Get ready for high-def now with Toshiba's sleek, silvery, and amazingly affordable 26HF85 widescreen HDTV-ready CRT television. The set houses bottom-mounted stereo speakers and a FST PURE flat picture tube, which looks great while minimizing image-degrading ambient light reflections. The 26-inch set offers an image 1 inch wider than you'd get from a 27-inch standard 4:3 aspect-ratio TV. It's as loaded with image technologies as it is with connections and conveniences, simplifying and enriching your home-theater experience.
DFine high-speed velocity-scan modulation improves definition at picture edges, creating sharper images by slowing the CRT (cathode-ray tube) beam's horizontal scanning during demanding work--say, when rendering transitions from light to dark parts of an image--and speeding it up when scanning easily rendered sections, like broad dark areas. A wideband video amplifier minimizes noise and distortion.
A 3D Y/C (4 MB, 10-bit) digital comb filter with Vertical Contour Correction processes RF and composite-video signals for a sharp, clean picture. This advanced filter significantly reduces detail noise, seen as shimmering or flicker, in complex or intricate scenes.
And, since not everything you watch will be high-definition in origin (wouldn't that be nice), CrystalScan HDSC upconverts all video signals (including 480i/p) to 1080i HD. This significantly reduces jagged-line artifacts for a smoother, more natural image. (Selectable 540p, for those who want a progressive-scan image from a progressive-scan source, is available through the onscreen menu.) CableClear DNR+ Digital Noise Reduction circuitry--selectable by input--optimizes poor NTSC signals from antenna or cable by eliminating video noise (snow).
The 26HF85 is loaded with connections of all stripes, including a HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) HDTV input, which gives you a pure, uncompressed video connection with your DTV receiver or set-top box (not included). HDMI supports standard-definition (SD), enhanced definition (ED), or high-definition (HD) video, plus multi-channel digital audio--all using a single cable. It transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports up to 8-channel digital audio, with bandwidth to spare to accommodate future enhancements and requirements.
BBE sound improves speech intelligibility and restores the dynamic range of compressed musical passages. The set comes with a 4-device illuminated universal remote control capable of operating DVD players.
What's in the Box
TV, remote control, batteries, a user's manual, and warranty information.