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Toshiba 32ZP48 Just ordered one!

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by TankTopLover, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. TankTopLover

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    Anyone have any thoughts about this set? Is it a good one?
     
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    Probably up there in the echoleons of TV heaven however despite it's super duper performance I personally have my own reservations on this set as I don't like the way it conveys colours. Everything is just to rosey and rich to me rather than el-naturel.
    Caused in part IMO by a rather annoying hue that spreads across all of the colour spectrum.
    I also have some niggles on build quality.

    Now that I've probably upset you others will I'm very sure cheer you up.
     
  3. TankTopLover

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    Ok thats fair enough,i guess its a matter of personal preference.Although i hope my set doesnt suffer from too much 'dirt' on the screen or i will return it.
     
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    There is no perfect tv set :)
    I think you should read the 36zp48 reviews on this forum.
    A lot is personal preferences over tv quality/design. I crank up the colour on some programs, other less. Its tv land, fantasy realms!
    Probably prefers a digital (freeview) input rather than analogue for TV.
    Always connect dvd via component/coaxial. Some copied dvds look poor but thats not the tv. (Anything thats gone thru a Win box is gonna come out real **** imho). Purchased current dvds look great.

    Havent had mine long but so far all is well.
     
  5. GreatKingBowser

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    Where's the best place to pick up this set online guys?

    Think I may have to take the plunge as our old set is knackered!
     
  6. TankTopLover

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    Thanks for the quick response, how long does delivery usually take?
     
  8. TankTopLover

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    You can pay for next day if you like,but it takes 2-3 days usually.Exellent customer service dept. too.

    Tv arrived this morning and im very happy :clap:

    Awesome pq when connected through component progressive scan dvd player.And sky digital looks very good aswell.the stand is nice aswell.

    I have experienced no problems so far,been watching 'The life Aquatic' dvd today and its very good.
     
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    whats the diff between this and the zp46? is it just the 5.1?

    Currys are doing the zp46 for £599

    Neil
     
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    I've recently taken delivery of the 36ZP46 (doesn't have the souround sound bit) cost about £630 inc delivery. Can't fault the telly. Before they saw the T.V my kids were annoyed that I hadn't got a plasma or similar. When they saw the Toshiba 36'' CRT they though it was a Plazma! the Slim side panelling does make it look like a picture frame. But most importantly the picture and sound are great. I would have opted for a 50Hz CRT as flicker doesn't bother me and the picture is better as far as 'pixillation' or 'smearing' is concerned. but you can't get them at 36''. However, don't notice it too much on this telly, which is about 12 feet away.
     
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    Hobbs and Brittain in Sittingbourne, Kent are doing the 36/48 £799, 36/46 £749 32/48 £599 and 32/46 £549.
    Free delivery and installation by own engineer.

    I bought from them as its a shop, not an internet connection and white van delivery.
     
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    Hi guys

    I have decided to buy a CRT for the time being while plasma / lcd prices come down. My viewing distance is going to be about 6-8 feet away....should i be opting for a 32inc screen or a 36 inc one as im worried that it may be too close for the 36inc..... Please can anyone advise.......... :lease:
     
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    Why not opt for a 'cheapie' 34" 50Hz model. Panny, Tosh and Sony all do them. That way if high def tv takes off in couple years you won't feel as though you've 'wasted' your money. Having said that I recently purchased 36ZP46 for £630 inc delivery. Min viewing distance is 10' so 34 at 6' to 8' should be fine.
     
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    so which one would you recommend? I havent seen a 34 inc screen b4..
     
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    Well i have the 32" Tosh and its more than large enough,my viewing distance about 6-9 feet,depending on where i sit in the room.Its the best size for my room and unless you are obsessed with large toys or have a huge room,i wouldnt suggest going higher than 32".

    I will be posting a few high quality pics next week when my 5 mega pixel camera arrives :clap:
     
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    Righto, just ordered one from Sound & Vision. Here's hoping everything goes smoothly from now on.
     
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    Does anyone know if TOSH are going to release a new Picture Frame CRT in the near future?
     
  18. TankTopLover

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    Well i have just calibrated my tv using the video essentials dvd (confusing :rolleyes: )

    But it was well worth the £14 for this dvd :clap:

    My picture quality is stunning now,i thought it was perfect before but :eek:

    Am off to watch the godfather trilogy now (day off) and eat bacon sarnies and drink lots of coffee...
     
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    where did you get the dvd from, i have the same tv so would be interested to see what settings i end with.
    :)
     
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    Well i have just calibrated my tv using the video essentials dvd (confusing )

    But it was well worth the £14 for this dvd

    My picture quality is stunning now,i thought it was perfect before but

    Am off to watch the godfather trilogy now (day off) and eat bacon sarnies and drink lots of coffee...


    Regarding Stuart69's setup - is this the Toshiba 32ZP48 you have, if so could you let us in to the secret of your settings and we could duplicate your perfect viewing experience? :thumbsup:
     
  23. TankTopLover

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    Colour: 37
    Contrast: 50
    Brightness: 63
    sharpness: -19
    Tint: 0
    Colour Temp: Normal
    Scan Mode: Progressive
    Black Stretch: OFF
    Try that it looks awesome on mine :hiya:
     
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    Thanks for the settings. I tentatively put them on mine (after copying the existing ones - which I considered to be great!).

    Well yours look miles better - thanks again. :smashin:
     
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    Damnit, so I tried ordering from S&V on my mum's card forgetting it's registered to a different address. So they rang me saying they couldn't deliver here.

    Trudged along to the bank, did a bank transfer to my account, tried reordering over the phone but they don't accept Visa Electron, blasted account. Just applied for a Barclay's Student Account so shall be receiving a regular Visa, but not for a few weeks at least.

    Tried PRC Direct two days ago, not heard from them to say there's a problem, yet also haven't been charged yet.

    Anyone know of any sites that'll accept Visa Electron outrightly? Never really had any problems using my Electron online, but then again i've never ordered anything > £500 on my card. Why won't anyone take my money? :(
     
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    I spoke to them a few days ago and the answer is... no.

    They are instead taking Picture Frame TVs into the LCD technology..
    (Although he admitted the CRTs are better but you'd only notice the diff if you put one side to side, yeah right ;) )
     
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    Not bad money for that set. Great picture imo but it cost me £1200 a couple of years ago and now another £130 to get it fixed. I don't rate that for reliability nowadays.
     
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    Does this set do Pal and NTSC prog. scan ?? I only seem to find it saying it does progressive but not both or either.
     
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    Whoo, got mine on the way from PRC for Wednesday. £680 with an extra year warranty and express delivery.

    Question; how many people will I need to install/lug up some stairs?
     
  30. TankTopLover

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    2 men to lift it,its a beast.Then turn the box upside down and open it from the bottom,then turn it back the right way and slide the box up off of the set.Its much easier than trying to lift it out of the box.

    Do not try lifting the set on your own it weighs a ton!
     

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