng from a respected store... have a trawl through the WLT58 thread.
k thx m8, did have a little look through that thread, but going through 65 pages is long old task.
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