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Toshiba 50 Hm66 50 Dlp

Reviewing: Toshiba 50 Hm66  |  Rating:
topenga By topenga on
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I bought the Toshiba 50HM66 (50") DLP tv last May after months of research. CRT hdtv's were far too heavy (this DLP weighs about 65 pounds, my old 25" crt weighed 120), I really didn't like the look of larger LCD televisions and I simply could not afford a similarly sized plasma. To date, I have not had a single problem with this set. There are plenty of inputs (3 Composite, 2 Component, 2 HDMI, CableCard, 2 RF) and setup is very straightfoward. It can scan for all channels available with a simple over the air antenna and input them into its built-in channel browser. The remote is very user-friendly and intuitive. Need to change the aspect ratio? Simply press the "Pic Size" button. Want to watch a dvd? Select "Input" and a list (customizable) with all available inputs appears.

The speakers leave a little something to be desired, however. I would recommend getting a decent surround sound system. The picture required very little calibrating and looks fantastic. OTA (over the air) high definition signals come in clear as well as standard definition signals. Of course this will vary based on your source.

Overall, I believe that this is a very nice set. If space is not an issue (being a projection type tv, it is not as deep as a CRT but definitely deeper than an LCD), then you cannot go wrong with this set.