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New Tosh RPTV's

Discussion in 'TVs' started by Mugged, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. Mugged

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    Has anyone seen one of these sets in the flesh yet or reviews would be interested to here any first impressions.



    regards Mugged..........
     
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    Our local Curry's have two new Tosh RPTVs on display, one is the pw33, a 4:3 set, the other is a 42" dolby digital offering for £1299 I think. Both have styling similar to the Sony rear pro, they look much better than the older models anyway. As to how they perform, very hard to tell with the crappy feeds in these places.

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    Is the 42" the 42wh36 model?
     
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    I noticed the 43" 4:3 set didn't have any component inputs that I could see whereas the previous model (which I own does). Sounds like they may be cutting a few corners to lower the price.
     
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    The 42wh36 will definately have component inputs as it does progressive scanning.

    I cant see any of the new models on currys website so I guess it looks like i will have to go into a store to find current pricing.
     
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    Just been informed by a retailer that the 42wh36 is due to them on the 17th/18th of September and still haven't got a definate price until then.

    I think I will visit Currys and Comet tonight to see if they have it in stock and for how much.
     
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    Well, just had a read of the owners manual (from here http://tesc.toshiba.co.uk/Web/Website.nsf/ContentFrameSet?OpenFrameset ) for the new 42WH36P and was disappointed to find that the basic specs are nowhere as good as the US models.

    We are only now being blessed with progressive component inputs but the US are now on to Tosh's with DVI inputs that accepts 720p!! Also, the US models appear to have far more bells and whistles, never mind the ability to display Hi-Def.

    What a con - wouldn't surprise me if we were being fobbed off with all the US's unsold older models (just repackaged for the UK).

    I was tempted to order the 42" but now feel that it will be obsolete in less than 2 years time when HD-DVD arrives. I can imagine my misery on discovering that my brand new Blu-Ray DVD player simply can't be used for anything above 525p on the Tosh!

    I mean this is CRT in a box we are talking about, the tubes will be capable of quite high resolution but yet Toshiba won't give us the necessary inputs to connect anything up to make use of them.

    What a waste of time, I mean whats the point in bringing these out when they know full well that DVI/HDCP is here now and will be incorporated in most/all future HD-DVD players? Instant obsolecence or what :mad: !? If they included a VGA socket it wouldn't be so bad but its no-where in sight, just the scarts and 1 measly component set.

    Wouldn't worry but I spent a day looking at plasma's and didn't think much of any of them due to poor resolution and/or poor black levels. (The sets look nice and they have plenty of inputs but thats about all I could say about them that is positive).

    Grrrrrrrr!
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    It looks to me like the new models are just a Picture Frame 2 RPTV! The specs are very alike.

    I know what you mean tho its just not fair!:thumbsdow
     
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    Hi,

    If you check this link.
    http://www.toshiba.de/consumer/default.htm

    Then you get another menu in front.

    at the bottum of the window you see lcos ruckprojection,they will come out in the early 2004.

    It will support 1080i,and i think 720p.

    If you believe the specs.


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    hmmm....

    i think that one is just a normal projector and not an RPTV.

    but i could be wrong tho:confused:

    Even tho the new Tosh cant do HDTV resolutions i still think it will be a belting perfomer and deffo the best RPTV out there.
     
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    I think it is RPTV's, in 52" and 62" screen sizes. Looks tasty but this will be VERY expensive I would think, £5000 minimum at a guess. Interesting stuff!

    Paul
     
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    Nope you can get 52" for under £2000 delivered
     
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    Hi Superfly,
    In the couple of posts above, we are talking about LCOS RPTV's that won't be on the market until next year (unfortunately :( )
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    Hi just thought i'de ask again now we are into september these sets must appear soon somewhere anyone seen one yet ?..

    Sorry if it's wrong to post this again sure someone will tell me.


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