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      18.01.2011 23:10
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      just not what I expected

      I've got a bit of a softspot for new technology, my old TV was having its last rights, so 10 days before Xmas 2010 I popped out and got my hands on one of these, it looked fabulous in the shop. I paid around £1200 for it, which I didnt consider to be that bad, however, i've since seen it in the sales for £1000, and on amazon for even cheaper

      1. The 3D is all very well and good, but I was a bit mislead, it isnt at the moment the normal thing for 3d Movies to be released in 3d on DVD (or blu-ray for that matter). . . I had thought titles such as avatar might have been available, even if only via the interet but im not having much look on my quest.It seems that professional studio 3d the way it is done now is far too heavy on file size to be used for the home. That basically means if you have a 3d Television, you're going to have to get yourself a subscription to a service such as Sky, which offers a 3d package, which itself is extremely limited
      2. 3D glasses. I realised that these were essential, obviously even in the cinema we still have to wear them. What I was not prepared for however is the £70 to buy them!!!! (We all take similar things from the cinema on a regular basis). I did try using a pair I had from the cinema to no avail. It seems that toshiba use their own way of producing 3d, most annoying
      3.The design. The TV itself is actually very attractive, its almost flat and it has a wonderful backlighting feature which really adds to the home cinema effect
      4. The sound quality. Considering the price tag, I had thought maybe since toshiba had spent so much time adding the 3D technology to this television that they might have added some nice sound. But gosh the quality is appalling, it has very little bass and sounds like something out of a cheap radio. Highly dissapointing consdiering the Toshiba is sold as the home movie experience.
      5. Windows 7 connectivity? Im not too sure what toshiba were aiming to do here, but it barely works, yes, I can hook up my laptop, but, well, I can hook my laptop up to a £200 Flatscreen TV. . Perhaps im missing something but I dont really see what Toshiba are making a big deal out of. Even then, when I connect my laptop it doesnt display properly due to the discrencies between my Acers native screen resolution and the widescreen resolution of the TV

      OVERALL, If i were you, I'd wait for a few years yet before getting involved. The technology still needs to be developed and there just isnt enough content for the technology to be viable at the moment. Only when it can be done in a cost effective way will these kinds of TV's become the normal thing.

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