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TOSHIBA 42WLT66 42" LCD iDTV FULL 1080 HDTV 1920x1080 £1104.30
TOSHIBA 42WLT66 42" LCD iDTV FULL 1080 HDTV 1920x1080 £1104.30

TOSHIBA 42WLT66 42" LCD iDTV FULL 1080 HDTV 1920x1080 £1104.30

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Diagonal Size: 42inches 16:9 | Brightness: 550cd/m2 | HD Ready: yes | Contract: 800:1 | Scart: 1 | HDMI: 2 | Resolution: 1920x1080 | Pixels: 2073600 | Viewing angle: 176degrees | Weight: without stand: 28.9kg, with stand: 33.7kg


Using codes 684869CFP and PRFREEDEL and TENEMAIL to get £1104.30 price
Order via quidco to get it for £1070.88
- schizoboy

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Original Poster

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/1092/42wlt66mv3wlt66szw7.jpg


Specifications:
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Get it at ][COLOR=blue]Currys[/COLOR]for £1104.30 delivered using codes 684869CFP and PRFREEDEL and TENEMAIL....

Original Poster

Ooo man
i give up lol
emma u do it :P

May I change the OP to the currys deal as it is slightly cheaper? :? :-D

Original Poster

I did it, i froogled the samsung 1 but not this one, my bad, all fixed.

Nice pointer to the model though schizoboy Thanks!
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Original Poster

http://img457.imageshack.us/img457/8139/curryspb0.jpg

For anyone worried the codes don't work

It does look like a great TV. Toshiba are one of my fave makes for TVs. Thanks Schizoboy!

Toshiba are a reliable brand

Original Poster

For those that have a Currys and John Lewis near each other, I'd be tempted to do a reserve @ store, confirm stock, print it, and go to John Lewis for the 5 year guarantee from JL
Not sure if all the codes work @ reserve @ store tho, and quidco is halfed for pickup like that to 1.5% but losing quidco £30 for 5year guarantee is worth it

500:1 contrast would worry me tho.

schizoboy

For those that have a Currys and John Lewis near each other, I'd be … For those that have a Currys and John Lewis near each other, I'd be tempted to do a reserve @ store, confirm stock, print it, and go to John Lewis for the 5 year guarantee from JL



Sneaky sneaky! But I like the way you think! A true deal-hunter

Original Poster

It's 800:1 and I have that on my 32" Samsung and its fine
However IMO that is what plasma serves, the market that prefers the nearly 3x brightness plasma offers and the far darker blacks too.

It comes down to sacrificing resolution (which not all will notice from their sofa) for brightness and nice blacks by choosing plasma.

Sorry, I meant 800.

Price matching with John Lewis is always a good idea if you can, just for that 5 year warranty ;-)

Original Poster

Checked JL website, they have this tv in 3 version, but all bundled with a free dvd recorder or some other device, I'm hoping in store they sell the tv alone as they might not pricematch if they have special deals like that, getting JL to price match is HIGHLY recommended for anyone seriously considering this.

schizoboy

For those that have a Currys and John Lewis near each other, I'd be … For those that have a Currys and John Lewis near each other, I'd be tempted to do a reserve @ store, confirm stock, print it, and go to John Lewis for the 5 year guarantee from JLNot sure if all the codes work @ reserve @ store tho, and quidco is halfed for pickup like that to 1.5% but losing quidco £30 for 5year guarantee is worth it



Didnt think codes worked for reserve at store- tried a couple of times...

Original Poster

Shame, then I wonder if JL would accept a pre-confirmed checkout page like my screenie i put on this thread.

Just to let you know that John Lewis (JL) will price match Empire Direct (ED). I've just got JL Bristol to match ED Leeds on a Sony 40W2000 LCD TV.

ED sell the Toshiba for £1299 with 3 year guarantee therefore you should be able to get the same TV from JL for £1299 plus their 5 year guarantee.

Link to the Toshiba at ED...
empiredirect.co.uk/con…htm

HTH

If you do a reserve at store the 684869CFP code will not work. So you can only price match without that and the Quidco discounts, so not so great.
Tried calling JL today to see if they would price match on a Sony Bravia and they said they will not price match any internet price. But the lady did say they had 800 of the Sony Bravias in their warehouse - I wonder why!

That's handy to know notfub Thanks!

biglugs1

If you do a reserve at store the 684869CFP code will not work. So you can … If you do a reserve at store the 684869CFP code will not work. So you can only price match without that and the Quidco discounts, so not so great.Tried calling JL today to see if they would price match on a Sony Bravia and they said they will not price match any internet price. But the lady did say they had 800 of the Sony Bravias in their warehouse - I wonder why!

Guess it's swings and roundabouts really then. Buy online for less or pay a little more for the 5 year warranty...

What I like about Currys is that you can buy this TV with a free stand, DVD recorder and 7" TV for £1,599 OR you can buy this TV just on its own for £1,599. Derrrrrrrrr

Yeah Hehe! Does seem ridiculous and you have to laugh :giggle:

Original Poster

Codes don't seem to work on the packaged one though
Its as if the tv alone is for their voucher code offers only.

Why on earth does it only have 1 scart though. Isnt the standard at least two these days.

Im struggling so much to pick which TV i want at the moment. Damn christmas deals lol

Original Poster

Alot more deals will appear at the end of month hopefully as they make room for the higher profit margined December products.
1 scart is very strange, but I'm assuming they only expect that to be old vcr or something with dvd recorders, skyhd digiboxs or tv drivers, ps3s, hd-dvd/bluray burners all using hdmi, and xbox 360 when ms pull their finger out and do a hdmi cable.

Caesar

Why on earth does it only have 1 scart though. Isnt the standard at least … Why on earth does it only have 1 scart though. Isnt the standard at least two these days.Im struggling so much to pick which TV i want at the moment. Damn christmas deals lol





It has two Scarts but only one of these is RGB for high-quality signals.

anyone know if this is a 1080p screen? ive seen sites say it is, and ive seen sites say it isnt and its only 1080i

anyone?

Original Poster

hdtvuk.tv/200…tml

It seems to me that the Corporations are fighting over themselves to … It seems to me that the Corporations are fighting over themselves to screw the whole hi-def thing up. Or, more truthfully, to try to get us locked into their own screwed-up system, and right on the road to continual upgrades. How the hell is Joe Punter who doesn't read around and just assumes that all those TVs with HD-Ready stickers on them is going to play all his HD content in "optimum" quality? Your man-in-the-street who is used to buying a toaster that - hey! - JUST MAKES TOAST can reasonably expect that an HD Satellite system and an HD television and some sort of HD disc-based playback system will all work in tandem somehow. And all at top-notch "hi-def" quality. Err, no. You might be better off setting your sports programmes to 1080i, your films to 720p and your blu-ray player to 1080p. Ah, wait your TV won't handle 1080p. Ah, better knock it back to 1080i then and let your TV handle that. All OK now sir? What do you mean you connected your SkyHD box with SCART? Didn't you *know* SCART won't transfer a hi-def signal? Oh, you only have one hdmi - well Sir, how can you expect to connect Sky and HDDVD to your TV then? Sir is a fool, isn't he Sir....?



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]http://www.hdtvuk.tv/2006/04/1080p_hd_questi.html


Many thanks for that - I was confused about HDTV. Now I'm totally and utterly confused!!
I was going to buy a Samsung 1366x768 panel, then I saw the Toshiba 1920x1080 and thought "fantastic, a true HDTV for £1100".
Then I saw the hdtv pages in which Toshiba said if I want to watch Sky Sports I should buy a 1366x768 panel!
I think what I should do is just stick with playing games on my PC and forget about TV altogether. It was so much easier when you just had to go down to Radio Rentals.

I own this set - have had it since before the World Cup.

It cost me £1800 and I'm very very happy with it.

It is a 1080i TV - apparently it upconverts this to 1080p internally before displaying it so they end up looking the same anyway.The only TV I would swap it for would be the Sony 46" 1080p Bravia - but that costs a heck of a lot more.

The current price is a steal. In case anyone is unsure whether 42" might be too big - I would say that watching HD on anything smaller means you aren't getting the full benefit. I only really wanted a 40" TV when I bought it - but after watching HD for a while now I could quite happily go to 46".

It also works brilliantly with my Intel Core Duo Mac Mini - plug and play - displays a pin sharp 1920x1080 desktop.

biglugs1

Then I saw the hdtv pages in which Toshiba said if I want to watch Sky … Then I saw the hdtv pages in which Toshiba said if I want to watch Sky Sports I should buy a 1366x768 panel!



Jeez, it's amazing the marketing lies they can get away with. Sky HD is 1920*1080. You are best viewing that on a 1920*1080 set, so no scaling is needed.

Their logic is based around the idea that 720p, which is 60fps by HD standards, would be more fluid for action stuff. Except that their set isn't 720p (1280*720), and no UK broadcaster or HD disc format uses 720p anyway.

Just assume that anything you see in marketing for HDTVs is complete crap or a brazen lie, and you'll be fine.

Original Poster

Toshiba said that when Sky Sports was rumoured to be @ 720p, that never happened, its 1080i just like the rest of the Sky HD chans afaik.

Happy to be proved wrong though...

schizoboy

Toshiba said that when Sky Sports was rumoured to be @ 720p, that never … Toshiba said that when Sky Sports was rumoured to be @ 720p, that never happened, its 1080i just like the rest of the Sky HD chans afaik.Happy to be proved wrong though...




You're not wrong :-) Not only that, pretty much everything is 1080i. All European broadcast HDTV is, HD-DVD is, Bluray is, even IPTV/VoD over the net so far has been. The only real sources of 720p you'll see are US caps of Prison Break/Lost, and the Xbox Live TV/movie download system (which is using 720 lines to lower bandwidth needs, as 1080 just takes too long to download).

However, Toshiba's marketing is still guff, even if we did have 720p here. Scaling 720p to 1366*768 is no better than scaling to 1920*1080. In fact, it's probably worse because it's a small fractional scale, whereas going to 1920*1080 is a straight and clean *1.5 in both dimensions.
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