The Toshiba 32/37WL66 & 32/37WLT66 thread

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  1. usagi13

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    A quick trawl of the net this morning and I found these models listed at cheapelectricals.co.uk.

    The info on the site is a bit sparce, has anybody got any further knowledge?
     
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    "Tosh has come up with four new HD Ready LCD TVs to form the WLT66 series. You have four models to choose between in 32”, 37”, 42” and 47”, all are packed in a sleek black chassis. These boast Tosh’s Active Vision LCD picture processing to help steer you away from the competition. This promises picture enhancement in 4 key areas: detail, colour, contrast and movement. We’ll have wait to get our hands on one to see how well it works. The WLT66s have a decent set of connections: on top of two HDMI inputs you’ve also got 2 x SCART and a Component video input. The larger 47WLT66 and 42WLT66 models also boast screens compatible the coveted 1080p resolution. There’s no indication of prices yet but these are set to reach UK shores in April".

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    ""Toshiba launches the WLT66 series, with four large screen models – the 32WLT66, 37WLT66, 42WLT66 and 47WLT66. Each of these stunning TVs is HD Ready thanks to 2 x HDMI inputs (with HDCP) and the 42WLT66 & 47WLT66 also feature a full 1920 x 1080p screen resolution. Wrapped in Toshiba’s unique Picture Frame LCD styling, the WLT66 range also includes an Integrated Digital Tuner for access to over 30 extra Freeview channels.

    The ultra stylish WLT66 range delivers brilliant picture quality thanks to Toshiba’s Active Vision LCD picture processing technology which enhances four key areas: detail, colour, contrast and movement. Picture performance is matched by excellent sound quality thanks to the enriched SRS WOW audio output. Each model also features extensive connectivity, including a Component Video input and two Scarts. Twin HDMI inputs allows the user added flexibility and ensures it is possible to digitally connect the TV to either an HDMI DVD player, HD digital receiver or, in the near future, an HD DVD player. The range is also fully HD Ready and therefore compatible with the High Definition TV (HDTV) broadcasts due to start later this year.

    Both the 42WLT66 and 47WLT66 have a full 1920 x 1080p widescreen resolution and give the best high definition picture quality available from any format of HD input. These full HD panels carry over 2 million pixels, nearly double that of a 1366 x 768 WXGA panel, providing exceptionally detailed pictures with optimum brightness and vibrant colours.

    Each TV features the minimal screen surround that is characteristic of Toshiba’s Picture Frame LCD styling. Unique to the range, the 47WLT66 also includes a particularly slim-line speaker system, positioned along the bottom of the TV. As an additional option Toshiba will, for the first time, offer a subwoofer to accompany the large screen LCD TV range. The new SW1000 subwoofer maximises the overall home entertainment experience and can be attached out of sight to the back of each TV.

    Also launching in April are two large screen analogue Picture Frame LCD TVs. The 32WL66 and 37WL66 are both HD Ready and include 2 x HDMI inputs plus a 1366 x 768 screen resolution".

    Source: HomeCinemaChoice
     
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    www.247electrical.co.uk have them on their site, I phoned them up and was told the WL and WLT models are expected end of the month. But still no info on the Tosh website, why are manufacturers so slow in updating their websites with new products just round the corner. The WL models are analogue while WLT are digital, there is almost a £300 difference between the 32inch versions!

    Oh the same site also list the new Sony's and the new Sharps as well.
     
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    Looking good. The 42" is only £100 more than the WLT58 42" too.

    Wonder if Freemans will be stocking these ;)
     
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    the picture on that site looks awfully similar to the WLT58!
     
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    That price for 47" looks good, any news? Will the sets support 1080p native?
     
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    The 47wlt is the only model with the old styling, the rest are new with the WL sets being silver, and black for the WLT. I think its the 42 and 47 inch WLT that do 1080p.
     
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    That might be a mistake on the website, on the Japenese website the new models inc 47" is black.
     
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    being a bit of a noob - does this mean that these tv's will display true high-def as they have 1080 lines as opposed to the 766 on the previous wlt58 models ?
     
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    Yeah I think so, only 42" and 47".
     
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    Does anyone have any further technical details on these TVs (specifically the 32")?
    Another option to throw into the mix and agonise over...<sigh>
     
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    "Another option to throw into the mix and agonise over...<sigh>"

    You are spot on there RunDmc :)

    In a matter of weeks the forums will be full of questions about a completely new batch of models from all of the major manufacturers - with little, if any mention of those that dominate the threads at present..........here we go again!!
     
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    :clap: Better yet. It is cheaper than the 58 range thus far.

    (1250 Euro's vs 1400 euro's)!

    Glad I decided to wait for at least 2 months (a few weeks ago)
     
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    The 32WLT66 has been reviewed in issue 306 of What Video and Widescreen TV.......It got 5 stars........bit disappointed it's only got 2 scart sockets and only 1 is RGB.........a step backward from the 58 series I think.
     
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    Anychance of a scan in?
     
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    Are you sure it was the 66 that was reviewed as it isn't even out until April and magazines don't normally review till several months later.

    Just checked the website, it was the 58 that was reviewed in December.

    http://www.homecinemachoice.com/cgi-bin/displayreview.php?reviewid=6545

    Why would you want more than two scarts?

    Dvd recorder would be component or hdmi out.

    Only reason I can think of for using scart for me would be for $ky box via rgb.
    video recorder which I don't use nowadays.

    CCTV camera is scart via composite.

    I thought the 42" and 47" versions had 3scarts and some one did mention on another post that the 47" version had 3 hdmi which they recieved from an email from Toshiba although I think it is highly unlikely.
     
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    Is the issue out yet?
    Any chance of a brief overview :)

    Hmm. Agreed about the RGB scart thing (two RGB of two in total would have been so much better).
     
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    The current WLT58 has 3 Scarts (2x RGB) and 2x HDMI.
    The new WLT66 models will have 2x HDMI, and not sure about scarts.
    Like Sony's Bravia, this is Toshiba's REGZA. I have been looking on the Japenese sites like Amazon Japan, there is some vague info. The REGZA page on Toshiba Japan is in Flash so no chance I can understand it.

    I really hope it comes with a stand as it will be a shame.
     
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    Real Expression Guaranteed by amaZing Architecture.

    (I love these weird acronyms that they make up to fit.)

    Do the WLT66 series have this new processing engine as well then?

    [Edit: Or maybe this is the more accurate rationale behind the name..?
    "REGZA" was coined from the literary German word "regsam" meaning vibrant, or dynamic

    Edit 2: It's both! Hehehe]
     
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    Hmmm Regza does'nt sound as good as bravia or viera, doesn't roll of the tongue as easily:D REGZAAAAAAAAA!!!

    Yer I been scouring the Jap site as well, shame I can't understand it I know its all PR stuff on the site but still it looks good. Seems the new Toshs may have PIP features as the Jap versions have it I think. They also have a 37inch 1080p model, I think its only the 42 and 47 thats 1080p coming here. I prefer the old styling but in black, guess we won't have that choice.

    Well from my experience with the 32wlt58 I think I may buy the 32wlt66 as soon as it comes out, as soon as JL get it anyway. There are 3 things I really hope they fix in the 66, minor motion blur probs when watching freeview, option to switch off pic processing as to me this made freeview pics too soft especially on crap bitrate channels, and have all picture modes adjustable to personal preference.
     
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    Do you have any information about the other connections?
    (Whether it still has PC input, CAM module slot etc from the WLT58)
     
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    I love the new black desgin :)
     
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    Sockets as follows : HDMI x2
    Scart x2 (1 RGB only)
    Component video input
    Composite video input
    S-video input
    D-Sub PC input
    Stereo audio output
    Headphone jack
    Stereo audio inputs
    CAM slot
    RF input

    Additional info : Quoted contrast ratio 1200:1 (tested at 670:1)
    Quoted brightness 500cd/m2
    Screen dimensions 794(w)X559(h)X116(d)mm
    Wt 14KG
     
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    Where you getting this info from mate?
     
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    Not sure if the magazine is out in the shops yet.........mine's on subscription

    Yes 670:1 does sound a bit crap as you say......but then it goes on to say
    "While black levels are excellent,though,it's actually the 32WLT66's colours which make the greatest impact.They're blisteringly intense,helping the TV paint a picture of exceptional solidity and vibrancy.What's more ,this full-on colour saturation is delivered without any noteworthy colour noise,be it dot crawl,flaring or edge seepage.Even better,the colour tone is, for the most part,engagingly authentic,even with people's skin ".
     
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    I have a copy of WVWTV from xmas, and they haven't checked the actual contrast ratio of any review sets. Have they only started this recently?

    I guess it would still be better, as they must use the same criteria for each generation (the WLT58 was either 800:1 or 1000:1 IIRC).

    How is the 'test data' that they do?

    (And does anyone else think the TV looks incredibly light at only 14KG?)

    Will try and find a copy asap anyway (subs mags usually come out a couple of days before the shops get them)...
     
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