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toshiba 36zp18

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by dts borg, Sep 10, 2001.

  1. dts borg

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    <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> Has any one got anything good to say regarding this T.V.<br />Would love to hear your comments. <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">
     
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    Where have you been? This bulletin board has had many good comments about this TV already, although I guess alot of them got lost in the discussion about settings etc. I have the 32" but its good points are:<br /> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> picture<br /> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> sound <br /> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> design<br /> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> price<br /> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> extra speakers
     
  3. Nic Rhodes

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    Another happy owner, all tvs have their plus and minus points. All are compromises but for me the Toshiba gets my vote and money. Also look at Loewe.
     
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    Another very satisfied customer here.

    Picture and sound quality are excellent.

    Cheers<br />OG
     
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    Me to, you won't regret it!!

    Paul
     
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    I'm still not convinced by this set (I've had it for about 2 months now). Here's my findings:

    Picture - sometimes excellent but geometry about 1/2 cm out, slight curving on left side of screen, faint vertical bars noticeable on left and right sides of screen on bright scenes, screen seems like it needs a good clean again on bright scenes (mainly noticeable when camera moves on something like the sky), slight contrast fluctuations still noticeable on some transmissions. DVD seems very good though. I had to get the picture settings altered by an engineer.

    Sound - excellent surround separation helped by external speakers, but too much bass (even at low volumes) vibrates the TV set (very noticeable with sustained bassy sounds).

    Looks - no complaints here - this is one of the 36ZP18's best attributes.

    My conclusion would be to go for something like the Panasonic 36PF10 for about £1500 and get a separate Dolby/DTS sound system.

    Just make sure that whatever you go for, you get a good (long) demonstration in a quiet listening room.

    Good luck.
     
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    Another very satisfied customer, I have the 36&#8221; Tosh and its pictures are superb. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Although you will read some negative comments I think you will find there are far more plus points.<br />I nearly when for the Panny TX36PF10 but it looks a bit dated now and is soon to be made obsolete.<br />Also this set has known problems and has no component video inputs to enable you to get the best out of your DVD player.<br /> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
     
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    Dave,<br />my toshiba looks as if it needs a good clean on bright moving scenes also. I take it this does not occur on all 100hz tv's?<br />Steve.
     
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    An engineer came out to fix the tilt on my 36ZP18 earlier this week, and while he was there, I asked him about the 'dirty screen' effect. He said it could be to do with 'latent luminocity' (or something like that), and would probably be more apparent on film/ outdoor shots than studio shots due to the quality of the recording equipment. Basically, he reckoned there's no way of getting rid of it.

    Does this sound feasible to you experts, and does anyone not see this effect? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

    Going back to the original question in the thread, apart from this minor irritation, I'm happy with the TV, especially when it comes to DVD playback and PS2 gaming . <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
     
  10. Jon Weaver

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    Steve35,

    The effect you describe is something that I see/saw on my 8 month old Sony KV36FS70.

    I don't remember it being there from new so I had to get an engineer out to look this (and other problems).

    He diagnosed this as a tube faulty.. This diagnosis has since led to the distruction of my TV!

    My supplier wanted the TV back to evaluate the fault themselves. They sent a courier, who had nothing with them other than a van, some odd bits of polystyrene and some string.

    Apparantly, when my TV got to the other end and they opened it up "the insides fell out"!

    I hate to think what happened to the TV in transit..

    I am expecting delivery of a brand new Sony next week (This time I will make them leave me the packaging, incase it ever has to go anywhere again)... I will then be able to see whether the 'dirty screen phenomenon' was there from new or not.

    But I have a nasty feeling it was and is something that 'large' W/S owners just have to live with.
     

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