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I bought the Toshiba 34HFX85 34" HDTV Ready Cinema Series TV

thedarkbrown
12-27-2005, 11:16 PM
well, after much debating, i decided to go with the toshiba 34". i couldn't get past the sony's looks. they both have similar features. part of me thinks that with a sony you may be paying a premium for the name.

i had an old orion tv for about 10 years. that thing never gave me any problems. so i have no issues with the toshiba.

i got the 3 year warranty just in case. i got the tv from crutchfield.

it'll be here next week and i can't wait. i will post more once i get it and let ya'll know how it's working with my setup and what i wanted to do with it.

thank you all for your help. i do appreciate it.

jesse

jsslifelike
12-28-2005, 05:15 AM
You will love the Theaterwide 1 setting. It is THE greatest mode to watch SD 4:3 programming on. What it does is keeps the center of the screen near correct proportion while stretching the edges to fill the screen. JUST MAKE SURE YOU USE THIS MODE WHILE VIEWING 4:3 CONTENT TO AVOID BURN-IN. I have to keep bitching at my wife when she turns on the Fresh Prince reruns or [email protected] like that on analog stations because she watches it with the side bars! In all reality, it does take a while for burn-in to occur, but over years of repetitive viewing habits, it will happen. Here's to your new set- enjoy it!

ja2935
12-28-2005, 01:02 PM
Yes - and the TW1 stretch works on HD channels too! - a definite advantage!

Evil Crouton
01-03-2006, 10:26 AM
I'm looking into getting the same TV. But I'm not sure about the HF vs the HFX. Their Cinema series (HFX) seems to be their better line but for some reason the HF is priced slightly higher at 34". Does anyone know the specific differences between the 34HFX85 and the 34HF85?

ja2935
01-03-2006, 12:01 PM
Strangely enough I was surfing the Toshiba website today and noticed the same thing, ie HFX is cheaper than HF - odd! For the 84 models the HFX was higher priced; my understanding on those models was that the higher price bought you, 1) switcheable SVM, 2) two HDMI inputs. But this may not be the case with the 85 models. Looking at the specs on the website there may well be errors as on the 34HF84 it states that SVM is switcheable which as an owner, I know is not the case (however there is a workaround).

One perhaps significant point is the width. The HF85 is shown as being about an inch narrower than the HFX85 (same dimension as the 34HF84). So if width is a factor the HF may suit you.

1xtremecobra
01-03-2006, 01:22 PM
34hfx84 compared to the 34hf84 is SRS® WOW™,CYCLONE® Subwoofer System, Virtual Dolby
this was for last years models (84) cinema series. big difference in sound. and it was about 300 bucks more for the hfx

xcitor
01-03-2006, 03:52 PM
Plus the hfx has two hdmis :yippee:

xcitor
01-03-2006, 03:53 PM
Strangely enough I was surfing the Toshiba website today and noticed the same thing, ie HFX is cheaper than HF - odd! For the 84 models the HFX was higher priced; my understanding on those models was that the higher price bought you, 1) switcheable SVM, 2) two HDMI inputs. But this may not be the case with the 85 models. Looking at the specs on the website there may well be errors as on the 34HF84 it states that SVM is switcheable which as an owner, I know is not the case (however there is a workaround).

One perhaps significant point is the width. The HF85 is shown as being about an inch narrower than the HFX85 (same dimension as the 34HF84). So if width is a factor the HF may suit you.

:bowdown: Sorry :bowdown: Didn't see it before.

thedarkbrown
01-03-2006, 08:08 PM
2 other differences are the cosmetics (hfx looks cooler) and has an illuminated remote.

there may also be different viewing options, but i'm not sure. i figured that it was better than the other one, so why not?!

i'll update as soon as i get it. should be in the next day or 2.

oh, btw the hfx was $100 more...

waltchan
01-14-2006, 12:37 PM
i had an old orion tv for about 10 years. that thing never gave me any problems. so i have no issues with the toshiba.
I'm with you. I have an old 20 year old Orion VCR still working fine today. This is probably the last, well-built Orion product I can ever get. This baby is getting ready to outlast over 50 million Toshiba TVs and DVD/VCR combos for the next 10 years.

bgoalie35
01-16-2006, 09:13 AM
I saw the HFX and the HF in store the other day. They basically look the same cosmetically (and in PQ). I think some of the online pictures are showing the HFX84 (last year's model), because the new model didn't quite look like that (it appears solid black and glossy online, its more dark grey and dull in person). As for the differences between the two, the X85 has a subwoofer and light up remote, and it costs $100 more than the 85 for those two features.