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Toshiba 27WL46 variants

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by kamza, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. kamza

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    Hi all

    Anyone know the differences in the following model numbers or are they all the same?

    Toshiba 27WL46
    Toshiba 27WL46B
    Toshiba 27WL46P

    I was orignally going to buy from Comet who at the moment are doing the Toshiba 27WL46P for £799. Managed to pick one up from John Lewis who price matched and as per usual got the 5 year warranty thrown in (only reason why I went to JL in the first place!).

    Got the set home only to find that it's the 27WL46 and makes no mention of the "P" anywhere?......

    I was initially told that this is HDTV ready but I get the feeling that this may not be the case.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    It will accpet HDTV signals, but will not be able to decode them as it does not have the HDCP system (according to toshiba). So Sky HD is out the window.
     
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    I think the the first version of this model, the 27WL46, isn't HDTV ready.

    But I believe the later P version is.
     
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    I too am confused about the different variants of the 27WL46.

    Empiredirect (http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/content/products/details/html/TOS-27WL46B.htm) are selling the 'B' version for £750, which according to their specs has:
    screen brightness 450
    contrast ratio 400:1
    res 1280x768
    sound output 6W.

    electrical discount uk are selling the 27WL46 (no letter) - £799 with free DVD player - quoted as:
    screen brightness 600
    contrast ratio 500:1
    res 1280x768
    sound output: not quoted

    unbeatable are also selling the 27WL46 (no letter) - £735 - quoted as:
    screen brightness 600
    contrast ratio 550:1
    res 1280x720 (but 1280x768 is also mentioned)
    sound output: 6W

    on comet's site they are selling the 'P' variant (£799)
    screen brightness 600
    contrast ratio 550:1
    res 1280x720
    sound output 20W.

    I went along to comet superstore earlier today to take a look at the 'P' version. The price ticket shows the model is 27WL46P, but the back of the display TV shows it is a 27WL46B. The assistant checked the computer and told me that they are selling the P variant, so I said I would take one. 5 mins later he came back to tell me that all the ones they had were marked on the boxes with '27WL46B', so I left it.

    I assume the 'P' variant is the best to go for? Anyone know anywhere else which have these available?

    David
     
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    Looking on the German Stasia site http://www.stasia.net/specification.cfm/section/german ,
    when you look for 'product specifications' you get a list including the following options:

    26WL46P
    27WL46G
    30WL46G
    32WL48P
    37WL48P

    Maybe 27 and 30 can not be P?

    I'm not sure that 'P' means high-def ready though. I wonder if the second number (36, 46, 48 etc.) indicates generation, with higher numbers being more capable? Hopefully someone has better info.
     
  6. Spooksta

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    Ive got one coming Thursday. Gana stick it on the bedroom wall and dont give a monkeys what it is. Its a nice looking set and for £770 is a bargain at the moment although i know next week it will probably be cheaper or its newer brother currently £999 for the 26" will be cheaper :)
     
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    Suppose you're right Spooksta...IMO damn good set for the money. Like you, it's going on the bedroo wall...have you sourced a bracket for it yet?
     
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    Can anyone tell me the dimension of this screen *without* the stand? I need this to fit into a cupboard unit which is only 400mm high. Most suppliers seem to quote the height of the unit on the stand, annoyingly!
     
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    the height excluding the stand is 440mm - sorry kwazemowdoe.....
     
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    bummer.

    Thanks for checking for me :smashin:
     
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    Update:
    I was messed about with delivery on this set so went to Comet to look at the Goodmans with similar spec. Nabed the last one at Norwich store. Very nice for the price. Blacks are very black. Has the usualy slight smearing on fast images but not enough to put me off.
    Very pleased..will post pics asap
     
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    I emailed Toshiba and asked them what the difference was. Their response was:

    "The models you have mentioned are all the same, the suffix some retailers include to indicate the country the set was intended for, ie, B stands for Britain, and P for Pan-European."

    Cleared that up then :D
     

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