Join Date: May 2004
Location: North Bay, Ontario
Toshiba 62HM196 DLP: any complaints about this TV?
My Toshiba Cinema series 36inch CRT TV is finally starting to give up the ghost (keeps turning the picture washed out at times and then snaps back to normal via various sources). It was a great TV and thus I have started to look to see what Toshiba has to offer.
Is $2588+tax a good price for a Toshiba 62HM196 (no stand)? I live in Northern BC and I am looking for a reasonable price for a DLP/LCD unit. This going to the upstairs TV (when I just want to watch a show/game without waking up the kids). I have a now antique DLP front projector (Infocus X1) for my hometheatre setup (downstairs) which I have been very happy with. I am not to keen on a plasma because I would like something that does not have burn in issues (way too many kids videos left on). Any other suggestions in the price range? If I want the toshiba I have to move relatively quickly because they only have one left at that price. Does this TV have the same issues with bulbs as the previous generation did?
Also any suggestions on an upconverting DVD player to match up with this unit? I currently have an LG 7832NCX downstairs (DVB318 in USA) which has been great but I am unsure of the current units which would be a good match of this TV. (No this TV does not have a 1080p in..but it converts 1080i to 1080p if my understanding is correct).
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I hate making rushed descisions on things.
Last edited by gentle_man100; 2006-11-23 at 03:08 AM.