Toshiba 62HM196 DLP: any complaints about this TV? - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 2006-11-23, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2004
Location: North Bay, Ontario
Posts: 25
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.
gentle_man100 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 2006-11-23, 07:31 AM
Member #1
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Toronto
Posts: 47,716
gentle_man, type 62HM196 into the search engine and you'll find quite a few threads discussing this television inlcluding one in the digital deals forum.
hugh is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 2006-12-01, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2004
Location: North Bay, Ontario
Posts: 25

Well I ended up purchasing the 62MX196 for a price I am pretty happy with from Visions locally. I am now in the market for an upconverting DVD player (via HDMI). I have been reading as many reviews as I can and even though my TV can not expect a 1080p signal the one I am currently leaning towards is the Samsung HD960 (mainly for the DCDi by Faroudja and the fact it includes an HDMI cable in the box). The problem is it is $100 more than either the Sony DVPNS75H and the Pioneer DV490VK. Is it really that much better than these units given the fact that I will be outputting in 1080i into the tv?

I tried to carefully do a search on the forum before posting this question and I don't see it posted anywhere else.
gentle_man100 is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 2006-12-01, 10:57 AM
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 30

Originally Posted by gentle_man100 View Post
Well I ended up purchasing the 62MX196 for a price I am pretty happy with from Visions locally.
Congratulations "gentleman100". I got this TV about 3 weeks ago & I think it is just fantastic. I was going from a non hi-def 32" tube TV so it was a big jump for me too.

I am finding there are an awefull lot of adjustments as far as colour management is concerned. I am still playing with the different "hue", "chroma" & "saturation" controls for each colour. Next thing is to get a set up disk for me I think.
Peter (in Burlington)
Peterb632 is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 2007-05-03, 05:39 PM
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1
I Like the TV...wish it worked...

I have a Toshiba 62HM 196 that hasn't been right since I first turned it on. I have thin vertical lines about and inch apart across the whole screen. I've been trying to convince Toshiba to authorize service for almost a month now, and I'm still watching as though through vertical blinds.

I'm sure this set is great when it works right, but good luck if you have to deal with the customer service people!
John1960 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome