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Toshiba is relaunching its Cinema Series LCD TVs with the REGZA XV545 series.
USA Pricing and Availability

42XV545U ($1799.99 September)
46XV545U ($2299.99 September)
52XV545U ($2799.99 September)

No word on Canada
 

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The top-of-the-line Cinema Series XV545 line offers advanced technology and picture quality and is available in 42.0-inch, 46.0-inch and 52.0-inch sizes (diagonal). This lineup includes Toshiba's new SRT upconversion technology, the AutoView feature for enhanced image quality at all times, no matter the surroundings, as well as Toshiba's new Double Skin Cabinetry. With double skin, the cabinet's outer skin is translucent, allowing you to see through to a second interior skin with texture behind it -- creating a feeling of dimension and a rich, luxurious look.

For fast action movies and sports, the XV545 line features Toshiba's ClearFrame technology, which virtually eliminates motion blur. The 120Hz system doubles the frame rate of an LCD TV from 60 frames per second to 120 frames per second, creating tire-spinning action sequences and game-winning sports moments that are more crisp and clear. All REGZA models with ClearFrame 120 Hz technology include Film Stabilization mode for a picture with smoother motion, and for those customers preferring a more film-like experience, Toshiba has also implemented a 5:5 Pull-Down process. This series also features 14-Bit PixelPure 4G Internal Digital Video Processing with 10-Bit LCD panels for 16,384 levels of gradation and Toshiba's ColorBurst wide color gamut for rich lifelike color. In addition, the XV545 series includes four HDMI inputs with REGZA LINK (HDMI-CEC) and Toshiba's SoundStrip speaker technology, which allows for home theater sound in a small strip beneath the screen.

To keep the avid gamer one step ahead, the line also offers Gaming Mode, which enhances the gaming experience by reducing game controller delay. When activated, Gaming Mode allows the video signal to bypass select picture circuitry to shorten the overall signal to screen response time. What this means is that the gamer has improved reaction time and a better overall experience.

Like all of Toshiba's new LCD TV lines, the XV545 features a CineSpeed panel for faster response times, DynaLight control for deeper black levels and is ENERGY STAR compliant.
From Toshiba Press Release
 

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Canadian pricing now announced.

42XV545U - $1,600
46XV545U - $2,000
52XV545U - $2,500
 

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I would like to hear about peoples thoughts and opinions on the new Toshiba XV545U Series of sets with "SRT" (Super Resolution Technology) which claims to make SD look as good as HD. I watch a lot of SD channels on cable and this would be great if it actually delivers on those claims.

I would like to know if anyone has bought one of these sets and have had a chance to see/evaluate them and ascertain if this "SRT" technology actually works?
 

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Toshiba 52 inch LCD TV's

I would like to know if anyone has one of these TV's as well- we went and looked at Sony Bravia's today and they are outstanding, however we have a ten year old Toshiba that has always had a great picture and never a problem. So now I am trying to research high end high def. LCD Toshiba's. I am not familiar with all the technical details, bear with me as I ask questions. We would like to get a 52 inch, but I am not putting out many $ until I know I am getting something awesome. Any comments? Thanks from NJ.
 

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I haven't had a chance to see the XV545, but I did see a Toshiba 52XF550U (52") beside a Pioneer 6020FD and I was impressed. I was surprised how well the Tosh picture looked compared to the Pioneer. It wasn't on torch mode and looked very nice to my eyeballs. I have yet to see an XV 545 but I am actively looking for a 52" so if I come across one in the next wee bit I'll pop back here and let you know what I found out.:) From what I have seen of Toshiba TVs so far I am partial to them.
 

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Hazmat; I agree that the Regza's look awsome.
I looked at a 52XV540U at BB and was just blown away by the colours and details. Almost took it with me home, but decided to do some more research and came across the new 52XV545U and decided that I better wait and see what the "SRT" looks like.

So here I am in limbo with baited breath:eek::D

I am a newbie at this, so your input is appreciated!
 

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I've been waiting anxiously for some more reviews of this model--I've been drooling over the brochure since they were first announced! I've seen a few reviews on some American sites and so far it looks quite promising.
 

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Have been looking around for this model and finally saw the 46" model at Future Shop in Oakville today, regular price of $2199. Hooked up with component only so can't really comment on the picture. Hope you can turn off the back-lit Toshiba sign as I find it distracting.
 

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Have been looking around for this model and finally saw the 46" model at Future Shop in Oakville today, regular price of $2199. Hooked up with component only so can't really comment on the picture. Hope you can turn off the back-lit Toshiba sign as I find it distracting.
It's a real scam that Future Shop does. They list a price much higher than Toshiba's MSRP price, then they knock of a bit and pretend they're having a sale.

The Toshiba Canada msrp for the 46" is $1999.99.
http://www.toshiba.ca/web/products.grp?lg=en&section=2&group=6&subgrp=Flat_Panel_Television

Oh and yes, the annoying :) backlit Toshiba sign can be turned off.
 

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Just in case you want a particular TV that doesn't have a swivel stand, there are lots of swivel stands that you can purchase to put under the TV - some motorized, etc.
 

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Yes the 46 has a swivel stand. Also grabbed a Shaw Motorola 3616 - first HD movies I recorded were Bond From Russia with Love and Goldfinger. I am amazed with the HD recorded PQ from movies made in the early 1960's.

It was a hard choice between the Sony Z series and the Toshiba - a few weeks back the London Drugs in Langley had on a Montreal Candians game broadcast in SD on RDS - I was able to see all the TV's with SD - to my eye both the Toshiba and the Sony were good. Price was the ultimate deciding factor as I was able to purchase the Toshiba 545 and the 3416 for the same total cost as the Sony was by itself. Shaw gave me a free month of all HD - I think I will only go with the 10 free HD Channels and the Sports package when the free preview is over.
 

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Thanks. Looks like I will go for the Toshiba then. FS has the 46 on their website now, with that inflated price.
 
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