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. Apparently, Toshiba thought they would be cute and put the remote control sensor inside the TV, behind the projection screen. That's fine if you're using a remote control from across the room.
Summary: HD on this television looks AMAZING. The picture quality is great, 11/10. The internal speakers, are LOUD, I've not even tempted to get them to 40%, even when I'm having a party. The only downfall is that because it's an internal-projection screen, the projectors get out of sync and the colors look weird whenever the thing is moved, and gradually as it sits still. But, it's more than easy to get the colors tuned back to perfection once every other month or so.
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. Anyway, Not that anybody will read this now that this tv is obsolete but this is a great tv with great sound and picture. It has served me well for over 14000 hrs now with no end in site.
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. My questions is where can I find a DVI cable for this set?
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. The only thing missing is the remote. Somewhat hard to program without it, but otherwise a great piece of electronics.
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. However, I purchased mine as a "factory reconditioned" product which had not been repaired properly and still had a problem when it was shipped to me. I've since returned it to the vendor and am awaiting a credit on my card.
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. As the second reviewer said, all you do is take it out of the box, plug it in and it fired up. Setup involved answering a few on-screen questions and that was it.
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. I literally set the box down, cut it open slid the top off, shoved the set back into the place it resides now, hooked everything up and it worked FLAWLESSLY.