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Toshiba Regza.. worth buying?

EddieDZ
05-08-2008, 06:43 AM
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/subclass.asp?catid=23524&mfr=&logon=&langid=EN&list=&page=0&sort=3

im wondering what you guys think, a Sharp 42" 1080P (LC42D64U) or a Toshiba Regza 42" 1080P (42RV530) .. both are $1499 (the sharp being on sale) ... i cant find any reviews on these Toshiba "regza" series.. how are they? i like the price, 1500 for a 42" 1080p is sweet for canada..

macmarkus
05-08-2008, 09:17 AM
IMHO, I'd take the Regza anyday over the Sharp.:D In the end they are likely on par with one another, I'm just more of a believer in Toshiba's accountability, as a whole, than with Sharp. (my opinion) I also happened to think the Regza had a better image...but since you don't know me fron joe blow and most LCD's are fairly equal...that doesn't mean much, sorry. :huh ;)

Here's a link to a review on the Toshiba Regza...although it's a 47" it's pretty much the same display and I respect S&V in terms of their review reputation, though our opinions may vary, the review is usually kept to a technical aspect and not a pissing contest with a rival i.e Tosh vs. Sharp. You can do a search on the Aquos there as well, I know they've reviewed those display's in the past too.:yippee:

http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/hdtvs/2046/toshiba-47lz196-regza-47-inch-lcd-hdtv.html

In fact here is a link for the Aquos...

http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/hdtvs/2535/sharp-aquos-lc-52d64u-52-inch-lcd-hdtv.html

Good Luck :hithere: :D

peace :thumbsup:

macmarkus :)

Loves2Watch
05-08-2008, 09:29 AM
I have to agree with macmarcus, go with the Toshiba. The unit I have is spectacular and looks better, at least to me, than any other LCD set on the market.

blinkfan77
05-08-2008, 10:08 AM
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/subclass.asp?catid=23524&mfr=&logon=&langid=EN&list=&page=0&sort=3

im wondering what you guys think, a Sharp 42" 1080P (LC42D64U) or a Toshiba Regza 42" 1080P (42RV530) .. both are $1499 (the sharp being on sale) ... i cant find any reviews on these Toshiba "regza" series.. how are they? i like the price, 1500 for a 42" 1080p is sweet for canada..

The Toshiba 42" 42RV530 is actually $1200 everywhere, not $1500...all the more reason to go with that one. Great value on a great looking tv. And theres plenty of user reviews on BB, amazon and the other sites. And all of them are like 4/5's.

EddieDZ
05-08-2008, 10:24 AM
you guys rock.. thanks!.. i did read the reviews over at reviews.cnet.com about the sharp, they gave it a pretty good review but said that some units have a banding issue.. and i read overall from alot of other people that sharp has gone down in quality with some units.. thats sad.

EddieDZ
05-08-2008, 10:25 AM
The Toshiba 42" 42RV530 is actually $1200 everywhere, not $1500...all the more reason to go with that one. Great value on a great looking tv. And theres plenty of user reviews on BB, amazon and the other sites. And all of them are like 4/5's.

$1200 U.S? .. but $1500 in Canada..

blinkfan77
05-08-2008, 10:31 AM
$1200 U.S? .. but $1500 in Canada..

Oh, woops. Didn't realize it was Canada, my bad.

andie
05-08-2008, 03:45 PM
have the toshiba32hl67u since nov 07..happy with purchase ..no problems!

Cle. Plasma
05-08-2008, 06:37 PM
Toshiba is about the onlt LCD right not not getting any complaints, or lets say the very least. Go for the Tosh ;)

HeavyMetal84
05-08-2008, 08:41 PM
The only thing I don't like about Regza's is the 8ms response time. If they had a response time under 5ms i'd snatch one up in a heart beat. I played some Call of Duty 4 on my buddies Regza and the picture is pretty amazing, but the motion blur is very noticable.

EddieDZ
05-09-2008, 06:19 AM
The only thing I don't like about Regza's is the 8ms response time. If they had a response time under 5ms i'd snatch one up in a heart beat. I played some Call of Duty 4 on my buddies Regza and the picture is pretty amazing, but the motion blur is very noticable.

my current TV (Vizio VX37L 37") has 8ms response time too.. i dont mind it so i can live with it. of course it would be nice if it had something faster like 6 or 4ms like the competitors do (sammy,sharp, sony).. but 8ms is still do-able... is there a option in the menu to increase the responses time though? like what the Sharp Aquos have? .. i play COD4 on my PS3 (HDMI) all the time and i dont notice blur issues on my TV, and its a low end tv at that

EddieDZ
06-05-2008, 08:08 PM
so.. i made the jump and purchased this tv, i dont have it yet because my local canadian leons furniture store has them on backorder (its their first shipment getting these models in). so i put one on my leons account card. gotta wait 2-3wks now before it comes in as they say (damn thats a long time). i got it with no paymens, no interest till 2010.

im still trying to find more professional reviews on this TV and i cant. im also trying to find a helpful site that lists some calibration settings. anyone know of any? i got DVE anyway but still, this toshiba has adjustable RGB levels/adjustable color temp that you can tweak even further rather then using the preset color temps, and adjusting color temp manually takes more then a naked eye, it takes special equipment :(. reviews.cnet.com doesnt have any tips/tricks for this tv yet :(

sslamster
06-05-2008, 10:02 PM
http://www./avs-vb/showthread.php?t=998752

EddieDZ
06-06-2008, 01:15 PM
http://www./avs-vb/showthread.php?t=998752

yea.. its gonna take me awhile to read through a 30page thread. before i posted this i already went to that site and found that thread, i read up to about page 8 and so far no one has posted any links to reviews or any calibration settings... everyone on that site is just talking non-sense stuff like where can i buy the TV and how much.

whyme182
06-06-2008, 01:28 PM
yea.. its gonna take me awhile to read through a 30page thread. before i posted this i already went to that site and found that thread, i read up to about page 8 and so far no one has posted any links to reviews or any calibration settings... everyone on that site is just talking non-sense stuff like where can i buy the TV and how much.

CNET has a section where they have calibration settings for TV's. You can search there I know there is alot of different tvs on there. Good luck

sslamster
06-06-2008, 02:56 PM
You should really pick up a copy of DVE where you can calibrate it to your liking. My calibration settings may not look good to you so it would be a waste trying to use someone else's settings; most people will generally see things slightly differently and also their tastes in color, lighting, etc... will vary. The PC mode on this TV is actually quite good and is a decent starting point when calibrating this particular set.

EddieDZ
06-06-2008, 03:06 PM
You should really pick up a copy of DVE where you can calibrate it to your liking. My calibration settings may not look good to you so it would be a waste trying to use someone else's settings; most people will generally see things slightly differently and also their tastes in color, lighting, etc... will vary. The PC mode on this TV is actually quite good and is a decent starting point when calibrating this particular set.

go back and reread my post. you'll see that i already said that i have DVE, own it for over a year. and i already calibrated my currenty 37" vizio. but DVE does not assist you in calibrating color temp accurately. alot of these TV's now a days give you the power to go into adv color temp settings and adjust the individual RGB levels to achive D65