Summary: It's an okay TV set, as projection TVs go. Although it theoretically handles 1080i, it's too fuzzy to usefully perceive much more than 720p in practice. The biggest problem I have with this TV is actually a significant design flaw.
Summary: Wow the guy in the last review was an idiot to say the least. Rex stores are a dodgy company however. They have like a 2 week return policy and after that it is only store credit. But who cares now they are no longer in business in my area. The 2 stores that were here are closed.
Summary: Back when I purchased this TV, I installed and repaired home theater systems and home electronics. I currently work in the TV industry in Hollywood. I know my TVs. I know picture quality. After EXTENSIVE research on HDTVs and widescreen projection televisions, I bought the Toshiba 51H83.
Summary: First off I bought this TV off an Amazon merchant for much less then retail. The picture is TREMENDOUS, more so when hooked up through the color stream. the HD broadcast on this TV are breath taking. I would strongly pick this set over any other.
Summary: I must say that I am the happiest of all when it comes to this model. I own many aprtments, and had a tennant move out in the middle of the night and left some nice things that more than compensated me for the rent and the holes in the walls. Among the items was this glorious TV.
Summary: I recently purchased this TV. The picture was awesome while watching regular programming from DirecTV or watching DVDs. The sound was also excellent - the best I've heard from any projection TV without using a Home Theater system.
Summary: After reading these two reviews, I felt I had to try to set this record straight: I completely agree with the second reviewer. This is an EXCELLENT TV. I had absolutely no problems setting up or using mine and it came completely assembled.
EXCELENT Television, Picture that rivals/bests more $$$ sets
D. Rodrigues "I'd rather be cycling", Amazon
26 February 2004
Summary: First off, the first reviewer is either completely lieing, or bought a used/grey market television from a shady vendor. This television came COMPLETLY assembled, and with no setup problems whatsoever.
Would rate zero stars if possible. Horrible. Horrible.
Bob A. Hardy, Amazon
17 February 2004
Summary: DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS ONE! I cannot tell you what a hassle this has been. First off, know that you have to assemble this television. What? Are you kidding you ask? NO! You have to assemble this television.