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Toshiba 32wl48 HDMI issues

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by Howardlee, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. Howardlee

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    I'm one of the many that have 32wl48 on back order. I'm a bit concerned about the problems people seem to be having with the quality of video at 720p through HDMI.

    I spoke to toshiba about this, who stated they weren't aware of any probelms with this.

    Does anyone have a DVD source through HDMI at 720p that looks good?

    If this is a problem with this model, I may wait for the 32wl56 due out in April.
     
  2. chris210972

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    i had a toshiba 32wl48 and a panasonic s97 hdmi dvd player.
    picture quality was awful, so i returned both.

    i now have a philips 329986 and samsung hd745 dvd player.
    picture quality via dvi is awsome.
     
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    but what was the price difference?
     
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    I've checked the Phillips screen, it's still a whopping 3500 euro's. Not really in line with my budget expectations. (budget changes are not uncommon though)
    In the manual it says that the DVI input will only accept 1024x768 via PC or 1280x720 as HDTV.
    If you get it to play in 1280x720 the quality must be extremely good. Otherwise you would see rendering artefacts.
    I've tried the same with my Toshiba 27WL46 and it doesn't work properly via DVI.

    Erwin
     
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    I've got the sharp ga4 and the panasonic s97 - pictures can be displayed in 1080i and are stunning. if you can still get the sharp - I recommend it over the philips; I bought mine in germany 10 days ago for €2250 (1560 pounds).
     
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    The reviews I have read of the sharp sets imply while DVD playback is great off-air or RGB scart sourced material is poor. Has this been your experience?

    Also, why do you recommend it over the Philips? Is it's HDMI support better then what the Philips offers over the DVI?

    Dave
     
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    Both Phillips and Sharp use DVI-HDCP, the Sharp has the option to do dot for dot and scale on 720p. RGB is fine with SKY, have no experience of using it with analogue but this is where the Phillips would be better with its Pixel plus technology.
    Depends what you intend to watch I guess, the Phillips also "shares" component and DVI.
     
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    The main off-air source at the moment is a Thomson 2305 freeview box so it will be connected via RGB.

    Dave
     
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    analogue pictures will be poor on most lcds. I've got a humax and a topfield satellite receiver connected scart rgb, and both are very good (the humax being better though). the philips sharing dvi and component has put me off it, as I am using both inputs, and the sharp has both. my recommendation is purely based on the design of the sharp beating the philips; and with sharp you will get 3 years warranty. sounds almost like an advert - but I really love that sharp.
    cheers
    thomas
     

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