RPTV with Component input ?

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  1. Retronana

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    Hi,

    I'm looking to get a RPTV in the near future....and I need RGB,S-Video, and Component inputs.

    Size wise I'm not too worried, 42 inch plus....budget wise I looking for under 2K..

    Got any ideas ?

    Regards

    Retro:)
     
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    Check out the ads in HCC this month. Theres so many to choose from you cant go wrong.
     
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    I just got the Tosh 42WH18B bfore Xmas. It has component inputs and I love it!

    www.qed-uk.com were doing it for approx 1500 squid (with free sd110 dvd player)

    thoroughly recomended!
     
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    I agree with MickeyBoy.

    I have the Tosh 40WH08B, (predecessor to the above) which also has component inputs.

    I'm well pleased with mine too.
     
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    Go for the Tosh 42 from QED mate! wow what a tv!
     
  6. Retronana

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    I'm not a big fan of 100Htz TV's...how does this shape up on the picture side ?

    I've seen some pretty poor 100Htz sets(mostly Philips IMHO!)

    Looks pretty good..does the stand have any room for AV gear and is it "must have" ?

    Thanks for the feedback so far:)
     
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    I've got the 50wh18b and the picture, like the 42", is superb - you won't be disappointed.

    DO NOT get the stand - the vertical viewing angle is quite narrow, as with many RP sets, and the stand makes the screen too high - so save yourself £200 quid and put your equipment to the side.

    I got mine from QED and service was spot on (as was the price).

    Don't hesitate.
     
  8. Retronana

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    Thanks for this Matt, sorry to be a pain in the bum....but is the picture of this set on most sites including the stand


    Thanks again :)
     
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    In general, pictures are without the stand. For instance, the picture on qed is without. The bottom of the TV is all speaker so if there's anything below the speakers (grey/silver colour) then that's the stand.
     
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    The stand will also put the TV un-naturally higher than what you are used to which can't be good on the old neck!
     
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    Completely agree. The set as it is is just the right height for watching while sitting on yer average sofa. The stand maybe convenient for all your boxes, but...
    a) its well expensive (for a stand).
    b) you'd be constantly thinking your TV's about to topple over.
     
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    Cheers for the help guys,

    Had a look at both the 42" and 50" today, have to agree that the stands a bit of a waste.

    Both sets are very nice, good picture for 100htz...

    Just out of interest, how far you guys sitting back from the screen and have you any tips for avoiding screen burn ?

    Regards

    Retro
     
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    I'm about 8' or 9' away which is absolutely fine (for 50").

    To avoid screen burn, keep the contrast down. You'll probably want it down anyway because it's uncomfortably bright when up high. I've settled for contrast 50, brightness 40 and colour 50.

    I've seen some posts with people having contrast as low as 35 but for me, it's too low. Just have a play around. Do have a look at the service menu to set the convergence on the 64 point grid (as compared to the user menu which only has 9 point convergence) - you'll see the benefit. To access the menu, do a search on "convergence" on this forum and look for a post started by gedclink titled "Toshiba 50..." (can't remember exact title).

    Good luck!
     
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    Thanks for the info Matt....

    I think I'm going for the 50"....just need to spend a bit of time for a good demo set up.

    Regards

    Retro
     

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