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Old 2006-03-11, 11:51 AM   #76
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Thanks for the heads up man. I'll take a look. Also, how do you put your system info in the bottom of all your posts. The reason I ask you is because we have the same TV, and surround receiver and speakers exactly, haha.
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Old 2006-03-11, 03:04 PM   #77
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Old 2006-03-11, 05:45 PM   #78
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Old 2006-03-18, 04:09 PM   #79
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I used to notice a brighter spot at the top middle of my screen but only with it turned off. Everything is fine when on. On a side note does anyone with this set ever hear a static click or pop when turning it on? It comes through the speakers I'm sure. And it only happens the first time I turn it on that day.
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Old 2006-03-19, 10:16 PM   #80
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Exclamation 44HM85 on sale at BB for $1499

I just found out Best Buy has this TV on sale for $1499. I saw this in the weekend's printed ad. It's valid from March 17 to 23. I don't know if this sale is for all of Canada or just BC because this price does not show up on their web site. I am seriously considering buying the TV at this price.

Those of you who have the TV already, do you recommend it at this price? Do you recommend getting the BB extended warranty at $269?
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Old 2006-03-19, 10:32 PM   #81
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OK, I put some money down for the 44HM85 at Leons, but I was just curious does this TV have component inputs? I am reading the specifications on this TV, but it doesnt say it has component inputs! Will I be able to hook my XBOX 360 up to it? Also, what are the resolutoins on this TV? Can anyone help me out? Thanks in advance!
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Old 2006-03-19, 10:49 PM   #82
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Nevermind about the component inputs, that was a dumb question.

But, what resolutions can this TV display? Thanks again!
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Old 2006-03-20, 07:31 PM   #83
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OK, I just picked up this TV, and it is very nice. In my basement, it looks huuuge(especially since I had a 7 year old 27"). 360, DVD's looks absolutely stunning on it. I am just on analog channels for the moment, and it doesnt look that great, but I can live with it till I get my Digital/HD box.

What should my brightness and contrast be set to? I am fiddling around with it a bit, but what do you guys recommend? Thanks in advance!
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Old 2006-03-21, 05:21 AM   #84
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Sorry guys one more question(I am dumb as nails when it comes to HDTV's ), How do I change the resolution on this TV manually,(like 480p,720p etc..)?
I have read the manual but I can't find it anywhere. Thanks again, and does anyone ever look at this topic anymore?
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Old 2006-03-21, 10:23 AM   #85
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I have this tv too, and love it, so I'll try answer.

For contrast/etc its better if you read the Home theatre FAQs, then read them again, then again, etcetc. They answer pretty much everything. :-)

As for changing resolution, I dont know if you can? I think its controlled by the device outputting to the tv. IE the cable box has several conversion "methods" that allows you to decide if you want 720p or 1080i, etc. Although I could be wrong on this, maybe its mentioned in the FAQs, I cant recall. :-)

I love my 44hm85, hd looks so freaking awesome on it..
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Old 2006-03-22, 10:26 PM   #86
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Guys,

I totally was waiting to buy a new HDTV all through the Christmas season. I couldn't find a deal, and I was very flexible on the make and technology I was going to go for.

When the Best buy flyer came out with 1399.99 for the Toshiba 44 DLP 44HM85, I jumped on it with my best buy card, and I'm paying like 38$ a month!

I highly recommend this TV for the money. Best bang for the buck no doubt!

I have The xbox 360 connected, as well as an HDTV expressvu receiver, through the components inputs. This TV even has a PC input, and I hooked my PC through that! the picture quality is unbelievable!

I cannot reccomned this TV enough. Jump all over it if you find it for 1399$
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Old 2006-03-23, 11:17 AM   #87
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I did some quick research on the Best buy pricing for this set(sale ends today btw):
BC & Alberta: $1499
Sask, Manitoba, & Ontario: $1799
Quebec: $1399

Just called Leons in Ontario, they will happily match the 1399 price, as their policy states "to offer the lowest price in Canada". I prefer leons, as their warranty is reasonably priced, and covers the bulb...

They take off 3% more from that price if you are willing to pick it up yourself.

Going to pick one up tonight...
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Old 2006-03-28, 07:36 PM   #88
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I was looking at this TV today and I thought it was a great picture. According to the Toshiba website it can display 720p, but not 1080i. Is this something that may limit the HD capability, since some channels are in 1080i ???
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Old 2006-03-29, 09:28 AM   #89
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These are fixed pixel displays so they only display one actual resolution on the screen. In this case 720p. It still accepts other resolutions I believe it should definitely accept 1080i then it scales the resolution and displays it at 720p.
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Old 2006-03-29, 07:57 PM   #90
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According to the manual from the website, it says "this set supports HDCP protocol for this set 420p, 720p, 1080i. It also says on the RGB-DTV/HDMI DTV input page that "the DTV shows the sharpest picture in 720p mode"

I also went to a local TV store and asked the question to the salesman, he said he didn't know that the tv was 720p only, but said it works with all HD channels and never experienced any troubles.
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